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  1. Chris134's Avatar
    I own a note 10+ and after using the Note 20 ultra for two days, I didn't see enough to convince me to ditch the 10+.

    The 20 ultra is a great phone but it was little things that bothered me.

    - No pre-installed screen protector. I don't want to deal with this especially on a curve display. The dome glass seems to be the only really good solution but its a huge pain to install and get it right. Then i usually end up getting webbing on the side and have to do it again

    - The pen on the left side. Its weird and bothers me.

    - Camera makes noises when i move phone sometimes. Sounds cheap and annoys me on such a expensive device.

    - The camera bump is ok but I wonder about exposure to damages because its a big surface area.
    Casey Cheung and RTD212 like this.
    08-21-2020 10:56 AM
  2. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    No way. Keeping mine. The camera bump is the only annoyance but it is the future for the next couple of years so it will grow on me. I love my note 10 plus but for the last couple of years, for me, it feels life they fill in the few blanks making it feel like you get what you didn't realize you were missing.
    Ranjen617 likes this.
    08-21-2020 11:04 AM
  3. srgonu's Avatar
    I heard 120hz is driving point for most of the folks. Didn't that convince you?
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    08-21-2020 11:09 AM
  4. westiewanderer's Avatar
    I own a note 10+ and after using the Note 20 ultra for two days, I didn't see enough to convince me to ditch the 10+.

    The 20 ultra is a great phone but it was little things that bothered me.

    - No pre-installed screen protector. I don't want to deal with this especially on a curve display. The dome glass seems to be the only really good solution but its a huge pain to install and get it right. Then i usually end up getting webbing on the side and have to do it again

    - The pen on the left side. Its weird and bothers me.

    - Camera makes noises when i move phone sometimes. Sounds cheap and annoys me on such a expensive device.

    - The camera bump is ok but I wonder about exposure to damages because its a big surface area.
    I am SO glad you said something about the camera. My Camera bump rattles as well. It must be a gimbal or something in there, poor design though for a phone this expensive. I use my phone for Strava a lot, and I cannot Imagine that something rattling like that is good! GAH! I am also coming from a note 10 plus....not impressed enough right now.
    08-21-2020 11:09 AM
  5. Misterb's Avatar
    Get a case. Go to Verizon store and have them install a screen protector. Software update for camera should solve that issue. You'll adapt to the stylus being on that side
    08-21-2020 11:10 AM
  6. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    I am SO glad you said something about the camera. My Camera bump rattles as well. It must be a gimbal or something in there, poor design though for a phone this expensive. I use my phone for Strava a lot, and I cannot Imagine that something rattling like that is good! GAH! I am also coming from a note 10 plus....not impressed enough right now.
    It has to do with aperture control. If you open the camera app you will notice that it no longer "rattles".
    08-21-2020 11:12 AM
  7. EMGSM's Avatar
    I'm keeping mine. The biggest con for me is the S-Pen on the left side but that's not enough for me to return it.
    08-21-2020 11:13 AM
  8. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Get a case. Go to Verizon store and have them install a screen protector. Software update for camera should solve that issue. You'll adapt to the stylus being on that side
    This fixed my Camera rattle.
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    08-21-2020 11:14 AM
  9. PhabPhan's Avatar
    Nope! At least not until the Note 21 Ultra comes out

    I will relearn the button and s-pen placement, didn't notice the camera noise until someone mentioned it, and I don't necessarily go around shaking my phone by my ear anyway.

    Every phone will have its pros and cons, but for me, unless it is absolutely unbearable, glitch-full, frustratingly slow, I'm keeping it.

    Again, until the next Note.
    08-21-2020 11:16 AM
  10. iFortWorth's Avatar
    Nope! At least not until the Note 21 Ultra comes out

    I will relearn the button and s-pen placement, didn't notice the camera noise until someone mentioned it, and I don't necessarily go around shaking my phone by my ear anyway.

    Every phone will have its pros and cons, but for me, unless it is absolutely unbearable, glitch-full, frustratingly slow, I'm keeping it.

    Again, until the next Note.
    Same!
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    08-21-2020 11:20 AM
  11. westiewanderer's Avatar
    Nope! At least not until the Note 21 Ultra comes out

    I will relearn the button and s-pen placement, didn't notice the camera noise until someone mentioned it, and I don't necessarily go around shaking my phone by my ear anyway.

    Every phone will have its pros and cons, but for me, unless it is absolutely unbearable, glitch-full, frustratingly slow, I'm keeping it.

