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Like every year, this august Samsung has brought us the most anticipated Android smartphone of the year Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, released along with a 5G variant. This time around we haven’t seen a “+” variant yet so its quite clear that Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the top of the line flagship device Samsung has to offer us in 2020.
Under the hood, the device packs a stunning 6.9 inches 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 8 GB RAM, though the 5G variant has 12GB RAM, with the option to choose from either 256GB or 512GB internal memory, Samsung ships the device with two CPU variants depending upon where are, The Global variant comes with Samsung’s own Exynos 990 octa-core SOC and the US variant has Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ octa-core SOC, and weighs 208 grams, in terms of camera specs, Galaxy Note20 Ultra has 3 cameras on rear and a selfie camera on the front, on the rear you have
- 12 MP Ultrawide camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 120-degree field of view
- 108 MP Wide-angle camera with OIS, f/1.8 aperture, 1/1.33-inch image sensor, and 0.8-micron pixel size.
- 12 MP Telephoto camera with periscope zoom support with f/3.0 aperture.
- On the front, you get a 10 MP selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
The camera offers a 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom, Laser AF sensor focuses on things fast, which was missing on S20 Ultra, includes camera features of Galaxy S20 Ultra like Single take, Pro video mode, 8K video recording, Super Steady locked to Full HD resolution, 960 fps slo-mo and Samsung’s S Pen stylus enables you to snap photos remotely. Day time photography is close to perfect, the camera captures detailed images, with sharpness intact in the center and around the edges. Colour reproduction is quite good, though a little shutter lag was noticeable. As soon the sun goes down that’s when we start to see Samsung phones to compensate for noise with aggressive texture smoothing, and the Note 20 Ultra is no different. However, this is something that could be fixed in future app updates. In terms of video recording capability, you get up to 8K 24fps in either a 16:9 aspect ratio or the new 21:9 cinema format, along with 4K 30fps or 60fps which still lacks the Samsung’s Super Steady stabilization, which is limited to 1080p for stutter-free footage.
The battery life on Galaxy Note20 Ultra isn’t as good as expected, comes with a 4,500 mAh battery, however, The device on regular usage lasted just over a full day on a single charge. The device charges from 0-100 percent in just 68 mins with the bundled 25W Super Fast Charger to save the day.
The design of the Note20 Ultra has a more polished look with a less reflective glass on the back. The copper-toned Mystic Bronze color stands out most and has more premium in-hand feel compared to the other two color variants Mystic Black and Mystic White.