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  1. bhatech's Avatar
    Got to wait to see if its a "major go"
    I mean there's zero chance it's not. It has all the things he looks for and you can already see that in his unboxing.
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    02-28-2020 09:24 AM
  2. ctk4949's Avatar
    Got to wait to see if its a "major go"
    Does he ever not give top tier phones a "major go"?? lol
    02-28-2020 09:34 AM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Does he ever not give top tier phones a "major go"?? lol
    I dont know...I dont watch him religiously.
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    02-28-2020 09:57 AM
  4. ctk4949's Avatar
    I dont know...I dont watch him religiously.
    I stopped watching him, he sometimes just talks too much about random things that doesnt have anything to do with the phone.
    02-28-2020 10:03 AM
  5. bhatech's Avatar
    Does he ever not give top tier phones a "major go"?? lol
    Mostly Samsung phones he gives major multiple goes, others not that much. He loves phones that are packed with features which is mostly Samsung, Huawei etc.
    02-28-2020 10:04 AM
  6. bhatech's Avatar
    I stopped watching him, he sometimes just talks too much about random things that doesnt have anything to do with the phone.
    For me it's more like it's a podcast and just runs in the background while I do other things
    02-28-2020 10:05 AM
  7. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Got to wait to see if its a "major go"
    Isn't everything a major go with him.
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    02-28-2020 10:33 AM
  8. hasasimo's Avatar
    "It is... big. It's... imposing. It has a giant, giant camera bump. As large and heavy as any phone I've ever used. It's a monolith. It sees your puny attempts at using a phone one handed and it laughs at you."

    Lol sounds about right. People talk about it only being 'a little bit' bigger than the Plus. Well of course, every size up is incremental. But it adds up to being the largest Samsung flagship ever. I'm glad they have a market for it among enthusiasts, but my goodness... a size that appeals to usability and aesthetics but that has the same specs/features (like the regular S20) has almost become a feature on its own in 2020.
    02-28-2020 10:50 AM
  9. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    "It is... big. It's... imposing. It has a giant, giant camera bump. As large and heavy as any phone I've ever used. It's a monolith. It sees your puny attempts at using a phone one handed and it laughs at you."

    Lol sounds about right. People talk about it only being 'a little bit' bigger than the Plus. Well of course, every size up is incremental. But it adds up to being the largest Samsung flagship ever. I'm glad they have a market for it among enthusiasts, but my goodness... a size that appeals to usability and aesthetics but that has the same specs/features (like the regular S20) has almost become a feature on its own in 2020.
    It's not as wide as the note 10+, that right there will make it easier for one handed use. I use my phone under handed only and the wider note 10+ makes one handed harder. I went and looked at them.. It's easier to one hand use it then the note.

    There's smaller versions for a reason... Get the size that fits you
    02-28-2020 11:11 AM
  10. Borgie's Avatar
    I got a kick out of one guy. he gave 5 reasons not to get the ultra. One of them was price and "its the latest and greatest". But yet his daily phone and favorite right now is the Galaxy Z-Flip. Pretty much the same price as the Ultra, yet a lesser phone in every aspect except for the fact in folds in half.
    02-28-2020 11:21 AM
  11. bhatech's Avatar
    Engadget video review and people in comments are mad lol

    02-28-2020 11:28 AM
  12. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    Engadget video review and people in comments are mad lol

    Why are they mad? I'm unable to watch the video right now.
    02-28-2020 11:41 AM
  13. bhatech's Avatar
    Why are they mad? I'm unable to watch the video right now.
    Take a guess

