Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 20 Review

Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 20 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra closely follows the Galaxy S20 Ultra in terms of design. Specs-wise, we have the Snapdragon 865 chipset and an Exynos one to match in all non-US regions accompanied by 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB storage. At the back is situated a triple-camera setup with the same 108MP sensor from the S20 Ultra. S Pen and 5G come off as standard. The Note 20 Ultra is the first phone to make use of the latest and toughest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is officially announced on August 05

PROS

  • 5G ready
  • High screen-to-body ratio (91.63 %)
  • Supports wireless charging
DISPLAY
Size:6.9 inches
Resolution:3088 x 1440 pixels, 19.3:9 ratio, 496 PPI
Technology:Dynamic AMOLED
Screen-to-body:91.63 %
Features:120Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
MAIN CAMERATriple108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
12 MP, f/3.0, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 50x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm
FeaturesLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
SELFIE CAMERASingle10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
FeaturesDual video call, Auto-HDR
Video4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

Color

Rendering is a strength for the Note20 Ultra 5G, where it achieves another excellent score. Colors are vivid and pleasant in most tested conditions, with high levels of saturation. In outdoor sunny conditions, color on the Note20 Ultra 5G is more vibrant compared to the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and although similar to the Mi 10 Ultra, greens and blues are slightly richer on the Samsung device.   

 

How good is the screen?

The 6.9-inch display is excellent: clear and sharp, with an approach to the 120Hz screen refresh rate that’s much more polished and useful than Samsung’s first attempt with the Galaxy S20 Plus and S20 Ultra. The default mode is “Adaptive” motion smoothness, which turns on 120Hz refresh when you’re scrolling or using features that can take advantage of the faster screen. It’ll flip to the 60Hz standard when the screen is static, saving on battery overall. You can also toggle to 60Hz if you’d like to preserve even more.

GALAXY NOTE 20 ULTRA HARDWARE

The Note 20 Ultra is a huge phone with a 6.9-inch screen. It’s so big that I want to bring back the term “phablet” just to describe it. That’s because it’s large enough to cross some hazy line where it begins to feel like a little tablet instead of a large phone. Normally, I reach for my Kindle when I want to read an ebook or a Switch when I want a portable game machine, but the screen on the Note 20 Ultra is big enough that I never felt like I needed either.

The Note 20 Ultra’s most prominent hardware feature is a promontory. It has this massive, mesa-like camera bump on the back that houses the three cameras, a laser focus sensor, and the flash. It’s not just that it’s huge, it’s that it just straight out of what is otherwise a vast, flat expanse of the phone.

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