Fast Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ smartphone is well-made and packs specs you may’t assist however be impressed with. The display is massive and vivid and the cameras produce nice images with correct colors and good dynamic vary. There are additionally a great deal of options packed into the digital camera app which make it enjoyable to make use of. The scene optimiser is a very great tool and the Stay Focus mode actually helps folks ‘pop’ from the body. Stay Focus video is cool however there’s room for enchancment and selfies can undergo from clipping, too, but it surely’s nice to see OIS constructed into the primary and telephoto lenses which even have respectable aperture ranges, too.

The Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ does share some similarities with the Samsung Galaxy S10 sequence however in an even bigger physique and with a couple of further tips so in case your purpose is to personal the last word Samsung flagship and cash is not an issue, then the Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ would be the smartphone for you.

+ Execs

  • All-screen show 
  • Nice picture high quality  
  • Stay focus video
  • Enjoyable digital camera options 
  • Digital camera’s clever scene detection
  • Optical Picture Stabilisation (important/telephoto lenses)
  • Samsung S-Pen with Bluetooth
  • Wonderful battery 

– Cons

  • Measurement/form 
  • No headphone jack 
  • Value
  • Stay focus video could be difficult to get proper
  • Clipping when utilizing Stay focus picture possibility
  • Restricted ISO vary
  • White Steadiness makes use of Kelvin (not as simple to make use of)
  • Purple fringing can creep in 


The Samsung Galaxy Notice 10+ is Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone which is one in every of three Notes within the new 10 vary. The ‘+’ is the most important and shares the identical digital camera specs because the Samsung Galaxy Notice 10+ 5G (which, because the title suggests, is 5G prepared) and there is additionally the Samsung Galaxy Notice 10 which does not characteristic the 3D depth digital camera discovered on the Samsung Galaxy Notice 10+. 

As we have come to anticipate from flagship smartphones, there’s some actually cool expertise built-in and a promising digital camera set-up with Stay Focus video sounding notably fascinating however at virtually £1000, is the premium smartphone well worth the premium value? 

Should you’d want to spend rather less money in your subsequent smartphone, the Galaxy S10/S10+ is value a glance which has comparable specs however is not fairly as costly at £799

Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ Options

Samsung Galaxy Note10+


The Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ updates the Samsung Galaxy Note9, which scored 4.5 stars in our overview, and whereas there are new options, there are some similarities, too, so should you’re upgrading from 9 to 10/10+, you must discover it a fairly simple course of. As talked about, the Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ additionally shares some similarities with the inexpensive Samsung S10+ which we have listed in a comparability desk under so you may rapidly see the variations/similarities. 

This is a fast overview of the primary options, and specs of every digital camera, together with what’s completely different, and what’s new, in every mannequin:


Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ Samsung Galaxy Note9 Samsung Galaxy S10+
10MP entrance digital camera 8MP entrance digital camera 10MP entrance digital camera
f/2.2 max aperture on the entrance digital camera with AF f/1.7 max aperture on the entrance digital camera with AF f/1.9 max aperture on the entrance digital camera with AF
Extremely Huge-Angle, Huge-Angle (Commonplace), Telephoto, ToF on the rear digital camera Huge-angle (normal), telephoto on the rear digital camera  Extremely Huge-Angle, Huge-Angle (Commonplace), Telephoto on the rear digital camera 
Commonplace Lens: 12MP f/1.5-2.Four with OIS Commonplace Lens: 12MP, f1.5-2.Four with OIS Commonplace Lens: 12MP f/1.5-2.4 with OIS
Extremely-Huge Lens: 16MP, f/2.2 N/A Extremely-Huge Lens: 16MP f/2.2
Telephoto Lens: 12MP, f/2.1 with OIS Telephoto Lens: f/2.Four with OIS Telephoto Lens: 12MP, f/2.4 with OIS
ToF depth sensor, f/1.4  No depth sensor  No depth sensor 
2X optical zoom  2X optical zoom  2X optical zoom 
Max Aperture f/1.5 – f/2.4  Max Aperture f/1.5 – f/2.4  Max Aperture f/1.5 – f/2.4 
6.8in LCD Monitor 6.4in LCD Monitor 6.4in LCD Monitor
4K and FullHD video 4K and FullHD video 4K and FullHD video
Picture Stabilisation  Picture Stabilisation  Picture Stabilisation 
Stay Focus Video Modes N/A N/A
4300mAh battery  4,000mAh battery 4100mAh battery
196g 201g 175g
162.3mm x 77.2mm x 7.9mm 76.4mm x 161.9mm x 8.8mm 157.6mm x 74.1mm x 7.8mm
£999.99 (appropriate on the time of writing) £629.00 (appropriate on the time of writing) £799.99 (appropriate on the time of writing)


