The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has finally made landfall in Malaysia and this year’s iteration of the popular flagship device is decidedly very different from its predecessor. The Galaxy Note 10 line now comes in two variants with a modest-sized Galaxy Note 10 and its super-sized big brother the Galaxy Note 10+.
Aside from the obvious, seeing that the two models differ in terms of size, they still share some characteristics in their features and DNA that make up a Galaxy Note device.
One of the hallmark’s of Samsung’s smartphones is their brilliant displays and the new Galaxy Note 10 line is no different as they utilise Samsung’s next-generation Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display that covers almost the entire front of the device while offering clearer and brighter picture quality.
Though the smaller Galaxy Note 10 has a 6.3-inch display with Full HD+ resolution (2,280 x 1,080 pixels) it is definitely the more pocketable and easier to use with one hand. For the more discerning productivity-focused user who requires more screen real-estate the Galaxy Note 10+’s larger 6.8-inch display boasts Quad HD+ resolution (3,040 x 1,440 pixels) that is perfect for enjoying 4K HDR content.
Much like its Galaxy S series of flagship devices, the Galaxy Note series’s IP68 rating ensures that you can carry the phone in confidence without having to worry of water and dust completely ruining your device and your day.
Productivity minded individuals will find plenty to like in the new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ as they will take advantage of Samsung’s top-of-the-line Exynos 9825 processor that is perfect for handling multiple applications without breaking a sweat.
If you are worried about storage room for storing all your important document, photos and videos, you will find ample room in the Galaxy Note 10. Though the smaller Galaxy Note 10 loses out its expansion card slot, you still have a sizable 256GB of internal storage that should be sufficient for all your needs. But if you need more space, you can get up to 512GB of storage for the top-end Galaxy Note 10+ (which can be further expanded with a micro SD card up to 1TB in size).
Adding to that, to help the Galaxy Note 10 keep up with your busy schedule it needs a battery that allows it to last a full day. Fortunately, the new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ come with 3,500mAh and 4,300mAh batteries respectively. Both support fast charging and wireless charging though the Galaxy Note 10+ boasts the quickest charging able to get a full day of battery with just 30 minutes of charging.
For the longest time, the S Pen stylus was the mainstay feature of the Galaxy Note series and this year’s improvements go beyond utilising the stylus as a remote control but as an actual notetaking tool that converts words written by hand into text, making it easier than ever to search.
Of course, with our smartphones acting as our primary means of snapping photos and videos, Samsung has added enhancement to the Galaxy Note 10’s arsenal of cameras. While the Galaxy Note 10 has a triple camera array the Galaxy Note 10+ boasts an additional camera that enhances its ability it to be used for 3D photography and Augmented Reality.
But across the two models, the Galaxy Note 10’s primary 12-Megapixel, secondary 16-Megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and 12-Megapixel 2x zoom camera offer plenty of variety and flexibility to capture whatever live throws your way. Adding to that they boast a new Live Focus video feature that gives videos a nice blurred background effect much like a professional video camera.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ (256GB) are now available at a retail price of RM3,699 and RM4,199 respectively. For power users, there is also the Galaxy Note 10+ (512GB) variant that retails for RM4,799.