Test: Samsung Galaxy Note10 + – Samsung every bar

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note10 + surprises with a smartphone that has been enhanced in every area. the best flagship mobile to date.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 +

Samsung Galaxy Note10 +

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The stylus-equipped screen sample of a mobile phone is back, better known as Samsung's Galaxy Note series.

The Galaxy Note was first shown in 2011, when the manufacturer surprised everyone with a mobile phone that, at that time, had an extremely large 5.3 inch screen and a stylus – a dime that eventually belonged to the past. It quickly became apparent that Samsung was getting something really right and the Note quickly became known for the big screen that made more and more invest in it. Although prices were different back then, the Note was still Samsung's most expensive smartphone. The note has now gathered a fan base who is very loyal to the product line. And that is well understood, because the Galaxy Note is unique.

This year, the Galaxy Note series is trying to hit wider by introducing a smaller and more manageable size, but also sticking to the massive screen in the largest edition, as well as a greater focus on gaming and the camera. There are still all the classic Note features like S-Pen, Dex, multi-window and even more have come up with the latest release.

Note10 builds on the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy S10, and on paper there didn't seem to be much new. However, Samsung was surprised and after having had Note10 + in our hands for a week, we can't quite put our hands down how delicious a mobile phone it is.

Pros and Cons of Galaxy Note10 +

Advantage:

  • Great screen
  • Beautiful design and top class construction quality
  • Good performance
  • Long battery life and fast charging
  • Good stereo speakers
  • One UI is neat and fluid
  • The S-Pen is better than ever
  • Dust and water resistant IP68 certification
  • Great all-round camera

Disadvantages:

  • The price
  • No jack plug dongle included

Designed on Samsung Galaxy Note10 +

The Galaxy Note looks more like this Galaxy S series than ever: a gloss polished aluminum frame, rounded back and front glass, and the highly recognizable Infinity-O Display. The inspiration undoubtedly comes from the Galaxy S10, which has been built on and optimized on all leads and edges.

The Galaxy Note10 + is bigger, heavier and much more square than the Galaxy S10 +, which turns out not to be even bad. Despite the huge 6.8 inch display and dimensions that beat most other flagships on the market, the Note10 + looks strangely compact. How Samsung has shaped to get such a large mobile to make the bottle so compact and good in the hand is a mystery to me. I have better grip on Galaxy Note10 + than both Galaxy S10 +, Huawei P30 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro.

This time, Samsung's "punch hole", that is the hole in the front camera screen, is centered at the top of the phone. The glass, both back and front, is protected with the latest version of Gorilla Glass, version 6. This time the screen fills more than ever and the black edges around the screen are the narrowest we have ever seen.

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The camera is in Note10 + moved to the center of the screen. Notice the incredibly thin edge of the screen.

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This time, the Galaxy flagship has fewer buttons than we have long seen, because the manufacturer has chosen to remove the swapped Bixby button. Instead, the Power button is moved to a perfect position on the left side of the phone, above which the volume buttons are located. The buttons are in typically good Samsung quality.

The probably biggest design change is seen on the back of the phone. Instead of placing the cameras horizontally, in typical Samsung style, this time Samsung has placed them vertically in the left side of the phone – as many other smartphone manufacturers do. We think it's nicer, but it is of course relative.

Much to the surprise of Samsung this time, the jack has been removed. According to Samsung, it is for increased battery capacity and a thinner design. Many people will miss the opportunity to throw a jack in – perhaps not every day, but once in a while. Many manufacturers still throw a USB-C into the jack plug dongle, which Samsung has chosen not to handle. But it is also only a mobile for 8,499 kroner …

The bottom of the Note10 + saves on Samsung's newly developed S-Pen, which can still push the camera trigger, but now also can switch between the camera's features, zoom and more.

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S-Pen, speaker, USB-C input and a microphone. No jack plug at this time.

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Specifications pGalaxy Note10 +

Ml and vgt 77.2 x 162.3 x 7.9mm
196 grams
Skrm 6.8 ”Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O
30401440 (498ppi)
HDR10 + certified
Chipset Exynos 9825
Battery 4300 mAh
25W fast charge
RAM 12GB
Storage space 256 or 512GB
Space for MicroSD up to 1TB
Camera 12MP F1.5 / F2.4 OIS
16MP F2.2 ultra wide angle
12MP F2.1 OIS Telephoto
DepthVision camera
10MP F2.2 front camera
software Android 9 Pie
Samsung One UI 1.5
Other things Samsung S-Pen
fingerprint reader
AKG tuned sound
Dolby Atmos
Stereohjtalere
IP68 certified

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 comes in two versions: a 6.3 inch and a 6.8 inch. That's the 6.8 inch Note10 + we have for testing with 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 comes in two versions: a 6.3 inch and a 6.8 inch. That's the 6.8 inch Note10 + we have for testing with 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM.

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Galaxy Note10 +: The screen is all worth it

It is now a tradition that with every new Galaxy S and Galaxy Note model, Samsung gets the prize, as the best display ever at the renowned DisplayMate. Galaxy Note10 + is no exception and once again sets records on the website. Samsung can do anything with screens, it is clearly seen.

