Note 20 Ultra review: big phone, small updates

18 aug. 2020
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 has nearly every top-end spec you could ask for on an Android phone, including a massive 6.9-inch high refresh rate 120Hz screen. The camera system fixes what was wrong with the S20 Ultra. And Samsung Notes is ...really good? It's really good, especially with the S Pen stylus.
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Comentarii
  • Would you use the S Pen if you bought this?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum 5 luni
    • Dunno

      Joe KayaJoe KayaAcum lună
    • Yes. And I've been an iPhone user since the iPhone. I pre-ordered the 12 pro max gold and after I got it I was sooo disappointed with lack luster features. Like what ever u do with the 12 pro max u can do with all other iPhones. Then I made my decision to switch to something else. Happy to say I'm a note 20 ultra user. And am in love with it!!!!

      Arben AhmediArben AhmediAcum 2 luni
    • @Atorb Tech Parents lmao

      WINNER WEEBWINNER WEEBAcum 2 luni
    • @Gerald Labiran true XD

      WINNER WEEBWINNER WEEBAcum 2 luni
    • I even use Dex daily. I am coming from a chrome book which feels exactly the same

      Insight Auto SpaInsight Auto SpaAcum 2 luni
  • Nice video 📹👍

    Lisa MccrayLisa MccrayAcum 3 minute
  • I got this phone, coming from an S9 plus. Immediately I noticed the Note 20 ultra looked washed out, even before doing a side by side comparison to my S9 plus. I tried everything from vivid mode to turning off the apply dark mode to wallpaper option, to close the gap to no avail.

    Zeldedede Ab9Zeldedede Ab9Acum 28 Zile
  • Jerry

    Jerry MunozJerry MunozAcum lună
  • 12:22 or bomb (note 7)

    Dual A D.ADual A D.AAcum lună
  • I love the Fold in terms of technological advance but ... no. A seam is a seam and a narrow front screen is a narrow front screen. I'll take the Note, thank you very much!

    Jim KanarisJim KanarisAcum lună
  • vullum

    Chhan ChhanChhan ChhanAcum lună
  • I got the note 20 ultra. Coming from a iPhone xr I love it. I am getting used to being able to customize thing. I love the haptic vibration.

    BlazerowsBlazerowsAcum lună
  • lets make the whole back of the phone cameras and get it over with. and the note is a waste bc who use that pen know one

    John BarnsJohn BarnsAcum lună
  • Just got one in Mystic White, it's superb.

    Just CadeJust CadeAcum lună
  • Big phone small updates? what about Apple...does it come with revolutionary updates every year? so much so that your team actually puts in so much effort in rating Apple products over others?

    Anuj RanaAnuj RanaAcum lună
  • This device is beautiful!

    I Am IRonMaNI Am IRonMaNAcum 2 luni
  • Worst review of note 20 ultra. This guy should stop reviewing. He didn't do much homework about this phone & it's features

    Zubair Z VlogsZubair Z VlogsAcum 2 luni
  • Thanks for this video. This helped in my decision to get the Note 20 Ultra. Great job. Subscribed as well.

    Richard GullottoRichard GullottoAcum 2 luni
  • Do these people even use the phones they review ? I have USED my phone for two weeks ... I do not look for finger prints , i use a case anyway ... It feels d good, it works great ! My phones last 3 years , so this is an upgrade from a Note 8 . Yeah .. the cameras are far better. Everything transferred seamlessly ... AS USER, I AM HAPPY ... I do not live my life in nano seconds .... so all this nonsense about speed of response and refresh rates is just twaddle. GET A LIFE !

    Tony JohnstonTony JohnstonAcum 2 luni
  • The Note 9 was the best Note Samsung made. Note 20 Ultra is likely the last and only note you'll need for a while considering that Samsung will start focusing more on the Fold series phones. Samsung Note phones won't really get all that much better in the coming years -- you will have to go with a Fold for top-tier specs and the better S pen (because believe me, one of the next fold phones will have an S pen).

    prestonprestonAcum 2 luni
  • You know that people is not smart enough/neeed more brain if he willingly bought a $1300 phablet with S Pen but: 1.He not using the S Pen 2.Complaining its too big.

    Arya HidayahArya HidayahAcum 2 luni
  • YES!! I used Galaxy Note for 8 years just got Note 20 Ultra and this selfie is just so bad that I feel like returning it. I compared with my Galaxy Note 10 Plus and Note 10 Plus skin tone is not perfect but human color. But what is wrong with Note 20 Ultra!! My face is white? blue? light? Just makes me sick person. For sure this is not an upgrade from Note 10 Plus its a downgrade.

