Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review
A mobile experience that rolls a professional camera, gaming console, and computer in one
The price is pretty fantastic at £46 per month on a 24-month contract, with unlimited minutes, texts, and data. With this, you know you can use the phone all day long without worrying about usage limits.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has a large 6.3” Cinematic Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED Display. The ‘Dynamic’ element indicates that the display adapts to both bright daylight and night. There is an FHD+ resolution of 2,280x 1,080 pixels, which equates to 401 pixels per inch.
With HDR10+, the Note 10 exacts true contrast and tone when watching YouTube videos. If this all sounds a bit tech-heavy, then just know that the display is more vibrant, bold, bright, and true than nearly all other displays.
The Note has an Always On Display and a tiny front-facing camera lens, that sits within the top part of the display.
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Small on bezels, big on durability
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is made from durable Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and high-polish metal. It has possibly the smallest bezels we have ever seen. You can choose between Aura Black and Aura Glow.
The phone is slim at 7.9mm and light at 168g. It is IP68 certified, so splashes and dust are of no concern.
Advanced processing power
The Note 10 has a 7nm 2.73GHz octa-core processor with 8GB RAM. This is once again the best processor around. It is paired up with a slimmer vapour chamber cooling system, enhanced NPU, and improved AI. Your gaming and multi-tasking experiences are simply cutting-edge.
Phone Set Up
An on-screen ultrasonic fingerprint scanner detects the 3D valleys and ridges of your fingerprint, for invisible security. If you prefer, you can use Face Recognition instead, or go old school with a PIN.
In the box
This Samsung phone comes with a hefty 256GB internal memory. You get your essentials in the box and these include spare S Pen tips and Type-C earphones by AKG.
The S Pen is what makes the Note 10 unique and it can play master of many roles. With Text Export your S Pen can turn handwritten notes into text for sharing. Air Actions (clicks and waves) make life far easier by letting you:
- Zoom with the camera
- Play and pause video
- Adjust the volume
- Flip through photos
- Write screen off memos
The battery inside the S Pen delivers 10 hours of standby.
One UI, Android Pie, and Bixby
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 uses Samsung’s own One UI, which makes interactions more natural. It is based on Google’s Android 9 Pie operating system and adds elements such as customisable Edge Panels.
AR experience uses Dolby Atmos and this makes them feel more powerful and immersive. The stereo sound creates a 3D experience on both the speakers and the Type-C earphones.
Bixby Quick Commands simplify tasks such as checking the weather, your schedule, or sending texts. Bixby Vision lets you translate foreign text or find out more about the world around you.
Camera & Video
A trio of cameras, plus one
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has three camera lenses:
- 16MP Ultra Wide Camera – 123-degree field-of-vision
- 12MP Wide-angle Camera – a dual aperture lens adjusts to the surrounding brightness
- 12MP Telephoto Camera – 2x optical zoom
Capturing great looking photos isn’t hard with the assistance of Live Focus, Scene Optimiser, and Flaw Detection.
Video moves forward in quite a big way with bokeh video. You can now adjust the background blur of your recordings and add effects in real-time. The Super Steady feature removes the effects of shaking hands so you cab record super smooth video.
A further nifty recording feature is the Zoom-in Mic. You can record at 4K UHD quality with HDR10+ and Dynamic Tone Mapping. The Video editor supports the S Pen and lets you insert transitions, change the speed, add illustrations, or add subtitles.
The plus one is the 10MP selfie camera that has been updated for better low light photos.
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The Note 10 has a 3,500mAh battery, which is enough to support Wireless PowerShare. Here, you can sit another wireless phone or your Galaxy Buds on the Note 10, and use its power reserves to charge them.
The phone supports Fast Wireless Charging but the wireless charger is not included in the box.
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Written by: Michael Brown