Did you get the decked-out Note 10+ or the compact Note 10?

Did you get the decked-out Note 10+ or the compact Note 10?
Samsung just released the biggest shakeup to its Note line of S Pen stylus-laden phones a few days ago on US carriers, and the 10 and 10+ are already flying off the shelves way better than the Note 9 fared.

It's the first time Samsung is releasing three different Note 10 models in a lot of markets, when we count the 5G version, and while this might be a surprise for some to read, we've been hearing speculation that this will be the case since the spring. The initial rumor was that Samsung is outing a Note 10, 10+, and extra 5G-equipped models because its focus groups in Europe showed preferences for smaller handsets, but we see that theory debunked as the company announced the Verizon-exclusive Note 10+ 5G model which is obviously meant for the US market.

We actually welcome Samsung's decision to put a 1080p display on the smaller Note 10, as the display's pixel density and sharpness to the eye of the beholder will be enough, all the while 1080p phones last 20-30% more than 1440p phones on a charge when normalized for the battery capacity. Thus, the Note 10 has smilar to the 10+ battery life despite the smaller pack, and we can redirect our attention to the finer points of the design.

How about ? To put the raw 5.94 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm) dimension numbers in perspective, Note 10 will be the most compact flagship out there. What, 1080p phones can't be true flagships you say? Our cold, hard calculations return 91% screen-to-body ratio which is a record among brand-name phones in our database. It turns out that all those rumors how Samsung has managed to significantly shrink the top bezel were true. The Note 10 is, in fact, smaller than the already compact LG G8, all the while it has a larger display.

Here we arrive at the kicker - the Galaxy Note 10 will be negligibly larger than the Galaxy S10 yet has a larger display, increasingly blurring the range of what's possible in "all-screen" designs. What's even better, this most humble for the screen diagonal footprint comes courtesy of a narrow body, in addition to the shaved-off top bezel, so the Note 10 is shaping up to be the perfect fit in your hand, as far as 6+ inchers go. 

It does, however, omit the microSD card slot that its larger sibling, the Note 10+, has in its hybrid SIM tray, has no 512GB version, and Samsung could have put a larger battery in there to make it last as much as Chinese juggernauts with 1080p panels like the P30 Pro. This is why we wanted to ask which of the two new Notes you picked up from your carrier - the souped-up Note 10+ or the novel compact entry in the Note line of S-Pen-laden Samsung handsets.

Did you get the decked-out Note 10+ or the compact Note 10?

I got the Note 10
I got the Note 10+
I got the Note 10+ 5G

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Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2280 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy Note 10+
  • Display 6.8 inches
    3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Quad camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 12GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4300 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI



21. Poptart2828

Posts: 518; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Was debating to get the note 5g but then came along that nex 3 and now that's the one I'm getting.

20. geordie8t1

Posts: 337; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

i got the note 10 plus, 4g model, wont get 5g in my city for at least 5 years if history repeats, 256gb and 12gb ram is a monster, selling my mate 20 x, samsungs are just easier to use for me and this is a beast

19. pimpin83z

Posts: 630; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Got the 10+, wife got the 10. Her phone is actually a great size but I prefer the SD card & better camera.

13. ECPirate37

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I went with the Plus and I'm extremely happy with it. My Mate 20 Pro still has better photos SOMETIMES but I'm super impressed with what Samsung has done with the camera. The feel of the phone is great. It actually feels perfect for my hand, but I have bigger hands. I was surprised I liked it better than my Mate 20 Pro (which I liked better than my Samsung Galaxy S8+ even though they were identical size, but the Mate 20 Pro has a little more weight which made it feel sturdy. All in all, this is my first Samsung phone that I have felt knocked it out of the Park. It's only my 2nd note. Honestly can't remember the last one, I think it was the 6. It was glitchy so I sent it back and got the LG V10. (In hindsight, as much as I loved my LG V10, the way that one had boot loop issues FOUR times, I wish I had stuck with Galaxy Note.

12. MsPooks

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

10+. It's the REAL Note 9 upgrade.

16. oldskool50 unregistered

I have 512GB+400GB microSD. I dont need the extra cameras and I still have my jack The 10+ is somewhat of an upgrade. But not enough. I will wait for the next model. Plus my Note 9s were a BOGO. VWZ asking for you to buy Not 10+ 5G to get Note 10 free or a discount on the other too. Not good enough for me. Nothing beats 2 phones for the price of one.

11. OneLove123

Posts: 1308; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I got both.:)

9. oldskool50 unregistered

The Note 10, replaces the Note 9. It's not "compact". It shouldn't even be called the "smaller" sibling, because its roughly the same size as last years model. They simply made a bigger one. Funny how other phones that have a "plus" model, have never been referred too as "smaller". Again, it is so amazing the choice of words used by the writers here when it comes to Samsung, that are NEVER used on anyone else. Just shows the outright bias and animosity to a company that has done nothign except try to advance technology and they are mad because they are damn good at it; and everyone else are just copy-cats.

23. DeanMachine

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

The note 10 plus is the same size as the note 9, the note 10 is smaller and the same size as the s10

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4410; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Loving the new 10 +. Missed the heft and s pen when I went to the s10+.

3. flakko

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 21, 2017

Lol "compact"

15. pimpin83z

Posts: 630; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

It's definitely compact compared to: Previous Note models One Plus 7 Pro iPhone XS Max S10+ Note 10+ Nice try though.

2. notfair

Posts: 783; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

please be fair and add the neither or none option to see what people really think.

4. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You have the choice of not voting ( as Apple users stated whenever a similar option wasn't present on an Apple oriented poll and someone complained)

8. oldskool50 unregistered

Why? The poll is for those who actually bought the phone. if you didn't or are not going too, then the poll simply doesn't apply to you. The poll is fair! They just want to know what model you purchase. if you didn't, you don't need to vote at all. It's just that simple.

1. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

4th option stay with note 9. Most gimmicks upgrade.

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1118; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Right, nothing crazy special to take me from the 9. Figured I'd wait for the 11 or even the 12, with the hopes of Samsung and AMD's partnership being fleshed out by then

10. mahima

Posts: 745; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Option 5. Note 8 still rocks

18. pimpin83z

Posts: 630; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

I upgraded to the 10+ from the Note 8. The 10+ rocks more.

14. CantEvenWin

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 24, 2019

Note 8 to Note 9 was a worse upgrade. I waited. Note 10+ is great.

22. Krjal

Posts: 444; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Yeah, definitely sticking with my Note 9. I don't want to downgrade for 3% better battery life.

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