Did Samsung Fail Me Again? - Note 20 Ultra Review

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I gave up on the Note 10 right after I reviewed it for a number of reasons, but can Samsung's latest Note 20 Ultra change my mind? Let's find out.
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Linus Tech Tips
  • livid


    2 օր առաջ

    Wireless dex is on note 10

  • KayDee


    3 օր առաջ

    Gave up a phone for the speaker 😏

  • YamiAlex224


    4 օր առաջ

    Or see if samsug still has a deal. I got 600 off he normal note 20

  • Mois Mois

    Mois Mois

    7 օր առաջ

    Learn to hold a phone without rendering it useless with your hand tapping.

  • Mahaswin Kondisetty

    Mahaswin Kondisetty

    7 օր առաջ

    i am also still using note 9 😁



    9 օր առաջ

    who cares what you think I luv the not 20

  • britny y

    britny y

    11 օր առաջ

    The ad at the end had some Rick and Morty energy lol

  • Memodnb


    13 օր առաջ

    Why do I daily drive?? You mean use, speak like a human

  • Micah Joel Geimer

    Micah Joel Geimer

    13 օր առաջ

    Have you tried the note 10 lite?

  • G S

    G S

    15 օր առաջ

    In my life I had only one Samsung with bada os. After this I have sony or huawei. 11 years no Samsung. Because I don't like Samsung. Same like apple. I don't like design. Plus Samsung so stupid company. One Samsung has micr sd slot another Samsung don't have. No s21 ultra cost 1300eu. Samsung sick. I don't see for what I need pay this money. But if sony don't make new phone in one month time. So I need buy s21 ultra.

  • Dizzy Fett

    Dizzy Fett

    15 օր առաջ

    I thought the ultra didn't come in green

  • Nicolas


    17 օր առաջ

    You get paid to lie

  • Erica Hope

    Erica Hope

    18 օր առաջ

    I cannot disagree more with everything Linus has ever said about the Galaxy Note 10+.
    Also, there are 3 different iPhone models and 3 different Samsung models. It's not horribly difficult.

  • bryan hamilton

    bryan hamilton

    20 օր առաջ

    Ya of course because the note 10 and 20 are lite versions u was the plus or ultra for full specs i own note 20 ultra awesome phone

  • tenjoufan1


    21 օր առաջ

    Same tho

  • Jac


    21 օր առաջ

    I just bought one but my current phone is 6 years old and if I'm lucky it sometimes turns on if it's plugged in, and it cuts my fingers with it's cracks so I'm getting a pretty big upgrade lol. I thought about getting the Note 10 but I figured I should spring for the newer one so I know I'll likely get updates a little longer, since I rarely buy new phones. I didn't even consider the 9 tbh, but it sounds like a great phone and I'd probably stick with that too. I only upgrade when my current phone is unusable lol. When I leave the house I have my phone in one pocket, a wire going across, plugged into a battery pack on the other pocket. It feels like wearing Tripp pants.

  • Gil pc

    Gil pc

    22 օր առաջ

    I returned my note 10 because my girlfriend used for vibrator

  • Gil pc

    Gil pc

    22 օր առաջ

    My note 9 is better no complaints there

  • Michael Hardy

    Michael Hardy

    22 օր առաջ

    goal zero yeti 6000x lithium portable power station 200w solar 3 plants goal zero
    4 Yeti Tank Expansion Batteries 10.8 kw test it out

  • Leroy Mincey

    Leroy Mincey

    23 օր առաջ

    Is everyone on this site gay? I'm here to review the view and experiences of others, regarding the device. But seems to be are far more comments from grown men, regarding the spokesperson appearance, than comments on the device!

  • George Pulliam

    George Pulliam

    23 օր առաջ

    I have one and it's great.

  • ThexWITCHxMaster


    25 օր առաջ

    You are a goof....

