The Galaxy S series brings flagship Samsung phones. At each launch, they redefine what the company considers to be the best however, the Galaxy Note series is not far behind and usually brings a little more style accompanied by the stylus, the pen that nobody has yet managed to overcome. And when we think of the Note, we usually perceive it as better than the S series’ devices, so how about we put the best of the Galaxy Note devices, the Galaxy Note 10+, to face the S20 Plus, that launched this year? Which one will feel better? If you are curious about this comparison or are thinking of buying any of them, keep an eye here . 


In build quality, these smartphones owe nothing to each other. With aluminum body and frame, the rear of both is in Gorilla Glass 6, and IP68 protection is present. The rear camera is much more apparent than on the S20 Plus, which even with the same four sensors Note 10 Plus has a more striking and more protruding rectangle-shaped module. On the Note this is a traffic light-style vertical stripe. At the front, the newer cell phone managed to have a smaller hole camera, and the glass is also less curved, something that can help a lot in usability. The Note 10 Plus has a more square and straight appearance and the front glass is quite rounded. It is also bigger, thicker, and heavier. None of them have the exclusive Bixby button anymore and the biometrics are below the screen it ends up being better and faster on Note 10 Plus, however. And they have a Dual-SIM model and have a hybrid cradle. Both are great, but small improvements to the S20 Plus make the design stand out for it. 


The screen is another quality issue in our competitors, however, as much as we have here two superior displays, the Galaxy S20+ stands out. Their size is almost the same, 6.8 “for the Note versus 6.7” for the S20+, but the WQHD + definition is a little better in the latest one. The screen utilization of both is virtually equal and both also support HDR + and protection Gorilla Glass 6. Our competitors also have Dynamic AMOLED technology with great contrast, but the S20+ model also has the name 2X together, in addition to being brighter. That’s because Samsung brought to the 2020 line the screen with the highest refresh rate, 120 Hz. Despite using more battery, it makes the navigation look more fluid and still helps in games that require precision. The aspect ratio is 19:9 for the Note and 20:9, longer, for the S20 Plus. The point, then, is with the newer and more fluid screen of the Galaxy S20+. 


The two are good at the sound since they are stereo. The Note 10 Plus, even, brings a small third extra speaker at the top of the device, and serves to have better bass. It is a loud and clear sound in both, being a little neater in the Note and will have a treble a little more pronounced on the S20 Plus. Samsung once and for all killed the P2 connection on its most expensive devices, so it sends USB-C headphones in the box. They are the same AKG for both, with a very good quality that can please anyone who is demanding with audio The point is with the Galaxy Note 10+.


 There are two Samsungs and, therefore, we have a very similar system between them, but the release date of just six months difference ends up counting here. Born last year, the Note 10 Plus comes with Android 9 Pie and can now be upgraded to Android 10 This year’s S20 Plus comes with the newest version of the system and will certainly receive Android 11. The Note 10 Plus can receive Android this year too, but it will always be late against its competitor, in addition to not receiving some features. The One UI 2 interface is the same for both, with many functions designed for large screens which makes it a lot easier for the day-to-day, especially for him. In connections they are the same – the USB-C of the S20 Plus is a little newer, but the two bring Wi-Fi and Most up-to-date Bluetooth, in addition to ANT +, NFC, and DeX mode, although they do not have FM radio. However, a very important point needs to be taken into account The main feature of the Galaxy Note line is the special stylus that has always been improved by Samsung. It is Bluetooth and performs a number of features in addition to writing, controlling the smartphone remotely They then tie for the most upgradable S20+ system and the Note 10+ S-Pen. We will leave aside all the discussion about the fact that Samsung does not bring versions with Snapdragon to Brazil and focus only on the comparison between these two South Korean processors. 


The Note 10+, it brings the Exynos 9825 with 12 GB of RAM, while the S20+ brings the newest Exynos 990 accompanied by 8 GB of faster RAM. In storage the Note 10+ offers 256 GB or 512 GB against 128 GB of the S20+ with both having a MicroSD card slot. If you like benchmarks, you’ll love the more than 150,000 points that the newest model has on top of Note 10+. In processing the newer Exynos is superior but in RAM, which is 50% higher in last year’s model? That’s what we see in our opening tests, where the Note 10+ does better with its 46s totals, being 6s faster than the S20+. The latest phone will do better in games, not for processing, but for the 120 Hz screen and faster response that makes the difference in precision games. They end up drawing, going more for games in one, and more for performance in the other. Only 200 mAh separates the 4,500 mAh of the S20+ from the Note 10 and its 4,300 mAh. Still, the results are quite the opposite of what you would expect. With the newest processor and less RAM, the 2020 phone fared worse. It is not an extreme difference. The little more than 17 hours achieved by the Galaxy S20 + in our battery tests are 40 min less than last year’s Note, but still, it’s a minor result. They are both batteries that spend the day well away from the plug and when recharging the a little over an hour is very similar between the two, and finally, they bring wireless charging and also reverse reloading. The final point is the Note 10+, which lasts longer and is faster to recharge. 


