The Galaxy Note series has always been about delivering the most feature-packed, most advanced flagship experience with a focus on productivity with the S Pen. And while the Galaxy Note 10+ is in many ways the most advanced phone that Samsung sells in 2019, it’s also not all that much different from the S10 series.

At least that’s how it looks on the surface: the Note 10 and S10 series share the same processor, they have very, very similar cameras, and battery life is comparable.

So is the S Pen the only reason to buy the Note 10+ over the S10 series? We think there’s more to it: subtle differences that build up for a new experience. Read on to find out all about these little things that make the Note stand out and if it’s ultimately worth buying.




What's inside the box:

  • Phone with S Pen
  • 25-watt wall charger (USB-C)
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • USB-C in-ear headphones (tuned by AKG)
  • Tweezers and 2x extra tips for S Pen
  • SIM tool
  • 1x USB-C to regular USB adapter
  • 1x USB-C to microUSB adapter
  • User Manual

Design

Big size, beautiful design and no headphone jack

For the first time ever, this year, Samsung has two different sizes for the Note: a truly compact Note 10 that is about the size of an S10 and is just a very pocketable device that is easy to use with one hand, and then the positively gigantic Note 10+ that we have up for review.

This truly is an “XL” type of device that is about the same size or bigger than the iPhone XS Max, Google Pixel 3 XL and OnePlus 7 Pro. It is a bit lighter than most such large phones, though, and the tapered edges make for a relatively comfortable grip.


It’s also very stylish. There are three official colorways, a classic black, a white one, and then a third, “Aura Glow” version where the back reflects surrounding light transforming into all sorts of gradients, shapes and colors, and it looks mesmerizing. This Aura Glow version is definitely our favorite. The construction itself is sturdy, with glass on the front and the back, and an aluminum frame in the middle.

One interesting thing Samsung did is move all the physical buttons on the left side, while most other phones have at least the power key on the right. This is definitely a bit of a weird decision that took a bit of time to adjust, but we would not call it a big problem by any means. We did, however, notice that the power key wobbles a bit, something we did not quite expect from such a premium phone.

Just like earlier Samsung flagships, the Note 10+ features IP68 water and dust resistance rating, meaning that it will survive an accidental drop in water just fine.

And yup, what you heard is true: there is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the Note 10+.



Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Dimensions

6.39 x 3.04 x 0.31 inches

162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.91 oz (196 g)

Apple iPhone XS Max

Apple iPhone XS Max

Dimensions

6.2 x 3.05 x 0.3 inches

157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)

Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches

158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro

Dimensions

6.4 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches

162.6 x 76 x 8.8 mm

Weight

7.27 oz (206 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Dimensions

6.39 x 3.04 x 0.31 inches

162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.91 oz (196 g)

Apple iPhone XS Max

Apple iPhone XS Max

Dimensions

6.2 x 3.05 x 0.3 inches

157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)

Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches

158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro

Dimensions

6.4 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches

162.6 x 76 x 8.8 mm

Weight

7.27 oz (206 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


In-screen Fingerprint Scanner and Face Unlock

Better, not perfect.

The Note 10+ uses an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner embedded under the display, the same technology that Samsung introduced earlier this year on the S10 series.

Back then, we found the fingerprint scanner to be a bit hit-and-miss, and not always recognize your fingerprints at first go. Compared to newer optical fingerprint scanners like the ones on the Huawei P30 Pro and the OnePlus 7 Pro it was slower and not quite as accurate. And, unfortunately, the same holds true for the Note 10+: we still don’t feel that the ultrasonic fingerprint reader on it is quite as good as the newer optical sensors.

You also get the good old picture-based face unlock feature. This is not comparable to the detailed 3D scans that you get with Face ID on iPhones: it’s not as secure and does not work as well in lower light, but you do have the option to use it.

Display

6.8 inches of incredible colors!


The number one reason why you should want a flagship phone these days has to be the screen. And the Note 10+ is every bit as gorgeous as its premium price suggests: it has a gigantic, 6.8-inch AMOLED screen that gets very bright so it’s easy to see outdoors, it displays beautiful, vibrant colors, it has excellent contrast, excellent viewing angles… it’s just a great screen overall.

