It achieves the highest scores among devices tested so far pushing its DXOMARK Camera overall score to a record high 117 points. Samsung’s wide-angle camera delivers the best performance we have seen in outdoor conditions and is among the best for indoor lighting. Exposure, colour, and detail are good in most conditions.

AI

  • Scene optimiser (can be turned off): Face, Baby, Person, Dog, Cat, Food, People, Beaches, Sky, Mountain, Sunset, Sunrise, City, Snow, Waterfall, Watersides, Scenery, Stage, Vehicles, Drinks, Flowers, Trees, Greenery, Animal, Shoes, Backlit, Indoor, Text, Clothes, Night view
  • Shot suggestions
  • Flaw detection: Blink and blur detection
  • Night Mode
  • Pro mode

Test shots

Due to weather conditions and the short review period we were unable to take the shots and will update this if possible, at a later stage.

AI Emoji

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Emoji

Selfie

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Selfie

Zoom

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Zoom

What shots we did take were among the best I have seen.

GadgetGuy’s take – Buy the Galazy Note10, Note10+ or Note10+/5G?

All three are the best Google Android devices on the planet (Huawei may argue about its new Mate 30/Pro, but it does not have Google Android) so if you drive a luxury car and can afford the best – and can use the S Pen – then go for it.

The new Note10 is a slightly scaled-back version of the Note10+, and frankly I think people will overlook any slight differences and go for it as it is lighter, smaller, lower-cost and all around, just as functional.

Please note that due to a tight review period I have not really been able to test all its functionality. We hope to get a Note10 ‘something’ for extended use soon when I can update the review with personal observations about the Microsoft integration etc.

As we were a little later to finish this review, I checked a few respected international review sites to see if we have missed anything.

The uber-critics point to 8GB RAM, no microSD, or 3.5mm jack and 1080p screen. Well, the new Apple iPhone 11 has 4GB RAM, no microSD, or 3.5mm jack and an 828p display.

Me, I like the battery life, love the screen, prefer to hear music over USB-C and Samsung’s One UI is what Google Android needs to knock off its rough edges.

Which would I buy?

I would need to see the Galaxy Note 10 and Note10+ side by side and see how much of a difference the 6.8-inch screen makes. And I am curious about how much benefit the 3D TOF rear camera makes.

I guess for these, the 12GB RAM and micro-SD for $200 more may just tip me that way.

I am going to rate it at 4.9 – the Note10+ is a five!

Samsung Galaxy Note10 – my precious, all is well in the world again
Name: Samsung Galaxy Note10 Price (RRP): $1488 Manufacturer: Samsung
Terrific build and quality you can see and feelGreat display – it and the Note10+ have the best Android displayGreat sound, Dolby Atmos 3D and hi-res codecsMore antenna gain (better reception) than any other device ever testedSuperb camera and AI processingThe smaller Note10 is easier to handle
Only that the review time was too short to test everything
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4.9Overall Score
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