When you decide to upgrade or switch to Galaxy Note 10, you need to know these 10 missing features of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. You may check this page for the top 10 new features of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.
For the first time, Samsung announced two models of Galaxy Note line-up: Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy Note 10. Galaxy Note 1o+ is a successor of Galaxy Note 9, and Galaxy Note 10 is a stripdown (budget? but still too expensive) version of Galaxy Note 10+.
As pointed in this Galaxy Note 10 review, both Galaxy Note 10 and Note 1o+ are targeted at the mainstream users (mass market), instead of the hardcore Galaxy Note users (niche market). The comparison of Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ was discussed here.
After playing around Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, we summarized the top 10 missing features that matter for traditional Galaxy Note owners.
#1. Notification LED light
When Samsung switched to the punch-hole design on Galaxy S10, they removed the notification LED light.
Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ followed this design and removed the notification LED light. This is the first Galaxy Note device without the notification LED light.
It is obvious Samsung is willing to sacrifice any features and functions if they impact the “look” of the phone.
Do we buy a phone to look or to use in 2019?
Such small convenience features in old Galaxy phones actually are a magnet for many buyers. Sadly, Samsung will eventually evolve their smartphones into a beautiful brick without any functions.
#2. Capacitive fingerprint reader
Both Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ use an in-display fingerprint reader introduced in Galaxy S10 and S10+.
It sounds great. And of course, it “looks” great.
But in reality, it is a step backward because:
- It is slower than the traditional capacitive fingerprint sensor.
- It is hard to locate the area on the screen. The small working area of the in-display fingerprint reader makes it useless until you wake up the screen. FYI, if you