Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Note 9 vs Note 10 & 10+

Published on November 19, 2019

In August 2019, Samsung announced the Note 10+ and Note 10 +, offering two new Note phones, not one.

Yet how can they be compared to the previous ones? Similar to the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Note 8, here are the Note 10+ and Note 10 to help you decide if the update is worth it.

Design Difference

Compared with Note 8 and Note 9, the Galaxy Note 10+ and Note 10 give a significant step forward in style. With an Infinity-O screen like the Galaxy S10, the new devices skip the bezels, giving a punch-hole lens in the middle of the top panel. The effect is that the new Note devices appear to have more display, which is a positive one.

In the top left corner, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 + and Note 10 have a vertically positioned rear cameras. Although Note 8 and Note 9 have rear cameras at the top center. The Note 8 and Note 9 has the fingerprint sensor while Note 10 has no fingerprint detector. For a streamlined rear version, it switched instead to an ultrasonic under-display sensor.

Both Note phones have a waterproof body of glass and metal and an incorporated S Pen. Note 8 has an S pen that fits the color of the body of the phone. Thus Bluetooth is also used by the Note 9 and Note 10 to make the change from others.

The Note 10 + is the phone nearest to the previous Note handsets in terms of size. Whereas, Note 10 provides the S Pen functionality similar to the Galaxy S10. That’s the main difference in all these handsets in terms of design.

Display Difference

There are two screen sizes for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 smartphones. The 6.3-inch and 6.8-inch. Note 9 has a screen of 6.4 inches and Note 8 has a screen of 6.3 inches. The Galaxy Note 10+ has a screen that is 0.4-inch larger in a very similar footprint to Note 9. This is due to the lack of bezels-less chin and front.

A Super AMOLED screen is used by all Note phones but the resolutions differ. Note 10 has the lowest 2280x 1080 resolution for a 401ppi pixel density. For a pixel density of 498ppi, the Note 10+ raises this to 3040x 1440.

The resolution of both the Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8 is 2960x 1440. As with the Note 10+ in the same ballpark. Both provide HDR content, but because of the shift in model, the Galaxy Note 10 phones have a slightly higher aspect ratio.

Camera Difference

A triple camera system is used in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. This consists of a single wide-angle12-megapixel lens with a dual f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture. The second camera is, an ultra-wide angle 16-megapixel lens with an f/2.2 aperture. Third, a 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.1.

Remember 10+ delivers the same, but a fourth lens is included in them. It’s an f/1.4 aperture VGA called DepthVision by Samsung. It has the ability to collect further details in images.

All Note 9 and Note 8 have a rear dual lens. They both comprise of a wide-angle camera of 12 megapixels and a telephoto detector of 12 megapixels. The Note 8 introduced a zoom lens for the dual camera system. But it was improved by Note 9, introducing the dual aperture feature.

There is also a single 10-megapixel punch hole front lens in both Note 10 versions. On the other side, an 8-megapixel front camera is placed in the bezel for Note 9 and Note 8.

After Note 8, there has been a big change in the lenses. But the most important one change in hardware is adding the ultra-wide angle to Samsung Galaxy Note 10. In fact, all of these phones have fantastic cameras.

S Pen Difference

It is the S Pen that separates the Note from the Galaxy S series. Note 10 has the most powerful S Pen with Bluetooth connectivity to the phone and a motion device with six axes. So not only can you use the button on the S Pen to command your device remotely, you can also use Air Gestures. For example, this will allow you to swipe via camera mode or spiral to zoom in.

Note 9 provides Bluetooth to offer remote control of the key. For example you can turn pages or take pictures during a presentation. But it’s not as sophisticated as Note 10.

Note 8 adheres to the roles of touch. Including writing and drawing, there are choices and elements that function similar to the display. Note 9 and 10 do whatever Note 8 did. Nonetheless, it’s a different matter if you want those stuff or not.

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Hardware Difference

Depending on the region, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 smartphones operate on either the Exynos 9825 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. Note 10 has 256 GB of storage, 8 GB of RAM, and it does not have space expansion support to microSD. Whereas, Note 10 + comes in storage options of 512 GB or 256 GB and has 12 GB of RAM, both of which have space for microSD.

Depending on the region, the Galaxy Note 9 comes in various variants. Note 9 is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset in the United States. This works on the Exynos 9810 while in the UK. The 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage and 6 GB of RAM with 512 GB space, there is an option to choose while both have microSD space expansion.

Depending on the country, the Galaxy Note 8 also comes in various variants. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor will be seen by those in the US. Nevertheless, the Exynos 8895 will be seen by UK clients. There are two versions to choose from. One with an 8 GB RAM capacity of 512 GB and a 6 GB RAM space of 128 GB. Even so, both have provisions for microSD.

You can note a quite significant difference in speed between the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 8 in the real world. But these are additional steps that are thinking about. Notwithstanding being a few years old, the Note 8 always works quite well.

Battery Difference

There’s 4300mAh in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ while 3500mAh in Note 10.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 battery can last for one day in moderate use. Note 8, however, cannot compete with Note 9. And that’s where this older system reveals its weakness in connection with the new phones.

All of these Notes support wireless charging. But both Galaxy Note 10+ and Note 10 phones provide reverse wireless charging.

Final Verdict

Similar with Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9, the Note 10+ and Note 10 deliver significant display improvements. These offer upgrades to technology, reverse wireless charging, sensor enhancements and more sophisticated S Pen feature.

Compared to the new ones, the Note 9 and Note 8 appear old, but also much cheaper than Note 10 and Note 10+. If you’re waiting for a Note 8 update, you’ll see some big differences in the Note 10 phone, but it’s more gradual than Note 9.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ promises all the best features for those looking to invest in the Note series, but Note 9 is a better value and still a reliable tool if you’re not too distracted by the new design and features.

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