Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus. You know the Note, right? It was the first big phone, but now all phones are big. Then, it was the most powerful phone, but almost all large Android phones have really great specs now. So what does Note have left? Samsung will tell you that there are many things. But in reality, there is only one thing: the S Pen, the stylus. Look, the Note starts at $ 1,100, which is hundreds of dollars more than comparable phones, even the phones that Samsung manufactures. So you have to ask yourself: how bad do you want this stylus? Now, before we go too far into this review, I know that the Note is more than just having a pencil. Is there anything you want on a smartphone? Because this has it: a massive screen, first-level specifications, a battery for the whole day, good cameras, DeX, beautiful appearance, a depth sensor for AR. Except for the fact that it is missing a headphone jack, this is really the whole phone. It even gives you the option of two sizes. Note 10 Plus larger and then a smaller and more regular Note 10 Now, we have not had time to completely review the smaller Note, but if you are not an exaggerated beast, I think it might be more interesting for you. It's not much bigger than a Galaxy S10, and I bet most people wouldn't lose the extra RAM and battery life you get in the big Note 10. However, in reality, this Note 10 Plus is the true note. It is about the same size as last year's Note 9, and that size is large. It has a 6.8 inch HD + AMOLED screen and is beautiful. The Note screen may not have a high-performance rate reference that you can get on the OnePlus 7 Pro, but that is literally the only thing that is missing. It is bright and accurate in color and reaches the edge of the phone. This looks like the future in the way that most phones do not. The screen will pamper you. It is also the true Note because it is the one with the best specifications. But, again, robust specifications no longer differentiate the Note, not as they used to. So let's talk about the pencil. Samsung added a gyroscope and an accelerometer so you can move it to control the camera and maybe other applications eventually. What you should do is keep the button pressed, and then make these little gestures. And then the camera does things like zoom in or out of mode or take a picture. I guess it's great, but, you know, it's kind of a trick. The other thing that is quite ingenious but stupid is AR Doodles. First, you can draw on people's faces, and mustaches, beards, and horns or whatever remains fixed on their faces when you or they move, and it works quite well.
But the one I really enjoy is doing it in the Everywhere mode. It allows you to draw shapes in, like, an arbitrary space, and they remain fixed in the place where you drew them quite well. It's not as good as Tilt Brush, but it's much better than I expected. Now, I really enjoyed these two things, but if someone uses this more than three times, I would be completely surprised. Now, the actual update for the pen is really in the software on the phone in Samsung Notes. You can take a note quickly without turning on the phone, as before, but now, those handwritten notes can be searched, and you can extract the text from them through OCR. It works much better than I expected, even with my garbage writing. There are a million other things that this pencil does. You can enlarge things on the screen. You can make an application become a small strange image in PictureBox that the mouse can pass over. It is also the best screenshot drawing you can get on a phone. At this point, you are at its vertigo of emotion for this stick, or you are shrugging. And that is fair. I mean, look. These are the only important reasons to spend hundreds of dollars more on the Note 10 Plus on the Galaxy S10 Plus: slightly larger screen, slightly larger battery with slightly faster charging and the stylus.
