Ultra Awesomeness , with Ultra features as a daily driver
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is the bigger brother version of the Galaxy Note 20 5G which carries a bigger screen and a slightly higher specification targeted towards heavy users relying mostly on the phone and the higher end consumers , whether it’s meant for gaming, scribbling on S-Pen or business use. This time i am given a chance to do this short review of the Galaxy Note Ultra 20 5G.
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 990 Octa Core|
|Graphic||Mali G77 MP11|
|Display||6.9 inch D-AMOLED LCD, 1440×3088 HDR10+|
|Camera||Rear : 108MP main + 12MP ultra-wide + 12MP telephotoFront : 12MP|
|Storage||128GB or 256G or 512GB|
|OS + UI||Android 10 + ONE UI Ver 2.5 with GMS|
The front on the phone 6.9 inch display made of Gorilla glass Victus panel with a front facing 12MP selfie camera with steel frames surrounding it with 3 rear cameras which is followed by a front fingerprint scanner located beneath the Dynamic Amoled screen, weighted at 208 grams ,holding up the Note 20 Ultra 5G definitely feels heavy, but the weight balance is still retained. It comes in 3 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 6.9 inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a maximum of 120Hz refresh rate at a brilliant full vibrant color display that is slightly curved on the edge. For the price that you paid for, it is high up but feature packed. Gaming and work on this is one the best displays ever seen. Viewing a couple of streaming videos via YouTube is wide and comfortable with great 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 work well and louder than the Galaxy Note 20 5G , accurate yet balanced. no comment on this part.
Rear : 108MP main + 12MP ultra-wide + 12MP telephoto
Front : 12MP
Rear Camera wise, pictures and video are taken on it. Well, the quality is well represented and balanced, with great details able to be captured properly accompanied with very little noise even on digital zoom. I am amazed with what phones can do these days, especially capturing photos at 108MP. 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 Ultra 5G is running on a high range Exynos 990 Octa-core processor with 12GB RAM and 256/512GB of internal memory. Gaming wise, almost all the games tested work fine, games like Genshin Impact will work with medium to high settings at 60FPS, while Mobile Legends supports up to 120FPS. External memory wise, there is a shared MicroSD slot expansion which supports up to 2TB. 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 75 to 80 minutes , and yes, this phone does come with Wireless Charging also. Below is the chart on synthetic benchmarks
The Note20 Ultra 5G is definitely a great device for those who look for a productivity and gaming device, with all the best modern productivity features built into it. At RM5199, it is on the absolute premium 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.
- Good color accuracy
- Huge 4500mAh Battery
- Has reverse charging
- S-Pen Features
- No 3.5mm headphone jack
- Quite heavy actually