In this comparison, we have a Note, right, which usually has the neatest camera then the others in the Galaxy S series. So when we compare it with a Galaxy S it’s more balanced than with an S of different years. So let’s see the sets for each one. On the Galaxy S20+, we have a 12 MP wide main with aperture f / 1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF and optical stabilization. We also have a 64 MP Telephoto with 3x hybrid optical zoom, PDAF, and optical stabilization. It also has an ultra-wide 12 MP and Super Steady Video and a 0.3 MP ToF. The Galaxy Note 10+ features a 12 MP main wide with a variable aperture of f / 1.5 ~ f / 2.4, Dual Pixel PDAF and optical stabilization, 12 MP Telephoto with 2x optical zoom, PDAF, and optical stabilization, 16 MP ultra-wide and Super Steady video and a 0.3 MP ToF. The set of Note 10+ is the same as the Galaxy S10, which we have compared with the Plus this year here. The difference is the addition of a ToF sensor that should help in portrait mode, but that, in the end, doesn’t make it there a lot of relevant differences. Even the variable aperture, lost on the S20 line, is present in the Note however, with a powerful processor and more in tune with the sensors, the Note 10+ does better than the S10 in the photos, and then he goes head to head with the S20 +, each with its advantages. The Note 10+ does better in HDR, albeit with more artificial colors. It also has a better Portrait Mode, its ultra-wide captures with better quality and it also does best in low light shots indoors. The S20+ has a higher zoom, its Night Mode is much more efficient and makes better pictures in open and dark places. Your Telephoto achieves more details by having more zoom and more megapixels. The S20+ Night Mode, as I said, is more accurate and with more detail in the images although it does bring color distortion. It also has more features in the S20+, mainly AR. So they end up tying up the photos with the rear camera. With more processing came the ability to record in 8K on the S20+. Although this takes up a lot of space on the device, it is a pioneering function that brings more details to the video. Other than that, the two shoots in 4K at 60 fps, which is a feature that ends up being more useful today. We have manual video resources on the newest phone, which is already an improvement makes a difference, but this feature has also arrived for Note in an update. The S20 brings better dual stabilization and audio capture, in addition to working better with the zoom. So the two will be very good to record, but there is the evolution of the S20+ and, therefore, the point is his. If on the S10 the front camera had a slightly better aperture, in this comparison the cameras have the same data. However, once again we have the newest and optimized processing for the S20+. Still, Note 10+ photos bring more detail to portraits. This is not always what you will want, but it is possible to smooth out the details with camera adjustments. The two will bring well-balanced colors and photos with low light noise. The endpoint with the front photos is of the Galaxy Note 10+. 


The Note line has a tradition of always reaching a higher price than the S line of the same year. So the most basic storage version of the Note 10+ costs the same as the Galaxy S20+, $ 360- this is their launch price. It’s painful in my pocket, but the same Note 10+ took much more advantage of the price drop for being older and for not having caught its price drop in time of murderous dollar, a factor that completely took the S20 out of this review. The difference can reach $60between them, meaning that the Note 10+ is cheaper and that is a better cost-benefit at that time. 


It’s hard for us to need more about a price drop, but we risk saying that the Note can until it’s a better purchase on Black Friday that year, so the final point is with Note 10+. We almost had a draw here, and it’s very likely that from the beginning you thought it would be like this, because Note is always superior to the S series. So, taking models from different years would lead to this balance, however, in the overall score the Note last year ends up being superior – he owes nothing in terms of performance, battery, finish, audio, system, photos (including selfies) and it’s even cheaper. The S20+ ends up being superior for the 120 Hz screen, gaming performance, video and for being more recent for system updates, so if you already like the Note 10+ photos, you can take it home that you will not be disappointed. If you insist on the longer and more fluid screen for shooting games, for example, the S20+ is the solution, even though it is much more expensive. But what about you, which one would you stay with, the oldest or the youngest? Choose for us and say it here in the comments! .. I’ll stay here and until next time. 

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