You should also know that the resolution is Quad HD+, but by default the screen is set at Full HD+ for battery economy and really because the difference is tiny. We tried switching to the higher resolution, but in regular use we simply did not notice much of a difference in sharpness, so we ended up using the phone at the default Full HD+ setting.

You also have a couple of different color settings: you have the natural and the vivid color modes. The natural one looks more realistic, but if you want the impressive, saturated colors that really pop you should switch to the vivid mode.

We should also mention the punch-hole camera, which is now in the center. It’s quite small, smaller than the punch hole on the S10, and while it is a bit of a distraction when you are watching full-screen video, we don’t mind it much.

Despite everything great about this screen, we should also mention that it falls short of a new industry trend: 90-hertz refresh rate. The OnePlus 7 Pro and a few gaming phones have such higher refresh rates, and it makes for a truly buttery-smooth performance, while the Galaxy Note 10+ skips on this cool technology.

Finally, we should also note something that might bother you with this screen: since it has such tiny bezels, we often got phantom touches. These are unintended touches from just holding the phone that interrupt your experience and we saw them happen quite often with the Note 10+. This probably has something to do with the slightly tapered edges of the screen that come in contact with the hand holding the phone, but whatever the reason it seems like something that should be addressed with some sort of palm rejection.



Interface and Functionality

One UI: better looking, but still lacking the smoothness of iPhone or Pixel

The Galaxy Note 10+ comes with the latest Samsung software, One UI 1.5 on top of Android 9 Pie.

And it looks quite good: One UI is now better optimized for single handed use with more controls in the easier to reach bottom part of the screen, it looks stylish, it has a few useful options on top of stock Android, but it still does not run as smoothly as an iPhone or a Pixel phone. There is a slight, but noticeable stutter as you have to wait for the keyboard to appear an extra moment or two, and the same goes for notification shade, and places like the app drawer that appear with a sudden, jittery motion rather than a nice, smooth animation. These are not deal breakers by any means, those are just tiny details that we have noticed throughout the years and that Samsung somehow just can’t quite fix.

The one new feature that we loved the most here is something superficial: it's the wallpapers! The new live lockscreen wallpapers are a delicious piece of modern smartphone art that look absolutely stunning. The selection of built-in static wallpapers is also very impressive, centered around a bubbly theme it brings the best out of the screen's qualities.

S Pen

The unibody design makes a huge difference


The biggest change with the S Pen in the Note 10+ is just the way it feels. It’s now a unibody design, meaning that it feels more solid and sturdy. While on previous S Pens you could hear a bit of a rattle and they felt a bit cheap, this one feels way more premium.

For all else, it’s of the familiar form and size, with a single physical button. Lockscreen memos where you take the S Pen without even waking up the phone and you could directly jot down notes are still here, and as convenient as ever.

What’s new has mostly to do with the S Pen’s new functionalities as a magic wand. First, it features a new battery inside that lasts up to 10 hours and it automatically charges when you insert it in the Note. But now you can use it to control the camera app: hold the button and swipe up and down to switch between the front and rear cameras, swipe to the side to switch between different camera modes, and make a circle and hold the button to zoom in and out.

On the software side, Samsung’s Notes app is now better at recognizing hand-written text. It would recognize ours, which means it’s quite good at it, and it can then easily convert your hand-written notes into a Microsoft Word file.

You also have the AR Doodle option in the camera where you use the S Pen to draw on top of someone’s face. It’s a fun gimmick, but… a gimmick, and not much more.


Processor, Performance and Memory

The fastest storage ever on a phone

The Note 10+ comes in two different flavors when it comes to the performance: in the United States, the phone is equipped with the Snapdragon 855 chip (not the most recent 855+), while everywhere else around the globe the phone is powered by Samsung's own Exynos 9825.

We have not yet had a chance to do a direct 1v1 comparison between these two different flavors and you should know that the model that we have up for review is the one with the Exynos chip.

AnTuTu is a multi-layered, comprehensive mobile benchmark app that assesses various aspects of a device, including CPU, GPU, RAM, I/O, and UX performance. A higher score means an overall faster device.

Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
344544
OnePlus 7 Pro
373664
Apple iPhone XS Max
336882
Samsung Galaxy S10+
331252
LG G8 ThinQ
345004
OnePlus 6T
294008
Huawei P30 Pro
285595
Google Pixel 3
213926
Google Pixel 3a
130209


With this in mind, we should say that on paper the Note 10+ is a beast: it flies in benchmarks, receiving top scores, it performs excellent in games, and it features an immense 12GB of RAM which is a sweet overkill.

One tiny detail that you might have missed is that the Note 10+ not only has an incredible 256GB of storage in the base version, but that storage is also of the new UFS 3.0 standard and it is the absolute fastest storage of any phone we have tested so far. Below you will find some benchmarks scores, but if you are curious about the real life implications of having such fast storage it is just that everything loads and runs faster, from large games and videos, to smaller files.
 
Yet despite all of these incredible improvements, we can't say that the Note 10+ quite matches an iPhone, a Pixel or a OnePlus when it comes to perceived smoothness in daily operations. There is a bit of a delay when opening the keyboard, when swiping the notification shade, and when opening the app drawer. It's not huge by any means, but it's there, and the only thing we can attribute it to is the custom Samsung One UI.

You should also know that if the built-in storage is not enough for you, this Note 10+ model does support memory expansion via microSD cards. The Note features a hybrid card slot meaning that you can either use it in a dual SIM OR in a one-SIM-one-microSD card config.

Camera



The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has a very similar camera to what we have seen in the Galaxy S10 series, but there are a few slight tweaks made here and there, so it’s not exactly the same.

Technically, the Note 10+ comes with four cameras on its back and one on the front. Here are the specs:

  • 12MP main camera, f/1.5-f/2.4, OIS
  • 16MP ultra-wide camera, f/2.2
  • 12MP 2X telephoto camera, f/2.1, OIS
  • DepthVision VGA
  • 10MP front camera

The DepthVision is what other companies refer to as Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera that helps better determine the depth in an image and is used to help with the Live Focus mode.

Image Quality


So how do the actual images turn out?

Well, excellent really! Samsung has changed a bit the color reproduction from the S10 series and it has managed to squeeze a bit more detail from the sensor so you get slightly better photos.

We love the colors here: 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 similar colors from all three different lenses on the back.



In comparison with the iPhone and the Pixel, the Galaxy stands out with its balanced and cheerful colors. It does not go overboard with contrast like the Pixel and it does a better job exposing the face than the iPhone. It’s not always that way, but generally you get very consistent and very likable results with the Note 10+ cameras.



Night Mode arrived as an update for the S10 series, but it did not work with the telephoto lens. With the Note 10+, Night Mode now works with all three cameras. It’s definitely not as fast as Google’s Nightsight mode as it takes a few long seconds shooting and then saving the images, but if you have the patience it does bring a lot more light and color in the frame even in pitch black conditions. Take a look at how it looks below:







Samsung calls its portrait mode where the subject is in focus, while the background remains blurred out Live Focus and you can use this mode with both the regular and the telephoto lens on the Note 10+. We recommend using the telephoto lens because of its optical qualities: it is more flattering for faces that look better proportioned on it.



You also have a 10-megapixel camera for selfies. It also supports Live Focus so you can blur the background and it does a very good job, with a good amount of detail and with vibrant colors.



Video



Turning over to video, you have your standard options: 4K60, 4K30, and then FullHD 60 and FullHD 30. The above sample shows the 4K video recording quality using the built-in stabilization, but you can also enable the even better Super Steady mode to get... well, super steady shots. The Super Steady mode used to work using a crop of the ultra-wide angle camera on the S10 series, but on the Note 10+ it now also works with the regular camera too. Take a look at a short demo of Super Steady below:


Samsung also has a few new gimmicks here and gimmicks really is the best way to describe these new features.

The first one is called Live Focus video and what it basically does is blur the background leaving only the subject in focus. And it looks very, very ugly. The big problem is that with video you inevitably have moving objects, but unfortunately the blurred background effect does not move with the same speed as your subject, it lags behind, leaving a ton of ugly artifacts. Second of all, the effect just looks extremely artificial and fake. It looks like a cheap filter, and not a good one.



What works a bit better is a second filter under the same category where you only have the subject in color and everything else in the background turns black and white. This effect is quite creative and we can see ourselves using it.



