Overview of smartphone Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: crazy zoom and video in 8K
I have already described their first impressions of all three Samsung Galaxy S20: from the basic version (will cost 69 990 rubles) to S20+ (79 990 rubles) and, of course, about the Flagship of Plamenova, S20 Ultra (99 990 rubles), have not forgotten. It is the latter and came to us for a full test shortly after it was announced, and before the start of official sales (appointed on March 13, pre-orders has already started). So without delay — straight to the point.
This year Samsung
The main thing you need to know about S20 Ultra – this smartphone is bigger than Note10+, he got a display diagonal of 0.1 inch more than the traditional “Korean shovel.” The word Ultra in the title he tries to justify in full: quadricamere with the main 108-megapixel module (and different than that of Xiaomi Mi Note 10), able to remove the hundredfold software zoom, video recording in the wild of 8K resolution, the display refresh rate of 120 Hz, a fresh platform Samsung Exynos 990, the version with 16 GB of RAM… Koreans obviously care about the success of competitors, strongly pressing in the flagship segment, even in the global market while Huawei brought partially out of the brackets, and seek to regain its former technological superiority. Let’s see how they got it.
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra||Samsung Galaxy S20+||Samsung Galaxy S10+||Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max||Huawei Mate 30 Pro|
|Display||6.9 inch, Dynamic AMOLED, 1440 × 3200, 511 ppi, capacitive multitouch||6.7 inches, Dynamic AMOLED, 1440 × 3200, 525 ppi, capacitive multitouch||6.4 inch, Dynamic AMOLED, 1440 × 3040, 522 ppi, capacitive multitouch||6.5 inch, Super AMOLED, 2688 × 1242 (19,5:9), 458 ppi, capacitive multi-touch technology TrueTone||6.53 inch, OLED,
2400 × 1176 pixels, 409 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|Safety glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 6||Corning Gorilla Glass 6||Corning Gorilla Glass 6||No information||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 990: two custom cores clock speed of 2.73 GHz, dual core ARM Cortex-A76 2.6 GHz, four cores ARM Cortex-A55 2.0 GHz||Samsung Exynos 990: two custom cores clock speed of 2.73 GHz, dual core ARM Cortex-A76 2.6 GHz, four cores ARM Cortex-A55 2.0 GHz||9820 Samsung Exynos Octa: eight cores (2 × Mongoose M4, the frequency of 2.73 GHz + 2 × Cortex-A75, frequency of 2.31 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A55, frequency of 1.95 GHz)||A13 Apple Bionic: six cores (2 × Lightning frequency 2.65 GHz + 4 × Thunder, frequency 1.8 GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 990: eight cores (2 × ARM Cortex-A76, frequency of 2.86 GHz + 2 × ARM Cortex-A76, frequency of 2.09 GHz + 4 × ARM Cortex-A55, frequency 1.86 GHz); architecture HiAI|
|Graphics controller||Mali-G77 MP11||Mali-G77 MP11||Mali-G76 MP12||Apple GPU (4 cores)||ARM Mali-G76 MP16|
|RAM||12/16 GB||8 GB||8/12 GB||4 GB||8 GB|
|Flash memory||128/256/512 GB||128 GB||128/512/1024 GB||64/256/512 GB||256 GB|
|Memory card support||There||There||There||No||Yes (only Huawei nanoSD)|
|Connectors||USB Type-C||USB Type-C||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm||Lightning||USB Type-C|
|SIM card||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM||One nano SIM and one eSIM||Two nano-SIM|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
|GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
|GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz CDMA 800/1900||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
CDMA2000 1 x EV-DO
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
CDMA2000 1 x EV-DO
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 MHz||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71||LTE Cat. 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66||LTE Cat. 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66||LTE-A (up to 1600/150 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71||LTE: no info|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|NFC||There||There||There||Yes (Apple Pay)||There|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS||GPS (dual band), A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer, ANT+||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer, ANT+||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer, heart rate sensor, pressure||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), infrared sensor, Face ID|
|Fingerprint scanner||There, on the screen||There, on the screen||There, on the screen||No||There, on the screen|
|The main camera||The fourth module: 108 + 12 + 48 MP + sensor depth, ƒ/1,8 + f/2,2 + f/3.5, four-times optical zoom, optical stabilizer, an extra wide viewing angle, led flash||The fourth module: 12 + 12 + 64 MP + sensor depth, ƒ/1,8 + f/2,2 + f/2.0, two times optical zoom, optical stabilizer, an extra wide viewing angle, led flash||Triple module: 12 MP with variable aperture ƒ/1,5-2,4 + 12 MP, ƒ/2.4 GHz + 16 MP, ƒ/2.2, and phase detection autofocus, optical stabilization basically and telemodul, led flash||Triple module 12 + 12 + 12 MP, ƒ/1,8 + ƒ/2.0 + ƒ/2.4 GHz, led flash, phase detection autofocus and optical stabilization patisia mostly and telemodul||The fourth module, 40 + 40 + 8 MP + TOF, ƒ/1,6 + ƒ/1,8 + ƒ/2,4, hybrid auto focus, optical stabilization, dual-led flash|
