We Got to Test the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 And Here Are the Results

Samsung's latest flagship phone comes with a ton of cool new features.

(SPOT.ph) It’s finally here: Samsung unveiled its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 10 earlier today, August 8. The highly anticipated smartphone model comes in two variations: the Note 10, which features a 6.3-inch display and the Note 10+ with a 6.8-inch display. This is the first time that Samsung is releasing a phone model in two sizes, allowing users to pick the one that fits their preferences best. The phones are built to fit into the busy, fast-paced lifestyle of young professionals, especially those who are always on-the-go, but also always need to be on their phones. We got a chance to test out and play with Samsung's latest phone and here are the results.

From left to right: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+
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At 7.9mm thick, these are the slimmest phones in the Galaxy Note series to date.
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Here's a closer look at the size difference.
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The Galaxy Note 10 comes with several brand-new features: first is the improved S Pen. Besides a replacement for your fingers, the Bluetooth-powered stylus works like a remote control for your phone thanks to a feature called gestures. Users can gesture either up, down, left, right, clockwise, or counter-clockwise to operate certain commands—all without touching the screen! For example, if you're watching a video or listening to music, you can gesture with your S Pen (even when you're a few feet away from your phone) either up or down to adjust the volume or left or right to skip ahead. The same feature also works for shooting photos, so you can take photos or zoom in and out without even touching your phone.

The S Pen is situated at the lower right corner of the phone, which is also its charging dock.
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The S Pen is especially handy for taking down notes. The ultra-sensitive pen is built to feel as close to writing on paper as possible. Plus, the Galaxy Note 10 can now read your handwritten notes and convert them into text, so you can easily convert your quickly jotted notes into PDF or Word files.

The Galaxy Note 10 can convert your handwritten notes into digital text.
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Another key feature of the Galaxy Note 10 is its improved battery life. The Exynos 9825 chip with a 7nm processor is built to deliver better performance, while using up less power. Users will be especially excited about the Super Fast Charge feature, which allows your phone to have enough battery power to last you the whole day, even after just 30 minutes of charging. This is particularly handy for busy days or if you spend a lot of time on your phone doing power-consuming activities like watching videos or playing video games.

The wide screen and dynamic display make the Note 10 ideal for gaming.
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Gamers will love the wide screen on the new model, which makes the viewing and playing experience even better. The Note 10+'s 6.8-inch, 3040×1440 display is Samsung's biggest yet. Plus, gameplay has been improved thanks to features that provide a 10% increase in gaming stability and that ensure your phone doesn't overheat while gaming.

The phone also includes 256 GB in storage, so you'll have no problem storing all your essential files and apps in your phone. If you really need as much space as you can get, they've got a limited-edition version of the Galaxy Note 10+ that's available for preorder from August 9 to 18, which offers a whopping 512 GB of space. If you're constantly hoarding photos, videos and other files in your phone, the large memory space will be a lifesaver.

Here's a peek at the camera's interface.
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The Galaxy Note 10 has a 16-megapixel triple-rear camera while the 10+ has a 16-megapixel quad-rear camera. Both models feature 10-megapixel front cameras so you can take picture-perfect selfies.

Check out some of the pics we took with the Galaxy Note 10:

You can easily shoot like a pro with the Galaxy Note 10.
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You can tweak settings like aperture, ISO, and more—just like you would on a real camera.
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You can easily adjust camera settings to work for a variety of lighting conditions.
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Night mode lets you take decent photos even in low light.
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You can utilize the entire screen display to take wide or long shots like this one.
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The camera's ultra-wide setting can capture a shot up to 123 degrees.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is also a great tool for those who create and edit videos as you can capture clear, dynamic shote thanks to the wide lens, accessible editing tools, and cool features like Super Steady Mode, which eliminates shaky videos as well as Live Focus Video, which creates a bokeh effect on your videos, allowing you to focus on a particular subject.

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Videographers and graphic artists will enjoy cool video features like this filter.
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Another cool feature for video shooting is the new Zoom-In Mic, which increases the volume on the object you're zooming into while taking videos, for more cinematic, dynamic shots. You can also edit videos on-the-go with it, where you can add transitions and subtitles, adjust speed, and more—all in the palm of your hand.

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Both phones feature a front camera right in the center of the screen, to capture the ultimate selfie angle every time.
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Since the phone is designed with young professionals in mind, it aims to bridge the gap between your phone and your laptop. Thanks to an app called Samsung DeX, which is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 7, and Mac OS, you can easily plug your phone into your laptop with a USB-C cable and immediately have access to all the files in your phone for seamless, fuss-free connection between devices.

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Both units are available in the shade Aura Black as well as Aura Glow, which creates iridescent colors by refracting light.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (P53,990) and Note 10+ (P60,990) will be available online and in stores starting August 23. You can preorder the limited edition 512GB Note 10+ (P72,990) from August 9 to 18.

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For more information, log on to Samsung's website.

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