    HIRO'S TV JapanHIRO'S TV JapanAcum 3 luni
  • He is the shittiest reviewer I’ve ever watched

    Lentil SoupLentil SoupAcum 3 luni
  • Samsung has been around a long time, your going to have to out think them nothing else. BTW Motorola had em then they dropped the note lol. They got innovation dripping from the walls. Just being honest, gotta have the best.

    TheMrreese24TheMrreese24Acum 3 luni
  • I like you!

    JA COBJA COBAcum 3 luni
  • Glad dieter did the review

    logic bufferlogic bufferAcum 3 luni
  • I’m really considering this over the iPhone 12. I’ll make my decision after the upcoming Apple event.

    Topher DaltonTopher DaltonAcum 3 luni
  • I know off topic. I've been watching you for years. This is my first comment. So I had a Samsung Note 8 multiple issues with the camera. Sprint was nice enough to opt to give me a S9 plus instead. My phone is paid off. I'm itching to upgrade but I know I can hold off another year at most. If you were me and were going to upgrade now... What model would you get? My scenario I can't afford the full retail price it would have to be paid over time with Sprint aka t-mobile .... What model would you upgrade to coming from an s9plus. And fyi my ultimate favorite phone will always be my HTC One M7.... I still have my HTC Nexus 9 still chugging along no issue from 2014😊. I'm still holding out HTC will do one last chance at survival.

    Sean GuerreroSean GuerreroAcum 3 luni
  • These reviews on Android devices from reviewers who are clearly pro-Apple are hard to watch and I'm an iPhone user

    Christopher OwensChristopher OwensAcum 3 luni
  • I'm going from a Samsung Galaxy 512gb S10 Plus to a 512gb Note 20 Ultra 5G. The reasons are because I've always wanted an S Pen to try out, the crazy good camera with a 5x optical zoom, the amazing screen with the 120hz refresh rate, the ability to play Xbox games, I've never played phone games because I don't think the graphics are that great and you have no real buttons and have to use the screen but with the Xbox setup you have a real controller and over 100 games with good graphics to choose from, the ability to basically use it as a computer when hooked to a monitor or Television and also right now Samsung is offering great deals on the Note 20 phones, I'm with Verizon and with the sale price I'm getting on the 512gb Note 20 Ultra 5G and the trade in value they are going to give me on my my 512gb S10 Plus I'm going to be getting a 512gb Note 20 Ultra 5G model for only $799 instead of $1449 so I will be getting $650 off it! If I wasn't getting such a good deal then I wouldn't get one and I'd stick with my 512gb S10 Plus, but since I'm getting such a good deal I decided that I would upgrade to a 512gb Note 20 Ultra 5G!

    Chevy513Chevy513Acum 4 luni
  • A very elaborative and fine review

    Anuj YadavAnuj YadavAcum 4 luni
  • Harganya saja kurang ekonomis di kalangan ekonomi menengah

    Sujud WahyudiSujud WahyudiAcum 4 luni
  • Honest Review

    a sa sAcum 4 luni
  • Samsung may be oversmoothing selfies so people don't notice less detail from the upcoming under-display cameras.

    FrankieFrankieAcum 4 luni
  • does the galaxy-note-20-ultra come with the s pin

    Debby WairimuDebby WairimuAcum 4 luni
  • 120Hz refresh rate won't have a huge remarkable impact on my daily life. Note 9 still is the best

    Aslatabista AlphonsoAslatabista AlphonsoAcum 4 luni
  • $1300??? Fugg that! Been a Note guy since the 5, but its time to stop. For this to be truly "worth it" IMO it needs to be convergent without any strings attached: AKA I can completely use it as my everything, everywhere...

    ADD DadADD DadAcum 4 luni
  • Another cool trick with the s pen is that if you install Google translate you can translate text where normally translation is impossible (ROlabel comments, tweets, Instagram comments,ect.)

    MegKBakerMegKBakerAcum 4 luni
  • Apple has had notes ad infinitum. I rely on it. But I’m glad you get paid for this.

    P SP SAcum 4 luni
  • Your phone app in Samsung is amazing too!

    Samrat Babu KoiralaSamrat Babu KoiralaAcum 4 luni
  • Will pick surface duo over this. Too bad I cant pick any.

    Samrat Babu KoiralaSamrat Babu KoiralaAcum 4 luni
  • M.

    ChinaDoll InfamousChinaDoll InfamousAcum 4 luni
  • When do we get a phone where the basic 26mm wide angle is not beaten by my rusty 2015 950XL or my even more ancient 2013 Lumia 1020? 11Pro: beaten by the 950XL, 30Pro, beaten, 40Pro, beaten, S20, beaten.... it goes on and on.... The choice of a 20MP non-quad-bayer was a very good one. Hope Sony can some day quit the quad-bayer mess they started.

    2kB of Fun2kB of FunAcum 4 luni
  • The only problem is that in my country, it's gonna have Exynos instead of Snapdragon.

