SAMSUNG Note 20 Ultra 5G
SAMSUNG Note 20 Ultra 5G
The S20 Ultra is above and beyond any smartphone you have ever seen. It is a Power phone that changes your world forever, offering you the best quality in every category. As Samsung describes it, it truly is a ‘‘multitasking computer suite’’.
Design & Display
The Galaxy Note20 Ultra measures 164.8x77.2x8.1mm and weighs 208g. Consequently, it is thinner and lighter. The body has a stainless steel mid-frame and the brand new Gorilla Glass 7 in both front and back featuring enhanced durability. It has an IP68 standard, which makes it dust- and water-resistant up to 1.5m for 30 minutes.
The Galaxy Notes have their own distinct design, and the Note20 Ultra is not an exception. It has a much classier design compared to the S series with sharper corners, thinner bezel, smaller selfie camera and the omission of ‘Space Zoom 100X’ branding from the back of the phone.
The colors offered for this model are Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White.
The screen is a 6.90 Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a 1440x3088px resolution. Its aspect ratio is 19.3:9, which leads to 496ppi pixel density. Its 120Hz refresh rate comes with 240Hz touch sampling giving it a faster touch input detection.
All this means that the Galaxy Note20 Ultra uses the most high-end technology we have ever seen up to date. It has the best resolution, the fastest refresh rate, the highest brightness, great color reproduction and the beloved S Pen.
It is noteworthy to say that the display supports HDR10+ and Always-on display, as well. The peak brightness is 1500nits, and the color accuracy is perfect. Also, the natural mode offers a faithful reproduction of sRGB content, which is very accurate.
Internal design, UI and Performance
The operating system on this smartphone is Android 10 on One UI 2.5, which is an updated version of OneUI.
It offers features like system-wide dark mode, gesture navigation, and the Edge panels. There is also the Edge lighting feature that lights up the outline of the UI in a wide variety of glow types as an alarm for notifications.
A piece of exciting news was that the Note20 Ultra supports Nearby Share, which is Google's recent universal sharing feature for Androids.
Another recent sharing option is Quick Share that uses Bluetooth for device discovery and Wi-Fi direct. Music share is another amusing sharing option that is enabled by Bluetooth 5. With this feature, your phone can be used as a hub for other phones to connect to a BT speaker.
The Note20 Ultra is made in two versions of chipsets. The chipset in regions like North America, Japan, China and South Korea is the Snapdragon 865+ SoC while the chipset in Europe, Australia, India and Brazil is the Exynos 990. With this chipset, you can be sure that you are getting a smooth, fast smartphone.
As for the memory, it comes with an impressive 12 GB RAM and the options for memory storage are 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
The cameras are a massive advantage of this smartphone and for good reasons!
The main camera has a 108MP quality with a big Nonacell sensor. The stabilized front lens has a 26mm equivalent focal length with an aperture of f/1.8.
The Ultra Wide Angle camera has a 12MP 1/2.55" sensor that uses an f/2.2 aperture lens and offers a 120-degree field of view.
The ultra-wide camera’s pictures are detailed and sharp with great colors. This camera offers a wide dynamic range of wide scenes into just a single shot.
The dark mode is a feature that you need! The image quality in low light conditions is of high quality with a wide dynamic range is wider, a lot of details and life-like colors. The pictures contain a desirable amount of contrast and sharpness that makes taking beautiful pictures in dark areas a piece of cake.
The Live focus mode is not just for human subjects; you can take equally perfect photos of non-human subjects. The portrait Mode delivers eye-catching subject isolation with a wide dynamic range, as well.
Then there is the telephoto camera with a 12MP sensor. Note20 Ultra's periscope stabilized lens has a 5x native zoom level with the ability to autofocus. As expected, you can take extra sharp photos with this camera that are noise-free and have great color.
The Night mode capture is twice as fast as the older models and the periscope has a great impact on the image quality in this mode.
The selfie camera is 10MP with a 26mm focal length and an f/2.2 aperture. This camera can autofocus as well and has Dual Pixel AF.
Live focus mode works miracles on the selfie camera. The Note20 Ultra gets a full-featured version of the PRO MODE. It brings along a lot of varieties for you, such as control over ISO, shutter, focus, saturation, contrast and a whole lot more.
