Galaxy Note Guides (AllAboutGalaxyNote.com) is a resource center for all Samsung Galaxy Note users.
Galaxy Note Guides cover all Galaxy Note devices including the original Galaxy Note (or Note 1), Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 7 (recalled and discontinued), Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition and the 12.2″ Galaxy Note Pro.
Galaxy Note Guides are organized in the following categories.
You can find the best S Pen related and S Note related guides here.
The official user manual (in PDF format) for all Samsung Galaxy Note devices can be found here. You can download them to read or to print. You can also read them online.
Galaxy Note 4 Guides show you how to use Galaxy Note 4 new features and how to customize Galaxy Note 5.
Galaxy Note 5 Guides show you how to use Galaxy Note 5 new features and how to customize Galaxy Note 5.
Galaxy Note 7 Guides show you how to use Galaxy Note 7 new features and how to customize Galaxy Note 7. Although Galaxy Note 7 was recalled and discontinued, some Galaxy Note 7 features have been ported to Galaxy Note 5.
List of recent Galaxy Note guides
Here is the list of most recent Galaxy Note guides. The complete list of Galaxy Note guides can be found in Galaxy Note Guides.
This Galaxy Note 10 guide explains how to use camera quick launch, the components and their meaning/usage of the camera app, and supported gestures in Galaxy Note 10 camera app.
Except for the depth camera, which is not discussed in this guide, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus share identical camera components. So, this guide applies to both Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.
How to use Galaxy Note 10 camera quick launch?
By default, on Galaxy Note 10, you can quickly press the Side key (see Galaxy Note 10 layout) twice to launch the camera. This is referred to as Galaxy Note 10 camera quick launch.
Of course, you can customize the side key to remap the double press gesture to other apps, as explained in this guide.
Anyway, in addition to tapping the camera app icon, or using voice commands (Bixby or Google Assistant), you can also use the Galaxy Note 10 camera quick launch to open the camera app.
Understand the components of Galaxy Note 10 Camera App interface?
In recent years, Samsung tried to keep the Camera app consistent through their Android phones.
So, if you just migrate from Samsung Galaxy Note 9, or Galaxy S10, you will find the camera app interface is very familiar.
As shown in the screenshot below, typically, there are 10-15 components (depending on what you are using) in the camera app interface.
#1. the shutter button
You can tap the shutter button to take photos, just like in any other camera apps.
If you hold the shutter button, by default, the burst mode will be activated. You can deactivate the burst mode by assigning the long tap gesture of the shutter button:
- To take one picture (same as tapping the shutter button once).
- To create GIF animations.
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But do you know how to add or replace the Galaxy Note 10 SIM card? Do you know your Galaxy Note 10 is single SIM version of dual-SIm version? Do you know how to use the SIM card tray and use two SIM cards on the phone?
This Galaxy Note 10 guide explains everything you need to know about using SIM cards on Galaxy Note 10: the sim card size, dual-SIM vs single-SIM, adding/replacing SIM cards, using the SIM card tray, managing and customizing SIM cards, and using two SIM cards. It also answers some questions you may have about using SIM card on Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10+.
What’s the SIM card size for Galaxy Note 10?
Both Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 requires nano-SIM (the smallest one).
Traditionally, SIM card comes with 4 types of size (form factor):
- Full-size SIM. There are no smartphones using it.
- Mini-SIM. You can only find it in vintage phones.
- Micro-SIM. The popular SIM card 3-4 years ago.
- Nano-SIM. The mainstream SIM card.
The relative size of these 4 SIM card sizes is illustrated in the picture below.
Most phone companies offer 3-in-1 SIM cards. What you need is the smallest one.
You can detach the nano-SIM (the smallest part) and use it on Galaxy Note 10, as shown below.
Please note, you should not throw away the remaining plastic part. You can use it as a SIM card adapter for old devices that may require a micro-SIM or even mini-SIM card.
If you are using one of the following popular phones, you can use the existing SIM card on Galaxy Note 10:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Note 7 FE, Note 8, and Note 9.
- Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, S8, S9, S10 and all their variants (e.g., S10, S10+, S10e, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+).
- Any of Samsung Galaxy A series: Galaxy A3, A5, A7,
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This is one of the most useful new features of Galaxy Note 10.
This Galaxy Note 10 guide explains the setup and requirements of Samsung DeX and shows you how to use the DeX for PC with Galaxy Note 10. Some caveats of using Samsung DeX were also explained.
What is the difference between DeX for PC and Samsung DeX?
