“Defining your business productivity with Samsung Galaxy Note 20”
Designed for the innovative intelligence, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 connects the business platforms with unrestricted work experience. From modest usage of data in a single device to multi-tasking opportunity, note 20 gives a realistic expansion to any business vision.
The year 2020 is the flagship of Samsung! Galaxy Note 20 is the most pleasing device of the year and has been acknowledged as a “business class phone” consisting a mighty investment. The excitement and hype of the phone has reached par before its launch, but the desire of getting the smartphone reached the zenith after its official launch.
We can pretty much say that years of investment in the research & development for note 20 finally turned out to be a worthy one, as we believe that note 20 has successfully managed to outsmart its competitor by adding few much-needed features and classic tech appearance.
With a display size of 6.7 inches, 60Hz refresh rate, 20:9 ratio flat AMOLED screen, S pen, Snapdragon 865, 5G support, and unique color variant, it has decided to become a most noticeable gadget in the Australian market.
Successfully catering to the demand of the business, note20, has proven to be the only business device in terms of usability, features, and power performance.
Features of Samsung Note 20
|Display size, resolution||6.7 inches; 2,400×1,080 pixels|
|Pixel density||393 ppi|
|Dimensions (inches)||6.36×2.96×0.33 in|
|Weight (ounces, grams)||6.84 oz, 194g|
|Mobile software||Android 10|
|Camera||12-megapixel (ultrawide), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 64-megapixel (telephoto)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 865 Plus|
|Special features||S Pen stylus; 5G connectivity; Wireless PowerShare; water-resistant (IP68)|
Pros and Cons
|Integrated stylus delivers a key point of difference||‘Glasstic’ rear|
|Great handwriting and notes input||Air Gestures still a gimmick|
|Powerful and fluid operation||Lacks a better refresh-rate screen (it is 60Hz)|
|Neater design than sibling version||Blur picture in night mode feature of camera|
Note 20: Top 8 Smart Features
- Live sync allowing users to save their documents in the cloud.
- Access to cloud storage from the phone.
- Turns note to a PowerPoint presentation.
- Access notes from the phone on a laptop.
- Voice note replay with time sync voice recording.
- Direct import of PDF to Samsung notes.
- Deep learning technology with better handwriting experience.
- Availability of folder structure for saving & organising notes.
Let us get started with the uniqueness of Samsung Note 20
We shall discover the detailing of the new Samsung Note 20 and understand its worth according to the estimated price by Samsung for its product.
Display: Essentially taller and warmer
Note 20 has a better AMOLED screen. It has a 60Hz FHD+ panel, a 6.7-inch display size with an OLED screen holding the ratio of 20:9. It is bigger in overall size than the previous released Samsung generation with a flat display making it simple to use and hold.
The whole flat panel makes the galaxy Note 20 minus slippery. While the inclusion of the ‘Adaptive’ element has added an interesting feature in the device. The adaptive feature allows the phone to switch automatically between 60Hz and 120Hz to best suit the content, making Samsung a questionable choice among its users.
However, the fit and finish are just flawless. While the tight seal between the components allows the phone to meet the requirement of IP68 certification against water and dust. While the gorilla glass prevents the phone from scratch, breakage (when dropped gently).
Design: Ultra striking from every angle
Samsung does know how to make their product sleek, beautiful, and unique. The Galaxy Note 20 has the signature boxy note outline of the chrome steel frame which indeed is a durable design. The camera housing is at the rear with circular cutouts, while a USB type C port is identified at the bottom of the device alongside the speaker. Samsung note 20 has moved its S Pen slot right next to the charging slot.
The phone has no microSD card slot or a 3.5 mm headphone port. Despite using the steel frame, the device has used a plastic rear panel, which in fact boggles the mind of the investors. So far, the tech giant has made no adjustment to the quality of the device, hence a question does arise on the adjustment of the device.
Camera: Ultra-zoom quality
Three cameras sit on the rear of the Galaxy Note 20. The Note 20 ditches the 108MP main sensor for a 12MP dual pixel f/1.8 camera.
It is paired with a 64MP telephoto for 3x hybrid zoom and a 12MP ultrawide. These are often the perfect trio of cameras and trust us Samsung has not swapped it out. The ultrawide provided in note 20 is for a macro or depth sensor, which is typically used for bright, saturated colors with heavy sharpening photographs.