An exciting feature of the Note series is undoubtedly the S Pen, which you get to use it for operating the camera on the Note20 Ultra. You can take photos, zoom and switch between modes with this beloved accessory of all times.
The Galaxy Note20 Ultra's photos are one of a kind. The colors are easy on the eyes with every aspect set to perfection and an excellent dynamic range.
Video recording on Galaxy Note20 Ultra’s gives you a spectacular experience by offering a variety of supported resolutions and frame rates supported.
Now, you are able to record videos in 8K/24fps with the main camera, which is fantastic. Also, all the cameras support 4K and 1080p capture at 30fps.
There have been big enhancements in the PRO Video Mode; it offers a cinematic look and a better resolution by adding 24fps modes. You can also enjoy great gamin experiences and real-life speed.
Apart from 1080p at 120fps, all modes support Stabilization, which is very useful, and you also have the option of recording HDR10+ videos.
The super steady mode gives you truly excellent stabilized results. The video quality is superb, with a wide dynamic range, sharp, detailed and noise-free, even in low light conditions.
In its latest upgrade, Pro video mode allows you to control the zoom speed and do slow, smooth transitions.
Night Hyper lapse mode takes Night mode shots with long exposures to produce light trails. These images are then used, as frames for a video.
The Galaxy Note20 Ultra has a stylus lithium titanate 4,500mAh battery and supports Fast Charging up to 25W. These intelligent batteries allow you to use your phone for a full day on just a single charge. The Note20 Ultra's Adaptive refresh rate mode can help with the battery life by only delivering sufficient Hz needed for each task. Your phone can be charged up to 50 percent in half an hour with a 25W adapter.
The battery supports Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 2.0 up to 15W and Reverse wireless charging up to 9W. It offers 24 hours of standby battery life as well as Wireless Power Share. With Power Share, you can charge other devices off of the Note20 Ultra's back up to 9W.
The Galaxy Note20 Ultra has an extraordinary speaker with two stereos that has a balanced frequency response and perfect quality. The first speaker is a loudspeaker on the bottom while the earpiece acts as the second speaker.
The S Pen
There have been significant enhancements on the S Pen to help you enjoy this high-end smartphone even more!
The latency has improved immensely, and the responsiveness is better than ever. The new improvements offer you a feature called AI Point Prediction. It can predict where to draw the next point by using a combination of the high refresh rate and the Touch Sampling's features. Other added features are system-wide Air actions, anywhere actions and a Notes app, which are quite intriguing to work with.
Advanced screenshot capture is a useful function of the S Pen. Smart select allows you to take differently shaped screenshots or extract text from them using Smart Collect.
Some of the Galaxy Note20 Ultra’s features are an accelerometer, ANT+, barometer, compass, FM radio, gyro, NFC, proximity, Samsung Pay and Samsung Wireless DeX.
Samsung Wireless DeX is a Desktop eXperience feature that works wirelessly in the new upgrade and works with all Miracast-compatible smart TVs.
In a nutshell, with this feature, you're able to enjoy your smartphone’s features on a big screen. For example, you can display your photos and videos for a big crowd on TV.
As for Biometric Security, you can either use the ultrasonic fingerprint authentication or the easy to use facial recognition.
Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G supports 5G and Wi-Fi 6. Therefore, you get to experience Hyper Fast data speeds with an extraordinary performance.
The Galaxy Note20 Ultra has no competition offering you a whole new world with a lot of features and options. The S Pen is better than ever, making tasks easier for you. Without a doubt, it has the best display on the market, a great battery, and last but not least, an out of the world camera system.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|Announced||2020, August 05|
|Status||Available. Released 2020, August 21|
|Dimensions||164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm (6.49 x 3.04 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||208 g (7.34 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), stainless steel frame|
|Type||Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.9 inches, 116.7 cm2 (~91.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 3088 pixels (~496 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|OS||Android 10, One UI 2.5|
|Chipset||Exynos 990 (7 nm+) - Global|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - Global|
|GPU||Mali-G77 MP11 - Global|
|Card slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal||128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM|
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS|
|Triple||108 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|