The enhanced 19: 9 Dynamic AMOLED display with HDR10 + support can achieve a resolution of 1440×3040, but is factory set to full HD. Of course, it is to save the battery, and yet it is the first to see the difference in everyday use. Compared to the Galaxy S10 +, it is hard to see the difference, only because the screens are already extremely good. But there is an improved brightness and better properties in direct sunlight due to less reflection in the screen. The biggest improvement is undoubtedly the screen utilization of the device cabinet. We have never seen so many screens, and so narrow edges, in a mobile phone. Movies, Youtube and games have never looked better. If I have to be critical (well, when a mobile costs up to 9,399 kroner), I would really like to see the refresh rate in the screen at 90Hz, instead of the 60Hz.

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The screen, sound, performance and large battery add up to intensive gaming sessions.

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Below the screen are hiding a lot of improvements, including a new chipst. Along with the Galaxy Note10 series, Samsung has launched a brand new Exynos chipset. The Exynos 9825 is an improvement to the Exynos 9820 in the Galaxy S10, though not by much. A slightly better performance is seen and experienced. Fortunately, the Galaxy S10 + was already fast and the Galaxy Note10 + was even faster. At the same time, we suspect that the new chipset will share in the fantastic battery life of the Note10 + – more on that later in the test.

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Galaxy Note10 + releases both the Huawei P30 Pro and Galaxy S10 + in Antutu. However, there is not much improvement from the S10 +, where it is primarily the storage space that pulls the pivotal points home.

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In the benchmarks we especially see the memory score high, which is an obvious explanation. Note10 + has been equipped with a lightning fast UFS 3.0 storage that is about twice as fast as UFS 2.1, which we see for example in the Galaxy S10. This means that apps, camera and much more are experienced faster than ever before.

In addition, the Galaxy Note10 + offers a full 12GB of RAM, 256 or 512GB of storage, with the option of expanding with MicroSD up to 1 terabyte.

Ultra-fast resolution

Samsung's UI One UI has of course also found its way to the new Note series, this time in version 1.5, still based on Android 9 Pie. One UI uses large colored icons and clearly divided menus, making it incredibly user friendly and clear. You see several places in the user interface how Samsung has optimized single-use, but there is still room for improvement:

One UI is optimized for device

One UI is optimized for single use … for the most part at least. Why are the icons located so far in the folders? I can't reach them without using both hands.

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One UI is still in my Top 3 when it comes to user interfaces in smartphones. It's simple, easy to see, fluid and yet saves on a sea of ​​settings and options. It welcomes the beginner, but also satisfies the advanced user.

Along with One UI 1.5, both facial resolution and fingerprint scanner have been improved. This is Samsung's newly developed ultrasonic fingerprint reader, which was introduced with the Galaxy S10. In the Galaxy S10 it wasn't exactly the fastest, but in the Note10 + the speed has vastly improved. Now it opens in a split second and it is now a pleasure to use it. The same is true of the face resolution, which is still the "barely-sure" of sorts. That is, Samsung does not use infrard 3D face scanning, which we see for example Huawei and Apple iPhone can use. , with great pleasure, uses it.

The Samsung Galaxy Note series includes a virtually unmistakable number of features, which is also the case with the Note10 +. It's close to impossible to get all the way around. For example, the device has been equipped with a depth sensor that can be used to measure things and also helps the camera on its way to better depth in images. Unfortunately, there is a better integration with MacOS and Windows 10. Unfortunately, the MacOS software is not out yet, but for Windows the "Your Phone" program is available. I picked it up and it's quite a bit of a fun experience. You can see notifications but not respond to them. You can only reply to text messages, which many of us no longer use. Finally, you can view pictures on your phone and save them to your computer. I really hope this is a piece of software that is being built on, because there are plenty of options.

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The new depth sensor in the Galaxy Note10 + can be quite handy.

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The S-Pen can do even more now

The well-known S-Pen got a major update with the Galaxy Note9, with it equipped with Bluetooth. It meant that, among other things, you could use the S-Pen to take pictures. The same functionality has been brought to the S-Pen in Note10 and added more sensors.

The S-Pen in the Note10 is thinner and shorter, which I am not immediately the biggest fan of. It takes some getting used to if you come directly from Note9. The new S-Pen, in turn, offers more opportunities, and more should be on the way, because Samsung has opened the door for third parties to take advantage of it and add S-pen functionality to their apps.

For example, the S-Pen can now be used to switch between camera lenses, zoom, AR Doodle and much more. You can also write a note with the S-Pen and it will automatically be able to throw it into a Word document. There are many fans of Samsung's S-Pen and I understand them well, but by and large I am not one of them. I'm the type to type faster on the phone keypad than I type with a stylus. Every time I try to force myself to use it, it always ends up being forgotten in the phone's interior. For those who love the S-Pen, it's still there – this time even better. For those of you who do not use an S-Pen, this is definitely not a reason to skip the Galaxy Note10 +.

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Are you a fan of the S-Pen, then it is in the Note10 + requested than ever before.

