Samsung Galaxy Note 20 & Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5g - Powerful Multitasker
For loyal Samsung customers, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is one of the premium notes in the market today. Having the same light-diffusing style of finish, it looks exactly like textured glass until you hold it and realize it has a plastic body. But that does not impact the overall quality of the body as the front display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Despite Note’s 20 6.7 inch screen, it does not feel any heavier than iPhone 11 pro. Just like other Samsung recent phones, the device is rated IP68 water-resistant, which is an impressive feat considering the massive openings that this phone has to house the S-Pen.
The Galaxy Note 20 Series was released at a time the world was more focused on pandemic issues. Both the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are a pretty decent upgrade from the Note 10 and the Note 10 Plus (especially on the 5G network), but most critics have placed a big question mark on the price, especially during this period. Samsung Note 20 Ultra price in Australia starts from $749. Let’s have a look first at the full specs and features of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G.
How much can you buy Samsung Galaxy Note 20 for?
In Australia, you can shop for a Samsung refurbished Galaxy Note 20 with a budget of around $399 AUD in 2024. Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 ultra price in Australia on the other hand is slight dearer around $599. Both devices are available in our online and offline store and we have great prices for both new and refurbished devices with the best delivery in Australia.
Refurbished Galaxy Note 20 Specifications Overview:
- RAM: 12 GB
- Storage: 256GB/512GB
- Processor: Exynos 990
- MicrosD Slot: Yes
- SIM: Dual (Esim)
- Connectivity: 5G Network, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes, in display
- Front Camera: 10-megapixel (f2/2) wide range
- Rear camera: 108-megapixel (f1/8) wide angle + 12-megapixel (f3.0) telephoto +12 megapixel (f2/2) ultra wide
- Dimensions: 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1
- Weight:208 g
- Refresh rate: Max speed 120 GHz, Min 60 GHz
Samsung Note 20 Design and Overall Look
The Ultra 5G Mystic Bronze colour is probably a stand-out feature you’d quickly notice with the Galaxy Note20 Ultra. It has the resemblance of Apple’s iPhone XS (though it has a lower delivery than the phone itself) with its copper-coloured back that seamlessly complements the phone’s physical experience.
Note 20 Display
The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 20 screen comes in two settings- 120Hz FHD and 60Hz QHD modes. The 120Hz is pretty fast and finesses when using the phone. Scrolling along the menus is swifter and comes in handy for a better gaming experience.
When you drop down to 60Hz, the difference is noticeable and you’ll immediately have one or two lag differences. Transitions are more noticeable at the lower refresh rates.
Samsung has been a pioneer in AMOLED screens and the Note 20 Ultra doesn’t seem to put the standards at risk. The refurbished Note 20 Ultra 5G is a tone more vivid than its predecessor with colours almost appearing unnaturally vibrant. Of course, this is usually the case with Samsung devices, something other manufacturers are slowly mimicking.
S Pen Features
While holding the S Pen, you can press down the button while moving in an upside V-Shaped motion to return home. If you do this in the left or right motion, you’ll call up the recent app to capture the screenshot.
One of this phone’s newest and S Pen-related features is its ability to append audio recordings to typed or written notes.
While this feature can be a bit hard to figure out at the start if you tap the paper clip icon you can start capturing audio as you jot down your notes.
Besides, when you go to play that audio back, Note 20 will highlight all the aspects of the text in real-time. This is a very useful feature especially if you are taking notes in a meeting or during lectures.
Bundled with screen functions in the notable S-pen that’s unique with Samsung Note series phones. There is a dash of upgrade from previous versions and someone who has been using the s pen for The Note will feel a better screen response. The S-pen Samsung Galaxy upgrade is not that major but slightly efficient for avid Samsung users.
Refurbished Galaxy Note 20 Battery Capacity
You’d expect a larger battery capacity on Samsung phones but that’s not entirely the case for this device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 comes with a 4300 mAh battery (bigger than the previous note phones such as (Samsung Note 9, Samsung Note 10) which should last a day in the normal handset.
Things like refresh rates, screen size resolution, brightness, calls, background apps, and more will have a significant effect on your battery life.
But to the rescue is the smart charging capacity which betters power delivery and means you can get your device charged up in a matter of minutes. The trick of smart charging is that your phone sharply charges up to the first 30%, and then slows down as you approach the battery capacity. Either way, you’ll still have some charge and you shouldn’t be worried about your device shutting down.
The current fast charging input for the Note 20 is 25W, a significant downgrade from last year’s S20 Ultra which had 45 W fast-charging. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 also supports QI wireless charging.
When you look at the price of this phone, the battery life shouldn’t be something to worry about and maybe Samsung would have done a better job to store power.
The Note 20 manufacturer is very keen on glass protection and as fragile as the Note 20 Ultra seems, it has some serious protection cover. The giant manufacture has added a Gorilla Glass Victus to both the front and back of the phone which is believed to withstand drops of up to 6.5 feet (2 meters).
It has twice the scratch resistance of Gorilla 6 which was rated for a 5-foot fall. But still, the Note 20 Ultra device has Gorilla 6 on the camera so if it does fall and hits the camera first, there’s a chance it will break.
On to the juicy part- the camera bump. Another significant change to this device is the chunky cameras added at the back. The Note 20 Ultra 5G is powered by a massive 108-megapixel main lens, 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens.
The phone’s camera section is a huge bump from the previous stock and offers video recording up to 8K. There are also significant zooming capabilities superior to the Note 10 or Note 10+. The front camera is still not as competitive but offers excellent portrait photos.
Is Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series Worth An Upgrade?
There’s a lot of exciting features that come along with the refurbished Note 20 Ultra 5G and it is still not as bold as the Galaxy Z Flip or the recent Galaxy Z Fold 2. Either way, you still get to enjoy some amazing camera bumps on the 8K device that would otherwise be comparable to refurbished iPhone 11 or some of Google’s Pixel devices.
Galaxy Note 20 addressed a very pressing issue with the Galaxy Note 10’s heavy surcharge and its snappiness is something worth noticing.
On the other hand, if the price is anything to go by, the "Mystic bronze" manufacturer has a big task for its consumers.
Streaming YouTube videos and running live caption may cause the back to warm but that’s something that happens to every other phone. Plus, both the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5g and Samsung Note 20 have a 25W fast wired charging speed.
The best thing about this smartphone is that it does almost everything well. It excels in productivity and note taking and it’s also very powerful. If you only care about getting stuff done, then refurbished Galaxy Note 20 is the way to go.
If you are looking to purchase this amazing Samsung Galaxy Note 20 in Australia, today, feel free to place your orders today and be assured of getting your hands on a crisp and functional device for your everyday needs.