Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
- Display: 6.8-inch OLED (3040×1440)
- Android version: 10 with OneUI
- CPU: Snapdragon 855
- RAM: 12GB
- Storage / Expandable: 256GB, 512GB / Yes
- Rear camera: 12MP wide (ƒ/1.5, ƒ/2.4); 16MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2); 12MP telephoto (ƒ/2.1); time-of-flight VGA
- Front camera: 10MP (ƒ/2.2)
- Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 11:46
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ specifications, features
The Galaxy Note 10+ is currently the highest-end smartphone in Samsung’s stable, and the company of course says that it’s the best Note device yet. Samsung sells this phone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor in some parts of the world, whereas, in India, it is powered by the Exynos 9825. This is an upgrade over the Exynos 9820 which was used for the Galaxy S10 series. The Exynos 9825 is an octa-core processor based on a 7nm process with two custom cores clocked at 2.7GHz, two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.4GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.9GHz.
The Galaxy Note 10+ gets 12GB of RAM, yes 12GB, and you can choose between 256GB and 512GB of internal storage. We had the 256GB variant for review, and over 220GB of space was free when we first set it up. Unlike on the Galaxy Note 10, storage is expandable on the Galaxy Note 10+ and you can use a microSD card to add up to 1TB more space. This phone has a hybrid dual-SIM tray, but we aren’t complaining since you get at least 256GB of storage to begin with.
Both SIM slots have support for 4G as well as VoLTE. There’s Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and support for four satellite navigation systems. Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Note 10+ with a 4,300mAh battery which is an upgrade over the 4,000mAh battery in its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 9. In addition to 45W fast charging, there’s also support for fast wireless charging 2.0 as well as wireless reverse charging, which Samsung calls Wireless PowerShare. This is handy when you have to charge smaller devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Buds.
Samsung has picked a huge 6.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a QHD+ resolution for this device. The screen resolution is switchable and is set to full-HD+ by default, but you can lower it all the way to HD+. This Super AMOLED panel is also HDR10+ certified. There are two display modes to choose from, Vivid and Natural. The Vivid mode bumps the contrast up making colours pop on the display. When in Vivid mode, you get a slider to tweak the white balance as well as colour levels.
Samsung has paired this display with stereo speakers. The earpiece doubles up as the second speaker. It isn’t as loud as the bottom-firing one, but the two together deliver a good stereo effect. The Galaxy Note 10+ also has support for Dolby Atmos which can be enabled using a quick toggle in the notifications shade. You can select between different audio profiles or set it to auto. We had it set to auto, and it made a noticeable difference during audio/video playback.
Just like the Samsung Galaxy S10 series, the Galaxy Note 10+ uses an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. It unlocks the smartphone quickly and does not need the display to be switched on to function. We found it to be well-positioned, and we rarely encountered issues using it. There’s also face recognition if you want. Lastly, this mobile is one of the best android phones.