Galaxy Note 10 Plus Battery Life: 2 Hours Longer Than OnePlus 7 Pro

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Update Aug. 20: Our full Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review is now live.

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus has one of the biggest batteries ever in a Samsung phone at 4,300 mAh, but it also has one of the biggest displays ever in a Samsung phone at 6.8 inches. So what kind of endurance can you expect?

Based on our testing, this isn't the longest-lasting phone around, but the Note 10 Plus' runtime is good enough to land it on our list of the phones with the best battery life.

Galaxy Note 10 Plus Battery Life vs the Competition

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Galaxy Note 10 Plus11:46
Galaxy S10 5G10:56
Galaxy S10 Plus12:35
iPhone XS Max10:38
OnePlus 7 Pro9:41
Google Pixel 3 XL9:30
LG G8 ThinQ9:29

We ran the Tom's Guide Battery Test on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, which consists of continuous we surfing over 4G LTE (T-Mobile's network) on 150 nits of screen brightness. And the Note 10 Plus lasted an impressive 11 hours and 46 minutes.

That result is about 1.5 hours longer than the average smartphone, which lasts 10:14. More important, the Note 10 Plus outlasts most of its direct competition. The OnePlus 7 Pro with is 4,000 mAh battery lasted only 9:31, while the iPhone XS Max endured for 10:38. 

On the other hand, the Galaxy S10 Plus lated an even longer 12 hours and 35 minutes on our battery test. That phone has a smaller battery than the Galaxy Note 10 Plus (4,100 mAh) but also a smaller screen at 6.4 inches.

Samsung does sell another phone with a screen size that's nearly identical in the Galaxy S10 5G. That handset packs a 6.7-inch screen and an even bigger 4,500 mAh battery. On our battery test, the S10 5G lasted a good-but-not-great 10:56. However, this was on Verizon's 4G LTE network, which we've found drains phones faster than T-Mobile's network for some reason.

Head over to our Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review to see other benchmark results, how the cameras stack up to the competition and early verdict.

Mark Spoonauer

Mark Spoonauer is the global editor in chief of Tom's Guide and has covered technology for over 20 years. In addition to overseeing the direction of Tom's Guide, Mark specializes in covering all things mobile, having reviewed dozens of smartphones and other gadgets. He has spoken at key industry events and appears regularly on TV to discuss the latest trends, including Cheddar, Fox Business and other outlets. Mark was previously editor in chief of Laptop Mag, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Follow him on Twitter at @mspoonauer.