Samsung Galaxy Note 10/10+ Hands-on: Is two better than one? [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10/10+ Hands-on: Is two better than one? [Video]

The Samsung Galaxy Note 1o and Note 10+ were finally officially unveiled yesterday. Consumer reaction has been quite a bit different than previous Note launches. A lot of people are not terribly impressed with what Samsung had to show off, even though they added a new addition to the Note family. Pocketnow’s Jaime Rivera and XDA TV’s TK Bay had a chance to get their hands on both new Notes.

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Samsung took an approach that has become pretty common in recent years. Instead of launching just one phone, they split the Note into two sizes. We saw the same thing with the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e. But Samsung already had two versions of the same phone, they were just separated by 6 months and different names.

Jaime talks about how the rumors missed the mark on what is important about the Galaxy Note 10 series. Samsung focused on four areas: Power, Productivity, Creativity, and Performance. It’s interesting to hear Samsung not talk as much about specs when that has been the core component of the Note series. They ditched the headphone jack and the faster charging feature requires a separate charger. So does more models mean a better Note? Check out both full videos below to see the hands-on.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
Display Type 6.3-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, 19:9, 60hz 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display, 19:9, 60hz
Size 71.8 x 151.0 x 7.99mm, 168g 77.2 x 162.33 x 7.9mm, 196g
Display Color Palette HDR10+ HDR10+
System-on-chip Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9825 Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9825
RAM Capacity 8GB (LPDDR4X), 12GB (5G only) 12GB (LPDDR4X)
Storage Capacity 256GB UFS 3.0 256GB/512GB UFS 3.0 + MicroSD slot up to 1TB
Speaker System
  • Stereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKG
  • Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology
  • Stereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKG
  • Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology
Headphone Jack
  • No
  • Active Noise Cancelling USB C earbuds in the box
  • No
  • Active Noise Cancelling USB C earbuds in the box
Front Camera 10MP 2PD AF F2.2 (80°) 10MP 2PD AF F2.2 (80°)
Rear Cameras Triple Camera

  • Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°)
  • Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°)
  • Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°)
Quad Camera

  • Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°)
  • Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°)
  • Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°)
  • DepthVision Camera: VGA
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh 4300 mAh
Wireless Charging Yes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Power Share 15W Yes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Power Share 15W
Fast Charging
  • Yes, Samsung SuperFast Charging, 45W PD
  • 25W charger in box
  • Yes, Samsung SuperFast Charging, 45W PD
  • 25W charger in box
Biometrics Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint scanner Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint scanner
Water and Dust Resistance IP 68 IP 68
Software Android 9 Pie with One UI Android 9 Pie with One UI

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