09-11-2019 03:53 PM
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  1. neil74's Avatar
    I have the Note 10+ but am honestly regretting it due to the size, in a controlled environment it is perfectly usable but when I am on the go I have found it to be a burden I should have learned my lesson by now I guess!

    I am considering returning it and am looking again at the standard Note 10 but find myself thinking that other than the S pen the normal S10 looks the better buy and maybe even still the better overall device? The Note looks to offer a slightly larger screen in pretty much the same footprint which is nice and I also like the look and colour options more (not a huge fan of any of the standard S10 colours that I can get in the UK tbh) with the slightly larger battery and lower res screen and improved exynos it should also have the edge in battery life too. Flip it around though and you have expandable storage, a headphone jack and a 1440p display on the S10.

    Most coverage on the interweb has focussed on the plus model and even comparing the standard note 10 with the S10+ so I am curious what others thoughts are on it vs the S10
    09-02-2019 06:19 AM
  2. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I think the standard Note 10 is too crippled to be worth £950. If the S Pen isn't necessary then the S10 would be a much better buy and is much cheaper
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    09-02-2019 06:33 AM
  3. neil74's Avatar
    It is £869 here not £950. Still a premium over the S10. 512gb S10 can be had now for £799
    09-02-2019 06:36 AM
  4. Lepa79's Avatar
    Decide if you need an Spen or not. Because if you don't, your choice should be clear.
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    09-02-2019 06:40 AM
  5. edubb256's Avatar
    I had an S10 and now have a Note 10, and for me it was worth the "upgrade."

    Note 10 advantages:
    - S-Pen
    - Slightly better camera
    - Slightly bigger screen
    - Improved Dex

    S10 advantages:
    - SD card: Based on my usage on the S10, 256GB will be enough me
    - Screen resolution: Not sure I can tell the difference (I kept the S10 at the default FHD)
    - Headphone jack: I miss that and wish they had kept it. I bought a dongle

    For me the Note 10 advantages were more important, but that is individual choice.

    BTW, I went from a Note 9 to an S10 for the reason you mentioned. Note 9 is fine in a controlled environment, but when I'm out doing something else (like at an airport, playing golf, etc) the S10 size was much better. For me, the Note 10 size is perfect.
    09-02-2019 07:19 AM
  6. neil74's Avatar
    I had an S10 and now have a Note 10, and for me it was worth the "upgrade."

    Note 10 advantages:
    - S-Pen
    - Slightly better camera
    - Slightly bigger screen
    - Improved Dex

    S10 advantages:
    - SD card: Based on my usage on the S10, 256GB will be enough me
    - Screen resolution: Not sure I can tell the difference (I kept the S10 at the default FHD)
    - Headphone jack: I miss that and wish they had kept it. I bought a dongle

    For me the Note 10 advantages were more important, but that is individual choice.

    BTW, I went from a Note 9 to an S10 for the reason you mentioned. Note 9 is fine in a controlled environment, but when I'm out doing something else (like at an airport, playing golf, etc) the S10 size was much better. For me, the Note 10 size is perfect.
    This is pretty much how I am leaning, the note looks like it could be the perfect size

    Pound for pound the S10 is almost certainly the better buy though
    09-02-2019 08:04 AM
  7. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Pound for pound the S10 is almost certainly the better buy though
    "Pound for pound" potatoes are a better buy than artichokes. given the choice, I'll take the latter. so many situations you can use this logic on. do what makes you happy.
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    09-02-2019 08:08 AM
  8. neil74's Avatar
    I think I am getting the Note 10, just pointing out that those who said earlier in the thread that the S10 is the better buy are probably correct!

    Think I am going to get the black though, finally had a chance at lunchtime to see the Aura glow in the flesh (It is really difficult in the UK as they all clamped down) and for me the Aura glow looks exactly the same as the prism silver colour on the S10 and not at all like the promotional images.
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    09-02-2019 08:37 AM
  9. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    for me the Aura glow looks exactly the same as the prism silver colour on the S10 and not at all like the promotional images.
    I almost got the aura glow and changed my mind. went with my usual black and I'll be quite happy when it gets here.
    09-02-2019 08:38 AM
  10. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Yeah, the Skittle phone is nothing I wanted, didn't impress me at all. Glad I went with the black
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    09-02-2019 08:56 AM
  11. bxrider117's Avatar
    I also had the Note 9 last year. That was my 1st Note since the Note 4. I switched to the S10 for the size. I was just tired of larger phones. I purchased the Note 10 through Samsung because of the trade in on the unlocked model. I got the Aura glow because it was a new color.

    I will agree that for the cost the Note 10 is $950 in the US. That's too much for this phone when comparing specs to the S10. So for that reason I'm sending back the unlocked Aura glow Note 10. I decided to purchase a Verizon Note 10 in white from eBay for $745 and I'll sell my S10 of keep it.

