Samsung believes you'll fall in love with the Galaxy Note 10 because it features a beautiful design, a glowing display, S Pen productivity tricks, and a rear-view camera with three lenses. And while some of these things range from very nice (the design, display) to decent (the camera) to tricky (the new S-Pen features), none of this is the real reason why you're getting $ 949 for the new one Phablet should spend.  No, the real reason is the battery life.
Here at Tom's Guide, we guide every smartphone we review through our custom battery test. We set the screen brightness of the device to 150 nits and force it to load web pages endlessly until the battery is completely discharged.
The average life of a handset in this test is 1
Battery life of the Galaxy Note 10 compared to competing phones
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10||14:33|
|Huawei P30 Pro||12:53|
|Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus||12:35|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus||11:46|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 9||11:26|
|Apple iPhone XS Max||10:38  OnePlus 7 Pro||9:31|
|Google Pixel 3 XL  9:30|
For an idea of how this compares to other flagships, the next competitor is the Huawei P30 Pro, that turned on at 12:53 clock. The Galaxy S10 Plus arrives at 12:35. Even the larger 6.8-inch Galaxy Note 10 Plus with a 800 mAh larger battery than the standard model lasted less and gave up the fight after 11 hours and 46 minutes. (We're in the process of retesting the Plus model to be sure.)
The only phone that Tom's Guide has recently tested and dwarfed the 10 mark was Motorola's G7 performance $ 249, which delivered 15 hours and 35 minutes. However, the G7 Power is a low-end Android phone with a power-efficient processor and a 70% larger battery than the Samsung Phablet.
And if you ask yourself, If Apple's biggest, nastiest iPhone did better then it does not. The iPhone XS Max only turned at 10:38. Maybe Apple's iPhone 11 Pro will improve that – we'll find out when the phone will hit the market in a few weeks.
It's not just the longevity that impresses us with the Touch 10 battery – it's also how quickly it recharges. The Note 10 is Samsung's first phablet to support the company's new 25-watt Super Fast Charging specification at the factory. With this module, the Note 10 can reach a capacity of almost 50% after half an hour plugging in. If you need even more speed – and we certainly will not blame you – Samsung will soon be offering a faster 45W charging kit.
The Touch 10 can also be charged and charged wirelessly at speeds up to 15W. Other devices also use Samsung's PowerShare wireless feature. Since the phone is so efficient, you definitely have a little more juice for a pair of Galaxy Buds.
After all, there are more than a few good reasons to choose the Galaxy Note 10 as the next device – which is why it has landed on our list of the best smartphones available today. We love the way Samsung has packaged a massive AMOLED panel and plenty of storage space into a very pluggable form factor, and the cameras are not bad either (even if they are not top of the class). However, the battery life of the phone is what really sets it apart.