Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Updated Price: How much PTA Tax on Samsung S20 Ultra?
- Great feel and processing, IP68 is included
- OLED with top quality 120 Hertz display
- Screen protector glued on
- One UI with innovative software features
- Strong performance and lots of memory
- Versatile camera system with 3 focal lengths, top photo quality and 8K videos
- State-of-the-art connectivity with LTE Cat 20 and ax WiFi
- Wireless charging in both directions
- Dual SIM / micro SD and eSIM
- good acoustics and radio properties
- big, thick and heavy
- Jack socket is missing
The new flagship from Samsung is technically excellently equipped and offers little scope for criticism. The size, the weight and the very good but not completely convincing battery life prevent the march to the top of the PhoneBechDou best list.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Price in Pakistan 2020:
- The smallest model in Samsung’s new S series, the 6.2-inch Galaxy S20, starts at 173,000 pkr,
- The 5G version costs 192690 pkr.
- The Galaxy S20 + (6.7 inches) stands at 192,690 pkr with LTE and 128 GB storage. With 5G modem it costs 241,978 pkr,
- With 5G and 512 GB the price is 260,911 pkr.
- With a diagonal of 6.9 inches, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is not only the largest model, it also marks the pinnacle in terms of price: It is only available as a 5G version, with 128 GB it costs 260,189 pkr, with 512 GB it is 298776 pkr . This model will be discussed in the following, the test device we have has 512 GB of memory.
Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G 512GB price in usd: $1599
Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G 128GB price in usd : $1399
How Much PTA Tax on Samsung Galaxy s20/s20 ultra/s20 5G?
PTA tax on all variants of s20 is upto 41,000 pkr.
Design, workmanship and choice of materials are what you would expect from the market leader: absolutely top class. This time, Samsung does without gimmicks such as ceramics and takes the color seriously.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra comes in black or gray, with Gorilla Glass 6 at the back and front, which is held together by a painted aluminum frame. An IP68 certification is included, so a water bath (fresh water) is not a problem. The dark and glossy surface magically attracts fingerprints; a well-known problem with which one can come to terms well.
However, weight and size are not easily put away. The S20 Ultra has risen once again compared to the Note 10+ and is the largest smartphone known to us, surpassed by the Huawei Mate 20X at best, but that’s more tablet than phone.
The weight of 220 grams quickly becomes noticeable in the hand. Added to this is the thickness of 8.8 millimeters, which grows to 11 millimeters on the powerful camera unit. This is certainly not pocket-friendly, so buyers should definitely take the phone in hand to see if it fits. Positive: Despite the protruding dimensions, it is surprisingly comfortable to hold, optimally balanced and with a power button positioned exactly in the right place.
Of course you get something for the size. In the first place is the display with a gigantic diagonal of 6.9 inches for smartphone conditions. It fills the entire front, the edge is millimeter-thin.
The recess for the front camera is punctiform like the new Note series and hardly disturbs the view of the display. What is new is the absence of a curved display edge, which was previously a trademark of the S series. This is only slightly curved, which minimizes incorrect entries with the ball of the hand and enables Samsung to stick on a screen protector.
A treat for the eyes is the high refresh rate of 120 Hertz, which enables noticeably softer scrolling when surfing and in apps. Samsung is thus starting to overtake companies like Google and OnePlus, which are already equipping their top models with 90-Hertz displays.
The factory setting is 60 Hertz and if you increase the speed to 120 Hertz, the screen resolution is reduced from 3,200 x 1,440 pixels to 2,400 x 1,080 pixels to save the battery. While the reduction in resolution has no visible effect (you have to look very closely with a magnifying glass to see something), you can immediately notice the difference between 60 and 120 Hertz. We therefore recommend activating 120 Hertz.
In terms of quality, the display is at the forefront, as you are used to from the Koreans. The maximum brightness is typically low at 379 candela Samsung, but in a bright environment the display regulates (temporarily) up to 1010 candela – a record-breaking luminosity that ensures good readability even outdoors. The contrasts we determined for different ambient brightness is good, but not outstanding. Here are the measurement data:
- Display brightness: 379 cd / m 2
- Display brightness boost: 1010 cd / m 2
- Dark contrast (1 lux): 1: 9999
- Contrast in the office (500 lux): 1: 619
- Contrast in daylight: 1: 11.3
The RGB color space is greatly expanded, Samsung covers a larger area here than other OLED smartphones such as the Pixel 4 or the iPhone 11 Pro . In return, however, they are somewhat more stable in terms of viewing angle and have a higher contrast.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra is offered with two processor combinations: with the in-house Exynos platform (Exynos 990 + Exynos modem 5123) and with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 + modem X55. The availability depends on the region: the Exynos variant can be found in Europe and South Korea, the Snapdragon variant is sold in the USA.
