We got an idea about the style in earlier leak and for sure the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is one of the best smartphones in 2020 that mainly focus on high-end camera and stylish display and look. Rather than being the first one in the new technology, the Note 20 Ultra takes its features from Galaxy S and updates them. In short, this latest flagship from the tech giant is a phone for every need.
Luckily for Samsung, the competition for this smartphone is very thin. So you are going to spend a huge chunk of your money on a device that deserves it.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
The Note 20 Ultra is a large phone with a 6.9-inch screen. The copper-toned Mystic Bronze color stands out most of all with this frost-coated glass back, while the less stylish Mystic Black and Mystic White options for those who don’t want an extra stylish taste.
It stands vertical up with a more rectangular outline, which is only bent on the right and left sides by the rounded Infinity Display. That’s extremely biased, but it supports the S Pen to quickly slide straight up into the left side of the phone – a little change from the right-side slot where prior Note phones had a slot for the S pen.
Samsung has amazed its fans with a 6.9-inch 120Hz display on the S20 Ultra, but the settlement here is identical as with that phone: you have to choose between 120Hz in 1080p, or dropping to 60Hz to experience the QuadHD resolution.
The battery life out of that 4,500mAh cell is all the more powerful because it lasts much longer. The Note 20 Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, which has a unique modem for 5G. There’s 12GB of RAM — sufficient for multitasking — and the general combination of other Samsung specs: in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, wireless and reverse wireless charging, expandable storage, stereo speakers, Bluetooth 5, NFC, MST, IP68 water resistance, wireless DeX over Miracast.
Overall, customary performance on the Note 20 Ultra is top-notch. Apps never seem to terminate in the background, stutters are missing, and the refresh rate on the screen makes everything feel that much more fluid. There is one more characteristic that is amazingly impressive: Samsung has decreased the latency on the S Pen stylus. It’s down to 9ms which is 80 percent faster than the Note 10.
Talking about the cameras, the Note 20 Ultra features a camera that zooms into scenes with 5x optical zoom and maximum 50x digital zoom, and this is where Samsung’s new camera surpasses the rest. It makes the iPhone’s 2x optical zoom feel like vague image cropping.
We noticed Samsung’s photos to be clean and clear up to 10x zoom, and that also depends on the lighting conditions and how we were seeing the photos (on the phone screen vs a bigger computer screen). No, this 6 telephoto lens doesn’t have that 100x ‘Space Zoom’ feature, as seen in our S20 Ultra camera test, but that quality loss between 50x and 100x made it mostly insignificant.
The Note 20 Ultra camera, with its 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom, gets you very, very close to things. Photo quality reduced beyond 5x optical in low light and 10x zoom in good light, but what’s convenient here is way more valuable than everyone else’s 2x zooms.
Coming to the battery life, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra regularly served us a full day on a single charge with average use. It’s not Samsung’s longest-lasting phone, and that comes down to the curbed battery power compared to the S20 Ultra – 4,500mAh for the Note 20 Ultra vs 5,000mAh for the S20 Ultra.
Ultra also means ultra-costly, as the Note 20 Ultra starts at $1,299.99 for a model with 128GB of storage. You can go for an extra storage all the way up to 512GB for $1,449.99.
To sum up the whole thing in plain words, the Note 20 Ultra has it all that you need – essentially: a large screen, magnificent camera, high refresh rate, the S Pen, in-screen fingerprint sensor, super-fast specs, 5G speeds, an elegantly curved display. This phone is made for power users who need everything in a single device. For those, this phone is worth investing.