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Galaxy Note 10 Plus Vs Galaxy S10 Plus

Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Galaxy Note 10 Plus Starting from $509.99
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Galaxy S10 Plus
Galaxy S10 Plus Starting from $218.00
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Customer reviews

Galaxy Note 10 Plus Galaxy S10 Plus
Average
4.4
(31)
4.6
(45)
Value for money 3.2/5
3.3/5

Design

Galaxy Note 10 Plus Galaxy S10 Plus
Width 77.2 mm 72.9 mm
Height 162.3 mm 158.9 mm
Weight 196 g 172 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 8.9 mm
Volume 98.98 cm³ 103.1 cm³

Screen

Galaxy Note 10 Plus Galaxy S10 Plus
Resolution 1440 x 3040 px 1080 x 2340 px
Density 498 ppi 398 ppi
Size 6.8 inches 6.47 inches

Battery

Galaxy Note 10 Plus Galaxy S10 Plus
Battery capacity 4300 mAh* 4500 mAh*
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 80% of this maximum charge capacity.

Performance

Galaxy Note 10 Plus Galaxy S10 Plus
Maximum storage 512 GB 256 GB
CPU frequency 2.73 GHz 2 GHz
External memory slot Yes Yes
RAM capacity 12 GB 8 GB
5G support Yes No
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

Galaxy Note 10 Plus Galaxy S10 Plus
Front camera resolution 10 MP 16 MP
Main camera resolution 16 MP 48 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes No
Flash Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

Galaxy Note 10 Plus Galaxy S10 Plus
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No Yes
Radio No Yes
Number of microphones 3 1

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Comparison

Galaxy S10 Plus vs Note10 Plus: why do both of these phones exist?

The reason I’m asking why both of these phones exist, is because if you really explore the specs and performance differences of the S10 Plus vs Note 10 Plus, you’ll notice just how similar they are. The biggest difference between these phones, is that the S10 Plus still has a 3.5mm headphone jack (if you already have a premium pair of wired headphones that you want to keep using with your smartphone), while the Note10 Plus drops the headphone jack and gives you the S-Pen (which sits inside the device). When you look at technical figures such as processor speed, screen quality, battery life, etc, you will notice that both of these devices are pretty similar.

Galaxy S10 Plus vs Note10 Plus: is one really better than the other?

When choosing between these two phones, you can only look at the small details to help you decide. As a Note10 owner myself, I don’t think the S-Pen is as useful as I initially hoped it would be, and rarely see myself using it nowadays. Something that many found annoying about the S10 Plus is the large cutout on the front of the screen that houses the two front-facing cameras. And it would be easier to bear if one of those cameras would at least give you the ability to shoot wide-angle selfies with your friends/family, but that second camera is just made to improve portrait background-blur and AR Emoji functionality. Annoying, huh? I don’t know, maybe this is acceptable for you, we’re not going to crown any clear winner in our S10 Plus vs Note10 Plus comparison, because the truth is that it’s very hard to say which one of these phones is clearly better than the other. So go ahead, buy the refurbished Note10 Plus or refurbished S10 Plus, whichever floats your boat :)

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