Galaxy Note 10+ vs OnePlus 7 Pro: the fight of the giants!

by Kelvin
Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

Just announced, the Galaxy Note 10+ is among the smartphones the largest and most powerful in the market. Features that it shares with the OnePlus 7 Pro launched in May 2019. But which of these two behemoths is the most interesting? Answer in our technical comparison.


Data sheets

Galaxy Note 10 + OnePlus 7 Pro
Dimensions162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm
Weight196 g206 g
Screen6.8 "Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O HDR10 +6.67 "Fluid Amoled
Definition3040 x 1440 pixels (498 dpi)1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5: 9
Front camera10MP AF Dualpixel with f / 2.2 phase detection (80 ° field of view)16 MP f / 2.0
Back cameraUltra wide angle 16 MP f / 2.2; 123 ° viewing angle
Big angle : 12 MP; double f / 1.5 and f / 2.4 aperture; OIS; 77 ° viewing angle, AF Dualpixel with phase detection
telephoto : 12 MP f / 2.1 OIS viewing angle 45 °
DepthVision : ToF VGA f / 1.4; 72 ° viewing angle
– 48 MP, f / 1.6, OIS
– 8 MP, f / 2.4
– 16 MP, f / 2.2 wide angle
BONEOneUI based on Android PieOxygenOS based on Android Pie
Internal memory256/512 GB128 / 256GB
connectivityBluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax (2.415GHz) VHT80 MU-MIMO, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspotBluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
SoCExynos 9825 (7nm)Snapdragon 855 (7nm)
RAM12 GB6, 8 or 12 GB
Fingerprint sensor / facial recognitionYes (ultrasonics under the screen) / YesYes (optical under the screen) / Yes
Resistance to waterIP 68No
Drums4300 mAh4000 mAh
Charge portUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Fast rechargeYesYes, Warp Charge 30
Wireless Qi RechargeYesNo
colorAura glow (silver), Aura black (black), Aura white (white, not available in France for now)Dark Gray, Nebula Blue, and Almond (Limited)
Price1109 € (256 GB) / 1209 € (512 GB)709 € 6GB / 128GB
759 € 8GB / 256GB
829 € 12GB / 256GB

Giant fight

The Galaxy Note 10+ is the largest smartphone ever created by Samsung. With its outsized dimensions (162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm), it will probably scare users with small hands. Beside, the OnePlus 7 Pro looks even more massive (162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm) especially because of its thickness (almost 1mm more than the Note 10+) and its weight (206 g against 196 g). With their giant screens (6.8 '' for the Note 10+, 6.67 "for the OnePlus 7 Pro), both models are aimed more at multimedia and productivity enthusiasts.

note 10 design

The manufacturers also inaugurate two new screen technologies. Korean launches HDR10 + certified Dynamic Amoled panel (QHD definition) promising better contrasts and more dynamic colors. OnePlus clears a course with a 90Hz Fluid Amoled screen (QHD) ranked the best smartphone screen by Display Mate, the benchmark in scoring. The verdict concerning the Note 10+ is highly anticipated.

test oneplus 7 pro autonomy

To accommodate the front sensor, Samsung opts for a "cyclops eye" integration with a punch centered on the top of the slab. OnePlus adopts the pop-up camera lodged on the left of the upper border. Two philosophies that each have their advantage: less aesthetic, the Samsung solution avoids any risk of failure of a new mechanical part.

All in power

The smartphones from OnePlus are renowned for their excellent performance. The 7 Pro honors the brand's reputation with a proven Snapdragon 855 processor. In front, Samsung inaugurates the Exynos 9825, its most powerful chip. The first benchmarks are therefore highly anticipated.

While OnePlus declines its smartphone into several versions (6, 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.0 storage), Samsung offers only two models with 12 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The Korean won the battle of the internal memory as much as the Note 10+ can accommodate a microSD card, unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Autonomy and charging systems

Despite almost similar formats, the Galaxy Note 10+ ships a bigger battery than the OnePlus 7 Pro (4300 mAh against 4000 mAh). Does the mechanism of the pop-up camera take up more space than storing the S-Pen? Probably. The two manufacturers have in any case opted for the removal of the audio jack, necessary according to them to house larger batteries. Still, it is still too early to compare the two models in this field. If we know that the OnePlus 7 Pro provides for a day and a half (extensive use), our test of Note 10+ just started. Still a little patience…

The OnePlus 7 Pro inherits the Warp Charge 30, its ultra fast charging inaugurated at the launch of the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. 38% faster than the Fast Charge, this system allows the 7 Pro to gain 50% of battery life in 20 minutes, equivalent to one day of standard use.

galaxy note 10 fast charge

Samsung promises an equivalent charge in 30 minutes thanks to its new ultra fast charging system. Nevertheless, the Korean does not mention all the details in his communication. To achieve these results, users must use a 45W charger … not supplied. Pay 45 euros without going through the square.

OnePlus persists in refusing the integration of wireless charging, believing that this technology does not meet the needs of users. We are still happy to know that the Note 10+ embeds this compatibility, no offense to OnePlus.

Still more photo sensors

In 2019, the race for the number of sensors continues. OnePlus goes triple sensor, Samsung quadruple. If the Chinese manufacturer has improved significantly on this ground, it can not compete with the Galaxy S10 +. The Note 10+ integrates the same photo module as its big brother and has the bonus of a DepthVision sensor (TOF) adopted earlier this year by Huawei on the P30 Pro.

galaxy note 10 note 10 more

To complement this hardware, Samsung has developed features dedicated to S-Pen, including remote camera control. The new video options are promising. Optical image stabilization and video bokeh are probably some of the most stunning novelties. On paper, the OnePlus 7 Pro seems to have no chance. But we will definitely pronounce after our test of Galaxy Note 10+.

One UI vs. Oxygen OS: two (large) schools

Long criticized for the heaviness of its mobile software (including Touchwiz), Samsung now looks after this aspect. After Samsung Experience (much better), the Korean launched One UI, definitely more successful. Based on Android Pie, it perfectly matches the aesthetic codes of 2019 and incorporates a slew of useful features. What to hoist him among the best versions of Android with … Oxygen OS.

note 10 stylus

Since its creation, the software of OnePlus conquered the hearts of the users. Clean, light, fluid, fast, adjectives are not lacking. Yet, it adopts codes opposite to those of Samsung. Oxygen OS looks a lot like a pure version of Android and do not multiply the functions. OnePlus includes customization options and some useful features that are difficult to identify.

test oneplus 7 pro screen

And the price ?

At first glance, the OnePlus 7 Pro seems significantly more affordable than the Galaxy Note 10+. Propose smartphones at the right price is the credo of the Chinese manufacturer. Nevertheless, over the years, there is an increase in rates. Marketed from 709 euros (6GB / 128GB), the OnePlus 7 Pro breaks new ground.

This price, however, remains lower than Note 10+, sold from 1109 euros (12GB / 256GB). With an equivalent data sheet, this price difference is reduced: in the 12GB / 256GB version, the OnePlus 7 Pro costs 829 euros. Chinese retains the advantage of the budget but only 25%, against 50% in the past.

Our opinion

In this giant game, difficult to elect a winner. The OnePlus 7 Pro and the Galaxy Note 10+ are aimed at power users with each of the weight arguments. If they are equal in the field of performance, screen (to be verified) and software, the Note 10+ promises a better photo and video experience. The OnePlus 7 Pro can count on its endurance as a marathon runner and its ultra fast charging system. Finally, the S-Pen marks the true difference between the two models. If the stylet is among your essentials, no question arises, not even the budget.

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