Samsung Note 10 Specs
Dimensions & Weight:
Dimensions: 71.8 x 151.0 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 168 g
6.3" FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display (2280x1080)
10MP Selfie Camera
F.No (aperture): F2.2
> Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
> 0.5x out and 2x in optical zoom
> Up to 10x digital zoom
> HDR10+ recording
> Tracking AF
16MP Ultra Wide Camera
F.No (aperture): F2.2
12MP Wide-angle Camera
Dual Aperture: F1.5 mode/F2.4 mode
12MP Telephoto Camera
F.No (aperture): F2.1
25 W; 45 W (optional)
Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black, Aura Blue
Android 9 Pie with Samsung UI
Samsung Note 10 review
Samsung Galaxy Note series is widely known for providing “big screen phones”. However recently on August 7 2019 it has launched a relatively smaller phone compared to is predecessors, that is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
While nowadays many people are talking about Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus, the regular note 10 is more compact and a relatively cheaper model. It’s compactness makes it easier to hold in one hand where as the pro version is simply to big for quite a few people. The Galaxy Note 10 model has loads to offer. However, there are some trade offs that you should consider before buying this phone.
Samsung Note 10's Display and Design
As far as design goes the Note 10 is like any other Samsung phone with glass at the front and back of the phone along with a glossy metal frame that might get scratched quickly if not handled properly. Thus, it would be a safer option to use a case if you happen to be a bit clumsy. A 10-megapixel selfie camera is embedded into a tiny punch at the top center of the phone which is disliked by some people however in my opinion, I think it is much better than the traditional camera of earlier Samsung models. A major plus point of the model as I have mention earlier is it’s compact design even compared to the Samsung Galaxy s10 which is not usually the case when you compare the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Note devices. However, there are some major flaw in the design of the Note 10 model. One mainly being the button placement as unlike other phones such as the Samsung Galaxy s10 plus, the iPhone 11 pro, the Note 10 has its power key on the left side of the phone which can problem for regular mobile phone users. There is an IP 68 grating for water and dust resistance, an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner and a face unlock feature that has been fast and reliable most of the time.
An additional feature of the Galaxy Note 10 is its stylus pen. Some users may find it trivial however it comes in handy if you want to draw something on your phone, taking notes by hand, editing videos on the go or if you want to control your phone’s camera form a distance.
Samsung Note 10's Camera
While we are talking about the camera, I think it is safe to say that the Note 10 has one of the best, if not the best camera among all the other mobile phones present in today's market, with a 16-MP back camera and a 10-MP front camera. It can take amazing quality pictures and shoot excellent videos with a wide angle, irregular of telephoto lens. Some camera samples are
Besides regular photos it also produces lovely low light photos both in auto and dedicated night mode. Portrait shots are also one of the best you can on any phone either you take them using main wide angle or using selfie camera. Speaking about the front camera, it can record great quality 4K videos and if you switch to the main camera it can record excellent 4K 60fps videos however if you want to use wide angle of telephoto lens than you would have to use 30 fps mode. It can also record live videos with both main and front cameras however this feature works only with faces and we can definitely tell it is a fake blurry background. I would not recommend you to use this feature for live streaming of something important however it might look ok for social media. At the end of the day if you want to shoot some amazing 4K videos with great audio but you don’t have a camera then the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is the only thing you need.
Samsung Note 10's Software and Performance
The Note 10 is great when it comes day-to-day tasks and gaming performance as it can handle almost everything you can throw at it, the gaming experience is enhanced by the great stereo loudspeaker system and the built in game launcher further optimizes the performance and overall experience. You can rest assured that the phone can handle the latest 3D titles on the highest graphic settings without breaking a sweat.
One user interface is built on top of Android 9 and it’s the same as all other Samsung phones, loaded with features and customizations options but at the same time it looks nice and clean. The phone will remain fast and responsive even if you install a large number of apps.
Samsung Note 10's Battery Life
Battery life is quite longer than you would expect considering the 3500maH low capacity power bank inside the phone and you can get up to 8 hours of screen time however if you use the device more intensively you will get up to 5 to 6 hours of screen time which may not be the best but it is still a great result. It has 25 watts of fast battery charging and 15 watts of wireless charging which is good however the Note 10 plus supports faster charging speeds both in wired and wireless modes.
Samsung Note 10's Drawbacks
Although the Note 10 might be a great phone however it is not at all perfect and some major flaws. One of these flaws is that it does not have a headphone jack whereas the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus still has this feature. Anther flaw is that there is no micro SD card slot where as the Note 10 plus dual SIM card model has this feature.
After using the phone, I really enjoyed its compact design and using the S-pen, even though I was spectacle about Samsung’s decision to use a 1080p screen on this phone but I can assure you that this is very good. As for the flaws of this phone I really wish it had a micro SD slot, there is no headphone jack and if you constantly switch from one phone to another then you might find the button placement a little bit weird. Apart from these drawbacks the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is a superb phone that has an excellent build with one of the best cameras, good battery life, a UI that is loaded with features and most importantly excellent all-round performance. Therefore it is easy to say that this is one Samsung’s best phones and definitely one of the advanced smartphone available in today’s market.