Samsung Galaxy Rating 10 Vs. Galaxy Rating 9 : Nice Generational Volution


In this comparison, we list the most striking differences between the all-new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and its predecessor the Galaxy Note 9.

Samsung Galaxy Rating 10 Vs. Galaxy Rating 9 : Nice Generational Volution

That’s est ! Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have been made official. They’re beautiful, they’re dashing, but how do they differ from their elder, released a year ago, the Galaxy Note 9 ?

This is what we are going to observe by making a non-exhaustive list of the striking variations that exist from one generation to the next, beyond the improvements of the components.

Technical data sheets

Model

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

OS version

Android 9.0

Android 8.1

Manufacturer Interface

Samsung One UI

N/C

Screen size

6.3 inches

6.4 inches

Definition

2280 x 1080 pixels

2960 x 1440 pixels

Pixel density

507 dpi

514 dpi

Technology

OLED

OLED

SoC

Exynos 9825

Exynos 9810

Graphics Chip (GPU)

Mali-G76 MP12

ARM Mali G72 MP18

Random Access Memory (RAM)

8 GB

6 GB

Internal memory (flash)

256 GB

128 GB, 512 GB

Camera (back)

Sensor 1 : 12 Mpx

Sensor 2 : 16 Mpx

Sensor 3 : 12 Mpx

Sensor 1 : 12 Mpx

Sensor 2 : 12 Mpx

Camera (frontal)

10 Mpx

8 Mpx

Video recording

4K

4K

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 6 (ad)

Wi-Fi 5 (ac)

Bluetooth

5.0

5.0

Networks

LTE, HSPA, GSM

LTE, HSPA, GSM

Supported bands

2100 MHz (B1), 800 MHz (B20), 1800 MHz (B3), 2600 MHz (B7), 700 MHz (B28)

2100 MHz (B1), 800 MHz (B20), 1800 MHz (B3), 2600 MHz (B7), 700 MHz (B28)

NFC

Yes

Yes

Fingerprint sensor

Yes

Yes

Ports (input/output)

USB Type-C

USB Type-C

Battery

3500 mAh

4000 mAh

Dimensions

71.8 x 151 x 7.9mm

76.4 x 161.9 x 8.8mm

Weight

168 grams

200 grams

Colors

Black, Silver

Black, Blue, Pink

Awards

684€

659€

Product sheet See the test

Product sheet See the test

Format and hole in screen

The BIG difference between Note 10 and Note 9 lies in their very different designs. The hole in the screen went through here and this is strongly felt on the edges around the screen. The slab of the newborn is thus even less framed. The classic Note 10 is also significantly smaller and thinner than its predecessor: 151.8 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm on the recent smartphone compared to 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm on the 2018 smartphone.

You can feel it in your hand, especially the weight. Galaxy Note 10 weighs 168 grams, almost 30 grams less than Note 9.


Samsung Galaxy Rating 10 Vs. Galaxy Rating 9 : Nice Generational Volution

From left to right: Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+.

Actually, it is the Galaxy Note 10+ which, in terms of format, is closest to the Galaxy Note 9 as can be seen in the picture below. Indeed, its height (162.3 mm) and weight (196 grams) are almost identical. On the screens, however, we are on very distinct diagonals that rank in ascending order:

  • 6.3 inches for Note 10
  • 6.4 inch for Note 9
  • 6.8 inches for Note 10+

Bixby button, jack plug and microSD

To continue with design elements, it is necessary to focus on the two elements mentioned in the heading above. Galaxy Note 10 says goodbye to the 3.5 mm jack plug. It was nevertheless very present on the 2018 vintage and even served as an argument for the purists of wired audio quality. They will not find their happiness this year.

And on another detail, the rather annoying button dedicated to the activation of Bixby on the Galaxy Note 9 fades in the new generation. To highlight this change, the unlock button has toggled to the left to join the volume controls.

The straight slice is thus freed of all edges. In fact, if you continue to inspect the Galaxy Note 10 ratings, you will not find a slot for the microSD card. You have to turn to Note 10+ to find this famous drawer. Speaking of storage, let’s also point out that the new generation has UFS 3.0.

2, 3 or 4 sensors photo ?

On the camera, Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have more sensors than Note 9. The big addition is the integration of an ultra-wide-angle lens, as last year’s model already had a dual camera consisting of a main lens and a telephoto lens.

Samsung Galaxy Rating 10 Vs. Galaxy Rating 9 : Nice Generational Volution

Note 10+ goes even further by adding a fourth sensor dedicated solely to depth of field calculation. The latter is intended to make the Portrait mode even more accurate.

Remote pen

The S Pen was obviously already in the game on Note 9. With Note 10, the accessory was given a design change to adopt a more uniform look. But more importantly: new Bluetooth features allow you to use the smartphone without touching the screen.


Samsung Galaxy Rating 10 Vs. Galaxy Rating 9 : Nice Generational Volution

Galaxy stylus Note 10 vs. Galaxy stylus Note 9

For example, in the camera application, a vertical movement of the stylus is used to switch from the rear sensor to the front sensor, while a horizontal movement of the S Pen is used to change the shooting mode. This can come in handy if you put the smartphone on a tripod remotely and need to take several different shots from each other.

Introductory price

Interestingly, Note 10 costs less than its predecessor when it was launched. That’s right, today we’re going to 959 euros, whereas in 2018 it would have cost 1009 euros to get the Galaxy Note 9.

We are not on the same type of evolution for Note 10+ however. The latter costs 1109 or 1209 euros depending on the version you choose, 256 or 512 GB of storage.

Further information

We were able to take the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 in hand to share our first impressions with you.

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Please also note that we have compared Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ to highlight the differences between them.