Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 256GB is a slightly better phone, but the OnePlus 7T Pro is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 256GB might be a slightly better choice.

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Excellence Score
90.5
92.0
Value for Money Score
69.5
66.7
Price ₹ 53,999 onwards ₹ 63,790 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2019 Aug, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.67 inches 6.8 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x3120 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch) 1440x3040 pixels (~ 495 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Display Features Fluid AMOLED, 3D Curved Display, 100% DCI-P3 Support, HDR10+ Display, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Video Enhancer, Reading Mode, Night Mode Dynamic AMOLED, HDR10+ Compliant, Always-on Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.96 GHz 2.73 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 PlusRanked #3 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 9825Ranked #6 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 640 Mali-G76 MP12
RAM 8 GB 12 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 16MP + 8MP 16MP + 12MP + 12MP + TOF 3D Camera
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: F/1.6 Aperture; Sony IMX586 Sensor; 0.8 um Pixel Size; 1.6um (4 in 1)@12MP; 7P Lens; OIS; EIS, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size; OIS, 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 117° Wide-angle Lens, 3X Optical Zoom, Multi Autofocus (PDAF +Laser + Continuous), Video: 4K @ 30/60fps; 1080P @ 30/60fps; Slow Motion: 1080p @ 240fps; 720p @ 960fps, Time-Lapse, Video Editor, UltraShot, Nightscape, Studio Lighting, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image 12MP (Wide): F/1.5-1.8-2.4 Aperture; 1/2.55" Sensor Size; 1.4µm Pixel Size; 27mm Focal Length; Dual Pixel PDAF; OIS, 12MP (Telephoto): F/2.1 Aperture; 1/3.6" Sensor Size; 1.0um Pixel Size; 52mm Focal Length; 2x Optical Zoom, 16MP (Ultrawide): F/2.2 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length; 1.0µm Pixel Size, TOF 3D VGA Camera, Dual-LED (Dual Tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Simultaneous 4K Video and 9MP Image Recording, Touch Focus, Continuous Autofocus, Face/Smile Detection, Auto HDR, Video HDR, Dual-video Recording, Live Focus, Pro mode, Panorama, Slow Motion, Hyperlapse, Food mode
Secondary Camera 16MP 10MP
Secondary Camera Features Motorized Pop-up Camera, Sony IMX471 Sensor, 1.0um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Time-Lapse, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching F/2.2 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length (Wide), 1.22µm Pixel Size, Dual Pixel PDAF, Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Internal Memory 256 GB 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 1 TB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM + GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.8 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 206 gm 196 gm
Width 75.9 mm 77.2 mm
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 4085 mAh 4300 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 30W Warp Charge 30T Yes, 45W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 30W Fast Charger Yes, 25W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Haptic Vibration; Alert Slider; UFS 3.0 Storage; DLNA; NFC; MIMO; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass) Back Panel; S-Pen; Samsung Desktop Experience (DeX); Fast Wireless Charging; Bixby Assistant; Edge Gestures; Live Messages; NFC; TV Out; ANT+ Support; Miracast; Google Cast; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos; Samsung Pay
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Stunning, top-notch design, similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro, that continues to impress
  • Eye-catching new Haze blue color
  • The soft-touch glass at the back feels luxurious
  • The frosted rear panel doesn’t attract fingerprints and the subtle gradient makes it look elegant
  • The immersive, 'all screen' razor-sharp display on the front (notch-less) makes for an absolutely gorgeous looking phone
  • Super fast in-display fingerprint reader (comparable in unlocking speed to standard physical fingerprint readers)
  • The selfie camera functions exactly the same as it does on the OnePlus 7 Pro - that is to say, it is mostly silent, and very quick to activate - in fact, it is fast enough to be used for face unlock if you chose
  • Incredible, silky smooth, 'all screen' AMOLED display - with a unique 90Hz screen refresh rate that makes games and movie-watching look more fluid - even things like scrolling through webpages and apps feels really fluid (if you place a standard 60Hz phone side-by-side, you will feel the difference)
  • In fact the 90Hz display pushes the fluidity and speed of the feel of OxygenOS to a whole new level - in practical terms, seeing animations and scrolling at fluid 90FPS does more to make a phone feel performant than any benchmark score - OnePlus has hit the ball out of the park with this one
  • Crisp, high-res screen
  • For avid multimedia consumers, HDR10+ support is on board
  • Overall, this is arguably the best display on any smartphone, at present
  • OxygenOS continues to be one of the most thoughtfully-designed, clean (stock-like) UIs for Android
  • OnePlus’ UI gestures are very nicely implemented - they feel natural and fluid
  • With the cutting edge flagship Snapdragon 855+, some ultra fast storage speed (UFS3), the well-optimized OxygenOS, and the 90Hz screen, the OnePlus 7T Pro is a speed monster, and easily one of the fastest (and the fastest-feeling) Android phones around
  • Good, versatile, triple rear camera setup - there is an ultra wide-angle camera, a standard camera and a telephoto camera - the setup is the same in fact as the OnePlus 7 Pro
  • The camera app has gotten a host of new features such as a Super Macro mode and the ability to use Nightscape with the wide-angle camera
  • On top of these, OnePlus made some notable changes to how the 7T Pro processes images - the company’s UltraShot technology will analyze what you’re shooting and then apply different presets of color, contrast, exposure compensation, and HDR effect (This is similar to the AI camera features touted by OnePlus’ competitors.)