    I have enjoyed using the Note 20 for the past week and I feel it is a really good phone but it is not priced correctly. I often switch phones 2xs a year and when selling my current phone and don't want to have to be a too much of a financial lose. That's why I repurchased the White Note 10 at a lessor cost that getting it from Samsung.
    09-02-2019 09:28 AM
  12. Lepa79's Avatar
    This is pretty much how I am leaning, the note looks like it could be the perfect size

    Pound for pound the S10 is almost certainly the better buy though
    Hhmmm, perfect size? They are the same size lol. If you are trying to pick Note 10 vs S10 based on size, I recommend you just flip w coin lol. They are the same size man

    Note 10 (red) Stacked on top of S10 (blue). Good luck Note 10 (standard) vs. S10 (standard)-screenshot_20190902-090455_chrome.jpeg
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    09-02-2019 10:07 AM
  13. neil74's Avatar
    Same size footprint but with a slightly larger screen that's a good combo IMO.
    09-02-2019 10:24 AM
  14. Mrsfwh3's Avatar
    s10 plus has bigger battery than Note 10. FWIW.
    09-02-2019 12:34 PM
  15. neil74's Avatar
    That overlay is the note and the standard S10 not the plus.

    I think the larger screen in the same footprint as the S10 is one of the notes best features.
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    09-02-2019 12:39 PM
  16. fernandez21's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm really glad Samsung went back to its roots and provided a smaller Note with the same large screen. People forget that from the Note 2-Note 7 Samsung kept the display size relatively the same, but kept making the Note more and more compact each year.

    Then that changed with the Note 8, where it became much larger and my affinity with the Note began to decline because it became much more of a hassle to carry around and use on the go.

    The standard Note 10 brings us back to the size the Note had been, its physically the same size as the Note 7, but kept the much larger display people have come accustomed to with the 8&9. Best of both worlds IMO.
    09-02-2019 02:39 PM
  17. cache11's Avatar
    The problem with the S10 is battery life which is not as good as the S10e.
    09-02-2019 03:17 PM
  18. strikeIII's Avatar
    Or you can always learn to use one handed mode on the Note 10+ for the times you feel it's a burden. Once you force yourself to use one handed mode when you need to it'll become normal. You can even drag at corner to make the one handed mode window bigger if you find it is too small.

    I have a 7 week old baby and when I'm rocking her to sleep I use one handed mode if I have to use my N10+.
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    09-02-2019 07:59 PM
  19. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    The size difference between the Note 10 and 10+ is 6.1mm in width (less than 1/4 in).

    What you get in return are a microSD slot and better camera. Keep the 10+.
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    09-02-2019 08:07 PM
  20. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Or you can always learn to use one handed mode on the Note 10+ for the times you feel it's a burden. Once you force yourself to use one handed mode when you need to it'll become normal. You can even drag at corner to make the one handed mode window bigger if you find it is too small.

    I have a 7 week old baby and when I'm rocking her to sleep I use one handed mode if I have to use my N10+.

    you must be able to palm a basketball. that will help with your baby. congrats. I have very large hands and cannot do one-handed mode
    09-02-2019 08:08 PM
  21. strikeIII's Avatar
    you must be able to palm a basketball. that will help with your baby. congrats. I have very large hands and cannot do one-handed mode
    Lol actually yeah I can palm a basketball. If you got big hands then yeah you don't need to use one handed mode. But the OP doesn't seem to have that luxury. Lol
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    09-02-2019 08:11 PM
  22. delta7's Avatar
    Screen isn't good on the note 10. Any version of the s10 is gonna look much better.

    Make sure you load up a video and compare both phones imo.
    09-02-2019 09:32 PM
  23. neil74's Avatar
    The size difference between the Note 10 and 10+ is 6.1mm in width (less than 1/4 in).

    What you get in return are a microSD slot and better camera. Keep the 10+.
    The size difference is very noticeable in the hand IMO.

    Other than a one handed keyboard (which I use all the time) I have always found one handed modes to be unintuitive and an extra step I cannot be bothered with. It is the heft though rather than just the reaching that makes the plus a burden. IMO of course and YMMV.
    09-03-2019 02:31 AM
  24. strikeIII's Avatar
    The size difference is very noticeable in the hand IMO.

    Other than a one handed keyboard (which I use all the time) I have always found one handed modes to be unintuitive and an extra step I cannot be bothered with. It is the heft though rather than just the reaching that makes the plus a burden. IMO of course and YMMV.
    How is one handed mode unintuitive? Lol once you enable it then all you do is swipe up from the bottom corners, done.
    09-03-2019 09:27 AM
  25. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    all you do is swipe up from the bottom corners, done.
    for me, this is unintuitive. glad it works for you.
    09-03-2019 09:29 AM
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