Samsung DeX is the desktop mode of the supported Android phones (mainly Samsung Galaxy S and Note series) and a few Galaxy Tab S tablets.
With an external dongle (Samsung DeX Station, DeX Pad, or DeX cable), you can use the phone or tablet in the desktop mode on an external monitor with a mouse and keyboard. You can use the phone on the phone screen simultaneously, or use the phone screen as a touchpad.
Samsung introduced Samsung DeX with Galaxy S8. Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, S9, S10, and now Galaxy Note 10, all support Samsung DeX.
Prior to Galaxy Note 10, you need an adapter to run Samsung DeX. The following table summarizes the compatibility of DeX accessories with the supported Samsung phones.
Although DeX for PC is just a special mode of Samsung DeX, the difference between Samsung DeX and DeX for PC is obvious:
- Samsung DeX works on a monitor (or TV). DeX for PC works on a PC or laptop.
- Samsung DeX requires a mouse (keyboard is optional). You can use the phone screen as a touchpad (requires Android Oreo or later Android). DeX for PC uses your PC/laptop’s keyboard and mouse.
- DeX for PC allows you to drag and drop to share files between the phone and the PC.
- DeX for PC only requires a USB cable. Both USB-C cable and USB-A to USB-C cable are supported.
- DeX for PC only works with Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note+ (and Tab S6 for tablet). While Samsung DeX works with more devices.
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Galaxy Note 10 Clear View cover (S -View cover) allows you to answer calls, control music playing, and check notifications on Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ without opening the cover.
The new S View window makes the cover substantially different from previous generations of clear view (S View) covers.
This Galaxy Note 10 guide explains how to change the text orientation in the new S View window and how to use the always-on display (AOD) with Galaxy Note 10 clear view cover. A quick review of the clear view (S View) cover is also included.
A short-history of Samsung’s clear view cover and S View cover
S View cover was first introduced with Galaxy S4. Galaxy Note 3 is the first Note device with an official S-View Cover.
The S View cover is featured by a translucent “window” on the front cover. Some cool and fancy features were tried, polished, and abandoned by Samsung from Galaxy S4 to Galaxy S7 (and Galaxy Note 3, Note 4 and Note 5).
Since Galaxy S6 (and Galaxy Note 5), a new clear view flip cover was introduced together with the S-View cover.
From Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, S View cover was merged with the clear view cover. Some S View features were ported to the clear view cover. This is the reason why in some markets, the clear view cover is often referred to as S View cover.
What’s new in Galaxy Note 10 clear view cover (S View cover)?
All previous clear view covers (e.g., Galaxy S10 clear view cover) have a translucent front. The whole front cover is one-piece.
The clear view cover for Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ uses a two-piece front cover as shown below.
The majority of the front cover is fabric-like and opaque (marked as 2, as shown below). The material of this part is actually similar to that in Galaxy Note 10 LED view cover. So, it is no longer glossy.
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If you are new to wireless charging or fast charging (quick charge), you may get confused on the charging options for Galaxy Note 10.
This Galaxy Note 10 guide starts with steps of charging Galaxy Note 10 battery with USB cable charging and wireless charging. Then it explains how to choose a proper wall charger and wireless charger for Galaxy Note 10. The typical charging time for Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ was also discussed. Finally, some questions you may have on charging Galaxy Note 10 are answered.
As explained in this post, there are some differences, including battery capacity and Super Fast charging, between Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. So, in this post, sometimes Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+ is singled out. In other cases, Galaxy Note 10 refers to both Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+.
Two charging modes for Galaxy Note 10 battery
Since Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note devices support wireless charging natively (without using any mods).
So, for Galaxy Note 10, there are two charging modes (methods):
- USB cable charging. Galaxy Note 10 battery can be charged through the USB-C port (see Galaxy Note 10 layout).
- Wireless charging. You can put Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+ on a Qi-certified wireless charging pad to charge the battery.
You should not confuse the wireless charging with the new Galaxy Note 10 feature of wireless PowerShare. Please refer to this guide on how to use wireless PowerShare to share Galaxy Note 10 battery with other devices.
Charge Galaxy Note 10 battery with USB cable charging
You may follow these steps to charge Galaxy Note 10 with USB cable charging.
Step 1: Connect the USB-C cable to Galaxy Note 10
As shown in the animation below, you can insert the USB cable connector into the USB-C (multip-purpose) port in the bottom of Galaxy Note 10.
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So, many Galaxy Note 10 owners are a bit confused about the new Side key. It is in the location of the Bixby key, but it functions mainly as the Power key (with some differences).
