The Galaxy S20 Ultra’s camera performance could make all the difference.
“Whoa. This is the Galaxy S20 Ultra?” I was so surprised, I said it aloud. Samsung’s Unpacked event was the first time I got my hands on Samsung’s biggest and baddest Galaxy S20 device. Due to unfortunate circumstances, I had to skip the typical journalist briefing session, so it wasn’t until I held the S20 Ultra earlier this week that I was able to form my first concrete opinion.
Here’s the first, but least important of the bunch: The S20 Ultra is a massive, heavy phone with a hulking camera module that reminded me of The Rock. CNET Senior Editor Lynn La went even further, calling the array “chonky” and grotesque”.
Picking through submenus looking for thrilling new tools to jump out, it dawned on me. The Galaxy S20 Ultra’s MVP features distill down to those completely redesigned cameras, the longevity of the Ultra’s 5,000-mAh battery, and to a lesser extent, 5G. You can’t truly get a grip on any of these in an artificially lit demo room,