SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 20 – Full Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is a well-designed phone with a lot to offer. In terms of performance and other features is definitely one of the top phones to buy. It is a bit smaller than Note 20 Ultra and is also less expensive. It has a different camera setup and a slightly smaller battery. However, we still need to treat the Note 20 as a high-end phone; after all, it still is one of the top choices out there.

Design

The design is fairly similar to the one of the more expensive Note 20 Ultra. They both share a somewhat square shape design with sharper edges. However, the edges on Note 20 are slightly more curved. In general, the design is beautiful and the phone looks aesthetic. In terms of material, the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are very different. Galaxy Note 20 has a plastic back and the front is covered with Gorilla Glass 5, which is still very good but offers slightly reduced protection against scratches and drops on hard surfaces. However, it is still water-resistant and dust-resistant. Note 20 is also a bit smaller and lighter, so it’s easier to work with.

Screen

The Galaxy Note 20 features a 6.7 inch super AMOLED display with full HD. However, unlike its more premium version, Note 20 doesn’t have a 120 Hz refresh rate, but rather only a 60 Hz refresh rate. This means that the content might not run as smoothly. On the more positive side, the colors on the phone look fantastic. It also features amazing brightness settings, which make sure that you can see well on the screen even on a very bright day. You also get an Always-on display feature, which can help you keep track of time and notifications without turning on your phone.

The main feature being the S Pen, we have to say that there has been an improvement since earlier models. The S Pen is much more responsive than it used to be so it feels more natural using it. There is practically no delay when writing or drawing. The information is transmitted instantaneously, which comes in handy, especially for the artists. It also has an amazing ability to recognize handwriting, so even if it is a bit sloppy it won’t be a problem. Another cool thing about the S Pen is also that it gives you an option of remotely controlling your phone with simple air gestures. You can find S Pen on the bottom left side of your Note 20.

Performance

Galaxy Note 20 is powered either by Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990, depending on where you live. So when we look at the chipset, we can see that it is the same as in the more premium version Note 20 Ultra. The graphics processing unit is also the same. You get either Adreno 650 or Mali-g77 MP11. To be completely honest, it is better to have Snapdragon as it usually performs better and is more efficient. However, the difference is slight, so you probably wouldn’t notice any difference, especially if you are an average user. With this phone, you will get 8 GB of RAM, which is plenty to execute every task. The phone is also appropriate for gaming as it is powered by a very good chipset, has a good GPU, and also has enough RAM.

Camera

The camera setup on this phone is fairly similar to the one on Galaxy S20, rather than the one on Note 20 Ultra. Here you get a 12 MP main camera with Dual Pixel PDAF. You also get a 12 MP ultra-wide camera and 64 MP telephoto camera with 3x hybrid zoom. In general, photos taken from the main camera look pretty good. Daytime photos look excellent. The camera captures a lot of detail with almost no noise, so shots are really sharp.

Battery

The phone is equipped with a non-removable 4300 mAh battery and has solid endurance. However, this depends on your usage. Note 20 can be fully charged in about one hour, thanks to the fast 25W charging. You also get an option of fast 15W wireless charging. Additionally, you can supply other devices with power from your phone, which is due to the reverse wireless charging ability that you get with Note 20.

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