From the moment that I first started using the Note 10 Plus I had a feeling I was gonna like it.
But now after reviewing it, I can say that it's pretty much the best phone that Samsung's made in years.
There are so many things that I like about this device, from the really beautiful brilliant display and the sophisticated design.
To the camera quality.
I think that Samsung really did a lot of things right and there are very few drawbacks.
It has this really beautiful 6.8 inch dynamic Amma display that made binge watching Netflix videos extremely easy.
Read some ebooks on it just fantastic experience It's got this front facing camera right in the middle, which is exactly where it should be, and the curved sides that are signature to Samsung Galaxy phones.
This gorgeous backing, this color here is called Aura Glow, or black Kinda aura wide art is interesting but I just think this is fantastic to look at really stands out.
Now one of the first idiosyncrasies I noticed is that I turn off and use the phone differently, now that the button is on the left.
Samsung calls this the side key and it's your power button your lock button and your Bixby button all-in-one the major elephant in the room with the Note 10 phones, of course is that there is no more headphone.
Jack Samsung was a holdout for the headphone jack for a really long time.
But the way the industry is going it was only a matter of time before this was going to go away.
I would say, most of the time I didn't even really notice, that's because I used the wired headphones that came in the box or I used my wireless Galaxy Buds.
However there are people who've invested in wired headphones, and for them it's gonna be really annoying.
Cameras are really important for every phone, and I really like the effort that Samsung has made to close the gap with some other rivals.
We've got three lenses on the back plus and a depth camera and we've got a single lens on the front.
Overall the photos are really great just like you would expect.
My favorite is the dedicated night mode that comes baked into the note 10 plus.
I still don't think that night mode is quite as good as competitor devices, like the Pixel 3 and the Huawei P30 Pro.
That's mostly because the photos are, in fact, a little too bright.
For example, I still want my pictures to look like it's nighttime, but I think sometimes, the Note 10 Plus Can make that blue look like daytime sky, not evening sky.
There are a few more portrait mode options as well that just makes it really fun.
There's one called big circle which makes your photos look really dreamy.
It's actually works pretty well for backlit shots.
But an even bigger feature is one that Samsung calls live focused video and this creates portrait mode videos.
When I first tried it out on the Galaxy S10 5G, it wasn't very good.
Really blurred your arms and sides of your head.
But on this phone, it was much better.
You still get a little bit of that, but you can control it in the slider.
I found that setting five works pretty well for me, and it does create this interesting effect.
The focus is kept on your face, so if it gets a little bit soft around the edges or at your hands, It really doesn't matter as much.
There's a baked in video editor that lets you add music and transitions and you can scrub really easily with the stylus that comes with the Note 10.
Right on the screen there just a lot of really cool tools that you can use to make this feel like a really complete package that you can edit on the phone and then publish and share out immediately.
There's a fourth lens on the back of this phone.
It is a 3D depth sensing lens.
There is also a feature on the device called the AR doodle.
The two interestingly, are not connected.
Air doodle is a future where you use the s pen to draw all over a person's face are all over the world around you and then you can interact with what you drew.
So if you move the phone around you can still see it there in space.
I don't really know what you use it for but it doesn't actually use the depth sensing camera at all.
So what the depth sensing camera is used for is an app called Quick Measure that let's you measure out something in front you, like a rectangle, for example.
It's not very developed, there's not much you can do with it other than save the capture.
One of my biggest complaints with the Galaxy S10 phones was the in-screen fingerprint reader, not very accurate for me.
But on the Note 10 Plus, Samsung has completely turned it around.
It's really responsive And I get in almost every time I try to unlock the phone.
A micro SD card slot is one advantage that the 10+ has over the 10.
It will take up to one terabyte of external storage.
You wouldn't have the Galaxy Note if you didn't have an S Pen and I found it really Easy to use really easy to navigate with.
I found that I didn't accidentally press the button as often as I have in years past.
So whatever Samsung did to change the design, I think worked.
Last year Samsung added Bluetooth Low Energy functionality in the S pen, so you can use it as a remote.
And there's a little battery in here that charges up when you put the stylist back in the phone.
The note 10 plus has a really big battery 4300 mini empowers and it shows battery life will definitely take you all day.
When I was tasting this phone, I woke up at six in the morning threw everything out it took tons of photos and videos was constantly online reading, uploading, download And it lasted me until one in the morning with battery life to spare.
And it charges up really, really quickly using the 25 watt charger that comes in the box.
Consistently charged up from zero to 100 in 65 minutes which is incredible.
And of course there's wireless PowerShare built-in, so you can charge up another device.
The Note 10 plus the screen is really big and that's fantastic.
But if you want to use an even larger screen, you have two options to connect this phone to your computer.
The first is called link to Windows.
If you've got a Windows 10 computer, then you can see your photos your messages and your notification.
Right on that device.
I think what's even more useful is Samsung DeX.
I wasn't very impressed with it, when it first got it started, it was really clunky.
But now it's so much more streamlined, you can just take that USB-C cable, and plug the phone into either a Windows or a Mac.
So you can see all of your apps, and interact with them.
You can drag and drop files from your computer onto the phone.
It's a whole new world that I think is going to make productivity a lot more interesting when you wanna mostly just work off of your device.
When you take a look at the Note 10+ overall, there are a lot of little refinements that add up into this really great device.
This killer screen, that awesome battery life.
With super fast charging, and also, these great new camera features that are gonna make your photos and your videos terrific.
As I've said before, this is one of the best phones that Samsung has made in years, and all of its energy, effort, and focus have really paid off.
There's so much to like about it, and not a lot to dislike.
I think that if you're on the fence, I really love it, I recommend it, and I think that you're gonna love it too.