When Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra launched early this year, it enjoyed all the attention a snazzy new smartphone on the market deserves.
And this one has some monster specifications to boot: such as 8K video support, 5G connectivity, up to 100x Space Zoom, powerful processor, 5,000mAh battery, 108-megapixel camera and the most dazzling of it all – a 6.9-inch screen with a 120Hz display and refresh screen rate.
The Samsung S20 Ultra certainly ticks many global firsts in terms of features, but now that the post-pandemic world has taken the sheen off retail and consumer spending, let’s be honest. The S20 Ultra may be packed with the coolest specifications, but it’s neither friendly to your wallet nor your pocket – as it’s both pricey and weighty (taller and thicker than most).
While the S20 has the best range and its other models offer value for money, you will need to take a long, hard look at the specifications of the S20 Ultra to convince yourself that it justifies the price tag, as this latest flagship Samsung device costs from $1,400.
But if you are in the game for the latest tech tool, the Samsung S20 Ultra definitely breaks the monotony of smartphones and is an upgrade if you can afford it.
Its dimensions apart, it has more features than its curvier peers. If you are looking for more bang for your buck, think of the new work-from-home reality that has also created some new demands for the business professional, one of which is more sophisticated technology in your palm and pocket.
The S20 Ultra comes with 5G, and on its rear, features a large rectangular camera module with four lenses including a telephoto camera for depth vision. High-resolution photographscan be uploaded and downloaded quickly.
The 120Hz display could be a boon for gamers as it enables smooth gaming. Samsung has also partnered with Spotify and Netflix to bring personalized entertainment; a prerequisite for any smart device at a time when the world needs at-home recreation the most.
The camera system is powered by artificial intelligence (AI). With a 108-megapixel rear camera and 40-megapixel front camera, you may switch between the two so the recording is seamless.
The S20 Ultra also uses AI to recommend good shots. With the 8K video recording (apparently the only smartphone in South Africa to offer this), the images you shoot are quite true-to-life in color and quality. And then you also do have a custom filter to customize your own personal photo filters.
The 128GB of storage seems small, given its 8K video capabilities, but you can choose to increase it to 1.5TB with a microSD card and a 12GB RAM allocation. Knox-Knox is Samsung’s defense-grade mobile security platform in the device providing real-time device protection too.
It may take a while to get used to the spatial features of this heavier smartphone, but users, including iPhone converts, have admitted to being drawn by its cool core technology. Hard to ignore it, online or on retail shelves.