|Front camera||40 MP, ƒ/2.2, and phase detection autofocus, no flash||10 MP, ƒ/2.2, and without autofocus, no flash||Double module: 10 + 8 MP, ƒ/1,9 + ƒ/2,2, auto-focus with the main camera||12 MP, ƒ/2.2, and without autofocus, no flash||32 MP, ƒ/2.0, fixed focus, no flash|
|Food||Removable battery: 19 WH (5000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 17,1 W·h (4500 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 15,58 WH (4100 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 15,04 W·h (3969 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 17,1 W·h (4500 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||166,9 × 76 × 8.8 mm||161,9 × 73,7 × 7.8 mm||157,6 × 74,1 × 7.8 mm||158 × 77,8 × 8.1 mm||158,1 × 73,1 × 8.8 mm|
|Weight||220 grams||186 grams||175 grams||226 grams||198 grams|
|Operating system||Android 10, own shell||Android 10, own shell||Android 9.0 Pie, own shell||iOS 13||Android 10, shell EMUI 10|
|Current price||99 990 rubles||79 990 rubles||60 990 rubles for the version 8/128 GB, 79 990 rubles for the version 12/1024 GB||From 99 990 rubles||69 999 rubles|
Design, ergonomics and software
Samsung didn’t reinvent the design of their new flagships for the second time did tricks, tested last year. Slightly curved display, front facing camera, inscribed directly into the screen with holes at the center top (in the area of the status bar, but without occupying much space of the cut), tempered glass Gorilla Glass 6 the front and back.
The only inevitable innovation touched block the back camera. Due to the increased number of modules had to get out — and I would not say that the Korean designers have coped with this task successfully. If S20 and S20+ with these boxes look more or less gracefully, from the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra came a Heffalump. Block little camera that takes a lot of space on the back panel and with its diverse lenses and a flash looks bulky, and heavily favored over the body.
The rare case when the case has a smartphone looks, perhaps even more naturally than without the cover. But it is almost inevitable sacrifice of adaptability is to place so many of these cameras, while maintaining the purebred appearance, really easy.
The dimensions of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra surpasses even Note10+ is quite thick (8.8 mm) and heavy (220 grams) gadget. But slowly the habit — to make this smartphone quite convenient. The main thing — not to go directly to Ultra with any smartphone of a sample of three-four years ago with a display of “only” six inches, and then, horror of horrors, less.
Color variations of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra only two — black and grey, and both do not cause special emotions. Younger S20 is presented in a much more cheerful colors, but here we have a “solid smartphone for respectable gentlemen.” The casing is dust – and waterproof according to the IP68 standard.
Set of functional elements is quite typical for Android-smartphone. Samsung finally completely abandoned the idea of a special button to call for the most part useless assistant Bixby — there are only two hardware buttons, both on the right side. Lock button, however, long pressing does not disable the smartphone, but still causes the same Bixby. To go to the menu reboot/shutdown of the apparatus, it is necessary to simultaneously hold for a long time the key and the lower part of the volume keys.
Other features of note the final disappearance of the housing mini-Jack Note10 became the first sign, but it was clear that the Rubicon has been crossed. Although the example of Sony shows that the die can be thrown again.
The fingerprint scanner is the same as last year, and he again entered in the screen, in the lower part. This ultrasonic sensor, it reacts in particular, at the touch of wet fingers. It works nearly flawlessly — at the speed of operation approaches the capacitive sensors, and the percentage analytical low. There is a system of facial recognition, but Samsung refused to read the retina — there is established an ordinary system with front camera, even without a depth sensor. Analogue Face ID from Apple to consider this solution impossible. But as a backup scanner — it is normal.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra does not conceal any surprises on the software and operating system. This time the Koreans were reluctant to try experiments like without arms or any specific add-ins and did the usual smartphone. Just a powerful. Operating system — Android 10. Sheath — One UI 2.0. About it we wrote a month ago in the review of the Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite — differences in S20 Ultra no. It would be possible to write separately about the panel Edge, but it was in Note10 Lite, despite the lack of curved edges of the screen. Neat fonts, dark theme interface, flexible control Always-On Display — everything is in place. Sheath looks good, works quickly, a week and a half of testing, no major hang was not. I find fault with the scrolling information on the screen Note10 Lite, but here it is possible — even in the 60 Hertz mode, everything works great.
