It so happens that we are given the most perfect phone to date, which has literally everything, and at this moment we just start looking for what is wrong with it. In the end, of course, we find, but the very fact of such a search remains a little strange. There are disadvantages in everything, because without them it simply does not exist, and often this is a relative concept, and some people find them where others cannot see. This time, you can talk about the significant disadvantages of the more expensive Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which came out not so long ago, but has already managed to prove itself in all its glory and through the efforts of journalists to tell about themselves in as much detail as possible. In this article I will give only five such disadvantages, but many will say that there are significantly more of them. Well … At the end of the article, you can also speak up.
This smartphone is cool, but like the others, it is not without its drawbacks.
Cons of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
At the moment, it is the Note 20 that is the company's current flagship this year. Even though there is a S20 series, the August novelty is still more recent. It comes with a lot of processing power, a gorgeous 120Hz display, and a sleek design that has taken many other phones to the sidelines. But today we will discuss that very fly in the ointment in a barrel of honey. Let us remember everything from the price to the camera.
How much is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20
First of all, you need to understand that this smartphone is insanely expensive. This is probably his biggest disadvantage. We all love technology and gadgets here, but there has to be a limit to how much we're willing to pay, right? In fact, even the Google Pixel 4a and Samsung Galaxy A51 can provide a similar level of functionality, but at 4-5 times the price. Therefore, the price tag of $ 1,300 for the Note 20 Ultra is difficult to justify by means alone. In fact, this is the smartphone for the price of which you can buy a used car.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra camera
Once upon a time, the cameras did not protrude at all. Then one module began to protrude, which many called a pimple. Now almost a third of the rear wall protrudes. Sometimes it just seems awful. On the one hand, we can say that there is nothing wrong with this, but imagine something else.
One of the main features of the Note series is the S Pen stylus. Imagine that you put your phone on the table to draw something on it or just work with some documents. What happens every time you touch the screen? The smartphone will shake a lot and spoil the whole experience of work. As a result, there will be no pleasure from such use. Perhaps you should have remembered the old solutions using an extruded camera from edge to edge? It would have been possible to avoid the unpleasant rocking of the smartphone, but for the sake of design, this was not done.
The cameras of both Galaxy Note 20 stick out quite a bit.
Advertising on Samsung phones
When you buy a smartphone for $ 100 and it's crammed with ads, it's frustrating, but understandable. When you buy a smartphone for almost one and a half thousand dollars, there can be no excuses for such manufacturer's behavior. Even the standard health app isn't immune to the ad apocalypse. Do we really need to see sometimes weird ads when we try to track the number of steps?
In some places, ads can be hidden, but they return after a week. This state of affairs, at least, is not pleasant. You can live with it, but it's like buying a car for ten million, and in a car dealership they will write on it “buy Macfa pasta” and the sticker cannot be torn off the body. Moreover, advertising of toothpaste will be played on the built-in screen. A bit exaggerated, but you must admit that it will be very unpleasant.
Not so long ago, Samsung gave us good news, according to which its smartphones will receive updates within three years. It's really cool, and the company can only be thanked for this, but we must not forget that it releases updates very slowly. That is, while the $ 349 Google Pixel 4a is updated on the first day after the new firmware is released, Samsung owners will have to wait a few more months.
You may also receive an update that may not work with some features. Over time, everything will be finished, but in the end you will have to wait even longer. And it turns out that it can take up to six months to get some functions, including those related to security.
In order for a smartphone to work well in the infrastructure, it must be updated in a timely manner.
How much memory is in Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
If there are almost no questions about the RAM of the new smartphone, especially if we talk about its volume, then there are much more questions about the built-in memory.
The Note 20 Ultra has some pretty powerful cameras with 50x zoom and the ability to capture video up to 8K. Now imagine that you want to shoot video at the maximum resolution. One minute of such video takes about 600-700 megabytes of memory, which is quite a lot. In addition, you will also have music, photos, other videos and other information in your phone, and for all this you are given only 128 GB.
For such a camera, 128 GB is unforgivably small.
I have a lot of questions about this solution and how it was possible to come up with such a volume of memory to be put into such a smartphone. I mean both its relevance, and the fact that for that kind of money, 128 GB is just somehow not serious. Of course, you can use a memory card, but this is also some kind of crutch.