That's it. Okay, there are a lot of other things the Note can do, and I'm going to get into all of them. But before that, I have to admit, there is something else about the Note 10 Plus that I really like besides the stylus. It is really nice. It's like a luxury item, like a Rolex chair or an Eames chair. You are paying more for the brand and for how well done this object is. I mean, Samsung has poured everything it has learned about hardware manufacturing. in Note 10 Plus. The glass curves and melts on the central rail. The screen moves completely from edge to edge, and the fingerprint sensor is below the screen. The stylus is unibody now, and, hell, Samsung even made the ports line up. Just as a physical object, there isn't a more beautiful or well-made phone. And if you mind having the most beautiful thing, this is it. Now, the cameras have essentially not changed since the Galaxy S10, which is really good. Now, this is the part where you expect me to tell you that the Pixel 3 is a bit better and, well, it is and it isn't. In challenging situations or in low light, or if you really start to pixel-hovering, yes, the Pixel 3 is better. But the Note 10 has a telephoto lens and an ultra-wide-angle lens, and the camera application actually starts faster. Therefore, in general, I enjoy using this more, at least in good light. This wide-angle is fun, right? The answer is yes. Yes, now, the Note 10 Plus is also probably the best Android phone to record video, but that does not mean that it is compatible with an iPhone XS, so Samsung has added some new features to improve the video The first is Live Focus, that blurs the background of the video, and it's bad. I did not use it. They have also slightly improved video stabilization. I really like the other thing they put in, which is a basic video editor. It really isn't bad. It's almost what I wish iMovie were on the iPhone. And using a stylus to edit video on a phone is much easier than using your big and big toes. The latter is a zoom microphone option, which tries to make the audio of what you are zooming in stronger than the audio that is near the phone, and it works. more or less. I do not know. It is not magic. Here, check it out. Becca is talking. H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P ... And I'm talking at the same time. Q, R, S, T, U, V ... And now we are expanding it and keep talking. W, X, Y, and Z ... As she continues talking. A, B, C, D, E, F, G ... And I'm talking too. H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P ... And then we move away from it. Q, R, S, T, U, V ... She is talking. W, X, Y, and Z ... And now we should listen to my voice more than your voice. A, B, C, D, E, F, G ... You are getting tired of saying the alphabet. Now we come to the part where I talk about a lot of Samsung features because there are many Samsung features. Let's start with DeX, which is that thing that connects your phone to a monitor and then turns it into a mini-computer. It works in a completely new way this year, exclusively on Note 10. Now there is a DeX application for Windows and Mac that allows you to have a window to do all the things on your phone directly on your computer, which is what I really carry with you instead of one, you know, rent monitor. DeX is fine. It's not super fast, but it's a really convenient way to send text messages directly from your computer or drag and drop files between your phone and your computer. But it is much better in theory than in execution. You see, the thing is, you really know what? I have many things to say about DeX and all this dream of converting your phone to your computer, so I will make another video next week. For this review, what you should know is that it could be useful in case of trouble, but it is definitely not a reason to buy this phone. Okay, what else does Samsung have packed in this thing? Well, a ton really.
There is a depth camera on the back here that can measure the size of matter and will eventually allow you to scan 3D objects and put them in your own AR. I couldn't prove that, but I wouldn't expect the quality is going to be great. There is also a new version of its gameplay that makes it easier to adjust the settings and also take screenshots. There are also a million other Samsung configurations with a lock screen and edge panel and all the rest. And then there is Bixby. Bixby is still here, but Samsung removed the dedicated button for him. It is integrated into the power button, but you really understand what will happen when you press the power button. the button becomes a bit complicated, even with the new configuration settings. And also, you know, Bixby is still not good, which means you'll still end up using Google Assistant. Samsung has also partnered with Microsoft, so there are a lot of Microsoft things here. It is linked to the Your Phone application in, and Microsoft smartphone applications are preinstalled. And by the way, that means that there are now three email applications ready to use: Gmail, Samsung Mail, and Outlook. Great. Samsung has improved software with One UI, and I don't hate it anymore. But you must learn a lot of Samsung's ways of doing things and you must deal with the choice between Samsung or Google applications, now, Microsoft applications. For experts, it is fully manageable. But for everyone else, it is a real nuisance. Of course, Samsung takes too long to get updates to the full version of Android that takes out its devices. Now he is making security updates faster, and One UI has been doing so much that you may not be sad about not getting Android Q right away, but it is still annoying. There are so many things in Note 10 Plus that it is dizzying, and Samsung's software barely manages to contain everything and keep it understandable. It really has everything ... except a headphone jack. And I really like some and I hate part of it, but none of them is the reason to buy or skip this phone. Look, Note 10 Plus is a smartphone that costs 11 for $ 1,100. But again, there are Android phones and even Samsung phones that cost hundreds of dollars less and arrive early until the end. The OnePlus 7 Pro is still amazing, and Pixel 4 is only a couple of months away. Also, the Galaxy S10 Plus is not so different from this thing. Look, some people simply want the best, and this, very clearly, is the Android phone very incest by far. I love how luxurious the hardware is. I mean, look at this color. But I can't say it's a good reason to buy this phone. , so it really comes down to this little thing: the S Pen. The thing is, however, unless you really want a st yes, I don't think it's worth spending the extra money for the Note 10 Plus. Hello everyone. Thanks so much for reading. I am very excited to be able to check a phone instead of talking about the future of computers.