The Galaxy S20 series is currently the best that Samsung has on offer. Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 series as successors to the Galaxy S10 series, a giant leap in the naming strategy. These phones are of course more powerful and run the latest software from Samsung. The highlight of this series is the Galaxy S20 Ultra. This is the first time that Samsung has used Ultra in the name of a flagship smartphone, and this model does live up to its name. It is big, powerful, and expensive. Priced at ₹ 97,999 in India, the Galaxy S20 Ultra demands a serious premium over its siblings.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra design
If the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra ₹ 97,900 was an Avenger, it would be the Hulk in the Hulkbuster Iron Man suit. This smartphone is big and loaded with pretty much everything that Samsung has to offer. The size gives Samsung enough real estate to cram everything into, it might not be appealing to a lot of people. The Galaxy S20 Ultra's display measures 6.9 inches, and it weighs 220g, which for many people will be reason enough to drop it out of consideration. One-handed isn't easy and you will need to shuffle the phone in your hands to reach the top of the display. Using this phone with two hands is easier and also reduces the chance of dropping it.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specifications
The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch QHD Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, which is the biggest in the company's current lineup. You have the option to scale the resolution up to QHD+ or down to HD+. There's a 120hz refresh rate option that helps deliver a smooth experience. The display is absolutely stunning and has received an A+ rating from Displaymate. Samsung ships the Galaxy S20 Ultra with the Exynos 990 SoC, which has two Exynos M5 cores clocked at 2.73GHz, two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.5GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2GHz.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra performance and battery life
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is an excellent device for media consumption. The AMOLED panel is one of the best we have seen till date and has excellent viewing angles. The stereo speakers add to the overall experience, however, these speakers aren't equally powerful and we found the bottom-firing one doing most of the work.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra cameras
The camera module on the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the biggest we have seen in recent times, and it packs in a lot of hardware. The star of the show here is undoubtedly the 108-megapixel wide-angle primary camera. It is one of the biggest sensors we have seen on a smartphone. Along with the 108-megapixel primary sensor is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 48-megapixel telephoto camera. Next to these are a depth vision camera and the flash. For selfies, there's a 40-megapixel front camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is one of the best devices that Samsung has put out yet, and we hope that this camera technology trickles down to other models soon. The camera system on the device is excellent, and you are going to get a good shot pretty much irrespective of lighting conditions. We were also very delighted with the video recording performance of the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
However, at its asking price of ₹ 97,999, the Galaxy S20 Ultra will definitely make buyers think hard before pulling the trigger. It packs in top-notch performance, but also warms up under load. While the big AMOLED display is an absolute treat to enjoy videos on, this phone is a bit too bulky for comfortable day-to-day use.