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Samsung Galaxy Note10+ vs S10+: Which one to get?




The Galaxy Note10 series has finally been revealed, and it’s the company’s latest flagship device this year. A lot of people usually asking which would be better for them — “S-series or Note series?”. Today, I’m going to try and answer them for you, so check out which one between the Note10+ and the S10+ is the one to get. Let’s begin!

Here are their detailed specs:

SpecsSamsung Galaxy Note10+Samsung Galaxy S10+
Display6.8-inch QHD+ (3040 x 1080) Infinity Display (Dynamic AMOLED), 498ppi, HDR10+6.3-inch 19:9 QHD+ (3040x1440) Infinity "O" Dynamic AMOLED HDR+ display, 522pi
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 6
CPU- Samsung Exynos 9825 7nm 2.7GHz octa-core
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 2.96GHz octa-core (US model)
- Samsung Exynos 9820 8nm 2.7GHz octa-core
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 2.96GHz octa-core (US model)
GPU- Adreno 640 GPU (US Model)- Mali-G76 MP12
- Adreno 640 (US)
RAM12GB LPDDR4X6GB/8GB/12GB
Storage256GB,512GB UFS 3.0 storage128GB/512GB/1TB UFS 2.1 storage
Expandable Storageexpandable via microSD card slotexpandable via microSD card slot
Rear Camera12MP F 1.5-F1.8-F2.4 +16MP F2.2 wide-angle + 12MP F2.1 Telephoto + ToF lens quad rear cameras12MP Wide (77-degrees), Dual Aperture f/1.5-f/2.4, Dual Pixel, OIS + 16MP Ultra Wide (123-degrees), FF + 12MP Tele (45-degrees)
Front Camera10MP F2.2 front camera10MP f/1.9 main +
8MP f/2.2 Live focus
Connectivity4G LTE 4G LTE Cat. 20
SIMDual-SIM card slot (nano)Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
Wi-FiWiFi 6 (2.4GHz + 5GHz)WiFi 6 (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
NFCYesYes
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou,QZSS,Galileo, Dual-frequency GNSS
USBUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Sensors- Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
- Ultrasonic 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
-Bixby Vision 2.0
-Heatpipe cooling
-IP68 dust and water-resistance
- AKG Stereo Speakers w/ Dolby Atmos
OSSamsung One UI (Android 9 Pie)Samsung One UI (Android 9 Pie)
Battery4,300mAh battery w/ 45W fast charging and 20W wireless charging4,100mAh battery w/ 15W Fast charging, 15W Wireless Power Share fast charging 2.0

Here are their differences:

Samsung Galaxy Note10+

  • Larger display
  • UFS 3.0 storage
  • Time-of-Flight lens
  • Triple aperture adjustment
  • S-Pen
  • Larger battery capacity
  • Faster charging/ wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy S10+

  • Larger storage variant
  • Dedicated Live focus lens
  • 3.5mm audio port

When it comes to Samsung Galaxy phones, the S-series is the smartphone line while the Note series is meant to be a phablet. Knowing this, it is not surprising that the Galaxy Note10+ has a larger screen, which is great if you are fond of watching movies or videos. Both devices; however, comes with a QHD+ resolution which gives more crisp details in the display. They also have Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, which is great, especially for people with butterfingers.

Powering the Galaxy Note10+ is the Samsung Exynos 9825 chipset which has a smaller chip architecture as compared to the Exynos 9820 of the Galaxy S10+. Smaller architecture means that it is more optimized and has better battery efficiency. As for performance, we’ve yet to know if they are on par with each other or the former exceeds the latter.

In terms of storage, the S10+ may have a 1TB storage variant; however, the Galaxy Note10+ has a UFS 3.0 storage which is faster than the former’s UFS 2.1. We’ll show the results to you once we get the Androbench scores of the devices so stay tuned for that.

Camera-wise, there’s not much difference in the configuration aside from the new triple aperture adjustment, ranging from F1.5 to F1.8 to F2.4, of the Note10+. The S10+ only has a dual aperture adjustment ranging from F1.5 to F2.4. For the front camera, the latter has the advantage of having a dedicated Live Focus lens as compared to the former’s single-camera setup.

In terms of features, the Note series is known for its S-Pen which is a stylus pen that no other Samsung smartphones have except for the tablets, of course. The Galaxy S10+, on the other hand, still has a 3.5mm audio port if you are fond of listening to music with a wired headphone.

Lastly, the battery performance for both devices is great, given that they both have above 4,000mAh capacity. The main difference here is that the Note10+ comes with a faster 45W charging capability, as well as, a 20W wireless quick charge.

Here are the prices of each smartphone:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 12GB + 256GB – PHP 60,990
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 12GB + 512GB – PHP 72,990
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB – PHP 55,990
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 1TB – PHP 89,990

If you want to have a smartphone that is more portable and can fit inside your pants pockets more, go with the S10+. This phone is actually already good to get if you are an aspiring Samsung phone user; however, if you want to be more updated with what’s new, go with the Galaxy Note10+. Not only that it has faster storage, but it also comes with the S-Pen if you’re into using styluses and want to have faster-charging speed.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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