Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Review

The Galaxy note 10 is Samsung’s easiest lớn use S Pen-toting phone yet, and while there may not be any game-changing features lớn make this a must-buy handset, it’s a solid addition to the chú ý range. If you’re looking for Samsung’s ultimate top-end device you’ll want to opt for the cảnh báo 10 Plus, but if you want khổng lồ save a bit of money, or you’re after a smaller phone with a stylus, this is the lưu ý to go for.

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The Samsung Galaxy lưu ý 10 range of phablets from Samsung were the brand"s most premium non-folding phones from 2019, and you heard us right - it’s a range of phablets rather than just one phone, as it’s joined by the bigger Samsung Galaxy chú ý 10 Plus.

These aren"t the newest note phones from Samsung - the cảnh báo 20, and chú ý 20 Ultra, take that spot, and if you"re looking for a new Samsung Galaxy chú ý phone we"d recommend you kiểm tra those handsets out as well as this one. If the S Pen is what you want, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is also compatible with various types of styli.

The Samsung Galaxy lưu ý 10 and note 10 Plus are the first handsets in the lưu ý line to lớn feature an all-screen display, although it looks slightly different lớn the Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10 Plus.

Its edge-to-edge display technology is still called Infinity-O, but here the cut-out for the front-facing camera is aligned in the center at the vị trí cao nhất of the phone’s screen, rather than pushed khổng lồ the đứng top right.

This placement of the single circular lens creates a distinctly cyclops-like look – an eye gazing out at you lượt thích HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. This central punch-hole is also adorning the more recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus và Galaxy S20 Ultra too.

Unsurprisingly, the note 10 Plus has a noticeably larger display, & it comes with a few upgrades under the hood and in the camera department compared lớn the standard model.

Below we’ll be talking you through our experience with the Galaxy note 10, but be sure to lớn consider the larger (and therefore more expensive) handset if you’re looking for the đứng đầu spec offered by Samsung - though that crown will likely be taken by

Samsung Galaxy note 10 release date và price

Samsung Galaxy chú ý 10 (Image credit:

Samsung announced the Galaxy note 10 in August 2019, và it was available soon after, alongside the Galaxy lưu ý 10 Plus.That means you can now buy the phone in the US, UK and nước australia as well as a variety of other countries around the world.

If you"re buying the phone outright, the Galaxy note 10 price tag is phối at $949 / £869 / AU$1,499. Unlike some other handsets you won’t end up spending more than that as it only comes in one storage form size and therefore one price.

That price has gone down slightly over the year since its release. Now the Samsung Galaxy chú ý 20 starts for £949 / $999 / AU$1,649, and the chú ý 20 Ultra starts at $1,299 / £1,179 / AU$1,849 so it"s probably your most affordable choice if you want a recent lưu ý phone.

Design & display

Samsung Galaxy lưu ý 10 (Image credit: Future)

First & foremost, the introduction of a Plus handset in the Galaxy lưu ý 10 range has ensured the normal handset doesn’t feel as gargantuan as it has done in previous iterations.

The lưu ý 10 fits much more comfortably in the hand than the Galaxy lưu ý 9 or Galaxy note 10 Plus, but it’s still a difficult phone khổng lồ hold for those with smaller hands.

The chú ý 10 isn’t just smaller than the note 9, it’s also lighter và thinner. It measures 72 x 151 x 7.9mm, and at 168g it’s one of the lighter flagship Samsung phones.

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Again, this is still a big phone and those with smaller hands will likely struggle khổng lồ use it one-handed – don’t expect it lớn be as easy to use as handsets lượt thích the iPhone SE or Sony’s Compact line of Xperia phones.

Samsung Galaxy note 10 (Image credit: Future)

The biggest thiết kế change compared to lớn other Samsung phones is the introduction of a full-screen display with a punch-hole cut-out for the front-facing camera at the top-center of the screen – the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus both have the selfie camera tech at the top right.

The cảnh báo 10 has a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD resolution, coming in at 2280 x 1080 pixels, with 401 pixels per inch. It includes HDR10+ technology, & considering that Samsung hasn’t opted for a QHD display here we’re impressed with how the display looks.

We hardly noticed the lack of a QHD display in general use, but if you’re used khổng lồ a phone with a higher resolution than Full HD you may be able lớn spot the slightly lower resolution on this handset.

We found the display lớn be bright and easy lớn read, but often we found ourselves using the display on a high brightness rather than using automatic brightness.

Some may not be fans of the central placement of the camera sensor, but it’s arguably a lot less intrusive than the notches you get on other popular phones, lượt thích the iPhone XS or iPhone 11. And given that the Samsung Galaxy S20 line has a similar central punch-hole, the note 10 won"t look dated for awhile.

Samsung Galaxy note 10 (Image credit: Future)

As on the S10 & S10 Plus, Samsung has embedded the fingerprint scanner under the screen here, & it’s slightly higher than under-display scanners on some other apk phones.

This feels lượt thích a more comfortable place khổng lồ put it, as your thumb naturally falls on this area when you’re using the cảnh báo 10. We found ourselves immediately unlocking the phone without a second thought, and it proved to lớn be fast & accurate.

On the bottom edge of the Galaxy cảnh báo 10 you’ll find the USB-C connector in the center, with a speaker and the S-Pen slot sitting khổng lồ the right of it. The vị trí cao nhất edge of the phone is uninterrupted apart from the SIM tray.

The left-hand edge of the phone is home to the volume rocker, and the power nguồn button is below this. Samsung has opted khổng lồ kill the Bixby button that has appeared on a lot of recent Samsung flagships – to activate that feature you now just hold down the power button for a few seconds, which is a far more efficient solution.

The frame of the phone is a premium metal, while the back is made of glass. Your màu sắc options are Aura Glow (a combination of blue and white), Aura Black và Aura Pink, but it’s currently unclear which markets will get which colors.

We particularly liked the Aura Glow variant, the color of which changes depending on the light you’re using the phone under. The phone is also IP68 water & dust resistant, so you"ll be able to lớn get this phone wet without worrying about it breaking.