Galaxy Note 10 Hands-On: Samsung's Superphone Gets A Magic Wand

  • Published: 07 August 2019
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    Fun fact: I’ve been using Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphones, on and off, for the better part of eight years. So a few weeks ago when the new Galaxy Note 10 first appeared on the horizon, I moved back into last year’s Galaxy Note 9 and started a running list of everything I wanted changed, the things I wanted kept, and at least one old feature I wanted back. Join me for a first look at the new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ ahead of this year's Note 10 Unpacked event, and let's see how many wishes Samsung's magic wand will grant me!



    MrMobile's Galaxy Note 10 Hands-On / Galaxy Note 10+ Hands-On was produced following one hour with Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ review samples provided by Samsung at a press briefing in advance of Samsung Unpacked 2019. Preproduction hardware running pre-release software. Samsung was not offered copy review or approval rights, and no compensation changed hands in the making of this video.

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Comments • 2 621

  • Eli Ulman
    Eli Ulman  2 hours back

    FHD for $900. My standard S9 has better resolution for much less.

    • Jeremiah Bachmann
      Jeremiah Bachmann  4 hours back

      Obviously we need a Note 10 vs. Note 10+ matchup.

      • palmtree
        palmtree  6 hours back

        omg red color !! so sexy

        • Ace
          Ace  19 hours back

          Stitched leather backplate? It was cheap flimsy plastic with a stitch emboss on it..

          • Ace
            Ace  19 hours back

            This is more of a downgrade..

            • Christopher Sullivan
              Christopher Sullivan  22 hours back

              I typically use a skin to avoid having fingerprints all over

              • CHRIS H
                CHRIS H  1 days back

                please review the note 10

                • LorenDH
                  LorenDH  1 days back

                  I’m torn between the note 10 plus and the one plus 7 pro

                  • SantistaUSA LMF Studios

                    I plan on getting the Note 10 plus this week, too bad it doesn't have a headphone jack but honestly I haven't used the one in my S7 lately anyways so it probably won't be an issue for me!

                    • kramshiron
                      kramshiron  2 days back

                      few can tell the difference between 1080p and qhd, battery doesn't use as much to power screen and a more efficient cpu, I use bluetooth headphones so not a problem and finally I don't want a brick to carry around so a smaller note is perfect.

                      • Graham Donaldson
                        Graham Donaldson  2 days back

                        Hi Mike, any time frame on full review please? Thanks dude.

                        • Paul Varinder
                          Paul Varinder  2 days back

                          I agreed with you on a leather stitched back.

                          • M Tahir
                            M Tahir  2 days back

                            Samsung lost me ever since they started doing that silly curved screen on their phones. I cringed every time I saw your palm resting on the active screen while using it.

                            • SantistaUSA LMF Studios
                              SantistaUSA LMF Studios  2 days back

                              I hated the curve screen as well, I have the S7 and been avoiding the upgrade because I didn't like the curve, then a friend of mine gave me the Note 9 and love it, the curve does not bother me at all, it's weird cause I didn't think I would ever like it.

                          • Chris Dawes
                            Chris Dawes  2 days back

                            it's like Samsung and apple don't realise that pro techs use 3.5mm jacks for quality connections at gigs where bluetooth is sometimes impossible, and equipment has standards, and has had for 20 years... it's a massive #pass on this one... it's not like they couldn't embed it in the sylus at least.

                            • Rex Overbey
                              Rex Overbey  2 days back

                              I want to get away from glass back phones as well. Maybe a metal back covered with removable leather/alcantara/carbon fiber/kevlar covers. Maybe multiple choices. Anything but glass would be nice.

                              • Sammy Storm
                                Sammy Storm  2 days back

                                I hated the stitched leather jacket finish... it wasn't appealing aesthetically in my opinion..

                                • Pavithra Penmetsa
                                  Pavithra Penmetsa  2 days back

                                  Note 10 review needed

                                  • Jorge Hernandez
                                    Jorge Hernandez  2 days back

                                    Yes, cover the smaller note, please. I carry my phone in my pocket and even at 6 ft tall the note series has been just a lil too big. The note 10 appears to be the perfect size and weight.

