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Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  • Operating system

    Android 10.0

  • Screen size

    6.7 in

  • Processor frequency

    2.73 GHz

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Samsung's Galaxy Note range still has a few followers, especially for its stylus, but the Korean brand is finding it increasingly difficult to make it coexist with its classic range, which is similar in size.

Imposing, this Galaxy Note 20 is certainly imposing, and despite a nice optimization of the front, it takes a big hand to handle it. The care taken with the finishes and general lines is however in line with what Samsung always offers. The choice of the plastic back may surprise but it allows not to take fingerprints, and it is very neat to be pleasant once in hand. The style, once again with Samsung, is a real success and proves to be a real asset. In terms of surprises, the absence of a micro-SD card port on such a large smartphone is a bit surprising.

The screen of this large smartphone meets all the quality standards to which we are accustomed Samsung. Very large (6.7 inches diagonal) and elongated (ratio 20:9), this nicely defined panel (2400 by 1080 pixels) does not benefit from a very high refresh rate with a 60 Hz standard, but with a quick detour in the settings, the respect of colors and their temperatures is not far from ideal. In the same way, the Galaxy Note 20 benefits from an infinite contrast, always as appreciable, and its brightness makes it ideal for all uses, strong lights as well as dark environments.

In terms of power, this smartphone is a great companion when it's not fun to use, offering a good fluidity in multitasking, but difficulties appear very quickly when a game is launched. It is then necessary to deal with significant drops in fluidity and speed, a little disappointing given the category of the device.

There are three sensors dedicated to photography on this Galaxy Note 20. The main and more classic one displays only 12 million pixels, but it can be enough, and this is the case here with a nice sharpness, a nice homogeneity and a well-managed exposure. Nothing to complain about, and in the dark, if the treatment proposed by Samsung is aggressive, the photos are still readable and pleasant. The ultra-wide-angle module is a little too little in detail and the treatment, once again, is a little too marked, especially if the surrounding light is low. This Galaxy Note 20 offers a telephoto mode by a "trick", but in the end it is quite successful by Samsung, with pictures that do not demerit. It is thus possible to have shots with 64 million pixels, with a tighter framing but a rendering that benefits positively.
The sensor dedicated to selfies is doing very well, but it may lack a little subtlety in the smoothing of faces. The portrait mode is also of good quality and handles backgrounds well. The video capture is up to 8K, and remains fluid in all circumstances, which is very impressive.

The Korean manufacturer was wrong on the issue of autonomy, which is very low and hardly exceeds one day for a user even a little bit thrifty. Indeed, the battery seems somewhat undersized for such a smartphone.

Review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 done by Julien Hany the 2021/02/14

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Key points

eSIM

Yes

Capacity

4300 mAh

Photo resolution (Front camera)

10 MP

Video resolution

1080 p

Screen size

6.7 in

Processor frequency

2.73 GHz

RAM

8192 MB

Internal storage

256 GB

Qi wireless charging

Yes

Barometer

Yes

Rugged

Yes

CDMA

Yes

Weak points

Weight

192 oz

Removable storage

No

Audio

No

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Technical specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 has several versions, you will find the features of the 256GB / 8GB RAM, Single SIM version then on the (256GB / 8GB RAM, Dual SIM) alternative version, only with features that are differents form the principal sheet.

General
Operating system Android 10.0
Available Yes
Released (US) August 2020
Released (FR) August 2020
Street price (EUR) 959 €
Design Candybar
Color
Grey
Green
SAR 0.684 W/kg
Rugged Yes
Type Waterproof
Dust
Ingress Protection IP 68
Display
Screen type Super AMOLED Plus
Resolution 2400x1080 pixels
Screen size 6.7 in
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Colors 16 777 216
3D No
PPI 393
Network
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies 850
900
1800
1900
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
UMTS Yes
HSPA Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Maximum theoretical bandwith 42 Mbit/s
CDMA Yes
CDMA Frequencies 800
1900
2000
4G LTE Yes
LTE Frequencies 700
800
850
900
1800
1900
2100
2600
5G No
WiMAX No
Digital Camera / Video
Back camera Yes
3D No
Photo resolution 12 MP
Video resolution 1080 p
Flash Yes
Flash type LED
Features High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR)
Panorama
Optical zoom 3 x
Front camera Yes
Photo resolution 10 MP
Front Flash No
Sensor
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Size and weight
75.2 in
8.3 in
161.6 in
192 oz
Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Height 161.6 in
Width 75.2 in
Thickness 8.3 in
Weight 192 oz
Hardware
CPU Samsung Exynos 990
Processor frequency 2.73 GHz
Core number Octo Core
RAM 8192 MB
Internal storage 256 GB
Removable storage No
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11a
802.11ac
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 5.0
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
Low Energy (LE)
GPS Yes
GPS type A-GPS
USB Yes
USB version 3.2
USB connector type Type-C
USB features USB charging
Mass storage device
Audio No
HDMI No
DLNA No
NFC Yes
Dual SIM No
eSIM Yes
Infrared No
Multimedia
Music player Yes
Video player Yes
Radio Yes
FM Transmitter No
Battery
Battery type Lithium-ion
Capacity 4300 mAh
Qi wireless charging Yes
Type Embedded
Quick Charge Yes
Connectivity
Dual SIM Yes



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