If you are on a quest to find the ultimate mobile phone for every occasion, you’ve come to the right place. The internet is buzzing over the last couple of days because of the announcement of the newest phone in the Samsung Galaxy family.
We are, of course, talking about the Samsung Galaxy S20 phone that will be released in three different forms; Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra 5G.
In the following article, we will review the key features of the Ultra 5g version, as well as give you some tips and guide you in making the right purchase for yourself.
Firstly, when you order or purchase the phone, it will come in a biodegradable box, which is a very nice touch.
Moving on, one of the key things you pay attention to when you’re looking for the right phone is its hardware specifications, and that’s what we’ll dissect first.
Undoubtedly, the phone lives up to the “Ultra” name that it is given because the specs it boasts are truly breathtaking. When we talk about default storage, the memory of this phone is 512 GB, which is more than enough for any mobile user.
Specially, you will be able to store anything you want on this device, without thinking twice about storage occupation.
For the longest time, it was thought that 12GB of RAM is an overkill when we talk about phones, but S20 Ultra 5G takes it one step further, having 16GB of RAM (LPDDR5).
As a result, this phone will certainly do any task you require with ease, and you will be able to swiftly narrow through any application or program you want.
Alternatively, you can purchase versions that have 12GB of RAM, or 256/128 GB of internal storage respectively. Those numbers can potentially be more appealing, as they are cheaper to a degree, and will generally suffice any user’s needs.
Another neat detail of this device is that the phone has two different refresh rates you can choose from, those being the 60MHz and 120MHz.
You will want to use the 60MHz option in battery-saving situations, while you will choose 120MHz when you want to show off your phone’s speediness and fluidity.
Lastly, the phone is very well protected because of the newest Gorilla Glass 6 protectors, which will keep your device safe from any sort of damage or scratches.
Tests showed that phones protected with these Gorilla Glasses can survive 15 falls from a meter of height, which ensures S20 Ultra 5g’s durability.
|Display Panel||Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Display Size||6.9 inches, 114.0 cm2 (~89.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Display Resolution||1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio|
|Pixel Density||~511 ppi|
|Display Refresh||60 Hz or 120 Hz|
|CPU||Samsung Exynos 990 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 865|
|RAM||12GB or 16GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||128MB or 512GB|
|External Storage||microSD (up to 1TB)|
|RAM||12GB or 16GB LPDDR5|
|Protection||IP68 + Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Front Camera||40 MP camera|
|Rear Camera||108 MP main camera|
48 MP telephoto camera (10X hybrid optical zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax|
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, In-Display Ultrasonic Sensor|
|Audio||Dolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG|
|Battery||5,000 mAh battery|
45W fast charging
|Dimensions||76.0 mm wide|
166.9 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
|Weight||220 g (4G)|
222 g (5G)
Design and Aesthetics
Moving on, let’s talk about the phone’s design. When we talk about the looks, this phone keeps it simple with a clean-looking display that oozes sophistication once the phone is turned on.
The full resolution of the dynamic AMOLED display the phone boasts is 1440x3200, which is bigger than the average phone but feels just right when held in hand.
Additionally, you will be able to choose your phone background from a wide palette of default backgrounds that are installed, which look gorgeous.
Overall, I find the phone to be very aesthetically pleasing, especially because of the details such as the background photo of your screen surrounding the small front camera and the smooth movements that grace this device once you start swiping through it or using any applications.
Unfortunately, this version of the phone is only available in the Cosmic Gray and Cosmic Black colorway, which will surely change in the months to come.
I wouldn’t blame you if you skipped the rest of the article just to get to the part about the cameras, because they are truly outstanding.
First, let’s talk about the facial camera that is located on the front of the phone. It is a 40 MP camera that is 40 mm long, which comes with various cool features.
Sometimes, when I’m using my phone, it is hard to decide whether I should take a picture of something, or record it.
Therefore, one of my favorite aspects of this selfie camera is the single take feature, which takes clips and pictures over 10 seconds, allowing the user to pick the ones he likes the best upon finishing.
Additionally, the software itself marks the best pictures or videos with a little golden crown, which is certainly a nice touch. Moving on, let’s talk about potentially this phone’s best quality, the quad-camera setup that comes along with a 100X space zoom feature.
The phone’s main camera has a revolutionary 108MP which is Samsung’s most advanced camera to date. It also has a 48X zoom lance, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a ToF depth sensor.
Lastly, this device boasts the incredible Space Zoom option that will allow you to zoom your target up too 100X.
I find all of the cameras to be truly top-notch, and this device’s biggest strength is the quality of photos that it can produce.
Battery capacity and charging
Every user cares about the battery of their phone, so let’s talk about that for a moment. When you purchase the phone, it comes with a 45W charger, and on average, it will take around 60 minutes for your phone to fully charge from 1% to 100%.
The phone has a 5000mAh battery, which is immense, and it lasts for over 11 hours of active usage while being on the 60 MHz refresh rate, which is solid compared to other similar devices.
However, it is worth mentioning that the phone runs out of battery faster while running on the 120 MHz refresh rate, with the battery lasting for only 9 hours.
S20 Ultra will costs you $1,399 for 128GB + 12GB of RAM, and $1,599 for 512GB + 16GB of RAM
The 5G aspect
One of the aspects that make this smartphone truly revolutionary is the introduction of 5G to the mainstream audience.
Specifically, access to 5G internet will speed up your internet significantly, with numbers being 10 to 100 times faster than the 4G version.
This will affect the speed of your internet browsing, downloads, and generally any action you perform on your phone that is directly related to internet access.
Release date, price, and the overall verdict
This impressive piece device is expected to go on sale on the 6th of March, with the initial price tag being $1,399 .
Realistically, you don’t have to buy this phone if you’re looking for a standard phone that will meet your basic needs, as this phone is way too expensive for that.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a beast of a phone, this baby is the right device for you as its technological superiority ensures its relevance for many years to come.