Technically and in terms of performance, there are no big differences, because with a dedicated engine for artificial intelligence, a powerful GPU (Mali G77 / Adreno 650) and an ultra-modern 7-nanometer EUV manufacturing technology, the spearhead of what is offered in both cases is technically possible.
The picture is also similar with a view of the 5G modem: Both companies have not succeeded in integrating the modem on the SoC, so it is physically separated, which on the one hand increases the space requirement, on the other hand extends the conductor tracks and thus the Energy consumption drives up. The only company that can currently manufacture SoC and 5G modems integrated is Huawei with the Kirin 990.
The test sample before us was therefore equipped with the Exynos 990. The benchmark is significantly more powerful than the Exynos 980 ( Galaxy S10 ), but does not quite achieve the performance of an Apple A12 ( iPhone 11 ). But that’s pea counting. The fact is: The Galaxy S20 Ultra is in the fast lane in terms of performance and difficult to push to the limit, which is also due to the generous 16 GB (!) Of RAM.
Samsung supports eSIM for the first time
The rest of the equipment doesn’t skimp on superlatives either. The stereo speakers deliver an excellent sound on the level of the predecessors, Dolby Atmos is supported. The internal memory of our test sample is almost inexhaustible with 512 GB, who still needs more can expand via micro-SD.
Alternatively, the slot holds a second SIM card, which means that the S20 5G Ultra Dual SIM can handle it. But that’s not all: an alternative to the second physical SIM can be integrated via the settings menu, with the three S20 models, Samsung also supports the virtual SIM card for the first time.
The rest of the connectivity is also state of the art with 5G, LTE Cat 20 (2 Gbit / s in down and 150 Mbit / s in upload), the latest ax-WLAN, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and USB-C-3.2 connection. Unfortunately, a jack socket is missing – it was still there with its predecessors. Samsung is now also following the path that other manufacturers such as Huawei or Oneplus have already followed.
The new version 2.1 of Samsung’s user interface One UI, which is based on the current Android version 10, pleases with a tidy design that clearly displays the exuberant variety of features and extras. Strong: A software package from Microsoft (OneDrive Office) is already preinstalled.
The differences compared to One UI 2.0 (Note 10 and S10 series) are manageable. At the forefront is the new “Quick Share” quick access in the status bar, which like Apple AirDrop and Huawei Share makes it extremely easy to share content with people nearby. The personalized news overview Bixby Home, which is located to the left of the homescreen, is replaced by Samsung Daily, with minor layout changes. There are also some cosmetic changes to some app icons,
Very strong and always worth mentioning: The desktop mode DeX, which turns the Galaxy S20 Ultra into a PC replacement. A USB-C to HDMI adapter is required as an interface between the smartphone and a monitor or TV. If all three are connected, DeX starts automatically and allows you to watch videos on a large screen or work like on a PC if you also pair the keyboard and mouse via Bluetooth.
Battery life, acoustics, radio
The battery life is not a disappointment, but we expected a little more from a top smartphone at this level of equipment and price, especially since the battery with 5000 mAh is gigantic. Is it the new 5G modem?
Is the physical separation of the modem and SoC to blame? We don’t want to speculate here and instead present facts. In the standardized connect test, the Galaxy S20 Ultra manages 9:46 hours with a refresh rate of 60 hearts at full resolution. With 120 hearts and reduced resolution, the runtime drops to 8:23 hours.
If you activate the smooth scrolling, you have to accept a slightly more than 10 percent reduced battery life. Both values are acceptable and mean that you can use your smartphone to get through the day even with intensive use. But other phones can do an hour more,
The supplied 25-watt power supply pumps the battery from 0 to 100 percent in an hour and a half, and it is half charged after half an hour. In this price range, other manufacturers put a 40-watt power supply in the box, which charges accordingly faster.
Wireless charging with fast 15 watts is possible, but also requires a corresponding charging pad (which Samsung can also pay well). Wireless reverse charging is supported, in view of more and more peripheral devices with Qi ( Galaxy Buds + ) an extra with real added value.
In terms of acoustics and radio properties, the S20 Ultra is in a very good mood, other smartphones offer a higher volume when making calls, but not the same voice quality, and noise suppression works at a very good level. The transmission and reception properties are very good in the GSM and UMTS network, and a good level is achieved in the LTE network. We have not tested the new 5G standard.
The new Pro mode also offers manual setting for videos
Video mode is also state of the art in two ways. For the first time, a smartphone has a resolution of 8K, which is an incredible 7680 x 4320 pixels. There are still no affordable output devices that support this display, so the added value is limited.
However, we recommend switching to 4K (and 60 fps) for another reason: The 8K videos are a disappointment in terms of quality and not a comparison to 4K, where the S20 Ultra shows a strong performance at the level of an iPhone 11 Pro. Also strong: the new Pro mode for videos, which for the first time enables manual settings for aperture and white balance for moving images.