6 Key Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Features That Impr
The latest high-end smartphones are packed with an enormous number of features and clever hardware to justify their increasingly high prices. The aptly-named Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is a perfect example, with a 108MP camera and up to 16GB of RAM.
A higher refresh rate means less blur in quick motions, so you may notice a difference in how smooth the screen looks when swiping and scrolling. Side by side with a 60Hz screen, the difference will be apparent. However, a smoother feel in itself isn 8217;t enough to justify the higher refresh rate, because it also puts greater demand on processing power and the battery.
Smartphone cameras have improved rapidly over the last few years, but Samsung 8217;s Galaxy S20 Ultra takes things to new heights. It boasts a triple lens setup that combines a 108-megapixel lens with a 48-megapixel telephoto lens and a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens.
One of the headline features is the incredible zoom level the S20 Ultra offers. It supports 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom. That 8217;s insane.
In a word, no. We 8217;ve found the 2x optical zoom on the iPhone 11 Pro or Pixel 4 is enough for most situations, whether you want to zoom in on the stage when you 8217;re at the back of a crowd, or crop out some foreground for a better shot.
Having the option to zoom in this far and get a decent shot is cool, especially if you 8217;re some kind of spy. However, it 8217;s way beyond the needs of most people.
Apps and games on your phone are loaded into RAM, or Random Access Memory. When you return to an app or game in RAM, it will load more quickly than if you had to start it up from scratch. All the apps you 8217;ve run will stay there until your RAM fills up and has to bump something.
The RAM in smartphones and tablets has soared in recent years. In 2014, 2GB of RAM was standard in the top phones. By 2017, that had climbed to 4GB. Just three years later, Samsung has tripled that.
The downside is that extra RAM places a slightly higher demand on your battery. In fact, the RAM in your phone will drain the same amount of power whether you use it all or not. Realistically, 8GB is a generous amount for most people today, so 12GB seems like overkill. Unless you 8217;re a big gamer, in which case the option to keep games in RAM, so you can pick up where you left off, will make this a very attractive feature.
Having said that, 5G connectivity is a great future-proof feature to have in your next phone. If you plan to rock the S20 Ultra for the next two years or longer, then you may be glad of the 5G support. If you live in a rural area, this is unlikely to be a feature that you 8217;ll benefit from for quite some time, but city dwellers should be thinking about it.
The standard 25W charger in the box with your Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will charge up the enormous battery quickly, but you have the option to upgrade to a 45W charger. Samsung offers a 45W charger for $50, but you can snag one from other companies for less. Just make sure it supports USB-C Power Delivery standard.
If the Note 10 Plus is anything to go by, then the difference in how long it takes to charge from 15% or below can be counted in minutes. However, batteries slow the charging rate down as they fill up. The 45W charger does prove handy when you 8217;re running low and want a quick top up rather than a full charge.
This jump in video quality is pronounced 8212; we 8217;re talking four times the pixels of 4K. Chances are good you don 8217;t have an 8K TV yet and you probably won 8217;t for a while, but they are starting to hit the market so this could be another good future-proofing feature.
We 8217;re likely to see a few phones with 8K video support this year, because it 8217;s one of the features supported by Qualcomm 8217;s Snapdragon 865 processor. Apart from the fact you may not have anything to view 8K footage on yet, recording video at this resolution takes up massive amounts of storage, so it 8217;s definitely not for everyone.
It 8217;s worth noting, however, that the 8K video you shoot with the S20 Ultra can also be used to create high resolution photos, so early 8K adopters and photographers or videographers may well be interested in this feature.标签：