Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy S10: What's the difference?

Samsung is in the Note series with two models this year, but how do they stand up against the Galaxy S10 range?

We compared the specifications of Note 10 Note 10 and+ for Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10 5G to see how they differ and help you decide which is the right Galaxy device for you.


What is between Note 10 and S10?

  • Processor
  • Software experience
  • Ultrasound in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Reverse wireless charging

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 devices have similar hardware setup to the Galaxy S10 series. The Note 10 and Note 10+ both run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825 chipset. The S10 models don't run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or 9820, so a slight change, but only a small one.

All models have a front camera punch hole, i.e. full infinity-o displays on both bands, but the front camera specifications and design are somewhat different between the Note and S10 models - more on that below.

The two series don't share features, including reverse wireless charging, or power share as Samsung calls it, an under-display fingerprint sensor, and a very similar software experience too. Note 10 models bring a couple of new tricks thanks along with a pen.

The overall impression of the software is the same. They all use the same interface on Android and are mostly the same, with slight differences in Camera, Pen features - but it's basically the same visual experience.

What is the difference between Note 10 and S10?

While the Galaxy Note 10 and S10 models share a number of similarities, there are many differences between the two series.


  • Note 10 Note 10+: hole punch front camera center, vertical rear camera
  • S10/S10+/S10 5g: top-right anterior chamber punch holes, horizontal rear chambers

The Galaxy Note 10 series has a slightly different design to the S10 series as usual.

Punch holes in the front camera in the center of the screen for Note 10 devices, not in the top right corner like the S10 models. The camera system on the back of the Note 10 is located vertically in the top left corner too, while the C10 models have a horizontal rear camera system in the center at the very top.

To the IP68 standard, a glass and metal body is present on both rows, although both have a USB Type-C charging port.

The notes are a bit squarer at the corners than the Galaxy S, which gives room for the S Pen's slot at the bottom. No 3,5mm headphone jack and Bixby button in Note 10.

S Handle

  • Note receives with a pen

As many fans expect attention, the Series 10 offers a built-in handle that supports Bluetooth and now has a six-axis motion sensor. This will allow everything to work fine with pen functions such as writing and drawing - but now offers more functionality from the phone. This will give you motion gestures to scroll through camera modes, including the ability to zoom in with a spiral motion, for example.

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The pen is in the right corner at the bottom of the device, next to the charging port.

The Galaxy S does not open with the handle.


  • Note 10 Note 10+: 6,3-inch/6.8-inch display
  • С10/С10+/С10 5г: 6.1-дюймовый/6.4-дюймовый/6.7-дюймовый дисплей

The Galaxy Note series tends to have a larger display than the Galaxy S series, although this year's is a little different.

The Note 10 has a 6.3-inch screen, while the Note 10+ has the largest screen (total) at 6,8-inch.

The Galaxy S10 does not have a 6.1 inch screen, the Galaxy S10+ has a 6.4 inch screen and the Galaxy S10 5G has a 6.7 inch screen.

All models have super AMOLED panels and are all RVB 10+ compliant. The S10 and Note 10+ models all offer quad HD+ resolutions, but consider the smaller 10 has a full HD+ screen, making it soft if five devices are compared here.

rear camera

  • Note 10, S10 and S10 Pro+: triple camera system
  • Note 10+ and S10 5G: triple camera system with depth sensor

Standard Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 and S10+ all share the same camera specifications, with a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel dual aperture main camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens.

The Galaxy Note 10+ and S10 5G too have triple rear camera setups, but they add a fourth VGA and 3D depth sensor too. Which should mean these cameras are better suited for capturing depth information.

Otherwise, we expect the overall performance to be the same.

anterior chamber

  • Note 10 Note 10+: 10 megapixels
  • S10/S10+/S10 5G: 10MP / 10MP+8MP / 10MP+3D depth sensor

Both Galaxy Note 10 models have a single 10-megapixel punch-hole front camera in the center of the display. The Galaxy S10 also has a single front camera, but shifted to the right.

The Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G have dual punch holes in front of the cameras, but they don't match. Additionally, the S10+ adds a second 8MP sensor, while the S10 5G adds a 3D depth sensor. In reviewing the Galaxy S10+, we didn't find this expanding front camera to really offer much for a single set.

We can't shake the feeling that only Samsung offers a single camera on the front. Note that reducing exposure to the display is more important - and the options it offers with additional front sensors really aren't worth it.


  • Note 10 Note 10+: 151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm / 162.3 x 77,2 x 7.9mm
  • S10/S10+/S10 5g: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm / 157.6 x 74.1 x 7,8mm / 162.6 x 77.1 x 7.9mm

The Galaxy Note series is usually larger than the Galaxy S series, but that's not the case this time around.

Notes 10, despite the 0,2 inches larger screen is only slightly larger than the standard S10 models. The Notes 10+, meanwhile, is larger than the S10+ but slightly smaller than the S10 5G, even though it had a 0.1-inch larger screen.

Headphone jack

  • Note 10 Note 10+: no 3,5mm headphone jack
  • S10/S10+/S10 5G: 3,5mm headphone jack
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The Galaxy S10 models with 3,5mm headphone jack and AKG-tuned headphones are in the box.

The Note 10 pits a 3,5mm headphone jack, however, which sees both models being based on wireless headphones or USB Type C heapdhones.


  • Note 10 Note 10+: 3500mAh battery/4300mAh
  • С10/С10+: 3100мач/3500mAh батарея/4500мач

The standard Note 10 comes with a 3500mAh battery, while the Note 10+ has a 4300mAh battery.

Meanwhile, S10 has 3100mah battery, S10+ terminal has 3500mah battery and S10 5G has 4500mah capacity.


  • Note 10 Note 10+: 256 GB / 256 GB and 512 GB
  • S10/S10+/S10 5G: 128GB/512GB/128GB/512GB/1TB/256GB

The Galaxy Note 10 only comes in a 256GB variant and is the only model out of five with this feature not to offer microSD support for storage expansion. The Note 10+ comes in 256GB and 512GB models.

In addition, the S10 is available in 128GB and 512GB storage models, the S10+ terminal is available in 128GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options and the S10 5G comes with 256GB.

Exactly why microSD memory has dropped to one model, we can't be sure - but it could mean Samsung's beginning to find a way to cut costs.


  • Note 10 Note 10+: 8 GB / 12 GB
  • S10/S10+/S10 5G: 8GB/8GB and 12GB/8GB

The Note 10 has 8GB of RAM support, while the Note 10+ has 12GB of RAM.

In addition, the S10 and S10 5G both have 8GB of RAM, while the S10+ comes with 12GB of RAM if the user chooses the 1TB storage model.

Connection 5g

  • S10 5G/Note 10 Note 10+: 5G features
  • C10/C10+: 4G on

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are available on 4G LTE and 5G enabled models in select countries. In the UK, only the 10+ will be available as a 5G model. Only the Galaxy S10 5G model features the 5G model for the S10 range.

Both S10 and S10+ are 4G only.



  • Note 10 Note 10+: From € 899 / From € 999
  • S10/S10+/S10 5g: from €799/from €899/from €1099

By tradition, the Galaxy Note series was more expensive than the Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S10 starts at £799, in addition, the S10+ starts at $899 and the S10 costs £5 1099g.

The standard Note 10 starts at $949.99 in the US, and from €899 in the UK. The Note 10+ starts at $1099.99 in the US and £999 in the UK for the 4G model or £1099 for the 5G model.


There are a few differences between the Note 10 and the S10's range, but the decision will most likely fall down whether you want the functionality with the handle or not, which is a big difference.

The designs of the two ranges are slightly different, as are the screen sizes and overall dimensions. But overall, the day-to-day experience of most of these phones is very similar. If you're really after a 3,5mm headphone jack, then this could change you to the Galaxy S, but otherwise, your decision will probably be about what suggestions you can make - and an old phone will most likely cheaper.

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