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Galaxy Note 10 high performance mode increases system speed, or so it says

All Samsung phones in the last couple of years have come with various power saving modes to allow users to enhance battery life on their device when they need it. The power saving modes have gone through various revisions over time, and on current Galaxy devices, you get four power modes to choose from on Samsung’s flagship devices. There’s the default Optimized mode, a medium power saving mode, a maximum power saving mode, and a high performance mode.

The high performance mode would suggest a device would offer higher levels of performance over the other modes, but up until the Galaxy S10, the so-called high performance mode would only increase the brightness of the screen and set the screen resolution to maximum (all Galaxy flagships come set to Full HD/HD+ resolution out of the box). It didn’t really make a lot of sense, and Samsung finally realized that and has updated the high performance mode to also increase the system speed on the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+.

It doesn’t actually seem to improve performance, though

The screenshot below shows you the high performance mode screen on the Galaxy S10+ (left) next to the Galaxy Note 10+. Notice how the Note 10+ mentions “higher system speed” in addition to maximum screen brightness and resolution? Yep, the Galaxy S10’s high performance mode, or the one found on older flagships like the Galaxy S9, is pretty much a farce if you go by what those words would generally mean for a smartphone, something Samsung has fixed with the Galaxy Note 10/10+.

Now, before you rush to enable the high performance mode on your Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+, we should tell you that the mode doesn’t really seem to increase performance — or affect battery life — in any noticeable way. Apps still install and launch at the same speed, the interface animations don’t become any smoother, and games don’t run any faster. We tried using one of our Note 10+’s a full day with the higher performance mode enabled and couldn’t see any improvement whatsoever.

Maybe benchmarks would benefit from this mode, but that would make it something for showing off, not something that would make your day-to-day user experience better. And perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that is the case. Perhaps Samsung just decided to throw in the “higher system speed” text in there to not come off as foolish for calling a mode that increases screen brightness and resolution a high performance mode instead of making some under the hood changes that would actually increase overall performance.

Try the high performance mode for yourself

If you want to try out the high performance power mode on your Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+, open the Settings app, tap Device care, select Battery, then tap Power mode. Here, select High performance and hit the Apply button. You can also change the power mode using its toggle in the notification shade (drag the notification shade down twice to see the full list of toggles).

Do let us know if you see any performance improvement once you’ve enabled that high performance mode on your Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+!

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woody365
woody365

I see it beaten the 2 newest iphones on the PhoneBuff speed tests.

Mabdullag131807
Mabdullag131807

It’s the snapdragon variant, not exynos.

p40403
p40403

the google map navigation works under performance mode,if you didnt switch to performance mode ,turn off screen then google map navigation stop

Gunter2
Gunter2

I’ve used both and have done on both S9 plus and on Note10 plus. It does increase performance. I now keep it on high performance as we use graphics intensive apps like our in-house schematics rendering app which generates 3D models with AutoCad. Running the phone in high performance mode increases rendering speed by about 25%. If you are running normal apps, they are running as fast as they can anyway and high performance mode won’t make a difference, but running intensive apps is where you will see it. Btw, our Exynos Note10 pluses generating the 3D models actually finish… Read more »

bayfisher
bayfisher

opinion on snapdragon. Not factual. Snap always performs faster. No performance mode needed. Nice assumption you inferred.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Totally factual. Based on testing in real world conditions, not benchmarks or perceptions based on “how it feels”. See my other more complete explanation on the article where Abhijeet is jealous about one aspect of the Galaxy Fold, the Snapdragon.

siaho
siaho

Did you actually took the exact times rending with and without high performance? If you didn’t, can you do it and post here the times?

Gunter2
Gunter2

We’re actually using proprietary apps specific to our company, but as I mentioned on the other post I am trying to get the go ahead to post them on our MeWe page if it’s decided doesn’t breach our copyright. As, I said we found a 25% speed increase when rendering a pipeline schematic, took 20 seconds with normal mode, 15 seconds with maximum performance. I’m sure it wouldn’t be difficult for people to check this out themselves anyway with some other apps.

bayfisher
bayfisher

were not using a fold and all exynos users crying all the time saying why is snapdragon better. Sorry pal. Venture to reddit then report back.
also MIHAI M. dont trust the fold anyways.

Gunter2
Gunter2

I don’t need reddit when I have personal experience. People just jump on a bandwagon. It’s human nature.

kc1980
kc1980

It does increase performance. You just won’t notice it if the phone is not performing very demanding tasks. Try playing call of duty mobile in optimize mode and then high performance mode. You will definitely see a difference

Gunter2
Gunter2

You are right my friend. I posted a practical use example above.

Ducati916
Ducati916

My n10plus is already a beast mode phone dont need all the tricks

toni566
toni566

Es ist aber auch nicht unbedingt von Vorteil, alle möglichen “Energiespar-Optionen” auf einem Smartphone zu vereinen, wenn diese dann letztendlich GEGENEINANDER “arbeiten”. Beim S10 e meine Mutter musste ich die “adaptive Batterie” deaktivieren, weil diese Einstellung dafür sorgte, dass bei einem Akku- Ladestand unter 45% der Energiesparmodus “automatisch” von “optimal” auf “mittel” wechselte (weiß bis heute nicht warum) und dann AOD usw. nicht mehr funktionierten. Nach erfolgter Aufladung war dann wieder alles normal. MIT Abschalten der adaptiven Batterie läuft wieder alles wie gewohnt. Will sagen, im schlimmsten Fall erreicht man durch dieses VIELEN Optionen genau das Gegenteil, OHNE dass sich… Read more »

bayfisher
bayfisher

Ich mag es auch nicht, wenn es in den mittleren Modus wechselt und ich stimme voll zu, Freund.

Eine höhere Leistung macht den Zweck zunichte, wenn die Akkulaufzeit verkürzt wird.

adirh3
adirh3

Definitely feeling change when using high-performance mode. Can easily feel it when I play games while recording them.

Landon A
Landon A

I run my Note10+ on high-performance mode at all times. I do not switch back and forth, so I cannot say if it performs better, but it does perform excellently.