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

76. rkoforever90

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Why there is no single review of the regular note 10 in the internet

77. oldskool50

Posts: 1531; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

You can continue to lie and claim Face ID is more secure than Samsungs Face Unlock. Its not. Yes technically 3D is a better tech than 2D scanning, but it has not proven to be more secure. Both of them fail in similar situations. However Samsung's face unlock on subjects that only have similar features and it also are twins, the phone failed to.unlock. Unlike Face ID. The U-FPS may be slower than some FPS scanners, but its still than Face ID, because its a 1 step process to unlock. And both will fail in simiar situations. But it will never fail in the dark. And fingerprints are hate to duplicate. And saying Note is just an S with a Pen will never make it true. It's a Galaxy with a Pen. Try harder to actually like the phone vs hating it.

78. jackal_king

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 17, 2019

I went in T-Mobile and Verizon this afternoon to look at both phones. For the most part, they're both pretty nice phones, especially with the camera and blur adjustment on the Note 10+. The Note 10+ may feel somewhat bulky if you have small hands. The one turnoff that I had was the Aura Glow backing on the phone. It's not what I expected from most of the advertised pictures that I've seen. You see more of your own reflection than the actual multi-color glow effect, which was disappointing for me. It's also a fingerprint magnet like no other if you don't use a case. Even the rep at T-Mobile told me that the Aura Glow is the least favorite color for him. I've had the S9+ for almost a year now (great phone btw) and the smaller Note 10 is really close to it as far as actual screen size. I would be fine with the Note 10 but I'm leaning toward the Note 10+ because of the camera features.

79. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This score is about what I figured it would get SMDH. The real world score will go as follows: nothing else comes close to the Note 10.

80. Sotikon

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 23, 2017

Wait... Since when did not having a 90Hz screen become a CON? It’s not even an industry standard. What is the fraction of phones with this type of screen again? It’s one of those things that are simply a PRO should anyone include it; as of now. Did battery life have to be extraordinary? Once it’s “Okay” with a contradicting tag of “Excellent” in your battery tests, what’s the CON here? “In-fingerprint scanner is improved...” It relies on a different piece of technology than the scanners you’re comparing it, once it’s improved over its predecessor I don’t see what the CON here is, it’s actually a plus. “No headphone jack...” We’re still riding this bandwagon in Q3? Lmao, I don’t even know what to say because this rather is becoming a more established industry trend as opposed to 90Hz screens. Trying to fire shots at Samsung for their face unlock feature by emphasizing how Apple has a more secure and “3D-esque” solution is the type of cliché I’m tired of seeing over and over again. Such bias reeked by your interviews, Victor, are what I what I’ve come to expect lately. It’s hilarious though, makes me feel I’m more ahead because CONs 1, 2, 3 and 6 are a joke, just like this whole review. Bless.

100. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

This dude get it!

82. Demo-jay

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 13, 2018

This is just a note 9 mixed with the s10..P.A did a good job..Samsung hasn’t really been doing anything interesting lately..just like apple...beside the camera and the Ram...what else is impressive?dont tell me about the improved S pan..that’s just still not enough..welcome to the slow lane sammy...OnePlus and huawei on fast lane

101. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Battery - Note 10+ > Note 9 & S10 Camera - Note 10+ > Note 9 & S10 "OnePlus and huawei on fast lane" LMAO....Okay.

86. Silva5

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 15, 2019

Fantastic hardware, hideous UI. Icons still look like it belongs in a child’s phone.

97. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So download a theme and change them. That's a nitpick. If you want to complain, connoisseur about the stupid hole in the screen or the missing headphone jack.

102. pimpin83z

Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Spoken like someone who knows nothing about smartphones.

92. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

So compared to iphone Xs max, phonearena mentions ugly notch design as "fancy", whereas even though Samsung note 10+ is lot more prettier, they don't mention as a pros. Also, "Incredible media & productivity apps" is mentioned as pros for iPhone, but not for Note 10+ even though it is the King of "productivity". Phonearena gave lack of headphone jack & battery life as con for Note, even though there is no headphone jack on iPhone and it has underwhelming battery life ( but PA is being totally biased by not giving this as a con to iphone). Lack of innovation is a con for Note? What innovation did you find in iPhone in last 3 yrs????? Why not give iPhone a con in this dept? Phonearena deliberately listed 6 cons & only 5 pros for Note. What's going on PA? Atleast in reviews, please give ratings based on a quantitative and qualitative standard ( like gsmarena), and not just a vague opinion of an iPhone lover.

93. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

It is interesting that they comment on the lower accuracy of the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner when compared to optical scanners. I had thought that, because of how these FP scanners worked, the ultrasonic scanner would be more accurate (slower but more accurate).

110. nguaca

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

Can anyone confirm that the US unlock 10 plus is hybrid dual sim?

156. ankit1432

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

Much better features from its last siblings

162. oldskool50

Posts: 1531; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

No headphone jack is now a con? Amazing hypocrisy.

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