Galaxy Note 10 Hands-On: Samsung's Superphone Gets A Magic Wand

  • Published: 07 August 2019
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    Fun fact: I’ve been using Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphones, on and off, for the better part of eight years. So a few weeks ago when the new Galaxy Note 10 first appeared on the horizon, I moved back into last year’s Galaxy Note 9 and started a running list of everything I wanted changed, the things I wanted kept, and at least one old feature I wanted back. Join me for a first look at the new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ ahead of this year's Note 10 Unpacked event, and let's see how many wishes Samsung's magic wand will grant me!



    MrMobile's Galaxy Note 10 Hands-On / Galaxy Note 10+ Hands-On was produced following one hour with Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ review samples provided by Samsung at a press briefing in advance of Samsung Unpacked 2019. Preproduction hardware running pre-release software. Samsung was not offered copy review or approval rights, and no compensation changed hands in the making of this video.

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Comments • 2 622

  • karolis112assassin
    karolis112assassin  1 months back

    Please do smaller note 10 review.there is not a lot reviews of regular note 10

    • I Am DeAdsHoT
      I Am DeAdsHoT  1 months back

      Note 10 for that a rip off!

      • Anthony Torres
        Anthony Torres  2 months back

        The 11 pro is 1100 for only 64gb and starts at 1100 for the max

        • Axl
          Axl  3 months back

          OMG! at 3:01 I thought i was Danny McBride's voice 🖤

          • GameBlame Official
            GameBlame Official  3 months back

            02:00 Mr. Mobile. Still waiting on your Note 10 review.

            • D Mer
              D Mer  3 months back

              They should make the s-pen a cigarette lighter.

              • efragione
                efragione  3 months back

                What is the name/brand of the phone stand in 5:17?

                • Asni Balucci
                  Asni Balucci  3 months back

                  Apple fucked for sure....
                  Just ordered Note 10 plus over new iPhone

                  • D Dave
                    D Dave  3 months back

                    Had my note 10+ since it launched.
                    I'm missed my note 9 ever since then.
                    I switched back to it and I don't regret it a bit.

                    • Kenneth Cox
                      Kenneth Cox  3 months back

                      What’s your daily driver

                      • Duchess Lust Moon TYPE 11a

                        New junk by Sam Shit. !! When the new IPhone Max Pro is Coming out Soon !!
                        My iPhone Max from last October is better than this junk !!
                        Can you imagine how low class and low rent it actually looks to see someone out in public using their Shit - Pen 🖊 !! 😆
                        These Android Things are junk and everyone really knows it . People trick themselves actually into being brainwashed by Sam Shit !!
                        Do you want to be driving a $135,000 BMW 8 series or a Toyota Camry ? For $40,000 ? Same situation Almost !!
                        My Daddy taught me at age 6 , you get what you pay for !!

                        • raveed Israel
                          raveed Israel  3 months back

                          How do you get the led notification on the front facing camera

                          • The Truth
                            The Truth  4 months back

                            1080P bitches? This is the reason Im not buying Note 10 and keep my S8. Im so angry with them because of this. 1440P since Note 4! and now 1080p? Just to push your horse Note10 Plus?


                            • Lloyd Khambule
                              Lloyd Khambule  4 months back

                              Please cover the 10

                              • Allison L.
                                Allison L.  4 months back

                                I received my Note 10Plus today and spent all day getting it perfect, arranging apps, notes, photos ect. When I started to get phone calls, I noticed that the caller's voice is muffled and there is an intense vibration every time the caller spoke. it is like covering the speaker with your hand giving that muffled voice sound and putting your hand on a woofer for that deep vibration ie (casing rattle). Although the photos and the screen are excellent, I am returning it and keeping my note 8, I cannot deal with that muffled voice and vibrations

                                • Kevin Phoenix
                                  Kevin Phoenix  4 months back

                                  Yes, please cover the Note 10. The Note 10+ gets the bulk of the reviews, while the 10 gets glossed over. There IS a crowd for the Note 10, so it would be fair to make an unbiased review for that crowd.

                                  • Dom T
                                    Dom T  4 months back

                                    More small note 10 coverage

                                    • TAGpc
                                      TAGpc  4 months back

                                      Please do a note 10 review I am due for upgrade the 28th of September I have the note 8 and would like to know if it is worth going for the note 10 or just go for the S10+

                                      • Kevin Phoenix
                                        Kevin Phoenix  4 months back

                                        I got the Note 10 myself. These are the following six reasons why I got this phone over the Note 10+:

                                        1. I'm likely never gonna hit that 256 GB storage limit, because I'm always going to periodically transfer my captured media to my computer and from there to labeled flash drives for safe keeping. People don't realize just how much space 256 GB is as a base storage option. This isn't 32 or even 64...looking at YOU, Apple.

                                        2. When you think about it, the screen on the Note 10 is virtually identical to the one on the Note 9. So if you were happy with the previous generation screen size, you're pretty much getting the same with almost no bezel.

                                        3. In relation to number 2, having the same screen size (only a minute difference, which is almost undetectable to the naked eye, but I digress) in a smaller phone means easier gripping power.

