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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review (early verdict): Size is really important

Samsung has discontinued its new Galaxy Note 10 series. For the first time in years, the South Korean company has launched more than one handset for the flagship Galaxy Note. While the deciding factor for most buyers is screen size, this is far from the only distinguishing feature between these two smartphones. But more on that later. The Galaxy Note 10 relies on a more conservative 6.3-inch display. It may seem strange to refer to a 6.3-inch display as conservative – after all, it's bigger than the Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 – but the incredible work of the Samsung R & D department is to frame the display Shrinking means that this really works Feel like a handy handset.

Before the launch of the Galaxy Unpacked, T3 had the chance to get a handle on the successors of the Galaxy Note 9. What follows are our first impressions on the handset. Shortly you will receive a detailed test with a star rating.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: Price, Release Date

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is available in three colors – Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura Pink. The Aura Glow is a shimmering mix of different colors. It is unbelievably reflective and appears in a different hue each time it captures the light.

In photographs, it may resemble the shimmering surfaces of the Huawei P30 series, but is not quite as pleasant. It's too reflective to really shimmer colors, which is a shame as the comparable Prism White color of the Galaxy S10 series, which was unveiled earlier this year, is stunning and proves that Samsung can insist with Huawei from head to toe when it comes to this look.

Today, August 7, pre-orders will be available online, and as of August 23, 2019, the first smartphones will be available on the High Street shelves. Galaxy Note 10 is available for the 4G model from £ 899 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in memory, while the Galaxy Note 10+ costs £ 999 for the 256GB version and £ 1,199 for the 5G-enabled handset 512 GB of memory and 12 GB of RAM reaches the maximum. [19659008] Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review "class =" expandable lazy-image lazy-image-loading lazyload optional-image "sizes =" auto "data-normal =" https://www.t3.com/missing-image. svg "data-src =" https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR-320-80.jpg "data-srcset =" https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR- 2560-80.jpg 2560w, https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR-1920-80.jpg 1920w, https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR-1680-80. jpg 1680w, https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR-1440-80.jpg 1440w, https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR-1366-80.jpg 1366w, https : //cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR-1280-80.jpg 1280w, https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR-1024-80.jpg 1024w, https: // cdn .mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR-768-80.jpg 768w, https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR-415-80.jpg 415w, https: //cdn.mos.cms .futurecdn.net / 2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwN AYtMfR-360-80.jpg 360w, https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR-320-80.jpg 320w "data-size =" auto "data-original-mos =" https: // cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR.jpg "data-pin-media =" https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2sg4MhdTmZVRYrwNAYtMfR.jpg "/>

(Photo credit: Samsung) [19659008] Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: Display, Design

If you hold the Galaxy Note 10 in your hand, it just feels right . Sure, streaming the latest Netflix series, which everyone is talking about, would undoubtedly be more fun on the Note 10+'s 6.8-inch display, but it's really worth the effort To put display in the bag? this size brings with it every day? After a while with the Galaxy Note 10, we are not convinced.

Samsung has done a phenomenal job cutting off the aperture around the 10 note AMOLED display. The flagship phone now has a screen share of 93.2%. The body-to-body ratio has risen from the 83.9% mark. This is the difference between the bulky, cumbersome and handy device. As with the Galaxy S10 series, a user interface deserves a lot of credit.

Android Pie-based software is designed to simplify the operation of large-scale smartphone screens, especially with one hand. To do this, One UI moves all of the UI elements that you really need to interact with – buttons, toggles, menu items – into the bottom third of the touchscreen, where they are easily accessible, even to users with smaller hands.

Imagine it like the Availability feature a few years ago, with the entire screen being temporarily moved to the bottom half of the ad, but for a entire user applies interface. Even if you swipe on the notification shadow, the quick action is pushed down so far that you do not have to do any thumb exercises to hit the correct icon.

The weirdly titled titles on the top of the screen look pretty weird – surely Samsung could have found something better than bringing WordArt up any menu title like an overeager year 7 to do its homework ? However, paying for a generous 6.3-inch display, which is convenient to use on the go, is a low price.

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With the Galaxy Note 10, Samsung has reworked the Infinity O design and the O-shaped recess (hence the name) for the front camera repositioned. While the Galaxy S10 series has closed the gap in the upper right corner of the screen and the Galaxy A8s closes the gap in the upper left corner, the Galaxy Note 10 loudly and proudly carries its embedded camera to dead center. At least there is no dual camera like the Galaxy S10 Plus, which takes up a lot of space and feels like a burst of dead pixels has started in the corner of your screen. For our money, the new design is a little better. The new pinhole camera does not stand in the way of the small system icons in the left and right top corners of each Android smartphone. And if the notch on the iPhone X has taught us something, then it's very very easy to get used to an intervention in the center of the screen.

What the cycloptic Note 10 can not do It's fair to say it's beautiful – a word that could definitely be used for earlier iterations in the Galaxy Note series.

