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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the top model of the flagship S20 line. The device has excellent characteristics, including a large and high-quality screen with a built-in fingerprint scanner, productive stuffing, responsive shell, support for fifth-generation networks and an advanced battery. The smartphone also allows you to conveniently pay for goods and services thanks to NFC technology. The announcement of the model took place on February 11, 2020.
Appearance and ergonomics
High-quality protective glass is used for the display and housing of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. On the sides of the device is a thin aluminum frame. Almost the entire front part is occupied by the screen. There is a cutout for the front camera in the top middle. Also in the display is an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, characterized by instant response. The phone is not afraid of water and dust thanks to IP68 protection.
On the right side of the phone, the manufacturer has placed two keys, with their help it is possible to adjust the sound and turn on the power of the device. In the upper left corner of the back, a block for the camera is highlighted, it houses four lenses and a flash. Closer to the bottom of the case in the middle is the branded inscription “Samsung”.
The device is presented in three colors: space black (Cosmic Black), space gray (Cosmic Grey), white (Cloud White). The model has a stylish design with rounded edges, thanks to which it is easy to use even with an impressive screen size. Dimensions: height – 166.9 mm, width – 76 mm, thickness – 8.8 mm, weight – 220 g.
The flagship Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra boasts a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen with a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels. The aspect ratio of the phone is 20 to 9, and the display area relative to the front surface is almost 90%. The user can enjoy excellent detail and a bright picture, as the pixel density is 511 ppi. The image is perfectly visible from different angles even in sunny weather.
The smartphone has a special protection against blue light. The display is covered with Gorilla Glass 6, so it is not afraid of scratches and scuffs during use. The impressive size of the device makes it possible to comfortably watch videos, visit websites, play games and read books.
Hardware and performance
The octa-core Exynos 990 processor in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is powered by the 7nm+ process technology for all important and complex tasks. The Mali-G77 MP11 video processor provides high-quality image and content transmission without freezing. For the US market, a version with a Snapdragon 865 processor paired with Adreno 650 is being released. In the Antutu test, the device scores about 520 thousand points.
Increase internal storage is available thanks to the card slot. There are model options with 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage. There is also a version with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal memory. The smartphone features the Android 10.0 operating system along with the One UI 2.5 proprietary shell, which will help the user customize the interface for working with the device. In addition, many new interesting opportunities open up.
The device supports all modern communication standards. There is also a version that can work on the 5G network. Calls can be made alternately using two SIM-cards. The smartphone connects to GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS and A-GPS navigation systems. The user can make payments easily and simply, as the model has acquired the popular NFC technology.
There are two ways to receive content and send it: via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. Connecting to other devices or an adapter is done using a USB 3.2, Type-C 1.0 or USB On-The-Go cable.
The smartphone does not have a headphone jack, but it can please with high-quality sound thanks to Dolby Atmos stereo speakers (32-bit/384kHz audio). If necessary, a wireless headset is connected to the device. The microphone transmits the voice clearly and without interference.
On the body of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, there is a separate block for the camera with four modules. It also has an LED flash, which is useful for shooting at night or in low light. The available photo modes are panorama, burst, time-lapse, night mode, professional mode and auto-HDR. You can shoot video at 4320p@24fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps and 720p@960fps.
The main camera is 108 MP with optical stabilization and phase detection autofocus. The second 48 MP telephoto lens also boasts a 10x hybrid optical zoom, allowing you to capture top-notch images without losing quality. The third 12MP module creates ultra wide frames and Super Steady video. The last 0.3 MP lens is responsible for the depth of the frame.
The 40 MP front camera with aperture 2.2 creates high quality self-portraits. The module will also be needed to unlock the device by the user’s face. The camera perfectly transmits the image during online communication or conferences. Video is obtained in 2160p@30/60fps and 1080p@30fps.
