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[Poll Results!] Are you going to buy the Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+?

Samsung pulled a 1-2 punch this year with the Galaxy Note 10 series. It consists of two models instead of the usual one, and customers who are thinking of upgrading from a previous flagship model are now faced with multiple choices. Should you buy the Galaxy Note 10 or the Galaxy Note 10+? Should you pre-order them, buy them later at a reduced price, or skip them altogether?

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are very similar yet still quite different. Aside from the fact that the Galaxy Note 10+ has a larger screen with a higher resolution, it also has an additional ToF camera and expandable storage. The standard Galaxy Note 10 is available only with 256GB of non-expandable storage, and both models lack a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

There are plenty of reasons to want and pre-order/buy one of the two Galaxy Note 10 models, now or later at a future discount. Likewise, there are reasons to consider not upgrading if you already own a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy Note 9. It depends on your budget and expectations, but whichever they may be, we’d like to hear from you.

We’ve prepared a new poll so feel free to take a vote and join us in the comment section below. You can also participate in another poll and tell us which Galaxy Note 10 color you like the most.

Results: 41 percent of our readers who have participated in the poll plan on buying the Galaxy Note 10+, but there seems to be little interest in the smaller Note 10 model. Interestingly, 34 percent of voters won’t be buying either one of the new Note 10s, while 15 percent would buy one at a discount. 6 percent of voters are waiting for reviews before making a final decision, while only 4 percent of voters will buy the smaller Galaxy Note 10. The Galaxy Note 10+ seems to be winning by a wide margin.

Are you buying the Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy Note 10+?

  • Model: SM-N970F
  • Dimensions: 151.0 x71.8x7.9mm
  • Display: 6.3"(160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F2.2 Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

  • Model: SM-N975F
  • Dimensions: 162.3x77,2x7.9mm
  • Display: 6.8"(172.7mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°) & Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°) & Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°) & DepthVision Camera: VGA

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gpap2004
gpap2004

Note 10 definitely . The smaller size is a must. I owned a note 9

locarno
locarno

Interesting results.

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

Well compared to what you get with the Note 9 with a similar or even cheaper price tag, the smaller note is disappointing because it fails to improve in anything useful other than the performance and camera, while losing to its predecessor in every other way… No wonder that smaller variant isnt catching anybody’s interest

DareDevil01
DareDevil01

It’ll be interesting to know how many of the people who voted “Nope, not interested” did so because of Samsung’s decision to drop the jack, MicroSD (on the non-plus) and not include an adapter with the device, while keeping the price the same as last year’s model.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Big news! Samsung is releasing a credit card similar to the Apple Card. Its called Samsung One and honestly, its literally gonna do what the Apple Card is doing. Which isn’t a bad thing. The Apple Card has good benefits for Apple Users and now the Samsung One will too for Samsung users!

mazinmhanna
mazinmhanna

Well, on the positive vs negative analyses, there are 34% and 15%, total 49% on negative side, will not buy any Note 10 vs 45%, so this is shows that the majority won’t buy the note 10, this is because of many reasons such as S10/+ is already new and a good phone, Note 9, is also still perfect. So I was expecting those on older version of notes/S will buy. I see this year S10 will make a new records.

krym73
krym73

Or some are waiting on the Fold like me.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

I love the s10 series. Personally have an s10 and s10e…. I actually do like the s10e size but wish for it to have qhd screen and the triple camera set up and that would make me ditch my daily driver of the normal s10

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

I’ll get the Note10+ next year when I’m due for an upgrade

locarno
locarno

Don’t have money for it. My Note 3 is still good.

Vuk995
Vuk995

If good offer comes, and when i sell note9

krym73
krym73

Where is the “I’m waiting on the Galaxy Fold” option? That’s me!

locarno
locarno

Fold is big crap.

x M a L i K x
x M a L i K x

How can you say that when you haven’t even tried it.

krym73
krym73

Exactly, he hasn’t. I fell in love with it when I finally laid my hands on it. I was thinking i was going to waitv until 2nd gen but decided I’ve waited for this long enough.

locarno
locarno

Where you played with this device?

sgs2aus
sgs2aus

Standard phone – brings nothing new to the game.

Samsung teased everyone else about notches and headphone jacks and now they are using bullet holes and no more headphone jack. They pretend to have their own personality but always eventually end up following the crowd.

-1080p note are you kidding me?
-60hz refresh rate?
-Hidden crapxby button?
-Cameras good but not any better than other flagships

Not too sure what this phone actually has going for it. The Note 9 is a superior option.

locarno
locarno

For what you need 90Hz screen ?

_alex_
_alex_

Probably does not make a big difference…except for the high price you will pay for it!
For that price, considering other brands, at least 150hz is expected.
@sgs2aus has all rights… you can find a N9 brand new for half a price, money very well spent

locarno
locarno

But note 9 will not get Android 11.

stondec
stondec

I really want to upgrade from Note 9 to Note 10+ but I’ll have to hold off until someone figures out how to use call recording apps on Android pie (I declined updating my Note 9 from Oreo) without rooting.

locarno
locarno

How you did this ?

corb06
corb06

Why didn’t the Note 10 get a 90hz screen or 40 megapixel camera???
No joy for me, going for S10+ instead.

Gunter2
Gunter2

The S10+ doesn’t have a 90hz screen or a 40 megapixel camera either, so why are you going for it?

djcbs
djcbs

Because it has pretty much all the Note 10 has and more, and it’s much cheaper?

gcarmagnani
gcarmagnani

no Note 10 for me …….. nothing really new under the sun ,…….. I`ll keep my S10 for another year……

DareDevil01
DareDevil01

It is literally a gimped S10.

breezerke
breezerke

Ik don’t gonna buy the note because i have a verry good S10. Many People don’t have a tree with growing money. Also the prices are strong .

pateve
pateve

Je l’ai précommandé chez orange France. Je l’aurais en remplacement de mon S9+. J’ai abandonné la série des notes avec le note 4 qui fut mon dernier. Je tente à nouveau, car je suis toujours resté fan du note qui sort toujours plus abouti que le galaxy S de début d’année. J’aurais aimé plus de “gestes commerciaux” parce qu’au prix proposé le note 10+ est vraiment un peu onéreux. J’espère que je ne serai pas déçu…

Shimy
Shimy

I upgraded from a Note4 to a Note9 a year ago, so no plans to upgrade again. I’m very disappointed they not only dropped the headphone jack but also the heart rate sensor, and they failed to include a screen with a higher refresh rate. I really expected that.

I agree with arstechnica’s review that Samsung is falling behind competition, especially when you consider the price.

kingston1984
kingston1984

Boys , off topic , will the s pen on the note 10 be compatible with note 9? Thx

stondec
stondec

Yes it will but it won’t have the features specific to the Note 10

kingston1984
kingston1984

Still, it has a way better battery and for me this is a great upgrade

popm
popm

samsung focus on design way to lose more customers

Gunter2
Gunter2

But analysts expect good sales, and if you see the last quarter report (there’s a Lew later video today, “What’s wrong with Apple”) which shows quarterly numbers. Apple have fallen into 4th place behind Oppo, but Samsung have increased their lead at the top increasing sales from 70 million phones in the first 3 months to 75 million in the last 3 months. And that’s before the Note10 is released. So whatever they’re doing, they’re winning more customers, not losing them. Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi are all growing, Apple, LG, Motorola and the “other’s” consisting of all smaller brands like… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

The video and reports are saying Samsung increased the shipping of its smartphones. That doesnt always translate into actual sales. Also, it seems to be that the increase of shipping is mainly due to the A series and more espspecifically the A50 and 70 not because of any of the S10s.

