One of the most significant devices in its class, designed by Samsung engineers, it was designed to advance in areas that the S10 did not do well. Many experts and ordinary users pinned their hopes on the implementation of the photo capabilities of a smartphone. We'll tell you how everything turned out in this review.
Characteristics and display
An advanced smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 10 runs on Android 9 Pie with the Samsung OneUI shell. It features a 6.3-inch AMOLED Infinity-O display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels, a pixel density of 401ppi, which is HDR10 + compliant.
All its hardware "hardware" is commanded by the Samsung Exynos 9825 processor. In the US versions, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip is installed. The Mali-G76 and Adreno 640 graphics accelerators are used in a similar way. They are allocated 8/12 GB of RAM and 256 GB built-in.
The photo capabilities of the device are represented by a triple main camera. Its main sensor has a resolution of 12 megapixels, there is also a 16 megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 12 megapixel telephoto lens.
The selfie camera has a 10MP lens.
To ensure the security of access to the device, there is a fingerprint scanner and face recognition functionality. In order to prevent moisture and dust ingress, the body of the product has received IP68 protection.
Note 10 is equipped with the following sensors: accelerometer; barometer; ultrasonic fingerprint scanner; gyroscope; geomagnetic; hall; zoom in on the S Pen.
The smartphone is made in a rectangular shape, equipped with an S-Pen stylus.
The display of the device has practically no frames; a single hole for a selfie camera was placed in its upper part. This made it possible to completely eliminate the cutout in the screen and make more than 90% of its area useful.
Both panels of the gadget are curved, and the back is also made of glass. Despite the fact that the display here has a lower resolution than in the case of the S10 and S10 Plus, it is still good, it produces vibrant colors and tones.
On the bottom edge of the Galaxy Note 10, the manufacturer has placed a hidden S Pen stylus. This addition comes in handy here. S Pen allows you to take notes, draw on the smartphone screen. It is comfortable and responsive, thanks to the built-in Bluetooth Low Energy module, it can be used as a remote control.
With the help of the stylus, the possibilities of controlling the smartphone have expanded significantly. Now you can really switch camera modes, change the scale of their functioning or use multimedia in the gallery. To do this, the user needs to hold the button on the S Pen and perform some minor manipulations.
The stylus has received additional features due to more thoughtful integration with Microsoft Office. You can now use the Samsung Notes app to take notes, and then export the content as editable text.
The S Pen is declared to work for 10 hours, it is constantly recharged while in its nest.
The main camera of the device is equipped with optical image stabilization, there are several functions of augmented reality. The result is photos that are rich, vibrant and vibrant.
When shooting video, the advantages of a smartphone over competitors such as the Pixel 3 or Huawei P30 Pro become more evident. With the microphone zoom and Live Focus mode, it becomes possible to increase the sound during recording and add a bokeh effect.
There is also a video editor that adds transitions, music and stylus drawings to video content. Any photos and recordings of the Galaxy Note 10 can be edited in Adobe Premiere Rush.
Also worth noting is the night mode, which allows you to get cool images from the main and selfie cameras in low light conditions.
Performance and software
It has already been said above that the smartphone is equipped with two different processors. Both are built using a 7nm process technology. Moreover, Exynos 9825 was launched relatively recently, in which the developers took into account all the shortcomings of the previous 9820 version.
The large amount of RAM makes the Galaxy Note 10 a high-performance device. During testing, it showed its best side, all applications and programs in it are processed quickly and without lags.
At the launch of the gadget, the developers stated that it used a significantly improved version of the Samsung OneUI software shell. It fixes all the shortcomings of previous versions, and also adds some programs that improve the performance in games.
So, now it's easy to access DeX mode. It is a specially designed PC interface for Samsung devices. Previously, to use it, you had to purchase a docking station separately. Now you can really use it with a normal smartphone connection to a PC.
Thus, the Koreans saved on the production of a gaming device, such as, for example, Asus' ROG Phone 2. They just added a number of updated features to the new smartphone. It is now possible to use a PC monitor for gameplay without fear of interoperability.
The Topic of Article: Review of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 - a smartphone with great capabilities.