Unlocking the Galaxy Note 10 is done with a built-in ultrasonic fingerprint scanner – just like the Galaxy S10 series. Samsung has pushed the sensor a bit further up this time, so it takes a much more natural position in holding the phone. Unfortunately, we could not thoroughly test the accuracy or speed of the fingerprint scanner, but we were impressed with how well the technology works on the S10 – even though the screen was covered in rain.

  Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Test

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: Camera

Selfies on the Galaxy Note 10 are captured by a 10MP camera with f / 2.2 processed. In our short time with the handset, the photos of the front-facing camera looked good – with many details that survived more than a few changes before being published on social media. Like the Galaxy S10 Plus, the Galaxy Note 10 supports live-focus images from the front-facing camera so you can add a bokeh-style artificial blur behind your face.

Samsung has also included some crazy looks for those who want to stand out from the endless sea of ​​bokeh-filled selfies, including a new "glitch" effect that gives the background the appearance of a poorly groomed VHS. with tracking and stuttering colors. It's something you probably will not use that often, but it's still an entertaining innovation.

Because it is completely software-based, it is possible that these new effects will be applied to the Galaxy S10 Plus and the Galaxy S10 5G, which already provides a number of similar effects for the depth detection feature, including zoom and whirl.

Unlike Google Pixel 3, there are no ultra-wide-angle selfies to be found here. So, if you are vacationing with a large group of friends, you will need to use either a timer, the remote control included with the S Pen, or a selfie stick.

However, it is on the back of Note 10, where you will find the most important changes, especially for those upgrading from Grade 9 or older. The Touch 10 features a 3-camera system that combines a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with the same variable-iris technology as the Galaxy S10, allowing the camera to instinctively switch between f / 1.4 and f / 2.4 for taking pictures in difficult lighting conditions, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a field of view of 123 ° and finally a 12-megapixel tele-camera, the 2x optical zoom and live Focus shots supported. [19659002] If this list sounds familiar to you, it's because it's the same mix of ultrafast telephoto and dual aperture found on the Galaxy S10 Plus – you'll find exactly the same photo options, including The Artificially Adjustable Bokeh Blurs Live Focus Photos.

Like the selfie camera, you'll also get the same Live Focus options on the backside setup, including glitches and circles that create circular bokeh blurs behind the camera subject. Like the Galaxy S10 5G, the Note 10 can also apply these Live Focus effects in real-time to video. Unlike its predecessor, the new flagship handles the effect using software, though the results were very impressive in our short 10-note period.

Samsung says the Touch 10 was designed to add artificial bokeh behind people and objects, so you do not have to confine yourself to faces, such as: For example, the software-controlled solution in portrait mode of the iPhone XR.

  Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Test

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We'll spend a lot more time with the 10 touch and its triple camera to understand what it's capable of the first signs are very, very promising. Photos are full of details – though not quite as sharp as a pixel 3. As you expect from Samsung, the images are warmer and livelier than those of the competition of Google and Apple.

Unfortunately, Note 10 lacks the new patented DepthVision camera you'll find on the back of the 10+ note. This includes two separate sensors and is different from the flight time sensor of the Galaxy S10 5G. According to Samsung, the new Propriety system should offer a better blur in bokeh style behind the subject in photos and videos.

It should also provide more accurate results when measuring distances or bringing computer-generated objects with augmented reality (AR) into the real world. Apps.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: S Pen

The Galaxy Note without S Pen would simply not be the Galaxy Note. The brand pen is updated with the latest handset only to a modest extent. The biggest new feature is Air Gestures, where you can use the six-axis sensors built into the S Pen to control functions of the phone by moving it in the air, such as a car. For example, a Nintendo Wii controller.

Hold Press the button integrated into the shaft of the S Pen and move it up to switch between the front and rear view camera. This is equivalent to a trainee assistant at Hogwarts. Coupled with the ability to use the S Pen to turn off the shutter release last year, the Galaxy Note 10's rear-facing camera is completely hands-free.

In our short time with the Galaxy Note 10, Air Gestures seemed pretty gimmicky. The technology itself works well and it's amazing how much Smart Samsung is now able to push into the slim pen … but when did you last want to switch between the rear camera and the selfie camera by clicking snap your finger a few feet away from your handset? Yes, we do not either.

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More interesting is that Samsung Air opens gestures for third-party developers In the coming months, some fascinating new applications will emerge in the Play Store. If the team behind Harry Potter: Wizards Unite integrates the pen gestures to achieve a truly immersive wand action, this could easily make the Galaxy Note 10 the final version of the mobile sensation.

While the S Pen included with the Note 9 provided the ability to remotely control keynote presentations, due to the 30-minute battery life, you had to make some thorough adjustments to your TED talk to take advantage of the new feature. This time it was fixed. Delivered with the Galaxy Note 10, the updated S Pen has an impressive 10-hour battery life and can be recharged in just 6 minutes.

Finally, Samsung has added a new pen feature called AR Doodles. As the name implies, you can use the S-pen to scribble on all the faces displayed in the viewfinder with the hand-drawn crowns, eyeglasses, facial and probably funny genitals. Samsung keeps the drawing as it moves. AR Doodle can be used for both photos and videos.

