What Does the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Have to Offer?

Big, bold and pricey.  These are perhaps the three words which can be best used to describe the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.  Of course, this firm is arguably the main rival to Apple and this signifies that they have to remain one step ahead of the curve in regards to new iterations and releases.  One of the traits which has served to define Samsung over the past few years is their willingness to embrace larger models with massive display screens and equally impressive amounts of memory.  This brings up an important question.  What does the Note 20 have in store?  What can users expect to enjoy and are there any potential drawbacks?  If you are on the fence in regards to purchasing an upgrade, there is no doubt that the details below will come in handy. 

The Display Screen

If you are under the premise that bigger is better, you will certainly be impressed with the size of the Note 20 display screen.  Boasting no fewer than 6.9 inches of viewing space, this is one of the largest screens currently on the market.  When we then take into account that the Note 20 screen is associated with refresh rates of 120 Hz, the choice becomes “clear”.  If you tend to view HD media or play online games with your smartphone, this model could be the ideal solution. 

The Notorious S-Pen: Improvements

The S-Pen associated with Samsung devices has represented somewhat of a sticking point in the past.  Its accuracy levels were often called into question and there were other times when it would cease functioning entirely.  It appears as if the developers have taken these concerns seriously, as this newer iteration is said to be much smoother when compared to its predecessor.  This is great when editing documents, when dealing with point-and-click applications and indeed when dealing with any other actions that might not be ideally suited for traditional fingertip interactions. 

Robust Power for a Larger Package

One of the issues which some developers encounter when creating large phones is trying to encounter a balance between processing power, on-board storage capacity and the lifespan of the existing battery.  This will often involve what type of processor is used.  The good news is that the Note 20 has employed the extremely powerful Snapdragon 856 Plus chipset.  Not only will this help to guarantee smooth performance even when dealing with hefty applications, but the phone will not become as hot when compared to past models.  Also, the battery life of the Note 20 Ultra is said to have been slightly increased (although this was not normally a major issue with previous versions).

What About Possible Drawbacks?

It is only fair to mention a handful of issues that might irk some users.  While the 108-pixel on-board camera is now equipped with an improved auto-focus function, the lens itself protrudes noticeably from the phone chassis.  This essentially means that the Note 20 Ultra will not lay completely flat when placed upon a hard surface.  Also, the fact that this version (at the time that this article was written) costs more than 1,000 pounds might not appeal to those who are on a limited budget.  One final potential pitfall involves the fact that the screen display has a slight curve to its design.  Although this might not affect the viewing experience, some users have reported that accidental taps can occur when holding the periphery of the phone.

The Note 20 Ultra is certainly worth a closer look.  If you are not concerned with price and a handful of minor design issues, the chances are high that you will love what Samsung has created.