This Galaxy Note 10 guide explains the functions and usage of the Side key and shows you how to customize (remap) the Side key on Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. Questions on how to power on, power off, and reboot Galaxy Note 10, as well as Galaxy Note 10 recovery mode and the safe mode, are also covered.
Although Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ differs as explained in this post, the Side key on both phones are identical.
Where is the Power button on Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+?
Samsung used to place the Power key (Power button) on the right side of the phone.
But as illustrated in the Galaxy Note 10 layout, there is no button on the right side of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.
Of course, Samsung did not give up Bixby. They added one Bixby feature into the new Side key. For Bixby-haters, you can remove this Bixby feature (read on) and restore the Side key as the traditional Power key.
Functions of Galaxy Note 10 Side key
As mentioned, the Side key is a combination of the Power key and the Bixby key.
By default, the side key has the following functions:
- When the phone is off, you can press and hold the Side key to power on Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+.
- When the phone is off, you can hold Side key and volume
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With some new features of Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, like zoom-in microphone, in-display fingerprint reader, the new Side key (power button), even a seasoned Galaxy Note owner may get a bit confused on some parts of the Galaxy Note 10.
This Galaxy Note 10 guide details the layout of both Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. All parts, ports, and buttons (keys) and their usage are explained as well.
Although the size of Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are substantially different, the layout of the two phones is almost identical except one missing rear camera on Galaxy Note 10. So, in this post, after highlighting this difference, we will not differ Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+.
What are the differences between the layout of Galaxy Note 10 and the layout of Galaxy Note 10+
As explained in this guide, there are some differences between Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. For example, Galaxy Note 10 is smaller. There is no micro SD card support on Galaxy Note 10. The screen resolution of Galaxy Note 10 is only up to 1080p.
But if you check the outside of the two phones, you may notice the main difference (actually the only difference except the dimensions and weight) is the rear camera module.
As shown below, Galaxy Note 10 has one additional camera. Samsung labeled it as DepthVision camera, which includes a camera lens and an infrared sensor.
Galaxy Note 10 layout explained
As shown in the illustration below, from the front view of Galaxy Note 10, you can find:
1. Touch screen
More than 90% of the front of t Galaxy Note 10 is occupied by the dynamic OLED screen.
Please note, in most regions, a plastic screen protector was pasted on the screen because most tempered glass screen protectors do NOT work with the in-display fingerprint sensor.
2. Edge screen on Galaxy Note 10 layout
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Many Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ owners are confused on the location of the zoom-in mic on the phone. Some owners mistakenly thought the top speaker as the zoom-in microphone.
This post shows you the exact location of the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+.
As explained in the top 10 new features of Galaxy Note 10, the zoom-in mic is one of the most interesting features you should try.
Zoom-in mic is not an invention of Samsung. HTC adopted a similar Sonic zoom in HTC U12+ in 2018. LG has implemented the similar feature of “audio zoom” since LG G2 in 2013.
But Galaxy Note 10 is the first Samsung phone with such a microphone.
Please note, although there are some differences between Galaxy Note 1o and Galaxy Note 10+, the zoom-in mic feature is identical on both phones. The location of the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are also identical.
So, where is the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10?
Do not confuse the top speaker with the zoom-in mic
Some reviewers pointed the finger to the top speaker vent hole as shown below. They thought this is the new zoom-in microphone.
But it is totally wrong!
As explained in the Galaxy Note 10 layout, the big hole in the top of Galaxy Note 10 is actually the vent of the second speaker.
Right to the top speaker, there is a microphone.
But this is a normal microphone, which is usually used for noise canceling when you are engaged in a call. When you using the voice recorder in the interview mode, this microphone will focus on the interviewee.
Of course, on the bottom, there is another speaker. But this one is similar to the top one.
So, where does Samsung hide the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10?
Location of the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+
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Both of the new Galaxy Note 10 features and basic features are covered in the Galaxy Note 10 user manual. So, it is needed for all owners of Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. Seasoned Galaxy Note users can find useful info on the new features. New Galaxy Note device owners may find everything they need to jumpstart with Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+.
In this page, the official Galaxy Note 10 user manuals in many different languages are included. You can easily find the Galaxy Note 10 user manual for your local set.
Please note, although there are some differences between Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, the official Galaxy Note 10 user manual are for Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. If a feature is unique to Galaxy Note 10, the user manual will state it clearly.
How to download and use the official Samsung Galaxy Note 10 user manual?
All of the official user manuals for Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are free: it is free to download, free to read, and free to print (you have to print them by yourself).
You simply tap the link of each user guide to read it online.