The other new thing that actually works quite good is what Samsung calls “Zoom-in mic” and this is something that is enabled automatically. Basically, whenever you zoom on a subject, the audio that comes from that subject is amplified. This is great if you are recording someone standing far away and speaking, or a performing artist. A really neat feature!

Lastly, you have another gimmick for the teens (and pre-teens) out there: AR Doodle. It lets you use the S Pen to draw moustache, ears, and all sorts of other scribbles on top of a live video and all of those drawings will stick to the face of the person you have in your video. We tried it and we got a laugh out of it, but using it regularly… we might just be a bit too old for that.


Sound & Call Quality

Loud and clear, but could have had a bit more bass


The Note 10+ features dual speakers that are capable of blasting music with quite the powerful punch. The speakers don't cover the lower tonalities as well as, say, an iPhone, but for a phone speaker they sound excellent in the mids and highs.

One of the speakers here is pointed downwards while the other one blasts sound from two different places: the tiny in-call speaker on the phone as well as a tiny hole at the top of the phone. The result of having a total of three different places where sound comes from is that whichever way you hold the phone, it's very hard to accidentally muffle the speakers when you hold the phone.

This is the place where we should remind you about the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack on the Note 10+. There is not even a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter included in the box, so if you need such an adapter you would have to spend extra cash to buy it separately. The headphone jack is something that some users will miss, while some others have already moved on to the bright wireless future. You tell us which camp you belong to in the comments.

One more thing: you do get a pair of in-ear USB-C headphones tuned by AKG in the box with a couple of different sized tips for a proper fit on different ear sizes. 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.

When it comes to call quality, we can report that the Note 10+ sounds crisp and clear, with a sufficient amount of volume, so you will have no issue hearing your callers well. On the other end of the line, too, the quality is excellent.

Battery life

Good, but not exceptional

The Note 10+ features a large, 4300mAh battery, bigger than many of its rivals and bigger than the 4,000mAh cell on last year's Note 9, so expectations were that it will last a really long time.

The only way to really tell is to run some tests and to actually use the phone, and we have done both. Real-life use shows that the phone does quite well, but cannot quite compete with phones like the Huawei P30 Pro that feature a truly outstanding battery life. The Note 10+ will last most users a full day without any worries, but it will not be much more than that.

To be a bit more precise, we turn to our battery testing. On our compound test, the Note 10+ scores 8 hours and 21 minutes, which is slightly lower than its predecessor, and slightly above the average for a 2019 flagship phone, but again, not much higher than the average. We also tested the Note 10+ battery life while playing YouTube videos and found that it lasts 7 hours and 6 minutes in that particular case, which is noticeably lower than the Galaxy S10+ and the Huawei P30 Pro that scored around 9 hours on that same test. Keep in mind that we tested the international model that comes with an Exynos chip, while the Snapdragon model might have slightly different results.

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

hours Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
8h 21 min (Excellent)
OnePlus 7 Pro
9h 10 min (Excellent)
Apple iPhone XS Max
9h 34 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy S10+
7h 59 min (Good)
LG G8 ThinQ
7h 30 min (Good)
OnePlus 6T
9h 52 min (Excellent)
Google Pixel 3
8h 22 min (Excellent)
Google Pixel 3a
9h 55 min (Excellent)

One area where Samsung really stepped up its game this year is fast charging on the Note 10+: the phone supports up to 45 watt charging speeds and by default it ships with a 25-watt charger. If you want the full 45-watt speeds, you'd need to buy that charger separately, but even with the 25-watt included adapter the phone charges incredibly quickly. In fact, it ranked among the fastest-charging phones we have ever seen! Quite the achievement!

We measured the charging speeds and here is what we got:

  • in 15 minutes: you get 33% charge
  • 30 minutes: 61%
  • 1 hour: 98%

We should also mention that the Note 10+ also supports wireless charging, which trades slower charging speeds for the convenience of not having to deal with cables.

