The spec sheet for Note 20 Ultra 5G is wrong with at least a single parameter, which is the internal memory type (UFS 3.0 listed instead of UFS 3.1 which is the memory type used in this phone).
Sadly there is no hurry to fix the mistake, i've reported it few days ago and there is no change yet here. It's not hard to re-check if the report is true so i doubt there will be any change soon with wrong UFS type listed.
Other than that i can say that the phone is decent since i have it for a year now, unfortunately it's EU version with Exynos 990 so it's shitty in performance compared to OnePlus 8 Pro i use for my mobile gaming [way better screen than in Note 20 Ultra 5G with 1bilion color screen (16mil in note) and 120hz mode working with 1440p resolution (instead of 120hz@1080p on the note), Snapdragon 865+ is way cooler(& faster) than exynos990 in gaming and the only downside is UFS 3.0 memory (also cameras are not as good as 108mpix module & internal memory isn't expendable with microsd so the Note 20 Ultra is better for daily use for these who're not playing on the phone. I wish it was as responsible as Oneplus 8 Pro is but large number of Samsung software in OneUI is slowing it down a lot]. I can recommend Note 20 Ultra 5G but only with Snapdragon 865+, exynos990 is a joke and should be heavily discounted to the snapdragon version because of the problems it causes with worse thermal performance causing overheating way sooner than Snap865+ version. The S Pen stylus is a great addition which i often use so it was an obvious choice for me after previous Note 7, Note 9 & Note 10.1 2014edition. If somebody is not planning to use S Pen then there are better phones to buy for sure but i can tell that it's hard to miss some productivity features that S Pen offer, like "inteligent selection" or translation that works pretty much i all apps. Air gestures are almost useless so upgrading from Note 9 just for new pen features would be pointless, the only real good feature with BT module in stylus is taking a photo from the distance with the button on the S Pen but this feature was already in Note 9. So if you're just looking for S Pen features it's easy to recommend buying older and used model for a fraction of the new one price since it's still good enough in terms of performance to use in 2021. Note 20 Ultra 5G is overpriced (or at least was at release date) so unless you're looking for great photo module and S Pen then recommending it (especially Exynos 990 version) is hard. Only the Snapdragon version is worth recommending...
note user , 20 Sep 2021I have been a samsung note user for the last 11 years , 5 months ago I bought the note 20 ultr... moreHey, the same happened to me a month ago. My phone was working, receiving calls too, but black screen of death. After some tinkering I decided to try using dex with the USB cord. DeX worked then the screen came on. Try plugging in to use dex (not wireless DeX, wireless DeX needs you to start up from the phone)
Anonymous, 19 Sep 2021Love the sharp edges and boxy secy stylish trendy design than the ugly curved S series and ugl... moreAlso, no, iphones are not that bad or ugly!
It's not horrible, it actually looks quite fine
I have been a samsung note user for the last 11 years , 5 months ago I bought the note 20 ultra 5g ,Snapdragon,today I got the black screen of death , the phone is working but no display,just a black screen , took it to a samsung Center and they said they can't fix it because they don't have the compatible parts ,since it's a snap Dragon (American version) and they only have parts for international version here (exynox), and since it's still under warranty I contacted the supplier and they said they will be collecting it in the next 3 days ,either to repair or replace or refund it ,now back to using my note 8 which has a cracked screen on 2 corners ,(working fine btw if not for overheating and quick battery drainage ), eventho I love the note series I'm disappointed with the note 20 that I'm hoping for a refund .
Maggi, 13 Sep 2021Its not dumb as you say. Exynos model is good. Like I say both have thier good points. I'... moreWhatever, Maggie just because both of these chipsets are good, doesn't really mean it's good or bad, it depends on your preference on either a bug or a feature that's causing it to happen!
iPhone is surely the best spot to go with, other than samsung, which has bloatwares that people complains about! Apple does allow you to delete their own apps, though you can keep them in a folder on the second page when not using them!
It's hard to tell, but both of them are really good!
shpegod4935, 18 Sep 2021Great phone. I love the screen size and the rectangle shape. The only thing I don't love ... moreLove the sharp edges and boxy secy stylish trendy design than the ugly curved S series and uglier nasty is iphones
Great phone. I love the screen size and the rectangle shape. The only thing I don't love about it is the fact that you can only use 1 brand of tempered glass screen protector if you want to use the finger print sensor, no other brand works which in my opinion is a huge misstep by Samsung, i mean why would design a phone with a finger print sensor that only work with one brand of screen protector. Personally i think Samsung and Whitestone are in cahoots. I really hope Samsung releases a Note 22 Ultra next year, if they do then I will most likely get it, if not then I'll probably go with a Pixel 6 Pro.
VonDee, 12 Sep 2021To any South African on this site, is it worth buying this phone? If you hoing to buy then buy the note 20 ultra snapdragon version sm-n9860 or buy the s21 ultra snap dragon or exynos the both them are good in the s21 ultra model
Can't BOYD from Verizon to Xfinity mobile. (U) model. Verizon verified as unlocked. Xfinith uses Verizon network. What a shame. They said I can trade it in for value and get a new note20 5g ultra from them... yes pay for the same phone.
Enamul , 14 Sep 2021Exynos processor in note 20 ultra is not good. Heating & rapid drainage of battery is a gr... moreSee. This is why I don't like the exynos models, they're terrible, but maybe we shall see an improvement soon!
If not, this is the reason to go with the Snapdragon models!!
Exynos processor in note 20 ultra is not good. Heating & rapid drainage of battery is a great issue. Samsung should be more innovative about it.
Maggi, 13 Sep 2021Its not dumb as you say. Exynos model is good. Like I say both have thier good points. I'... moreIt's the update that made it worse, but the Snapdragon models were very good for the battery life!
Other than the exynos models, some liked it, while others have had any more of an issue with the exynos model!
Hopefully we shall see an improvement soon!
I am using a korean version of note 20 ultra 5g. Carrier is skt. Everything is ok. But the carrier aggregation is not enabled in my device. If anybody knows how to enable it, pls tell me.
John, 11 Sep 2021Exynos models are the dumbest chip that samsung has ever done!! It didn't really outpe... moreIts not dumb as you say. Exynos model is good. Like I say both have thier good points. I've owned snapdragon notes and it caused nothing but heating problems. So your wrong about Exynos!!! You don't like it. But others do.
Rachel Jayne, 08 Sep 2021Are you using note20 with exynos processor? If yes, then heating is a common issue for this pr... moreExynos models are the dumbest chip that samsung has ever done!!
It didn't really outperform the Snapdragon Models, which the Snapdragon version made it look greater for gaming than the exynos one!
Although the A15 Bionic chip is going to fix these problems, I don't think that'll be an issue for some people!
ARUN, 07 Sep 2021Heats up regularly when shooting video Are you using note20 with exynos processor? If yes, then heating is a common issue for this processor.
Where do I start this. It is with great disappointment that I have to let you know what you should have allready known by now. There is an issue with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra hotspot that was caused by the latest software updates.
Before you start to say that I have reached the end of my data allowance or that I have a poor dara connection let me expain.
1.The internet connection drops after a few minutes only on the hotspot connected devices (any and all of them).
2. The phone itself maintains perfect internet connection at all times.
3. This happens even if the phones internet source is 4G,5G or another Wifi.
4. Moving the sim card to another phone does not repeat the issue.
5. It used to wwork fine before the updates.
I am an electrician and I need hotspot on the go to write certificates on my laptop.
You have made my £1000+ purchase feel useless.
Congratulations. You have turned a 10 year fanboy into an enemy. I am selling my phone and getting a OnePlus North.