About Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G - Review, Specs + more The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G is quite a confusing device. For some reason, it couples some of the most advanced features that are only available on the most up-to-date smartphones with features that are quite frankly outdated. For example, on a device within this price range you would expect to see things such as 5G compatibility, a powerful processor, and a high-quality three-camera setup. These are all included. However, the trade-off for these is a cheap, plastic back case and an already outdated 60Hz 1080p display. Despite these pitfalls, don’t write off the Galaxy Note 20 5G just yet if you are already considering buying one. It is actually far better value for money than the much pricier Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which makes the hardware trade-offs a little easier to digest. Even though this device e is one of the only flagship devices that still sports a plastic rear casing, it actually feels pretty solid to hold in the hand. It may be plastic, but it doesn’t feel cheap as you would expect. The device still has an aluminium midframe, so don’t worry about it bending or breaking in half. When compared to the much heavier Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, it becomes apparent that Samsung may have opted to use plastic for the rear of the device in order to save weight as well as money. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Display The Galaxy Note 20 5G has stepped back in time once again when it comes to the screen. Unlike all of the other tech giant’s flagship models, this one has a flat screen instead of curved. To be honest, I think this made a nice change as it’s so easy to accidentally touch the rounded screens when you don’t intend to. And despite the shortfall in specifications with regards to the display, it’s still obvious why Samsung are at the top of the pile when it comes to display technology. Featuring a Super AMOLED Plus panel, not only does it offer great daylight visibility but it’s also fairly easy to use at night. Galaxy Note 20 5G Battery Life The Note 20 5G has a slightly smaller battery than the Note 20 Ultra. The 4,300mAh powerhouse is still well up to the job though, as the lower resolution and refresh rate are a lot less demanding on the battery. Though it probably won’t go all day without a charge if used constantly, you should easily get around 8 hours of screen time from it between charges. When it comes to the camera setup on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G, it’s pretty good but not as good as the one on the Ultra model. The main camera on the back has a 12MP sensor. You also get another slightly smaller 12MP ultra-wide sensor as well as 64MP telephoto sensor which allows for 3x Hybrid Optic zoom or 30x digital zoom. With regards to the display – although great – it is limited by it’s hardware to 1080p at 60Hz. This isn’t a dealbreaker for many, but if you wish to use the Note 20 5G alongside an S-pen, then you will more than likely prefer to use the note 20 Ultra with the 120Hz refresh rate. All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G is a great device for the money and offers greater value for money than the Ultra version. However, if you’re looking for a wide range of flagship features, then the Note 20 5G may be a disappointment to you. This device would be ideal for you if you want a good, loing battery life, you don’t see the hype with the curves displays and you’re looking to use an S Pen without the associated price tag that comes with it. For the money you could do a lot worse, but then Samsung products have never been designed with a lower budget in mind.