We passed by the review to Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, and that includes video, to say that after using it for 2 months, it is simply the perfect mobile today. Surely in some places there are mobiles that improve it, but if we take the proportion and balance of what is this mobile device itself, few approach it.
Samsung has been able to define this series Note with 10, for bring everything that has characterized it over the years and package it In such a compact device. And that's why we say that if you had never tried the Note series, because of the size, weight or larger screen, do not hesitate with the 10+. In fact, of the two, Note 10 and Note 10+, we openly recommend the latter. And that costing a little more. We will show what we found this great Samsung phone; and more when perhaps it is the last to merge with the Fold next year.
Simply we keep the telephone set as the first feature to pass before the big screen that Samsung mounts on the Galaxy Note 10. Another detail that we do not miss is how they have managed to put so much in so little weight. That is, we talk about a mobile phone with 6.78 screen. If we compare it to other phones, the Note 10 earns and the truth is that if you have to move with a phone with that screen, the day to day, if it weighs more, it can become a bit uncomfortable until you become to the.
The usability is perfect and we are facing a phone that as the weeks go by you will fall in love with it. As with the Galaxy s10. It is mainly due to the great variety of different elements that we have and that add experiences over time. You will like it at the beginning, but after the months it will be your precious object of your day to day telling yourself on a few occasions what Samsung has achieved-
Weight: Samsung gets the amazing
We have a section for this feature for a simple reason. The mobiles each time they have more screen and try to have a bigger battery to weigh the day to day with that list of functions, that if AOD, that if Dolby Atmos, that if stereo sound, games, etc.
It's great to have a big screen mobile, but and the weight. You will bear to make it to him, or it will cost you by his weight almost needing weeks in which your hand can hold it. In this case we have the Note 10+ that without cover It weighs very little for the screen and the mounting equipment. In fact one wonders what Samsung has done to put so much in so little space. The thing changes when you put a cover, because those extra grams if that is the difference in feeling that it is a heavier mobile. But it will be a matter of days when we get to him.
In fact here we can feel like other mobiles that are next to it, such as the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which are heavy, and that when they are put on a cover, it almost feels like lifting a slab. In fact the iPhone 11 Pro Max weighs even more than the OnePlus 7 Pro, to stay with a Note 10+ that is much lighter and that at the end of the day, it shows. And thick is just as fair to continue thinking the same as before, you can not put so much in so little place. Samsung has done it.
|screen||6.5 ”||6.67 ”||6.8 ”|
|Weight||226 grams||206 gr||196 gr.|
Design: elegance on the front
Samsung has done it again to prove that you can go from that ugly thing called notch to have a single screen hole which makes the front very elegant. If we add to this the minimum bevels, we are facing a very elegant front and of great presence.
The rear is glass and there we can see the size of the three cameras. Being placed laterally, without a case, the phone tilts a bit when we leave it on a flat surface. It seems that it doesn't matter, but it does. Very simple, you will use the S Pen and do it on a tilting phone, it does not give the same experience.
Everything is fixed when we put a case like Samsung's own silicone, Now it is flat and we can take notes and draw perfectly with our note.
As a detail comment on the width of the phone compared to the iPhone 11 Plus it shows a little and at the end of the day, with these terminals we need a daily “maneuverability” so that they are comfortable to use and take. In this case, the Note 10+ is very compact, look where you look at it.
In general terms, in the Samsung design it embroiders it and turns the Note 10 into the result of years of those edge curves, those bevels that are disappearing and those holes on the screen that place them in a more than special position in front of other phones. In fact when you go to a phone with notch, it seems to you the most horrific thing ever invented (and you think what power some have with their marketing to make what is ugly beautiful).
Screen and Samsung is still king
Samsung is king in this regard and thanks to the manufacturer of AMOLED, you can afford to go one step ahead of the competition; in fact other manufacturers already look at the mini-LEDs for a few years. Samsung's screen gives a sublime experience. Look from where you look at it. After almost two months of use. And even if your eyes get used to it, it's simply impressive to put any type of content on this screen.
Their 6.8 inches Dynamic AMOLED screen and its 498 pp, take you to discover how important a screen is in a terminal like this high-end.
Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor: safety, although with risks
With all the commotion of the fingerprint sensor problem and that Samsung has already repaired with a patch, Samsung's ultrasonic is pretty fast. While the rest use a sensor that takes a picture of your fingerprint, here everything goes by sound waves that they manage to make this sensor the safest on the planet.
It is a new technology, so Samsung also plays with fire. But it is what it has to innovate and not stare at the navel as others do. The truth that the location on the screen makes the terminal unlock is very natural, to give you the feeling that you are facing a device with the latest technology integrated in it; as is the case with the Galaxy S10 and that we have compared in this video with the Galaxy Note 10+.
