Samsung S20 Ultra Latest Full Review: (s20 ultra complete specification)
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra summary
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is a high-end smartphone from Samsung announced in February 2020 and available in early March 2020 which offers an improved version of the Galaxy S20 and S20 +. It is equipped with a 6.9-inch HDR10 + certified AMOLED screen, a versatile quadruple photo sensor between ultra-wide-angle and 10X zoom (100X in hybrid) and an Exynos 990 processor engraved in 7 nm supported by 12 GB of RAM (16 GB in 512 GB version). It is available in 4G + 5G version and with 128 GB or 512 GB of UFS 3.0 storage.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the smartphone of all technological excesses with its 6.9-inch screen at 120 Hz, its main 108 megapixel photo sensor, its zoom that can go up to x100 or even its 5000 mAh battery. It is the big star of the leader in mobile telephony and it therefore deserves special attention. We deliver here our complete test of this beast.
Samsung s20 ultra full specifications
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra|
|OS version||Android 10 Q|
|Manufacturer interface||Samsung One UI|
|Screen size||6.9 inch|
|Definition||3200 x 1440 pixels|
|Pixel density||511 dpi|
|Graphics Chip (GPU)||Mali-G77 MP11|
|Random access memory (RAM)||12 GB, 16 GB|
|Internal memory (flash)||128 GB, 512 GB|
|Camera (back)||Sensor 1: 108 Mpx|
Sensor 2: 12 Mpx
Sensor 3: 48 Mpx
|Camera (front)||40 MP|
|Video recording||8K @ 30 fps|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 6 (ax)|
|Supported bands||2100 MHz (B1), 800 MHz (B20), 1800 MHz (B3), 2600 MHz (B7), 700 MHz (B28)|
|Fingerprint sensor||Under the screen|
|Ports (inputs / outputs)||USB Type-C|
|Dimensions||76 x 166.9 x 8.8mm|
Samsung S20 Ultra display review
He’s fat. Very big. Very very very very big. Gargantuan. Here is how we could summarize the first impression left by the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra . Certainly, the words used here are not the most sophisticated in Molière’s language, but I find them very appropriate. It must be said that the dimensions of this ogre impose. Impose serious. With a height of 166.9mm, a width of 76mm and a thickness of 8.8mm. If he was a rugby player, this device would be at the forefront of the scrum and clear his opponents like a tank.
You can imagine that such a beast necessarily weighs its weight. By holding the Galaxy S20 Ultra, you are therefore holding 220 grams of technology. It weighs heavy, almost as heavy as an iPhone 11 Pro Max. More than his measurements – which we never forget, let’s be clear – it is especially the grip of this mass that marked me the most. On a busy day where we interact a lot with the smartphone, it should not be surprising to feel a very small pain in the little finger that we sometimes tend to slip under the bottom edge to support the product. .
The problem is that if I don’t use this little finger as a support, it becomes harder to use the screen with my thumb. In the end, the best is still to use it with two hands, but this is not always possible in all situations. I am thinking in particular of the Paris metro which, in addition to being crowded, sometimes suffers from a slightly abrupt driving style which forces one to hold on to the bar. Using your Galaxy S20 Ultra with both hands when approaching a sharp bend may cause your fall in a rather burlesque and above all painful way.
By turning on the phone, we can observe the black contours around the screen which remain quite thin, despite a greater flatter at the bottom. However, this is not what is getting the attention. No, the eye is rather drawn to the ultra large surface occupied by the rectangle of animated pixels. The more days went by, the more I felt like I was just holding a screen. Although the borderless has been in fashion for several years, I really more than ever had the impression of holding a screen before holding a smartphone with this Galaxy S20 Ultra.
On the back, Samsung relies on glass which is quite confusing. Indeed, we are dealing with a photo module of the most imposing. The black rectangle composed of four sensors and an LED flash is indeed spread over 4.5 cm in height against 3.1 cm in width. Suffice to say that it is a large paving stone which fits into the upper left corner of the rear face. In addition, this set is quite protruding, which obviously makes the device a bit wobbly, when laid flat, in addition to raising it slightly.
Finally, the only slightly discreet thing about this photo module is the inscription “ Space Zoom 100X ” affixed to the lower part of this black rectangle. It is, however, a purely mercantile approach. What to think of this design? On a very personal level, I find it lacking in elegance, in subtlety, which really put me off when I started using it.
120 HZ, MY LOVES
6.9 inch. 6.9 inch. 6.9 inches… When I discovered the screen diagonal of this Galaxy S20 Ultra, it was difficult for me not to repeat it over and over. I needed at least that to realize that it wasn’t an exaggerated number. We are always getting closer to a tablet format. The Amoled panel is here like the smartphone it equips: disproportionate. Some will find that Samsung is doing too much here, but we have to admit that we are dealing with 6.9 inches of fun.
Note that the definition goes up to QHD +, but it should be noted that Full HD + is quite pleasant in the vast majority of cases in addition to consuming less energy. Indeed, by aiming very wide, we can argue that at least a density of 350 pixels per inch is needed to be sure not to see the pixels with the naked eye. However, on the Galaxy S20 Ultra, we are entitled to a density of 381 ppi, which is therefore very sufficient for a good visual experience. The 506 dpi of QHD + will however prove to be more relevant for virtual reality experiences.
Samsung has done a good job on the speakers of this Galaxy S20 Ultra, which handle stereo very well to provide excellent spatialization of sound. We will highlight in passing a complete and particularly powerful sound, very pleasant to listen to all kinds of music. Be careful, however, of the frequent crackling on the treble when you push the volume to the highest notches. Nothing too bad, but it’s too audible not to be pointed out.
With headphones or earphones, do not hesitate to activate the Dolby Atmos option which enriches the audio experience a little. To go further, do not hesitate to go for a walk in the equalizer offered in the settings of the smartphone. Nothing new here compared to previous generations of Samsung’s premium ranges. The option is effective and gives free rein to personalization.
Four photo sensors for maximum versatility. This is the promise made by this Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and its rear module. Before breaking down all this, let’s review the proposed formula:
- a main sensor of 108 megapixels, f / 1.8
- 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, f / 2.2
- 48 mega-pixel telephoto lens, f / 3.5
- a TOF sensor to refine the portrait mode
Note that the configuration here differs a lot from that adopted by the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 +. Indeed, the main sensor of the Ultra model takes advantage of the highest definition which is therefore used to also take full-format photos (108 megapixels) for more details and 8K videos. The zoom functions have their own dedicated 48-megapixel sensor
WE WANTED MORE ENDURANCE
If the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is this thick, it is largely due to the fact that it has a 5000 mAh battery on board. With such a capacity, we are therefore reassured at first glance: the smartphone promises to hold out without difficulty in the long term… What nay! Compared to its little brother the classic S20, this juggernaut is a little more comfortable to last a day. However, it remains very far from the best devices on the market in this area.
After receiving the final firmware update , the Galaxy S20 Ultra was indeed significantly less worrying than during the first days of use, especially because it manages the waking times much more calmly. On this point, we raise our two thumbs in the air with a Colgate smile.
From there to say that it is perfectly reassuring would be a lie. To give you an example, my smartphone usage mainly consists of listening to music through my bluetooth headset, watching videos on YouTube, lazing around on the web (Chrome) and chatting regularly on WhatsApp and Messenger. Add to that a few small 3D video game sessions from time to time thrown in as part of this test. I pretty quickly disabled 5G in the network options, but I was running almost exclusively at 120Hz.