Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Review

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+ is an exercise in polishing and perfecting every detail, but it lacks bold innovation…
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115 Comments

56. dazed1

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

You have no clue, night mode is amazing, don't judge it by one single review

130. User123456789

Posts: 916; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Who said brighter means better? Looks at the trees. Sponges.

84. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The 90 Hz OLED only appeared last year with the ROG phone. Before that we only had LCD 120Hz with razer phone, and even that's not even 2 years old, let alone 3. Anyway, the 7 pro is still the only 1440p OLED display with over 60Hz. The ROG phone 2 does 120Hz, but does it at 1080p only, and it was announced after 7 pro. On top of it, the 7 pro has an excellent panel with very accurate display which gets really bright and has HDR10+. No phone before it checked this many boxes.

131. User123456789

Posts: 916; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Sharp and Sony use 120Hz since 2016. Even their midranges. XZ3 and Xperia 1 are also 120Hz, locked down to 60 by software. Not even counting 144 from XZ2 Premium.

17. Carlitos

Posts: 668; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

90Hz screen isn't that exciting when quality wise it falls behind other panels, and has a very noticeable dimmer display. Rather wait for a display with an actual 120hz refresh, and no loss in display quality

30. User123456789

Posts: 916; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Exactly what Samsung Display sold to Sony

109. cheetah2k

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

you mean JDI right?

132. User123456789

Posts: 916; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

JDi does not make oled for phones, just Apple watch. XZ3 uses LG oled. Xperia 1 uses Samsung oled.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Without reading the actual review, skipping to the pros and cons, I'll make a prediction. It's final score will be 0.1-0.2 lower than the iPhone XS. Also, while lack of a headphone jack was a con here, it wasn't in the iPhone review. Finally, the battery life tests will run contrary to every other sites battery tests. How'd I do?

20. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Nailed it

22. Xavier1415

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

perfect!

36. CDexterWard

Posts: 75; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Sorcery!

21. Xavier1415

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

victor did this? i'll pass lol

23. Xavier1415

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

look how much is apple paying ya'll? will the site close down if ya'll give a better phone a better score than the iphone? if so do it

24. Youngquenga41

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

Unboxing yesterday, review is up today, Unheard of. Aren't you suppose to wait till the final software to do a review?

26. Alcyone

Posts: 386; Member since: May 10, 2018

Their bosses at Cupertino want them to finish the reviews asap. The longer it takes that higher the chance the Notes superiority shows. Gotta keep those Apple checks coming in.

28. Be_Mine

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Nothing against PhoneArena. In fact, is is one of my favorite and most visited Tech websites. But one thing I always find particularly strange is how their Battery Life Test Results are so different from others Reviewers, especially when you compared the Android phones to iPhones. It is not just the Tech websites. If you look at some of Youtube reviews where they try to replicate real life usage as much as possible by using the Camera, play games, stream videos, browse social media, use GPS, etc. The results are mostly in contrast to PhoneArena's results. So, my only guess is, either PhoneArena's process of testing Battery Life is flawed. Or, all the other reviewers are wrong.

29. scarface21173

Posts: 687; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

True Fact

31. srgonu

Posts: 548; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

PA users have been complaining to fix their battery life tests at least for 3 years as far as I know. Damn, they just want iPhones win and so those tests won't change else they will lose the checks apple is sending.

57. dazed1

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Are tou kidding me m8? We beg them for more then 4 years to include full res picture samples, they still use pathetic 1600x1200, total BS

33. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Dont care if it differs from other reviewers, however the different experience vs reality is where these PA battery tests become especially painful.

34. dritani

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

You're actually the first and only ones to have fully reviewed this phone so far, as long as I see: this is rushed IMO from your side, trying to get clicks and attention, perhaps...but so you lose in credibility!

41. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly How can you give a full review on a phone tou just unboxed yesterday. This is a half azz review in one day. Oh well, can't wait tell I get mine.

45. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

What color did you go with?

52. ChicagoBorn

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Bought a note 9 once this came out for 400 :)

69. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Aura Glow

37. morgeus09

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

Your battery tests are weird. In youtube videos in almost every video Note10+ battery life is the undisputed king over all components

38. Knownhost

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

I'm a loyal Samsung buyer and absolutely love my Note 9, but I actually think they have rated this phone too high. Hear me out. The Note series in the past has been decked out with all the bells and whistles. This phone... isn't. You get the expected processor and RAM bump, a fancier screen, and gimmicky new features for the s pen. That's it. They increased the price, too, and offered a smaller crippled version to those willing to accept a lesser Note experience. The missing headphone jack is an avoidable, stupid mistake. The Note 9 may very well be my last Note.

39. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Heard you out & wasted my time. But since I took the time to read this mess: "The Note series in the past has been decked out with all the bells and whistles." This is the only thing you said that made sense. "This phone... isn't. You get the expected processor and RAM bump, a fancier screen, and gimmicky new features for the s pen. That's it." Along with what you said - Cameras - Note 10+ > Note 9 Battery - Note 10+ > Note 9 And not just gimmicky S-Pen features but better ones as well. "...and offered a smaller crippled version to those willing to accept a lesser Note experience." Except for those going from an older model S to a Note but not wanting that much of a bigger phone. "The missing headphone jack is an avoidable, stupid mistake." Wow. You're one of those. Get on another bandwagon, or or least have a valid point.

43. Knownhost

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

Fine. Pay more for a phone that will do less... Faster. Brilliant rebuttal.

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