The Dolby Atmos keeps climbing the best grades
Sometimes the necessary importance is not given to this aspect, but the sound in a Galaxy Note 10 is impressive. With Dolby Atmos all the time activated, we can feel the spatial sound to play series, videos on YouTube or play our favorite games without headphones. That is to say, that you are going to be able to share that experience with any friend or couple to show that new video of your YouTuber so that the serious ones are even noticed but well; You can always configure One UI to get the most out of the Galaxy sound.
If Samsung was already able to improve the S9 in the S10, in Note 10 we remain the same with an immersive sound that is able to surprise the most reluctant. It has enough volume for circumstances in which there may be noise and if we go to the headphones, the experience rises exponentially; in fact with the Galaxy Buds you will have a great audio experience.
Yes it is true that at maximum volume the phone vibrates, but we will not always upload it, since a little more than half there is more than enough to enjoy this multimedia content.
The One UI software experience
Even if you have a Galaxy M20, The experience that One UI gives is amazing. You can hardly get butts to this custom layer that are about to go to Android 10 to improve what is already sublime. Samsung is not only a team with great hardware, thanks to years of experience, it puts us before different resources and tools to value a Note 10 as it should. And in fact, most of the novelties of Android 10 are already in One UI.
We talk about ODA for color notifications, a secure folder with Knox and to have our most precious documents there, the reading mode for the moments of the night, a large number of options that we can adjust to adapt the experience, the ability to customize the edge bar for the apps we use most, Samsung Dex to handle the mobile from the PC; Game Booster to improve the gaming experience and other endless to customize the experience it gives.
Nor should we ignore the integrated screen recorder, edge lighting, Bixb routinesand (do not miss how to configure the routines on your Galaxy), the included QR scanner, to Windows connection that will allow us to make calls from the PC to pass them to the mobile, the dual messaging when having two SIMs. Do not miss this video where we teach you to configure all the settings of One UI to leave your Galaxy ready for use after having purchased it.
If you never dared with the S Pen, now is the time
I am a first time in the use of the S Pen, and like everything else in this life, you use things because you need them, not because you have to use it to "molar" or "look cool." In this case the S Pen adds up, but you have to look for that day to use it.
I found that moment when you go to class, when you have to write something down quickly. Simply you take out the S pen, write anything on the screen and keep it back in its hole. The note is saved and you have it there for when you need it. That is one of the experiences I've ended up getting used to.
At the hardware level, the S Pen arouses great interest. Firstly because you have the feeling of high precision according to pressures. Then it shows that we are facing a tool perfected by the years and that gives a great experience. It is another of the tips and that opens many perspectives of using this phone
If you never dared for a note, for its huge screen and that weight that you thought best, maybe it's time, since it opens a wide range of possibilities
Battery, neither more nor less what is needed
One of the best contributions of Note 10 it's 25w fast charge which allows us to charge the mobile in an hour. Not only this, but in a matter of 15 minutes we can reach 40 45% if we come from a 15. It is more than important that such a device, in more than a few minutes we have it available for hours.
And here we are facing another of the big differences before other terminals, like the S10 or Note 9. Fast charging works wonders for charging a terminal That will last us a whole day perfectly. Another thing is if we throw games at PUBG Mobile for an hour, since that time will go down.
There are users who arrive at 8 hours of screen, but with the same amount of hours of use as one that arrives at 5 hours. That is depending on how you use the terminal, you will have less or more hours of screen, but the same hours since you put it to charge.
The capture we share shows the battery usage. In this case we have bluetooth activated most of the time, automatic brightness, 5 gmail accounts (two synchronized automatically), a lot of games, apps of all kinds and social networks like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook in Chrome. In this case we have a bug with the Google app that consumes more than the account (in fact it is advisable to reset the phone to the factory and we will do that).
The gaming on the Note 10+ is ideal
We talk about a huge screen of a huge quality on a mobile that barely weighs for your size That is, it is a perfect one for gaming. If we add that amount of said hours to this, with that stereo dolby atmos sound, you will simply freak it out.
But the important thing is also the heating of the terminal. In PUBG Mobile, playing with 60FPS, it doesn't get hot just. And the battery, thanks to the September update, does a great job to not consume as much as I did with the first firmware when I had the phone in my hands in the last week of August.
CPU, graphics and performance: maximum level
We have already commented the efficiency achieved with the new CPU. A maximum example is PUBG Mobile with which we do not notice any type of overheating. We can also talk about the UFS file system that when moving with the gallery of images, videos and others, get us to just notice the opening and writing of files.
A Note 10+ that features 256GB of internal core memory, 12GB of RAM and a new Exynos CPU, the 9825, With new architecture plus UFS 3.0 it puts it as the best hardware today.