  • Psych Kingler

    Psych Kingler

    28 օր առաջ

    Who needs a headphone jack in 2020/2021???? If you can afford a 1000 dollar phone I think you can afford a 100 dollars for a pair of bluetooth earbuds

  • Dani Alakabani

    Dani Alakabani

    28 օր առաջ

    Note 9 for the win

  • Shop4 Fun

    Shop4 Fun

    29 օր առաջ

    I have had Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra for just over 6 months that the screen went black on me. It's one of the most expensive plans over 36 months. Samsung repair is having difficulty getting parts for repair and my request for a replacement phone is rejected by the case manager. I am out of my own phone for almost over a week now. The phone gets really hot after taking videos. Does anyone have the same issues as me?

  • c CC

    c CC

    29 օր առաջ

    what a waste of money note 20ultra and iphone are weak

  • Restoration333


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  • Donnie L

    Donnie L

    Ամիս առաջ

    I'd rather have the pinhole over the fat bezels of the note 9 ANYDAY. The display of the Note 10 plus was revolutionary when it came out.

  • Koala TeaTimes

    Koala TeaTimes

    Ամիս առաջ

    Are we not going to talk about that rare e90 M#3 sedan?! who's is that and how can I buy it lol

    • ReformedEkko


      Ամիս առաջ

      I'm saying lmao

  • James Crawford

    James Crawford

    Ամիս առաջ

    As a current Pixel 2 owner looking to change, good info Linus. TYVM

  • Osama Mashal

    Osama Mashal

    Ամիս առաջ

    Watching this on my note9
    I bought one two years ago then it got water damaged
    Then, I bought the same phone again although note10 was out
    Note9 was the last real note from the Samsung note series

  • kaleem ullah

    kaleem ullah

    Ամիս առաջ

    "dbrand paid us to tell you to visit" - I'm dead

  • maman mam

    maman mam

    Ամիս առաջ

    your muscle are grow

  • Jerodactyl Peters

    Jerodactyl Peters

    Ամիս առաջ

    I dropped my note ultra like 3 feet, I can't turn my brightness all the way down without getting a green tint, and flickers. There's a thin horizontal line across the screen, no cracks or scratches. Fairly disappointed, it was the first drop. My Google pixel took and endured a fiercer beating.

  • Matthew Hensley

    Matthew Hensley

    Ամիս առաջ

    I like the hole punch camera I mean the notifications are always gonna be at the top taking up that space and I think the hole punch actually looks better than the other androids I’ve seen without it and I think the notch on the iPhone looks okay too tho it could be smaller since they have such thick borders compared to samsung

  • Games 4 days

    Games 4 days

    Ամիս առաջ

    Who puts a 1300 phone made of glass on tables without a case? Oh yeah, rich little snotty punks like you who don't appreciate anything. I used to watch your videos, but as you got older and a bigger following you have this attitude in your videos that IRL I'm sure your employees would love to slap out of you. Get your humble back man, this new attitude is gross.

  • Connor Jensen

    Connor Jensen

    Ամիս առաջ

    I lOe those ridge wallets, but man they are really trying not just to re define a wallet - but also to redefine how much I am willing to spend on a wallet

  • David Fence

    David Fence

    Ամիս առաջ

    If you shoot a lot of video get an actual camera. No iPhone prison!
    You don't use Dex much because you live a world where you can barely walk without bumping into a computer or some piece of tech, Linus. Dex is great for anyone who doesn't need a desktop all the time. With the ability to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint from the play store you can basically replace your computer for productivity usage. I keep track of all my medical bills and supply purchases via spreadsheet. This is mostly for taxes, but also helps me note price fluctuation in items. So I can easily keep track of this on my phone and use Dex to enter the data while I'm at home on my television. I don't need a separate PC. And yes, I separate my productivity and gaming. Less distractions on both.

  • Opinionated Dyslexic

    Opinionated Dyslexic

    Ամիս առաջ

    Not very scratch resistant haha. Got scratched just being in my jeans pocket for a day at work. Great big mark right in the middle of the screen like someone's been rubbing at it with sand paper for 3 hours. "New scratch resistance technology" my ass.

