Samsung Galaxy Note: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly!

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Samsung, the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer, has placed its bet with the new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. The much-awaited device is officially launched by the company just a few hours ago. It might be little early to be conclusive about the performance of the device but the first impression of Galaxy Note 10 talks a lot of the feel form factors, looks, specification and many other path-breaking features that the device promises to offer.

The biggest question most of us would be having in our mind – Should I buy Galaxy Note 10, should I wait for some time, or just ignore for this time as I don’t see much value for money in it?

Before you decided anything, you must have a look at everything that you need to know about the newest instalment of the Galaxy Note series. No, we are not going to talk about the specification of Galaxy Note 10 as there are a number of sites that have spoken about it in length. Instead, we are going to touch base few of the salient features of Galaxy Note 10, that could be crucial for you to take a final call.

Galaxy Note 10: Forget headphone jack

Samsung has been able to go the Apple way and finally drops the headphone jack from the Galaxy Note 10. Instead, the way of any physical connection, be it audio or otherwise, will be through the USB-C port. The smartphone will come with its own USB-C earbuds, but wireless alternatives of the same will have to be considered. Good or bad? I leave it up to you to decide.

Redesign of the S pen

The new S-pen features some new designs since its debut with the Note 9. The most prominent of those is the inclusion of gesture actions, something which wasn’t there last year. It would now be possible to control the smartphone without touching it! Drawing shapes in the air will allow users to switch to different apps or actions, even camera modes. Users will be able to flick and switch between apps much more smoothly.

Game Streaming

Another new feature of the Note 10 smartphones is the feature of Game Streaming. Now, the users will be able to stream the games directly to their PC. This will be possible through a PlayGalaxyLink P2P streaming service. This feature also comes with integration with Discord, allowing the user to communicate with fellow users utilising this service.

Dropping the Bixby button

Along with the headphone jack, Samsung has also done away with the button which was used to call forth its virtual assistant, Bixby. While it did find some utility in the previous Samsung smartphones, it is no secret that it wasn’t the most popular feature of the smartphone. Therefore, by removing it Samsung may have just made a lot of people happy!

Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+

With Samsung coming up with two Note devices for the first time, people are bound to be curious regarding how different both the variants are. Here, there are a few differences in the internal as well as the external specifications of both the variants of the Galaxy Note 10. For starters, both the variants are powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor. But the difference arises in the RAM. Note 10 has the 8GB variant of the processor, while Note 10+ has 12GB.

Other than that, the options in internal storage differ as well. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes up with only one variant – the 256 GB variant. On the other hand, the Note 10+ comes with two variants – one in the 256 GB category and the other in the 512 GB category. Note 10+ also comes with a Micro SD card support, a feature that is absent in the Note 10 variant.

With regards to the external display, the Note 10 sports a 6.3-inch display. It is slightly smaller than the Note 9, which sported a 6.4-inch display. The Note 10+, on the other hand, sports the largest display in the Note 10 yet with a massive 6.8-inch display.

The Note 10+ also offers an optional 5G version, something which is not offered by the normal Note 10.

The battery power provided in between the two differs as well. While the Note 10 comes with a 3,500 mAh battery with a fast-charging 25-watt adapter, the Note 10+ has a 4,300 mAh battery with a fast charging adapter of 45 watts.

As we are done with the differences, let us look at the parts which remain the same. The best feature to start this with the camera. Both devices exhibit a similar triple camera setup. The triple camera setup includes a 12-megapixel main lens, 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. The front-facing camera has a 10-megapixel sensor with a narrower aperture than those in the back. Video recording is also enhanced with the improvement of the super steady mode. The inclusion of pro-grade editing tools will be helpful in adding a professional touch to the media captured through this device.

Price of Galaxy Note 10

Both the Note 10 devices are available for pre-ordering from now. The in-store and online releases of Galaxy Note 10 series will happen on the 23rd of August, 15 days from now. While the Galaxy Note 10 is priced at $950, the Note 10+ is priced at $1,100 for the 256 GB variant and $1200 for the 512 GB variant. The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is charged $200 extra, with the 256 GB variant costing $1,300 and 512 GB variant costing $1,400.


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