Samsung has just formalized its new range Note. But this year, the Galaxy Note 10 is also accompanied by the Galaxy Note 10+. What are the differences between the two devices? Answer in our comparison.
In 8 years of existence, the range Note had not known that. While Samsung has just formalized the Galaxy Note 10, we were able to take control, we discover that for the first time … the manufacturer offers us two variants of ultra-high-end, with the additional appearance of the Galaxy Note 10 +.
Two variants of a Galaxy Note in addition to the Galaxy S10 and future Galaxy Fold, that makes many spearheads for the brand. But can we already identify the differences between these Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+? To see more clearly, we explain them for you.
Surprise, the Galaxy Note 10+ is bigger
As is customary, the main difference is to be seen on the side of the size of the two devices, as the little “+” decked out the second suggests. While the Note range has historically been a large format, we are entitled to a little more measurement this year.
Thus, the traditional Samsung Galaxy Note 10 measures 71.8 x 151 x 7.9 mm, against 77.2 x 162.3 x 7.9 mm for the Note 10+. Note 10+ is about 5 mm wider and about 11 mm larger than its little brother, but not thicker.
Who says bigger also says heavier. The Galaxy Note 10 weighs 168 grams on the scale, against 196 grams for the Note 10+.
A better definition on the Note 10+
This enlargement is obviously justified by the presence of a larger screen. The Galaxy Note 10 is equipped with a 6.3-inch AMOLED panel. Note 10+ is equipped with a slab of 6.8 inches.
This is not the only difference. Indeed, the Note 10+ is the only one this year to support a maximum definition in Quad HD + at 3040 x 1444p, against a Full HD + of 2280 x 1080p on Note 10.
Both models, however, are HDR10 + compatible and offer superior display quality.
Best portrait mode on Note 10+
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have exactly the same dorsal photo configuration. The 12-megapixel main sensor with f / 1.5 or f / 2.4 variable aperture with OIS adds a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with f / 2.2 aperture and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens in f /2.1, also taking advantage of the OIS.
There is, however, a significant difference between the two: the Galaxy Note 10+ is also equipped with a TOF sensor. The latter allows the phone to effectively understand the distances between the smartphone, the subject and the background, to create a more natural portrait mode. This is a sensor that has already been used on the Huawei P30 Pro, and that works wonders.
Also, if you like taking portraits in portrait mode, it will be better to favor the Galaxy Note 10+. Note 10 is also capable of course, but their quality will not be the same.
Faster refill on the Note 10+
Charging has also evolved this year, reaching powers never seen before for Samsung. The Galaxy Note 10 is equipped with a battery of 3500 mAh, while the Galaxy Note 10+, larger, recovers 4300 mAh.
Both smartphones are compatible with the manufacturer’s new 25W quick charging and come with a compatible charger. However, the Galaxy Note 10+ can reach 45 W with a charger adapted … which will not be provided automatically by Samsung.
Micro SD cards are for Galaxy Note 10+ only
This news will not please consumers. Only the Galaxy Note 10+ is compatible with micro SD cards this year, up to 2 TB. The Galaxy Note 10 will not have access.
That said, both Galaxy Note 10 benefit from an ultra-fast internal memory in UFS 3.0, which is already excellent in itself.
Prices and configs of Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+
The Galaxy Note 10 will only be available in one version at 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It will be sold at $959.
The Galaxy Note 10+ benefits from 12GB of RAM, and will be sold with 256 or 512 GB of storage. At 256 GB, it will be sold $1,109, against $1209 for the 512 GB version.