The combination of all these elements results in a valued "machine" that excels in all multimedia content, apps and other solutions. Counting on One UI, and as far as we know in the Amdroid 10 version the system is even lighter, we will have an experience that offers the best of faces from a Samsung phone.
The photograph in Note 10+
Samsung has not modified the lenses of Note 10 compared to those of S10; In fact you can use these tricks to take better photos with the S10 +. But we do notice improvements thanks to the use of the TOF sensor for captures where we need a little more sharpness at the depth field level. It also happens in portrait photos. What is appreciable is the “watercolor” of the effect when we apply the software zoom to the maximum and in which we see how the Galaxy Note 10+ computer photography works.
We stand out in those day photos how is it able to automatically capture moving objects, as in this case with cars, without losing a bit of quality and do not appear out of focus. These are the details that turn the automatic mode into a tool to forget about delicacies and give beautiful photographs as results.
These two show well how successful the telephoto and the dynamic approach, which could be better, but used in this way by merging the color with the b / w, a great result is achieved.
At portrait mode is still far from the Google Camera in the Pixels, although thanks to the TOF it does get better results than those seen in the previous Galaxy S and Note camera app. The ultra wide angle does give great photos if we take the ideal perspective. These:
He night mode lets look more clearly and in a more polished software if we compare it to that of the S10. Although these improvements will not take long, if not already so, in the S10. You are next with the night mode.
To enjoy some portraits in the sharpest selfies and more real we recommend that we go from beauty mode, although for many users it will be difficult not to use it when it comes out better in the photos. Yes we noticed that here Samsung has to work more for selfies to go much better.
We are facing the phone that better record video on a mobile, although it must be said that when there are few light circumstances, at least until the September update, a greater noise than seen in the S10 is generated. Hopefully they will correct that noise and in low light circumstances it will be recorded with better quality when there are not enough light sources.
We highlight the ability you have to record and using the zoom on a subject determined from the scene, the sound of the microphone volume is increased. In fact, it now has a built-in one to improve this function and the truth is that we can highlight our son's voice when he is on a birthday, to give an example.
What we miss
It is in the box where we do not understand how Samsung, when launching its first mobile without Audiojack and with USB Type-C, it does not include some basic adapters. That is, you will have to buy a type-C to A adapter to connect it to your computer; as long as it does not have a USB Type-C connection.
For a phone that at its launch has gone over 1,100 euros, it costs nothing to put those adapters, and more when they have them in some regions. That is, some users, depending on where they buy it, will have it and others will not.
And we miss in some moments to the audio jack connector. A case more than evident. We want to continue playing PUBG mobile and we have little battery left. We play with the USB Type-C headphones because it is vital to play in squads in this Battle Royale, and, or we buy a double adapter to keep the headphones connected and connect the charging (something that Samsung does not recommend because it can cause problems) , or we have to remove the headphones and charge the phone to continue playing without being able to use our voice; It is impossible today, if you do not spend more than one hundred euros on wireless headphones. And yes, we miss them in those moments.
Final opinion: you will fall in love again week after week
We are simply facing the perfect phone. We can stay in one of its best elements, and then we detail in the pros and cons, but the feeling that leaves us is that It is complete in the balance of all its components. Its screen, its Dolby Atmos stereo sound, its 256GB of RAM base storage, its low weight for its more than 6.8 inches of screen, its elegance on the front for a whole screen, its on-screen fingerprint sensor, its One UI, its CPU with new architecture to not notice overheating, its S Pen for air gestures, its just battery to get up to date and all that software that puts the icing on the cake for a bestial experience at all levels.
It is a mobile of which you're going to fall in love as the weeks go by. It will not be the wow of the first days, but as a month, the next and the next, you will continue to be delighted by the engineering piece that Samsung has been able to launch to the market. Do not be fooled if you come from other brands, the Galaxy Note 10+ is a phone to live it and have it in hand and test your daily experience. There is nothing like it. It's that simple.
Finally, If you never went through a Note series phone, now is the perfect time. And more if we know that it may soon merge with the Fold; that is, we would see the Note evolving into another type of experience.
- Editor rating
- 4.5 star rating
€ 1,109 €
Portability (size / weight)
- Amazing to have so much screen and so much weight
- The performance of the new architecture improves with the new updates
- The hole on the screen and the fingerprint sensor on the screen make it unique
- The screen is the best there is now in the market
- The great balance between all its components
- Samsung does not supply the USB Type-C to A adapter
- It lacks a little more battery
- Having to use a double USB Type-C adapter to charge the phone while playing PUBG Mobile with headphones
- The photograph receives changes, but not those drastic ones that we can expect from a phone that goes from 1,100 euros
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