The smartphone runs on a 5000 mAh lithium polymer battery. There is a 45W fast charging function. The battery can act as a charger for other gadgets. In addition, wireless charging is also available. A smartphone can become fully functional in an hour and twenty minutes. The battery charge is enough for a day of use.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra stands out among other models not only in appearance, but also in excellent parameters, it will definitely interest a wide audience of users. The smartphone has a large and convenient high-quality display, competent filling and a powerful battery, which makes it possible to work with the device for a long time.
A convenient fingerprint ultrasonic sensor allows you to protect all user information, and the presence of NFC makes payment options much wider. And the presence of a quad camera will make the device interesting for lovers of high-quality photos.
- Large and bright screen with minimal bezels
- High performance and device responsiveness
- In-screen fingerprint scanner and contactless payment
- Quality quad camera and 40MP selfie sensor
- Powerful battery with multiple charging options
- Protruding camera block
- Only three colors available
- Hybrid memory card slot
Specifications Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra; G988B International, G988U and G988U1 US, G988W Canada, G9880 China, G988N Korea, G988|
|Date of announcement and start of sales||February 2020 / March 2020|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm.|
|Housing materials||Gorilla Glass 6 glass + aluminum frames|
|Available body colors||space black, space grey, white|
|Operating system at the time of release||Android 10.0, One UI 2.5|
|Number and type of SIM cards||one, Nano-SIM/eSIM or two hybrid, Nano-SIM|
|Operating mode of SIM-cards||dual stand-by (alternate operation)|
|Communication standard in 2G networks||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2;
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA – for China
|Communication standard in 3G networks||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100;
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – for China
|Communication standard in 4G networks||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17 (700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40 (2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100);
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14 (700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39 (1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 48(3600), 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – G988U
|Communication standard in 5G networks||band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300), 77(3700), 78(3500), SA/NSA/ sub6;
band 2(1900), 5(850), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600), 260(39000), 261(28000), SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave – G988U
|Compatibility with telecom operators||MTS, Beeline, Megafon, Tele2, Yota|
|WiFi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|satellite navigation||GPS with support for A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou|
|CPU||octa-core Exynos 990 2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 (7 nm+ process technology) — global version;
octa-core Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 (7 nm+ process technology) – for the USA
|GPU||Mali-G77 MP11 – global version;
Adreno 650 – for USA
|Inner memory||128 GB – 4G; 128/256/512 GB – 5G|
|RAM||12 GB – 4G; 12/16 GB – 5G|
|Display type||capacitive touchscreen Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 16M colors|
|Screen size||6.9 inches (~89.9% of device face)|
|Screen resolution||1440 x 3200, 20:9, 511ppi|
|Display protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Additionally||Always-on display support, HDR10+ mode, refresh rate 120Hz@FHD/60Hz@QHD|
|Main camera resolution||108 MP (f/1.8 aperture, 26mm wide, 1/1.33″, 0.8µm pixel size, PDAF, OIS)
48 MP (f/3.5 aperture, 103mm telephoto periscope, 1/2″, 0.8µm pixel size, phase autofocus, optical image stabilization, 4x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom)
12 MP (f/2.2 aperture, 13mm ultrawide, 1.4µm pixel size, Super Steady video)
0.3 MP (f/1.0 aperture, TOF 3D, depth of field )
|Functionality of the main camera||LED flash, panorama, auto-HDR|
|Video recording||8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo audio recording, gyro-EIS and OIS|
|Front camera resolution||40 MP (f/2.2 aperture, 26mm wide, 0.7µm pixel size, phase detection autofocus), dual video call, Auto-HDR|
|Front camera video recording||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps|
|Ports and connectors|
|USB||3.2, Type-C, USB On-The-Go|
|Memory card slot||yes, uses universal sim/micro-sd tray, up to 1 TB|
|FM radio||yes (depending on sales area)|
|Sensors and Sensors|
|Fingerprint scanner||yes, built into the screen, ultrasonic|
|Battery type and capacity||LiPo 5000mAh|
|fast charging||yes, 45W|
|Wireless charger||yes, 15W|
|Reverse charge||yes, 4.5W|
|Standard equipment||Smartphone, AKG headphones, USB Type-C cable, charger, protective silicone case, SIM eject tool. User manual, warranty card.|
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