At a glance
- Compact design
- Large display
- 256GB storage
- Improved video recording
- Fast charging
- The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is the most compact phone ever to feature a massive 6.3inch screen, making it one of the best compact phones currently available to buy.
- The Note 10 has a rear triple-camera setup featuring wide, ultrawide and telephoto lenses, and now comes with much improved video recording that even features Live Focus video effects and audio zoom.
Design & Appearance
Measuring in at 72mm x 151mm x 7.9mm and weighing 168g, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is one of the lighter flagship phones from Samsung. The Galaxy Note 10 comes in Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black, Aura Blue colour options.
Samsung have improved the screen-to-body ratio on the Note 10 to a massive 94.7% by removing the top and bottom bezels. The Note 10 features a ‘punch-hole’ camera notch in a central position as opposed to having it housed in the top bezel.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes with a 12MP dual aperture camera and a 12MP telephoto lens. Both lenses come with optical image stabilisation, and the telephoto lens features 2x optical zoom.
The Note 10 also comes with a 16MP ultra-wide lens on the back for capturing larger scenes, and a 10MP front-facing camera for capturing that perfect selfie.
The Note 10 also records video in super crisp 4K resolution, with the ability to add live focus blur to footage. Video recording now comes with Super Steady stabilisation and audio zoom so that you can hone in on sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features a 6.3inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display with a resolution of 2280x1080 and a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. The display looks stunning, offering bright, crisp and vibrant images even when used outside in direct sunlight.
Software & Features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 runs on Android 9 Pie and comes with Samsung’s very own One UI. This features a DeX, desktop experience mode, which is great for multi-tasking between apps or ‘drag and drop’ file transfer.
A new partnership with Microsoft improves on the ‘Your Phone’ app, which is quicker to get going, doesn’t require Bluetooth, and has screen mirroring capabilities.
The Galaxy Note 10 comes with either a Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825 chipset depending on the market the phone is being sold in.
In the UK, you will get the Exynos 9825 version, which performs extremely well even with less RAM than the larger Note 10+ model.
This device can handle plenty of tasks smoothly and easily, and its real-world usage should give no complaints.