Samsung phones are a fine example of keeping up with smartphone displays and batteries that get larger over time. The most recent Samsung Galaxy Note10+ boasts a 6.8 in display, an increase of .4 in from the Samsung Galaxy Note9. Also with a bigger 4300 mAh battery, the Note10+ can achieve higher max power charging rates in the 22.5-27W range. The move from a 15-22.5W range to a higher 22.5-27W range can also be seen in competing phones like the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G and Huawei Mate30 Pro.
Despite claiming support of up to 45W charging over Type-C, the Note10+ only charges at max 22.5-27W range which we will demonstrate in later posts. The same goes for the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G which also advertised but can't reach 45W Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ charging.
The Note10+ now supports USB Power Delivery 3.0 technology for faster charging over Type-C as well as reverse wireless charging which the Samsung Galaxy S10+ first debuted. With reverse wireless charging, the Note10+ will be able to not only wirelessly charge itself but also act as a power bank to wirelessly charge its own Galaxy series or other Qi enabled phones such as the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max and Google Pixel 4 XL.
Similar to the Galaxy S10+, the Note10+ offers Qi wireless charging up to 15W and runs on a newer and faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, Andreno 640 GPU and Android 9.0 OS. Where previously Samsung phones have been using Samsung's 15W Adaptive Fast Charge (AFC) Type-A chargers, the Note10+ is the first Samsung phone to ship with Samsung's 25W Super Fast Charge charger. The Super Fast Charge charger comes with a Type-C port which enables the Note10+ to charge directly over Type-C thus reducing any potential signal loss from using a Type-A to Type-C connection. Similarly the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G also shipped with a 25W Type-C based charger supporting USB Power Delivery 3.0 based PPS (Programmable Power Supply) and Augmented PDO's for rapid charging over the Type-C interface.
Let's have a closer look at the Note10+ which we had purchased from a AT&T online store.
The AT&T version of the Note10+ includes a AT&T SIM card and a Samsung 25W Super Fast Charge charger and USB Type-C cable. Other accessories remain similar to the ones that shipped with the Note9 such as ear buds, USB Type-C to USB Micro-B adapter, USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter, S Pen and pen nibs.
The Samsung 25W Super Fast Charge charger comes with a USB Type-C port replacing the Samsung 15W AFC Type-A charger. The 25W Super Fast Charge charger when connected using the supplied USB Type-C to Type-C cable keeps the Note10+ powered using the following power profiles- fixed Power Delivery Objects (PDO's) of 15 watts (5 volts @ 3 amps) and 24.9 watts (9 volts @ 2.77 amps) as well as Programmable Power Supply (PPS) of 3.3-5.9 volts @ 3 amps and 3.3-11 volts @ 2.25 amps. The same power profiles are also used by the Samsung 25W PD 3.0 PPS Type-C Charger that shipped with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone.
The Note10+ has four rear cameras in total with a bumped up 16MP ultrawide camera and a additional TOF 3D VGA camera as opposed to the dual 12MP wide and a 12MP telephoto rear cameras on the Note9. The legacy 3.5mm audio jack has also been finally removed from the Note10+ to be replaced by the Type-C connector.
Despite the bigger screen size on the Note10+, the display shares almost the same quality as the Galaxy S10+ which includes a AMOLED 16M color touchscreen with 1440 x 3040 pixels, HDR10+, and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
The USB Type-C connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s) speeds to enable Samsung Super Fast Charge and USB Power Delivery based charging as well as video output using DisplayPort Alternate Mode.