8.1/10
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The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 50 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
6.9"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gizbot

Samsung has managed to create a smartphone with a versatile and high-performance camera setup. The large physical sensor does make a difference in real life and not just on papers. The ace features, such as the 108MP high-resolution pictures, 100x zoom range and 8K footage are nice additions to the...

- Rohit Arora, Gizbot
The Guardian

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung’s superphone to conquer all superphones. Everything pushed to excess. That excess is great when it means a massive battery, future-proofed 5G and a camera that’s leagues ahead of where Samsung was a year ago. The combination of great main, ultra-wide and 4x optical ca...

- Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian
Droid Life

My main point that I’d like to stick into your noggin’ is that if you want to buy a phone that lasts you a while, why not spend a bit more and get the S20 Ultra. It has everything you might need. If you want to spend a tad less, but lose the 100X Space Zoom, check out the Galaxy S20+. I don’t think...

- Tim, Droid Life
Forbes

For Samsung loyalists or those seeking the most powerful, most maximal phone, the S20 Ultra is going to attract. In the states, the S20 Ultra will continue to be the king of Android until this summer when the next Samsung flagship is released. Here in Asia, there are various phones that can make tha...

- Ben Sin, Forbes
Hitech Century

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is the sum result of Samsung’s technological prowess crammed into a relatively compact shell. The next generation hardware on offer here is best-in-class  with a 120Hz display and a camera capable of capturing 8K video though this is also one of their most expensive phones to da...

- Hitech Century


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Samsung released the Galaxy S20 Ultra on March 6, 2020.


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
6.9"

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

Processor
2.84 GHz

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

OS

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

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

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

Storage
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.

Battery
5000mAh

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

Brand Samsung
Overview
Release date March 6, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, UK
Networks
LTE:
700/850/1500/1700 /1900/2300/2500/2600/3600 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
5G:
2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
SIM card size Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
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
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.94 W/kg
Body: 0.95 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Standard Battery, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & 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 (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1460 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Cosmic Black, 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
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Dynamic AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel density 509 pixels
Size 6.9 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Infinity-O Display, HDR10+ certified, 120Hz display support
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 3.6
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
10x optical, 10x digital
Flash
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
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
40+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, eAAC, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps Samsung Apps, Google Apps, Outlook, LinkedIn, Office Mobile, OneDrive, Facebook, Netflix, Spotify
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Critic Reviews


Gizbot

108MP samples, 100x zoom, 8K video, and more

from Gizbot

Samsung has managed to create a smartphone with a versatile and high-performance camera setup. The large physical sensor does make a difference in real life and not just on papers. The ace features, such as the 108MP high-resolution pictures, 100x zoom range and 8K footage are nice additions to t...More

Samsung has managed to create a smartphone with a versatile and high-performance camera setup. The large physical sensor does make a difference in real life and not just on papers. The ace features, such as the 108MP high-resolution pictures, 100x zoom range and 8K footage are nice additions to the setup. These features show how far smartphones have come in the camera department but honestly, they aren't much of any use in real-life. The phablet also offers the segment-best display, long-lasting battery and swift overall performance.

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The Guardian

The superphone that's a little too massive

from The Guardian

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung’s superphone to conquer all superphones. Everything pushed to excess. That excess is great when it means a massive battery, future-proofed 5G and a camera that’s leagues ahead of where Samsung was a year ago. The combination of great main, ultra-wide and 4x opt...More

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung’s superphone to conquer all superphones. Everything pushed to excess. That excess is great when it means a massive battery, future-proofed 5G and a camera that’s leagues ahead of where Samsung was a year ago. The combination of great main, ultra-wide and 4x optical cameras, with a 10x hybrid zoom, is so flexible and fun to use. Even at zooms of 30x you get pretty good pictures, and 100x zoom can substitute for binoculars in a pinch. But all that excess also makes the phone far too big.

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Droid Life

$1,400 of near phone perfection

from Droid Life

My main point that I’d like to stick into your noggin’ is that if you want to buy a phone that lasts you a while, why not spend a bit more and get the S20 Ultra. It has everything you might need. If you want to spend a tad less, but lose the 100X Space Zoom, check out the Galaxy S20+. I don...More

My main point that I’d like to stick into your noggin’ is that if you want to buy a phone that lasts you a while, why not spend a bit more and get the S20 Ultra. It has everything you might need. If you want to spend a tad less, but lose the 100X Space Zoom, check out the Galaxy S20+. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these devices. Yes, they’re expensive, but they’re so damn good.

