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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 82 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Great multitasking and gaming
  • Comfortable in the hand
  • Beautiful 120hz HDR screen for movies and videos
  • All-day battery life
  • 5G support

What's bad

  • Fingerprint scanner is slow
  • Tons of pre-installed apps
  • No headphone jack
  • High price tag

Sitting at the top of Samsung's 2020 high-end phone lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra represents the best the company has to offer. But it also comes with one of the highest price tags in mobile history.

In many ways, the phone is simply a larger version of the Galaxy S20+ -- which is, in turn, a larger version of the standard Galaxy S20.

When compared to the standard S20, the extra price on the S20 Ultra affords you:

  • A larger 6.9-inch display
  • Improved 5G support (mmWave)
  • A larger 5,000mAh battery good for more than a day of usage with no problems
  • A different camera array featuring a 108MP/48MP/12MP triple-lens arrangement

Reviewers found the upgraded camera the most noticeable difference. However, whether that was a good thing is debatable. While Samsung touts a massive 100x digital zoom on the phone, reviewers found anything over 30x nearly impossible to use without a tripod. More so, while the ultrawide sensor, time-of-flight sensor, and nine-pixel binning 108MP lens offered flexibility in creating interesting shots, reviewers weren't sure it was worth the additional price over the standard S20 or improved S20+.

Otherwise, you'll find identical specs and features in the smaller Galaxy S20. Be sure to check our Samsung Galaxy S20 review for more on what to expect with this new release.

Operating system
Operating system
2.84 GHz
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
48+ MP, f/3.6
48+ MP, f/3.6
5000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Know Your Mobile
Know Your Mobile

With its killer design, SD-support, and 5G connectivity, as well as its insane specs and gorgeous OLED display, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is still a brilliant buy in 2022, especially since it can now be had for better than half the price it launched at.

- Richard Goodwin, Know Your Mobile
Android Authority
Android Authority

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra stirred up the pot a bit when it was released. Others shared our opinion that the phone was a monstrosity, that the camera was problematic, and that the asking price was just too high. None of these things has really changed. Samsung designed an over-the-top piece of har...

- Eric Zeman, Android Authority

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra goes big in every way imaginable, with 108MP photos, a 100x camera zoom, 40MP selfies, and a 6.9-inch 120Hz display. With over-the-top internal specs on a par with laptops, you'll pay more for this phone than any non-foldable phone before it, but that's not surprising –...

- Matt Swider, TechRadar

Its ultra-wide camera and bokeh effects in Portrait mode are particularly impressive; and with good video performance in 4K mode, together with a host of other resolution and slow-motion recording settings, there are plenty of possibilities for capturing moving images, too. Issues with close-range z...

- Paul Carroll, DxOMark

A very good display performance for Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, particularly for motion and for video, where it bested all but the TCL Pro in nearly all sub-categories. Indeed, its only real weakness was for touch accuracy, which likely disqualifies it in the eyes of any serious gamers. But along w...

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

The Galaxy S20 Ultra price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra prices from around the web here on The Informr.

Samsung backs up the Galaxy S20 Ultra with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Galaxy S20 Ultra has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra's screen size is 6.9 inches with 1440 x 3200 pixels resolution.

2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ MP, f/3.6 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 40+ megapixels resolution.

128/256/512 GB

Internal memory is 128/256/ 512 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1460 minutes, 632 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy S20 Ultra Specs

Release Date March 6, 2020
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256/512 GB
RAM 12/16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.94 W/kg
Body: 0.95 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Standard Battery, Headphones, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
48+ Megapixels, f/3.6
10x optical, 10x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.2, Ultra-wide), 3rd camera feature (0.3 MP, TOF 3D), 4th camera feature (108 MP, F1.8), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
40+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Dynamic AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel Density 509 pixels
Size 6.9 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Infinity-O Display, HDR10+ certified, 120Hz display support
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 773 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 632 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 1020 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1460 minutes
Standby Time Up to 12.6 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Cosmic Black, White, Cosmic Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.69 x 7.6 x 0.88 cm (6.6 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 222 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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