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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  1. Benjamin Maness

    Benjamin ManessHour ago

    I own an Iphone 6s and have for 5 years, I’m considering the S20 FE or the Iphone 12 mini, opinion?

  2. Fanfan Joseph

    Fanfan JosephDay ago

    Note a big fan of punch hole camera but love in love with the 4 years old apple notch...

  3. I Am SpiderMaN

    I Am SpiderMaNDay ago

    Pinhole camera is obnoxious The notch: hold my beer🍺

  4. Brady Loughner

    Brady LoughnerDay ago

    YOU DID IT ! Congratulations!!!! Worlds best cup of coffee.

  5. Danny Dev

    Danny Dev2 days ago

    My mind: s20 ultra My heart: note 20 ultra My wallet: Samsung A20

  6. Simon Li

    Simon LiDay ago

    +Danny Dev Get an original comment

  7. sajan singh

    sajan singh2 days ago

    Disliked this video just because someone have problem with skinny bezels

  8. Austin Bell

    Austin Bell2 days ago

    I love my Note 20 Ultra. I used to use it without a case and the bump drove me crazy, but I got the Otterbox Defender Case, so I don't notice the bump anymore. I do regret getting the "Mystic Black" because its way too easy to get dirty and the worst fingerprint magnet ever

  9. CodeMe

    CodeMe2 days ago

    Still happy with my Note9



    Note 20 altra is a peace of shit



    Note ten is by far the best phone i have ever owned



    And the display looks like shit as well



    Note 20 altra is an absalute peace of shit

  14. Jank 909

    Jank 9092 days ago

    That my friends you call suffering from success

  15. TheFrozenGamer YT

    TheFrozenGamer YT3 days ago

    UWB isn't really that brand new. 2019 phones have had it.

  16. Lee Wenhao

    Lee Wenhao3 days ago

    If u don't like the hole punch,do u like apples big bezel?

  17. David95z

    David95z3 days ago

    That m3 thooo

  18. Nyarlethotep the king in yellow lampshades

    Nyarlethotep the king in yellow lampshades3 days ago

    Watching this on my new s20+

  19. marlon medina

    marlon medina3 days ago

    Linus is that kind of guy that likes more a big ass notch on a screen than a hole punch hahahahahahaha I mean, this channel should be called applefanboy

  20. marlon medina

    marlon medina3 days ago

    Imagine if samsung failed you, how does Apple make him feel year after year of pure bullshit and some magnets on the back on the phone hahahahahahahahaha

  21. seth parker

    seth parker3 days ago

    That dance gives dirty dancing a new name. Lol

  22. Dilip Kandel

    Dilip Kandel3 days ago

    Samsung note 20 ultra is amazing but sucks that samsung are so cheapminded selling this phone with Same exynos chipset but in America they using the latest snapdragon 865 plus chipset but using the same s20 exynos chip on the note 20 ultra and plus the chipset of s20 was inferior to s20 snapdragon making the gap even wider and sell phone more expensive in some country than America for smomething that inferior to the customers meanwhile They using snapdragon in south korea because they no it sucks exynos is slower and hotter and drain battery faster and lower quality photos than snapdragon 😡😡😡😡 RIP SAMSUNG

  23. Bargain Savage

    Bargain Savage4 days ago

    Ya I am still using the Note 9 when I saw the Wing from LG coming out I was like ya that would be great because LG always puts a 3.5mm jack on them. Ya still have my Note 9 I have had Samsung S500, MM-A920, S1, NOTE 2, NOTE 5, NOTE 9 and now I think its time to look at another brand but not Apple.

  24. Colors

    Colors4 days ago

    Beard or no beard?

  25. Mankarn Singh

    Mankarn Singh4 days ago

    Dude u live in surrey

  26. Teddy Morris

    Teddy Morris4 days ago

    Technically a Dbrand package is just a microfiber cloth with a cool sticker that comes with it

  27. Teddy Morris

    Teddy Morris4 days ago

    Dbrand needs to incorporate side rails for the camera bump because of how big they're getting 🤣🤣

  28. Teddy Morris

    Teddy Morris4 days ago

    4:40 I don't think this should be in a monetized video...

  29. Grotesque Angel

    Grotesque Angel4 days ago

    im still using iris scaner ,helps a lot when wearing gloves and mask 😅

  30. bucwolf

    bucwolf4 days ago

    I still rock an iphone 8 and unfortunately, it still works great for what i use it

  31. Wayne Tomlinson

    Wayne Tomlinson5 days ago

    Pixel are horrid looking phones, IPhone is just for fanboys. Samsung for the win this year and maybe again next year

  32. Canon Yau

    Canon Yau5 days ago

    13:06 were you trying to do a Morty impression?