    Fart VaderFart VaderAcum 4 luni
  • how the heck it is $1300 but S20U is $1400?

    PussMagPussMagAcum 4 luni
  • Good

    Sameer TapkirSameer TapkirAcum 4 luni
  • Who is this guy? He's awesome!

    Charles MalloryCharles MalloryAcum 5 luni
  • Where did you get the side controllers?

    Twisted StrategyTwisted StrategyAcum 5 luni
  • Another disappointment : Note 20 ultra has No dedicated finger print on secure folder. Did any body notice it ?

    Nabeel NDroidNabeel NDroidAcum 5 luni
  • I have had all the Notes, and this year is no different. I have the Note 20 Ultra now... if you aren't going to take advantage of the pen, any other top tier phone will do. My other phone is a Mate 20X, so you know I appreciate à large phone.

    Marilin PuigMarilin PuigAcum 5 luni
  • what about the BRACE OR THE POWER SUPPLY SHORT CIRCUTING

    InsomniaInsomniaAcum 5 luni
  • What loop is he wearing. I don’t any green like that in the Apple store

    Gibran VillaGibran VillaAcum 5 luni
  • Very good review

    Xamid RajabovXamid RajabovAcum 5 luni
  • Samsung Notes will be the best Note App if it recognizes the handwriting of Doctors. It will solve a Global problem :v

    Luis Adonis Gutierrez ToledoLuis Adonis Gutierrez ToledoAcum 5 luni
  • Hey Verge video team, get Dieter better microphones. So much echo.

    Rafael SchmittRafael SchmittAcum 5 luni
  • He said the vast desert which is the back of this phone! Haha! Amazing prose

    Chris GoodellChris GoodellAcum 5 luni
  • Yes I care about the specs on a $1300 phone. So give me SD samsung and 120hz @ 1440p. Until then, I'm out (S10+ Exynos user here)

    Parth OomphyParth OomphyAcum 5 luni
  • Who else miss the verge wallpapers !!

    SRIKANTH BalakrishnanSRIKANTH BalakrishnanAcum 5 luni
  • Hater!

    LBeeLBeeAcum 5 luni
  • When an apple user reviews Samsung products.

    MicahMicahAcum 5 luni
  • I agree on the colour balance of Samsung's flagship phones' cameras. Sometimes the saturation and the sharpening is very extreme. That hasn't been changed for years. I think it's ok that they want to make it their signature colour science but I wish they could add a "natural" colour profile.

    Roku CRoku CAcum 5 luni
  • mediocre review

    NuclearVeeNuclearVeeAcum 5 luni
    • Mediocre comment.

      Josh KleinJosh KleinAcum 4 luni
  • I buy my S20 Ultra on June 12 I am happy with my S20 Ultra but now I saw this beautiful Note 20 Ultra I love it should I buy this Note 20 Ultra now because I am waiting for my iPhone 12 pro max on November sale in Hong Kong

    K KK KAcum 5 luni
  • How come you don't shoot in 97/3?

    BangARangggBangARangggAcum 5 luni
  • So, I think I’ll get a Galaxy Note 9 now...

    KryojenixKryojenixAcum 5 luni
  • 9:06 Couldn't agree more about the Samsung notes app 🔝💯

    Stefan BorisovStefan BorisovAcum 5 luni
  • 10% battery loss overnight on standby is actually pretty terrible.

    Nenji4kNenji4kAcum 5 luni
  • Phone colour : Mystic Bronze Samsung : Wait we can put that colour in selfie cam face filter by default also

    Krupa ShahKrupa ShahAcum 5 luni
  • 11:26 what gaming controller is that?

    OzOzAcum 5 luni
  • Fold 2

    Rayan IslamRayan IslamAcum 5 luni
  • I've been a heavy OneNote user for about 8 years now and use it a lot now on my iPad with the pencil to take notes. Is it possible to write small size text (1/4" high) in OneNote on this Note 20 Ultra phone with the S Pen? Seems like every example we see in videos are of very large text notes. My current phone is an iPhone 8+ but I don't see myself going with an Apple phone in the future since I like the fingerprint login over FaceID.

    ashleywinters7ashleywinters7Acum 5 luni
  • All the pixels on the camera are good and all untill you upload a story on instagram

    Anq DnshAnq DnshAcum 5 luni
  • Who else NEEDS a Podcast hosted by Dieter alone???

    Dave SanchezDave SanchezAcum 5 luni
  • Timestamp 5:08 "Me Know Good Phone Get Good Camera!! Tarzan Make Good Video For Good Views!! Me Go Review Phone And Upload!!"

    SkhairKro89SkhairKro89Acum 5 luni
  • How does he Operate that I-Watch without an I-phone?!

