Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20 Series is currently the best offered by Samsung. Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 series as the successor to the Galaxy S10 series, the biggest jump in the naming strategy of the latest Galaxy series. Samsung Galaxy S20 is of course more powerful and runs the latest software from Samsung. The highlight of this series is the Galaxy S20 Ultra. This is the first time Samsung has used Ultra on behalf of its flagship smartphone, and this model bears its name. It's big, strong, and expensive. Priced at a special price, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra demands a serious premium for its siblings.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

About design is something that can be considered subjective. Galaxy S20 Ultra body looks firm, some people might say the design is stiff, with a camera bulge that is not bear on the back. When held, this smartphone feels sturdy and steady. Understandably, it weighs only 229 grams. Indeed the Galaxy S20 Ultra reminds me of the old days of using a 6 inch Lumia Windows Phone, which was then called "phablet".

Some people I gave the opportunity to hold this smartphone like the rigid design, and its large dimensions, especially if the dimensions of the hand are also like that. The back of the camera that looks big with the words "Space Zoom 100x" is easily visible when we use to call, for example. I also have big hands, but there are some things that make it uncomfortable when holding this smartphone.

Using Gorilla Glass 6 glass material, the S20 Ultra feels very sleek. If the surface of the hands gets wet easily like me, it's done. There is anxiety almost all the time, especially when using one hand again. For example when you are lying down while holding a smartphone, the risk of falling on your face is quite high (don't copy it, yeah). Samsung also does not seem to provide an anti-fingerprint coating on the body. The Cosmic Black color that I tested was very easy to look dirty. My suggestion, choose another color variant if you don't want it to look dirty all the time.

The other part is no problem. The transition frame and the front and rear feel smooth in the hand, the buttons are also comfortable even though they should be more precise. Samsung also decided to reduce the curved side of the front screen panel. It still exists and is still visible, but it is made subtle so that it does not interfere with the experience while using.

Samsung also still uses an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor inside the Galaxy S20 Ultra screen. It seems there is no difference from the previous generation, relatively longer than optical sensors that emit bright light, even though it is reliable or minimally wrong detection. The face unlock is also not the fastest, far compared to relatives from BBK Electronics such as Oppo and Realme.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Full Specifications
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy S20 Ultra
Release date 11th February 2020
Form factor Touchscreen
Body type Glass
Dimensions (mm) 166.90 x 76.00 x 8.80
Weight (g) 220.00
IP rating IP68
Battery capacity (mAh) 5000
Removable battery No
Fast charging Proprietary
Wireless charging Yes
Colours Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey
Screen size (inches) 6.90
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440x3200 pixels
Processor 2GHz octa-core (2x2.73GHz + 2x2.5GHz + 4x2GHz)
Processor make Samsung Exynos 990
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 1000
Dedicated microSD slot No
Rear camera 108-megapixel (f/1.8) + 48-megapixel (f/3.5) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2) + Depth
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 40-megapixel (f/2.2)
Front autofocus Yes
Operating system Android 10
Skin One UI 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones Type-C
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
5G Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes
5G Yes
Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes