The Galaxy Note 10+ is technically the biggest smartphone by Samsung. It has 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED screen but this is only 0.1-inch bigger than the Galaxy S10 5G. Still, it looks stunning, takes great photos and videos. The hole for the selfie camera is smaller than any other Galaxy phone but it is still there. The Note 10+ has a glass front and back curve at the edges to a thin metal band. Due to square ends, it’s hard to use with one hand. You can get a lot of accidental touches from the palm on the bottom right of the screen.
One big difference is the use of the newer UFS3.0 storage technology, which makes the 256GB of built-in storage significantly faster than that used in the Galaxy S10+ (and most other phones, except the OnePlus 7 Pro and a handful of others). As such the Note 10+ is a very powerful phone on paper, but it doesn’t feel any faster in use than an S10+, and certainly not as snappy or fluid as the OnePlus 7 Pro.
Battery life on the Galaxy Note 10+ is great and lasts more than 32 hours between two charges with reasonable usage. The Note 10+ has wireless charging and has faster cabled charging than previous Samsung phones. From completely flat the battery reaches 80% charge in 40 minutes with the included 25W charger. The Note 10+ can charge up to 45W, but requires a special charger that supports Power Delivery 3.0 with PPS and isn’t included in the box.
Last year Samsung added Bluetooth technology to the S-Pen; this year this includes the stylus using like a magic wand for air-gestures. You can change tracks, cameras and take photos but it is a lot easier to press a button to take a picture with the phone being mounted in a tripod. The S-Pen remains one of the best features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series.