Short Review on the Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10+!

Samsung Malaysia has brought us another round of new phablet flagship of the year 2019. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus were earlier launched during yesterday midnight and comes with with whole new look on its design, colour and camera position!

Samsung Galaxy Note 10:

  • Runs on OneUI system
  • 6.3 inch 2280x1080p Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display
  • 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
  • Exynos 9825 processor
  • Rear 16 megapixel (123° super wide angle) + 12megapixel (wide angle, support F1.5/F2.4 variable double aperture, OIS) + 12 megapixel (telephoto, OIS) three camera combination
  • 10 megapixel front lens, F2.2 aperture (supports super night mode)
  • 3500mAh battery
  • USB Type-C interface
  • Ultrasonic screen fingerprint recognition
  • Support for S-Pen
  • Support NFC
  • 71.8x151x7.9mm
  • 168g

Retails at RM3,699

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus:

  • Runs on OneUI system
  • 6.8 inch 3040x1440p Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display
  • 12GB RAM+256/512GB ROM (up to 1TB expansion)
  • Rear four shots 16 megapixel (123 ° super wide angle) + 12 megapixel (wide angle, support F1.5 / F2.4 variable double aperture, OIS) + 12 megapixel (telephoto, OIS) + Depth Vision depth perception Lens
  • 10 megapixel front lens, F2.2 supports super night mode
  • 4300mAh battery, 20W wireless fast charge, 45W wired fast charge
  • USB Type-C interface
  • Ultrasonic screen fingerprint recognition
  • Support for S-Pen
  • Support NFC
  • 77.2×162.3×7.9mm
  • 196g

Retails at:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 256GB – RM4,199
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 512GB – RM4,799

The Galaxy Note 10 series comes in two version which are the Galaxy Note 10+ and the Galaxy Note 10. The standard Note 10 version comes with 6.3″ 2280×1080 Full HD display at 401ppi. The Note 10+ offers 6.8″ display with 3040x 1440 Quad HD display at 498ppi. Both offers Dynamic AMOLED Infinity O display and certified with HDR 10+!

As for its appearance, the Note 10 offers a much narrower bezels compared to the Gaalxy Note 10. It will be great device for multimedia consumption.


The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus also offers a 10MP front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture and 80 degree wide angle lens.

The large aperture allow greater light to be captured on the image especially in the dark.



Instead of horizontal position of its rear camera like the S7 to S10, the cameras on the Galaxy Note 10 series were lined up vertically.

It is made up of a 16MP wide angle camera, 12MP primary camera with adjustable aperture at f/1.5 to f/2.4, 12MP wide angle camera and support Dual OIS stabilization.


As for the Note 10 Plus, it is the first time that Samsung adds quad camera that is made up of a 16MP wide angle camera, 12MP primary camera with adjustable aperture, 12MP telescopic camera and a Depth Vision camera for a greater depth of field effect. It can be utilized to create a virtual 3D model which is ideal for 3D content creation and AR.


The Note 10 series camera is protruded slightly outward as the entire thickness of the smartphone is only at 7.9mm.


It is worth to mentioned that Samsung has cancelled their Bixby button onto the Note 10 series and the power button is now set aside with volume rocker.
However, Note 10 still adds double tap to wake to reduce reliance to power button.


The standard variant of the Note 10 no longer supports microSD expansion while it is available on Note 10+.


It is also weird that Samsung has ditched the 3.5mm audio jack which is certainly a sad thing for audiophile who user external earphone most of the times.


Samsung also makes their first EUV 7nm Exynos 9825 into Galaxy Note 10 that offers 33% increase in performance, graphical enhancement up to 42%. The Gaalxy Note 10 also brings 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM while the Note 10 Plus offers 12GB RAM and offers 256GB ROM and 512GB ROM variant up for grab.

Despite its large 12GB RAM capacity, only 6 more GB is available for use.

As for its battery, the Galaxy Note 10 offers 3500mAH battery while the Note 10 Plus offers 4300mAH battery. There is a 45W quickcharger which is required to purchase additionally which does seems reluctant.

Other features supports such as IP68 water and dust resistant, wireless Powershare, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE, WiFi 6 and more.

The S-Pen also now comes with new colour in Blue. It adds the Air Action and gesture like motion assist for greater control of the smartphone. For example, you can use the S-Pen with the camera app for zoom in, zoom out, changing camera and more. The Samsung Note now supports more font colours and to export text into documents or into word and PDF format.

The AR Doodle is also one of the unique features of the Galaxy Note 10 which we like. You can draw 3D like objects via the S-Pen and rotates when your camera (smartphone) moves.


The Galaxy Note 10 now comes with 3 colour which are the Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black. The pre-order has opened 2 days ago (8th August) so don’t miss out!


Last but not least, the Galaxy Note 10 actually comes with 5G version which will be available in Korea at first. There are no big differences in the design and colour of the 5G version with the standard variant and it supports 5G NSA network mode.