After the pre-booking period, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ is now available for purchase in Nepal. Early bookers were assured to get Galaxy Buds for free or either 24-inch Samsung Monitor or Galaxy Active smartwatch for NPR 12,000 additional.
To put things in context, the Note 10+ builds upon Note series’ bigger profile with a 6.8-inch display, whilst the Note 10 is as small as the Galaxy S10, i.e. 6.3-inch in sizes.
Despite the size difference, both phones have Dynamic AMOLED display but again with different resolution. The Galaxy Note 10+ has a 1440p+ display whereas the Note 10 has a 1080p+ display. Also, both phones share features like HDR10+ and Dynamic Tone Mapping for life-like image quality nonetheless. All we can say is that Samsung has been putting a huge emphasis on making its Note series more premium with best in class display and design.
Talking about the signature of Note series, the S Pen. This time the S Pen gets the additional support of accelerometer and gyroscope. This help in motion tracking, allowing you to steer the UI at a distance, and Samsung is opening up its SDK for developers to work on their own creative ways to use the S Pen. The Bluetooth feature, seen on last year’s Galaxy Note 9, is also present here.
As for the camera — more like three cameras, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ has a normal 12MP sensor with dual aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4), Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), a second telephoto camera with 12MP sensor and OIS, and finally a 16MP ultra-wide snapper. But the bigger one [Galaxy Note 10+] has a 3D ToF sensor which is used to produce a 3D models of real-life objects through a 3D scanner app.
The 10MP selfie snapper sits at the top of a small punch hole placed at the middle of the screen, thus known as the Infinity-O display.
There’s also a whole bunch of video features like improvements in motion detection, new Bokeh effects which let you blur backgrounds even on videos, Zoom in On Sounds which lets you zoom in while shooting a video and adjust the sound to your need and AR doodle features. The Galaxy Note 10 also gets a full suite of video editing features allowing you to edit your videos on the go.
Samsung DeX — a desktop-like feature powered by a Samsung phone when connected to a display — also gets revamped this time. The new feature, however, is an app for both macOS and Windows. Meaning, now you could connect your Note 10 to any computer and view your all apps in it. Also, you can drag and drop files from your phone or into it.
As for the inwards, the Exynos 9825 makes its debut on the Galaxy Note 10. This is quite surprising as the chipset was not seen in the S10 series which is an exception as Samsung has been using the same set of chipsets for previous S-series and Note series devices.
Both phones come with 256GB of storage as standard, while the Note 10 will have 8GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Note 10+ will get a whopping 12GB of RAM for your liking. The bummer here is that the Plus variant will be the only one to get a microSD card slot.
With all these features Samsung claims the Note 10 to be the most powerful mobile productivity tool but sadly enough they couldn’t make a room for a 3.55mm headphone jack. Samsung says it was removed in order to compensate for a large battery. It was one of the few good things that people cherished but it looks like good things do not last forever.
However, the good thing is that the Plus model has a larger 4,300mAh battery with 45W Super Fast Charging support. Samsung claims that a 30 minutes charge can last you through the whole day. The only thing is that the 45W brick is not available out of the box as you have to purchase it separately. But you still get the normal 25W one.
As for the smaller variant, it gets a 3,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. Both phones support fast wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ Pricing and Availability
With Samsung making both phones as premium as it can get, it surely racks up some cost on their side. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is available for Rs. 1,16,000 whereas the Galaxy Note 10+ will cost you a hefty Rs. 1,35,000 in Nepal.