Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review: Power Of The Pen And Much More

Galaxy Note 10+ Web Browsing And General Compute Performance Benchmarks

For our firsts set of tests, we're using the JetStream benchmark to evaluate Javascript performance and RightWare’s Web Test 3.0 for a more comprehensive, mixed-media web performance analysis, which includes HTML5 rendering. Here we'll primarily determine how the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, with its 12GB of RAM and Snapdragon 855 SoC handles this specific workload with the Android Chrome web browser. All tests were performed at the phone's default FHD+ 2280X1080 display resolution, though the Galaxy Note 10+ also has a QHD+ 3440X1440 resolution setting as well.

JetStream And Basemark Web 3.0
JavaScript and Browser Testing
JetStream Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Basemark Web 3 Galaxy Note 10 Plus

In both tests, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ took our top score by the slimmest of leads and ultimately fell within the margin of variability for each test. Though a win is a win, as they say. In these light duty web-based tests, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 on-board the latest crop of flagship Android devices with similar memory configurations, like the OnePlus 7 Pro, perform fairly consistently across brands and handset designs. 

Synthetic CPU Benchmark

In the GeekBench test, we're stressing only CPU cores in a handset (not graphics), with both single and multi-threaded workloads. The test is comprised of encryption processing, image compression, HTML5 parsing, physics calculations, and other general purpose compute processing. 

GeekBench Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Geekbench doesn't show much variance between the Snapdragon 855 powered flagship devices either, but Samsung's Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series do consistently take top honors in single-core performance, suggesting perhaps slightly higher boost clocks with their Snapdragon 855 implementation. 

Futuremark PCMark For Android
General Purpose Pocket Computing Performance Metrics
Futuremark's PCMark for Android is an excellent suite of tests that we recommend for benchmarking performance of a handset in a wide range of tasks, for things like image and video editing, as well as lighter-duty, everyday workloads such as email and web browsing. When you see the test running live, it's clear the scripted application tests are carefully selected and tuned to make use of the mobile platforms involved in a very controlled way. 

PCMark Galaxy Note 10 Plus

In PCMark for Android, once again our Snapdragon 855 class of devices, the Galaxy S10 series, OnePlus 7 Pro and Galaxy Note 10+, all perform similarly and within a few percentage points of each other. Only the OnePlus 7 Pro's photo editing chops stand out here, with its UFS 3.0 storage at play, though not by much.

AnTuTu 7
Platform Benchmarks

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of metrics ranked with somewhat nebulous scores, rather than frame rates or time to complete. We tested with the latest version of AnTuTu across an all Android platform group. AnTuTu returns four top level performance metric results that we are including here: CPU, RAM, 3D, UX (or User Experience), along with a total score. 
AnTuTu Galaxy Note 10 Plus 2
In AnTuTu 7, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ throws down with the potent OnePlus 7 Pro, where Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series phones are the only devices to come within striking distance. The Note 10+ specifically puts up strong memory and GPU scores, along with a standout UX score, which is some 6% ahead of the OnePlus flagship. 

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