                                        4. Okay, seriously. Who is ever going to use all 12 GB of RAM, nevermind 8. Heck, even 6 GB of RAM would be enough for most people. So yeah, 8 GB in the Note 10 is plenty. Trust me on this!

                                        5. By this point, I've made peace with the reality that the headphone jack isn't coming back. People like to have it there for the sake of having it. But personally, I wear wireless earphones all the time and my current car uses bluetooth. I've come to terms with this reality and you should too. There's always the USB-C dongle, but again I digress.

                                        6. Finally, the cameras. Unless you're a hardcore photographer, you're really not going to need the depth sensor that the plus has. The Note 10 has a software powered version of it that will suffice for the average and even heavy user. You're otherwise getting the same cameras as the Plus, so you'll still be getting the same quality shots.

                                        Hope this helps to further temper your decision on which Note to get. Bottom line: If you were happy with the Note 8 or 9 and just want a straight upgrade, get the 10. If money is no object and you just have to have the absolute best, go for the 10 Plus. All I'm saying is consider what you need versus what you want.

                                        • Chris R
                                          Chris R  3 months back

                                          THANK YOU. People always look at the specs and completely ignore the actual life experience! Samsung has become a premium brand and people don't want to believe that.
                                          1080p? More battery, you won't really notice the difference. Headphone jack? Doesn't matter. Except for LG as far as I know, the audio fidelity of the the headphone jacks were mediocre/decent. And Galaxy buds are pretty good,and come with the phone for free(which is pretty cool,unlike apple). The only issue I have is price. If they dropped it to 800, it would be awesome.

                                      • Power Button Revelations
                                        Power Button Revelations  4 months back

                                        If you buy the smaller Note 10, you're telling Samsung it's ok to take away specs and charge more. Samsung starting to annoy me with this. First the s10e and now the note 10?? You're telling me the top oled maker in the world can't afford a quad hd display in their devices when my $700 Galaxy note 4 had it.

                                        • Denny
                                          Denny  4 months back

                                          I though he say “jerk off”.

                                          • Belinda Ginete
                                            Belinda Ginete  4 months back

                                            Yes please do a review on the smaller, Note 10!
                                            It deserves some love too! 😊

                                            • Damien Beckham
                                              Damien Beckham  4 months back

                                              Clear skin on the Note 10+ means Beauty and no Fingerprints.

                                              • Leonardo J
                                                Leonardo J  4 months back

                                                I actually came here for the smaller one, because the 10+ is over the top humongous, and i prefer comfortable in hands/pockets phones. Yes please, cover the smaller one.

                                                • Leonardo J
                                                  Leonardo J  4 months back

                                                  No one in their right mind needs an SD card when the base model comes with 250gb of storage. And Headphone jack is a history, get over it. Wireless is way more convenient.

                                                  • Matt Dallass
                                                    Matt Dallass  4 months back

                                                    yes and no. I use my headphone jack every night as I'm falling asleep to listen to retarded noises to give me a great night's sleep.

                                                • M Hussain
                                                  M Hussain  4 months back

                                                  What are you trying to say? Is it good or buy or not your confusion is confusing me🤦‍♂️

                                                  • AL
                                                    AL  4 months back

                                                    It's a hands-on review. Do you have the ability to read properly? I guessed you seemed to miss that. He even mentioned in the video he didn't get to try all of its features. Ignorance at its finest :')

                                                • Eli Ulman
                                                  Eli Ulman  4 months back

                                                  FHD for $900. My standard S9 has better resolution for much less.

                                                  • Jeremiah Bachmann
                                                    Jeremiah Bachmann  4 months back

                                                    Obviously we need a Note 10 vs. Note 10+ matchup.

                                                    • palmtree
                                                      palmtree  4 months back

                                                      omg red color !! so sexy

                                                      • Ace
                                                        Ace  4 months back

                                                        Stitched leather backplate? It was cheap flimsy plastic with a stitch emboss on it..

                                                        • Ace
                                                          Ace  4 months back

                                                          This is more of a downgrade..

                                                          • Christopher Sullivan
                                                            Christopher Sullivan  4 months back

                                                            I typically use a skin to avoid having fingerprints all over

                                                            • CHRIS H
                                                              CHRIS H  4 months back

                                                              please review the note 10

                                                              • LorenDH
                                                                LorenDH  4 months back

                                                                I’m torn between the note 10 plus and the one plus 7 pro

                                                                • SantistaUSA LMF Studios
                                                                  SantistaUSA LMF Studios  4 months back

                                                                  I plan on getting the Note 10 plus this week, too bad it doesn't have a headphone jack but honestly I haven't used the one in my S7 lately anyways so it probably won't be an issue for me!

                                                                  • kramshiron
                                                                    kramshiron  4 months back

                                                                    few can tell the difference between 1080p and qhd, battery doesn't use as much to power screen and a more efficient cpu, I use bluetooth headphones so not a problem and finally I don't want a brick to carry around so a smaller note is perfect.

                                                                    • Graham Donaldson
                                                                      Graham Donaldson  4 months back

                                                                      Hi Mike, any time frame on full review please? Thanks dude.

