A Buyer’s Guide to Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G: Features, Specs, and Price

  • We talk specs
  • How we rate the display
  • Support for 4K videos

As one of the biggest tech companies in the world, Samsung’s smartphones are always on top of the list of every smartphone user. 

For those who would rather own an Android device than an iOS one, Samsung has entry-level phones to high-end ones with impressive specifications and features. Among the latter is the Samsung Galaxy Note10+, the company’s second 5G smartphone after their flagship device Galaxy Note10.

In this guide, you will know more about the following:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Specifications
  • Design and Display
  • Performance
  • Connectivity
  • Camera
  • Battery Life
  • Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ has fantastic specs, and it’s not really a surprise given that it’s a high-end device from one of the leading tech companies.

Here are the specs at a glance:

  • Physical Dimensions
    • Weight - 196 grams
    • Dimensions - 162.3mm x 77.2mm x 7.9mm
  • Display
    • 1440 x 3040px
    • 498 PPI
    • 6.8-inches display size
  • Camera
    • Rear cameras - 16MP + 12MP + 12MP
    • Rear camera aperture size - f/2.2 + f/1.5 + f/2.1
    • 4K video recording
    • 10MP front camera
    • Front camera aperture size - f/2.2
  • Storage, power, and battery
    • 2.7GHz Octa-core
    • Android 9
    • 12GB RAM
    • 512GB internal storage
    • External storage support up to 2TB
    • 4300 mAh battery
  • Connectivity
    • NFC - Yes
    • Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    • Category 20 Network speed
  • Device features
    • Includes fingerprint sensor
    • Supports Qi and PMA wireless charging

Design and Display

Perhaps the first thing that you’ll notice when you see the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ is its stunning design and its expansive display.

This phone is by far the biggest ever Samsung device at 6.8-inches. It comes with a full-screen display and slimmer bezels on the side as the screen curves at the edges, which is pretty much a Samsung signature. And since it’s a full-screen display, the company has decided to incorporate what they call an Infinity-O design, or best known as the punch-hole camera design.

Basically, what this means is the front camera is situated on top of the display.

The back is made from tough Corning Gorilla Glass 6 panels, which ensures it’s durable and can survive minor falls and avoid scratches. Nevertheless, it is prone to fingerprint and oil smudges, so it’s something you should be mindful of.

However, you can easily remedy it with a hardcover.

The device has no earphone jacks, making its transition to using wireless earphones. It also comes with a USB Type-C port, a built-in noise-cancelling microphone, great speakers, and the S-Pen slot.

The Galaxy Note10+ boasts its 6.8-inch full-screen AMOLED Infinity-O display that supports up to 1440 x 3040p resolution when it comes to screen display. Out of the box, the resolution is set to 2280 x 1080, but it could be set down to 1520 x 720 if you want to expand its battery life.

Performance

According to Samsung’s specification sheet, the device will be shipped out either with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or its equivalent, the Exynos, which is most likely the model that will be available on the Australian market.

The regular Note10+ comes with a 256GB internal storage, but the 5G version is available in 512GB, giving you more space. Although if you need more, you can expand via microSD. It supports up to 2TB of external storage.

Connectivity

You can connect to the internet via Wi-Fi or through mobile data. The Galaxy Note10+ supports 5G, so it should be faster than 4G and allow you to stream videos smoothly in 4K. 

The wide screen also makes it a perfect choice for streaming videos from Netflix, YouTube, or Disney+, but be careful with the type of data plan you have. You can find cheaper broadband and mobile plans that suit your budget easily.

Camera

Samsung has one of the best cameras in the smartphone industry, and as a high-end device, the Galaxy Note10+ is sure to have the best.

The device comes with three rear cameras and a single front camera.

The triple camera system includes a 12MP main wide-angle lens, a 16MP ultrawide lens perfect for landscape shots, and a 12MP telephoto lens, and all are equipped with image stabilizers to avoid blurry images. It also comes with a TOF 3D camera.

When it comes to selfies, you’ll get the 10MP front camera lens that provides clear selfie photos even indoors. Nevertheless, they work better in outdoor settings with tons of natural light.

Of course, it comes with a Live Focus mode and the ever-reliable Night Mode.

Both the front and the rear cameras are able to capture videos up to 4K, and the image stabilisation guarantees the videos won’t be moving as much, something that’s useful if you want to use your phone for vlogging.

Battery Life

At 4,300 mAh, this device’s battery life is pretty good, especially when it has a bigger display that would definitely consume more battery than an average phone. However, you can still expect your phone to drain a little faster, especially when you’re using its 5G connection.

The Galaxy Note10+ does support the Superfast Charge system, which promises hours of use even after a few minutes of charging. But note that the Superfast charger does not come with the box, and you’ll have to pay separately to have it.

It supports both wired and wireless charging, including reverse wireless charging for other Qi-compatible gadgets, depending on what you’re most comfortable using.

Price and Availability

One of the downsides of this phone is its price. It’s available in Australia for a whopping $1,999, which makes it incredibly pricey. But if you’re a big fan of Samsung and you have the money to spare, you can get the device via Samsung, Amazon, and eBay.

You can also get the device via phone plans from internet service providers like Telstra. You can check their official website or speak to a customer service agent to see the plans available for Samsung Galaxy Note10+.

You can get the phone with an internet plan along with a few extras such as unlimited calls and texts. But, the monthly fee is relatively pricier than standard broadband plans with contracts typically lasting for 24 months.