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Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G means business

by on02 December 2020

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The SPen Stylus is what the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is all about. While it might be the same S Pen we have seen on previous Galaxy Note10, this one gets improved latency, 9ms, as well as 240Hz touch sampling. Bear in mind that the same 9ms latency is not available on the standard, non-Ultra, Galaxy Note20.

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The S Pen brings you a new level of usage in a smartphone, as things that needed to be typed on a virtual keyboard can now be simply written. This is a great option for marketing specialists and people that do a lot of emails, comments, and such things during their work hours.

The S Pen brings new Anywhere actions, including Back, Recent apps, and Home, as well as Open Smart Select and Open Screen to write on the current screen.

You also get some Air actions with the S Pen including an option to hover over an image to get a bigger preview and more.

The Samsung DeX (Desktop eXperience) has also been updated, as it now works wirelessly. It supports all Miracast devices.

You simply turn it on in quick settings, and it searches for available TVs (or monitors for that matter), and you get a Windows-like experience.

This, alongside the S Pen and the non-trendy look of the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G are probably what separates the smartphone from other ones on the market and make it a more business-oriented smartphone rather than a trendy one.

The camera system on the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is pretty good, and while it might not be the best one around, it does pretty well in most scenarios.


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You get a primary 108 MP 1/1.33-inch sensor, 26 mm-equivalent f/1.8-aperture lens with laser & PDAF and OIS, telephoto 12 MP sensor with 1.0µm pixels, 120 mm-equivalent periscope-style (5x optical) f/3-aperture lens with PDAF and OIS, and ultra-wide 12 MP sensor, 13 mm-equivalent f/2.2-aperture lens.

The front camera is a 10 MP 1/3.2″ sensor with 1.22µm pixels with f/2.2-aperture lens with 26 mm-equivalent focal length.

You get all the usual modes with the main camera, including the Pro one, where you can set everything up.

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The Galaxy Note20 Ultra does well with photos, and we only noticed some problems with high zoom as it tends to get a lot of noise. Other pictures, as you can see below, show impressive details, a pretty wide dynamic range, and excellent color reproduction.

The front selfie camera is one of the best around, at least one of the best that we had a chance to try out. Of course, it needs proper lighting and tends to miss in low-light scenarios.

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