iPhone 11 Pro vs Galaxy Note 10: Display
When it really comes down to it, the biggest part of your decision likely comes down to the screen size, quality, and how much the phone costs. We know most people considering the Note 10 or iPhone 11 Pro would never jump ship to a different platform, some will, especially those truly looking for a "Pro" experience. Which is why we're talking about how the two compare. Most notably, in the screen and camera department.
Apple's new iPhone 11 comes in three sizes, and three models. The regular iPhone 11 replaces the budget-friendly Xr, and is their most affordable new phone. Then, there's the high-end iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. And yes, the iPhone 11 has a bigger screen than the iPhone 11 Pro. Confused yet? Let us break it down.
Basically, the Pro models have high-end OLED screens and triple rear cameras, while the regular iPhone 11 is Apple's budget phone for 2019. Here's what Samsung is offering.
As you can see, both of Samsung's devices are a little bigger, the Plus has a higher resolution screen, and are the best AMOLED's Samsung makes. For what it's worth, Samsung also makes the display inside the iPhone.
The other BIG difference here is the notch. Apple is still using the same notch at the top of their otherwise bezel-free screen for facial unlock technology and various other sensors. It's big and noticeable.
Samsung, on the other hand, refuses to offer a notch and instead chose to cut a tiny hole in the screen for the front-facing camera. Both phones have an edge-to-edge bezel-free design and look great. Personally, the Galaxy Note 10 looks far more "futuristic" and like a flagship 2019-2020 device.
Some people hate the circle cut out, but if you do, you probably hate the notch too. If so, consider the OnePlus 7T Pro.
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Wait for Even Better Cameras
In addition to making a yearly change to the processor, Samsung also makes yearly upgrades to the Galaxy S series' camera. Don't expect that to change in 2021.
The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ have a 64MP camera while the Galaxy S20 Ultra has an 108MP camera. The devices also feature Space Zoom technology that utilizes a combination of Hybrid Optic Zoom and Super Resolution Zoom.
You get up to 30X zoom on the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ while the Galaxy S20 Ultra features a whopping 100X zoom.
Samsung is reportedly developing a brand new 150MP Nonacell sensor and there's a chance it lands inside the Galaxy S21 series next year.
We don't know a whole lot about the sensor yet, but it's expected to debut in late 2020 so we should learn more about it then.
We've also heard the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the highest-end model, will have a quadruple-camera setup with two telephoto lenses.
The company will also reportedly upgrade the front-facing camera. A report out of Korea hints at a selfie camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).
According to the report, Samsung is testing two prototypes. One has a 1/2-inch sensor and the other has a 1/2.55-inch sensor with OIS.
A more recent report out of Taiwan states that Samsung is planning to drop laser autofocus from the Galaxy S21 series.
The report states that one of the Galaxy S21 prototypes in development has a 150MP main sensor, a 64MP telephoto sensor, a 16MP wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP macro sensor.
Korean publication The Elec claims the Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, which is on board the Galaxy S20 series, won't come to the Galaxy S21. The company didn't bring the technology to the Galaxy Note 20 series so this wouldn't be much of a surprise.
It's important to remember that Galaxy S21 is still in development which means things can and probably will change before the device hits shelves.
The cameras on the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy Note 20 series should also be good enough for most people. That said, if you want something even better, consider waiting for next year's models.
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