Galaxy Note 10 vs. Galaxy Note 10+: What Are The Key Differences?
Karamchand Rameshwar - Aug 08, 2019
Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are the latest Samsung flagship. Check out our comparison to find out what their differences are.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series finally goes official in a launch event today. The lineup includes the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. There weren’t a lot of things that we haven’t already known about the duo since their details had been revealed by many leaks in the last few months. The two Galaxy Note 10 smartphones share a lot of similarities, including the chipset, cameras, connectivity features, and more. In this article, we will compare the two together to share what their key differences are.
Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+: Price
Let’s start the comparison with the price of the two. While the Galaxy Note 10 costs $949 (around Rs. 67,200) for the variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. You can get more RAM by purchasing the option with 12GB of RAM for $1049 (around Rs. 74,300). However, that option is only available for the 5G version.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 10+ will be available in two variants - 12GB RAM + 256GB storage and 12GB RAM / 512GB storage. The former is priced at $1,099 (around Rs. 78,300), whereas the latter is priced at $1,199 (around Rs. 85,400). Samsung also offers 5G-capable versions with the same memory configurations for $1,299 (around Rs. 92,400) for the 256GB storage option and $1,399 (around Rs. 1 lakh) for the 512GB variant.
Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+: Display & Design
On the front, the two smartphones sport nearly bezel-less displays, with a small hole placed at the top center. The standard Note 10 comes with a 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution and 401 ppi. On the other hand, the Note 10+ is equipped with a massive 6.8-inch AMOLED panel with Quad-HD+ display and a 498 ppi. Both phones’ display are HDR10+ certified and embedded with an ultrasonic fingerprint reader underneath.
Display-wise, it is clear that the Galaxy Note 10+’s display is much better than that of its sibling Note 10. Its screen is larger with a higher resolution & 498 ppi as well. However, the massive size of 6.8 inches might be too much for some users, so I would recommend you to try it before making the purchase.
In terms of design, we can’t really see any noticeable difference at the back panel. They are available in the same color variants - Aura Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black. However, the Note 10 is also available in Pink color but this is just a special edition limited to several markets.
The most significant one is, once again, their sizes.
Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+: Processor & Camera
Moving to the processor, both phones are powered by either an Exynos 9825 SoC or a Snapdragon 855 SoC, depending on regions they launch. However, the Galaxy Note 10 is offered in two variants with 8GB RAM and 12GB RAM, whereas both Note 10 options pack 12GB of RAM. Moreover, the Note 10 only has 256GB storage in both options, while the Note 10+ comes in a 512GB storage variant. Interestingly, Samsung only offers storage expansion on the Note 10+ via a microSD card slot up to 1TB.
Camera-wise, the Note 10 is equipped with a triple camera setup, including a 12MP primary sensor with a variable aperture (f/1.5-1.8-2.4), a 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.2 aperture with 2x optical zoom support, and a 16MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture. On the other hand, the Note 10+ has a quad-camera setup, which is almost the same as that of its sibling aside from the additional ToF 3D VGA camera.
Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+: Battery
The Galaxy Note 10 packs a 3,500 mAh battery, which is quite low for a flagship these days. Meanwhile, the Note 10 Plus packs a larger 4,300 mAh battery. The former supports 25W fast charging tech, while the latter is said to support 45W fast charging solution though Samsung doesn’t include a 45W charger in the box. Both of them also have the reverse wireless charging capability, with the caps being 12W and 15W for the Note 10 and Note 10+, respectively.
Battery-wise, I am a bit worried about the Note 10 series. It might be enough for the 4G variant, but things might get worse when you get the 5G version because using 5G network will drain more battery.