                                                                      • Paul Varinder
                                                                        Paul Varinder  4 months back

                                                                        I agreed with you on a leather stitched back.

                                                                        • M Tahir
                                                                          M Tahir  4 months back

                                                                          Samsung lost me ever since they started doing that silly curved screen on their phones. I cringed every time I saw your palm resting on the active screen while using it.

                                                                          • SantistaUSA LMF Studios
                                                                            SantistaUSA LMF Studios  4 months back

                                                                            I hated the curve screen as well, I have the S7 and been avoiding the upgrade because I didn't like the curve, then a friend of mine gave me the Note 9 and love it, the curve does not bother me at all, it's weird cause I didn't think I would ever like it.

                                                                        • Chris Dawes
                                                                          Chris Dawes  4 months back

                                                                          it's like Samsung and apple don't realise that pro techs use 3.5mm jacks for quality connections at gigs where bluetooth is sometimes impossible, and equipment has standards, and has had for 20 years... it's a massive #pass on this one... it's not like they couldn't embed it in the sylus at least.

                                                                          • Rex Overbey
                                                                            Rex Overbey  4 months back

                                                                            I want to get away from glass back phones as well. Maybe a metal back covered with removable leather/alcantara/carbon fiber/kevlar covers. Maybe multiple choices. Anything but glass would be nice.

                                                                            • Sammy Storm
                                                                              Sammy Storm  4 months back

                                                                              I hated the stitched leather jacket finish... it wasn't appealing aesthetically in my opinion..

                                                                              • Pavithra Penmetsa
                                                                                Pavithra Penmetsa  4 months back

                                                                                Note 10 review needed

                                                                                • Jorge Hernandez
                                                                                  Jorge Hernandez  4 months back

                                                                                  Yes, cover the smaller note, please. I carry my phone in my pocket and even at 6 ft tall the note series has been just a lil too big. The note 10 appears to be the perfect size and weight.

                                                                                • dr7asans
                                                                                  dr7asans  4 months back

                                                                                  So buying note 10/10+ will make you lose the following:
                                                                                  1- the perfect full screen because of the front camera hole.
                                                                                  2- the heart beat sensor (a very big retro move instead of improving this feature more like measuring blood pressure or blood sugar, they just canceled it and this is so disappointing)
                                                                                  3- iris scanner which was convenient to many people.
                                                                                  4- head phone jack (Samsung should place wireless headphones instead of wired ones which has a type C connection, so you can't use them while charging and you have to buy a wireless headphones instead).
                                                                                  5- dropping down the notification bar and navigate through gallery just by swiping the fingerprint sensor.
                                                                                  6- notification light which could have been placed around the front camera or around the front ear speaker.
                                                                                  7- the haptic feedback is gone. Because of the ultrasonic finger print sensor.
                                                                                  8- This slow motion thing in note 10 is so stupid. I didn't know that they did that. Unnecessary idiotic step. It doesn't allow you to record slow motion continuously, instead it allows you to record unlimited segments of them manually. WTH.!!!

                                                                                  I think I will upgrade my note8 to note9, I waited so long for note10, and here goes nothing.

                                                                                  • Jeff Coons
                                                                                    Jeff Coons  4 months back

                                                                                    Your opinion matters to me so much. I decided to get the note 10 plus. I am also getting a free pair of galaxy buds (no need for headphone jack, it is 2019 afterall) I have my trusty galaxy watch to check my heart rate, again, it's 2019). The edge lighting has been great at letting me know I have a notification, as does my watch. I have fingers and use them to operate my phone so the fingerprint sensor is great for that. I don't want to intently stare at my phone to make it unlock. That could make it feel awkward. You make all good points for someone that just wants to cry and feel cool about living in the past man. Either embrace technology or get left behind.

                                                                                    Oh yeah, the 256gb that my note 10 plus comes with will be plenty to store all my pictures, videos, games, por... uh, and other stuff.

                                                                                • Mobula 282
                                                                                  Mobula 282  4 months back

                                                                                  This dude reminds me of MasterOV

                                                                                  • Alexander Maliy
                                                                                    Alexander Maliy  4 months back

                                                                                    Leather back 👍

                                                                                    • Aiden Berryhill
                                                                                      Aiden Berryhill  4 months back

                                                                                      The 1080p isnt a big deal... you can barely tell the difference

                                                                                      • Moviefan137
                                                                                        Moviefan137  4 months back

                                                                                        Aiden Berryhill, 2013 wants its 1080p display back. Seriously, my nearly 5 year old Samsung Galaxy Note 4 had a QHD display and cost $649 CAD outright. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has a 1080p display, no 3.5mm headphone jack, no micro SD card slot, no heart rate monitor (HRM) and no IR blaster. It costs $1249 CAD. Why is anything being downgraded in a 2019 flagship from its 2014 counterpart? The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is a rubbish smartphone meant only to upsell foolish people into buying the $1459 CAD Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. (Do not look for the $12 CAD Samsung USB C to 3.5mm Adapter or $50 CAD Samsung 45W fast charger in the box of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, however. $1459 CAD is clearly not enough to Samsung for the company to include a basic USB C to 3.5mm adapter and a 45W fast charger in the box.)