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AR Doodle is one of the new things in Note10 +. Here you can draw video on people in video and when they move, follow the drawing. Probably not something you will use every day, but fun is it.

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The best Samsung battery ever

With their latest flagships, Huawei has set the standard for both battery life and charging. In fact, the battery was one of the things that disappointed me most about the Galaxy S10 +, despite being at 4100 mAh. Maybe it was because I used a Huawei P30 Pro at the time. With the Note10 +, Samsung is fully on the front of the battery again.

The Note10 + is equipped with a 4300 mAh battery, 100 mAh more than the one in Huawei's latest flagship. This time, Samsung manages to get far more out of the available milliamps and it, in my hands, consistently holds two days on a charge.

The charge is increased from 15W in the Galaxy S10 + to 25W, so there is significantly more bang in just 30 minutes it ranges from 0-60 percent. After just over 1 hour, the battery is fully charged. Huawei's SuperCharge isn't exactly up to par, but it's more than good enough.

The battery of the Samsung Galaxy Note10 + is excellent.

The battery of the Samsung Galaxy Note10 + is excellent.

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Note10 + has excellent stereo sound

There were rumors that the Galaxy Note10 would have a vibrating screen, much like the Huawei P30 Pro, which at first glance might also look like. That is not the case, though, because at the top of the phone, tucked in between the screen and the bottom of the frame, a speaker hides. The sound is identical to the Galaxy S10 + – which is really really good. Only deleted from Apple's iPhone XS Max.

Conversations also manage quite well. I have experienced mobiles with better and especially clearer sound, but there is plenty of volume. the rest piece / speaker is extremely narrow, so finding the right position for justice requires a little getting used to.

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You can actually draw quite nicely with the S-Pen.

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The camera in the Note10 + can do it all

Also in the camera we see the Note10 + download from the Galaxy S10 +, however, with the addition of what Samsung calls a DepthVision camera. Something similar we see on the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung's own Galaxy A80. It is a small sensor that delivers depth measurements, which for example gives a more precise separation of the front and background in portraiture photos. This means that Note10 + can now also use Live-Focus (bokeh effect) in video recordings.

These cameras are in the Note10 +:

  • 12MP F1.5 / F2.4 with optical stabilization
  • 16MP F2.2 ultra wide angle
  • 12MP F2.1 telephoto with optical stabilization
  • DepthVision sensor
  • 10MP F2.2 front camera

As with any new flagship mobile, there are high expectations for the camera. Although Note10 + 's camera is mostly made up of Galaxy S10 + reuse, it certainly does not disappoint. Samsung has shaped to make an already good camera even better. Colors are still a traditional Samsung style with good color. The Galaxy Note10 + has an exceptionally good dynamic range and there is plenty of detail in the pictures.

Photos in daylight are probably the greatest strength of this camera. Samsung's HDR manages to pull so many details out of both the dark and bright areas of images that competitors can't quite follow.

Portrait and bokeh images are definitely also one of Note10 + 's strengths. The new DepthVision sensor obviously does something good for Samsung's Live Focus, because the separation of the front and background has never been so precise. Portrait photos are crisp, detailed, and skin-tone predominantly natural.

When the mark falls on, this Samsung is also better than ever before. With the new "Night" feature, the images are less disturbed and lots of details are highlighted. It does not yet hit the Huawei P30 Pro when it gets completely dark. But evening photos often seem more natural on the Galaxy Note10 +.

The ultra-wide-angle lens is, as some of you may know, my favorite addition to the mobile cameras. It's a great and fun way to play with the camera. The Samsung Galaxy Note10 +'s wide-angle camera is better than most. Here you get the whole 123 degree field of view and really good correction.

Samsung's camera app is really good. It is fast, fluid and very clear. There are the right shortcuts, the right places. The Camera app is a big part of the overall camera experience and Samsung delivers here.

Below are pictures and video taken with Samsung Galaxy Note10 + as well as competitors.

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Photos taken with Galaxy Note10 +

Samsung Galaxy Note10 +: Ultra wide angle

Samsung Galaxy Note10 +: Ultra wide angle

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Galaxy Note10 + counter-competitors

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Video recorded with Samsung Galaxy Note10 +:

Video recorded with Huawei P30 Pro:

Video recorded with Apple iPhone XS Max:

Live Focus video:

Conclusion: the best top model so far

After a week's time with the Samsung Galaxy Note10 +, I still can't get my hands down. It is the best Samsung in a long time and so far the best flagship.

I've been pondering to find something bad to say about the Note10 +, but it has proved to be near impossible. It's a little silly that Samsung hasn't thrown a jack-stick dongle in the shin, but it's in the smithing department. It really does it all really well and it is a pleasure to use.

With a price that starts at8,499 kroner, the Samsung Galaxy Note10 + is not exactly cheap and not something everyone would like to invest in. But if you want the best, you have to pay for it and we think the Note10 + is worth the money. Sure, there is plenty of value for money in a OnePlus 7 Pro, but Note10 + turns it off in almost every area.

We give Samsung Galaxy Note10 + our top rating 6 out of 6 stars.

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