The Samsung Galaxy Note series has always been the smartphone of most professionals, myself included. I was originally connected and haven't been able to walk since then. With Note devices, you feel like you can do whatever matters. And that's the feeling I got again after holding the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G in my hand. But worth Rs 1 Lakh+ money, is this phone worth it? Read the review for the answer.
* Samsung’s 2020 flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra achieved a total score of 122
* Galaxy Note 20 Ultra achieved a photo score of 130 points
* Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is applauded for its bokeh quality
* A very large cell phone with square corners; using both hands
* The Mystic Bronze color covers Mystic Black and Mystic White
* In-display fingerprint screen sensor carried over from the Note 10 Plus
Big no longer has to define the Note series. Oh, the Note 20 Ultra is a big handheld device that requires two fat claws to control - no longer uniquely big. It has the same screen size which is 6.9 inches as the S20 Ultra.
The difference is, Samsung has found a way to perfect the Note 20 Ultra's design, not necessarily bigger. It has a polished look with less reflective glass, which also reduces ugly blemishes. The copper colored Mystic Bronze is mainly characterized by this glass back and the less elegant choices Mystic Black and Mystic White for those who don't share our tastes.
The latest high notes from Samsung continue to change the trend of wrapping with rounded corners. It stands tall with a squarer frame that only softens on the right and left of the curved infinity screen. Are these square frames better than round ones? It's very subjective, but it lets the S Pen slide up a little on the left side of the phone - a slight change from the right slot where your previous Note phone was hiding.
There's a big exposed camera on the back of the phone, but the 5x optical zoom works really well. A cleaner photo is invaluable, and if you want a smaller shot at the same zoom level, that means you don't agree with physics or reality (or both).
Some have complained about the dust getting into the camera body of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, although we didn't see that much in our extensive testing. Complaints seem to be largely limited in Korea. For most of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra cases everything is evenly matched so hitting the camera isn't a problem. Considering this is a big and heavy cell phone, it is best to protect your investment with it.
* First Note with a 120Hz screen refresh rate for smoother motion
* Max resolution is WQHD+, but drops to 1080p with 120Hz enabled
* Best-looking curved display with a small front camera punch hole
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has the best display on any smartphone - this was usually the case with Samsung's new phones for about six months before the company retired with its newer display technology. Get the Galaxy S30.
Samsung already made us curious about the S20 Ultra's 6.9-inch 120Hz display, but the compromise here is the same as on this phone: you have to choose between 120Hz in 1080p or down to 60Hz to get Quad HD Resolution -Enjoy.
The solution is simple: the 120Hz 1080p setting immediately looks good, and most people upgrading from the Note 8 was impressed. The 6.9-inch screen isn't big enough to view individual pixels, and we really didn't need a higher resolution until a foldable phone was mass produced.
Smoothness of 120 Hz is more important when playing and watching movies. The action is smoother, and because Samsung uses an adaptive refresh rate, the display doesn't always change to 120Hz. For example, when you read an email, the phone is smart enough to lower the refresh rate back to a lower level and increase battery life extending.
The regular Note 20 doesn't have a faster refresh rate - and the maximum resolution is 1080p, so you have no choice. The only advantage that some can see on the Note 20's 6.7-inch display is the fact that it's flat, not curved - another subjective design option.
Performance & Ui-
In terms of performance, the Note 20 Ultra is a beast and can handle anything you throw at it, including while you sleep. I've been using it as my main gaming device for the last few weeks and I have to say it can beat anything you throw at it. But don't play for more than 30 minutes, otherwise your hand will burn.
One of the best things I found with the Note 20 Ultra is a very fast and fast ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Facial recognition is also a top priority. Benchmarks show the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra to be behind the cheaper OnePlus 8 Pro. This is because the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra variant sold in India comes with an Exynos chip which has a lower performance compared to its counterpart from Qualcomm Snapdragon.
I have played many games on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra including COD: Mobile, Asphalt 9: Legends, and the now banned PUBG Mobile, all in their best graphics settings. And I have to praise this device for handling pressure so easily.
Overall, I have to say that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is one of the most powerful smartphones out there. However, note that thanks to the Exynos chip, there are other smartphones that perform better and are much more economical.
* Amazing telephoto camera with a 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom
* Special '108MP' photo mode isn't very useful and just takes up storage
* 960fps super slow-mo videos are fun, but remain at a low 720p resolution
* Samsung has the easiest-to-use feature-packed camera UI
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has three rear cameras consisting of a 108 megapixel main sensor, a 12 megapixel wide-angle lens and a 12 megapixel camera with optical zoom. The main camera of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra takes great, clean and detailed photos. The focus and exposure of the image are great and the colors come up with a good amount of radiation. Images taken in good lighting conditions are displayed almost perfectly, simply by viewing and shooting.
Close-ups have ample depth and you will never feel the need to use a macro lens for this. Wide-angle photos are also produced very sharp and bright. However, it does have a fisheye effect on the wide-angle side of the photo.
Magnification up to 4x, the phone uses the main camera to take pictures. However, on the 5X the cellphone switches to using a 12 megapixel camera with optical zoom. You can zoom up to 50 times with the camera. 50x zoom photos are good compared to the 100x zoom camera on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. I think Samsung gets the best spot for a zoom lens at 50x magnification.
Night shots with all cameras work well too, with great focus and photo detail. Multiple pictures, eg. For example, an image at 50x magnification is less grainy, but a lot is possible due to the conditions and stress on a camera with the 50x zoom function.
Come to the front camera. Amazing photos taken during the day and night. Images from the front camera are produced with a lot of focus, attention to detail and color accuracy. The image feels pop and vibrant and can be used on social media.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is powered by a 4500mAh battery which can feel really weak for a phone with so much to offer. It charges with USB-PD which comes in handy for charging devices faster than a fast 25W charger.
At first it was difficult for me to face the day with a smartphone. However, thanks to its AI, the device can make small, invisible changes to keep the phone running all day long. My days are taking calls, answering emails, checking my social media accounts, taking some pictures from my camera, and playing games.
While the AI helps with the battery, it makes a difference by rotating the screen to 11Hz while reading something online. It stays well on white-themed websites. However, if the site is on a dark theme, there will be lots of gaps and flickering on the screen.
Overall, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra's battery life isn't all that impressive. It took about an hour and a half to fully charge the device from 0 to 100 percent. Using PD charging increases the charging speed, but also warms the device and shortens the charging cycle of the device in the long run.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G: S-Pen-
The S-Pen is identical to the Galaxy Note lineup. The S-Pen of the Note 20 Ultra is much better than the previous generation and it stands out. The new S-Pen feels much more responsive and agile. I still feel the S-Pen Note 9 looks a lot better and I feel a lot firmer in my hand than this one.
* Great overall performance
* Excellent primary and optical zoom cameras
* Good screen and speakers
* Impressive construction quality
* S-Pen is genuinely useful
* Awkward camera bulge
* Very expensive
* Slower charging
* Photos still exhibit smoothing
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G: Verdict-
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is one of the best smartphones on the market. It has its drawbacks, such as a variable refresh rate display, heating issues, and more. But overall, this device is able to overcome all these shortcomings and future performance.
But at this high price is it worth it? The answer is twofold. If you have been a Note user and all features are being used by you, please select this. But if not, then for that high demand you need to get something unique to stand out. Personally, I would recommend picking up the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip as it is different and it will help you stand out. At this price point, banknotes might work better, but the fold can be folded up and kept in a pocket.