This article may contain personal views and opinion from the author.
I was among the first people to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, even before the official launch, and since then, I have been using the phone as my daily driver for most of the time. Unfortunately, while there is a lot I like about it, there are a couple of things that ruin the experience for me and I have decided to return it.
No other company uses an ultra-sonic in-screen fingerprint reader. There is a reason why
So… why am I returning the Note 10+? One big reason: the fingerprint scanner on the Note 10+ is kind of a… disaster. It’s slow, it requires more than one attempt most of the times, and it’s just extremely annoying. And I get it: making a fingerprint scanner that is under the screen and that works well is an extremely daunting task, but I don’t understand why Samsung persists using the obviously inferior ultrasonic fingerprint technology when rivals like Huawei and OnePlus have shown that the second generation fingerprint reader in phones like the Huawei P30 Pro and the OnePlus 7 Pro is vastly superior.
It has become more of a barrier between me and my device
Other struggles and disappointments
Apart from my struggles with the fingerprint scanner on the Note 10+, there are a few things that I noticed.
All of those little inconveniences, coupled with the big disappointment with the fingerprint scanner, led to my decision to ultimately return the Galaxy Note 10+.
There are a few things that I would miss: the gorgeous display, the great camera, the quite good battery life (still not quite as good as on a Huawei P30 Pro or OnePlus 7 Pro), the beautiful styling of the phone, the plentiful on-board storage and a few more. But it’s time to move on to a new phone that will get the basics, like the fingerprint scanner, right.