Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review and user experience
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review and user experience

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is Samsung’s most capable mobile and proves it with an excellent hardware and software experience.

We have spent some days using the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, a mobile that not only aspires to be the best and largest Samsung mobile so far but also continues to bet on tools that make it practically the best mobile for users of a more professional profile.

Features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

 

  • Screen:
    • Dynamic AMOLED technology with HDR10 + certification and 1200 nits of brightness.
    • QHD + resolution  (3040 x 1440 pixels, 498 ppi).
    • 6.8 inches  in 19: 9 ratio.
  • Performance:
    • Samsung  Exynos 9825  manufactured at 7nm.
      • CPU: 2 núcleos and 2.8 GHz, 2 núcleos and 2.4 GHz y 4 núcleos and 1.8 GHz.
      • GPU: Mali-G76.
      • Neural unit for AI.
    • 12 GB  of DDR4X RAM.
    • 256 GB or 512 GB   of UFS 3.0 storage.
    • MicroSD up to 512 GB  in the slot of the second SIM card.
  • Cameras:
    • Frontal:
      • 10 Mpx with aperture f / 2.2  and autofocus with 80º angle.
    • Rear:
      • Main camera (77º wide) of  16 Mpx with a variable aperture between f / 1.5 and f /2.4, autofocus and optical stabilizer. Dual Pixel
      • Camera wide-angle (123 °) 12 Megapixel with f / 2.2 and autofocusing. Dual Pixel
      • Camera telephoto (45 ° angle) 12 Megapixel with f / 2.4, autofocus and optical stabilizer. Dual Pixel
      • Camera  DepthVision for depth measurement on the scene with VGA resolution, the aperture of f / 1.4 and 72º angle.
    • Connections:
      • Charging port ( fast at 45 W ) and data ( USB 3.1 ) with USB-C connector.
        • 25 W charger included.
      • Qi wireless charging  zone  at the rear:
        • Able to charge the mobile at 15 W.
        • Able to charge other mobiles and accessories at 9 W.
      • Ethernet compatibility with a USB-C adapter and WiFi a / b / g / n / ac / ax  (Wi-Fi 4/5/6 ). Wi-Fi Direct ANT +. NFC Bluetooth 5.0 .
    • Size and weight:
      • 3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm.
      • 196 g.

The Galaxy Note 10+ offers the most technical level

After the consecutive delays of the Galaxy Fold, the samsung note 10 plus had the maximum responsibility to demonstrate what Samsung is capable of doing. The Galaxy Note is an opportunity to show prestige at a technical level, and it seems that once again, they have succeeded.

 

We have the Exynos 9825 processor, which is an improvement over the already excellent Exynos 9820 that the Galaxy S10 had. We have 12 GB of RAM and an internal storage UFS 3.0, with crazy speeds and capacities of 256 and 512 GB, expandable by microSD card. You may think that it may be too much memory, but given its price, including some figure that was not the best of the best would have been an insult.

All this translates into a performance without any doubt, for the present, but also for the future. Other technologies that could not be missing are WiFi 6, a technology that few mobiles have included today, wireless charging and fast charging, although to get the maximum load we will have to bet on a charger that is sold separately.

Another technological aspect that we really liked about this terminal is the integrated fingerprint scanner on the screen. Virtually the entire mobile device market has decided to bet on fingerprint readers with on-screen optical technology, while Samsung decided to bet on ultrasound. This technology did not convince us at all in our analysis of the Galaxy S10 + since at that time it was a very slow technology (which improved in updates). In the Galaxy Note 10+, we find a technology that is already mature and works great.

Reverse wireless charging is another technical aspect that we do not see in most phones. Huawei was a pioneer in this technology, but Samsung has better understood the value of a technology that is not efficient enough to charge another person’s mobile, but it is with accessories. For example, if I go on a trip I can take my old Samsung Gear S3 and not have to carry its charger because I can charge the watch with my own mobile. The same if I had some Galaxy Buds.

samsung note 10 plus gives a twist to its iconic design

One of Samsung’s biggest challenges as a manufacturer is to remain relevant in terms of design while adapting to market trends. Already with the arrival of the S6, the firm was right with a design based on metal and curved crystals that have been perfecting year after year without major changes.

 

The glass is still the preferred material for the back of a smartphone, but within the choice of glass, we have more and more striking options. Not only in the choice of colours, but also of the effects whose mobiles show when the light strikes them.

It is precisely Aura Glow the most striking model, which is a twist to a design that is already sufficiently perfected. The base is a silver model, but as the light strikes it, we see reflections of red, yellow, green. It looks like a rainbow and you never see it the same way.

They are colours that also affect the curve itself. It is very colourful.

Aura Glow is the most striking model and the greatest novelty in terms of design, but if you prefer a more sober colour that does not capture so many looks, you have a variety to choose from.

Another notable change in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ lies in the location of the cameras. For years, Samsung has stoically maintained a unique and concrete location, to move to the current trend, and today most mobile phones are betting on the location we see in the Note 10+.

If we see the Galaxy Note 10+ exploded view itself, we have the feeling that the location of the camera is more optimal internally. (Source: iFixit)

Beyond the aesthetic change, we understand that this configuration allows us to achieve a more optimal internal design, or at least it is the feeling that leaves us if we see the iFixtit exploded view.

Speaking of design details, the camera hole is not located there by chance. If this location has been chosen, it is because there is no other type of mobile that makes use of it. Today, in a market where all mobile phones are a screen on almost the entire front, it is these decisions that make one indistinguishable from another. We do not consider it an advantage or disadvantage, but simply a differential point.

For the rest, the greatest achievement in terms of design maybe that beyond how the terminal looks, despite its gigantic display it is very comfortable to handle on a day-to-day basis. In my opinion, it is the most important, since in the end when we use the mobile we do not use it seeing the rear.

Perhaps a detail that can become more controversial in this design is the location of the buttons. The power button goes to occupy the location that the Bixby button had in other Galaxy and playing that double function. It is a bit of getting used to (especially if you are one of those who access the camera by double-clicking on the power button) and I think it would have been better to keep this button on the right side, although we do not consider it a major problem either.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

A delight for multimedia consumption

If we had to highlight an element in which Samsung has no rival, it would clearly be the screen. Here we do not only refer to the Galaxy, since Samsung has managed to turn its screen division into a reference of excellence, and it is that practically all manufacturers that claim to have the best screens, these are manufactured by Samsung.

And it is the company’s own phones that feed that prestige, with panels that year after year manage to be the best screen at the time of launch. And the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is no exception.

The 6.8-inch screen (in 19: 9 aspect ratio) with Dynamic AMOLED technology is huge. In terms of colour, resolution and brightness, it is able to reach the best figures of excellence that we have ever seen on a panel, offering a magnificent viewing experience in virtually any situation.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review and user experience
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