  33. B W

    B W5 days ago

    Me daily driving a S6 Edge. And that was because someone forced me to upgrade from my Note 4.

  34. Paolo Pagulayan

    Paolo Pagulayan6 days ago

    You look like the villain in mission imposible: rogue nation and fallout

  35. K. Baller

    K. Baller6 days ago

    9:20 pause and you can see Linus' search history.. "population of india" "Indian dance." "goodbye in hindi" I think Linus is trying to date an Indian girl

  36. K. Baller

    K. Baller6 days ago

    10:05 lmao "that's not illegal"

  37. Cikko S

    Cikko S6 days ago

    im stil l with my s9+

  38. Charles Sanders

    Charles Sanders6 days ago

    Hopefully covid brings back the iris scanner

  39. Caleb Gibson

    Caleb Gibson6 days ago

    Samsung needs to listen to the customer... I love my Note 8, but upgrading from the Note 4 was tough. I lost my beloved removable battery AND the edge display has been terrible... Cracked 3 times in 2 years with a case and screen protector. With the Note 10, we lost the headphone jack... prices are up but lifespan and features are being stripped away. No thanks. I'll my note 8 until it is no longer usable.

  40. Dubstylee

    Dubstylee6 days ago

    its too heavy and too expensive. Get the s20 FE, less then 1/2 the price

  41. Balla Barnabas

    Balla Barnabas7 days ago

    Linus "That disgusting Punch out notch" Linus "iPhone is great" It nearly doesn't have a notch. Just dont look at the top part of the phone (Linus is not an apple fan ofc not)....😉 Linus ahh it's very annoying that you can't anabela 120hz with QHD iPhone we don't even have a 90hz display onca flagship phone but to compensate we introduce widgets!🧐

  42. Sato 88

    Sato 884 days ago

    As a former long time iPhone (and current iPad Pro) user let me say... getting widgets and the App Library is huge. However I can tolerate a 60Hz display on iPhone since it gets at minimum 5 years of OS updates 😉

  43. SpaceEspresso

    SpaceEspresso7 days ago

    Black friday dropped it by £250 to £930 now, still worth it?

  44. Rewanta Subba

    Rewanta Subba7 days ago

    honest comment by linus... he should have criticized samsung provind the weaker version of chipset of rest of the world. so linus still likes his note9...

  45. Rewanta Subba

    Rewanta Subba7 days ago

    samsung phone prices drop by 20% in 3-4 months since release date...its not 1300$ but less than 1000$.

  46. Conkie M8

    Conkie M87 days ago

    9:20 man likes india

  47. Mullcrum the Sage

    Mullcrum the Sage7 days ago

    The influence is strong with this one.

  48. Quarkburger

    Quarkburger8 days ago

    I've got a note 8. Other than running out of space on it, it's just fine.

  49. Eddie Blaze

    Eddie Blaze8 days ago

    Base version was 999 with Atnt trading in note 9 got 800 dollar off so new note 20 5g ultra was only 200 beans and monthly 10 dollars compared to 33 for note 9 when it was new

  50. Luis Gonzalez

    Luis Gonzalez8 days ago

    Samsung should’ve stuck with the note 9 design

  51. K. Baller

    K. Baller6 days ago

    no. note 9 looks outdated with thick bezels

  52. Julio Hernandez

    Julio Hernandez8 days ago

    I like my new Note 20 Ultra, it is an upgrade from my S8+ and from my previous Note 7 that could explode at any moment.

  53. Leon Aïmene

    Leon Aïmene8 days ago

    Now i think that u don't know what are you saying most of the times

  54. martin ssekamatte

    martin ssekamatte9 days ago

    Is it just me or does the last minute feel like Rick and morty?

  55. Agustin Morales

    Agustin Morales9 days ago

    The note 9 is the perfect phone

  56. sha749

    sha7499 days ago

    The best phone would be a galaxy Note running IOS

  57. Life Ferviente

    Life Ferviente9 days ago

    I highly think you talking shit i have all those phone and they have work great

  58. Danijel S

    Danijel S10 days ago

    your smartphone reviews are going to my cringe compilation .."oh , no headphone jack and ir blaster" we get it that you like your note 9 but do you get it that nobody cares about those in 2020 ??

  59. Yejun Kim

    Yejun Kim10 days ago

    Lienus is a bad person, but with good reviews

  60. trollbunny

    trollbunny10 days ago

    Iris is so nice it's so much better in the dark

  61. TomHud

    TomHud11 days ago

    iphone does not beat the s20 Ultra I have both and prefer the samsung any day

  62. Fox3oh3

    Fox3oh311 days ago

    They're bad people, very bad people... But good stickers tho.