Price and Alternatives


The Galaxy Note 10+ is a premium phone and you can easily tell this by the price: it starts at a whopping $1,100 (1,100 euro outside the US) for the 256GB version, or $1,200 for the 512GB model.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 256GB: $1,100
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB: $900
  • iPhone XS Max 256GB: $1,250
  • OnePlus 7 Pro 256GB: $750
  • Pixel 3 XL 128GB: $700

This ranks it among some of the most expensive phones out there, topped only by the iPhone XS Max with the same amount of storage that would actually cost $150 more despite being a year old device.

If you want more affordable flagship models, however, you definitely have them: the Google Pixel 3 XL with its excellent camera and timely software updates retails at just $700 these days, and the excellent OnePlus 7 Pro is a great deal too costing just $750 for the 256GB model.

Conclusion



All things considered, does the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ deserve being crowned as Android's finest, a place it has easily qualified for in past years?

We feel that yes, it does, but it's not there alone anymore.

In some areas, the Note 10+ truly impresses: its refined design, its beautiful Aura Glow finish, the more functional S Pen, the incredible display, the plentiful storage that is also the fastest of any phone out there, the high-quality loudspeakers, and so on.

But then in other areas, we see that it cannot quite match what some other companies have shown is possible: the high refresh rate display on phones like the OnePlus 7 Pro showed us how a phone can run unbelievably smoothly, and the Note is just not quite there yet, the ultra-long zoom on the Huawei P30 Pro and its impressive low-light performance showed us a new dimension of smartphone cameras, and the Note does not have those powers, and then it seems that battery life, a critical aspect of any smartphone experience is good, but not quite there with the best on the Note 10+.

Considering all of this, we still love the Note 10+. It's an excellent, beautiful all-around phone. We do, however, wish it pushed the boundaries a little more in certain aspects.


Pros

  • Incredibly good looking display!
  • Fastest storage ever on a phone, and tons of it, 256GB in even base model
  • Very fast charging
  • Excellent loudspeaker quality
  • S Pen!

Cons

  • Lacks exciting innovations like 90Hz screen, super-zoom camera
  • Battery life is above average, but not top notch
  • Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner is not as fast as 2nd gen optical fingerprint readers
  • Phantom touches were an issue
  • Gesture navigation does not feel perfectly refined
  • No headphone jack, no adapter in the box

PhoneArena Rating:

9.1

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115 Comments

35. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

And another one for the house.

2. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Compare the list of cons to that of the iPhones lol

42. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

You know they won't :p

104. cheetah2k

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Apparently the camera only "barely" beat the iPhone XS and Pixel 3.. yet DXO review smashes both of them.

118. bucky

Posts: 3783; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

DXO is not somewhere you should be looking to for scores...thought this was known already.

117. bucky

Posts: 3783; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

never fails that the iphone is one of the first comments.

3. Whitedot

Posts: 809; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

A bit of inconsistency in article. Author talks about image quality "Well, excellent really! " Yet nothing mentioned in the pros .

4. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

There is a certain limit of things we can mention in the pros and cons to avoid making that list toooo long to read and bore everyone to death, and those things that we do mention are usually the ones that stood out in a big way or are particularly relevant to the phone. And since the Note 10+ image quality was very similar to the S10 series, it did not get a mention. If you want to know everything, it's better to just read the review and not focus on why something made it to the pros & cons, and others did not.

8. Whitedot

Posts: 809; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I don't really buy what you say. There is space to write another pros. Check other reviews on PA. Note 10 5 pros vs Iphone xs , Iphone xr 6 pros . At his point most flagship phones reached plateau and perform pretty much on the same level. In that respect if it performs so its more than adequate to mention in pros. After all phone camera is one of the most important things in the phone if not the most. You have to give credit where it's due. Honestly, no picking on things, but there are far more faster chargers than Note 10. Its fast but doesn't necessarily stand out. C'mon Vic ;p

12. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Victor, i wished you guys spent a little more time on the S Pen as it should be the standout feature of the note.

13. Youngquenga41

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

Yet you list more cons than pros, LMAO.

27. Alcyone

Posts: 386; Member since: May 10, 2018

Good excuses. Its humourous when i read the reviews here, because the biased tendencies show. The B-rate reviews are always lower than real sites with reputations that have more accurate standards and no bias. I dont plan on getting a Note, but i do see the negatives placed for it, when Apple has the same negitives, yet not listed. Same for the pros. Too long a list? Lol Check the iphone reviews, thats nonsense, at best. Sucks, that Samsung made a more productive and useful phone, but the sheer disrespect for fairness in review is why I mainly come here for humor.

