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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Review

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Full Specifications

General

BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy Note 10+
Release date7th August 2019
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)162.30 x 77.20 x 7.90
Weight (g)196.00
IP ratingIP68
Battery capacity (mAh)4300
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColoursAura Black, Aura Glow, Aura White

Display

Screen size (inches)6.80
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1440×3040 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)498

Hardware

Processor1.9GHz octa-core (4×1.9GHz + 2×2.4GHz + 2×2.7GHz)
Processor makeSamsung Exynos 9825
RAM12GB
Internal storage256GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)1000

Camera

Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.5-2.4) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 12-megapixel (f/2.1) + 0.3-megapixel
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Rear flashYes
Front camera10-megapixel (f/2.2)
Front autofocusYes

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie
SkinOne UI

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Number of SIMs2
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10+ DESIGN

The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ comes with a new design and has a unique Infinity-O display. The design is similar to the S10 series as it also has a camera but on the corner of the screen and on the Note+ you can see the camera in the centre of the display. This Infinity-O display won’t distract you.

Galaxy Note 10+ has a huge display which curves on the sides. It has thin bezels on both top and bottom of the phone. The backside of the phone gives you a premium look as it is made of glass. It also has curves on the sides. This phone is very comfortable to hold. The overall design of the phone is very good and gives you a premium feel.

BUTTON PLACEMENT

The right side of the phone is completely empty, and all the buttons are placed on the left side. This feels a little odd at first. On the Galaxy Note 10+, you will get the Bixby button on the left side, but you can also use this button as the power button. Taping the button lets the phone move down in standby mode and the long press allows you to use Bixby feature.

The behaviour of the buttons can be changed to the traditional setting.

The microphone is placed on the top of the device with a hybrid dual sim tray. The primary microphone, USB Type-C port, loudspeaker grille, and the S Pen are placed on the bottom of the phone. Galaxy Note 10+ comes with a four-camera at the back. Three sensors are placed in a single module and the fourth sensor is next to it the LED flash.

3.5mm Headphone jack is missing in this device. But Samsung gives you an AKG headphone in the box, with a USB Type-C connector. The sound quality is very good and you don’t need to buy another headphone.

COLOURS

You will get three colours options in India: Aura Glow, Aura Black, and Aura White. Aura Glow looks like a mirror finish and splits light into green, orange, and red when it bounces off the back.

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BOX CONTENTS

Samsung gives you a transparent case in the box. Galaxy Note 10+ charger is rated at 25W — although the phone supports fast-charging up to 45W — and has a USB Type-C port. Galaxy Note 10+ comes with a charging cable with USB Type-C connectors. Both devices Galaxy Note10+ and the S Pen are rated IP68 for dust and water resistance.

SOFTWARE AND SPECIFICATIONS

Samsung claims that Galaxy Note10+ is the highest-end smartphone in the Note series. Samsung powered this phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor in some parts of the world, but, in India, Samsung powered this device by the Exynos 9825. This is an upgrade over the Exynos 9820 which was used for Samsung in the previous Galaxy S10 series. Octa-core processor is used which is based on a 7nm process with two custom cores clocked at 2.7GHz, two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.4GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.9GHz.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ comes with 12GB of RAM and you can choose between 256GB and 512GB of internal storage. You can expand the storage on the Galaxy Note 10+ and for this, you have to use a microSD card to add up to 1TB more space. The hybrid dual-SIM tray is placed at the top of the phone.

You will get 4G as well as VOLTE on both the sims. You will get Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and four satellite navigation systems. Samsung Galaxy Note10+ is powered with a 4,300mAh battery. You will get a 45W fast charging support along with wireless charging 2.0 as well as wireless reverse charging, Samsung calls this Wireless PowerShare.

DISPLAY

Samsung has used a huge 6.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a QHD+ resolution for this device. Resolutions can be changed. This Super AMOLED panel is also HDR10+ certified. You can choose between two display modes, Vivid and Natural.

Samsung has combined this display with stereo speakers. The earpiece doubles up like the second speaker. The Galaxy Note 10+ supports Dolby Atmos. You can select between different audio profiles and if you want you can select it at auto.

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You will get an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor in Galaxy Note 10+. It unlocks the smartphone very quickly. I found it to be well-positioned and useful too. You can unlock this phone with the help of face unlock.

