Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Unboxing and First look

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra unboxing and first look
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra unboxing and first look

Samsung has announced the Note 20 Ultra in India so let’s do the unboxing and have a first look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ultra. We have the 5G variant that is being sold officially in india and this is actually very very expensive.

There’s only one variant that’s going to be sold in india and this cost ₹1,04,999 and this comes with 12 GB of ram and 256 GB of storage. In india the variant that’ll be sold will come with the Exynos 990 soc.

This is the same one that we got with Galaxy S20 Ultra, i wished it was snapdragon but that’s what we have. But if you are in the US, you’ll get Snapdragon 865+ version.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Processor
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Box contents:

  1. Note 20 Ultra handset
  2. AKG earphones
  3. 25W USB-Type-C Charger
  4. USB Type-C cable
  5. SIM ejector pin
  6. Paperwork
  7. Tips for S-Pen

Overview and first look

Let’s look at this handset itself and it has this curved edges and a screen guard is actually pre-applied to the device. I thought the handset will be way more heavier but looks like they have done a good job in terms of weight balance.

Display of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Display of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

It’s weigh 209 grams, the weight balance is done well considering the size. It’s having a 6.9 inch screen. Let me give you a physical overview.

Our sim tray is over here on the top this is the secondary noise cancellation microphone and this variant the ultra actually will have a hybrid slot.

Sadly, the regular note 20 won’t have a micro sd card slot. I don’t get it as you can see this one has hybrid and once in and guys you can also put one e-sim on these devices that e-sim compatibility is there.

You can put one physical sim and one e-sim on this one or two physical same. So that combination is allowed.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

We have the volume rockers, power switch, microphone and type-C port. It’ll have stereo speakers and obviously, a S-pen. This time, the latency has improved.

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Here is a configuration overview of Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

  1. It comes with a 6.9 inch dynamic amoled QHD+ screen with 120 hertz refresh rate.
  2. It’s powered by the exynos 990 octa-core processor.
  3. It’s powered by the new gorilla glass 7.
  4. It has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage which is UFS 3.1.
  5. It also has dual sim support.

We also have stereo speakers and a 4,500 mAh battery. Let’s have a closer look at the same.

Out of the box, you get about 218 GB of space that is free available to you and I took some samples also.

It’s a big device so i won’t argue about that. You have all the toggles over here so you have everything you can expect.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: Spen

The s pen always used to be on the right side but on this one it’s on the left side. I couldn’t find the reason, if you guys know do let me know.

Samsung Note 20 Ultra SPen

We have the regular s-pen features and some new gestures were also there. This also comes with the functionality of air commands. The latency is supposed to be reduced earlier if i recall it was 43 ms Now it’s supposed to be 9 ms.

With this, you don’t have any delay so that’s good if you use a s-pen a lot. The functionality of the s pen is like other note devices.

One thing i found is that let me just open the gallery all cameras photos I’ll show you you can press this button like this and move around with the s pen like this

So you don’t have to do it and there’s also one new comment like this and like this if you do while pressing it goes back let’s try it like this like this yes as you can see so they have added some new gestures to the s pen

But again, the regular s pen functionality what do you expect is still there on this device.

This is also bluetooth enabled and you have this clicky button functionality but yeah that is there and you don’t have to worry this. When you put it back in the silo like this it actually charges.

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Fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Fingerprint sensor
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Fingerprint sensor

One improvement that i’ve noticed on this Note 20 ultra is the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner has become very responsive on this one.

They have really improved it always on i didn’t enable it it’s there but the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is very very responsive.

There’s not a lot of other bloatware, netflix, facebook were pre-installed and some samsung specific apps were there like Samsung internet and Samsung Notes. It runs Android 10 with OneUI 2.1 out of the box, so you don’t have to worry about that.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: Software

If you go towards the display options, it has adaptive display that’s 120 hertz option.

By default it will stay at adaptive, you can go to standard if you want to go to the QHD+, you have to go to standard because QHD+ will not work with 120 hertz.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra software
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra software

So that is something that I have noticed and again by default it’s on vivid, so if you want the natural colors you can go but I like the slight punchy colors.

Within the UI, it is very smooth. We have Samsung’s Pay, I wish it was Google Pay but that’s what we get.

After using it for a week, I did not notice any lagginess on this smartphone and again as you can see guys it’s a big phone. You just can’t can’t go until this corner, that is something you have to note.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: Cameras

We have the triple camera setup, the main is 108 MP, then a 12 MP telephoto camera that can go up to 50x, next we have a 12 MP ultrawide lens.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs S20 Ultra

We also have laser auto focusing system on this, so let’s just power this on.

Moving to the cameras, it’s a triple camera setup. The main camera is 108 MP with f/1.8 aperture. It also has laser auto focusing system and optical image stabilization.

Then we have our 12 MP periscope zoom that is 5x optical and hybrid up to 50x. Then we also have a 12 MP, that’s ultra wide. Going to the front facing camera, it’s a 10 MP.

It’s not the new camera, It’s a 108 MP camera we have also seen this in the S20 ultra, but I felt with some of the samples that I took, the camera performance has really improved on this one.

The camera UI hasn’t changed, if you have seen any earlier samsung devices that’s the same here.

Talking about the video, it can record up to 8k. There live focus is there and again by default when you get it you won’t find life focus here.

Let me show you some of the samples i’ve taken with this one, so that you have a better idea regarding the camera.

So these are the samples taken in outdoor condition and as expected, outdoor shots came out actually really good and focusing was also very easy.

Moving to human subjects, again as you can see the skin tones were produced very well and we also have the zoom in the portrait mode.

These were taken in artificial lighting and as you can see the pictures came out good in indoor artificial lighting.

Note 20 ultra vs Note 10 Plus front camera
Note 20 ultra vs Note 10 Plus front camera cut out

These were taken with the front facing camera, though it’s just a 10 MP front-facing camera, the front facing camera performance is also good which was surprising.

Final words

So that’s it for now for the unboxing and first look at the samsung galaxy note 20 ultra. I would say one thing that stood out was the camera performance.

The camera has improved and again this is not the final software, hopefully we will get more updates. You also have that S-Pen but there is no way denying that this is a very expensive android smartphone.

But anyways, what do you guys feel about this samsung note 20 ultra? Do let me know in the comment section below.

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