If there was ever a smartphone that Samsung could be proud of, it’s the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10, released in July 2019. The Note 10 is the result of everything Samsung has learnt through previous Note models and distinctly making it the Android smartphone of choice for 2019. Reviewers from DisplayMate and DxOMark have described the Note 10 as having the best camera and display in the world of Android phones in 2019.
The Note 10 is made of a glass and aluminium frame with more glass than previous Note models thanks to the new Infinity-O feature where the screen wraps around the sides. The rear camera has upgraded itself from not one but three lenses, offering an ultra-wide 16-megapixel sensor, a 12-megapixel wide-angle shooter and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens.
Battery life has also taken a step up in the Note 10 with a quick 30-minute charge giving you up to 65%. The Note 10 was designed for those on the move. The revolutionary S Pen takes scribbled notes on the screen and turns it into readable texts to send.
And for the first time ever, the Note series offers two sizes: a 6.3 inch Note 10 and a 6.8 inch Note 10 Plus.
Faster App Launches
Your home screen and apps launch 2x faster than with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Adaptive Power Saving Mode
This feature manages your battery life based on the prediction of your day. The apps you use the least will be powered down
Google Play Protect
This new safety feature focuses on keeping your personal information and settings safe from data-stealing apps, scanning over 50 billion apps per day.
When you’re watching a video in an app like Netflix or youtube you can now exit the video to access your home screen without fully closing the app. Simply tap the home button and the picture will minimise into a small window on the side of your screen so that you can access your other apps.
If you use Chrome on our PC, you’ll notice Google’s auto-saving feature for your logins. Android 8.0 has now extended that feature to your smartphone. You can now choose to let Google autosave your passwords and logins for your apps.
This feature helps you sort your notifications based on importance. In your settings, you can label notifications from a particular app, such as Facebook or your email, as ‘low’, ‘medium’, ‘high’ and ‘urgent’ importance. An urgent notification will make a noise and appear in the notifications bar and a not so important notification will remain quiet and will not appear in the notifications bar.
See multiple notifications at one time by tapping the notification dots, then easily clear them by swiping away. When a notification comes up on your home screen, you can now snooze it. Swipe left on the notification, tap the gearbox and select ‘snooze’ for one hour. You can change the time allocation per the notification as well.
Smart Text Selection
Smart text selection makes it easier for you to save or call a number if you’ve Googled it and need to select it. Once a number has been highlighted on Google, your phone will automatically copy-paste it to your phone app for calling or saving.
When you’re close to your home or office network, your phone will automatically enable WiFi for you.