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Samsung Galaxy Note20 Smartphone

MSRP 1000 USDNEX score 74%

Product Overview

Samsung Galaxy Note20 is part of Samsung's late-2020 flagship Galaxy Note-series "phablet" smartphones. It comes with 4300mAh battery, tri-camera setup, and a gorgeous Infinity-O OLED display.
This time, deeper relationship with Samsung’s long-standing partner, Microsoft, makes the Galaxy Note20 and your Windows PC seamlessly work together. Samsung is also bringing its Microsoft partnership to the entertainment side of the Galaxy Note20 series.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Great value for money
  • Great performance
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Not as good as the Galaxy S20

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 74% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good camera performance
  • Excellent performance
  • Good cameras
  • Gorgeous 120Hz display
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Lackluster cameras
  • No IP rating
  • No IP certification
  • No wireless charging
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Specifications

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth enabled S Pen

Construction

Battery | Capacity
4300 mAh
Camera | Front
10MP dual-pixel AF, FOV 80˚, f/2.2
Camera | Rear | Telephoto
64MP 76˚, f/2.0, 0.8μm pixel size
Camera | Rear | Ultra-Wide
12MP 120˚, f/2.2, 1.4μm pixel size
Camera | Rear | Wide
12MP dual-pixel AF, OIS, 79˚, f/1.8, 1.8μm pixel size
Colors
Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, Mystic Gray

Dimensions

Size | Depth
8.3 mm
Size | Height
161.6 mm
Size | Width
75.2 mm
Weight
194 g / 3.04 g S Pen

Display

Display Diagonal
6.7"
Display Type
Flat FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O Display (OLED)
Pixel Density
393 ppi
Resolution
2400 x 1080

Function

Chipset
7nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor: 3.0GHz(Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.4GHz + 1.8GHz
Digitizer
Samsung S Pen, 4096 Pressure Levels
HDR
HDR10+
Operating System
Android 10
Sensor
Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
SIM
Nano 5G
Video Recording
8K 24fps / 4K 60fps
Weather Resistance
IP68

Performance

Battery Life
S Pen Up to 24h standby
Memory | Capacity
8 GB
Memory | Type
LPDDR5
Storage
128, 256, or 256 GB + microSD

Production

Availability
2020-08-21
Debut
2020-08-05

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

nextpit[1]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following***:
The Galaxy Note 20 follows in the dubious footsteps of the S20 in February. Samsung advertised the smartphone to come with a "30x spatial zoom"; with a 1x optical zoom - we would assume that the camera hardware should be identical to the S-Pen. Next to the recently announced Galaxy S20 FE, I can tell you without hesitation that the Note 20 has absolutely no place in Samsung's catalog.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera performance
Cons
  • The S-Pen is too forgettable
  • No 120Hz display
  • No wireless charging

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Galaxy Note20 features an Exynos 990 with 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and an ARM Mali-G77 MP11 GPU. Supported biometric identification includes the in-display fingerprint reader and a 2D face detection feature. Out of the nominally 256 GB of storage 222 GB are accessible to the user.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Large display
  • Good speakers
  • Long battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons
  • No IP certification
  • No wireless charging
  • No IP rating

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Galaxy Note 20 has all of the various forms of 5G used in the US right now. It has 8GB of RAM (as compared with the Note 20 Ultra's 12GB) and 128GB of non-expandable storage. The Note 20 supports wireless DeX connectivity to cast a PC-like mode to your TV.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent performance
  • S Pen included
Cons
  • No wireless charging
  • No headphone jack

phonearena[4]

Sentiment Score 63%
Reviewers from phonearena have found the following***:
The is the “cheaper” Note to buy this year, but it still has an MSRP of $999. If you can grab it with a $150 or $200 discount — sure, it can be worth it. The real disappointment is that the Note 20 does not have a high refresh rate screen.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Big, immersive screen
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • No high refresh rate screen
  • No wireless charging

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score 63%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Galaxy Note 20 runs Android 10 with Samsung's One UI on top. It's a cute-but-tasteful interface, with pages replacing the vertical scroll used in most other 2020 takes on Android. The Note 20 may feel slightly slower than the Note 20 Ultra in places because of its 60Hz screen, but it's no less powerful a phone.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons
  • No wireless charging
  • Not the best value for money

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
Windows integration is solid and easy to get up and running once you've accepted the flurry of notifications. The Note 20 can also cast its desktop-class DeX Mode wirelessly to Miracast-supported displays. Gamers will appreciate that the Note 20 is supported as part of Microsoft's $15-per-month Xbox Game Pass Beta program.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 120Hz display
  • Good battery life
  • Fast wireless charging
Cons
  • Lackluster cameras
  • No wireless DeX Mode

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Samsung Galaxy Note 20 review: lacking any real punch. [nextpit]. https://www.nextpit.com/galaxy-note-20-review. 2020-09-29. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Samsung Galaxy Note20 Review - Not always better than the Note10. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-Galaxy-Note20-Review-Not-always-better-than-the-Note10.496540.0.html. 2020-10-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-20. 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Samsung Galaxy Note 20 review: plastic jewelry. [phonearena]. https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-20-review-plastic-jewelry_id4840. 2020-08-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Samsung Galaxy Note 20 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-20-review. 2020-09-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Samsung Galaxy Note 20 review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-20. 2021-02-01. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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