    SkhairKro89SkhairKro89Acum 5 luni
  • Great review im an apple fanatics and thinking to try this samsung note 20 ultra but with your explanation about the new note 20 i just make up my mind not to 😄 thanks for a hinest to goodness review 🙏

    Adam LumanogAdam LumanogAcum 5 luni
  • Im samsung user start from galaxy s3... then, note 4,note 4,note FE, n right now note9..... so far , samsung note phone help me a lot for my daily user n my job.. tq for SPEN

    budak bagusbudak bagusAcum 5 luni
  • should speak somewhat faster 👍😊

    haakon nagellhaakon nagellAcum 5 luni
  • I love my note 20 ultra

    BrothaMan TechBrothaMan TechAcum 5 luni
  • Its funny wben apple user starts reviewing samsung products. Simply you spent whole video talking about the price and the size. Simply get apple phone and dont worry about note 20

    Republika Bošnjačka BIHRepublika Bošnjačka BIHAcum 5 luni
  • How about Samsung removing all secondary cameras and use the whole space for placing a large single main camera sensor there?

    Waqar Haider AwanWaqar Haider AwanAcum 5 luni
  • Great review. It's always glad to see you reviewing the new flagships. Congrats.

    Pedro Maria EllisPedro Maria EllisAcum 5 luni
  • Cannot get enough of Dieter.

    Alvin LeeAlvin LeeAcum 5 luni
  • Lmao "I look like a ham". It makes you look like the kid from A Christmas Story.

    howyoudurrinhunnehhowyoudurrinhunnehAcum 5 luni
  • In eurasia, we're getting 256GB. I think, it's a compensation for the Exynos 990 chipset lol

    Louie CunananLouie CunananAcum 5 luni
  • Samsung wireless DeX? . . . Did you forget to pass comment on this great new feature? Fail 👎🏻

    Ghostie RockStarGhostie RockStarAcum 5 luni
  • How can you do a Samsung Note review without mentioning Samsung Dex your entire video?

    Anthony AgborAnthony AgborAcum 5 luni
  • The curving around the edge reminds me of a BlackBerry KEYone ^_^

    Dave LiaoDave LiaoAcum 5 luni
  • Next year we have 7 inch Note ultra. the top notch Note becomes too big and unmanageable 🤪🤪🤪

    Bobby RobertsBobby RobertsAcum 5 luni
  • If Apple ever decides to make a note phone with an spen or even allow the Apple Pencil to be used on an iPhone. You would see the hypocrisy of Apple users.

    MaNUEL KojoMaNUEL KojoAcum 5 luni
  • Waiting for the fold

    Zulkifli ZhangZulkifli ZhangAcum 5 luni
  • I just bought my oneplus 8 pro on Amazon, waiting for it to arrive!

    Branigan GuerraBranigan GuerraAcum 5 luni
  • Literally didn’t know about this phone, and don’t care about it. I’m ONLY here for Dieter. 👍🏼

    CaedenCaedenAcum 5 luni
  • I love when Apple users review Android products 😂

    Mario Fernando ReyesMario Fernando ReyesAcum 5 luni
  • Thanks for the honest review 💁🏻‍♂️💁🏻‍♂️...others are just faking around

    Mohammad UllahMohammad UllahAcum 5 luni
  • Thank you for subtitle.

    Vignesh KumarVignesh KumarAcum 5 luni
  • Cry for iphone

    عبد المنعم طلعتعبد المنعم طلعتAcum 5 luni
  • Dieter has hickey mark? 😂🧐

    Jade MontebonJade MontebonAcum 5 luni
  • Kindly show more demo than showing the face.

    Aditya DuttaAditya DuttaAcum 5 luni
  • Plz test dex with xbox game pass.

    Ritesh ShankerRitesh ShankerAcum 5 luni
  • Watching it on my note 20 ultra

    Gem GymGem GymAcum 5 luni
  • I think you guys review in a bouble and don't take note users into consideration. The latency improvement, 120 refresh rate, camera improvement and screen brightness and slight size increase give note users a no brainer to move up. That doesn't even include the new functions to the note app, the s pen and even the button placement returning. The speaker sounds louder as well. Then you look at the discount you receive if you turn in at least the note 10+ which I do believe that you'd be paying less than half after the trade in. Is every note use sold? Not at all but I will say that it definitely packs enough of a reason to upgrade from the note 10 and definitely from the 9.

    JohnnyQuestJohnnyQuestAcum 5 luni
  • Why would anyone think that people would buy a 1300 phone .

    SenshaiSenshaiAcum 5 luni
  • When you stop exynos you may get somewhere. Yawn tired of saying it Samsung. Disappointed uk customer again.once again won’t be purchasing.

    Ryan DeeryRyan DeeryAcum 5 luni
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