Samsung is back with a bang. The Note 20 series was unraveled alongside the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 2 at the Galaxy Unpacked event. The Korean technology giant has played the masterstroke yet again. The Note 20 series is a work of pure elegance that has an inclination towards emerging victorious in every aspect.
A powerhouse, the Note 20 series is as powerful as a computer suite that can fit into a pocket. Flexing its brutality, Samsung has succeeded in remodeling the world of smartphones with the Note series from time to time. Samsung has been consistently providing unparalleled support and a smooth user interface on all its devices.
Samsung has provided time to time updates to its devices along with security patches and/or bug fixes. One indication of the impeccable work done by Samsung is the positive feedback from the customer’s notion. Ranging from the premium range to the budget range, Samsung has provided a stellar range of smartphones.
The smartphone in the limelight is the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The Note 20 Ultra is a super-premium smartphone that seems to be limitless. With godlike specifications, the Note 20 Ultra is practically a beast of a smartphone. With the fastest processor in any Galaxy device, the Note 20 Ultra is a conqueror. The Note 20 Ultra 5G starts at a price tag of $1,299 (approximately Rs.97,100) making it a worthy buy.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Specifications:
Display 6.90-inch (1440X3200 pixels) Display type Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ RAM 12GB Internal Storage 128GB/256GB/512GB Front Camera 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF Rear Camera 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS. 12 MP, f/3.0, 103mm (periscope telephoto), 1.0µm PDAF OIS, 5x optical zoom, 50X hybrid zoom. 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm. Software Android 10, One UI 2.1 Battery 4500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging Colors Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, and Mystic White
The specifications of the Note 20 Ultra are monumental. In short, it is the specification sheet monster dominating the competition at this price range. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 865+ chipset. Other than that, the phone will boot in One UI 2.1 on top of Android 10. The device supports 5G connectivity which signifies that the device is future-ready.
The Note 20 Ultra seems to be the overlord of smartphones in terms of specifications. It features a refresh rate of 120Hz for a liquid-smooth sifting experience. It also features IP68 water-resistance placing it on the top-tier of smartphones. Another highlight of the device is the signature S-pen that is marketed to be better than ever.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra DxOMark score:
Coming to the optics, the Note 20 Ultra implements a triple-camera setup on the rear featuring a 108-MP wide-angle camera; a 12-MP ultra-wide camera, and a 12-MP telephoto lens. For selfie enthusiasts, the device features a 10-MP selfie camera on the front.
The Note 20 Ultra boasts 8K resolution video recording that is currently the highest resolution achievable in a smartphone camera. With an incredible shooting range, the device is also capable of shooting videos in 24fps with a choice of choosing between the 16:9 or 21:9 aspect ratio.
The device also features a Laser AF sensor that is fairly intriguing. Another mind-blowing feature that the Note 20 Ultra has to offer in the camera department is that of the 50X super-resolution zoom. The advanced AI stabilization provides super steady videos that are of professional grade.
It is clear that Samsung has implemented a revolutionary camera setup on its latest flagship offering. Fascinatingly, the Note 20 Ultra also provides 4K UHD video recording capabilities on both the front and rear cameras. The HDR10 toggle provides for a wider view with vivid, contrasting colors in both photography and videography. The beast is also capable of HDR+ video recording for incredible tones.
Along with all the bonanza, the device offers all the conventional camera features that the other smartphones have to offer at this price segment. On closer inspection, the Note 20 Ultra has a similar camera setup as the Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, underestimating the competition is half-witted.
The current king of the DxOMark score, the Huawei P40 Pro is hard to dethrone keeping in mind that it tallied a staggering score of 128. The next champion on the list, the Mi Note 10 Pro scored a mind-boggling score of 124. A legitimate champion, the Mi Note 10 Pro took ages to comply.
The Huawei P40 Pro has proven a point after emerging victorious. Featuring a large sensor or quadruple cameras cannot vanquish a device that has the grip of brilliant post-processing. As mentioned earlier, the Note 20 Ultra features a setup that is similar to the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
However, the Galaxy S20 Ultra hardly managed to secure the sixth position on the DxOMark list with a decent score of 122. The S20 Ultra lacked majorly in the video test tallying a disappointing score of 102. Nevertheless, Samsung has made significant development over time improving post-processing and getting more out of the sensor.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra not living up to the hype is an indication for the Note 20 Ultra that boats a spectacular camera setup. But, Samsung has now limited the optical zoom to 50x, which was 100x in S20 Ultra. Well, this will affect the DXO score a little. Reading the situation, the Note 20 Ultra should score around the 123 range.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra coped well overall. The device did a great amount of deal capturing a good level of exposure, an incredible amount of detail, a wide dynamic range, and fairly accurate colors. The S20 Ultra put on a disheartening show due to a few minor flaws. One such prominent flaw was that of the autofocus being slightly out of track.
Comparing the Note 20 Ultra to the S20 Ultra, the device should put up a decent fight. To conclude, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra should score around 123 in the DxOMark test. However, this is a mere prediction. The actual scores will be out in a few days revealing the required details.