Pixel 4 vs. Galaxy Note 10
2019 has been the year of amazing smartphone launches. This year, we saw a launch of the first foldable phone as well. Well, the smartphone industry never disappoints you. After the Apple iPhone launch, it was time for Google to unveil the new Pixel. Pixel new series is packed with a lot of interesting features and specifications. However, today, we are going to talk about Google Pixel 4 and the nearest competitor Samsung Galaxy Note 10.

 

On one side we have an award-winning smartphone – Samsung Galaxy Note 10 which has been awarded one of the best phones of 2019 by CNET’s editor choice and has a price mark of $950 and on the other hand the new Google Pixel 4 which comes with an attractive price of $800 and provides impressive camera claims and innovative new motion-control software.

Let us see how these smartphone stands when compared to various technical factors that will help you decide which one to go for this year.

 

DESIGN

Design

Samsung Note 10 is the clear winner when it comes to design. The sleek body shape with a glossy finish at the backbeats the brick style Pixel 4 design. There is a significant design upgrade on the new Pixel 4. However, it can not stand against the modern Samsung desing.

DISPLAY

The all-new Google Pixel 4 boasts the 5.7inch array with a 90hz refreshing option to make your screen experience faster and smoother. However, this might result in draining the battery faster, and you won’t be able to notice the speed significantly.

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes with a larger display of 6.3inch and is thinner than the Pixel. We feel, getting a 90hz feature can’t be the deciding factor for your purchase.

PHONE UNLOCK FEATURE

One thing we think that Google Pixel 4 has offered beautifully is the face unlock feature. It is smart and quick. However, Samsung Note 10 offers an on-screen fingerprint sensor which is quite old-school and hampers the display gradually.

Fingerprint

NOTE STYLUS vs GOOGLE GESTURES

Well, we wanted to cover these features as these are the essential differentiator as well for both the brands. Samsung Galaxy Note offers the signature Note Stylus, and Google Pixel 4 offers the quirks of gesture.

We feel the stylus is something that makes a Note a Note. An improvised and smooth experience that lets you do wonders with your smartphone. On the other hand, Google Pixel 4 offers smart gestures like hand motion to click pictures, stop a call etc. They also provide some advance gestures but are not applicable for daily use.

CAMERA FACE-OFF

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Google Pixel 4 is packed with 2 powerful camera at the back with telephoto capabilities, and  Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is packed with 3 cameras at the back featuring 1 wide-angle lens. However, when it comes to delivering amazing pictures, Google Pixel 4 takes it away from the Note 10. Well, Google has always been better when it comes to the camera.

So, Pixel 4 certainly delivers excellent performance with its camera setup.

THE ANDROID ADVANTAGE

The great thing about Google is Android updates. Google phones are first to get the latest updates, and that is a cool thing. So, Google Pixel 4 comes with an Android 10 straight out as it is the newest update. However, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is on Android 9.

Below are the detailed specification comparisons.

Credits – Source 

User Rating5/5 | Read User Reviews (Google Pixel 4)4.2/5 | Read User Reviews (Galaxy Note 10)
PerformanceSnapdragon 855Samsung Exynos 9 Octa
Storage64 GB256 GB
Camera12.2 MP + 16 MP12MP + 12MP + 16MP
Battery2800 mAh3500 mAh
Display5.7″ (14.48 cm)6.3″ (16 cm)
Ram6 GB8 GB
KEY SPECS
Front Camera8 MP10 MP
Battery2800 mAh3500 mAh
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9825
Display5.7 inches6.3 inches
Ram6 GB8 GB
Rear Camera12.2 MP + 16 MP12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP
SPECIAL FEATURES
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, GyroscopeLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Fingerprint Sensor
GENERAL
Quick Charging
Operating SystemAndroid v10 (Q)Android v9.0 (Pie)
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSMDual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
ModelPixel 4Galaxy Note 10
Launch DateOctober 31, 2019 (Expected)August 23, 2019 (Official)
BrandGoogleSamsung
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano SIM2: eSIMSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
MULTIMEDIA
Fm Radio
Audio JackUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Loudspeaker
PERFORMANCE
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 855Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9825
GraphicsAdreno 640Mali-G76 MP12
ProcessorOcta core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.78 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 485)Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9825
Architecture64 bit64 bit
Ram6 GB8 GB
DESIGN
Thickness8.2 mm7.9 mm
Width68.8 mm71.8 mm
Weight162 grams168 grams
Waterproof Water-resistant, IP68 Water-resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meters), IP68
RuggednessDust proof
Height147.1 mm151 mm
ColoursJust Black, Clearly White, Oh So OrangeAura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, Aura Pink, Aura Red
DISPLAY
Display TypeOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Aspect Ratio19:919:9
Bezel-less Display with punch-hole display
Pixel Density443 ppi400 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v5Corning Gorilla Glass v6
Screen To Body Ratio Calculated79.73 %90.92 %
Screen Size5.7 inches (14.48 cm)6.3 inches (16 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels1080 x 2280 pixels
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
STORAGE
Internal Memory64 GB256 GB
Expandable Memory Up to 1 TB
CAMERA
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO controlExposure compensation, ISO control
Camera FeaturesFixed Focus10 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution4000 x 3000 Pixels4000 x 3000 Pixels
Autofocus Phase Detection autofocus Dual Pixel autofocus
Shooting ModesContinuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution8 MP Front Camera10 MP Front Camera
Physical ApertureF2.0F2.2
Optical Image Stabilisation
Flash LED Flash LED Flash
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps3840×2160 @ 60 fps, 1920×1080 @ 240 fps, 1280×720 @ 960 fps
BATTERY
User-Replaceable
TypeLi-ionLi-ion
Quick Charging Fast
Wireless Charging
Capacity2800 mAh3500 mAh

 

Conclusion!

Okay, the tough call to make here. We feel that Google Pixel offers amazing specs at that price range and if you want best camera performance and Google software upgrades as the key thing then Google Pixel 4 is made for you.

However, if you are someone who is looking to own a slightly premium looking smartphone, we would recommend Samsung Galaxy Note 10 as it is beautiful when it comes to desing, comes with a stylus and the wide-angle lens is the icing on the cake.

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