Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus: review, differences, price

Samsung again surprised this year. The Galaxy Note 10 family, the manufacturer, was introduced yesterday.

announced the version of Note 10 and Note 10 Plus,which in fact have a similar filling, but differ in size. True, there are still several differences. We will not torment you with minutes of expectations, right now we are immersed in a full review of new products.

Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ review

The new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus smartphones -this is a huge step forward in terms of style. For the most part, they have many similarities in appearance with the Galaxy S10, but at the same time, the manufacturer still retained the traditional rectangular shape of the case, which looks very appropriate and advantageous in this case. It is noteworthy that both phones have very thin frames around the perimeter of the display. The front camera hole is located at the top of the display in the center.

Naturally, the build quality of both versionshas premium quality. Stylishly curved glass front and back and a thin polished aluminum frame that connects them together. As for colors, there are some nuances that are worth mentioning. Apparently, the most common version will be the blue version of Aura Glow, which, depending on the light and angle, tends to cast in other shades. There are also versions of Aura White and Aura Black, which look no less excellent. There will be more options for Aurora Pink and Red for Note 10 and Aurora Blue for Note 10+, but they will vary depending on the country.

Differences Note 10 from Note 10 Plus

As already mentioned, essentially both versionsidentical, but there are several exclusive features of the Note 10 Plus that take it a bit forward. The first is the microSD card slot. The second is the ToF depth sensor, which is used in the camera. The lack of these functions, I think, will not be a big loss for many of you.

Well, of course, two brothers differ in size anddimensions. Galaxy Note 10 is a more compact version of Note 10 Plus. Below we provide a more detailed table comparing technical features.

Specifications, Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Android 9 Pie, Samsung One UI
Android 9 Pie, Samsung One UI

151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm, 167 grams
162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm, 196 grams

Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, Pink
Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White

6.3 inch Dynamic AMOLED
6.8 inch Dynamic AMOLED

Screen resolution
1080 x 2280
1440 x 3040

Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825
Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825

8 GB
12 GB

256 GB UFS 3.0
256GB or 512GB, UFS 3.0

microSD support

12MP f / 1.5-f / 2.4, OIS

12MP 2x telephoto 52mm, f / 2.1, OIS

16MP ultra-wide 13mm, f / 2.2
12MP f / 1.5-f / 2.4, OIS

12MP 2x telephoto 52mm, f / 2.1, OIS

16MP ultra-wide 13mm, f / 2.2

Tof depth sensor

10 MP
10 MP

3500 mAh
4300 mAh

Up to 25 watts via USB-C, supports wireless charging
Up to 45 W via USB-C (comes with a 25 W adapter included), supports wireless charging

Camera and S Pen

The triple main camera in both models has no changes compared to the Galaxy S10. However, there are some new features that make them more fun to use.

The first is Live Focus Video. Live Focus is Samsung's name for portrait mode, and the fun part is that now you can use it for video. Theoretically, this might work a little better on the Note 10 Plus due to the optional ToF (flight time) sensor, which provides more depth information for the phone to use when trying to separate an object from the background.

Another fun novelty is AR Doodle: You can draw an object using the S Pen, and the drawings will move with the movement of the person. For example, you can draw funny ears or mustaches on your face, and they will move with them. As they say, the possibilities are endless ...

Another key feature of the Note series- The all-new S Pen stylus, which now has an aluminum construction with a solid body and several new functional features. For example, S Pen air gestures that allow you to remotely control the camera. You can press the S Pen button and then rotate it up or down to switch between the front and rear cameras. You can do the same, but horizontally, and this will allow you to switch between camera modes.

Samsung has updated its Notes app, sonow he has more options. The new handwriting recognition feature allows you to convert even the most illegible text into print, which can then be exported to various formats, including MS Word.

And for those who not only record notes, but alsowants to show his artistic potential on this beautiful display, now there is the opportunity to enlarge and reduce the drawings, allowing you to accurately work on the fine details.

Performance 5G

The new Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus work onthe latest 7 nm Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9825 chipsets. As usual, Note 10 devices sold in the United States will be equipped with the Snapdragon chipset, while the new Samsung Exynos 9825 model will appear on international models. Both processors should be powerful enough without significant differences in performance.

One thing that will be slightly different betweenNote 10 and 10 Plus, this is RAM. The younger version comes with 8 GB of RAM, Note 10 Plus - 12 GB of RAM. Another spec that is becoming more and more important this year is 5G. As with the S10 5G, Samsung will launch a special version of Note 10 Plus that will support 5G, and this particular model will be available for purchase in markets where carriers offer 5G networks.

Price and sales start

Samsung Galaxy Note has never been a cheap device, it would be absurd. However, given the rising prices for smartphones, it’s clear that the price tag can be quite exciting for us.

Galaxy Note 10 256 GB - $ 950

Galaxy Note 10 Plus 256 GB - $ 1,100

Galaxy Note 10 Plus 512 GB - $ 1,200

Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G - $ 1,300

Note 10 and Note 10 Plus should go on salein most markets on August 23, and pre-orders will begin on August 8. You will have enough time to think about whether or not to part with these $ 1000.

In Russia, the price for the Galaxy Note 10 starts at 76,990 rubles, for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus - from 89,990 rubles.

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