Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra A Weekend Later: Hello BEAST?!
Ultraas a noun and extremist as an adverb very extremely I mean if you're gonna call your smartphone
ultrathis means that this is a product your company designed to reach the highest degree of something and in the smartphone world that's a breath of fresh air at a time when smartphones continue to get boring this is the
ultrabut the company dubs as the phone that will change photography which is kind of a tall order when you consider that most of the things that brings are not necessarily new I'm high metal matter with pocket now and these are my initial first impressions after using this device for a
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ultraI love the fact that I feel we've reached the time where we are more educated about smart phones were no longer arguing in the comments about clock speeds or benchmarks as people felt in the past that that would lead to better performance or phones which had more megapixels as the ideal for better photos or is it I mean if you look at the spec sheet of the
ultrathis is the most extreme smartphone when it comes to numbers right now so let me begin this video by telling you what you're getting if you pre-ordered one the unboxing experience is good and bad I mean I was expecting more for $1400 but it's not to say that it's bad really it's pretty much the same one you get with the
GalaxyNote send us black box no...
description all around it and then you lift it and you see the phone front and center and like with the case of the Z flip the literature and some ejector tool are actually at the top below it we have the 25 watt charger since the 45 watts this phone is capable of or only available if you buy it separately there's no longer a USB a 2 USBC adapter since the wire included is now USB C on both ends and last but not least the infamous pair of well-tuned AKG earbuds 2 USB C let's remove this plastic and please don't judge me but the screen protector is also coming off as we move on to the initial setup this is pretty much the same experience that we covered with the Z flip you start with the typical Bigsby
helloand everything except terms of service you then connect to Wi-Fi and then I love that the phone immediately jumps into smart switch I learned my lesson with the flip I did the exact same and restored this phone over Wi-Fi as it was clearly asked blazing fast as using the cable and I think that it was even faster with this phone given its internals then you go through the typical Google set up your
Samsungset up then you set your password add your fingerprint if that's your game and after all that's done you're led to the home screen which takes a bit to fully restore but then you have the advantage that if you came from another
galaxyyou want to keep your home screen as it was Smart Switch will also provide that if you chose the option I think...
that the most important fact about this phone the moment you grab it for the first time is that it's large I mean
ultralarge think of it as a
GalaxyNote 10 and added curves in the corners and I'm not necessarily a fan of the color options I mean I know that this cosmic gray is available in lots of cars today but at least that handles fingerprints better obviously there are reasons for the size and it starts with the internals at the time of this video there is not one other more powerful smartphone in the market we have a qualcomm snapdragon 865 and our unit is of 12 gigs of ram 128 gigs of expandable storage Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5 IP 68 watering this resistance and the largest battery I've tested on a phone at 5,000 milliamp hours which is the reason I attribute this thickness as battery technology hasn't really evolved to miniaturize as quickly as other technologies and why such a large battery well this phone is actually 5g capable in both sub 6 and millimeter-wave and I've tested both it's just as compatible with the low band option on t-mobile which I tested on day one as it is with the blazing-fast millimeter wave on Verizon which is what I've been using over the
weekendand where I've clocked from one point one to one point six gigabits per second on the streets of Greenpoint in Brooklyn though remember we're still doing uploads on LTE so that's why those are not so fast you'd think that this would be a major hit to the...
battery performance but actually my battery life has been fine ending the day with no less than 40 percent of a charge and bear in mind this all happened while using this display at 120 Hertz I mean last year I didn't really notice much of a difference using phones at 90 Hertz but 120 is a whole different ballgame I've been using this phone since day one in that setting and I I have a hard time going back at six point nine inches diagonal this second iteration of
Samsung's dynamic AMOLED is yet another reason why this phone goes to the extreme providing one of the best viewing experience you can ask for bezels are nearly gone and the dual firing speakers are just as loud and crisp versus a viola on the moto MANET only this phone had a headphone jack thing is the reason why this display spoils you is because of how it completely changes how you feel about one UI - but have you ever thought that the animations were slow but you still didn't want to disable them just switch to 120 Hertz and yes it is limited to full HD plus but you can't really tell the difference so if you're like me and you like the features that one UI includes like secure folder and edge menus they are still here even if the edge menus were included while the edge was really reduced on this display
Samsung's new daily replaces the Bixby home which means that if you also disable Bixby on the power button you'll finally have the ideal
galaxyand for those of you that joined me...
