If you prize refined design and large screens, then Samsung has lots to offer. Two of its best, similarly priced phones would be the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus and the Galaxy S10 Plus, however, how do you choose between them? That’s where we come in, using this spec comparison which will explain exactly what each telephone offers and highlight the areas where they disagree. If you are ready to step up to 5G, then check out our comparison of Samsung’s 5G handsets.
Both telephones use the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, which provides fast, smooth performance. The Notice 10 Plus includes 12GB of RAM, regardless of whether you choose the 256GB or 512GB version. The 128GB and 512GB versions of this S10 Plus contend with 8GB of RAM, but the 1TB version jumps to 12GB of RAM. You are going to need to be a monster multitasker to sense the gap.
The Note 10 Plus has an edge in battery capacity using a 4,300mAh battery, but it also has a larger screen to electricity, which consumes that 200mAh advantage. Within our battery test, the Note 10 Plus was able to go for 12 hours and 30 minutes, but the S10 Plus managed an extra 10 minutes.
The determining factor here is your charging since the Note 10 Plus comes with a 25-watt charger, but can be charged at up to 45W should you buy the right kit separately — that means it may be charged up a lot quicker than the S10 Plus, that can be stuck at 15W. Both have wireless charging support and can charge other devices, like Galaxy Buds, by putting them on the back of the phone.
The glass front and back curve into a metallic frame, but the Notice 10 Plus is slightly more blocky, while the S10 Plus includes more rounded corners. On the back, the S10 Plus has a horizontally coordinated camera suite, whereas the Note 10 Plus has vertically stacked lenses counter to the left.
Both can be found in a range of colors, but the eye-catching aura glow version of the Note really stands out. About the front, the Note has just one hole-punch camera at the very top center of the display, while the S10 Plus has a dual-lens front-facing camera counter to the right.
Both are delicate, so cases are advisable. Water is not anything to worry about, however, because they both boast IP68 ratings, so they can survive submersion unscathed.
The S10 Plus is lighter, smaller, and a lot easier to manage; the Note 10 Plus is huge. The S10 Plus also includes a headset port and a Bixby button, both of which are absent in the Note.
You’ll delight in a vibrant, glowing Dynamic AMOLED screen, regardless of which of those phones you decide on. Since the Note 10 Plus includes a 6.8-inch screen and the S10 Plus includes a 6.4-inch screen, and they have that same resolution, the more compact screen is slightly sharper, but you won’t really see a difference.
The single central lens in the Note 10 Plus is slightly less distracting than the dual-lens in the S10 Plus, but you will quickly get used to either. We can not separate them .
The cameras are extremely similar, however, the Notice 10 Plus provides two advantages from the main camera: The telephoto lens has a wider aperture to get greater low-light functionality, and there is a fourth lens in the shape of a time-of-flight sensor, which can capture accurate depth information and should enhance portrait style and Live Focus video. These advancements are subtle.
Samsung has also added a new Zoom-in Mic feature to enable you to zoom in on sound when recording video. It also worked to increase stabilization from Note 10 Plus.
Around front, the S10 Plus wins out using a dual-lens camera which matches 10-megapixel and 8-megapixel lenses. The Notice 10 Plus includes a solitary 10-megapixel lens. Selfie fans will likely prefer the S10 Plus, though just the Note 10 Plus has a Night Mode that works on the front camera.
We’re giving the Note 10 Plus
Using Android 9.0 Pie and Samsung’s One UI skin on the top, you are in for a fantastic software encounter here. The Notice 10 Plus has a few extras that relate to its S Pen stylus, but all of the important stuff, including lots of customization options, exists on both phones.
Sadly, Samsung doesn’t have a great update record and may take a while to roll out fresh Android variants, but that’s going to be much the same with both phones, therefore it does not differentiate them.
There is a flexible camera package, A.I. assistant Bixby, DeX mode to empower your phone to double as a desktop, and much more in Samsung’s bag of tricks, but what sets these telephones apart is your S Pen. Samsung also boosted the Note productivity credentials using some Microsoft tie-ins which make it easy to mirror your phone’s screen to your desktop, though these may also arrive at the S10 Plus by means of a software update. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus starts from $1,000. The Note 10 Plus will cost you an additional $100 to your cheapest version. Both are extremely widely available and may be picked up at all the major carriers.