Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

For the first time ever, Samsung has released two Galaxy Note handsets at once: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. Both are impressive smartphones, but how do the two compare?

To help you decide which handset is best for you, we've placed all the need-to-know specs side by side.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+ - Design and Display

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ share many similarities, there is one notable difference: display size. The Note 10 is the smaller handset of the duo, even though there's a massive 6.3-inch Full HD+ display on board. The Galaxy Note 10+ meanwhile, has an even-larger 6.8-inch Quad HD+ screen, with an improved resolution to compliment the bigger dimensions.


Both devices feature Samsung's Dynamic AMOLED screen technology, which creates a clear, defined and vibrant picture. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are also the first flagships in the Note series to offer Samsung's Infinity-O display. Housing the front-facing camera inside a small punch-hole shaped notch located at the top-centre of both phones, you can make the most of edge-to-edge viewing on these screens.

An in-screen fingerprint scanners and no home button add to the full-screen design of the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 front and back to prevent unsightly scratches. Both phones have an IP68 water and dust resistance rating too.


Both handsets feature the popular S-Pen stylus. An iconic feature in the Note series, it opens up a world of handy features to users. With it, you can write handwritten notes, easily make annotations, edit photos with greater accuracy and even use it to trigger the shutter button to snap a picture from far away.

Size-wise, the Galaxy Note 10 measures 151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm and weighs just 168g (the lightest Samsung Note to date), while the Galaxy Note 10+ is slightly larger and heavier at 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm, 196 grams.

There's also a 5G-ready variant of the larger Note available, in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. It has exactly the same specs and design as the regular Galaxy Note 10+, but features next-generation 5G connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+ - Cameras

Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ feature the same 10MP front-facing camera, which'll snap first-class selfies. There's a dual-pixel PDAF image sensor attached too, helping the lens to focus fast so you never miss out on the perfect moment.


The front-facing camera is also capable of recording in 4K, a feature you'll really appreciate if you regularly like to stream live on social or if you're a fan of video calling. The Galaxy Note 10+ and Note 10's video shooting capabilities are a standout feature across both flagships, with 4K UHD quality delivered as standard, while the on-board editing studio is on hand to help you change video speed, add illustrations and even insert transitions with a few taps from the handy S-Pen.

When it comes to the rear cameras, the Galaxy Note 10 has a 16MP Ultra Wide lens, 12MP wide-angle lens and a 12MP telephoto lens to create an impressive triple-lens camera system. The Galaxy Note 10+ shares the same specs, with an added Time of Flight 3D Depth sensor which improves autofocus times, especially in low light.


This quad-lens setup is recommended for photography enthusiasts, and the Galaxy Note 10+ has even topped industry standard DxOMark's smartphone camera list with 113 points. As well as delivering incredible images in a range of different environments, the Galaxy Note 10+ also comes with added features such as video bokeh (where you can apply that professional-looking blurred background effect to video), real-time special video effects and a zoom-in microphone that helps you zone in on a specific sound to take your photos and videos to the next level.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+ - Power

Working away behind the scenes of both the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ you'll find almost identical, high-spec tech. While the Galaxy Note 10 has 8GB RAM and the larger Galaxy Note 10+ has 12GB RAM, the rest of each phone's core remains the same.

There's a powerful octa-core Snapdragon 855 processor working away to keep each handset running smoothly and efficiently, even when multi-tasking or facing the most demanding tasks. Android's latest operating system Android Pie, will on each device straight out of the box too, and Samsung's own interface One UI has been overlaid for extra functionality. One UI is designed to enhance the Samsung experience on both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, with key features including the integration of Bixby, an enhanced interface which makes it easier to reach the essentials with one hand and Night Mode to give your eyes a rest as the light drops.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+ - Battery

Worrying about running out of battery won't be a problem with either of the Galaxy Note 10 handsets. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has a 3,500 mAh battery that's capable of 25W wired fast charging (meaning you can power up in next to no time), while the Galaxy Note 10+ has slightly more capacity to support its extra features, with a 4,300 mAh battery and 25W wired fast charging.


Both handsets also featurewireless charging, as well as wireless powershare technology. The powershare feature allows you to share your battery charge with any Qi-compatible device, from other handsets to wireless accessories such as earbuds.