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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2020, August 05
  • Dimensions: 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 192 g
  • Screen: 6.7", Super AMOLED Plus
  • Main Camera: Triple, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 10 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - Global
  • Battery: 4300 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G
Release date 2020, August 05
Dimensions 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm (6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 in)
Weight 192 g (6.77 oz)
Body build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back
Colors Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray, Mystic Red, Mystic Blue
Battery 4300 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Approximate price1000 EUR
Screen
Technology Super AMOLED Plus
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.7" inc
Screen area 108.4 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio89.2%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 px
PPI /points per inch/ 393 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other - HDR10+
-Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Triple
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
-64 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (telephoto), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid zoom
-12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
DxOMark Main Score112
DxOMark Photo115
DxOMark Video97
Front camera, selfie 10 MP, Single
Specifications 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2'', 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score100
DxOMark Photo103
DxOMark Video95
Performance
Operating system OS Android 10, One UI 2.5
Chipset - Exynos 990 (7 nm+)
- Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) - USA
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - Global
-Octa-core (1x3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585) - USA
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G77 MP11 - Global
-Adreno 650 - USA
External memory No
Internal memory 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Antutu 8 score528591
GeekBench 5 Single Core783
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core2564
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps, 5G
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
USB 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.95 W/kg (head) 0.72 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.68 W/kg (head) 1.37 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio (market dependent)
Headphone jack No
Others
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Tuned by AKG
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
-ANT+
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Fast charging 25W
-USB Power Delivery 3.0
-Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
-Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
-Stylus, 26ms latency (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Review

Traditionally in early August, the South Korean company Samsung presents new models in the Note series. Thus, at the special event Galaxy Unpacked 2020, two smartphones were shown - Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. If last year's flagships of this series looked the same, but differed in the display diagonal and some features, this year Samsung decided to make a more solid distinction both in visual terms and in terms of features. Let us present you in the following lines the Galaxy Note 20 with some comparisons against the Note 20 Ultra.

Design

Both smartphones come in a monoblock body, but differ in design and material inlay. In the Galaxy Note 20, we see more rounded edges. The screen slightly encroaches into the side area, visually making the bezel even smaller. The smartphone is thin, and the selfie camera is cleverly placed in a small hole at the top of the display.

The front panel of the Note 20 is covered with protective glass. The model is marketed in three colours, all with a matte effect. Probably the most interesting of them this year will be green.

As for the back of the housing, there is a large block of main cameras, which will be discussed later.

Display

The Galaxy Note 20 features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, HDR10+ support, and a 60 Hz refresh rate. In this model, the company has decided not to use a higher display refresh rate for some reason. Like the manufacturer's other flagships from previous years, the Galaxy Note 20 uses an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner built directly into the display.

In this model, Samsung used last year's generation S Pen. The capabilities of using the pen to remotely control the interface and apps have been expanded. Using gestures, the user can launch programs, control the camera and use other smartphone features.

Performance

In the global market, the Galaxy Note 20 is officially sold with a 7nm Exynos 990 processor that runs at a frequency of 2 to 2.73 GHz and includes a Mali-G77 MP11 graphics core. In the US, the smartphone runs Qualcomm's SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7nm+). The main platform difference between the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra is the size of the RAM and internal storage. In the Note 20 Ultra, it is 12/256 GB and in the Galaxy Note 20, it is 8/256 GB. In the former case, the user even has the option of using a microSD memory card.

Other features to mention are the wireless modules Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC and ANT+, and also the presence of A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS and GALILEO.

Cameras

Here we find one of the most serious differences between the Note 20 and the Note 20 Ultra. This is the set of main cameras. On this metric, the two new models strongly resemble the S20+ and S20 Ultra.

The Galaxy Note 20 features a primary camera consisting of:

  • 64-megapixel wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1/1.72″ sensor, optical stabilization and phase autofocus. It is responsible for creating hybrid zoom photos. It takes the role of a telephoto module.
  • A 12-megapixel wide-angle module with a 1/1.76″ sensor, f/1.8 aperture and 79-degree angle of view. Here we also have optical stabilization and Super Speed Dual Pixel autofocus;
  • Another 12-megapixel module, this time a super-wide-angle with f/2.2 aperture, 1/2.55″ sensor, 120-degree angle of view and electronic stabilization.

With this kit you can count on quality photos without a drop of doubt, but also video. Samsung has paid special attention to the Galaxy Note 20's new ability to shoot videos.

The front camera of the Galaxy Note 20 is a single, 10-megapixel.

Autonomous operation

In the Galaxy Note 20, the battery has a capacity of 4300 mAh. The smartphone supports fast charging technology up to 45W via USB Type-C port, wireless charging up to 15W via Qi standard and can charge other devices wirelessly providing 9W of power.

Conclusion

The Galaxy Note 20 is a smartphone that definitely leaves good impressions so far. It has a nice design and an excellent set of flagship features. Fans of the series who are planning to upgrade their device will not regret buying the Note 20. They will get a large screen, a modern S Pen, excellent performance and autonomous operation. The green colour of the casing is particularly attractive. The possibilities for perfect photos and exciting videos further stimulate you to plan this purchase of yours. With the Galaxy Note 20, you give yourself a complete experience every day.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G was around 1000 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2020, August 05.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G is 192 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G is 6.7" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G is 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm (HxWxD).
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Triple main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.