17 Aug Hands-on the Note 10 Screen
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is one of those handsets that people are going to be talking about for weeks to come. It is really pretty and packed full of the best Samsung innovation and technology. With two sizes on offer, there is sure to be a handset for everyone, and you can even have the 5G enabled version if you want to get ahead of the game and be the first of your friends to access the 5G network when it hits your area. The design of the handset is perfect, and the screen just ticks all the boxes we would want to see ticked.
All Screen Display
If you can look away from this stunning handset for long enough to remember the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 you will see that there were bezels along the top and bottom of the screen. The Note 10 series is the first of the family to feature an edge-to-edge, all-screen display, and it is perfection. Samsung calls its edge-to-edge technology Infinity-O, and it certainly has improved from last time. One of the biggest things you will notice is the front-facing camera, which has received a total upgrade and becomes significantly neater.
A single circular lens which has been sited in a punch-hole cut out is the only intrusion on the front of the phone, which means very little lost screen area and gives a screen-to-body ratio of 91% on the 6.8-inch Note 10 Plus offering. On the smaller standard Note 10, which features a 6.3-inch screen you have a screen to body ratio of 90.9% so almost the same.
The Tech Spec
So, looking at the screen from a technical construction point of view. Both versions of the handset feature an all-glass handset and the front screen is Corning Gorilla Glass which gives you the added protection that you need. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a resolution of 1440×3040 pixels, a 19:9 ratio with a PPI density of 498.
The Galaxy Note 10, on the other hand, has a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels, and an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a PPI density of 401. Both the handsets have a Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colours. For added protection, the handset has an IP rating of IP68 which means the handsets are deemed to be dust/waterproof at a standard submersion rate of up to 1.5 metres for up to 30 mins, although we don’t recommend taking it for a swim on purpose.
The Picture Quality
Both handsets feature HDR10+ and have an always-on display (which you can turn off in the settings, but we like it). The image quality is perfect and performs well in both outdoor and indoor light changes. It was easy to see in sunlight, and the brightness will auto adjust to the condition it finds itself in. There is a fingerprint scanner under the front screen making this the perfect all-round package.