Galaxy Note 10 vs Pixel 4 XL: Design
This year Google completely changed things up with the Pixel 4. You can still see that signature style, kinda, but that's about it. Google is offering an almost all-screen design on the front, and all one slab of glass on the back. Then, there's a big square window that houses two new cameras and some sensors.
It's a completely different look and something we've seen from Huawei, Nokia, and Apple's iPhone 11. On the flip side, Google decided NOT to put a fingerprint scanner in the display and instead uses a face-unlock only technology like Apple. That's what all those sensors are for above the screen.
As for Samsung, we all know exactly what to expect from the Galaxy Note 10. It's big, square on the edges, curved glass for the display, has an S-Pen stylus and is huge. This year the cameras are in a vertical line at the left top of the phone, which is new for the Note series. However, this gives Samsung room for a massive 4,300 mAh battery inside the phone, which is a big deal. If you get the smaller Note, the battery is only 3,500 mAh. As for the Pixel, they both have tiny battery cells and you'll certainly need a portable charger.
Both phones look great, so this is more of a personal preference. My only issue with the Pixel 4 XL is it might not be the most durable phone around.