So i was considering buying the note 20 ultra here in India.
I have two options buy the exynos unit or the snapdragon unit imported from Hong Kong.
Here are issues that i think plague each of these decisions
Exynos..... Bad battery and Thermals
Snapdragon.... Imported unit no warranty..... And will i be able to receive and install software updates???
Pls help in making a decision......
sean, 14 Apr 2021This is my first phone without a headphone jack. I went with the Note 20 Ultra over the S21 Ul... moreWell good for you the buds worked out for you. We know Samsung hoped you would. Leaving the headphonejack out is a very commercial decision.
Nothing wrong with the above: a happy customer and a happy company.
What i want to say here it is so sad the headphone jack option is not there.
Nor you, nor Samsung would have any real problem when the 3,5mm jack would be just.. there.
Many other people do have a problem, though, now or they cannot buy the Note (they purchase lower tier device with jack or decide to use laptop or tablet with jack to be productive)
Such a pain Samsung.
This really doesnt look good on you and many people know and feel that!
At least bring a jack in some of your high end devices. Bring back choice:
S30 no jack, Note30 jack.
flagshipper, 04 Apr 2021I came back to Samsung after a 2year affair with Oneplus, Xiaomi, Sony, LG clones. Got Note20U... moreUpdate: battery is great, always good for 2 days. Despite Exynos. No need to panic if forgot to charge overnight.
And yes, Note20 makes better pictures as it can focus. Lol. I took 30 samples from both, and Note20 hardly had problem focusing. Luckily i don't make many pics so I keep the nerdy Ultra with the SD card.
Found XLevel case with 7 gram weight, sweet. Lighter than carbon, for a fraction of price. Wow. Good news to maniac counting every gram, like myself.
I'm very disappointed with camera of this phone, shutter mega slow, focusing weird etc
I bought this phone because of the camera, but its not good at all.. ok it takes great shots day time but which phone doesn't lol
Probably no more Samsung for me, as paid premium got average.
Considering this phone has the pencil, dex, large screen, strong cpu and 12 gb ram it is a very productive phone.
What does that mean?
Simple: people do real work on it while they are on the go.
This is what i want to say, Samsung:
The fact that the device does not got an headphone jack is downright sickening.
The Observer , 13 Apr 2021Its 2021 it's time people get over the 'bring back the 3.5mm jack' phase. It... moreThis is my first phone without a headphone jack. I went with the Note 20 Ultra over the S21 Ultra because I wanted a MicroSD card. I didn't even think about whether or not it would have a headphone jack (my phone went in the ocean on vacation, so I had to replace it suddenly).
I didn't even notice the lack of headphone jack until I went to donate plasma and pulled out my wired ear buds.
So, I figured if I'm gonna go wireless I'm gonna get something at least decent. Bought a pair of Samsung Buds Plus. Now that I've had them for a few weeks, I've got no desire to go back to wired headphones. The ear buds sound great, and they work perfectly. Always connecting instantly when I take them out of the case. It's also more convenient to just throw the case into my pocket and pop them out when I wanna use them.
Mr. Owna, 01 Apr 2021I've liked Samsung for years, but now it's time to try something else.
First of a... more''and the waterproof thing keeps downgrading in each Samsung, I used to swim with my S10, I splashed the Note 20 little bit and it stopped working for few days..''
lol the phones are water resistant not waterproof and there is always a chance it could be breached. And they are definitely not made for swimming, The contacts inside the charging port will oxidize. And pool water with Chlorine will destroy the sealant glue.
''The phone is huge and delicate if you sneeze it scratches, Samsung phones have been delicate ever since but now they're just very weak they can't resist one fall, ''
I mean the Note20 is made from glass, like the S10. And it actually has gorilla glass Victus which is more resistant. Also all flagships are made from a glass sandwich and all will break if you keep dropping it and swimming with it.
No wonder no phone survives with you. You should probably get a CAT or a Trekker phone for your needs.