It has an equivalent video feature, with 24fps 8k recording and improved manual controls. If you are going to shoot 8K video with the 21:9 aspect ratio you will be doing it through the telephoto camera, for a much-cropped version.
Finally, you have a 10MP selfie camera, which holds a 120-degree view. However, the night mode feature is not much bright and clear like the iPhone quality. But the phone beats in with its 10 x zoom quality.
Pen: Handy, smooth, full of gestures
If you would like a Samsung device that comes with the S-Pen stylus with the enormous screen, you would not mind investing in Samsung Note 20. Good news! Samsung has introduced new software for its “S Pen”. The Air action feature has been enhaced to support more gestures, which permit you to scribble, draw any of the best Yoda impression just under your control.
Likewise, the existence of a 120Ghz refresh rate, the pen is faster and neater to use. Samsung has embedded additional features of PDF import, auto-straightening of handwriting. The 5 new gestures in deliberately allows you to perform quick tricks. You can easily sketch, magnify tiny concepts, annotate everything, highlight the text, copy the text, take a precise screenshot, and take a precise selfie by using the S button.
Battery: Comparatively smaller but faster than S20
The battery may be a little smaller in comparison to the S20 series. Note 20 has a battery of 4,300mAh with no Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology. Though there is not much use of the wideband, it still is an interesting feature for the future.
The Note 20 features 25W fast charging, which means, while you will be ready to jazz up, you get your phone charged in an ultra-fast manner. On the plus side, 15W fast wireless charging is supported by wireless power share for reverse wireless charging.
Performance and software
Samsung is using the controversial Exynos 990 processor for the Galaxy Note 20 in most markets. Only select markets like the US are getting to perplex Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865+ chipset which is only available with 8GB RAM and 256 storage.
There’s 128GB storage on the 5G model and a 256GB option. But the slow processor certainly puts the device in the bottom level of the 5G model. Despite holding the utmost storage of 128GB, the phone has no SD slot.
While finding out about its software, the Galaxy Note 20 runs on Android 10 and comes with One UI 2.5 out of the box. It gets several new features, including support for brand spanking in the new cinematic aspect ratios when recording video in 4K.
One can easily access a few of the software such as Canva, eHopper, Paymo, and G Suite.
Secure DEX, Link to Windows & Point to share
Note 20 makes a remote workplace ready. For cloud-based productivity, note 20 offers a seamless way to collaborate and distribute the materials in a remote workplace. You can connect your note with Samsung DEX smart TV, link your desktop windows to your smartphone, and use your nearby share features with the nearest note 20.
The device is well protected with a process requiring a password, pin, blockchain, passkey, and biometric authentication. An extra layer of protection is offered for the government agencies, and organisations leveraging an access card, signatures, and ciphers. Well, we can definitely say, that the device has the most trusted tool with high-end defense-grade security.
Price and availability in Australia
The Galaxy Note 20 is going to be available from August 21, with pre-orders from August 6. The Galaxy Note 20 price for 4G is AUD 1,499 while for 5G the price is quoted as $1649 (AUD). The device is available in the Australian market for a remarkable amount with insurance and EMI. You can book your device with suitable carrier plans with NSWIT or you can purchase your Note 20 and get the most affordable plans.
Demand for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 in 2020
A recent data estimation by market tracker firm Counterpoint Research projected the corporate to sell around 8.5 million units of the new phones this year, around 500,000 units fewer than the Note 10.
The top-tier Ultra model and Note 20 makes an extreme compromise to be marked as a real blue flagship. The company is providing an EMI scheme on the Ultra model to drive the sales of its new flagships. It expects the phone to account for 70 percent to 80 percent of the general sales. The story was similar for the Note 10 series and its plus model which accounted for 70 percent of its total sales.
Final verdict for Note 20
If you are looking for a phone consisting of a unified stylus then no other phone is comparable to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. For a businessperson, the device is great as the phone permits a desktop-like feature, which makes the whole notetaking, file sharing, editing process a lot easier.
Though the plastic’ rear and lack of upper refresh-rate screen contain a red mark against its specification, for everyday use, we assume it won’t be of much bother to the users.
The product price is a little pricy compared to the other existing models and phones in the market, but the elegance, the user-friendliness which the Samsung Note 20 has to offer is incredible and worth it.