Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (Ultra & 5G)

Galaxy Note 20

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 – It is a very lovely phone with a lot of nice features that you are sure to love.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

If you are interested in knowing the features, specifications and price of this awesome device then you are at the right place. It is necessary for you to know these details so that you can make an informed choice.

 

Price – ₦380,500

The Galaxy Note 20 goes for about ₦380,500 in Nigeria.

 

Display / Design

It won’t be wrong to say that the Note 20 sports a bit more subtle design that what is obtainable with the Note 20 ultra.

The display is smaller than that of the Ultra as the Galaxy Note 20 comes with a 6.7-inch display unlike the Note 20 ultra which features a 6.9-inch display.

This 6.7-inch AMOLED display of the phone comes with a somewhat thicker bezel and a more obvious camera cut out. It has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 and comes with a 60Hz refresh rate.

This 60Hz refresh rate is obviously lesser than the 120Hz refresh rate that is obtainable with other Samsung phones such as the Note 20 ultra and the Samsung Galaxy S20.

There is no camera bump at the rear of this device unlike the Samsung Note 20 ultra which is fitted with a camera bump due to the periscope camera features. The Samsung branding can also be found at the rear of the smartphone.

The Note 20 comes with a plastic back. The good news is that the plastic back does not take anything away from the awesomeness of the phone. The plastic back is glossy and looks really nice.

The fact that the device features a plastic back also had an effect on the weight of the smartphone as the Note 20 weighs 192g unlike the 20 Ultra which weighs 208g.

There is a feature that really excited a lot of persons in this device and that is the wireless charging that the phone supports.

For protection the smartphone is fitted with a Gorilla glass 5.

 

An Improved S-Pen

The S-Pen for the Note 20 is better as it improved from the 42ms latency that was the case with the previous versions to 26ms latency. This has made inputs registration a whole lot faster.

Bear it in mind however, that the Note 20 Ultra has it even better at 9ms latency.

The position of the S-Pen was also moved from the right position to the left position. Well, everyone especially those that are used to the S-Pen being on the right position have to get used to this new position.

 

Cameras

The camera set up of this device is okay. However, there is no denying the fact that there is better camera set up in some other Samsung phones.

The back camera is made up of three cameras which include a 12MP main camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 64MP telephoto camera with an aperture of f/2.0 which provides users with 3x hybrid optical zoom.

This 3x optical zoom is clearly not the same with the 5x optical zoom that the Note 20 ultra offers. The third camera is a 12MP ultra wide camera with a 120˚ field of view and an aperture of f/2.2.

This rear camera set up is capable of shooting videos maxed at 8K@24fps. It can also handle other video modes such as 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps.

For the front camera, what the device offers is a 10MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2 which can shoot videos at 4K@30/60fps and 1080p@30fps.

 

Hardware and Software

Running the Note 20 is the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and Adreno 650 GPU for the customers in the United States.

Phone users in the other parts of the world will be getting the variant with the Exynos 990 processor and the Mali-G77 MP11 GPU.

The smartphone features an 8GB RAM and 256GB built-in storage, but the phone users in the United States will have another option which is the 128GB storage option.

The Note 20 is equipped with a non-removable 4300mAh Li-ion battery. Although this is okay, it is less than the 4500mAh battery that the Note 20 ultra boasts of.

The lovely device operates with the Android 10 operating system and the One UI 2.5 interface.

 

Connectivity

The device is satisfactory when it comes to connectivity as it boasts of Dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC. It equally comes with a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.

Bear it in mind that phone users in the UK, USA, and many other countries will have the 5G only model while the Note 20 users in Australia will have the 4G -only variant.

 

Galaxy Note 20 5G

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G – The Note 20 and the Note 20 5G is practically the same phone. The only notable difference is that the 5G variant provides users with access to 5G, while the other does not.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G

The device was made for those who wish to really utilize 5G but would rather do that with the Note 20 hence the Note 20 5G. Talk about customer satisfaction.

 

Price – ₦390,000

You can buy the Galaxy Note 20 5G in Nigeria for about ₦390,000.

 

Display / Design

The design of the Note 20 5G is the same with that of the Note 20. So if the design of the Note 20 worked for you, there is no doubt that you will still love the design of the 5G version as they are both the same.

The Note 20 5G features a Gorilla glass on the front panel and comes with a plastic back. The plastic back was really a cause of concern for a lot of persons but the fact remains that it doesn’t take anything away from the functionality of the phone.

The device supports wireless charging and boasts of an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

At the back of the phone, you will find a square camera module which is where the triple cameras and an LED flash are placed. The Samsung branding is also found at the back of the smartphone.

The Note 20 5G features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, with a 1080 x 2400 resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. This 60Hz refresh rate is clearly lower than the 120Hz refresh rate that the Samsung Galaxy S20 offers.