                                  • dr7asans
                                    dr7asans  2 days back

                                    So buying note 10/10+ will make you lose the following:
                                    1- the perfect full screen because of the front camera hole.
                                    2- the heart beat sensor (a very big retro move instead of improving this feature more like measuring blood pressure or blood sugar, they just canceled it and this is so disappointing)
                                    3- iris scanner which was convenient to many people.
                                    4- head phone jack (Samsung should place wireless headphones instead of wired ones which has a type C connection, so you can't use them while charging and you have to buy a wireless headphones instead).
                                    5- dropping down the notification bar and navigate through gallery just by swiping the fingerprint sensor.
                                    6- notification light which could have been placed around the front camera or around the front ear speaker.
                                    7- the haptic feedback is gone. Because of the ultrasonic finger print sensor.
                                    8- This slow motion thing in note 10 is so stupid. I didn't know that they did that. Unnecessary idiotic step. It doesn't allow you to record slow motion continuously, instead it allows you to record unlimited segments of them manually. WTH.!!!

                                    I think I will upgrade my note8 to note9, I waited so long for note10, and here goes nothing.

                                    • Jeff Coons
                                      Jeff Coons  1 hours back

                                      Your opinion matters to me so much. I decided to get the note 10 plus. I am also getting a free pair of galaxy buds (no need for headphone jack, it is 2019 afterall) I have my trusty galaxy watch to check my heart rate, again, it's 2019). The edge lighting has been great at letting me know I have a notification, as does my watch. I have fingers and use them to operate my phone so the fingerprint sensor is great for that. I don't want to intently stare at my phone to make it unlock. That could make it feel awkward. You make all good points for someone that just wants to cry and feel cool about living in the past man. Either embrace technology or get left behind.

                                      Oh yeah, the 256gb that my note 10 plus comes with will be plenty to store all my pictures, videos, games, por... uh, and other stuff.

                                  • Mobula 282
                                    Mobula 282  2 days back

                                    This dude reminds me of MasterOV

                                    • Alexander Maliy
                                      Alexander Maliy  2 days back

                                      Leather back 👍

                                      • Aiden Berryhill
                                        Aiden Berryhill  3 days back

                                        The 1080p isnt a big deal... you can barely tell the difference

                                        • Moviefan137
                                          Moviefan137  2 days back

                                          Aiden Berryhill, 2013 wants its 1080p display back. Seriously, my nearly 5 year old Samsung Galaxy Note 4 had a QHD display and cost $649 CAD outright. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has a 1080p display, no 3.5mm headphone jack, no micro SD card slot, no heart rate monitor (HRM) and no IR blaster. It costs $1249 CAD. Why is anything being downgraded in a 2019 flagship from its 2014 counterpart? The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is a rubbish smartphone meant only to upsell foolish people into buying the $1459 CAD Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. (Do not look for the $12 CAD Samsung USB C to 3.5mm Adapter or $50 CAD Samsung 45W fast charger in the box of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, however. $1459 CAD is clearly not enough to Samsung for the company to include a basic USB C to 3.5mm adapter and a 45W fast charger in the box.)

                                      • William Arrington
                                        William Arrington  3 days back

                                        The pen makes it so you dont need a selfy stick now. You can zoom, change mode and click to take a picture which means you can use the real camera

                                        • Matt Josephson
                                          Matt Josephson  3 days back

                                          I agree on getting rid of the glass back. I use my headphone jack every day to put music on our sound system at work. I bought my V40 last year. I'm sticking with it.

                                          • Feliciana Cecilia Rodriguez

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                                            • Feliciana Cecilia Rodriguez

                                              No me veo yo con el palito haciendo gestos para pasar las fotos...ridículo!!!!!
                                              Solo tiene tonterías sin importancia ese mó cuesta un dineral !!!!

                                              • Thomas Fish
                                                Thomas Fish  3 days back

                                                wide angle selfie cameras make your face distorted af

                                                • missdiva421
                                                  missdiva421  3 days back

                                                  I'm hoping the Note 11 sees a return to the ultimate phone. Bring back the flat screen, headphone jack and let it have outstanding speakers and get rid of the nasty fingerprint magnet rear glass panel.

