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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Note 10 Plus: What’s the difference?

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Samsung surprised its fans by launching not one, but two new Galaxy Note 10 devices.

In its 9th iteration (the Note 6 didn’t happen) fans of the productivity-focused smartphone line now have an option to pick between the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Note 10 Plus.

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Both devices share a lot of similarities in performance and hardware, making them great options for a lot of power users out there.

So the question is, how come there’s two of them? Was the introduction of the Plus model really necessary? Or simply, what’s the difference between the two? Let’s answer those questions in our Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Note 10 Plus specs comparison.

 Samsung Galaxy Note 10Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie
Samsung One UI
Android 9 Pie
Samsung One UI
SIMDual SIMDual SIM
Display6.3-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED
2280 x 1080 pixel resolution
~403ppi
Infinity-O notch
HDR10+
6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED
3040 x 1440 pixel resolution
~498ppi
Infinity-O notch
HDR10+
Processor2.7GHz Exynos 9825 octa-core2.7GHz Exynos 9825 octa-core
RAM8GB12GB
GPUMali-G76 MP12Mali-G76 MP12
Storage256GB
Non expandable
256GB/512GB
expandable via microSD up to 1TB
Front camera10-megapixel
Dual-Pixel AF
f/2.2
10-megapixel
Dual-Pixel AF
f/2.2
Rear Camera12-megapixel (Dual- Pixel AF, OIS, f/1.5/2.4) +
16-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2) +
12-megapixel (2x telephoto, f/2.1, OIS)
AI scene optimizer
Super Slowmo
Live focus video
Super Steady
12-megapixel (Dual- Pixel AF, OIS, f/1.5/2.4) +
16-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2) +
12-megapixel (2x telephoto, f/2.1, OIS) +
DepthVision sensor
AI scene optimizer
Super Slowmo
Live focus video
Super Steady
AudioAKG-tuned stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
No headphone jack
AKG-tuned stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
No headphone jack
SecurityUltrasonic Fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Ultrasonic Fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE Cat.20
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BDS
ANT+
USB Type-C
4G LTE Cat.20
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BDS
ANT+
USB Type-C
OthersS-Pen (6-axis sensor for gestures)
IP68 water resistance
S-Pen (6-axis sensor for gestures)
IP68 water resistance
Dimensions151.0 x 71.8 x 7.9mm162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9mm
Weight168g196g
ColorsAura Glow
Aura Black
Aura White
Aura Pink
Aura Red
Aura Glow
Aura Black
Aura White
Aura Blue
Battery3,500mAh
Reverse wireless charging
4,300mAh
45W fast charging
Reverse wireless charging
Price Php53,990256GB: Php60,990
512GB: Php72,990

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There’s no surprise that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is much better than the vanilla Galaxy Note 10 model. But the thing is, the latter feels really so underwhelming that purchasing it makes almost no sense.

You can look at it in two ways. One, the Galaxy Note 10 gives the die-fans of the series a more affordable and compact option. Or two, the existence of the vanilla model was only done to make the price for the Plus variant look reasonable.

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We think that most people will vote for the second reason, primarily due to the fact that the Note 10 only comes with a FHD+ screen while the Plus model has a sharper QHD+. Personally, I think that you should already be getting a QHD+ screen for a device at this price.

See also: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus hands-on

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The more expensive model also has a bigger 4,300mAh battery versus the 3,500mAh capacity on the non-Plus variant. The weird part is, the ultra-fast 45W charging capability — which is already seen in some flagships like the Huawei P30 Pro — is not available to the Note 10.

However, the rest of their specs lists are pretty much identical. For one, the Galaxy Note 10 has a 6.3-inch screen that’s noticeably smaller and more pocketable than the Note 10 Plus. Both of them utilizes a Dynamic AMOLED screen that we also saw on the Galaxy S10.

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The two also share the same 2.7GHz Exynos 9825 octa-core processor and a Mali-G76 MP12 GPU. The 8GB of memory on the Galaxy Note 10 should be sufficient enough to handle anything. But if you really want to go all out, then the 12GB RAM of the Note 10 Plus might suit you better.

They also come with the new S-Pen, which now has a 6-axis gyro sensor that unlocks gesture controls. Both models are also rigged with AKG-tuned stereo speakers, Android 9 Pie with Samsung One UI, and an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.

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Their cameras are also pretty identical. They share the same 12-megapixel primary camera with dual-pixel AF, OIS and f/1.5-/2.4 aperture, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens.

If camera quality is only your top priority, there’s no reason to spend more on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus and its extra DepthVision sensor.

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If you don’t care about the extras, then you might want to go with the more affordable Samsung Galaxy Note 10. This one offers the same powerful processor and capable cameras — the main and important features that most people consider when getting a smartphone.

But if you want the best smartphone that Samsung currently makes, then you should really check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Besides its great processor and cameras, it also offers a bigger and sharper screen and a larger battery capacity.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 retails for Php53,990, while the Note 10 Plus starts at Php60,990. You can check out here to learn more about their pricing and pre-order details.

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  1. SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10 PLUS is definitely bigger and better. With 12 GB ram, I don’t think there is more one cab ask for. Excellent features with top notch configuration.

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