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Samsung Galaxy Note20
Display: Super AMOLED Plus, HDR10+
Camera: Triple, 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 64 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (telephoto), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid zoom 12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm
CPU: Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - Global Octa-core (1x3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) - USA
OS: Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0
Battery: SM-N980F, SM-N980F/DS
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 is a flagship device from Samsung that is packed with features that make it a top contender in the smartphone market. It’s a well-designed device with a powerful performance and an excellent camera setup. In this review, we will take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy Note20’s price, accessibility, design, camera, performance, software, battery life, and charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Price and Accessibility Review
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 is priced as a premium device, but it’s more affordable than some of the other devices in the same category. It is priced at 649. It’s available for purchase on Samsung’s website and other online retailers, as well as in retail stores. This makes it accessible for those who prefer to buy their devices in person.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Design Review
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 has a premium build quality with a metal frame and a glass back. It’s a large device with a 6.7-inch screen, but it’s still easy to hold and use with one hand. The device is available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, and Mystic Gray colors, giving users plenty of options to choose from.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Camera Review
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 has a triple camera setup, which includes a 12-megapixel main camera, a 64-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. The cameras are excellent and produce sharp, vibrant images with accurate color reproduction. The device also has a 10-megapixel front-facing camera, which is great for taking selfies.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Performance Review
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 is powered by a Snapdragon 865+ processor and has 8GB of RAM. This makes it one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, capable of handling intensive tasks like gaming and video editing with ease. The device also has 5G capabilities, making it future-proof and ready for the next generation of mobile networks.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Software Review
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 runs on Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0, which is a clean and intuitive user interface. The software is optimized for the device’s large screen, and it allows users to take full advantage of the device’s features. The device also comes with Samsung’s S Pen, which provides users with a unique and intuitive way to interact with the device.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Battery Life and Charging Review
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 has a 4,300mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a full day of heavy usage. The device also supports fast charging and wireless charging, making it convenient to keep the device topped up throughout the day. The device’s fast charging technology allows it to charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 is an excellent device that offers a great value for its price. The device’s design is well-executed, and it’s available in a variety of colors. The camera setup is excellent, and it produces sharp, vibrant images with accurate color reproduction. The device’s performance is top-notch, and it’s capable of handling intensive tasks with ease. The software is optimized for the device’s large screen, and it’s easy to use. The battery life is also great, and the device’s fast charging and wireless charging capabilities make it convenient to keep the device topped up throughout the day.
|Announced||2020, August 05|
|Released||2020, August 21|
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Note20|
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 &amp; SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
|4G Network||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps|
|Dimensions||161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm (6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||192 g (6.77 oz)|
|Build Type||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back|
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Others||IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) Stylus, 26ms latency (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||Super AMOLED Plus, HDR10+|
|Size||6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~89.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)|
|Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||8GB|
|Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||256GB|
|Call Record Memory||Yes|
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76&quot;, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
64 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (telephoto), 1/1.72&quot;, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55&quot;, 1.4µm
LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
|Video Resolution||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, 72[email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS &amp; OIS|
10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2&quot;, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
|Camera Features||Dual video call, Auto-HDR|
|Video Resolution||[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]|
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Exynos 990 (7 nm+) - Global Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G+ (7 nm+) - USA|
|CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - Global Octa-core (1x3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) - USA|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Mali-G77 MP11 - Global Adreno 650 - USA|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0|
|Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.|
|Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.|
|Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.|
|Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.|
|Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|FM Radio||Yes (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)|
|GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go|
|NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.|
|Audio Jack Type||No, 32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG|
|SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.||Yes|
|MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.|
|Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.||Yes|
|IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.||Yes|
|Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||4300 mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes, 25W|
|Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.||Yes, 15W, Reverse wireless charging 4.5W|
|USB Power Delivery||3.0|
|Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||
Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
|Colors||Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray, Mystic Red, Mystic Blue|
- A Samsung Galaxy Note20
- A USB Type-C to Type-C cable
- A printed setup guide and instructions.
- A SIM card tool.