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Forbes

Premium phone, premium price

from Forbes

For Samsung loyalists or those seeking the most powerful, most maximal phone, the S20 Ultra is going to attract. In the states, the S20 Ultra will continue to be the king of Android until this summer when the next Samsung flagship is released. Here in Asia, there are various phones that can make...More

For Samsung loyalists or those seeking the most powerful, most maximal phone, the S20 Ultra is going to attract. In the states, the S20 Ultra will continue to be the king of Android until this summer when the next Samsung flagship is released. Here in Asia, there are various phones that can make that case. But I think the S20 Ultra is among the top of the pack—as long as Samsung fix that focusing issue.

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Hitech Century

Suavely shooting for the moon

Hitech Century

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is the sum result of Samsung’s technological prowess crammed into a relatively compact shell. The next generation hardware on offer here is best-in-class  with a 120Hz display and a camera capable of capturing 8K video though this is also one of their most expensive phones...More

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is the sum result of Samsung’s technological prowess crammed into a relatively compact shell. The next generation hardware on offer here is best-in-class  with a 120Hz display and a camera capable of capturing 8K video though this is also one of their most expensive phones to date. If you’re after the best that Samsung has to offer, this is it, hands down.

Read full review

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Hothardware

Big, bold, tricked-out

from Hothardware

The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will appeal to power users that want it all, with no compromises. It's a gorgeous, ultra-premium, cutting-edge device with great performance and lots of future potential as well, if you can personally justify its price point.

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The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will appeal to power users that want it all, with no compromises. It's a gorgeous, ultra-premium, cutting-edge device with great performance and lots of future potential as well, if you can personally justify its price point.

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Expert Reviews

The most impressive Android smartphone that’s ever been released

from Expert Reviews

Not only is it remarkable in its approach to offering new features, but the entire experience is so well refined that Samsung barely places a foot wrong. The one and only critical stumbling block for the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the price. Let’s face it, the S20 Ultra finds itself well out of reach...More

Not only is it remarkable in its approach to offering new features, but the entire experience is so well refined that Samsung barely places a foot wrong. The one and only critical stumbling block for the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the price. Let’s face it, the S20 Ultra finds itself well out of reach of most wallets, but with more base storage (and the option to expand via microSD), a larger screen, huge 108MP camera sensor and 8K video recording, I certainly know which phone I’d buy on the back of a lottery win.

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PCWorld

Speaking the language of overkill

from PCWorld

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is a great phone that ticks all the boxes and sets a new personal best for Samsung. It’s defining quality isn’t that it’s the only phone with a camera like this. It’s just the only Samsung phone with a camera like this. As far as flagships go, Samsung’s latest stands tall but it doesn’t stand alone.

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is a great phone that ticks all the boxes and sets a new personal best for Samsung. It’s defining quality isn’t that it’s the only phone with a camera like this. It’s just the only Samsung phone with a camera like this. As far as flagships go, Samsung’s latest stands tall but it doesn’t stand alone.

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news.com.au

May be more than you need

from news.com.au

Unless you want the absolute “best” (and most expensive) phone you can buy or you need some of the niche camera features on the S20 Ultra, either of the cheaper models should suffice, because in almost every sense – its price, size and specs – the S20 Ultra may be more than you need.

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Unless you want the absolute “best” (and most expensive) phone you can buy or you need some of the niche camera features on the S20 Ultra, either of the cheaper models should suffice, because in almost every sense – its price, size and specs – the S20 Ultra may be more than you need.

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HardwareZone

This phone packs a punch

from HardwareZone

The S20 Ultra is not a phone for everyone. Plenty of people still prefer smaller phones that they can use more easily with just one hand, and the bulky dimensions and camera bump may even strike others as clunky. However, for those who want a powerhouse device that can handle anything you throw a...More

The S20 Ultra is not a phone for everyone. Plenty of people still prefer smaller phones that they can use more easily with just one hand, and the bulky dimensions and camera bump may even strike others as clunky. However, for those who want a powerhouse device that can handle anything you throw at it, the S20 Ultra steps up to the plate wonderfully. The Exynos 990 SoC is a decent upgrade, and you get an excellent camera, great battery life, and a gorgeous display.

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