Galaxy Note 10 vs 10+ specs and price comparison

Galaxy Note 10 vs 10+ specs and price comparison
Samsung took centerstage today to announce the biggest shakeup to its Note line of S Pen stylus-laden phones in recent memory. We now have the complete specs sheet of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ champs, and can compare them directly. 

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. 

Galaxy Note 10 vs 10+ specs differences comparison




Note 10 vs 10+ design


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 will most likely have the same battery life as the 10+ with its 4300 mAh unit, and we can move on to analyze the finer points of the design.

How about 5.94 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm)? To put these raw numbers in perspective, the Note 10 will be the most compact true flagship out there (what, 1080p phones can't be flagships you say?), how's that for a hyperbole.

Our cold, hard calculations returned 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 of the Note 10 were true. The Note 10 is, in fact, smaller than the already compact LG G8 or Honor 20 Pro, 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 and will compensate for that with a much 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.

Note 10 vs Note 10+ price difference


The two phones share identical processors - a Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825 - and the same Aura Black or Aura White colors. The laundry list of differences, however - screen size and resolution, memory and storage, camera kits and exclusive colors - is larger than the similarities, so in the final pricing in the US, the split between the Note 10 and Note 10+ is larger than a Benjamin. 

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Galaxy Note 10+
  • Display 6.8" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4300 mAh
Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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31 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4313; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Looking forward to trading my s10+ in for the new Note +. Having an 'XR-like' entry into the Note lineup will be good for some as well.

2. Xavier1415

Posts: 216; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

note Plus for me bring it on samsung!!!

3. Tipus

Posts: 900; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

With $600 worth of trade in it will be an amazing deal, can't wait :)

4. japkoslav

Posts: 1541; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Kinda meeh this generation. Notch, same old camera sensor ... we'll see. Even hard to say if the regular Note 10 is good enough for Samsung VR, probably not.

5. User123456789

Posts: 1107; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Cam sensor is new. Samsung uses new one every year. S7, S8, S9 and S10 all use different sensors. Just specs are same.

7. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

this time next year ... right ?

11. perry1234

Posts: 652; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

S8 and S9 have the exact same sensor. You can check any website like GSMArena, Phonearena etc.

6. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

the regular note at $1000 is rip off, basically a regular s10 but FHD+, no jack but 256gb and s pen, $900ish seems more fitting, as for the +, well I can see it break $1100 starting price

18. Fred3

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I agree. The S10+ is better than the regular Note10 but the Note10+ is exactly what the Note should be. Minus the headphone jack which isn't a problem to me anymore.

8. kevv2288

Posts: 308; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

The Note has had a 1440p screen since the Note4. Now you have to buy the more expensive Note+ to get that resolution. Wtf

9. Ichimoku

Posts: 177; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

different type of screen. sure, it's the same amoled but I believe that's the totally new hardware/technology.

10. adecvat

Posts: 653; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No sd slot, no 3.5, FHD, no stereo sound. WTF

22. Tipus

Posts: 900; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Yup, just like iphone now :)

27. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 944; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I agree but I can live with 256GB

12. Sam1ne

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 07, 2019

There's no way the regular Note 10 has higher screen to body ratio than the + version. You need to correct that.

13. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

No difference at all, both are meh.

14. jellmoo

Posts: 2654; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

What exactly do you find "meh"? From the huge display with great screen to body ratio, ToF sensor, super fast charging (wired and wireless), massive amount of RAM and really high level of base storage, I'm not sure what you could possibly find "meh" about this...

15. Deadeye

Posts: 131; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

Don´t mind him, he´s a local clown.

39. deleon629

Posts: 474; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

he's most likely just the guy that shows up on the post of every new phone to find any small reason tell others he's gonna wait for the next phone instead...EVERY SINGLE YEAR...smh

29. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

No unli 4k video

16. Deadeye

Posts: 131; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

That FHD+ display is a huge letdown.

19. Allday28

Posts: 344; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

You won’t even be able to tell the difference.

17. User123456789

Posts: 1107; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Both need flat screens.

20. haydenb

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

The Note 9 will be a better value than the Note 10.. Higher resolution display larger battery and will be hundreds less

26. SugitPupillam

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 25, 2019

I still can't figure out how I'm going to force myself to pay $1,300 for a 2X optical zoom when older phones are already doing 3x and 5X. SMH

28. ManolitoMantoya

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 05, 2016

We live outside America and China, need the Snapdragon version of Note, not the Exynos!!!!!

30. berns

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 07, 2014

Nothing so special, I will keep my note9

34. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

If I buy one, it will be the Note 10. Finally a Note that is siiize manageable! Thank you Samsung. Not a fan of losing the the 3.5mm and having no tof cam. Other than that, every other concession to the + is meaningless for me. Especially the 1080 v 1440. I keep my current note at 1080 by choice now. Most of the better features of the + are only good in tech fanboi d**k measuring contests anyway.

35. Madlyb

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 25, 2019

After buying my wife a Note 9 last year, I was really impressed with the product, but decided to wait to see what the 2019 models brought to the table. The S10's had some great new stuff, but just didn't wow, so decided to wait for the Note 10 and if the announcement reflects the rumors, then my choice will be neither. More than likely, I will upgrade my S7E to a Note 9.512, for $400 cheaper no less, and wait until 5G becomes mainstream and I can figure out which brand I will switch to, that supports wired audio functionality without dongles.

40. Blazers

Posts: 764; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

For me, Samsung didn't really do a good job of showing off the ToF camera. They could have shown practical uses for day to day productivity. Yet they chose to show a dancing pink animal and goofy doodles.

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