    Again, until the next Note.
    Lol. I think I will keep mine as well. It is a gorgeous phone. It is good to hear that a software update may fix the cam issue. S pen is weird but def not a deal breaker for me.
    PhabPhan likes this.
    08-21-2020 11:21 AM
  12. westiewanderer's Avatar
    It has to do with aperture control. If you open the camera app you will notice that it no longer "rattles".
    I will keep checking for that update then. The rattle is the only bugger for me. I am just concerned about damage.
    08-21-2020 11:22 AM
  13. Notefan161's Avatar
    Love the phone but damn battery look is not good right now. Iā€™m committed to get it right though and will see how it goes over the next week.

    Being on 20% left at 17:00 during a working day is not ideal really. Had to put it on charge for half an hour as won;ā€™t have enough for the gym and to get home
    kixfan likes this.
    08-21-2020 11:26 AM
  14. westiewanderer's Avatar
    P.S. The new S pen is AMAZING!!
    08-21-2020 11:27 AM
  15. westiewanderer's Avatar
    Love the phone but damn battery look is not good right now. Iā€™m committed to get it right though and will see how it goes over the next week.

    Being on 20% left at 17:00 during a working day is not ideal really. Had to put it on charge for half an hour as won;ā€™t have enough for the gym and to get home
    What is your usage? That seems excessive, Mine is hanging in the 60% by 9pm, starting my day at 6 am
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    08-21-2020 11:28 AM
  16. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Sometimes buyers remorse plays a part too.

    For me the placement of the S-Pen isn't a deal breaker.

    I only use it occasionally.

    The rattling has been present in phone's before and wont be damaged or damage anything.

    The Note 20 Ultra is an incremental update to the Note 10+ 5G and as such the next big upgrade will be next year typically.

    My Note 10+ 5G has served me well since launch but it's time to upgrade not because I need to but because I want to and purposely save disposable income to fund my purchases.

    No point being the richest man in the cemetery
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    08-21-2020 11:30 AM
  17. Notefan161's Avatar
    What is your usage? That seems excessive, Mine is hanging in the 60% by 9pm, starting my day at 6 am
    Screen time was on about 1 hour, 40 mins when i plugged it in so my usage has been very light but still was draining a lot in standby.

    My phone was draining 1% every 15 mins it seems when looking at the AOD. Maybe I have too many widgets that are consistently using battery.
    08-21-2020 11:30 AM
  18. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    It has to do with aperture control. If you open the camera app you will notice that it no longer "rattles".
    It has nothing to do with aperture control, the phone has a fixed aperture.
    08-21-2020 11:32 AM
  19. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    - Camera makes noises when i move phone sometimes. Sounds cheap and annoys me on such a expensive device.
    It's the image stabilization, even expensive mirrorless cameras that make the Note 20 look cheap will do it.
    westiewanderer and Ranjen617 like this.
    08-21-2020 11:34 AM
  20. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    It has nothing to do with aperture control, the phone has a fixed aperture.
    Thanks for correcting that! I knew that it was expected but couldn't find the exact reference material.
    08-21-2020 11:37 AM
  21. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Screen time was on about 1 hour, 40 mins when i plugged it in so my usage has been very light but still was draining a lot in standby.

    My phone was draining 1% every 15 mins it seems when looking at the AOD. Maybe I have too many widgets that are consistently using battery.
    Yep widgets can be a culprit.

    My AOD is always set to tap to wake.
    08-21-2020 11:37 AM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    Not returning my Note 20 ultra , worth it for me .
    08-21-2020 11:37 AM
  23. Notefan161's Avatar
    Yep widgets can be a culprit.

    My AOD is always set to tap to wake.
    Yeah might change mine to that as well. Gone full dark mode too
    08-21-2020 11:39 AM
  24. j_hansen's Avatar
    Absolutely not, this Note 20 Ultra is a good bit more of an upgrade than I expected, I'm loving it.
    iFortWorth, evohicks and Ranjen617 like this.
    08-21-2020 11:40 AM
  25. TMavC5's Avatar
    I own a note 10+ and after using the Note 20 ultra for two days, I didn't see enough to convince me to ditch the 10+.

    The 20 ultra is a great phone but it was little things that bothered me.

    - No pre-installed screen protector. I don't want to deal with this especially on a curve display. The dome glass seems to be the only really good solution but its a huge pain to install and get it right. Then i usually end up getting webbing on the side and have to do it again

    - The pen on the left side. Its weird and bothers me.

    - Camera makes noises when i move phone sometimes. Sounds cheap and annoys me on such a expensive device.

    - The camera bump is ok but I wonder about exposure to damages because its a big surface area.
    Still have Note 10 Plus (now wife). So far, I'm loving my N20U. Traded S8Plus (wife) with AT&T Promo deal.
    08-21-2020 11:40 AM
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