As you probably already know, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series was announced about 3 days ago. And it more or less matches the description and look that we got from all the leaks and rumors.
And the Galaxy Note 20 is no doubt all around a great device. However, we'd say that it also asks for way more money than what is worth. Here is why!
The Note 20 is Overpriced - Here is Why
First things first, let us get some things out of the way. The Galaxy Note 20 is a huge phone with a:
- 6.7-inch display
- Circular notch with a 10MP selfie shooter
- Triple camera setup at the back with a 64MP shooter, a 12MP telephoto lens (not periscope), and another 12MP ultrawide lens
- A Snapdragon 865+
- Up to 256 gigs of storage with 8 gigs of RAM
- And a 4,3000 mAh battery
So, overall, the Galaxy Note 20 no doubt packs quite a punch. But at the starting price point of almost $1000, we’ve got a couple of somewhat big complaints and another minor one:
- Plastic back
- 1080P 60Hz display
- No SD card slot
The plastic back isn’t a huge deal. At about a thousand bucks, we’d definitely prefer some sort of metal alloy or glass – but we can live with it. And truth be told, plastic is generally morel lightweight, so, it’s not all bad.
The 1080P 60Hz display, on the other hand, is quite a bit of a problem for the money – especially for a Note device. After all, the refresh rate greatly affects responsiveness which is very important for getting a fluid experience with the S-Pen.
In fact, one of the main reasons why the S-Pen registers inputs almost instantly on the Note 20 Ultra is thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate.
At the end of the day, what truly matters is that for the same price or even less, you can get a phone that offers a more premium build, a higher refresh rate or higher screen resolution, more storage, and better build quality too.
For example, the Galaxy S20 offers a very slightly inferior processor with less storage (But with an SD card slot). But it also comes with a higher resolution display, higher refresh rate, and a glass back while actually being cheaper.
So, if you’re going to spend about a thousand dollars, you may as well spend a little bit more and get the Note 20 Ultra which is much better. Or maybe just grab an S20 instead. That’s why we think the Note 20 is overpriced.
That’s all for now. Feel like we forgot to mention something important? Got anything wrong? Then let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section down below!