  • Bip Bop

    Bip Bop

    Ամիս առաջ

    wait, Linus didn't say in this vid why he stayed with the note 9!

  • Nedjmeddine Boudjemia

    Nedjmeddine Boudjemia

    Ամիս առաջ

    Most honest review on youtube !

  • Abhishek Yadav

    Abhishek Yadav

    Ամիս առաջ

    Puch is better tha apples huge notch

  • YaBoyDrew


    Ամիս առաջ

    I'm convinced that my Note 9 is the peak of samsung quality

  • Franco Barrera

    Franco Barrera

    Ամիս առաջ

    The S10e was a great phone, minus the subpar battery life. But I'm more than satisfied with the choice I made to upgrade to the standard s21!

  • Basic Tutorials for everyone

    Basic Tutorials for everyone

    Ամիս առաջ

    2:29 autotune?????????

  • Guri Singh

    Guri Singh

    Ամիս առաջ

    I am watching this on note 20 ultra lol

  • KeniThaGod


    Ամիս առաջ

    Man he's really nitpicking here...

  • Fictional !

    Fictional !

    Ամիս առաջ

    "A chungus of battery"

  • Justin C.

    Justin C.

    Ամիս առաջ

    Have you had issues with the internet stability on the note 20 ultra? It drops my signal all the time. I know it's not my wifi because the other phones in my house never have that issue. The only time I've had awesome internet experience was when I was at the airport with a stable 5g signal. Almost want to go back to my s9+

  • Nicolas Salazar

    Nicolas Salazar

    Ամիս առաջ

    Yeah at the end he suggests how the S20 ultra has almost the same features..umm no that laser auto-focus is actually what separates them the most. Why would I spend the money on a S20 ultra which has auto-focus issues? Seems a worse idea than spending a bit more to get the Note 20, even though you don't actually need all of the features it has. Most people that go for these super high end phones except an exceptional camera setup as a must have.

  • CS


    Ամիս առաջ

    hey linus 5 months later
    i paid

    Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G 128GB (AT&T)
    Get it by Feb. 17


    Galaxy Tab A7, 32GB, Gold
    Get it by Mar. 15


    Spotify Premium- 6 Months Free

    YouTube Video
    YouTube Premium – 4 Months Free

    Instant Trade-In Discount: Galaxy S9 Plus
    - $350.00

    Estimated Tax—
    Zip code:

    Total Savings $932.15
    Trade-In Discount(s)-$350.00
    Bundle Discount(s)-$257.90
    Promotional Discount(s)-$250.00
    Military Discount-$74.25

    saved another 5% amazon pay and earned 1300+ points on samsung which have no clue what it is worth

    i paid 320.00 on ebay refurb two years ago , mint condition for the g9 + LOL

  • IchLiebeDich99


    Ամիս առաջ

    DBrand: Bad people... but with good stickers :)

  • Orlando Gray

    Orlando Gray

    2 ամիս առաջ

    I have the ridge wallet!

  • N3ERO


    2 ամիս առաջ

    i have a note 20 5g i like my phone wanna fight linus

    • Dylan Power

      Dylan Power

      Ամիս առաջ

      Why didn’t u buy the ultra. It’s like £200 more and way way better. The note 20 is not worth the price

  • szewei1985


    2 ամիս առաջ

    Haha wonderful. I still holding the note 9 here. Just need a battery replacement 2 make it new again.

  • Cruzer


    2 ամիս առաջ

    Linus just earned a minus 😂

  • Jim Gom

    Jim Gom

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Totally agree with Linus on sticking to Note9 ! Note 9 is the most completed feature rich all around device, missing only wide angles. Even IR blaster can work through audio jack output ;)

  • bernadette palmeira

    bernadette palmeira

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Note 9 is the last good note phone. After the s10+ all the S and note series suck.

