Samsung Galaxy Note20

Samsung Galaxy Note20

Samsung Galaxy Note20

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.4
CAMERA: Fair6.6/10
SIZE: Large Android
BATTERY: Very Good8.1/10

The Samsung Galaxy Note20, with its upper midrange price, offers a good blend of features and performance. It was released in 2020 and houses a plastic body with a 4300 mAh battery, promising a solid battery life. The 6.7-inch OLED screen doesn't have a curved edge but provides good screen quality, although it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. Photography enthusiasts might find the camera quality to be fair across still photos and videos, and it includes a 12MP main camera alongside a 64MP telephoto. This phone does support 5G connectivity and comes with Samsung's signature integrated stylus for added productivity but lacks a headphone jack. If you need a quality phone with a stylus for work and casual photography at a reasonable price, this could be a good choice. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Integrated stylus for productivity
  • Wireless DeX for desktop-like experience
  • Large, high-quality OLED display
  • 5G capable for faster connectivity
  • Wireless and reverse wireless charging
Cons
  • Basic 60Hz refresh rate
  • No headphone jack
  • Average camera quality
  • No high brightness mode specified

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.4
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.
Performance:
4.1
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Overall Camera:
3.6
The Overall Camera rating is based on a combination of the comprehensive Photos and Videos ratings, with photo quality weighted 80% and video quality weighted 20%.
Photos:
3.4
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 takes fair photos partly because the selfie camera has a fair performance, which means it might not capture the best self-portraits, particularly under varying conditions. Additionally, the overall photos software experience is rated as good, indicating that there may be limitations in how the camera software processes images, affecting photo quality.
Videos:
3.0
The Samsung Galaxy Note20's average video capabilities are due to its fair video software experience and its limitations in low-light performance, affecting video quality in darker settings. Additionally, the stabilization and dynamic range of videos are also considered fair, contributing to an overall satisfactory but not exceptional video capturing performance.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$608
Brand
Samsung
Operating System
Android
Release Date
August 21, 2020

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"
Resolution
2400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
No
Pixels Per Inch
393
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD865+
Internal Storage
128 gb
RAM
8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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6.6/10
Photos Score
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6.4/10
Videos Score
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6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.2 hours
Battery Capacity
4300 mah
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless charging Speed
15 w
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.36" x 2.96"
Weight
6.77 oz
Back Material
Plastic
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.0
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Mystic Gray, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Red, Mystic Green
Stock Android
No
SD Card
No

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Pocket-lint

Mike Lowe | October 2020
"We think pretty much anyone picking up the Note 20 to take photos will be very happy with the sharpness and appearance of the shots. If you're looking for a phone with an integrated stylus then there's little better than the note-taking potential of this phone. Sure, its 'glasstic' rear and lack of higher refrsh-rate screen are little red marks against its specification, but you can buy the step-up Ultra model if you see that as a problem - although we prefer the smaller price and smaller camera lump of this 'entry' Note model."

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