But absolutely no innovations in do Samsung still failed — though they are quite small. The service video Google Duo is now built right into the operating system, and also added a system of rapid communication with Bluetooth-acoustics (Music Share) and send files via Bluetooth (Quick Share).
Display and sound
All smartphones series Galaxy S20 received the displays support refresh rates to 120 Hz. This is not the first smartphones on the market, the move to wear the crown is not necessary — remember gaming model Razer Phone 2 and Phone 2 ASUS ROG. But its direct competitors — the “normal” flagship smartphones — in this regard, Galaxy S20 bypass on the turn. But in the case of Galaxy S20 Ultra 90-Hertz screen is a Dynamic AMOLED-display with a diagonal of 6.9 inches with a resolution of 3200 × 1440. Pixel density — 511 ppi. But by default, the display works with a resolution of 2400 × 1080 is the only resolution (or even smaller) work support 120 Hertz. By the way, the maximum resolution it makes sense to include only when viewing 4K video and games — not only that, you will not notice the difference in normal usage scenarios of a smartphone, and many apps are not designed under 4K, the fonts will be too small.
To include a higher update rate manually in the display settings and the effect in this case is immediately noticeable. All turn very smoothly and quickly, and the speed of the belt, without the slightest blurring is realized only if we go back to 60 Hz, you can notice a subtle but annoying jerks. Moreover, no restrictions on the use of high frequency in this mode, the whole operating system as a whole. Except games, of course — then it all depends on the developers: did they support 120 Hz and able apparatus to pull the game at this frequency. The reverse side is a strong influence of high frequency on power consumption. Subjectively, autonomy decreases by about 10-15% — that is somewhere in an hour or two a day.
The display supports HDR10+. The panel is mounted, of course, quality, with free viewing angles (it’s AMOLED), a polarizing layer and excellent oleophobic coating. By the way, it is good for both the front and rear to clear the smartphone of the traces is not difficult.
There is a custom mode Always-On Display — you can choose not only what to display on the lock display, but how. Smartphone reacts, if you get it in hand, turns on the screen shows the time and notifications.
Limit the measured brightness with the manual setting of the indicator at the maximum was 415 CD/m2 level for AMOLED-display is normal, but not extraordinary. It is worth while to note that when you activate the automatic adjustment of brightness under external illumination max will be higher than what is really there, even with manual settings, it clearly jumps above this value in the sunlight. To use the smartphone comfortably in any light.
In the settings menu screen besides resolution and refresh rate, you can change the size and font style, set the scaling, select which apps are displayed polnoekrannom (and “climb” the hole of the front camera). Correction options color two: “rich colors” (with the ability to change the white balance and manually adjust the three main color) and “natural colors”. I measured the color reproduction of the display in the “vivid colors” without any additional configuration in the “natural color”.
In the color mode “vivid colors” Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra provides the color space, even slightly exceeding the coverage of DCI-P3, but inferior, of course, format Rec.2020. The average gamma value of 2.13 is stable in curves, the color temperature is slightly elevated (average of 7 and 300 K, with a short-term drop of up to 6 500 K), the average DeltaE deviation for the extended Color Checker palette (shades of gray + a wide variety of colour shades) is 5,47 (at a rate of 3 and the reference value of 2).
In the mode of reproduction of “natural color” color gamut close to sRGB, but slightly shifted. The average gamma of the grayscale is not changed much and 2.11. Temperature close to the standard, but slightly extends in the direction of cold holding at an average of 6 To 800, the average deviation of DeltaE scale Color Checker is 4,36. Pretty typical for Samsung the last time you configured the display seems to be good, but not a reference. Precision company prefers high saturation and a small “chill”. However, to condemn her is not taken — about the same prefer and users.
Sonic Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra does not promise any revelations mini-Jack no, on audiophile laurels smartphone already automatically does not apply. In the kit there is even an adapter on the analog audio device, clearly aimed at the interaction with wireless headphones, even though they are put in the set (instead branded AKG headset for USB Type-C). There is, however, support all the needed profiles and codecs (aptX, LDAC), Dolby Atmos (and Dolby Atmos for games) — the audio quality with no wires, no complaints. External speakers stereo — along with located on the bottom works spoken. And the volume and sound quality for a smartphone speaker is very good. No questions does not occur to S20 Ultra and like a normal phone these functions he performs confidently.