    Usual reviewer doesn’t seem to like the phone that much.
    02-28-2020 12:00 PM
  14. indianajonze's Avatar
    i'll just say this. having used all 3 for a bit now, i have come away with the following conclusions:
    1. there is little place for the stock s20. unless you're hell bent on the small form factor, it's outclassed by the others in every way
    2. the ultra is too big. i know the dimensions don't really portray it, but carry it around in your pocket and try to use it every day and you notice just how unweildy it really is. also, over time you start to notice the weight difference and it's annoyingg. finally, i'll come right out and say it...you're buying this specifically for 100x zoom capability. if you want that and can make use of it, go for it. otherwise, ppl (and reviewers) will begin to notice in due time that the s20 plus actually has the better overall camera rear system...
    3. s20 plus is where all the attention should be. i understand why it's not (100x ZOOM!! WOW!!!), but it should be. perfect form factor, best screen to size ratio of any phone in history (true statement, look it up), better pixel density, better overall camera system (come back here in 30-60 days), lower price. when the dust settles over the ultra hysteria, this is the conclusion everyone will have. trust me
    02-28-2020 12:45 PM
  15. hasasimo's Avatar
    It's not as wide as the note 10+, that right there will make it easier for one handed use. I use my phone under handed only and the wider note 10+ makes one handed harder. I went and looked at them.. It's easier to one hand use it then the note.

    There's smaller versions for a reason... Get the size that fits you
    But it's thicker than the Note10+, which puts it right back in difficult to hold territory. It's taller, which won't be an issue all of the time, but inevitably there will be times during your day where you need to reach for the top of the display.

    In person, I found both the Note10+ and S10 Ultra unwieldy for one-handed use... saying one is more difficult for me might be nitpicky, but if I had to choose one as feeling worse in the hand (i.e. larger), it's the S10 Ultra.

    The numbers back it up too. If you disregard height and only take into consideration width and thickness, here's how the two stack up compared to other popular flagships (millimeters squared):

    Note 9: 672.32
    S20 Ultra: 668.8
    OP 7 Pro: 667.92
    Note 8: 643.28
    11 Pro Max: 630.18
    S9 Plus: 627.3
    Pixel 4 XL: 615.82
    OnePlus 6T: 613.36
    S10 5G: 612.174
    Note10 Plus: 609.88
    OnePlus 7T: 605.197

    If you do factor in height (logically), the S20 Ultra dwarfs the competition in overall volume (millimeters):

    S20 Ultra: 111,689.6
    Note 9: 108,848.608
    OP 7 Pro: 108,603.792
    Note 8: 104,533.0
    11 Pro Max: 99,568.44
    S10 5G: 99,539.4924
    S9 Plus: 99,176.13
    Note10 Plus: 98,983.524
    Pixel 4 XL: 98,777.528
    OnePlus 7T: 97,400.437

    And all this doesn't even take it's weight into consideration, which also dwarfs the competition. Of course there are different sizes for a reason, as you said, but it's worth talking about when a phone breaks a company's previous flagship size/weight record.
    02-28-2020 12:55 PM
  16. RedMage36's Avatar
    Can someone please tell me the name of the calendar app/widget on the first picture below the video on the android central thread? I have been wondering for over a year now because Ive seen it in other videos but I don't know the name. Thank you!
    02-28-2020 12:56 PM
  17. RedMage36's Avatar
    And btw, the S20 is a MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR GO lol.
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    02-28-2020 12:58 PM
  18. Borgie's Avatar
    i'll just say this. having used all 3 for a bit now, i have come away with the following conclusions:
    1. there is little place for the stock s20. unless you're hell bent on the small form factor, it's outclassed by the others in every way
    2. the ultra is too big. i know the dimensions don't really portray it, but carry it around in your pocket and try to use it every day and you notice just how unweildy it really is. also, over time you start to notice the weight difference and it's annoyingg. finally, i'll come right out and say it...you're buying this specifically for 100x zoom capability. if you want that and can make use of it, go for it. otherwise, ppl (and reviewers) will begin to notice in due time that the s20 plus actually has the better overall camera rear system...
    3. s20 plus is where all the attention should be. i understand why it's not (100x ZOOM!! WOW!!!), but it should be. perfect form factor, best screen to size ratio of any phone in history (true statement, look it up), better pixel density, better overall camera system (come back here in 30-60 days), lower price. when the dust settles over the ultra hysteria, this is the conclusion everyone will have. trust me
    Because everyone is you? LOL No, I am not getting it for the 100x zoom. i've seen the samples and its not great. I am getting it for the optical zoom capabilities, which are greater than the plus.
    02-28-2020 01:01 PM
  19. indianajonze's Avatar
    Because everyone is you? LOL No, I am not getting it for the 100x zoom. i've seen the samples and its not great. I am getting it for the optical zoom capabilities, which are greater than the plus.
    no one is me but me. it's a forum and this is my opinion after many hours of usage. ultra is great. s20 is great. s20 plus is perfect
    02-28-2020 01:04 PM
  20. hasasimo's Avatar
    Why are they mad? I'm unable to watch the video right now.
    She makes fun of the size and weight big time lol. I don't blame her. Her camera analysis does seem a bit strange though. She thinks Google and Apple do better with edge detection, which in the iPhone's case is very inaccurate. I know, because I have an iPhone 11 Pro and an S10. So unless edge detection is actually worse on the S20 than the S10, there's no way that's right.

