Samsung has been running two group of flagship devices in parallel for quite some time now. The Samsung Galaxy S group of smartphones are powerful and relatively compact, whereas the Galaxy Note series was primarily targeted at buyers who would like a multitasking device generally for work. The S Pen was and is still the defining feature of the Galaxy Note line when compared to Galaxy S models. Samsung has launched the most recent generation of Galaxy Note devices, called the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+. The unit pack a robust processor, an Infinity-O display, and improved S Pen functionality. Is Samsung’s biggest smartphone the very best that there surely is? We put the Galaxy Note 10+ to the test to discover.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ design
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ includes a new design and includes a new Infinity-O display. That is Samsung’s name for a panel with a hole for a front-facing camera. The theory is comparable to what we’ve seen on the Galaxy S10 series, but while those models had their camera holes in a single corner, on the Galaxy Note 10+ it really is right at the heart, near the top of the display. It wasn’t distracting to us, and we got used to its occurrence in a matter of hours.
What you would notice next about the Galaxy Note 10+ is its huge display which curves on the sides. In addition, it has thin bezels at the very top and the bottom, proclaiming to offer you a practically all-display look. The trunk of the phone can be manufactured from glass which curves on the sides. This design makes the telephone very comfortable to carry. It includes a metal frame sandwiched among these glass panels, and is pretty thin on the sides. The entire design of the telephone is just a little boxy, consistent with older Galaxy Note devices.
The proper side of these devices is totally bare, and all of the buttons are on the left side. This feels just a little odd at first, because the Galaxy Note 9 (Review), in addition to the Galaxy S10 series and practically almost every other modern-day smartphone has at least its power button on the proper. On the Galaxy Note 10+, the Bixby button continues to be on the left as before, nonetheless it can be used as the energy button. A brief tap will put the telephone into standby, while a long-press summons Bixby.
We’d trained ourselves never to hit the Bixby button of previous Samsung devices, which needed some unlearning to be achieved. You can transform the behaviour of the button to the original setting (a long-press showing power-off options) in the program. Samsung offers a software button in the quick toggles to change the Galaxy Note 10+ off.
The Aura Glow finish on the Galaxy Note 10+ is a fingerprint magnet
Samsung has positioned microphones at the top, plus a hybrid dual-SIM tray. In the bottom, the Galaxy Note 10+ gets the primary microphone, USB Type-C port, loudspeaker grille, and the S Pen silo. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ includes a quad-camera setup at the trunk, out which three sensors are located within a module and the fourth sensor is next to it along with an LED flash.
Yes, there is absolutely no 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10+. Samsung had mocked Apple during the past for removing the 3.5mm headphone jack, but recently removed each one of these advertisings from its website around enough time of the Galaxy Note 10 launch. Samsung does still ship AKG headphones in the box, and these now sport a USB Type-C connector. They sound very good, which means you will never have to buy a fresh headset.
You can purchase the Galaxy Note 10+ in either of three colours in India: Aura Glow, Aura Black, and Aura White. We’d the Aura Glow version for review, which elicited mixed opinions inside our office. It appears like a mirror finish and splits light into green, orange, and red when it bounces off the trunk. However, this is a fingerprint magnet and accumulates smudges very easily.
Samsung ships a transparent case in the box, which means you won’t have to bypass looking for just one. The charger given the Galaxy Note 10+ is rated at 25W – although phone supports fast charging up to 45W – and includes a USB Type-C port. Additionally you get yourself a charging cable with USB Type-C connectors on both ends. The Galaxy Note 10+ and the S Pen are both rated IP68 for dust and water resistance.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ specifications and software
The Galaxy Note 10+ happens to be the highest-end smartphone in Samsung’s stable, and the business of course says that it is the very best Note device yet. Samsung sells this phone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor in a few elements of the world, whereas, in India, it really is powered by the Exynos 9825. That is an upgrade over the Exynos 9820 that was used for the Galaxy S10 series. The Exynos 9825 can be an octa-core processor predicated 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.
The Galaxy Note 10+ gets 12GB of RAM, yes 12GB, and you will select from 256GB and 512GB of internal storage. We’d the 256GB variant for review, and over 220GB of space was free whenever we first arrange it. Unlike on the Galaxy Note 10, storage is expandable on the Galaxy Note 10+ and you will use a microSD card to include up to 1TB more space. This phone includes a hybrid dual-SIM tray, but we aren’t complaining because you reach least 256GB of storage to get started with.