The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the kind of flagship phone that could make you giddy given the sheer number of features. Yes, it has an ultra-premium price, but the Note 20 Ultra truly lives up to its name, especially compared to the regular Galaxy Note 20.
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra boasts a bigger 6.9-inch display with a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate, a sharper 108MP camera with laser auto focus and a more responsive S Pen. I've spent the last week using the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and I'm really impressed by the display and the zoom capability of the camera. And while the new S Pen gestures are nifty, they require a learning curve.
The Note 20 Ultra also offers a bigger battery than the standard Note 20, more RAM and a microSD card slot. Just like the regular Galaxy Note 20, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also has a fast Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, streams Xbox games and syncs your S Pen notes to the cloud.
· Samsung knows how to make sleek looking hardware. The Mystic Bronze finish on the Note 20 Ultra not only looks elegant but manages to give off a sheen without attracting lots of fingerprints.
· : Scrolling feels like butter when you have the Adaptive motion smoothness setting turned on. And optimized games like Dead Trigger 2 look really smooth.
· You get a fast 9ms response time and offer a pen-to-paper feel. Scribbling notes on this panel feels completely natural to the point I forget I'm writing on a screen.
· I got in very close with the Note 20 Ultra's 5x optical zoom, putting my iPhone 11 Pro Max's 2x zoom to shame. And the digital zoom stayed steady up to 20x; it got shaky at 50x.
· The new Air Actions can come in handy (like drawing a a quick arc in the air to go Home). But they don't always work the first time
I managed to get the Note 20 Ultra to connect to my TCL Roku TV wirelessly and use the phone as a touchpad. And Link to Windows lets you run apps on your PC.