On the again, you discover a quad-camera setup, that includes a 16 megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide, 12-megapixel extensive 2PD AF f/1.5-f/2.Four OIS, 12-megapixel telephoto f/2.1 OIS and a VGA 3D depth digital camera. On the entrance is a 10-megapixel 2PD AF f/2.2 selfie digital camera which has an evening mode, a primary for Samsung on the entrance digital camera, permitting you to seize good images in dim or darkish lighting.

Should you seize quite a lot of video along with your smartphone then the Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ ought to seize your consideration as there’s quite a lot of premium video expertise built-in which incorporates Stay Focus video the place you may add depth-of-field changes so you may blur backgrounds – fairly cool. There’s additionally a ‘Zoom-In Mic‘ possibility which amplifies the audio in body and pushes background noise apart to assist give attention to the sounds that you really want. ‘Tremendous regular’ stabilises footage (not out there on all video modes) and Samsung says they’ve improved this to maintain photographs easy. 

The Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ additionally options an in-phone video modifying suite, which can be utilized with the S Pen for extra exact alternatives. 

A primary within the Samsung Galaxy Notice sequence is the edge-to-edge show which options an virtually bezel-less design and an Infinity-O Show the place the selfie digital camera is minimize out of the display. 

Different standout options embody the improved S Pen which is a stylus you should use with the smartphone, together with quick charging, wi-fi charging, 4300mAh battery and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. 

Key Options

  • 16 megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide lens
  • 12 megapixel extensive 2PD AF f/1.5-f/2.Four OIS lens
  • 12 megapixel telephoto f/2.1 OIS lens
  • VGA 3D depth digital camera
  • 10 megapixel 2PD AF f/2.2 selfie digital camera
  • Evening mode on selfie digital camera
  • Optical Zoom at 2x, Digital Zoom as much as 10x
  • Scene Optimiser 
  • Stay Focus video
  • 4K 60fps, FullHD video
  • Video modifying built-in
  • Professional Digital camera Mode
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256/512GB storage
  • 4300mAh battery
  • 6.8-inch QuadHD+ bezel-less edge-to-edge Cinematic Infinity-O Show
  • MicroSD (As much as 1TB) supported
  • IP69 rated for water resistance


Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ Dealing with

Samsung Galaxy Note10+

The Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ is an enormous smartphone (162.3mm x 77.2mm x 7.9mm) and it appears to look greater than it’s which might be all the way down to the oblong design and sharp corners. Within the hand, it does really feel fairly massive and you must alter fairly a bit when utilizing it one-handed. The corners aren’t as spherical as they’re on another premium smartphones and do really feel slightly pointy when holding the gadget. The perimeters are rounded, although, making it simpler/extra snug to carry than straight edges. As you’d anticipate from a smartphone at this price-point, the entrance/again are constructed from glass whereas the body is metallic. After all, this makes the gadget a fingerprint magnet so stick a case on it if this annoys you. A case can even give slightly extra safety do you have to drop the delicate gadget, too. Having mentioned that, it would not slide off surfaces as another smartphones do and it would not really feel like it will simply slip out of the hand both. 

With an enormous smartphone, you get an enormous display and on the Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ it measures 6.8″ (3040×1440) and is an Infinity-O Show which implies the entrance digital camera is minimize out of the display reasonably than sitting as a notch. You will additionally discover that the selfie digital camera is within the centre of the smartphone reasonably than off to the left which might assist with selfie framing. 

The display is spectacular displaying vivid colors, wonderful sharpness and readability. You may inform it is a premium smartphone because the display high quality is simply that little bit higher than mid-range smartphones can provide. The truth that it is edge-to-edge, too, makes viewing images and watching movies a extra pleasing expertise. 

