Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Q&A: Your questions answered

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Q&A: Your questions answered
Our Galaxy Note 10+ review tackles all essential aspects of the hot new commodity on the phone market, but there's always the chance we might have missed addressing a certain point that's of great importance to you. As we always strive to be helpful to our readers, we gave you the chance to ask us anything related to the Galaxy Note 10+ flagship and its smaller sibling, the Note 10. You did ask some quite interesting questions, and it's now time for the answers!

Be sure to check out our review as well - without it, you won't be able to paint a full picture whether the Note 10+ is worth it. We've linked it right below for your convenience.

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PA: 1. We will update this post as soon as we have more info on the matter. 2. There's no issue with the colors. We would describe them as not quite 100% realistic, but instead they have a bit more saturation and punch. The exposure is a tiny bit brighter, typical for Samsung phones, and you get consistent colors from all three different lenses on the back. We really like the whole camera package here - it is an excellent jack of all trades. As far as manual controls go, ISO can be adjusted between ISO 50-800 while the shutter goes between 10s and 1/24000s. You can also change the aperture in this mode. 

PA: 1. Yes, no issues here. We'd still recommend applying a better screen protector 2. Our hands-on with the official cases is coming soon. 3. No, there's still lots of room for improvement. We don't see much improvement from the Galaxy S10+

PA: No, there's no way of changing the Night Mode exposure duration. You can sort of do that by playing around with the manual controls though.

PA: Sure thing, we got you covered! Check these out.

PA: It's excellent, honestly, and is once again the benchmark that other phones compare against in terms of colors, brightness, contrast, viewing angles, et cetera. It lacks the appealing high-refresh rate of other OLED displays like the one on the OnePlus 7 Pro, but it makes it up for that by overall excellency in all other areas. It's marginally better than the Galaxy S10, but then again, the S10 is another industry highlight in terms of display quality. 

PA: Yes, it's the same size. 

PA: No. 

PA: They sound quite good for a pair of free headphones, but of course for the music aficionados they are in no way a replacement for high-quality headphones.

PA: No, no holes on the pre-installed screen protectors.  

PA: We don't know exactly if the sensor is the same, what we know is that it performs similarly to the one on the Galaxy S10+. There's definitely lots of room for improvement here. 

PA: No doubt that the Note 10+ is an excellent entry into the Samsung ecosystem, but honestly, so is the Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e. But the Note 10+ isn't that much of an upgrade over the Galaxy S10 series, considering the hefty extra price that's involved. Aside from the S Pen, you are getting treated to a similar perceived performance, slightly improved image quality, and a couple of gimmicky features. 

PA: These issues are notoriously hard to pinpoint and can be due to either the phone, the cellular reception, cellular jams and others. We haven't experienced any issues with our Note 10+ so far. 

PA: Both are excellent! Both produce detailed and vibrant videos that are well-exposed and stabilized. The Note 10+'s Zoom Mic and Super Steady features might come in very useful if you're serious about shooting videos with your phone.

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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



1. Syedafzal.shah

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 07, 2017

I might be very late but I have a question. I heard the Note 10 series S-pen comes with a battery. If yes, then what's the mAh, charging time, usage time?

14. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Jerryrigeverything has a video that answers a couple of your questions. He even breaks the pen in half to show you the what's inside the pen.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Thanks for answering my question.

4. hellhr

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

burn in no issue? Really? It will show in 2 months on every retail sample in stores. Same like every other OLED Samsung, and every other OLED phone in existance.

5. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Retail samples are usually set to a very high brightness and stay on for hours at a time. You can't call that normal usage. Consumers will not have any problems with this.

6. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Burn in is an inherent problem with OLED displays but only if used extensively, with high brightness and static images for very very long periods of time. Other than retail samples in stores, who else does that in day to day usage? So it's non issue as of date. I believe hardly 1 out of 100 people experience any sort of burn in overtime.

12. cpike84

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

You're right. Only the extreme minority of OLED phone users will ever experience burn-in on their display. The only person I've ever seen experience it is my brother who uses Google Navigation all day for his truck deliveries. He showed me how you could see the faint Google Nav UI permanently burned into his phone. My suggestion to him was to ensure his next phone didn't have an OLED display.

7. mclifford81

Posts: 90; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

I have a couple of questions. First how is the haptic feedback on the device compared to the S10 series and is it better than the pixel devices? Secondly is the camera a better point and shooter than the pixel 3 for the every day average user? Lastly how the touch latency on the device? Guess that's three questions.

13. cpike84

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

There are many reviews out right now that compare photos taken of the Note 10 Plus up against the Pixel 3 and iPhone XS Max. This one excels over the iPhone in dark scenes since iPhone doesn't have a night sight mode of any kind. The pics taken in broad daylight would need to be compared side-by-side to really notice a minor difference. Any flagship phone today will take great photos.

16. mclifford81

Posts: 90; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

Hey thanks for the response. I think my biggest thing is I want to know if it's going to be a good point in shooter as far as for the average consumer that doesn't really have any type of experience with customization for the cameras. Also I'm really curious about the latency on the device versus other Galaxy devices or even the Pixel devices as the touch response seems a little bit laggy on the note 10 plus from my personal testing of the device. Also the haptic feedback on the device I'm curious to see whether or not that's actually greater or lesser of a vibration than on the pixel 3.

8. mclifford81

Posts: 90; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

Four actually

15. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Thanks for answering my question Pete. I went back to the screen protector post to look for the glass protector that retains fingerprint scanner use. From what I can tell, it looks like the Whitestone one does. Here's the problem, I had the Whitestone on my S10 plus and the fingerprint scanner didn't work at all. It wasn't even hit or miss. Was there another one you had in mind?

17. mclifford81

Posts: 90; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

Actually another question comes up. I know white stone dome glass does a great job with their UV adhesive screen chargers. How to others fare in this situation?

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