Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (SM-N975) In-Depth Review!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (SM-N975) is the latest evolution of the Samsung Galaxy Note line of premium smartphones designed for those who want or need a stylus.

We finally got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, and here is our in-depth review!

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (SM-N975) Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975) is the latest evolution of the Samsung Galaxy Note line of premium smartphones designed for those who want or need a stylus.

Powered by the latest Samsung and Qualcomm mobile platforms, it comes with a very large 6.8-inch Infinity-O display, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.

The iconic S Pen now supports Air Gestures, and Samsung introduced both Video Bokeh and Audio Zoom capabilities. However, it drops the 3.5 mm audio port and iris scanner. Samsung giveth, and Samsung taketh away.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (SM-N975) Hands-On Preview!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (USUKMY) is available only in these FOUR colours, with Aura Blue as an exclusive option.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Aura Glow
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Aura Blue
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Aura Black
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Aura White

Again, only two or three will be offered in most countries. Here in Malaysia, Samsung is only offering the Galaxy Note 10+ in Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura White, at least initially…

We got our hands on all three colours, so we can compare them in real-life :

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Note 10 | Note 10+ Colour Comparisons!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Price Comparison

Here are its official launch prices in four countries :

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
Galaxy Note 10+ (256 GB) $1099.99 £999 A$1,699 RM 4,199
Galaxy Note 10+ (512 GB) $1199.99 RM 4,799
Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (256 GB) $1299.99 £1099
Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (512 GB) $1399.99 £1199 A$1,999

And here are the online purchase options in various countries :

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Specifications Compared

We compare the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (USUKMY) against last year’s Galaxy Note9, but do note that it is a larger version of the standard Note 10 model.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Display 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display
– 1440 x 3440 pixels (498 ppi)
– HDR10+ support
6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display
– 1440 x 2960 pixels (516 ppi)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
IP Rating IP68 IP68
Operating System Android 9 Pie Android 8.1 Oreo
System Platform Samsung Exynos 8925 or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 8910 or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 12 GB LPDDR4x 6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 256 GB / 512 GB eUFS 3.0 storage
microSD hybrid slot (up to 1 TB)
256 GB / 512 GB UFS 2.1 storage
microSD hybrid slot (up to 1 TB)
Front Camera 10 MP Dual Pixel camera (f/2.2) 8 MP camera (f/1.7)
Rear Cameras 12 MP Dual Pixel camera (f/1.5 + f/2.4, OIS)
12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.1, OIS)
16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
3D VGA ToF sensor
12 MP Dual Pixel camera (f/1.5 + f/2.4, OIS)
12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4, OIS)
Dual SIM Capability Dual SIM, dual active capable
– SIM 2 + microSD shared slot
Dual SIM, dual active capable
– SIM 2 + microSD shared slot
Connectivity 4G : LTE Cat 20
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
4G : LTE Cat 18
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
Iris Scanner No Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In Display Yes, In Display
Other Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Bixby Yes Yes
S Pen Yes, Bluetooth LE Yes, Bluetooth LE
Battery 4,300 mAh
45 W wired charging
15 W wireless charging
4,000 mAh
18 W wired charging
10 W wireless charging
Dimensions 77.2 mm wide
162.3 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
76.4 mm wide
161.9 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
Weight 196 g 201 g

 

Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes in a premium black cardboard box. Let’s take a quick look at the box, before we take a look inside!

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus box contents

Once you fully unbox it, you will find the following items :

  • One Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus smartphone with S Pen
  • One Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Quick Start Guide
  • One Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus bumper case (not shown here)
  • One 25 watt Samsung fast adaptive charger
  • One USB Type C power and data cable
  • One USB Type A to USB Type C adaptor
  • One micro-USB to USB Type C adaptor
  • One pair of AKG-tuned USB-C earphones
  • One SIM tray extractor pin
  • One S Pen nib extractor with two spare nibs

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Hands On + Performance!

 

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