  • Abhi


    2 ամիս առաջ

    Hello americans.
    I got note 20 ultra (sm-n986b/ds).
    Bought in india.
    Now i came to america (jersey city)
    I got t-mobile sim card.
    Iam not getting 5g.
    Why ???
    I hav 5g phone , 5g signal available here.
    My country phone wont take 5g american signals ???

    • Abhi


      Ամիս առաջ

      @Dylan Power exynos cant take u.s bands. Rip my phone.

    • Dylan Power

      Dylan Power

      Ամիս առաջ

      Maybe ur not in a 5g zone

  • Shaun Roselt

    Shaun Roselt

    2 ամիս առաջ

    I spotted Linus' son in the video background walking past 😂😂😂

  • Ahmed Hassan

    Ahmed Hassan

    2 ամիս առաջ

    why did youtube recommend this video after I bought Note 20 Ultra?

  • Matt Shahat

    Matt Shahat

    2 ամիս առաջ

    I dont know why tech channels always say that zoom is a gimmick. Zoom has always been the biggest thing missing from smartphones.

  • John Peni El

    John Peni El

    2 ամիս առաջ

    How do you manage to whine and scream at the same time? Your voice makes my eardrums bleed :)

  • Ahmad


    2 ամիս առաջ

    population of india
    indian dance
    goodbye in hindi

  • terry taylor

    terry taylor

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Not gonna lie switching from the note 9 to the s10 plus kinda had me feeling like I downgraded although the s10 is still a very nice phone... Got a bronze note 20 ultra otw hoping I get that upgrade feeling with it over my s10 plus.. I already absolutely love the way the note 20 ultra looks though especially in that bronze

  • Priyanshu


    2 ամիս առաջ

    Dbrand they are bad people but with good stickers 😂😂😂

  • adeep187


    2 ամիս առաջ

    The camera bump was my biggest hangup but I got over it quick and now I want it lol, jus waiting for price drop lol

  • Marc M

    Marc M

    2 ամիս առաջ

    The camera on this 1.3k phone SUCKS

  • Marko Mircea

    Marko Mircea

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Came here to say: this phone is a beast! A wonderful beast. After using the 10 Plus for 1 year and 2 months... I gently hugged this giant and... it's superior in all aspects! Love it 😀😍❤

  • Aodan Hill

    Aodan Hill

    2 ամիս առաջ

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  • AVClarke


    2 ամիս առաջ

    I like how he thinks the Note 20 having a plastic back is a detriment. I can't stand glass backs, and people need to quit thinking glass backs means: "premium".

  • Johnny 5

    Johnny 5

    2 ամիս առաջ

    My Note 20 Ultra is awesome!!!!

  • Sean O'Connor

    Sean O'Connor

    2 ամիս առաջ

    I just got my Note 20. Love it so far. I play Jackbox often and the drawing games are way easier with the built-in stylus.

  • Izzy SciFi

    Izzy SciFi

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Every time I watch one of these I regret not getting a note 9...

  • Colin Kime

    Colin Kime

    2 ամիս առաջ

    I live in the UK and have had my note 20 ultra for about a month. Ive always had Notes since the Note 4. Love the phone but i am having issues with the overheating and I charge at leat twice a day.

  • T00dl3s


    2 ամիս առաջ

    Be glad, at least you get it with the snapdragon and not with the shitty Exynos that is 20% slower.

  • James rayner

    James rayner

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Mission success lol

  • Jon S

    Jon S

    2 ամիս առաջ

    "Check out how Ridge wallet can keep your bulge down!" Yeah with that $75-225 price point you're certainly gonna have a smaller wallet bulge lol

  • Denzel Dupont

    Denzel Dupont

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Note 10 + got a lot of good review and I have it. Problem is I am not upgrading to note 20 ultra since it's pretty similar to the note 10 plus

  • M.H. Quraishi

    M.H. Quraishi

    2 ամիս առաջ

    The Note 20 is a Note 10 lite (downgraded) successor for a $1000 price tag.

