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All About The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

author Luis Silva (Updated on: July 2021)

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What You Should Know About The Galaxy S20 Ultra





Considering their rivals:

- Its performance is 12% below the average (2698 vs. 3052).

- Its display is 7% larger than the average (6.9" vs. 6.44").

- All of its rivals have AMOLED displays.

- 60% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 88% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 96% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 76% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- Its picture quality score is 40% above the average (144 vs. 102.52).

- 76% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- Fast charging is 36% faster than the average (45w vs. 33w).

- 88% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- Wireless charging speed is 30% slower than the average (15w vs. 21w).

- 60% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you prefer larger smartphones, then this one is 5% above the average (166mm vs. 158mm/6.54in vs. 6.21in).

- If you value a lightweight smartphone, then this one is 18% heavier than the average (222g. vs. 188g./7.83oz. vs. 6.64oz).

- 92% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 88% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- 52% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 52% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 16% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 12% of its adversaries have an headphone jack.



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 Specifications 
  • Pros 
    Performance
    AMOLED
    Always-On-Display
    Cameras
    Fast Charging
    Wireless Charging
    MicroSD Slot
    Glass Protection


  • Cons 
    Weight
    3.5mm Jack
    Price







  • Price 

    Amazon: $0

    eBay: $955

    BestBuy: $0

    Walmart: $809

  • Performance 
    Year: 2020
    Updates: 4 years
    Exynos 990
    Mali-G77 MP11
    Android 10
    Geekbench 5: 2698




  • Display 
    6.9" 1440x3200
    508 DPI
    Gorilla Glass 6
    AMOLED
    With Always-On
    120 hz
    Notch: Hole
    894 Nits




  • Cameras 
    4 Cameras

    With OIS
    With HDR
    1 LED flash
    4320p (8k)
    DP/Laser focus

    Dxo/Tek Score: 144

  • Main Camera 
    108 MP
    27 MP (2x zoom)
    f/1.8
    26mm
    Sensor size: 1/1.33
    Pixel size: 0.8

     
    Selfie 
    40 Mp f/2.2 26 mm
  • Other Cameras 
    48 Mp f/3.5 103mm
    4x Zoom

    12 Mp f/2.2 13mm
    Wide-Angle





  • Body 
    166x76x8 mm
    6.54x2.99x0.32 in
    222g. / 7.83oz.
    Full Glass
    91% STBR
    Looks: 9.1/10
    Fingerp.: Display
    IP68

  • Colors 
    Cosmic Grey
    Cosmic Black








  • Battery 
    5000mAh
    Charging: 45w
    Wireless: 15w
    Reverse: 09w
    1T+1W+1V*: 82%
    1T+3W+1V*: 65%
    1T+1W+3V*: 70%



  • Storage 
    RAM: 12GB
    Storage: 128GB
    Expandable

     
    Connectivity 
    4G/5G: 5G
    3.5mm jack: No
    Bluetooth: 5.0
    NFC: Yes

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with the Adreno 650 GPU) and the Exynos 990 (with the Mali-G77) are market dependent.

There's a performance increase of about 15% on the 865.

The Snapdragon 865 also has better battery efficiency (about 10% more screen-on-time) when you compare it to the Exynos 990.

Despite only having an optical zoom of 4x, thanks to its AI, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is also known for its impressive 100x hybrid Space Zoom. While better than a digital zoom, that's still far from a pure optical zoom.



