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Specs comparison: Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+

With the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, Samsung is — for the very first time — giving consumers two Note flagship models to choose from. The Galaxy Note 9 is a pretty solid and feature-rich Note flagship that was always going to be hard to surpass, but that’s where the two Note 10 models come into picture. The regular Note 10 may not offer enough to warrant an upgrade, but the Note 10+ has a few solid attractions, like the 6.8-inch display, 12GB of RAM, four rear cameras, and a larger battery with faster wired and wireless charging.

The S Pen has picked up a new trick: It now has gesture control thanks to the sensors built inside, and you get this feature on both the Note 10 and Note 10+. As usual, we’ll only be able to tell you which of these phones are worth putting your money on if you are looking to leave the Galaxy Note 9 behind, but if you’re wondering how these devices compare on paper, we have a nice little specs table for you to check out below.

For more information on the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, check out our devices section. Also see our initial impressions of the two phones in our hands-on article and tell us if you’re pondering an upgrade to either of these new flagships from your Galaxy Note 9 down in the comments!

Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+

Galaxy Note 9Galaxy Note 10Galaxy Note 10+
Display6.4-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440) Infinity, Super AMOLED, 18.5:9, 516 ppi6.3-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O, 2280×1080 pixels, 19:9, HDR10+ certified6.8-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O, 3040×1440 pixels, 19:9, HDR10+ certified
S PenYes, 4,096 pressure levels, Bluetooth controlYes, 4,096 pressure levels, Bluetooth control, 6-axis sensor including gyro and acceleration sensor for gesture controlYes, 4,096 pressure levels, Bluetooth control, 6-axis sensor including gyro and acceleration sensor for gesture control
ProcessorExynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 Octa-core, 10nm, 64-bitExynos 9825/Snapdragon 855, octa-core, 7nm, 64-bitExynos 9825/Snapdragon 855, octa-core, 7nm, 64-bit
RAM6GB/8GB8GB12GB
Rear CameraCamera 1: 12-megapixel primary, Dual Aperture (F1.5/F2.4), Dual Pixel, OIS

Camera 2: 12-megapixel telephoto secondary, F2.4, 2x optical zoom, OIS

Camera 1: 12MP, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video recording, F1.5/F2.4

Camera 2: 12MP telephoto, 2x optical zoom, F2.1, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus

Camera 3: 16MP super wide-angle, 123-degree FOV, F2.2

Camera 1: 12MP, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video recording, F1.5/F2.4

Camera 2: 12MP telephoto, 2x optical zoom, F2.1, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus

Camera 3: 16MP super wide-angle, 123-degree FOV, F2.2

Camera 4: DepthVision 3D ToF, VGA, F1.4

Front Camera8MP, autofocus, F1.710MP, F2.2, Dual Pixel (2PD) autofocus10MP, F2.2, Dual Pixel (2PD) autofocus
Storage128GB/512GB internal, microSD slot (up to 512GB)256GB/512GB, non-expandable256GB/512GB, microSD slot (up to 1TB)
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9.0 PieAndroid 9 Pie, One UI 1.5Android 9 Pie, One UI 1.5
Battery4,000 mAh, fast wired (15W) and fast wireless charging3,500 mAh, fast wired charging (25W) and fast wireless charging (12W), reverse wireless charging (PowerShare)4,300 mAh, fast wired charging (up to 45W, charger sold separately) and fast wireless charging (15W), reverse wireless charging (PowerShare)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MU-MIMO, LTE Cat.18, Bluetooth v5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou4G LTE (Cat.20), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, MU-MIMO, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou4G LTE (Cat.20), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, MU-MIMO, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
Dimensions161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm, 168g162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9mm, 196g
SensorsIris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, Heart rate sensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor (in-display), Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor (in-display), Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor
Other featuresSamsung Pay, Bixby, IP68 water resistance, AKG earphones, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, DeX mode, AR Emoji, Super slow-mo (960 fps)AKG earphones, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, AR Emoji, Bixby, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, face recognition, Zoom-in MIC, Screen Recorder, AR DoodleAKG earphones, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, AR Emoji, Bixby, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, face recognition, Zoom-in MIC, Screen Recorder,  AR Doodle, 3D Scanner

  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

  • 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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locarno
locarno

“hard to surpass”

What this mean ?

” and a larger battery with faster wired and wireless charging.”

Regular Note 10 don’t have it ?

“As usual, we’ll only be able to tell you which of these phones are worth putting your money on ”

So which phone are worth putting my money on it ?

Again no ppi info for Note 10/10+ and no screen resolution for Note 9 in the table.

preime101
preime101

Yay, it has a pointless speed boost that you will never notice, the screen quality is essentially the same, you can wave the pen about which seems cool for the first 2 minutes but will never be used after and it charges ever so slightly faster. Oh and the camera is marginally better. For that you get a phone that is even more fragile, sacrifices the headphone jack for no apparent reason and it all costs more.
So basically stick with the Note 9 if you already own it or save money and buy the now considerably cheaper note 9 instead.

siaho
siaho

Also no notification LED, no iris scanner, no physical FP sensor, you have a whole on the screen… this vs the higher priced note 10+ as the note 10 is absurdly bad for 950 euro.

locarno
locarno

So buy Note 9 even if I have money for 10 ?

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