Galaxy Note 10 / 10 Plus Impressions: The $1300 flagship with no headphone jack!

by birtanpublished on September 27, 2020

the Galaxy Note has consistently been Samsung's biggest best most capable phone of the year but the last few generations haven't been substantially different from the Galaxy S that launches six months before well in 2019

Samsung's frankly doing more of the same the Galaxy Note tendon Note 10 Plus aren't substantially different from the galaxy s 10 plus but you know what that's not really a problem the s10 plus is already my favorite phone of the year

So this is what happens when you take that phone and add in an S Pen here's everything that you can expect to see in the note 10 and Note 10 plus I'm gonna start with everything that's

Great about the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 plus because there is a lot to cover here and that story always starts for Samsung with the hardware the Galaxy Note 10 and 10 plus don't look just like the S 10 and s 10 plus they have their

Own little style going on it's a little flatter a little boxy or a little more edgy and the colors are absolutely beautiful though aura glow in particular looks like a different color and every single lighting and at every angle you

See it doesn't matter that it's a smudge magnet the aura glow is the one you want you get the typical Samsung layout with a USB port and speaker on the bottom but you'll notice that there's a missing headphone jack we'll get back to that in

A little bit but the other thing that's missing is the bixby button knowing that this phone is gigantic and it's gonna be really hard to reach up to the power button the power button goes where the bixby button used to be and you can long

Press it to launch bixby now believe me it just takes a couple seconds and you're gonna feel much better about where that button is whether you get the bigger Note 10 plus or smaller Note 10 you're getting the same quality dynamic

AMOLED panel that you find in the galaxy s 10 zeros and once again that's a great thing because those are already the best screens you can get today and yes the note 10 is only 1080p you're not gonna notice the difference especially on that

Smaller size and you know what the note 10 plus is set to 1080p by default anyway just as expected the Galaxy Note 10 in note 10 plus have insane spec sheets you have eight or twelve gigs of ram 256 or 512 gigs of storage and the

Note 10 plus is going to be an absolute monster with battery life with a 4500 milliamp hour battery the note 10 with a 3500 milliamp hour battery should be right on average for a modern Samsung phone the big upgrade comes with

Refilling those batteries both phones support 25 watt fast charging and the note 10 plus supports 45 watt fast charging you're going to be able to fill up the phone in about an hour with the right charger one thing that the Galaxy

Note will have that the Galaxy S will never have is spen and in 2019 Samsung has moved things around a little bit it's a little more ergonomic the button has moved up to be easier to press and it has an

Accelerometer and gyroscope in it so that you can actually twirl around to make air gestures with the s-pen from a distance it's the same kind of gimmick as before it's not gonna change anybody's mind about whether to get a

Note of our galaxy s but if you're already a die-hard s-pen fan this is just icing on the cake as you can tell the note 10 and note 10 plus have a lot going for them but it's not all perfect as you can imagine there are some

Shortcomings in these two phones my biggest complaint with the Galaxy Note 1004 the Galaxy S 10 it's the same sensors the same lens arrangement and Samsung isn't claiming that the photo quality has improved it all I think the

Galaxy S tens cameras are really good and they're consistent and I personally think that the wide-angle is one of the best in the industry but the shot-to-shot quality just doesn't match the Google pixel 3 or Huawei P 30 Pro

Let alone the forthcoming flagships from Google and Huawei later this year instead of improving the outright photo quality Samsung is including frankly useless and niche features like a our doodle which is really neat as a kind of

Party game where you can just draw on somebody's face as they stand in a room but it's not something you're gonna use after the first time that you open up the camera app and take out the s-pen and I said we were gonna get back to it

But the biggest downside this generation with the Galaxy Note 10 and 10 plus there is no headphone jack now we all knew it was gonna come at some point Samsung had to get rid of the headphone jack but I never would have expected

That it would come in the Galaxy Note series of all phones the Galaxy Note is Samsung's biggest fan service device and I would have expected that that headphone jack would come out of the Galaxy S 11 instead but they get to

Temper the waters here and see just how much people are gonna revolt by removing it on the most important phone for their fans so now that we know everything that's shared in the note 10 series let's talk about the differences between

The 10 and 10 plus the biggest difference is that the note 10-plus is huge yes Samsung has done a great job of shrinking down the bezels and the infinity display makes it a little bit

Narrower but this is still a six point eight inch display and it is a big big phone the Galaxy Note 10 is much more manageable it's just larger than a galaxy s 10 but smaller than an S 10 plus and it splits

The difference in terms of battery life as well by the 3500 milliamp hour battery but what's the other shortcoming no micro SD card slot which is a little bit funny considering Samsung could fit that

In the galaxy s 10 II which is a fraction of the size I'll just come right out and say it if you're looking for a Galaxy Note 10 the one to buy is the note 10 plus yes it's gigantic but you're a Galaxy Note fan you want a

Gigantic phone you're gonna get the biggest battery the best specs all of the performance that you need and you get a gigantic display to game and write and draw and watch and do everything that you want to on a phone of course

You have to pay for that it's $1,100 to start and you're gonna go up from there if you want to get 512 gigs of storage or a forthcoming 5g model if you're dying to use an S Pen but you're just put off by how huge the note 10 got or

You're surprised by its price tag then it's reasonable I suppose to start looking at the note 10 at 950 dollars you of course get a more reasonable size but you keep the s-pen unfortunately there are those aforementioned trade

Offs the battery life just isn't gonna be as substantial you lose the micro SD card slot and you're kind of defeating the purpose of having a note in the first place by getting a smaller 6.3 inch display if you like the note 10

Just for its size and you're kind of indifferent on the s-pen you're far better off saving one to two hundred dollars and getting a Galaxy S 10 or S 10 plus they're similarly sized but they're also cheaper and you're gonna

Get a headphone jack a micro SD card slot and in the case of the galaxy s 10 plus you're gonna get better battery life it just doesn't seem like the Galaxy No 10 is much of a note at all when you

Look at it that way so from my perspective you either go all the way and get yourself a Galaxy Note 10.1 and you get yourself an s10 or s10 plus for a couple hundred dollars less the Galaxy Note 10

Really aggressive deals for pre-orders and trade-ins could tilt the scales for you on either phone though if you preorder from Samsung you're gonna get a hundred or one hundred and fifty dollar gift card instantly and Samsung's giving

You top dollar for trading in your current phone now there are lots of different variables here but you could get two to six hundred dollars off your new note 10 or 10 plus by trading in an old phone even something that's several

Years old but even at full retail price the Galaxy Note 10 per ticular is an incredible phone yes even without a headphone jack the note 10 in note 10 plus pay service to everything that Galaxy Note fans want and they're going

To be incredible upgrades for any note owner thanks for hanging out with me and learning about the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 plus to see everything that we do here at Android central be sure to LIKE and subscribe to us on YouTube and

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