  63. m v

    m v11 days ago

    Linus moves his hands while talking even more than italians do

  64. Jimmeytheslime

    Jimmeytheslime12 days ago

    i got my note 20 ultra for 950$ bc i work at walmart LUL

  65. Jacob Spencer

    Jacob Spencer12 days ago

    What is this review

  66. Ay_itsnic

    Ay_itsnic12 days ago

    I just noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S20 has a 560 something ppi while the ultra has a 512ppi. LOL

  67. watchkev

    watchkev14 days ago

    The Galaxy Note 9 was truly the last 'real' Note in the series...imo

  68. K. Baller

    K. Baller6 days ago


  69. Family Friendly Tech Support

    Family Friendly Tech Support14 days ago

    Linus, you should try to get your hands on Sony Xperia 5 mark II. It has pretty much everything you love on note 9 and better

  70. George Pulliam

    George Pulliam14 days ago

    He's wrong

  71. East Germany

    East Germany14 days ago

    **Label of tech companies** Samsung: Competitive god tier technology that i can't afford and basically owns south korea Apple: used to be awesome, now falling down to sony level and selling expensive yet worthless products, and owns millions of underaged toxic fans Sony: used to be good, pushed down to hell by samsung and apple Nokia: used to be god tier, pushed down by samsung and apple. But still is the daddy of all phones Huawei: the new cool kid in town but gets bullied by multiple countries, but also snitches data Oneplus: new kid who's really cool, and here to stay Oppo: midrange normal tier Vivo: midrange normal tier LG: used to be good, pushed down by samsung, and now rising again with phone designs no one's ever seen before Google: possibly the best software ROG: *super fast gaming phone* Motorola: Samsung's only competitor when it comes to foldable phones Lenovo: used to be into phones, now just makes laptops T-mobile: they made phones??? Duracell: made a *THICC* and *BIG* battery phone that looks like a brick Hotel: trivago. Obviously.

  72. East Germany

    East Germany14 days ago

    This dude: bruh i dont like note 10, and all new phones are noobs. eww. Me, who CAN'T buy it, looking at him NOT buying it: bruh. My 4 year old A8: bruh.

  73. Franny P.

    Franny P.14 days ago

    The only place on earth where it sucks to get a Note20 Ultra is here in the Philippines (and some other Southeast Asian countries where Exynos variant is the only thing that has been released) not only they didn't released a 512GB model here but the RAM size is basically inferior to Note10+. If you're in a region where they only sell Note20 Ultra (non-5G Exynos with model number SM-N985F/DS) not only you don't get larger RAM but it's not the 5G variant. Atleast here in the Philippines of you want the 5G model of the same phone you have to get it under a postpaid plan or a carrier subsidy for the next 2 years which SUCKS cuz for all I thought that they'll only have a non 5G Note20 which is not very understandable given the >US$1000 local pricing they have here. Not only is the build quality feels cheap in the hands because of the plastic ehem POLYCARBONATE build quality but it doesn't have both 5G, 12GB RAM and expandable storage which SUCKS! Don't get me wrong I LOVE SAMSUNG Galaxy phones but man their marketing is a total CRAP for 2020 especially if you live in the Philippines or other Southeast Asian countries. Honest piece of advice here... If you feel like buying a Note20 Ultra consider these things first hand... 1. Make sure you get the 5G variant of it (model number SM-N986B) 2. Make sure that it's not from carrier subsidy/phone plan unless you don't mind being in a 2-year contract. 3. You badly needed 120Hz screen and you're willing to settle on FHD+ 1080 resolution. 4. You badly needed the 9ms S-Pen latency and the air gesture gimmicks that Samsung put on it. 5. You can basically afford it cuz in the Philippines the price of the 5G variant (which basically is only available on telcos) is crazy US$1460 (₱72,990). But if none of those matters to you Save yourself some of those headaches and just get a Note10+ which basically is NO WAY a bad option and basically has had a price down all the way to the price lower than an S20 FE (which is also non-5G and Exynos variant if you live in basically everywhere except Europe and North America). #RealTalk #JustSaying #BeTechSmart not a #IdioTech

  74. Debajyoti Bhattacharyya

    Debajyoti Bhattacharyya15 days ago

    I am still using the Note9 as well. Almost similar views.

  75. jonki leshi

    jonki leshi15 days ago

    Who will win the NFC South?

  76. Damien King-Acevedo

    Damien King-Acevedo15 days ago

    No headphone jack means that I'm not upgrading; guess I'll either stick with my Note 9, despite its cracked to hell screen, or get something that's not Samsung.