in complaining about the
ultrasonic fingerprint scanner in the past it does feel a little faster and there's even feedback when it doesn't detect your finger prints though I wish that it would also include it when it does there's also no way to get around the fact that this is the largest camera humph I've ever seen on a phone I mean it won't really wobble much on a table because of its size I'm already concerned about the materials it's made of because there's nothing protecting it this phone was definitely made to be used with a case in order to be able to protect your investment and I think that the best and most affordable option out there is from today's sponsor subcase I'm the kind of guy that likes sleek transparent cases and the UV style series doesn't just achieve that but it's also available in various colors that can match your style and is also 15-foot drop certified by met labs and then those of you that want to go all out the award-winning ub pro has beat every other case in durability tests adapts the harsh environments includes a kickstand that works both vertically and horizontally and also includes a belt holster best of all I actually haven't seen a more complete solution for the price tag on both of these options I highly recommend you give subcase a try they're actually giving away a
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give you some extra bonus entries at first I debated why this hump was so large I mean sure the main camera of 108 megapixels and it does include Nonna binning and everything but the sensor is only larger than the one on the p30 Pro it's actually smaller than the primary on the Oppo RINO 10x zoom which doesn't have a camera hump as it turns out the 48 megapixel telephoto camera is the cause as the die is actually larger in size than the one included in the 108 megapixel primary I mean this phone is not even playing around with the
ultrawide with larger microns or at least identical to the ones included on the primary cameras of other flagships is it changing photography I mean the brighter the day the more I like the photos as dynamic range is very well tuned and saturation is not overdone I'd even say that this is the most subtle that I've seen photos from a
galaxyever as you dim the day I did notice a tad more contrast and sharpening than I'd like but this is not to say that it's bad now here's the thing switch on to the
ultrawide or switch over to any of the zoom options all the way up to 5x and expect almost the same results I mean give it a try see in the past because every other smartphone maker would focus on providing higher-end chips to the primary sensor and pretty much cheaping out on the other two the result of these others would be good but not great different story here I mean I can assure you that you've never been able to...
ultrawide or telephoto in low-light and I can't believe that I'm gonna say this but the
ultrais just crazy good in most cases now once you bump into 10x you will notice that photo start getting softer and even if night shots are still usable lights may be against you in certain situations with like bleeding all around and sure I do see a hundred X on the camera hump but that's just bragging rights I'd call this more good binoculars from a distance to creep into stuff but not really useful for camera shots and then if you continue looking at the spec sheet even the selfie camera makes tons of smartphones look bad but I'm wondering if the photos still need a little more tuning I mean they're not bad but I do notice more sharpening that I'd like though still better than the soft mess that you would get from previous galaxies even up to the Z flip then there's video it's hard to believe that this phone can record 8k 24 frames per second and also help you take full resolution photos while filming now you can't switch focal lengths as you do but having the flexibility along with good stabilization is really hard to believe and that stable video also remains in 4k on the
ultrawide and the standard but I don't understand why this phone defaults to 5x when you hit the telephoto as all stabilization is lost I think it's just the bad move to force users to jump to 5x here and also in photos but hopefully it gets fixed with a...
software update and man look at the selfie 4k the civilization is gimbal like and the dynamic range provided by this camera is just fantastic I even love the fact that you can start recording video with the primary camera and then switch to the selfie without stopping the video which is ideal for blocking I'll definitely have to report back on more impressions as I keep testing this phone to conclude I think that you've already kind of noticed that I've been a little too pleased with my initial impressions and comments of the
ultraand that was actually not immediate it actually grew on me over time I told a colleague today on the phone that this is probably the ugliest phone that I've ever really liked and I mean sure from the front this is a gorgeous phone but it's got a back that only a mother could love and really the only reason it started growing on me is the moment I started using it and understanding the purpose for this back I mean back in the day nobody complained about that Oreo on the Lumia 1020 because there was nothing else out there like it and that's pretty much the case with the
ultraI mean you could think all you want that this phone is late to the periscopic camera battle or to the more megapixel battle but actually this phone is more of a leap forward surely it borrows from those ideas but then the company has really perfected the execution I still need more time to test this phone to give you my final...
impressions but so far so great let us know what you want us to test in the comments down below and while you're at it follow us on social media subscribe to our channel for more videos like this one also follow me on my personal handles to see me test this phone around the real-world please give this video a thumbs up if you liked what you saw I'm hey Mary thanks so much for watching we'll see you on the next one