The Galaxy Note 10+ comes with Android Pie and the latest version of UI. It has an app drawer, and when you swipe right from the home screen it takes you to Bixby Home. Samsung, Google, as well as Microsoft gives some preinstalled apps on this smartphone, along with Facebook and Netflix. My Galaxy app kept pushing spammy notifications, which you can disable.

Gaming Mode

Samsung’s Game Launcher collects all your installed games together. You can choose between three modes which are “Focus on Power Saving”, “Balanced”, and “Focus on Performance” for all games. By default, the phone is set to Focus on Performance.

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Other Features

Digital Wellbeing mode is also present on the Samsung Galaxy Note10+. UI has the traditional three-button navigation layout, but you can switch to swipe-based gesture navigation.

Samsung has worked with Microsoft to add a new feature called Link to Windows. This app lets you connect the device to a Windows PC so that you can access text messages, notifications, and recent photos, etc.

Samsung’s Dex feature now works on both Windows PC or Mac simply by connecting the Note 10+ to it using a USB cable. You have to download the Samsung Dex app on the Windows/ Mac machine to use this feature.

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Samsung Galaxy Note10+ S Pen

So talking about the S Pen, which distinguishes the Note series from all other Samsung smartphones. This time the S Pen is thin as compared to the previous one which we have seen. It connects to the Galaxy Note 10+ via Bluetooth and the S Pen charges automatically when it is in its silo.

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You can jot down the stuff quickly by pulling out the S Pen from its silo when the screen is off. So that you can take notes. When you pull out the S Pen it automatically launches Air Command, which lists all the different actions you can perform with it. There is also an option of Smart Select which lets you select content on the screen to share directly. AR Doodle switches the cameras. PenUp option allows you to draw using the S Pen. This device is now able to recognize and transcribe what is written in the notes, with the help of optical character recognition. This makes your handwritten text searchable as well as readable.

Over the generations, Samsung has added more and more Air Features to the S Pen, giving it more functionality as compared to the S Pen that we have seen on the Note 9. The button on the S Pen can also be used as a shutter button for the camera app, but now using gestures you can switch between the primary and the front selfie camera, you can also change camera modes, zoom in, and zoom out.

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PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ offers stunning performance. We never wait for anything to load, and even heavy apps were quick to load thanks to the 12GB Ram. With 12GB of RAM, multitasking is a breeze even with multiple apps running in the background. We opened over 45 apps on the device and doesn’t notice any kind of lag.

Note 10+ display has good viewing angles and it automatically gets bright when we are outdoors. The display support for HDR10+ and you can enjoy HDR videos. The speakers are quite loud, and the stereo effect adds to the experience.

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We played PUBG Mobile on the smartphone, and all the settings were set to high, and the phone showed no signs of lags. We played for 20 minutes at these settings and the device get slightly warm to the touch. The device dropped a 6 per cent battery at that time, which is acceptable. The Infinity-O display was not an issue while playing PUBG Mobile.

BATTERY LIFE

Samsung Galaxy Note10+ comes with a 4300mAh battery, which delivers good battery life. In the HD video loop test, the Galaxy Note 10+ managed to run for 17 hours, 9 minutes.

You can charge the phone quickly with the help of bundled 25W charger, which can charge the Galaxy Note 10+ fully in a little over an hour.

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FINAL WORDS

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is currently the best smartphone in India, and it is the new flagship phone by Samsung. This smartphone has a stunning display, quad cameras, and lots of software enhancements. You will also notice the hole at the top of the display.

samsung galaxy note10+

Samsung has added some new functionality to the S Pen in the form of Air Actions. The S Pen is very useful as a remote shutter button for the camera, the other gestures feel quite gimmicky. The Galaxy Note 10+ gives you good battery life, with the use of fast charging.

You have to pay Rs. 79,999 for 12GB of RAM, and 256GB storage , and Rs. 89,999 for top-end variant which is 12GB RAM, and 512GB storage . Galaxy Note 10+ seems too expensive. However, in terms of performance, software and hardware package isn’t exorbitantly overpriced. If you have enough money and you want to use the latest technology and you don’t mind spending much money, the Galaxy Note 10+ is one of the best devices that money can buy at the moment.

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I hope my Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Review is helpful for you.

I will be glad to know if you have any questions regarding this phone or about anything in the comment box below.

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