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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ vs ASUS ROG Phone 2 specs comparison




Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Note 10+. It’s the company’s most powerful smartphone to date. So, for this comparison, we’re pitting it against ASUS’s latest gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 2. Find out which phone has the most advantage in this specs comparison.

SpecsSamsung Galaxy Note10+ASUS ROG Phone 2
Display6.8-inch QHD+ (3040 x 1080) Infinity-O Display (Dynamic AMOLED), 498ppi, HDR10+6.59-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, 391ppi, HDR
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6Corning Gorilla Glass 6
CPU- Samsung Exynos 9825 7nm 2.7GHz octa-core
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 2.96GHz octa-core (US model)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ 2.96GHz octa-core
GPU- Mali-G76 MP12 GPU
- Adreno 640 GPU (US Model)
Adreno 640 GPU
RAM12GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR4X
Storage256GB, 512GB UFS 3.0 storage512GB UFS 3.0 storage
Expandable StoragemicroSD up to 1TBn/a
Rear Camera12MP F1.5-F2.4 (OIS) + 16MP F2.2 ultra-wide angle + 12MP F2.1 Telephoto (OIS) + DepthVision, quad rear cameras48MP F1.79 IMX586 + 13MP 125-degree ultra-wide dual rear camera
Front Camera10MP F2.2 front camera24MP front camera
Connectivity4G LTE (5G model available)4G LTE
SIMDual-SIM card slot (nano)Dual-SIM card slot (nano)
Wi-FiWiFi 6 (2.4GHz + 5GHz)Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac/ad
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
NFCYesYes
3.5mm audio portNoYes
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GalileoGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
USBUSB Type-C3x USB Type-C ports
Sensors- Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
Features-Bixby Vision 2.0
-Heatpipe cooling
-IP68 dust and water-resistance
-S-Pen with IP68, 4096 pressure level, gesture navigation
- AKG Stereo Speakers w/ Dolby Atmos
- AirTrigger shoulder buttons
-GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system w/ detachable AeroActive Cooler II
- Aero Case
- ASUS RGB Lighting Support
- ASUS Armoury Crate
- ASUS Aura Sync support
- ROG Kunai Gamepad
- TwinView Dock II
OSSamsung One UI (Android 9 Pie)ROG UI/ZENUI (Android 9 Pie)
Battery4,300mAh battery w/ 45W fast charging and 20W wireless charging6,000mAh battery w/ 30W ROG HyperCharge technology, Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0
Dimensions162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm171 x 77.6 x 9.5 mm
Weight196 g240 g

Summary of advantages

Samsung Galaxy Note10+:
• Larger screen
• Better screen-to-body ratio
• Slightly higher resolution
• Higher screen pixel count
• microSD card support
• Four rear cameras w/ higher ultra-wide-angle camera resolution
• IP68 dust and water resistance
• S-Pen
• Faster Charging
• Wireless Charging

ASUS ROG Phone 2:
• High screen refresh rate
• Larger storage
• Higher rear main camera resolution
• Higher front camera resolution
• 3x USB Type-C ports
• AirTrigger shoulder buttons
• ROG Phone accessories
• RGB lighting
• 3.5mm audio jack
• Larger battery

This is an interesting comparison as both phones have plenty of advantages over the other. Although they’re both flagship devices, they’re designed differently to cater to different users.

When it comes to the display, the Note10+ has the advantage in terms of screen size, resolution, and screen-to-body ratio. If you want to have the most screen as possible, this is the one to get. The ROG Phone 2, on the other hand, has a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth animations. If you’re a mobile gamer, you’ll enjoy this.

For the cameras, the Note10+ is the most versatile by offering four rear cameras which include an ultra-wide, telephoto, and DepthVision for bokeh effects. The ROG Phone 2, on the other hand, uses a dual-rear camera setup with a higher resolution primary camera and an ultra-wide. For selfies, the gaming phone has the upper hand in terms of resolution. If you need a versatile shooter, definitely go with the Note10+. As for the quality, we’ll know once we have both units for review.

As for the other features, the Note10+ boasts an S-Pen for productivity purposes, and IP68 dust and water-resistance. The ROG Phone 2, on the other hand, has three USB Type-C ports, a 3.5mm audio port, AirTriger shoulder buttons, and support for exclusive gaming accessories. It shouldn’t be a big deal for some as one is for productivity while the other is for mobile gaming.

Powering the two devices are the latest and most powerful chipsets from Qualcomm and Samsung. The Note10+ uses both depending on the region, while the ROG Phone 2 uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+. We’re yet to benchmark both devices so stay tuned for that. Both have the same RAM capacity at 12GB. Storage-wise, the Note10+ offers a 256GB and 512GB model with microSD card support, while the ROG Phone 2 has the non-expandable 512GB.

For the battery, ROG Phone 2 wins in capacity with its 6,000mAh power pack. The Note10+, on the other hand, has a 4,300mAh battery but with faster charging and wireless charging support. As for the battery life, we’ll know once we have both units for review.

Which one is for you? If you’re into productivity and photography, better get the Note10+. But if you’re a hardcore mobile gamer, you can’t go wrong with the ROG Phone 2.

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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