Big and amazing, with good performances that comes with it

Introduction

The Galaxy Note 20 5G has been a known tradition of improving yet retains the best of the flagship features targeted towards higher end consumers, whether it’s meant for gaming or business use. This time i am given a chance to do this short review of the Galaxy Note 20 5G.

Specifications

ProcessorSamsung Exynos 990 Octa Core
GraphicMali G77 MP11
Display6.7 inch S-AMOLED LCD, 1080×2400 20:9 Aspect Ratio
CameraRear : 12MP main + 64MP ultra-wide + 12MP telephotoFront : 10MP 
RAM8GB
Storage128GB or 256GB
Battery4300mAh
OS + UIAndroid 10 + ONE UI Ver 2.5 with GMS
PriceRM4299

Design

The front on the phone 6.7 inch display made of Gorilla glass 5 panel with a front facing 10MP selfie camera while the back material is plastic with 3 rear cameras which is followed by a front fingerprint scanner located beneath the Super Amoled screen, weighted at 194 grams ,holding up the Note 20 5g just feels a little on the heavy side, yet feels good as the weight balance is still retained. It comes in 5 colors. USB Type C slot for fast charging with Qi Wireless, no 3.5mm audio jack and loudspeaker is located at the bottom portion and the earpiece of the phone.

Display & Sound

The Note 20 5G comes with a 6.7 inch Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 at a brilliant full vibrant color display. For the price that you paid for, it’s actually on the higher side. Definitely this is one the best displays ever seen. Viewing a couple of streaming videos via YouTube is wide and comfortable with good color accuracy. YouTube playback can go up to a maximum of 1080P at 60FPS. On the sound portion, both the bottom firing speaker, top earpiece and plugging in a headphone via USB C AKG headphones all works well and loud, accurate yet balanced. no comment on this part.

Camera

Rear : 12MP main + 64MP ultra-wide + 12MP telephoto

Front : 10MP 

Rear Camera wise, pictures and video are taken on it. Well, the quality is just good and balanced, with details able to be captured properly accompanied with very little noise however with just OK only digital zoom. Video capture can go up to 8K at 24fps, while both 1080P and 4K can capture up to 60FPS only.This is great for those who want to capture quality footage of videos.

On the Front camera, selfies taken are clear and good, whether it’s indoor, outdoor or in a room, unless if the environment surrounding the selfie capture is bright, it does the job well. If you wish to do Vlog or selfie video on this phone, it does the job well with little noise while retaining accuracy.

Performance & Benchmarks

The Note 20 5G is running on a high range Exynos 990 Octa-core processor with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal memory. Gaming wise, almost all the games tested work fine, games like Mobile Legends, Final fantasy XV, Genshin Impact will work with medium to high settings at 60FPS. Internal memory wise, there is no MicroSD slot expansion, however to backup data there are always alternative choices such as Google Drive. Connectivity such as Bluetooth, WIFI (BGN/AC/AX) 2.4/5Ghz, LTE, 4G is also available, suitable for those who want to connect to their headsets, WiFi routers and social media on the go with future 5G connectivity. On the battery and usage wise, it lasts for about a day, but recharging it back from 0% to 100% will roughly take 1 hour and 20 min , and yes, this phone does come with Wireless Charging also. Below is the chart on synthetic benchmarks

Conclusion 

The Note20 5G is definitely a great device for those who look for a productivity and gaming device, with all the best modern features built into it. At RM4299, it is on the slightly tier price, but you will also get great work and productivity and multimedia features and packs into one, and of course the S-Pen inclusion is an awesome tool for those who does heavy note taking and sometimes, drawing too with great pressure sensitivity.

Pros

  • Good color accuracy
  • Huge 4300mAh Battery
  • Has reverse charging
  • S-Pen Features

Cons

  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • No expandable storage
  • 60Hz screen only

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