                                                  • summer hot
                                                    summer hot  3 days back

                                                    How could they switch the power button on the right to the left? Not every right handed person can adapt to the left button.

                                                    Such a dumb move by Samsung.

                                                    • Me Xavier
                                                      Me Xavier  3 days back

                                                      Please cover the Baby Note as well.

                                                      • Roman Shocker
                                                        Roman Shocker  3 days back

                                                        Leather back would of been Perfect

                                                        • Coach Walk
                                                          Coach Walk  4 days back

                                                          Got the note 10 and galaxy buds for $730. Seems like a great deal to me. Could get new s10 for that. Was going to buy a used note9 until I saw this deal. I wanted the specs of the note 10 plus but wanted the smaller size. But didn’t think this spec were worth $200 more. Selfish, yes I’d love towards content about the note 10. You be the only one cause all the tech people are just doing plus videos.

                                                          • gbullock2598
                                                            gbullock2598  4 days back

                                                            Can we get a note 10+ vs s10 5g video?

                                                            • Los Ganns
                                                              Los Ganns  4 days back

                                                              I haven't used a headphone jack in a few years. My headphones are Bluetooth, my music in the truck is Bluetooth. As far as fingerprints on the back i wont see them. I ordered a tough case already after i pre-ordered the phone last week. I use my phone alot and no way in hell will i just carry it around butt naked. These things cost to much and one drop you have a destroyed screen. Have a nice day

                                                              • xthen rx
                                                                xthen rx  4 days back

                                                                Samsung galaxy note 10 plus is world's best phone in 2019

                                                                • Martin Jente
                                                                  Martin Jente  4 days back

                                                                  Stereo Speakers ???

                                                                  • Josh Bertocki
                                                                    Josh Bertocki  4 days back

                                                                    Please spend some more time on the smaller Note 10 in the future. Not all of us have large hands. Used to love the Note line, but they've gotten to big for me the last few years.

                                                                    • MrKooderna
                                                                      MrKooderna  5 days back

                                                                      Bro. Explain wireless charging without glass back?

                                                                      • Mike Fury Tech
                                                                        Mike Fury Tech  4 days back

                                                                        I’d get it. More durable for sure.

                                                                    • Marin
                                                                      Marin  5 days back

                                                                      Samsung 2019:"samsung s9 have headphone jack and is better than iphone and no dungle life"
                                                                      Samsung 2019 (note 10 release):"yeah it doesn't headphone jack but what..."

                                                                      • Kevin
                                                                        Kevin  5 days back

                                                                        Don't worry everybody there will be a audio jack. I just watch other videos of a person opening up box revealing what's inside? So the audio jack will be plug in the charging port.

                                                                        • Peacock Mantis Shrimp
                                                                          Peacock Mantis Shrimp  5 days back

                                                                          The Plus model needs to be promoted as the main SKU and the smaller one needs to be called Note10e

                                                                          • Cock Asian
                                                                            Cock Asian  5 days back

                                                                            I don't care. I'm getting o e anyway because I wanted to. 😛

                                                                            • Sn Vojáček
                                                                              Sn Vojáček  5 days back

                                                                              Did they put the IR blaster back? I loved to control the AC, TV, projector, etc. with my Note 4.

                                                                              • Manas Ranjan
                                                                                Manas Ranjan  5 days back

                                                                                Note 10 plz. Everyone testing note 10+

                                                                                • Joe Fox
                                                                                  Joe Fox  5 days back

                                                                                  Note 4 was the last perfect Note imo. Maybe the Note Edge. Removable battery was badass.

                                                                                  • Richard Dunn
                                                                                    Richard Dunn  5 days back

                                                                                    Please cover the smaller one

                                                                                    • John E
                                                                                      John E  6 days back

                                                                                      Just more gimmicks from another Android based OEM lol

                                                                                      • Brittney Randolph
                                                                                        Brittney Randolph  6 days back

                                                                                        I'm disappointed because I need the auxiliary for audio in my 2011 Infiniti it doesn't have Bluetooth audio so I guess this is a no for me😔