Goly, 21 Mar 2021I hope rhe next note will get a headphone jack, and that they still put microsd slot. A comple... moreIts 2021 it's time people get over the 'bring back the 3.5mm jack' phase. It's not coming back to the flagships and many people have moved on and accepted it. If the 3.5mm Jack is so important to you buy a A series and just be quiet! Also it have UBC connectors for the Jack so I don't understand the whole issue 😑😑
Alitaghavi, 10 Apr 2021Is there a big difference between 60HZ and 120 HZ display?Y E S
Caesar, 09 Apr 2021Is it just me or there is literally NO DIFFERENCE at all between this and Note 10+ ?? I have t... moreThe difference is BIG tough
108MP combined with telephoto lens can achieve more Hybrid Zoom IF you are a photo enthusiast, Stainless Steel frame is stronger and more luxury like iPhone IF you are bothered about design, UWB will useful for smart Tag finder since UWB has longer range than Bluetooth
Laser AF very useful in Low Light Scene and Short Range photo since AF is measured by laser shot length, Dual PDAF can't be good at Low Light since PDAF requires motion and motion requires well lit environment, ToF 3D is good only for Depth Measuring but for now depth measuring is already supported with Tele and AI and both are better every year, but Laser AF is mandatory for low light and short range fast AF
Don't forget 5G is supported on this phone and eSIM IF you are traveling across the world that support eSIM, don't need to open the tray to exchange anymore, just scan QR and use it like Dual SIM
Who need 45W charging? 25W is far enough for fast charging and not hard to find the 3rd party cheaper charger and cable mostly upto 30W, 25W is still HOT while charging and using it, Hotter the phone, your CPU will throttle down cause some Lag
Some people may not want to upgrade but some people will like to upgrade because of some difference
Alitaghavi, 10 Apr 2021Is there a big difference between 60HZ and 120 HZ display?120hz has smoother motion than 60, useful in Gaming like PubG ML etc because high spec game requires some high frame rate for detailing like shooting, missing frame can cause some freakin losing, or while scrolling or maybe watch youtube there will be difference on smoothness, just that, the otherwise is not much different
Is there a big difference between 60HZ and 120 HZ display?
Is it just me or there is literally NO DIFFERENCE at all between this and Note 10+ ?? I have the Note 10+ and just bought Note 20 Ultra 5G and the cameras are about the same in terms of details both at night and during the day. Even though the cameras are huge on Note 20 they do NOT outperform Note 10+ in any way shape or form. The only advantage is you have 5x optical zoom instead of 2x. I also think the sound is a bit better on 20 ultra. It has a bit more bass to it like the iphone but overall my advice, if you already have Note 10+ you can safely skip note 20 ultra. Specs wise 12GB RAM 256GB storage on both. Despite note 20 having 200mah more than note 10, according to gsmarena the battery endurance is better on note 10. It brings nothing new and its not a better phone.
Alitaghavi, 07 Apr 2021Is it easy to transport this phone every where with you ? I have A51 but i think i should buy ... moreSimple. If you have the money just buy the Note. Period.
If you want to spend 600 euro elsewhere just get the A52 5G. It has extremely good value.
Mr. Owna, 01 Apr 2021I've liked Samsung for years, but now it's time to try something else. First of a... moreI really feel that the issues you've mentioned are pretty trivial, but you've made them sound like they are major issues. Even most sceptical people realise that these types of issues aren't really considered deal breakers anymore, because times have changed and tech has moved forwards.
Is it easy to transport this phone every where with you ? I have A51 but i think i should buy an smaller phone ? I don't know buy a giant flagship or a compact phone please help me thank you 🙏
I came back to Samsung after a 2year affair with Oneplus, Xiaomi, Sony, LG clones. Got Note20Ultra and Note20 for a start. Will look for foldables with spen later.
Now the Exynos Note20Ultra is undoubtedly slower and choppier than 8Pro, Xperia5ii, ZFlip i used just recently. Despite the Exynos fraud commited on EU citizens by Samsung, the battery is pretty good, and i was scared of this mostly. Just root it and enjoy SOT and standby better than Note9, S10. At some point it felt like in low use i could get 3 days, but so far there's so much functionality I had no chance to keep the phone down.
Regarding camera, I like 108mpix, massive influx of details. I don't like the classic smoothing of faces, digital sharpening, I often miss 8Pro realistic look. I despise Bokeh mode, the artifacts there are shocking. Really horrid portrait mode. I often have problem to focus, and I expect Note20 to be better for normal AUTO shooting. My cam also doesn't produce Motion Photo for some reason. Sometime it crashes, and OnePlus is easily way more stable and faster. Still i'm tired of those vanilla phones. Now that 9Pro costs huge money, it's dead to me. Next year you will have what.. OnePlus 10 with empty OS, same average camera, versus ZFlip3/Note21 with spen? Who on earth will choose OnePlus?:D Same goes for Xperia, the notification light and sd card geek gribes were cool, but there must some shocking change to come. Can't be paying for mediocrity anymore.