105. cheetah2k

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Spot on. The bias is real. Yet when we can see the Apple bias our comments get deleted and banned.. Amazing communist replublic website they have here. Cant even have an opinion anymore

107. cheetah2k

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

How come you guys cant work out the screen brightness...?? Maybe you can refer to DisplayMate's review lol

119. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Certain limit unless it's an iPhone.. RIght? You add "Superb cameras" on iPhone review. But you choose to add "No headphone jack, no adapter in the box" on note 10 review If people bother to check this "lengthy" review. 10 pros and 10 cons as conclusion won't hurt..

5. Itstheshoes

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 28, 2019

How come between this and the S10 review you don't ever compare the snapdragon models? Not only is the camera performance better, but so is the battery life and general performance as well.

6. lumina12

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

the color display dont really impressive especially in term of color. measured by calman xperia more have impressive display than this smartphone sony xperia 1 have Colorchecker DeltaE2000 * 0.8 Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. * 1.7 Greyscale DeltaE2000 * 1.2 Gamma 2.2 100% CCT 6601 98% maybe i will try this phone whenever it available in store. as former of note 9 i curious to try it.

11. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

There is a second display mode for more accurate colors, unfortunately pa only tests the default one.

16. User123456789

Posts: 916; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

All sites ignore this. No matter mhow many times you tell them.

106. cheetah2k

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Just go here if you want "educated and accurate" screen review. DisplayMate state the N10+ screen has set the new benchmark in screens.

108. cheetah2k

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

DisplayMate's Review: Some of the Galaxy Note10+ Display Highlights These are a few of the Galaxy Note10+ Display Highlights that we will be covering in detail throughout the article: · Record Very High Absolute Color Accuracy (0.4 JNCD) that is Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect. · Record Very High Image Contrast Accuracy and Intensity Scale Accuracy that is Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect. · Record High Brightness Mode that is up to 25% Brighter (1,308 nits) than the Galaxy Note9 in High Ambient Light. · Record Peak Luminance, Color Accuracy and Intensity Scales that are Independent of the on-screen image content. · Record Setting Galaxy Note10+ sets or matches 13 Smartphone Display Performance Records, earning DisplayMate’s highest ever A+ grade.

129. User123456789

Posts: 916; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

1308 nits = white image that covers 1% of screen . Also, high brightness increases the speed oled dies.

7. srgonu

Posts: 548; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Victor reviewing note is funny. He should stay away from it considering he don't even respect the brand. Was missing headphone jack ever a con for iphones?

9. Itstheshoes

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 28, 2019

From the Iphone 7 review: Cons Loyal headphone jack, you will be missed

10. User123456789

Posts: 916; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Another device better than iphones but still lower score. Is it forbidden to admit other phones are better than iphones? P.S I dont like Samsung stuff

47. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It’s not better than the iPhone as it doesn’t have iOS. If it had iOS it would be better than the iPhone.

14. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Cons Lacks exciting innovations like 90Hz screen... I'll test the display against my friends OP7 Pro to see if you have a point or if you're just on the "90Hz is better" bandwagon. Cons Battery life is just okay, not extraordinary Expound on "extraordinary" when it comes to battery life. Cons Phantom touches were an issue Gesture navigation does not feel perfectly refined User error. Cons No headphone jack, no adapter in the box Look up the cons for the iPhone 8/Plus & the X/Max & try to justify this. Not a single mention of this as a con. I mean, I don't take your reviews seriously in the first place as the way you use a phone isn't how I use it*, but at least make sense of the way you grade phones. *I don't lock my phone, which is why I didn't mention the FPS con.

15. User123456789

Posts: 916; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

90Hz is innovation? 120Hz screens have been around for 3 years already. These night modes are useless. You can clearly see the bright areas have tons of Noise Reduction, turning the trees into sponges. Not even counting the huge amount of ghosting caused by HDR stacking + slower shutter.

32. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

90hz is certainly not exciting. The average user wouldn't even perceive if they have it or not.

50. ChicagoBorn

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Let m know when these 1200 dollar devices were meant for the “average” user

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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

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