 

The S-Pen

The S-Pen that comes with the Note 20 5G is really good. The latency was reduced to a latency of 26ms which allows for inputs to be registered faster. Unlike the 42ms latency that is obtainable in previous versions.

Another notable change is the position of the S-Pen, which has now been placed on the left side of the device.

 

Cameras

The Note 20 5G camera setup is the same with the standard Note 20 which is a triple camera set up on the back of the phone and a single front-facing camera.

The triple camera set up at the back of the phone is made up of a 12MP main camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 64MP telephoto camera with an aperture of f/2.0 which provides users with a 3x hybrid optical zoom, and a 12MP ultra wide camera with a 120˚ field of view and an aperture of f/2.2.

The video record modes that this rear camera setup supports include 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fp

For selfies, there is a single 10MP camera at the front panel of the device with an aperture of f/2.2 which can shoot both 4K@30/60fps and 1080p@30fps.

 

Hardware and Software

The hard ware and software of the Note 20 5G is very much okay and assures a beautiful smart phone experience.

In this department the device is of two variants. There is one which comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and the Adreno 650 GPU. This one is for phone users in the USA.

There is also the other variant which features the Exynos 990 Processor and the Mali-G77 MP11 GPU for phone users in other parts of the world.

When it comes to memory and storage capacity, everyone is getting the same thing which is an 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

The Note 20 5G is equipped with a non-removable 4300 mAh Li-Ion battery.

 

Connectivity

When it comes to connectivity the Note 20 5G has got you covered. The device boasts of Dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC. It equally comes with a USB Type-C port for charging the smartphone and also for data transfer.

 

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – The Samsung brand is in no way relenting when it comes to providing their customers with different choices of smartphones to choose from.

This can clearly be seen from the way that the company always releases new phones and just when you think you’ve seen it all, they will still come up with smartphones that leave their fans wowed.

Their customers really appreciate this as they are provided with enough options to choose from so all they have to do is go for the one that works best for them.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

 

Taking into consideration all that the Note 20 Ultra comes with, it will really be very difficult not to love with this awesome device.

 

Price – ₦494,000

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra can be purchased for about ₦494,000 in Nigeria. You can make this purchase from phone and gadget stores, online stores and e-commerce sites. You can even buy directly from the manufacturers.

 

Display / Design

Starting from the display and design of this smartphone, you will have no doubt that the Samsung brand meant business with the Note 20 ultra, which is usually the case with most Samsung phones.

After all, the Samsung brand wouldn’t have been so well known and patronized if their phone users were not satisfied with the products.

The Note 20 ultra comes with a tougher build. There is a Gorilla Victus on the back and front panel. This Gorilla Glass Victus assures a 2m drop protection.

Not just that, it offers double the scratch resistance of the Gorilla Glass 6.

In addition to this Gorilla Glass Victus that the smartphone features, it also comes with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.

This means that the device can survive in 1.5m of water for 30 minutes. This IP68 rating has become a trend with a lot of high-end Android smartphones and the Note 20 ultra was definitely not going to miss out on the party.

The display of this awesome device is an impressive 6.9-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 3088 and a density of 496 PPI.

In addition to the size, another interesting thing about the display is the Super AMOLED display 2 technology, which provides users with more vivid colors.

The smartphone also features an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. This refresh rate automatically dips when you are handling tasks that do not need as much 120Hz refresh rate.

Users have to reduce the resolution to 1080p to be able to enjoy the 120Hz refresh rate.

Turn over the phone and you will find a squared camera bump which is where the three rear cameras and an LED flash are placed.

An Improved S-Pen

Moving on, let take a look at the S-Pen that comes with this Note 20 Ultra. The first thing you will notice is that the S-Pen was moved from the right side to the left side.

Although the change in the position can’t be categorically referred to as an upgrade, don’t assume that Samsung simply changed the position of the S-Pen and left it at that.

There is a noticeable improvement in the latency of the S-Pen as the S-Pen on the Note 20 ultra has a latency of 9ms unlike the 42ms latency obtainable from its predecessors.

The fact that the latency was reduced from 42ms to 9ms implies that the S-Pen will register inputs much faster than the older Notes.

 

Cameras

So far, with all the nice features that the smartphone comes with, which we have already discussed, you will assume that the camera will be super awesome.

On a general note, the camera quality is okay and will definitely serve you well. But when you compare it to the camera set up and quality obtainable in some already released Samsung phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra, you will see that the camera set up and quality could have been better.

The back camera set up is a triple camera set up which comprises of a 108MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 12MP periscope telephoto camera which provides up to 50x zoom, which by the way is lesser than that of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra which offers 100x zoom. The third camera is a 12MP ultra wide camera with an aperture of f/2.2.

