The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) is the South Korean manufacturer’s business/consumer-oriented “phablet” destined for the U.S. market and China. The only difference compared to the previously tested Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G model is the chipset, with the U.S./China version build around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865+ chip, as opposed to the Exynos 990 model sold in the rest of the world. With the chipset a crucial component for image signal processing and resulting image quality, it’s possible we’ll see some differences between the Snapdragon and global models in our tests. In this review we’ll share image quality analysis and examples from both versions of the Note20 Ultra 5G alongside other competitors.
Key camera specifications:
- Primary: 108 MP 1/1.33-inch sensor, 26 mm-equivalent f/1.8-aperture lens with laser & PDAF and OIS
- Telephoto: 12 MP sensor with 1.0µm pixels, 120 mm-equivalent periscope-style (5x optical) f/3-aperture lens with PDAF and OIS
- Ultra-wide: 12 MP sensor, 13 mm-equivalent f/2.2-aperture lens
- LED flash
- Video: 8K 4320p/24 fps, 4K 2160p/60 fps (2160p/30 fps tested)
- Snapdragon 865+ chip set
About DXOMARK Camera tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone camera reviews, DXOMARK engineers capture and evaluate over 3000 test images and more than 2.5 hours of video both in controlled lab environments and in natural indoor and outdoor scenes, using the camera’s default settings. This article is designed to highlight the most important results of our testing. For more information about the DXOMARK Camera test protocol, click here. More details on how we score smartphone cameras are available here.