On the underside of the Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ you discover a USB-C port, speaker and a house for the S Pen which is a stylus you should use with the smartphone. It is also Bluetooth enabled so you should use the S-Pen as a shutter button when taking images in addition to for extra exact picture/video modifying. There is no headphone socket, although, so you will both have to make use of a USB-C adapter or go wi-fi. 


Samsung Galaxy Note10+

On the left facet, you discover the facility buttons and quantity rocker which is slightly bizarre as often, they’re both on the best or cut up between the 2. Should you’re left-handed, you would possibly want it however once we’ve grow to be so used to a selected design, it’s a little bizarre at first. 

Flip the smartphone over and you’re greeted with a very cool trying design which displays mild fantastically (we’ve the Aura Glow model on take a look at). Should you want one thing not so ‘in your face’, then you may go for black, blue or white. On the again can also be the place you discover the rear cameras tucked away into the highest nook of the Samsung Galaxy Notice10+. In addition they sit fairly flush so the smartphone would not rock or grow to be unstable when it is positioned on a floor. 

The digital camera set-up is nice with twin Optical Picture Stabilisation (OIS), 0.5x-2x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom and monitoring AF being inbuilt. On the entrance is a 10MP f/2.2 selfie digital camera with autofocus (AF) and an 80-degree subject of view. It is good to see AF constructed into the entrance digital camera as this makes it a lot simpler to seize a pointy self-portrait, and also needs to enhance video high quality. Stay Focus (bokeh results) and Stay Focus Video (bokeh results within the background of movies) are additionally accessible from the selfie digital camera. 

This is a rundown of the rear cameras:

  • 16MP f/2/2 Extremely Huge Digital camera
  • 12MP f/1.5 – f/2.Four Huge-angle Digital camera with Twin Pixel AF and OIS
  • 12MP f/2.1 Telephoto Digital camera with PDAF and OIS
  • Depth Imaginative and prescient Digital camera 

AI options, which Samsung name ‘Clever Options’, embody a scene optimiser which works rather well, and is quick, recognising 30 scenes and optimising the digital camera settings for the most effective outcomes. There’s additionally a ‘shot suggestion’ perform and a ‘Flaw Detection’ mode. Varied digital camera features/modes can be found which embody Meals, Evening, Panorama, Professional, Stay focus, Photograph, Video, Stay focus video, Tremendous Sluggish-mo, Sluggish Movement and Hyperlapse. 


Samsung Galaxy Note10+

The entire modes are simple to make use of and there may be actually a lot to maintain you busy! It is nice to see a Professional mode however, in comparison with different smartphones, the ISO vary is restricted (to a most of ISO800) and the white stability can solely be adjusted with the Kelvin scale, there are not any presets. 

Video is a standout characteristic on the Samsung Galaxy Notice10+ with options equivalent to Zoom-In Mic for higher sound and Stay Focus mode providing you with the chance to introduce bokeh into your footage. There’s additionally a built-in video editor which is nice to make use of with the Stylus for higher management. 

Video resolutions are as follows:

  • 4K UHD video recording at 60fps (3840×2160)
  • 1080p FHD video recording at 60fps (1920×1080)
  • 720p HD video recording at 30fps (1280×720)
  • Tremendous Sluggish-mo 720p video assist at 960fps
  • Sluggish-motion 1080p video assist at 240fps
  • Hyperlapse 1080p video assist

A brilliant regular mode is inbuilt to maintain footage easy but it surely’s solely out there when capturing FullHD, and Tremendous Sluggish-mo solely helps 720p HD decision. HDR10+ recording can also be out there however it’s at the moment in beta and solely out there on the rear digital camera. Different options embody VDIS (Video Digital Picture Stabilization), Digital zoom as much as 10x, Monitoring AF, Playback zoom, Video location tags and the power to seize 9.1MP nonetheless images whereas recording 4K UHD video.

The Samsung Galaxy Notice 10+ comes with 12GB RAM and both 256GB or 512GB of storage which is expandable with a MicroSD reminiscence card. The smartphone can also be IP69 rated for water resistance and options an in-display fingerprint sensor for safety. 

Battery life – Battery life is rated at 4300mAh which is large and beats the Samsung Galaxy S10+ with its 4000mAh battery. A glass again means wi-fi charging is supported and so is ‘super-fast charging’. 

Antutu and Geekbench scores are as follows: Antutu – 354998 and Geekbech – 4541 single-core and 10735 multi-core. 

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