May 29, 2023

Do you really want a stylus to go with your new phone? That is the big question you have to answer when you have a wad of cash ready for a new flagship Android phone. And the answer to this question will be critical to whether you choose to splash your money on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, or some other more conventional Android flagship, including a Galaxy S10+ perhaps, a Huawei P30 Pro maybe, a OnePlus 7 Pro just for kicks or one of the upcoming Google Pixel phones. I’d assume that you do like the concept of the stylus with a smartphone, since you have persisted with reading this till now. And that means the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is something that interests you.

The visual impression that a phone makes on you is most definitely a lasting impression. A good start there, and it becomes easier to convince a potential buyer. Think about it, do you really buy anything that doesn’t look good? Bookends, coasters, cutlery, apparels, shoes or even the new car you have been eyeing, surely design is what attracted you to that option in the first place. Smartphones are no different. Either they are beautiful, or they are bust. Users will just not buy a boring looking phone. There are phones that transcend all the virtual boundaries of beauty. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series, the Note 10+, to be specific, is one of those phones.

Pick up the Galaxy Note 10+, and it surely looks the part. In a way, this feels more futuristic than any other phone I’ve cradled in my hands this year—and trust me, there have been many. That slim head and chin as well as how the curved screen that cascades into the spines, just gives this a very slate-like appearance. And that large screen. Well, there really aren’t enough adjectives to praise the aesthetics and the beauty of the Galaxy Note 10+. If ever a phone came close to being bezel-less, it has to be this one.

And this is before I even flipped the phone over. Samsung calls this particular finish the Aura Glow colorway, and well, it most certainly has an undeniable aura about it. You can also have this in Aura Black and Aura White, but nothing quite matches the flow of colours and reflections off this finish. It will give you all the distraction you need to forget that this is also a fingerprint magnet. The rest of the design elements remain pretty much the same, including the cradle for the S-Pen and the USB-C port. This weighs 196 grams, which is a lot, yet doesn’t feel like it. This measures just 7.9mm thick, and that is literally nothing in the larger scheme of things. The biggest addition though, is the Gorilla Glass on the front and the back.

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