    She just seems to generally have an odd bias against the phone, talking down on obvious technological advancements. Only thing I really agreed with her on is the size.
    02-28-2020 01:05 PM
  21. RedMage36's Avatar
    The Bad
    In-display fingerprint sensor is slow and often finicky
    Will be too big and heavy for some
    Battery suffers badly with 120Hz enabled
    Extremely expensive, but still has shortcomings
    No headphone jack

    All this and it still got the recommended seal by Android Central lol. Nothing keeps Samsung down! YEAH!!! lol
    02-28-2020 01:07 PM
  22. Borgie's Avatar
    no one is me but me. it's a forum and this is my opinion after many hours of usage. ultra is great. s20 is great. s20 plus is perfect
    But you said, everybody will have the same conclusion as you. Doubt it.
    02-28-2020 01:10 PM
  23. indianajonze's Avatar
    But you said, everybody will have the same conclusion as you. Doubt it.
    by everyone i meant the reviewers. we'll see. anyway who cares. it's a review thread, that's my 20 second review. don't like it? find another review and like that one.
    02-28-2020 01:13 PM
  24. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    But it's thicker than the Note10+, which puts it right back in difficult to hold territory. It's taller, which won't be an issue all of the time, but inevitably there will be times during your day where you need to reach for the top of the display.

    In person, I found both the Note10+ and S10 Ultra unwieldy for one-handed use... saying one is more difficult for me might be nitpicky, but if I had to choose one as feeling worse in the hand (i.e. larger), it's the S10 Ultra.

    The numbers back it up too. If you disregard height and only take into consideration width and thickness, here's how the two stack up compared to other popular flagships (millimeters squared):

    Note 9: 672.32
    S20 Ultra: 668.8
    OP 7 Pro: 667.92
    Note 8: 643.28
    11 Pro Max: 630.18
    S9 Plus: 627.3
    Pixel 4 XL: 615.82
    OnePlus 6T: 613.36
    S10 5G: 612.174
    Note10 Plus: 609.88
    OnePlus 7T: 605.197

    If you do factor in height (logically), the S20 Ultra dwarfs the competition in overall volume (millimeters):

    S20 Ultra: 111,689.6
    Note 9: 108,848.608
    OP 7 Pro: 108,603.792
    Note 8: 104,533.0
    11 Pro Max: 99,568.44
    S10 5G: 99,539.4924
    S9 Plus: 99,176.13
    Note10 Plus: 98,983.524
    Pixel 4 XL: 98,777.528
    OnePlus 7T: 97,400.437

    And all this doesn't even take it's weight into consideration, which also dwarfs the competition. Of course there are different sizes for a reason, as you said, but it's worth talking about when a phone breaks a company's previous flagship size/weight record.
    I've always said for people go look at them and not go by the measurements. The ultra is smaller where it matters for one handed users, not as wide. As far as being taller then the note 10+, won't matter imo. Anything on top of screen that would require both hands on the ultra would also require both hands on the note 10+, so being taller isn't a huge deal in that regard.

    I use edge gestures, I can bring the notification bar and setting shortcuts down on any page I'm on by swiping down on the edge. So more narrow is a huge plus.
    02-28-2020 01:15 PM
  25. Borgie's Avatar
    by everyone i meant the reviewers. we'll see. anyway who cares. it's a review thread, that's my 20 second review. don't like it? find another review and like that one.
    Opinions are great, but doesn't mean they are correct. For instance, the opinion (actually you stated it as the gospel truth) that if i'm getting the ultra its because of the 100X zoom.
    02-28-2020 01:16 PM
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