Samsung‘s Note series of smartphones has always been redefining the smartphone game since the original Galaxy Note released in 2011. With kick-ass performance and stunning cameras, each new Note brings something new to the table. Add more product variations like Pro, Plus, Lite, and Ultra, and you have a family of phones to choose from. In this article, we will look at the “Ultra” variant of the newest Note phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, its price in Nepal, and see whether the hype surrounding this “Ultimate Note” lives up to reality.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Overview:
Design and Display:
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is sleek and clean, very minimalist to look at but a complete beast inside. The phone houses a giant 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen protected under the loving care of Gorilla Glass Victus on both front and rear. The phone’s front looks simple, with a small circular hole-punch notch that houses the Note 20 Ultra’s 10MP selfie snapper. On the rear, we have a monochrome finish. A rectangular camera panel that sticks out on the left of the back panel that houses the phone’s prized camera setup.
TheNote 10 Ultra’s Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O screen is one of the best to be fitted on the phone yet, period. The wide cinematic screen displays accurate colors with brightness adjusted to very dark or very bright. The brightness range itself is a huge plus point for this phone, as it best many others in its price range. The screen has a 120Hz frame rate option, which provides a smooth experience when turned on. Granted, it takes away some display features, and you can’t view videos on FullHD+, but with a seamless experience like this, you’ll be more than ecstatic to look over this.
As mentioned before, the screen, as well as the rear, is protected by Gorilla Glass. The Cornering Gorilla Glass Victus provides great resistance against accidental drops and scratches… and trust us, you’ll need it since the rear of the phone can get quite slippy.
The cameras are the main selling point of this phone. Housed on a raised rectangular panel, the triple camera setup consists of a 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm primary wide lens, 12 MP periscope telephoto lens and, to top things off, a 12 MP ultra-wide lens.
The 108MP primary camera produces such crisp, natural and detailed pictures that your mouth will open wide in awe. Critics and reviewers all across the tech scene are hyping up the Note 20 Ultra’s cameras, and that’s for a good reason. The cameras and AI photo optimizations produce crystal clear and attention-to-detail clicks that you’ll be surprised that they were captured in a smartphone.
Apart from the primary camera, we have the periscope telephoto lens and Ultra-wide lens. The Periscope Telephoto lens comes with 5x optical zoom and 50x hybrid zoom. Although this isn’t something you will be using every day, this does come pretty handy from time to time. Handy enough to overlook the massive bump that the camera panel has to fit this on the phone body (but hey, nothing a cover can’t fix!). The ultra-wide camera is pretty awesome as well, and the shots come out with natural looking colors and attention to detail.
Looking at the front, we have a 10MP selfie snapper. Although this isn’t as ‘megapixel-heavy’ as some other phones that come within this price range, it produces some crispy cute selfies that highlight your features and fix your flaws, courtesy of Samsung’s AI optimizations.
Hardware and Performance:
As beautiful as the Note 20 Ultra looks, it’s an equal beast in terms of raw performance. This phone utilizes the Exynos 990 (7 nm+) chipset, which although notorious for its power consumption, is a great choice performance wise and a total bang for your buck. A Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) variant is available as well, although it will only be available for sale in the USA.
The phone is powered by an Octa-core Mongoose+Cortex CPU that assures nothing but the best performance. A Mali-G77 MP11 GPU handles all graphics and gaming processes smoothly and won’t give you any lags or glitches even while multitasking or running heavy games. An Octa-core Kryo CPU and Adreno 650 GPU variant is available too, but this is comes with the Snapdragon 856+ variant in the USA.
S Pen and PC integration:
The Note brought us the S Pen, and we’re glad it did – the S Pen revolutionized the “Note” aspect of smartphones, after all. The S Pen in the Note 20 Ultra is as powerful and handy as the phone itself. With added features like air gestures and write prediction, the S Pen experience is more responsive than ever before.
The Note 20 Ultra also pairs seamlessly with PCs. Courtesy of its PC integration, using the smartphone will feel like keeping a PC in your pocket. You can turn notes into text or even PowerPoint presentations with incredible ease. Of course, you can also transfer your data from your Note device to your PC or vice versa with as little as a drag of a folder.
Top-shelf phones usually aren’t the best in terms of battery. The Note 20 Ultra comes with average battery life. Though it is touted as the “best battery ever on a Note”, the power-hungry Exynos processor takes quite a toll on the 4500 mAh battery.
That being said, the battery life is still quite decent: you can run it with moderate use throughout the day without any battery problems. If you have a charging option available then the battery life should pose no problems to you at all. The fast-charging enables more than 50% charge in 30 minutes, which is no joking matter. The 25W Super Fast Charger is included in the box so when you do run low, it’s not for long.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Specs:
|Release Date||2020, August|
|Display||6.9″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Rear Cameras||108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS|
12 MP, f/3.0, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 50x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm
with LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama;
video 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+,
stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
|Selfie Camera||10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF|
with Dual video call, Auto-HDR; video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
|Chipset||Exynos 990 (7 nm+) – Global|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global|
|GPU||Mali-G77 MP11 – Global|
|Internal Memory||256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM|
with shared microSD slot
|OS||Android 10, One UI 2.5|
|SIM Slot||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Battery||Li-Ion 4500 mAh, non-removable|
Fast charging 25W
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Color and Build||Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White|
Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), stainless steel frame
Price in Nepal:
The official price of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in Nepal is रू 1,39,999. This covers the 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage variant, which is the only one available in Nepal at the moment.
|Samsung Phone Model||Price in Nepal|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra||रू 1,39,999|