Samsung’s new flagship, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, tries to pack every single modern phone feature and the kitchen sink, and it mostly succeeds. It is Samsung’s most expensive smartphone yet (not counting the foldables) and for the first time, the starting price is actually higher than on arch-rival Apple’s top device, the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
In exchange for that high price, you get more features: the S20 Ultra comes with 5G connectivity that the iPhone lacks, it comes with a zoom camera that allows you to see things so far away that your eye cannot see them, and its screen now refreshes at double the rate for a buttery smooth experience. All of that is powered by a huge, 5,000mAh battery cell that lasts on and on.
There are a few camera kinks like a wonky autofocus in video and there are a few inconsistencies and smaller issues with the camera. Samsung has promised an update that would fix those camera issues, but while we are optimistic, we do feel like this phone has been rushed a bit. The interface is also starting to get a bit overwhelming with settings. Overall, though, the S20 Ultra will likely impress you, especially if you can stomach its $1,400 price.
NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE
|Samsung Galaxy Phone Specification|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – SM-J7008|
|Speed||HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps|
|OS And Hardware|
|OS||Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) || Custom UI|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410|
|Dimensions||134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm (5.30 x 2.57 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||132 g (4.66 oz)|
|Colors||White, Black, Gold|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Screen Size||4.7 inches (~69.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Primary||13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Battery and Power|
|Type||Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|Talk time||12 Hours|
|Status||Releasing on 2015, December|
|Indian Rs.||Rs. 13,000|
Making a phone that truly stands out these days is a tough challenge: most smartphones already look great, cameras are better than ever, and even battery life has gotten quite good lately.
So what would you do if you were the one calling the shots at the biggest smartphone maker in the world?