Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Review: Pros And Cons

By Amit Chowdhry ● October 9, 2020
  • Here are some of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 pros and cons for you to consider before getting one.

This holiday season, you may find some great deals on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 as it has been succeeded by the Galaxy Note 20 this year (review on that device to come soon). Are you considering whether to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 this year? Here are some of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 pros and cons for you to consider before getting one.

Pro: S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features an S Pen that can perform “Air Actions” like changing camera modes. And it can convert your handwriting to text. You can also zoom in by making a circular motion with the S Pen.

Pro: Solid Battery Life

Inside of the Galaxy Note 10 is a 3500mAh battery that enables the device to last all day. And it features Super Fast Charging 2.0, which offers a 30-minute charge for power that lasts all day.

Pro: High-Quality Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features a rear triple camera: a 12-megapixel (wide), a 12-megapixel (telephoto), and a 16-megapixel (ultrawide). The cameras also feature bokeh effects for video recording so your 4K videos have more cinema quality.

There is a Zoom-in Mic feature that controls the sound around you as you zoom in or out. And the camera also features a Super Steady feature so you can shoot smoother natural action footage even in Hyperlapse mode.

The 10-megapixel camera on the front was moved to the center of the device for natural eye contact. And it has been upgraded for better low-light photos.

Pro: Large Immersive Display

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features a 6.3-inch touchscreen AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 (401 pixels per inch). Combining the larger display with the HDR10+ support provides a more immersive gaming and video-watching experience.

Pro: High-Performance Components

Inside of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset (U.S.) and the Exynos 9825 chipset (other countries) — which are built using 7nm EUV technologies. And there is 8GB of RAM built into the device to ensure that the device runs at lightning speeds.

Pro: Numerous New Colors

There are several colorful options for the Galaxy Note 10. The color options include Aura White, Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura Pink, and Aura Red.

Pro: IP68 Rating

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features an IP68 rating. This means that it is dust and water resistant (up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes). And you can feel comfortable about taking your device in the shower or to the pool.

Con: Lack Of Storage Options

The Galaxy Note 10 has only 256GB of storage with no microSD support. If the lack of storage options for the Galaxy Note 10 is an issue, then you can consider getting the Note 10 Plus, which supports 512GB of storage and microSD support.

Con: Lack Of 3.5mm Jack

While it should not be a surprise that the Galaxy Note 10 would lack a 3.5mm jack, it can still be a negative for those of you who still prefer wired headphones. At the bottom of the Galaxy Note 10 is a USB-C port, which can be used for headphones including the one that is included in the box.

Con: Price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has a starting price of $949 and the Galaxy Note 10+ is priced about $150 higher at $1,099. Then you have the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G priced at $1,299. These devices may be out of reach for those of you who are on tighter budgets.

Pulse 2.0 Score: 4.5 out of 5

Based on a Pulse 2.0 survey, the Galaxy Note 10 is receiving a score of 4.5 out of 5. The build quality is very durable and the edge-to-edge display looks better than ever before. Plus the camera quality is best-in-class.

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