 Top 5 
  •    Price 
    iPhone XS
    #1$649
    Xperia 5
    #2$649
    Galaxy S21
    #3$649
    Xperia 1 II
    #4$650
    Galaxy S20 U.
    #22$809
  • Global Score 
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    #18.08
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #27.77
    Xperia 1 II
    #37.76
    Find X2 Pro
    #47.74
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #137.38
  • Performance 
    iPhone 12
    #18.8
    iPhone 12 Pro
    #28.8
    Mi 11
    #37.8
    X60 Pro
    #47.8
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #206.5
  • Display 
    Mi 11
    #19.8
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #29.8
    Galaxy S20
    #39.8
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #49.8
    Galaxy S20 U.
    #59.8
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #16.9
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #26.9
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #36.9
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #46.9
    Mi 11
    #56.8
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Xperia 1 II
    #1642
    Xperia 1
    #2642
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #3565
    Galaxy S20
    #4565
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #16508
  • Cameras 
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #19.1
    P40 Pro
    #29
    iPhone 12 Pro
    #38.6
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #48.5
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #78.5
  • Camera MP 
    Mi 11
    #1108
    Mi 10
    #2108
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #3108
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #4108
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #5108
  • Zoom (mm) 
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #1240
    Find X2 Pro
    #2129
    P40 Pro
    #3125
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #4120
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #8103
  • Body 
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #18.9
    iPhone 12
    #28.6
    Galaxy S20
    #38.6
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #48.6
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #276.4
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Mate 30 Pro
    #193
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    #293
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #393
    Mi 11
    #491
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #691
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S10+ EX
    #110
    iPhone 12
    #210
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    #310
    Mi 11
    #410
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #189.1
  • Weight (g) 
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #1157
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #2163
    Galaxy S20
    #3163
    Xperia 5
    #4164
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #30222
  • Size (mm) 
    iPhone XS
    #1143
    iPhone X
    #2143
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #3144
    iPhone 12
    #4146
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #31166
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #19
    9 Pro
    #28.3
    Mi 11
    #37.9
    P40 Pro
    #47.8
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #117.2
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #185
    Mi 10
    #284
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #384
    P40
    #483
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #1182
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy S21 U.EX
    #172
    Mi 10
    #271
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #371
    P40 Pro
    #470
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #1565
  • Battery:Video* 
    Mi 10
    #174
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #274
    Mate 30 Pro
    #373
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #473
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #1270
  • Fast Charging. 
    9 Pro
    #165
    Find X2 Pro
    #265
    Mi 11
    #355
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #445
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #545
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 11
    #150
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #250
    9 Pro
    #350
    Mi 10
    #430
    Galaxy S20 U.
    15
  • Storage 
    Xperia 1 II
    #110
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    #210
    8 Pro
    #38.5
    X60 Pro
    #48.5
    Galaxy S20 U.
    #167.5
  • Int. Storage 
    Xperia 1 II
    #1256
    8 Pro
    #2256
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    #3256
    X60 Pro
    #4256
    Galaxy S20 U.
    #19128
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #112
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #212
    Galaxy S20
    #312
    Galaxy S20 U.
    #412
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    #512
  • Connectivity 
    Xperia 1 II
    #110
    Galaxy Note 9
    #28.5
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    #38.5
    Galaxy S10+ EX
    #48.5
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #204.6


 Rivals 
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
    Gal. Note 20 U.
    $899   8.08

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1 II
    Xperia 1 II
    $650   7.76

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X2 Pro
    Find X2 Pro
    $950   7.74

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
    Galaxy S21 U.
    $899   7.55

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8 Pro
    8 Pro
    $799   7.52

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei Mate 30 Pro
    Mate 30 Pro
    $849   7.45

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11
    Mi 11
    $698   7.44

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21
    Galaxy S21
    $649   7.42

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12 Pro
    iPhone 12 Pro
    $969   7.4

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 9 Pro
    9 Pro
    $919   7.37

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20
    Galaxy S20
    $799   7.27

    Compare
  • Vivo

    Vivo X60 Pro
    X60 Pro
    $900   7.22

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    $689   7.21

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
    Mi 10 Ultra
    $846   7.12

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei P40 Pro
    P40 Pro
    $949   6.92

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10
    Mi 10
    $721   6.8

    Compare


  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 5
    Xperia 5
    $649   6.79

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12
    iPhone 12
    $689   6.76

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1
    Xperia 1
    $699   6.63

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Galaxy Note 9
    $659   6.62

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P40
    P40
    $666   6.5

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    iPhone 11 Pro
    $684   6.12

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 4 XL
    Pixel 4 XL
    $799   5.7

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS
    iPhone XS
    $649   5.64

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS Max
    iPhone XS Max
    $675   5.62

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone X
    iPhone X
    $799   5.4

    Compare


The top 5 list is based only on these rivals.

You can click on any rival to know more about it too.

These are the lowest prices found on any of these stores: Amazon.com, eBay.com, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prices on eBay are in $US for reference but are Europe-based.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay, that are from new devices, unless they are out of stock, then they can be from bids, and then from pre-owned devices).

We're only including devices that still receive security updates.

Disclaimer: We earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews .

*What's left of a full charge after 1 hour of talking, 1 (or 3) hour of web browsing, and 1 (or 3) hour of video playback.



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