Gunter2
Gunter2

That’s true, however shipments are based on orders from carriers and 3rd party sellers based on their sales expectations. An extra 5 million devices is no small amount. That figure is almost double the total sales of the three Pixel models out now. It is immaterial what the customer is buying as long as they’re buying Samsung phones. The mid range buyers of today are the flagship buyers of tomorrow.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

“The mid range buyers of today are the flagship buyers of tomorrow.”
That was maybe true 3-4 years ago when mid range phones were not as good as they are today and flagships were not as ridiculously expensive as they are now.
Once again, the bulk of that increase of shipments seems to be mainly due to the A series, possibly the M and even some of the J series not really the flagships.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Not really. It doesn’t matter how good something is, when people gain more success in life they want what is seen as premium. It’s like a car. After college I was very happy with my Ford Fiesta, and later the Ford Focus, both fantastic, reliable etc. The Focus was a top model with all the bells and whistles, but my dream car was the Audi A6 and as soon as I reached that position in life, I bought it, and have stuck with trading in this every 3 years for a new one. Hopefully one day soon the business will… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

That’s your case. I know people who doesn’t really care about the latest phone but they are constantly changing cars. My girlfriend has a really good job. She can easily upgrade every year if she wants to and she still has her old iPhone 6. She’d rather spend a lot of money on other things. Like her I know A LOT OF people who used to buy high end flagships and are now happy to go mid range because for their use any mid range phone now is good enough and don’t need to pay the ridiculous high price of… Read more »

Gunter2
Gunter2

I’m not talking about individual cases. Marketing people know how it works. This is a general trend that people who can afford better things buy better things. You’re girlfriend is not a representative sample.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

What makes your own individual case a representative sample then?
The trend and statistics with smartphones is clearly saying that people are keeping their smartphones for longer and the mid range sector is the one growing the most. Why is that?

DareDevil01
DareDevil01

That was because the S10 was a generally great device, no compromises. Perfect thickness, decent battery, headphone jack, MicroSD, perfectly good screen, same camera set-up. And it’s not as expensive as the Note. We’ll see how well the Note 10 sells I guess because in my opinion, Samsung basically took what they already did well with the S10 series and went backwards while charging more, without offering anything new whatsoever. “A better haptic vibrator” Oh cool. Thanks for that Samsung.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Note buyers buy the Note, not because of what or what isn’t on the S series, they buy the Note for the sPen functionality. Our engineers use the SPen for work situations. Most people don’t understand that most of the 10 million or so Note buyers are actually businesses mainly in the tech field. As I said before if one doesn’t need the SPen get the S series, no point in complaining about something one is never going to buy anyway

mazinmhanna
mazinmhanna

Not sure why S10+ users will buy Note 10/+, as there are not much differences with the short period of both gadgets not also in overall performance.

Gunter2
Gunter2

True, unless you want the Spen there’s absolutely no point. Anyway S buyers tend to stick with the S range and Note buyers stick with the Note.

DareDevil01
DareDevil01

Except this time I would be buying a better phone if I bought the S10. The Note (or more so the S-pen I should say) just isn’t worth it this time. Nothing they have done is any better than the S10. If anything they have removed a port that many people love and the people who dont love it, don’t care either way. I’ve never someone say (gee I wish this annoying headphone jack wasn’t here, so I didn’t have the urge to use it)…

axeletna95
axeletna95

Waiting for the demo units to hit the stores, so I can try both models to decide, but I think I will upgrade my Note 8 to a Note 10+.

henklbr
henklbr

Good choice; which colour and storage will you buy?

marcoj76
marcoj76

Same for me.. Note 8 is still fine, but Note10+ has got me excited!

stondec
stondec

I upgraded from the Note 8 to 9 and the performance improvement is staggering. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the Note 10 in pretty much every way unless you’re a 3mm headphone jack purist.

crispqdtt
crispqdtt

Eu tambem comprei a + de 512

DareDevil01
DareDevil01

I would go for the Note 9 if you really like the S-Pen, it’s a brilliant phone still, has a decent chipset, great camera and it keeps the headphone jack and MicroSD. If you don’t use the S-pen much I would recommend getting the S10+, it’s basically a Note 10 but with MicroSD and 3.5mm headphone jack. Both these phones will be a lot cheaper than the Note 10 as well.

cabbe86
cabbe86

When price goes down yes I will buy plus. Now no.

Landon A
Landon A

Bought two Aura Glow Plus’ for the wife and I! So excited!

henklbr
henklbr

I bought the black, 512GB, one: the “Glow” wasn’t available in a 512GB model in the Netherlands (but in Belgium it is… 🙁 !)

JFreiman
JFreiman

I want the features of the Plus flagship, but it’s way TOO BIG.
My thought is that going forward, I will have to switch from S series to the A or other series.
The S10 plus I have now is to big and I cry a little inside every time I hold my friends S9 plus.

Landon A
Landon A

What’s more important? Size or features?

Gunter2
Gunter2

Why are you crying inside and preferring the size of S9 plus to S10 plus? The S10 plus is just 0.3mm wider, it’s actually 0.5mm SHORTER , it’s 0.7mm THINNER than S9 plus AND it’s 14 gms LIGHTER than the S9 plus. So how the hell is an S10 plus more difficult to handle than an S9 plus? Do you know what 0.3mm looks like? Because I don’t, unless I had a micrometer to measure it. Either you never held an S9 plus or you’re not holding an S10 plus. You must be crying inside about something unrelated.

JFreiman
JFreiman

You are right. I just held my old 9+ and even with my ceramic 10 plus, it (the 9+) still seems heavier than the 10. So I called my friend and he has an 8 Plus. That is the size I like. I can’t go larger – it’s just so difficult to reach across the phone with love hand – and I have large hands. The One UI helped to make large phones more manageable, but you can’t keep making phones larger without losing ones ability to use the phone with one hand. I’m not a fan of small phones… Read more »

Gunter2
Gunter2

Man, I don’t want to argue with you, but my wife has tiny hands and can handle her S9 plus with ease. And the S8 plus dimensions are BIGGER than the S9 plus so how is the S8 plus more comfortable than the S10 plus as it’s the biggest of the three of them? Lol. You’re having a joke here right? You cannot be serious. 🤣🤣

stondec
stondec

I don’t understand why you feel so threatened by his preference for smaller phones that you feel the compulsion to try to denigrate him. Some people like smaller phones and some others want a colossal sized phone. To each his own.

maqsood151
maqsood151

Mr.guest 2….kindly use AN before vowels only wich is mentioned in English grammer..vowels are A E I O U .use ( an )only before these alphabets in sentences..you are using it before S..you written in your sentences “an S9 plus” wich is absolutely wrong please correct it..

Gunter2
Gunter2

@maqsood151 I don’t know who Mr.guest 2 is. I can’t see his comment. I’m not a native English speaker myself, I’m German but your English is absolutely terrible!. Firstly you started a sentence without a capital letter (kindly). Secondly you spelt “which” incorrectly on two separate occasions. “Wich” is not an English word. “An S9 plus” is totally correct. “A S9 plus is wrong. Also “only before these alphabets” is totally nonsensical. There are letters in the English language, not alphabets. The “alphabet” is the collective label for all the “letters” it comprises of. I don’t know where you studied… Read more »

Biransahin
Biransahin

@maqsood151. Lol. Did you actually try to correct a persons English? You can’t even spell correctly!!! Lolol. “Wich”? WTF is that supposed to mean? What the hell are “alphabets”? I do speak English from childhood my friend and Gunter2 has written in perfect English. Your English on the other hand is absolutely atrocious! A 6 year old would do better. I think you even got “Gunter2” wrong. Who is “guest 2” ?

Gunter2
Gunter2

It’s comical when an idiot who has absolutely no knowledge of a language attempts to correct someone who’s skills are pretty good. I’m not perfect, but I’m definitely better than this fool.

stondec
stondec

Funny you should criticize someone else’s English when yours is absolutely nonsensical.

HGStamm
HGStamm

My Note8 still works perfect.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Of course it does and why not, it’s a great phone. Just because a new model arrives does not suddenly make an older one bad. People have their own reasons for changing or for holding on to what they’ve got. The Note8 is a beautiful phone. It will still look good in another 2 years. It’s also very cheap now to get a battery changed so there’s no reason for it to be scrapped for a new one.