  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Good battery life with a 4085mAH battery - a slight improvement over the OnePlus 7 Pro - you will get a comfortable one day of use
  • Super fast charging speeds - Warp Charge 30T brings the latest fast charging tech from OnePlus - it promises up to 23% faster charging speeds, though real-world gains are a bit more conservative - charging times from 0 to 100% clock in at about 71 minutes
  • OnePlus builds on its best ever phone, the OnePlus 7 Pro, with faster performance, a bigger battery and new camera modes - the 7T Pro isn't an overhaul of the previous OnePlus 7 Pro, but it doesn't need to be - it's simply a thoughtful selection of upgrades, all combining into a phone that once again undercuts other premium flagships by almost 50% in terms of price, and yet delivers (almost) the same flagship experience
  • The OnePlus 7T Pro is for those seeking the absolute best without spending top dollar - it nails almost everything you’d want from a 2019 flagship, and the few misses are easy to overlook for the money you save - for everyone else, there’s the cheaper OnePlus 7T, or the even cheaper Redmi K20 Pro
  • Stylish, beautiful, refined design - the “Aura Glow” version where the back reflects surrounding light transforming into all sorts of gradients, shapes and colors, looks especially mesmerizing
  • The front is really sharp looking as well with a nearly bezel free display and a center punch hole front camera
  • Samsung’s remarkable job of improving screen to body ratio continues here - in fact, the 6.8-inch Note 10+ has roughly the same footprint as the 6.4-inch Note 9 - this is a really sleek phone
  • High quality build with glass on the front and the back, and an aluminum frame in the middle
  • The power button can be programmed for long presses and double presses to launch Bixby (default) or other apps
  • Of course, one of the key highlights of the Note series is the S-Pen: it's one of those things that some people don't use at all, while some swear by - apart from taking notes, handwriting recognition (much improved), it can be used to control music, advance slideshows and snap photos via air gestures
  • Incredibly good looking, 6.8-inch, sharp AMOLED display - it has excellent outdoor legibility, displays beautiful, vibrant colors, has excellent contrast, and excellent viewing angles - it's basically as good as smartphone screens get
  • Samsung's OneUI is one of the best custom Android skins at present - it's well optimized for single handed use with more controls in the easier to reach bottom part of the screen, looks stylish, and of course has a few useful options on top of stock Android
  • If you like the idea of using your Note 10 on a bigger screen, Samsung makes it easy with its upgraded 'DeX' functionality - all you need is the provided USB Type-C cable that comes with the phone, as well as the DeX desktop app for your Windows PC or Mac, and you can run Android applications on your computer's display and manage your files through a phone-like interface, only on the big screen
  • Top-end performance with the flagship Exynos 9825 - as expected, it's a performance beast: it flies in benchmarks, receiving top scores, it performs excellent in games, and it features an immense 12GB of RAM which is a sweet overkill
  • The storage is also of the new UFS 3.0 standard and it is the absolute fastest storage of any phone yet - the real life implications of having such fast storage it is just that everything loads and runs faster, from large games and videos, to smaller files
  • Top-end quad camera setup on the rear - 12MP standard + 16MP ultra-wide + 12MP telephoto + DepthVision sensor
  • The camera setup continues to be one of the best in mobile - and the inclusion of telephoto and ultra-wide lenses allow for a wide range of different shots, and the hardware coupled with machine learning makes it a lot more difficult to take a bad photo
  • The live focus feature (Portrait mode, essentially) comes to video, with four different filters, including Color Point, which makes everything but the subject black and white
  • Samsung’s also brought a very simple video editor into the mix here, which is nice on the fly - it's also one of the better uses for the S Pen
  • There is also an improved Super Steady offering for videos, which smooths out shaky video, including Hyperlapse mode, where handshakes are a big issue
  • There is clever Zoom-on Mic functionality - while shooting video, pinch-zooming on something will amplify the noise from that area
  • The DepthVision Camera allows for many interesting AR use cases - including Quick Measure to measure object dimensions, 3D Scanner to click '3D images' and animate them, AR Doodle which uses depth sensing to orient live drawings, and of course AR emojis
  • The 10-megapixel camera for selfies is very good as well - and it also supports Live Focus so you can blur the background and it does a very good job, with a good amount of detail and with vibrant colors
  • Overall, as you would expect, this is one of the best, most versatile camera setups on any smartphone - you are going to love photography with your Note 10+
  • Excellent stereo loudspeakers - they are capable of blasting music with quite the powerful punch
  • Good battery life with a 4300mAh battery - you will get close to 1.5 days with moderate use, and 1 day with heavy use
