S Pen Stylus:
Since the original Galaxy Note phone was released in 2011, the S Pen has been one of the main selling points for this phone, it adds quite a bit of unique functionality.
There’s a hole at the bottom edge of the phone on the right side which houses the S Pen. To access the S Pen you press on it and it pops out.
The S Pen is easy to use, the display screen in designed in a way that allows you to use different pressure levels. So the S Pen is ideal for taking notes and drawing.
On the Galaxy Note 10, you have the ability to take notes or draw on the display screen while the display screen is off.
This is a great feature that will come in handy when you’re in a rush and you don’t have time to turn on the display screen and navigate your way to the menus.
Since the release of the Galaxy Note 9, the S Pen has had Bluetooth capabilities, which give you the ability to do even more things with it.
When you remove the S Pen from the phone, you will have a number of different options that will allow you to easily access stylus functionality.
Some of these options include “Create Note” and “AR Doodle” but if you would like to use the S Pen on standard apps you can dismiss these options.
For example, if you would like to take photos with the phone at a distance where you’re too far away to hold it, you can use the button on the S Pen to do this.
If you’re someone who enjoys taking photos with your phone, you will enjoy using this feature.
On the Galaxy Note 10, Samsung has added a variety of gesture control features to the S Pen.
These features give you the ability to control the gallery, the video, and the camera, by making different gestures with the S Pen.
You can show your photo gallery to your friends or relatives and you can navigate from one photo to the other by making a gesture with the S Pen.
Samsung refers to this user interface as the Samsung One UI, it has a unique look and feel to it and it’s extremely user-friendly.
Anyone who’s had an Android phone before will be able to navigate their way around this phone easily.
This phone does not have much bloatware, you will find the standard Google apps and a few apps from Samsung that’s pre-loaded.
Another new addition is Samsung DeX, it gives you the ability to connect your phone to a computer monitor via the USB-C port on the bottom edge of the phone.
This will allow you to have a desktop experience from your phone.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes equipped with a 3,500mAh battery, the battery life on this phone is not bad.
It general, it will last for roughly one day of moderate usage on a single charge. The battery life on the Galaxy Note 10 plus is much better though.
So if you think you may be interested in getting this phone but you would like a longer battery life you should consider the Galaxy Note 10 Plus instead.
This phone features fast charging technology and it comes with a 25W charger that charges the phone from 0% to 100% in an hour and ten minutes.
This phone also features wireless charging as well as Samsung’s Wireless PowerShare feature which gives you the ability to use your phone as a power bank to wirelessly charge other compatible devices.
Using the Wireless PowerShare feature may not be the ideal way to charge another phone because it takes a long time.
However, this feature is perfect for charging the Galaxy Buds headphones.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Performance & Hardware:
The Galaxy Note 10 comes equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor or the Exynos 9825 depending on what region the phone is purchased in.
In the U.S. this phone comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, this processor is smaller and it works more efficiently than its predecessor.
The Galaxy Note 10 comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of non-expandable storage, this phone does not have a microSD card slot.
Samsung has stated that this was necessary to keep this phone smaller. That should be more than enough internal storage space for most smartphone users.
However, if you would like to have more storage space, then you should opt for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, the internal storage on this phone goes up to 512GB of internal storage and it can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card slot.
The 3.5mm headphone jack has also been removed from the Galaxy Note 10 in an effort to keep the phone smaller.
This is the first time that Samsung has removed the headphone jack from one of its premium phones.
Nevertheless, you will be able to use the USB-C port on the phone with the pair of headphones that come with the phone, but this means that you will have to replace some of the cables that you are currently using.
My Final Thought:
The Galaxy Note 10 has been overshadowed by its bigger, more powerful sibling the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
The Galaxy Note 10 may not have the best specs, nevertheless, this is still a good phone with lots of good features.
This phone would be perfect for anyone who’s looking for a smaller version of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
I hope this Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review was helpful, but if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to share them in the comment section below.