Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Summary

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with the best-rated features of the Galaxy S10 Plus and more. If you are looking for a phone that can do it all, the Note 10 Plus is right up your alley.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is all about a great look. On the front, content is displayed on a 6.8-inch screen, surrounded by the thinnest bezels we have ever seen. The hole-punch camera is still there but it’s smaller than on the S10 Plus, you will hardly notice it.

The screen is the same Dynamic AMOLED display first introduced on the S10 lineup with a resolution of 3,040 x 1,440. Plus, the screen is HDR10+ certified.

The tech isn’t disappointing. What you have with the Note 10 is a vivid, sharp, and black screen. In fact, the display’s black level is such that you will have no trouble seeing the darkest scenes of Dark, a show that doesn’t fall short of these moments.

Under direct sunlight, the screen can get bright enough to make everything visible to you as usual.

While it seems like the Note 10 Plus has everything it needs to claim the throne of the smartphone with the best display, there is still something missing – a higher refresh rate.

Handsets like OnePlus 7 Pro has a refresh rate of 90Hz, which makes things seem faster. And it would be nice if Samsung can add that to their phones.


Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 855 paired with RAM of 12GB. This combination is more than enough for most users nowadays. Apps open in a blink of an eye and switching from one app to another is quick.

The raw power of this phone is top-notch and its benchmark score can attest. Note 10 Plus’s Antutu performance is among the best we have ever tested, only beaten by OnePlus 7 Pro. Geekbench score is top of the line but its single-core results are behind those of iPhone XS Max.

Gaming isn’t a problem with this phone. Alto’s Odyssey and PUBG: Mobile run without a hiccup on the phone. After around 45 minutes, you will notice an increase in the temperature of the handset. After a few hours, the phone still runs smoothly without any stutters.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus’s onboard storage is 256GB and there is a MicroSD card in case you want to bump that up. The 512GB version is also available.


With RAM of 12GB, you can be sure that you can hold on to the Note 10 Plus for at least 2 years as that much is enough to future-proof your handset.

An abundant amount of RAM paired with a powerful chipset and the Note 10 Plus can handle almost anything you want, even gaming at maximum settings.

12GB is what most gamers desire as it ensures a smooth experience with most mobile games.


The handset draws power from a 4,300mAh battery. Under moderate use, you can expect to have 30% of power left at the end of the day.

That performance is decent but far from great. Those who like gaming will find their phone lost most of their power when night falls. On days with light use, you can have half of the battery when you get home from work.

Samsung isn’t the first, nor the only phone maker to jump on the bandwagon of offering a large battery.

Huawei gives its P30 Pro a 4,200mAh battery, making the handset one of the smartphones with the longest battery life.

When compared with another Samsung phone, the Note 10 Plus can’t even outlast the Galaxy S10 Plus in the video playback test. When we played a YouTube video at 1080p at max brightness, Note 10 managed to survive for 12 and a half hours. On the other hand, the S10 Plus, with its 4,100mAh battery, lasted for 10 minutes more, and the P30 Pro tops the chart with 16 hours.

For gamers and those who take photos a lot, bringing along a portable charger is advisable. If you want to prolong the time you have with the phone between charges, go for the battery-saving modes.

Good news for those who are looking to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, the phone comes with a 25-watt charger out of the box to improve the performance of the Quick Charge 2.0.

This combination works as it takes the phone only 1 hour and 2 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%, beating competitors like OnePlus 7 Pro, which needs 1 hour and 14 minutes.


Samsung adds a quite versatile camera setup to the Galaxy S10 and Note 10, with the latter sporting a triple-camera setup consisting of a 12MP primary lens, with an aperture of f/1.5 to f/2.4, paired with optical image stabilization, a 12MP telephoto camera with an aperture of f/2.1 and OIS, and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/2.2.

The Note 10 Plus has something the Note 10 doesn’t, which is the time-of-flight to improve the cameras’ ability to capture depth. Overall, the feature works, but expect to see smooth out details even with good lighting.

We have a wider aperture with the telephoto lens so expect better low-light shots.

The camera app takes pictures and opens quickly, with the overall experience similar to what you have with the S10 Plus.

The versatile camera setup produces photos with solid quality but there are some drawbacks to be mentioned here. Sometimes the telephoto lens misses details and oversharpens shots.

The wide-angle lens on the Note 10 Plus falls short when compared with the equivalence on the Huawei P30 Pro. When there isn’t enough light, the Night Mode might produce worse shots than the standard one.

When you use the Night Mode, standing very still is advisable if you want to unleash its full power. However, the photos taken with this mode often look flat, so you might want to think twice before going for it.

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Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Full Specifications

  • Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71 - Canada
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - Global, LATAM
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps
  • Announced 2019, August 07
  • Status Available. Released 2019, August 23
  • Dimensions 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight 196 g (6.91 oz)
  • Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
  • SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified) IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) Stylus (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)
  • Type Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 6.8 inches, 114.0 cm2 (~91.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~498 ppi density)
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • HDR10+ Always-on display
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; One UI 2
  • Chipset Exynos 9825 (7 nm) - EMEA/LATAM Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) - USA/China
  • CPU Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2x2.4 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4x1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA/LATAM Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485) - USA/China
  • GPU Mali-G76 MP12 - EMEA/LATAM Adreno 640 - USA/China
  • Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) - dual SIM model only
  • Internal 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
  • UFS 3.0
main camera
  • Modules 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.1, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm, Super Steady video 0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)
  • Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
  • Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
selfie camera
  • Modules 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
  • Video 2160p@30fps
  • Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack No
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • NFC Yes
  • Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
  • USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Sensors Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Samsung DeX (desktop experience support) ANT+ Bixby natural language commands and dictation
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4300 mAh battery
  • Charging Fast charging 45W USB Power Delivery 3.0 Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
  • Colors Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black, Aura Blue
  • Models SM-N975F, SM-N975U, SM-N9750, SM-N975U1, SM-N975W, SM-N975N, SM-N975X
  • SAR 0.35 W/kg (head)     0.70 W/kg (body)    
  • SAR EU 0.19 W/kg (head)     1.40 W/kg (body)    
  • Performance AnTuTu: 342208 (v7), 438622 (v8) GeekBench: 10403 (v4.4), 2154 (v5.1) GFXBench: 24fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
  • Display Contrast ratio: infinite (nominal)
  • Camera Photo
  • Loudspeaker -26.0 LUFS (Very good)
  • Audio quality Noise -94.0dB / Crosstalk -95.1dB
  • Battery life Endurance rating 107h