  • Edward Holappa

    Edward Holappa

    2 ամիս առաջ

    I'm still using my note 3, but have an other one for do the phon job

  • Tsuki


    2 ամիս առաջ

    Need iris scanned back...

  • Justin Dadswell

    Justin Dadswell

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Like my phone, but the negatives are not explored well in the video. 3 negatives. The camera bump, horrible until you get a case. Screen is too tall, 99% of content either has black bars on the side or you cut off the top and bottom. Should have been slightly wider. Lastly, the speakers suck monkey B's. My Asus Zenphone 3 was miles ahead. Could play Netflix and head down a 50 foot hall to the copier and still hear it. The note 20 ultra 5G can hardly be heard outside the door of my office.
    On the positive, the camera is solid for both video and pictures. If you can hold it still. End up taking pictures 2 to 3 times, but they end up better than the competition (with the other pictures having blur when zoomed in - such as the cracks featured in Linus's video). If perfectly still, those cracks end up as well as you would see with the naked eye from 2 feet away.
    Shrug, was happy with my Zenphone 3.
    Side note, paid less than $1k after tax for mine for an unlocked version in November. So price points are variable if you spend time searching, and are stingy with your money like me.

  • Dangamer Top

    Dangamer Top

    3 ամիս առաջ

    Finally someone understands that note 9 is the best phone and hates note 20 ultra

  • kenny wasfound

    kenny wasfound

    3 ամիս առաջ

    I miss my apple:(

  • UMS


    3 ամիս առաջ

    Don't worry... they failed me too

  • Intelligent Redditor

    Intelligent Redditor

    3 ամիս առաջ

    meh, who cares about 2160p on a phone anyways. you cant notice a major difference between that and 1080p. and you cant notice it with 1440p

  • brothaboof


    3 ամիս առաջ

    I really don't like the fingerprint scanner when you have a screen protector on.

  • Aaron Long

    Aaron Long

    3 ամիս առաջ

    I love my note 10 plus but did not like that it would not charge because of low temperature.

  • Pododododo Ehoh

    Pododododo Ehoh

    3 ամիս առաջ

    Yep I love my note 9 but as an enthusiast for new tech (even if I have no plan to buy it) its saddening how dissapoining samsung products have been recently. I want a samsung phone with all the samsung software I'm still discovering to this day with my headphone jack, clean display and more power. Who the fuck is seriously buying phones for there IPA rating. BRING BACK JACK

  • John J. Johnson

    John J. Johnson

    3 ամիս առաջ

    Preem car bro, super nova

  • Aaron Adams

    Aaron Adams

    3 ամիս առաջ

    IR BLASTER master race anyone???

  • Andre Outlaw

    Andre Outlaw

    3 ամիս առաջ

    So I'm guessing that if someone could buy the Note 20 ultra for half price (with trade-in) then it's a good deal? Considering that the S20 is still selling for 1k?

  • Jason Skaria

    Jason Skaria

    3 ամիս առաջ

    8.13 did u see a kid walkin in background .. scary !!!

  • WaRRior29 Grom

    WaRRior29 Grom

    3 ամիս առաջ

    Don't baying new one bay on Ebay 👍

  • punkfruit


    3 ամիս առաջ

    "worst camera bump EVER"
    the nokia lumia 1020 would like a word

    • Niraj


      18 ժամ առաջ

      You mean a camera that has a smartphone attached to it?

  • Jedii Kniight

    Jedii Kniight

    3 ամիս առաջ

    Did Jerry Seinfeld do the D-Brand ad?

  • Otome Amino

    Otome Amino

    3 ամիս առաջ

    Use you're easy earned money

  • imjordan


    3 ամիս առաջ

    The skin though, thats pretty sassy

  • Dilpreet Carleon

    Dilpreet Carleon

    3 ամիս առաջ

    You shouldve made this video sooner 😤 I switched from note 9 to note 20 ultra and sold the note 9. I hate it. Old phone was so much better