Samsung has been a pioneer in the Smartphone industry. Samsung Note series has been iconic apart from the catastrophic Note 7s. But even since Note 7s, Samsung has done a great job redefining itself and has delivered great models such as the S8 or the Note 8 or even the great Note 10. Basically, most of the Note series phones have been awesome and have justified their price tag with the best in class features and hardware offered by the smartphone maker. But with Samsung S20 Ultra, Samsung made some mistakes with the camera. With Samsung Note 20 Ultra, Samsung has tried to redeem itself and has offered a great phone. Let’s have a look at its details.
Hardware and Design
Samsung has followed its trademark Note series design with the Note 20 Ultra and it seems to be the best phone this year. So much so that it’s difficult to differentiate between Note 20 Ultra and Note 10+ from the front apart from the slightly bigger display. On the back though, the phone flaunts an enormous camera module and it protrudes out of the form of the phone. Samsung has used its AMOLED display and the phone has great colours and daytime brightness along with HDR 10+ support. But Samsung has not improved on the fingerprint sensor. It’s same as its predecessor’s slow and small fingerprint scanner. This is an area that Samsung should definitely improve upon. Overall, the phone has a great design and the Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and back is also an impressive addition.
Performance and Specs
Samsung has been great at capturing the market with the rocketing number of mobile phone users. The phone comes with a Snapdragon 865+ with bumped-up clock speed and a faster GPU. The S-Pen performs great and has no lags. It also has the Air Actions like the Note 9 which makes it cool but the precision required to operate Air Actions makes it a bit of a hassle. The phone also comes with a 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM with a 128 GB – 512 GB of UFS 3.0 storage which makes the phone more than capable of handling anything that comes its way. Basically, it’s a powerhouse. The speaker output is also great and the phone has an IP68 rating which is expected given it’s their flagship model. The phone also has a 4500 mAh battery which can easily last a full day of heavy usage. The phone also has 5G but the added cost doesn’t seem to be justified given that the 5G speeds offered are still not so good.
Camera, Software and Pricing
The phone offers Android 10 with One UI 2.5 which makes the software very polished and good to use. The Link to Windows feature is a major and impressive one. The camera is awesome with a 108 MP camera with 100X Space Zoom. The photos are awesome and the phone has also improved on the autofocus from the last model. The front camera is a 12 MP telephoto camera and seems to be sufficient for taking great pictures. The price starts at $1300 and goes up to $1400 for the 512 GB variant. But the price seems justified because of the great hardware and the 5G chipset as well.