  • Very fast charging with the included 25W charger (and support for up to 45W chargers) - you will get 61% charge in 30 minutes, and a full charge in 1 hour - one of the highest recorded charging speeds for any smartphone
  • Support for (fast) wireless charging and wireless power sharing
  • Like always, the new Note, is Samsung's and the Android world's top-end 'everything phone' - if you have the moolah to spend, you won't go wrong with it - it succeeds as both a productivity device (thanks to additions like DeX and added cross-platform functionality with Windows 10) and an everyday handset - so if you need a new phone, are looking for something big and flashy and are willing to splurge, the Note continues to be the one to beat
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • On the heavy and large side - and a bit too big to use comfortably with one hand
  • No IP-certified water resistance, that's available on some of it's competitors like the Galaxy 10e
  • Having said that though, the camera setup on the OnePlus 7T Pro, while a slight (software-based) improvement on the OnePlus 7 Pro, is still not quite as good as the best cameras out there - the Huawei P30 Pro, the iPhone 11, the Pixel 3/3a, and the Galaxy S10 series - especially in terms of low light performance
  • No standard headphone jack - you will need to use either USB-C or wireless headphones (none of which is included in the retail package)
  • While the battery life is decent, the main competition - the Galaxy S10/S10e, and iPhone 11 - is significantly ahead here
  • No wireless charging support
  • Even though the phone has a surprisingly small footprint for the screen of that size, the ergonomics are not exactly stellar - the sharp edges and corners, tend to make it harder to use with one hand
  • The ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner is not quite as fast as 2nd gen optical fingerprint readers on the likes of the OnePlus 7
  • The screen does have occasional issues with phantom touches - since it has such tiny bezels, there are sometimes unintended touches from just holding the phone that interrupt your experience - Samsung could do here with a better palm rejection algorithm
  • Samsung matches the industry trend here and lets go of the the headphone jack (you do get a nice pair of AKG USB-C headphones in-box)
  • That said, the Note 10 series is no longer the 'best at everything' phones they used to be at one time - you will get a more fluid feeling experience on the OnePlus 7 Pro (thanks to the 90Hz display), an even better all-round camera on the Huawei P30 Pro or the Google Pixel 3, and some powerful 10x zoom on the Oppo Reno 10x - so there are lots of options to look around at now, many of them cheaper too
Expert Reviews
  1. The OnePlus 7T Pro gets our warmest recommendation for everyone looking to get a high-end smartphone and a fluid Android experience
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A great phone with almost no drawbacks...worth every cent
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Small updates make a great phone slightly better...Although you’ll find many of them on the cheaper OnePlus 7T
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The OnePlus 7T Pro is barely different from the 7 Pro, but it still gives more expensive flagships a run for the money when it comes to the overall value
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A pretty steep premium over the OnePlus 7T, which offers very similar features...Some might argue that the design and display alone are worth the premium over the OnePlus 7T, and if you fall in that camp, then you won't be disappointed
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A no-brainer choice in this price bracket...though not a major upgrade over the OnePlus 7 Pro
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. Brings finesse to a game that the company has perfected, and melds top of the line hardware with a software build that truly impresses
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A wonderfully stylish smartphone with competition-smashing performance
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Excellent choice for an Android flagship
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. A fantastic smartphone that excels in all departments but it's not that different from the OnePlus 7 Pro
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  11. With a thoughtful selection of upgrades over the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus heads into the final quarter of 2019 with an incredibly strong line-up
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. It might look like a rehash, and, truth be told, it is one; but that doesn’t detract from the 7T Pro’s excellence
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  13. Now more irresistible than ever..The OnePlus 7T Pro may have been scrutinised for being pointless in late 2019 but if you want a premium phone, there's nothing else that's better than this at the moment
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  14. With such a similar offering to the cheaper OnePlus 7T, the 7T Pro is amongst the best smartphones that we can't wholeheartedly recommend
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  15. With plenty in the positives column, the OnePlus 7T Pro is instantly one of our favourite phones... it's a fantastic all-round package.
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. Marginally better but copiously expensive than the 7T