  77. qaixr NZ

    qaixr NZ15 days ago

    Love the Iris scanner on my s9

  78. Michal Masár

    Michal Masár16 days ago

    It's great and all, but still can't forgive to ripping off their customers in EU with inferior Exynos chipset.

  79. петър йорданов

    петър йорданов16 days ago

    Note 20 ultra rocks... Simply love it !!!

  80. Cesar Antonio

    Cesar Antonio16 days ago

    I'm loving my Note 20. It's an upgrade from the Note 9. Huge difference. The screen is much better than the Note 9. Every time I use it I am reminded how great the screen is. The pictures I have taken are incredibly beautiful. It's fast. Many new features. I use the pen a lot because I use it to take notes at meetings and when I meet clients. I couldn't be happier. I thought the price was appropriate. It's the top of the line. It's worth it.

  81. Aorus Terminator

    Aorus Terminator16 days ago

    Don't worry , Note 40 ultra finally beat pixel in pictures a apple in videos but price will rise to 5000 $ 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  82. Tarun Agarwal

    Tarun Agarwal16 days ago


  83. asymsolutions

    asymsolutions16 days ago

    Am I the only one who thought the simpler intro was better and more transformative than this 3D version?

  84. incredit

    incredit17 days ago

    Christ people need to get over the headphone jack

  85. James Carvalho

    James Carvalho17 days ago

    Linus people want a true review that is not a 40 year old canadian that is always saying eeeeehhhhhh wannt beeeeezzzzeeeeelllll on the sccccrrrrreeeennnnn eeeeehhhhh wwwwaaaannnnttttt ooooollllllddddd

  86. b s

    b s17 days ago


  87. Charles M.

    Charles M.17 days ago

    Just ordered my Note 20 Ultra, got it for less then $1,300

  88. Nina Garcia

    Nina Garcia17 days ago

    "Sure it costs a pretty penny" More like a pretty bar of gold.

  89. Mark George

    Mark George15 days ago

    What a copy cat.. it's kinda funny because you copied another dudes quote exactly... Some intelligence, you might as well delete this for the world to not see how bad your originality is.

  90. Animaster

    Animaster17 days ago

    Can this thing be set to 90hz?

  91. oh yeah yeah

    oh yeah yeah18 days ago

    You can literally get the note s20 ultra for $1000 to $1100 rn on amazon so i don't wanna hear that its overpriced.

  92. Adventure Dad

    Adventure Dad18 days ago

    You missed "Speaking of pocket..."

  93. Ka Yee Fu

    Ka Yee Fu19 days ago

    to all the non-native English speakers, how many of you know the meaning of "exorbitant"?

  94. roman rehak

    roman rehak19 days ago

    no jack 3,5 mm, no samsung in my pocket

  95. mcdus78

    mcdus7819 days ago

    Time for a new Note. Goodbye Note 3. Sammy take my money!

  96. marc melancon

    marc melancon19 days ago

    Note 9 still the king, waiting for the note 9+

  97. Leon Aïmene

    Leon Aïmene20 days ago

    First of all the iphone takes a better videos only in specific situations (hdr) and the galaxy have more flexibility in videos and pictures, also it takes better photos, and its camera is more flexible than the pixel, so if you're reading this and you're interested in camera phones, go with the galaxy

  98. Devon Farmer

    Devon Farmer20 days ago

    LG v60 master race

  99. Leon Aïmene

    Leon Aïmene20 days ago

    Dude😂 i have a super pathetic budget phone and i don't complain 🙂💔

  100. Pepa

    Pepa20 days ago

    hey linus have u ever bumped into the aptx HD support on samsung devices? As written in here, there is non (eu.community.samsung.com/t5/galaxy-note9/aptx-hd-support-for-galaxy-note-9/td-p/688333/page/10 ). At least on our favorite note 9 phone. Is aptx HD support on Note 20? thank you

  101. Vessela Hobson

    Vessela Hobson21 day ago

    Seems 2020 is the year of the mid-range device. $1500 for a phone is borderline silly, when there's options like the A71, Note 10 lite, S20 lite.....

  102. Taylor Baxendale

    Taylor Baxendale21 day ago

    I'm pretty sure everyone would choose a brand new phone over a two year phone that doesn't get os updates anymore

  103. Herower

    Herower21 day ago

    after so many ads of dbrand.. i bought my self a dbrand.

  104. superfragilisticatexpialidoshmur

    superfragilisticatexpialidoshmur21 day ago

    Just curious seeing that I have a higher single core score on a 2 year old phone than the 2020 Ultras... multi core definitely looks better on the newer ones though. Competitive with last years phones.

  105. Anthony Gee

    Anthony Gee22 days ago

    You would rather have the notch than a hole punch?! loved the ad at the end probably watched a few couple times. keep up the great work