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S20 Ultra has a 40MP (binned to 10MP), PDAF, 1.4um, F/2.2, with 80° FOV.

Both have wide-angle FOV for ‘groupies’ and ultimately produce a 10MP image. The Ultra should shine in low light and unlike most selfie camera both have autofocus (not fixed) so it should be one of the better selfie cameras.

Rear Camera – three different types


  • 64MP Telephoto, F/2.0, .8um, 76° FOV
  • 12MP Wide-angle (primary), Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F/1.8, 79° FOV
  • 12MP Ultra-wide, F/2.2, 1.4um, 120° FOV

Features Space Zoom – Hybrid 3x and Super Res 30x plus digital zoom to 12x


As above plus IR depth vision send and receive sensors

S20 Ultra

  • 12MP Ultra-wide, F/2.2, 1.4um, 120° FOV
  • 108MP Wide-angle Camera (primary and binned to 12MP), F/1.88, 2.4um, 79° FOV
  • 48MP Telephoto (binned to 12MP), F/21.8, 1.6um, 24° FOV

Feature Spaced Zoom – Hybrid 10x and Super Res 100x digital zoom to 20x

All models share Samsung’s extensive cameras AI including scene detection, shot suggestions, flaw detection, food, panorama, portrait, night, super/slo-mo, hyper-lapse, AR Doodle, AR Emoji etc.

Importantly there is both OIS and VDIS for image stabilisation, and the CPU/GPU has masses of power to use AI properly. All can shoot [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]

Battery – EXCEED

  • 4000mAh – S20
  • 4500mAh – S20+
  • 5000mAh – S20 Ultra

All have Fast Wireless Charge 2.0 (QC 2.0), Fast USB-C PD charge and Wireless PowerShare.

Under typical use, it should get 24-48 hours and fast charge in under 1 hour.


 As you can see, 5G is no longer the $500 option it was on the Galaxy S10+.

On the S20 is a mere $100 and for that, you get 4GB extra ram. On the S20+ it is $200 – ditto. And it is standard on the Ultra. The 5G we get here is the current 4G on steroids – sub6Ghz, NSA. If you can get 5G reception you may get up to 2Gbps DL – but it is unlikely unless you live beside a tower.

More impressive and more useful is the LTE 4G Cat 20 modem that can achieve 2Gbps DL and 150Mbps UL using 7CA (at present on Telstra).

More importantly, is the single nano-SIM and a new eSIM – the equivalent of dual SIM.

Comms – EXCEED

  • Wi-Fi 6 AX, HE80 means 1.2Gbps DL/UL with an AX Modem
  • BT 5.0 dual audio has all the scalable codecs – SBC, aptX/LL/Adaptive/HD, AAC and LDAC
  • GPS is dual-band with new geo-fencing and precise location features
  • NFC for all payment systems
  • All sensors

Sound – EXCEED

  • Matched stereo AKG speakers with Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus).
  • AKG USB-C earbuds
  • UHQ: up to 32-bit & DSD64/128Hz
  • PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128Hz
  • Multiple AOP ANC mics

Video – EXCEED

Build – EXCEED

IP68, 1.5m of freshwater for up to 30 minutes

2-year warranty