This back camera setup allows users shoot videos up to 8K @ 24fps. It also supports other modes such as 4K@30/60fps,1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps.

For the selfie camera, the device features a 10MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2 which is able to record 4K@30/60fps and 1080p@30fps.

 

Hardware and Software

The Note 20 ultra has the ultra-moniker and this is a pointer to the fact that the smartphone will provide users with an amazing performance.

The Note 20 ultra is available in two processor and GPU variants. The phone users in the USA will get the Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and the Adreno 650 GPU, while the rest will get the Exynos 990 Processor and the Mali-G77 MP11 GPU.

For memory and storage capacity, the smart phone features a 12GB RAM, 256GB and 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage.

The battery quality is quite impressive as the smartphone is fitted with a 4500mAh Li-ion battery.

The Charging capacity maxes out at 25W which is less than the 45W fast charging capacity available with the Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra.

The Galaxy Note 20 ultra operates with the Android 10 operating system with the One UI 2.5 interface.

 

Connectivity

When it comes to connectivity, the Note 20 ultra supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC. It equally supports a USB Type-C port with Ultra-wideband technology (UWB) for quick transfers.

You should bear it in mind that the phone users in UK, USA, and many other countries will be getting the 5G only variant of the Note 20 ultra. However, the phone users in Australia will have to make do with the 4G variant.

 

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G – For those who might be wondering what the difference is between the Note 20 Ultra 5G and the Note 20 ultra, well the difference is just the 5G.

The two phones are practically the same as they have similar design, build, display processor, battery, etc. The notable difference between the two as we have pointed out is that one supports 5G and the other does not.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

There are people who want the best in terms of internet connection and such persons will be glad that the smartphone they love so much has a 5G variant. It’s all about making options available for phone users so that they can go for what they are most comfortable with.

 

Price – ₦495,000

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is priced at about ₦495,000 in Nigeria.

 

Display / Design

The design of the Note 20 ultra 5G is the same with the standard version. Even the colors that they are available in are the same. By just looking at the two smartphones it will be difficult to tell them apart.

At the back of the phone, you will find a camera bump which is where the three rear cameras and an LED flash are placed. At the rear of the smartphone is also where the Samsung branding which shows that it is a Samsung phone is placed.

It features a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3088 and a 496 PPI density.

This display boasts of a 120Hz refresh rate but for 120Hz refresh rate to be used, phone users have to switch to switch to 1080p mode.

More so, the 120Hz refresh rate drops when you are performing tasks that do not require as much as that.

The Note 20 ultra 5G boasts of a Gorilla Glass Victus on the rear and front panel, which provides a 2m drop protection.

What all this means is that your phone won’t crack or scratch easily, so you can worry less in that department.

The Gorilla Glass Victus is not all that the smartphone has to offer in terms of protection. The device has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and as such the smartphone can survive in about 1.5m of water for about 30 minutes.

This is a really cool feature that phone brands are making use of these days and best believe that Samsung will not want their customers to miss out on anything that can make their smartphone experience even better.

An Improved S-Pen

The S-Pen on the Note 20 ultra 5G is amazing. It offers 9ms latency which is so much better than the 42ms latency that is obtainable from the older Note versions.

This reduction that was made in the latency allows for inputs to be registered a lot faster than before, almost if not instantly.

There is something that might require some getting used to though with regards to the S-Pen and that is the fact that the S-Pen was moved from the right side to the left side which was not the case with the previous versions.

 

Cameras

The rear cameras of the Samsung Galaxy 20 ultra 5G is a triple camera set up which comprises of a 108MP primary camera, a 12MP periscope telephoto camera that gives the phone users up to 50x zoom and a 12MP ultra wide camera with an aperture of f/2.2.

This rear camera setup can shoot videos in 8K @ 24fps, 4K@30/60fps,1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps modes.

The front camera is a 10MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2 which can record videos at 4K@30/60fps and 1080p@30fps.

 

Hardware / Software

In terms of performance, the 20 ultra 5G is really impressive.

The smartphone is available in two processor and GPU variants. There is the Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and the Adreno 650 GPU for the phone users in the USA and there is the Exynos 990 Processor and the Mali-G77 MP11 GPU for other countries.

The memory and storage capacity is the same everywhere but also has two variants. There is the 12GB RAM and 128GB built-in storage and there is the 256GB RAM and 512GB built-in storage.

The smartphone comes with a non-removable 4300mAh Li-ion battery.

The device operates with the One UI 2.5 interface running on the Android 10 operating system.

Connectivity

For connectivity, the Note 20 ultra 5G supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC. It equally boasts of a USB Type-C port with Ultra-wideband technology (UWB) for quick transfers.

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