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Browse our New Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Price

The S20 Ultra SM-G988U is Samsungs older brother in its Galaxy s20 Series. The Ultra features an 6.9-inch ,HDR10+ certified, AMOLED 2X Display that perfectly displays your favourite videos captured in 8K by an impressive Quad Camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra was released in South Africa in 2020 alongside the S20 as part of Samsung's S-Series at a price of R26 999. Today you can buy the S20 ultra New for R18 099 and Used or as a CPO device from Powerbite for R16 999.

Overview

The S20 Ultra is Samsung's high end device in its S-Series. Its larger than any of its top end smartphones in the galaxy s20 series range at 6.9-inches.

Design

The S20 Ultra is available in only two colours – Cosmic Grey and Cosmic black. It still has the same curved edge display, better known as infinity o display

with aluminum edges and gorilla glass back. The Ultra has the same cut out dot for the front facing camera and although it has the same width as the S20 Plus, it is taller.

Camera

The S20 Ultra has arguably the best camera, or camera in the smartphone range for 2020. It features a total of 4 rear cameras (quad camera), 4 in the rear and 1 in the front. One of those being a 108-megapixel (wide-angle) , 48-megapixel (telephoto),12-megapixel (ultra-wide) and a time-of-flight camera.

The Wide-Angle camera allows you to capture more of the scene whereas the telephoto lense allows 10x hybrid optic zoom. The smart AI chip allows cinema quality 8k video. The S20 Ultra also includes Night mode which allows clearer pictures in low light situations.

Battery

With the all the features packed in the S20 Ultra, like the 5G connectivity, 120ghz refresh rate and powerful quad camera, Samsung really had no other choice but to deliver in terms of the battery life. The S20 Ultra has a 5,000mAh.

That being said, the S20 ultra devours battery life when all the features are used at its max capacity. Samsung did include the fast charge capability which means you can get a full charge in just 59 minutes. Popular review site TechRadar claims you can get up to 12 hours of normal use and 9 hours with 120hz refresh rate activated.

Buy it if…

The S20 and S20 Plus are by no means inferior to the S20 Ultra. So for the S20 Ultra to make purchasing sense, you have to think of it as the Ferrari of the S-Series.

If you travel a lot and being on your phone takes priority to being on your laptop. If you use a camera a lot and taking beautiful, high resolution pictures is part of your job, then the s20 ultra will satisfy your needs. Also if you have cash lying around and money is not a problem, but the S20 ultra

Don't buy it if…

The S20 Ultra is hard to handle so if you have to multi task constantly, you will often feel like you have your hands full. If you have small hands and struggle to operate a phone already then you are better of buying the S20.

Quick Specs

  • 6.9″ Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Infinity-O Display (3200×1440)
  • 511 ppi
  • HDR10+ certified
  • 120Hz refresh rate support

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