To download the official Samsung Galaxy Note 10 user manual, you can simply tap and hold the link of individual link, then tap Download link.
The Galaxy Note 10 user manuals are all in PDF format. So, you need to use a PDF reader app to read the downloaded manuals. On your PC, you can install the Abobe Acrobat Reader. It is free. On your Galaxy Note 10, you do NOT need to install anything. You can use the default PDF reader pre-installed. Of course, if you need more controls, you can install the Android version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is also free.
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This post explains the 11 items in the Galaxy Note 10 box and their usage so that you can get the full benefits of the purchase.
When checking contents in Galaxy Note 10 box, please bear in mind:
- The contents in the Galaxy Note 10 box and Galaxy Note 10+ box are identical except the phone. In this post, Galaxy Note 10 refers to both Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+.
- The contents may vary from regions to regions. In some regions, Samsung may add some promotional items.
- In some regions, Samsung does not offer a 1-to-1 exchange. You should check the phone and other contents in the box carefully when they handle the box to you.
Also, it is important to read the get started guide in the box before using Galaxy Note 10.
Contents in Galaxy Note 10 Box
In most regions, besides the get started guide, safety guide, and some leaflets, the following 11 items are included in the Galaxy Note 10 box, as shown in the picture below.:
- The phone.
- S Pen
- USB-C headset
- 25w Wall charger (travel adapter)
- USB-C cable
- S Pen spare nibs
- S Pen nib removal tool (tweezers)
- SIM card tray ejection pin
- USB connector
- Clear back cover
- Screen protector (not shown on the picture).
You may check with the salesperson if any of the items are not present.
Understand the contents in the Galaxy Note 10 box and their usage
Now, let’s go through these 11 items one by one.
1. The phone: the most valuable item in the Galaxy Note 10 box
Of course, the phone (Galaxy Note 1o or Galaxy Note 10+) is the most important item.
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This Galaxy Note 10 S Pen guide explains everything you need to know about the new S Pen: the layout and new features of the S Pen, how to use S Pen features including Air actions, remote control, Air command, Air View, screen off memo, and how to customize the S Pen settings on Galaxy Note 10.
The S Pen (and S Pen features) is identical on Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, although the two phones are quite different as explained in this post. So, this guide applies to both Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. In this post, Galaxy Note 10 refers to both devices.
Layout of the new S Pen on Galaxy Note 10
As shown below, the layout of the new S Pen includes:
- S Pen release button. You need to push the release button inwards to release the S Pen from the S Pen slot. Please note, you need to put the S Pen back into the slot to charge it.
- S Pen button. You need to press this button to access some features, for example, remote control, Air command, and Air view.
- S Pen tip. The tip is replaceable. In the Galaxy Note 10 box, there is a tool (tweezers) and spare tips. You may refer to this guide on how to replace the S Pen tip (identical to that for Galaxy Note 9 S Pen).
- S Pen body. The new S Pen used the unibody design. The battery and sensors are sealed inside the S Pen body.
Both the S Pen and Galaxy Note 10 are water-resistant and dust-resistant.
Although the layout of the S Pen is almost identical to that of the Galaxy Note 9 S Pen, there are some new features of this new S Pen.
What are the new features of Galaxy Note 10 S Pen?
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This post details the major differences between Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ to help you make the correct decision when purchasing a Galaxy Note 10.
Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+: they are for a different audience
If you are an owner of Galaxy Note phone, you need to know Galaxy Note 10+ is the successor for Galaxy Note 9. If you want to upgrade, you should choose Galaxy Note 10+, not Galaxy Note 10. You may check the missing features of Galaxy Note 10 (and Note 10+) before upgrading.
Galaxy Note 1o is a “lite” version of Galaxy Note 10+. It is not designed for existing Galaxy Note device owners. Instead, Samsung probably intended to use Galaxy Note 10 to attract new “S Pen” users who are currently using other middle-range Android phones.
Please note Galaxy Note 10+ is NOT exceptionally larger compared to many other mainstream phones. The curved the screen, thin bezel, and the 19:9 aspect ratio makes its physical dimensions just similar to other flagship phones.
Anyway, do not assume Galaxy Note 10 is large. Samsung actually reduced the width of the phone over the years. Both Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are NOT very large.
Please note, in the Galaxy Note 10 box, there are no differences except the phone.
Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+: Screen size and resolution
Both Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ use the top-tier OLED screen, which no other Android manufacturers can match.
Galaxy Note 10 has a 6.3″ screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 (1080p).
