In the age old tale of the smartphone wars, two brands in essence for the past decade or so have battled it out for luxury flagship supremacy. It goes without saying that these two brands are Samsung and Apple. Unthreatened by newer entrants like OnePlus which attempts to undercut market share with predatory pricing, or Google which seems to be doing its own thing. These two brands have been going at it for years now. With Apple revealing the new ‘Max’ phones, firing shots directly at Samsung, it’s easy to see why the Galaxy Note 10 has pressure to be the greatest so far.
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What is the Note Series All About?
If you’ve ever seen a Samsung Galaxy Note phone, this question answers itself. The note series is all about size, and how to make the most of it. The “bigger is better” mentality however, is not one subscribed to by Samsung, who constantly feel the need to stuff in as many features into the Note phones as possible. And unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Note 10 is no different, being packed to the brim with the latest and greatest Samsung has to offer.
What are the Specifications of the Galaxy Note 10?
The most standout and noteworthy specifications of the Galaxy Note 10 are as follows:
- Octa-core, 2.7GHz processor. Samsung has one of the best processing scores in the business, so expect this chip to be a true powerhouse. As per usual on Samsung flagships, the Galaxy Note 10 should have absolutely no issue with high density and volume usage for a long period of time.
- 6.3 Inch display with FHD+ screen and 2280×1080 resolution. This is really one of the biggest selling points of the Galaxy Note 10. The screen goes edge to edge with no bezels, and instead of featuring a notch, or pop up selfie camera, Samsung takes a different approach. There is a pinhole cutout at the top, which seamlessly integrates itself into the home screen and lock screen, but can be intrusive in third party applications, which Samsung may have to design around.
- Full S Pen support throughout device. A hallmark feature ever since the inception of the Galaxy Note series, the S Pen is a stylus which allows one to control various functions all throughout the phone. Usually passed up as a gimmick, those select few who attempt to genuinely use the S Pen are greeted to the fact that it is more functional than meets the eye.
- Triple rear camera with 12MP + 16MP + 12 MP. Another standout feature, while the megapixel numbers on this piece aren’t the largest or most impressive, Samsung is known for having great integrated cameras since day one. Just because the sensors aren’t the biggest, doesn’t mean the image quality won’t be great. And from what we’ve seen, the images on the Galaxy Note 10 are as good as ever.
- 920FPS ultra slow motion video mode. This feature allows for slow motion technology to be taken to the next level.
- 8 gigabytes of ram preloaded, unexpandable. A perfectly acceptable ram, and considering Samsung’s ability to optimize their devices based on the hardware, expect the Galaxy Note 10 to be as snappy as ever.
- Dual sim support functionality. This was a rare feature to see in a luxury flagship till very recently, when the iPhone inexplicably adopted it, it’s here I guess.
- USB Type-C Charger and port onboard. Samsung finally made the switch to the newest generation, unfortunately, this means we must bid ado to the 3.5mm headphone jack.
- 3500mAH battery onboard. A fairly small battery in number, but again, Samsung has a good habit of optimizing its hardware very well.
- UHD 8K Video support for streaming and playing. An incredible feature, which will be appreciated by the fidelity heads out there.
Does the Galaxy Note 10 Justify the Pricetag?
Frankly speaking, yes it does. Having such a feature loaded phone priced so reasonably amongst the higher-mid tier of phones is shocking. But Samsung appears to be trying a new strategy with this one, having a more competitive pricing strategy. Surely if you’re in the market for a new luxury flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is worth considering for all it’s bells and whistles, as well as the brand recognition Samsung brings along with all its devices.
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