Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra Unpacked: Full Specifications
Samsung has officially announced that 2020 will see two versions of the Galaxy Note line up - the regular “Samsung Galaxy Note 20” and the premium “Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra”. These phones could be the best big phones yet with high-end features offered by the brand. Both variants will have 4G and 5G variants in Australia as well as a few different storage options. With high-end specifications, great designs, and loads of extra features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are a great choice for demanding users.
- High refresh rate screen
- Powerful battery life
- Excellent fit and finish
- Powerful and fluid operation
- Great handwriting and notes input
- Cameras over smoothens the faces
- Software updates are guaranteed only for two years
Specifications: Samsung Note 20 vs Note 20 Ultra
The updates from the usual design leaks have been around for a while. The Note 20 series lies between 6.7 and 6.9-inches and comprises the infinity-O display we have been seeing in Samsung in the past couple of years. The Note 20 comes with a 6.7-inch 1080p display with more curve to the corners and more bezels, basically having its own design language. With the Note 20 Ultra, Samsung stands at the top of the list of Android phones, with a 6.9-inch 1440p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Note 20 variant will come in mystic bronze, mystic green, and mystic grey, and the Note 20 Ultra will come in mystic bronze, mystic black, and mystic white. Both the devices are IP68 rated, which means they can be submerged in up to 1.5m (five feet) of water for a maximum of 30 minutes.
You heard it right! The Note 20 phones, especially the Note 20 Ultra, shine in the camera space. The Note 20 Ultra offers the most on paper and has four lenses at the rear, one of which is a whopping 108 MP lens and has a laser autofocus system addressing the focus issues present in S20 Ultra. It also has a 5x optical zoom, which makes the photos crisper and cleaner. Furthermore, the faster autofocus gives Note 20 Ultra an edge over the regular Note 20. You will be happy with the results especially when taking the images during the daytime.
While the Note 20 Ultra is an ultimate specification monster, the standard Note 20 lacks a few specs that you get in Note 20 Ultra. It has a main 12MP camera, a 12 MP ultrawide, and 64MP for the telephoto and its version of Space Zoom goes till 30x. The display has the usual 60Hz refresh rate.
If you are already excited about the Note 20 series, the S-Pen is one more point adding to the excitement. There were huge upgrades in the S Pen last year like Air Actions and handwriting to text conversion so Samsung kept things a little modest this year. However, it was able to reduce the input to photon latency down to a mere 9ms which gives a much-improved writing experience. The main changes include state-of-the-art gesture controls for touchless navigations such as screenshots and returning to the home screen. Also, if you are an avid note-taker, the Samsung Note app will let you save your work across devices, including your phones, PCs, and tablets. Isn’t that great?
Looking for a phone to binge-watch your favourite show or multitask? If yes, the Note Series is a great pick. Both the Samsung models have big powerful batteries, with wireless charging and wireless Power Share. The base Note 20 model has a 4,300 mAh battery, which is a big boost from the 3,500 mAh battery last year. The Ultra model is much larger with a 4,500 mAh battery. Both the models have fast-charging and can charge 50 percent in less than 30 minutes. While reviewing both the devices, they offer at least a full day of use before the battery runs out but it also depends on the usage.
Should you buy the Samsung Note Series?
It actually depends on a range of factors such as how much you are willing to spend, what exactly do you need from a phone, and what device you are using currently. But the general answer to the question is YES. It’s clear from the specifications above that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is big on specs and superior to Galaxy Note 20. The smoother 120Hz display, powerful zoom, better autofocus for the camera, and the brilliant S Pen strengthens the argument for Note 20 Ultra. In a nutshell, both the Note 20 variants are impressive, but the Ultra brings all the features that one can possibly squeeze in a phone.
However, if you think the Note 20 series is too expensive, there are other affordable alternatives such as OnePlus, Asus, etc. though, you certainly won’t get the premium features offered by the Note series. But if you love Samsung phones, looking for the most feature-packed experience and don’t care as much as about other brands, the Samsung Note 20 devices are certainly the best bet in the market and extremely hard to compete with.
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