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It's a funny little feature and a great demo for the handset, but it works something at odds with productivity and business Focus of the Galaxy Note series.

In other words, even those of us who are the most spreadsheets have to turn off every now and then and when they draw glasses on a colleague's face. When you make sure they move around the room, you can strike a balance between work and personal life and achieve more power for you.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Review: Specifications, Other Features

As you'd expect For the flagship of the Galaxy Note series, the [10959004] finish under the Touch 10's bonnet is a breeze. The next generation phone is powered by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in memory. There is also a 3,500 mAh battery that Samsung says is more than enough to power the handset all day long and late into the evening. This is mainly due to the energy efficiency of the new seven-nanometer Exynos 9825 chipset.

Unfortunately only the larger Note 10+ has a microSD card for expandable memory. So if you want to increase the memory by 1 TB, you have to opt for the more expensive 6.8-inch model. Given that this is supposed to be that's a bit disappointing. Of course, 256 GB of built-in memory is not something to enjoy, but the lack of expandable memory means that the handset is not as future-proof as some of the previous Galaxy Note entries.

Elsewhere, Note 10 includes AKG-tuned sound that is loud enough to enjoy a YouTube video without headphones. Wireless PowerShare – which allows you to charge Galaxy Buds or any other Qi-compatible device by placing it on the back of the handset. The dust resistance and support for Wi-Fi 6, that is, you are future-proof, as your home and business Work routines will be updated in the coming years.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes with a 25 W quick charger in the box Now supports up to 15 W of fast wireless with the right Qi wireless pads. So there are many options to charge the handset quickly. Unfortunately, only the more expensive 10+ touches the brand-new, super-fast, wired 45-watt charger, which claims Samsung can charge enough battery for a full day with only 30 minutes on the wall.

  Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review

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It's a little disappointing to see that the Galaxy Note 10 misses so many of the features of its more expensive cousin. It would be better if the only deciding factor between the two handsets of the Galaxy Note 10 series would be. Which screen size do you prefer? How important is the size of the handset itself? With the 6.8-inch Galaxy Note 10+, you'll also benefit from a brand new DepthVision camera system for enhanced AR, expandable memory, a larger, faster-charging battery, more memory, and more built-in memory storage.

One thing the Galaxy Note 10 and the 10+ have in common is a missing 3.5mm headphone jack. Yes, it's true – after Apple and other competitors have been derided for years for dropping the audio port, Samsung has dropped its once ubiquitous line. The company claims to have removed the connector as more space was needed inside the handset for the battery life of the new slim frame. OnePlus has used a similar excuse in the past.

We will thoroughly test the battery life in our extensive test to see if this argument contains water … but in the meantime, the missing connection is so common days that you probably do not have time. In the box, Samsung will insert a pair of AKG headphones with USB-C cable, but no dongle. Of course, this can be bought separately in the Samsung Store, but the extra purchase can frustrate people with wired 3.5mm headphones when they are looking for a new phone.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: Our early verdict

The Galaxy Note series has always been synonymous with uncompromising performance, brand recognition and mammoth appeal Screen size known. But the new compact design takes note 10 for the first time and just feels right. Samsung is known for putting some pretty out-there designs on the envelope – the widespread mockery of the Phablet – size of the first Galaxy Note, the cynicism surrounding the first Edge version with curved glass display, just a few to call. However, by far the most innovative aspect of the Galaxy Note 10 is the restraint .

The smaller footprint – especially thanks to the Infinity-O design and the One UI operating system – is infinitely more manageable than the gigantic grade 10+. As a result, recording and using is more entertaining.

If you choose this superior, smaller size, you'll have to skip a few key features found on the more expensive Galaxy Note 10+, including increased battery life, expandable memory, brand new DepthVision camera system, more RAM, faster wired charging and support for 5G networks Note 10+. Overall, however, it seems that owners of a Grade 10 will have an uncompromising experience over those of the Grade 10+.

In our short time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, we were deeply impressed.

It's a beautiful smartphone with a stunning edge-to-edge display, some interesting new camera ticks and some serious firepower. However, it's a shame that those who choose the Grade 10 instead of the Galaxy Note 10+ will not just miss a bit more than just the extra screen space. Especially because the Galaxy Note 10 is a better overall package.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: News, Updates

Since the release of our Galaxy Note 10 review, several new details about the Samsung mobile have become known. We'll keep you up to date on the latest updates if your opinion on the handset changes …

August 13, 2019: Samsung has now confirmed the Galaxy Note 10+ will be only shipped with a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box – not the USB-C to USB-A cable that came with the Galaxy Note 9. What does that mean? If you do not have a laptop or desktop computer with a USB-C port on hand, you will have difficulty connecting your shiny new Samsung phone to it. This also means that you can not connect the charging cable to an old USB A wall plug, which you probably took from previous purchases. It's not a deal breaker, but it could mean that you want to put a separate cable or adapter in your shopping cart when you check out.

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