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In this post, I will summarize the top 10 new features of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, which are quite impressive and exciting. They include Samsung DeX for PC, updated video editor, native screen recorder, the new S Pen, 25w/45W Superfast charging, 3D scanner (Galaxy Note 10+ only, not released yet), wireless Powershare, AR doodle, zoom-in mic, and the night camera mode.
In this guide, Galaxy Note 10 refers to both Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ unless the special features are on Galaxy Note 10+ only. If this is the case, we will use Note 10+ explicitly. The differences between Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are discussed in this post.
#1. Samsung DeX for PC: the best new feature of Galaxy Note 10
Samsung DeX, which was introduced in Galaxy S8 and later available on Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, S9, S10, and now Note 10, is probably the most useful innovation bringing Android to a bigger screen, It transforms your phone into an Android desktop when connected to a large screen.
For Galaxy S8 and Note 8, you need to use the DeX station to connect the phone to the external monitor. The slimmer DeX Pad was introduced with Galaxy S9 and can be used on Galaxy S8 and Note 8 as well. Galaxy Note 9 introduced the DeX cable, and you only need a USB-C to HDMI cable to use DeX with Note 9. This feature was ported to Galaxy S9 after the Android Pie update. Currently, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S10 can use any of them (DeX cable, Dex Station, or DeX Pad) to switch to the DeX mode. Galaxy S8 still needs a DeX Station or a DeX Pad to launch Samsung …
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When you decide to upgrade or switch to Galaxy Note 10, you need to know these 10 missing features of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. You may check this page for the top 10 new features of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.
For the first time, Samsung announced two models of Galaxy Note line-up: Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy Note 10. Galaxy Note 1o+ is a successor of Galaxy Note 9, and Galaxy Note 10 is a stripdown (budget? but still too expensive) version of Galaxy Note 10+.
As pointed in this Galaxy Note 10 review, both Galaxy Note 10 and Note 1o+ are targeted at the mainstream users (mass market), instead of the hardcore Galaxy Note users (niche market). The comparison of Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ was discussed here.
After playing around Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, we summarized the top 10 missing features that matter for traditional Galaxy Note owners.
#1. Notification LED light: the most annoying missing feature of Galaxy Note 10
When Samsung switched to the punch-hole design on Galaxy S10, they removed the notification LED light.
Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ followed this design and removed the notification LED light. This is the first Galaxy Note device without the notification LED light.
It is obvious Samsung is willing to sacrifice any features and functions if they impact the “look” of the phone.
Do we buy a phone to look or to use in 2019?
Such small convenience features in old Galaxy phones actually are a magnet for many buyers. Sadly, Samsung will eventually evolve their smartphones into a beautiful brick without any functions.
For example, you now have to check the phone screen to see whether the battery is fully charged or not when charging the Galaxy Note 10 battery.
#2. Capacitive fingerprint reader
Both Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ use an in-display fingerprint reader introduced in Galaxy S10 and S10+.
It sounds great. And of course, it “looks” great (see Galaxy Note 10 layout).
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With the official announcement of Galaxy Note 10 (and Note 10+), many long-term Galaxy Note owners are disappointed, although there are many BS articles claiming how innovative and how exciting Galaxy Note 10 is. This is a no BS Galaxy Note 10 review from a long-term Galaxy Note owners who owned every Galaxy Note devices.
This Galaxy Note 10 review is an overall review about Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ (the difference between Note 10 and Note 10+ can be found here). The detailed review of the new features of Galaxy Note 10 (and Note 10+) is posted here. And the detailed review of the missing features of Galaxy Note 10 (and Note 10+) can be found here.
When the first Galaxy Note was announced in 2011, many are not convinced. They were correct, and they are still correct.
Galaxy Note is for a niche market where owners use two hands (instead of one) and like to use the S Pen to “write” (instead of touch). So, it is not for the mainstream phone users. The screen size of the 5.3″ Galaxy Note is more than twice (actually 2.23 times, 81.4 vs. 36.5 cm²) of that on the 3.5″ inch mainstream phone (iPhone 4) in 2011.
The growing user community who enjoys the bigger screen helped Samsung lead the industry in adopting a bigger screen in the mainstream phones. Today, most smartphones have a screen larger than 5″.
But the success of Galaxy Note is not just the big screen.
The success of Galaxy Note is due to 1) Big screen, and 2) S Note
The early adopters of Galaxy Note consisted of two groups of buyers:
- People who prefer a big screen to read books/website, to play games or videos on the phone.
- People who like to write on the big screen with the S Pen.
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Enjoy Galaxy Note!