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$319Refurbished
$278Refurbished
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a larger, sharper screen and slightly longer battery life, consider the Samsung Galaxy Note10+. However, you'll miss out on the higher refresh rate offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21+; the S21+'s display will feel smoother during use. If camera performance is important, the S21+ has a newer camera system that is rated higher in both photo and video quality. On the other hand, the Note10+ includes an S-Pen stylus for productivity tasks, which the S21+ doesn't have. Choose the S21+ for a more recent processor and connectivity to 5G networks, while the Note10+ lacks 5G but offers expandable storage via an SD card slot. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

5.6
Galaxy Note10+
Galaxy S21+
7.2
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ has good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

5.5
Galaxy Note10+
Galaxy S21+
7.0
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ takes good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ takes poor photos.

Video Quality

5.5
Galaxy Note10+
Galaxy S21+
6.6
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ takes only fair videos, while the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ takes poor videos.

Cost

$319
Galaxy Note10+
Galaxy S21+
$278
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The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ has a price of $319 and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ costs $278.
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Battery

7.6 Hours
Galaxy Note10+
Galaxy S21+
8.0 Hours
The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ has 7.6 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S21+ has 8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ has a screen size of 6.8 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ is 6.7 inches.

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How the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Galaxy Note10+Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Galaxy Note10+Samsung Galaxy S21+

GENERAL

Price
$319
$278
Brand
SamsungSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
August 23, 2019January 29, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.8"6.7"
Resolution
3040 x 14402400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
498394
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD855SD888
Internal Storage
256 gb128 gb
RAM
12 gb8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
5.6/107.2/10
Photos Score
5.6/107/10
Videos Score
5.6/106.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.6 hours8 hours
Battery Capacity
4300 mah4800 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 w15 w
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (4.5 watts)Yes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.39" x 3.04"6.36" x 2.98"
Weight
6.98 oz7.05 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
NoYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
N/A(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Aura Black, Aura Blue, Aura White, Aura GlowPhantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gold, Phantom Red
Stock Android
NoNo
SD Card
YesNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraSamsung Galaxy S21+
Better Battery Roughly equal

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Samsung Galaxy Note10+

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WIRED

Lauren Goode | August 2019
"It is difficult to drain the 4300-mAh battery on the Samsung Galaxy Note10+. I tried. I used it over the weekend, and I didn’t have to recharge it once between Friday afternoon and Sunday evening. It’s a shiny spectacle of a phone, a kind of playground for Samsung, where the company can flex its acrobatic skills."

Samsung Galaxy S21+

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Tom's Guide

Jordan Palmer | May 2022
"All told, Samsung nailed it with the Galaxy S21 Plus. It has most of the strengths of the smaller S21 in a bigger package. It’s got a lot going for it. If you’re coming from an older device, like the Galaxy S10 series, this is a solid upgrade."

About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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