The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is one of the successors to the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and also the non 5G variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. In comparison with its 5G sibling, we discover the absence of 5G support, reduced storage variants, and reduced RAM variants. All other features are pretty much the same.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Key Specs & Features
- 6.9-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 1440 x 3200 Pixels (511 PPI)
- Android 10, One UI 2
- 12GB RAM
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (USA), Octa-core Exynos 990 (Global)
- 128GB Built-in Storage, With Support For Storage Expansion Via Micro-SD up to 1TB
- 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + VGA Quad Rear Camera and 40MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor (under Display)
- 45W Fast Charging
- Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
- 5000mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra design is unarguably the most refined smartphone design featured on smartphones in Samsung’s ”S” series from past years till now.
It is a product of the reviews Samsung has gotten from previous devices. The sum of all efforts put in place delivers an appealing chassis design.
Aside from having outstanding aesthetics, the S20 Ultra also happens to be the biggest smartphone to have ever emerged in the series.
Onboard is a 6.9-inch display, which is pretty much the same size as the display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Both displays are based on Dynamic AMOLED panel and they both feature 120Hz refresh rate, however, the S20 ultra has a slightly higher resolution pegged at 1440 x 3200 as opposed to 1440 x 3088 on the Note 20 ultra.
Please note that just like the other recently released Samsung smartphones with a 120Hz refresh rate, enthusiasts would have to subscribe to 1080 resolution in order to enjoy 120Hz refresh rate. You would only get the full 1440 resolution on 60Hz.
Taking a glance at what Samsung did on the rear, we discover a massive camera bump bearing four cameras and an LED flash. Far beneath the camera bump is the Samsung branding, which indicates its a Samsung smartphone.
Users who decide to purchase this Android smartphone will have three colour options. They include Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black, and Cloud White
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra packs in a set of massive camera setup, that places it accrues it the title of one of the most beefed-up camera smartphone manufactured by Samsung.
On the rear, we have got a 108MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 48MP telephoto camera with an aperture of f/3.6, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a VGA camera.
Video recording with the rear camera setup is capped at 8k @ 24fps, a video record mode that is also supported on the less premium Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus. The other video record modes include 20p videos at 960fps for slow-mo, super steady video mode.
For selfies, we have a single 40MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2. This camera is capable of shooting 4k videos in 30/60fps and also 1080p videos at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra falls in the same performance category as the Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra 5G. This means we would be getting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Processor in the US and the Exynos 990 processor on the Global version.
However, the RAM and storage variants were reduced here we have just 12GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage, in lieu of the 128GB / 256GB / 512GB and 12GB / 16GB combo on the S20 ultra 5G.
On the software side, we have got the One UI2 user interface running on the Android 10 operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra features a USB Type C (USB 3.2) port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC.
Internet connectivity here is capped at 4G. However please note that there is a 5G variant just like the Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S20 Plus 5G, and Galaxy S20 5G, for users who desire the zenith of mobile broadband connection.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra price in Nigeria starts at around 370,000 Naira. The Galaxy S20 Ultra costs around $625 in the Unites States, 509 GBP in the United Kingdom, 20,500 EGP in Egypt and 5,999 GHS in Ghana.
The smartphone was launched on the 11th of February 2020 and released for purchase on the 15th of March 2020.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra:
- Platform: Android 10, One UI 2
- Processor: Octa-core, 2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.60 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 (Exynos 990) or Octa-core 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865)
- GPU: Mali-G77 MP11 (Global) or Adreno 650 (USA
- Memory: 12GB / 16GB RAM
- Colours: Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black
- Dimension: 166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 222 g
- SIM Type: Nano / eSIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.9-inches Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1440 x 3200 pixels, Always-On Display, HDR10, 120Hz (up to FHD resolution), 511 PPI
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 108MP (wide) f/1.8 + 48MP (Telephoto)f/3.6 + 12MP (ultrawide) f/2.2 + VGA Quad-Camera
- Rear Camera Features: 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, Gyro-EIS & OIS, Dual-Video Recording.
- Front Camera: 40 MP (wide), f/2.2, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps, Dual Video Call, Auto-HDR
- Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: –
- EDGE: –
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 3.2)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes (USA & CANADA only)
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: –
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, Under Display, Ultrasonic
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation:
- Wireless Charging: Yes, Fast Qi/PMA Wireless Charging 15W
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: Yes, Up to 1.5m for 30 mins
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 45W Fast Charging Capacity