The cameras included on the Note 20 Ultra are: The Note 20 Ultra’s camera setup delivers a versatile array of lenses that help you capture great shots. The Note 20 goes with a couple of standard 12-megapixel sensors for wide and ultrawide and a 64-megapixel for telephoto. You get your pick, and with the Pro Video settings, you kind of feel like a director. Jumping ahead to the last shot, at 50x zoom, you can still make out details at the top ring and spire of the Freedom Tower. A 108-megapixel wide-angle camera: This is a regular lens with a higher number of megapixels for capturing more details. This one is flat, which is another way for Samsung to save some money in the Galaxy Note 20’s manufacture. So, for instance, if there's a pub you want to meet at and the map doesn't make it clear where the car park entrance is, you can just scribble a little arrow and send the grab to your friend. There’s a suggestion that the U.S. models with Qualcomm chip lasts longer, though no direct comparison has yet been made. Trusted Reviews may earn an affiliate commission when you purchase through links on our site. It strays more from the default Google style than most. This is the same tech used on the S20 Ultra, which has been adopted by other companies, such as Motorola on the Edge+. There’s no reason to spend an extra $200 if waiting a month or two will save you that cash. There's not much in it though. Fortnite runs at 60fps (many phones are limited to 30fps), but some frame rate drops are evident and GPU usage often reaches 90-100%. Still, it’s all about how you’ll use the phone, as the Note 20 Ultra meets the power requirements with ease. It’s a shame, too, because Samsung was heading in the right direction with One UI for the past few years. Handsets such as the Oppo Find X2 Pro and Vivo X51 5G pull off this “GoPro stabilisation in a phone” concept better. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. This is an ultrasonic pad originally sold to us as an improvement on the optical tech used by other manufacturers. Samsung used to provide a greater number of display modes; and DCI-P3 is arguably a better mid-point fit for saturation and taste. I used this feature a lot years ago with the Livescribe dedicated smart pen and special paper – this makes it all a lot simpler and more portable. A 12-megapixel telephoto camera: This telephoto lens allows you to capture more details when zoomed in and, in fact, offers up to 5x optical zoom. Sunsets often look closer to what you’d want them to look like; phones tend to struggle to really bring out those rich orange and red tones with the right intensity. So it's safe to say Samsung has some big courage in offering up a plastic-backed device for so much money. You get all the traditional preloaded apps and Samsung styling, but for 2020 you’re also getting a promise: Samsung is guaranteeing three generations of Android updates. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. We switched to the Note 20 Ultra as our daily driver — which means it has to run all of our work, personal and productivity apps, and even games. See our ethics statement. Battery life is the Note 20’s biggest issue. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the first Android phone to have a truly variable 120Hz refresh rate. Note: The prices above reflect the retailers' listed price at the time of publication. The Note 20 tends to make blue skies bluer than they actually appear, Sometimes a more powerful zoom than the Note 20’s would come in handy. Add to this the below average battery life. But at $1,299.99, just how good is the Note 20 Ultra, and should it be your next phone? But today’s games, at capped frame rates, will still use all the power on offer here. The rear of the phone is plastic instead of glass, but it doesn’t really suffer for it. Please click the button below to agree to our Terms and Conditions and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. And Samsung didn’t do much with the S Pen for 2020. Unlocking via facial recognition, while not as secure as Face ID on the iPhone, happened quite fast. Turn down the volume and the pen sound does not diminish, adding to the realism. The Galaxy Note 20 is home to the Exynos 990 processor, supported by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Videos look sharp when played back on the Ultra, and we didn’t experience issues like shutter, focus or even blurring. This isn’t the case, however; in use, it isn’t as fast as the best optical scanners, and still takes issue with wet thumbs. It’s for people who want an S-Pen stylus but can’t stomach the very high price of the latter device. Should really be a bigger battery in a phone this size, Dimensions: 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm / Weight: 192g, 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 20:9 aspect ratio, 12-megapixel primary, f/1.8 aperture, dual pixel autofocus, optical stabilisation (OIS). We think pretty much anyone picking up the Note 20 to take photos will be very happy with the sharpness and appearance of the shots. Some are highly useful, others less so. 'Glasstic' rear - surely this could be glass on such a flagship? That isn’t just some flagship-loving tech obsessive talking, either. Over the years I’ve written about gadgets for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail, the Sun, Metro, Stuff, T3, Pocket-lint, and Wired. Its note-taking potental is superb. During its Unpacked event two weeks ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, a $1,299.99 6.9-inch powerhouse of a smartphone currently up for preorder. © 2020 Cable News Network. In our testing, battery life has been really solid, lasting 10 to 12 hours with moderate use, which is essentially on par with the S20 Ultra. The handset features Samsung’s in-screen fingerprint scanner, too. Follow me on Instagram: davidphelantech, or Twitter: @davidphelan2009. Skies will often look too blue; grass will often look too green – but it usually results in very striking images. It’s impossible for us to read and analyze every single one of these agreements. If you can bear to watch, the results are certainly informative. It's useful when you're sharing an article with someone and just want to highlight a key sentence. This is a side-effect of the Galaxy Note 20’s Exynos processor. Samsung ought to find a way to emphasize those middle zoom ranges instead of focusing on the wacky 30X one.

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