The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has the potential to be one of the best cell phones of this year. And for the price, which seems expensive for the lowest variant, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra feels it can beat the latest iPhone series, the iPhone 12 Pro. Yes, you read that right.
Although Apple is expected to release the iPhone 12 Pro in October 2020, there is a myriad of leaks on the Internet. And based on these leaks, it is clear that there are many differences between the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the iPhone 12 Pro, with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra winning in many areas. Here are 7 reasons Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra defeated the iPhone 12 Pro.
1. 120 Hz screen that provides super smooth animation
Rumors say that the iPhone 12 Pro will still not be equipped with a 120Hz screen while watching animation, video, and gameplay for scrolling, which is smooth. Even if in the end the iPhone 12 Pro screen will support refresh rates above 60Hz, it is probably 90Hz instead of 120Hz.
Also, the Adaptive Frequency OLED screen on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is also very smart, as it can reduce the refresh rate at 60Hz when watching videos, 30Hz when chatting, and 10Hz when viewing pictures. This really helps with the battery life of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
2. Playing Xbox games via cloud
Together with the Galaxy Note 20, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is also one of the cellphones that have supported the latest Xbox Game Pass. This service is still in beta, but allows users to ‘ stream ‘ more than 100 console games directly from Samsung phones via the cloud.
For those who don’t know, Xbox actually intends to launch their Game Pass service (or Project xCloud) on iOS. However, Apple doesn’t allow Game Pass on iOS, saying that the cloud gaming service violates App Store policies.
3. 108MP camera with 50x zoom
If the circulating leak ends up right, then the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has beaten the iPhone 12 Pro in terms of camera resolution and zoom features . The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a 108MP main camera that allows users to crop images without having to worry about losing quality.
Even better, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also features a feature called “Space Zoom” for zooming up to 50x. In addition, the 5x optical zoom on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will also make the 3x optical zoom rumored on the iPhone 12 Pro look normal.
4. The power of the newest S Pen
While Apple is still limiting Apple Pencil support for the iPad and iPad Pro, Samsung on the other hand, is actually enhancing the capabilities of the latest S Pen on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. One of the most interesting is Air Actions, where users can run various shortcuts , such as viewing recent apps and taking screenshots , by simply ‘waving’ the S Pen in front of the screen. Apart from that, the new S Pen can also timestamp recorded voice notes and auto-sync those notes.
5. DeX which can be used wirelessly
After previously only being able to be used via cable, DeX is now being upgraded to be used over a wireless connection. DeX itself is similar to AirPlay on the iPhone, where users can mirror their cellphone screen on a TV, but the difference is, DeX is much more versatile.
Through DeX, users can run multiple applications simultaneously on One UI which has been customized like a desktop operating system. Several things can be done via DeX, from viewing photos on Google Photos, streaming Netflix to playing games like Fortnite with a PS4 controller.
That was a review of a number of reasons the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has defeated the iPhone 12 Pro. With the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra having many of the features that Apple fans would want their iPhone to have, it shows that Samsung is doing something right.