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. 'Pro' features are great, but the cheaper 7T is almost as good
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. A very compelling experience
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. The best OnePlus device to date created by the company, but not by too much
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  23. tomsguide.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Goes head-to-head with the best in the industry...but the high price makes it hard to sell, unless you are a fan of the stylus
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. An excellent, beautiful all-around phone...We do, however, wish it pushed the boundaries a little more in certain aspects
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The most premium Android phone for your money
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Eccentric but excellent...the best big phone out there
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Not a matter of need, but a matter of want...The Note10+ is a shiny spectacle of a phone, it’s overkill, and if that's what you want, then you’re going to love it
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you need a new phone, are looking for something big and flashy and are willing to splurge, the Note continues to be the one to beat
    techcrunch.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Smartphone opulence
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. If you don't mind spending this much money, the Galaxy Note 10+ is one of the best devices that money can buy at the moment
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Will leave you fully satisfied
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. If you are designer or a productivity freak, paying for the Note 10+ is worth it
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. The best big phone (again)
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. A wonderful phone
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. The do-it-all phone worth paying premium for
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. For me, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is most productive and trustworthy Android phones you can buy at the moment
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. If you like large, powerful phones, this is nearly perfect
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. A complete phone with everything consumers will ever need from a flagship and more
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  17. The most exciting phone we have seen in a while
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. It might require two hands and a mountain of cash, but it really doesn’t get much better than this
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  19. The big-screen phone to beat
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. Almost great...At the end of the day, picking up the Note 10+ is based on how much you care about the stylus
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. A very capable and glamorous Android phone with a touch too much swagger for most
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  22. Best business phone
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. Does its stuff with aplomb and excess...if your hand, and your wallet, are each large enough, and your need for a stylus unrelenting, you won’t be disappointed
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  24. A big, powerful phone that's good for artists and note-takers...but if you don't care for the stylus then there are other less expensive, and still excellent options out there
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  25. Expensive, but full of surprises
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  26. An evolutionary Note for Samsung loyalists
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. A class apart
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  28. The Galaxy Note 10+ is a great smartphone in just about every way, but there are a lot of phones that offer the same specs, same features, and equally great designs for a whole lot less money....unless you want the S-Pen
    9to5google.com in-depth Read Review »
  29. A truly premium Note, but only for those who love the S Pen
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  30. The Note10+ is big, it's unquestionably powerful, and it's the objectively best Samsung phone you can buy right now...but unless the S Pen really lights your fire, the high price is hard to justify
    androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
  31. Has it all in abundance...but keeping the maxed out specs aside, the one thing you need to ask yourself is whether you see yourself using the S Pen and all its gestures - if not, you'd be better off sticking with the Galaxy S10 Plus instead
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  32. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  33. mirror.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  34. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  35. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  36. t3.com hands-on Read Review »
  37. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
  38. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
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