Top 5 Galaxy S20 Ultra COMPLAINTS
It's Joshua Vergara — What's going on everybody? We're going to talk about the Galaxy S20 line again — However, after the release of these phones, there are some concerns and I'm going to talk about five of them in this video. Quick disclaimer: remember that these top five complaints are my opinion. And they're based upon my short experience of the phone so far. I will revisit them in my full review and see if these particular complaints actually pan out.
But on top of all of that this is to incite discussion. These are particular aspects of these phones that I feel like people might have an opinion on. And I am just voicing those out here. I'm inviting you to have a conversation with me in the comment sections down below about these potential pain points with the Galaxy S20, the S20+ and the 20 Ultra. We're gonna go from the outside looking in and we'll start off with the design.
Every Galaxy S20 device is still a good looking phone, especially what the Galaxy S20 – the smaller one – it is easier to handle and it's nice that we still have this option. The Galaxy S 20 Ultra might be pushing it a little bit, though, with that really large rectangle on the back, but my main gripe about this is that we don't get that many crazy colors anymore. A lot of you out there know that I love my Galaxy Note 10 – the smaller one, easier to handle –
But it also comes in that really attractive red color. I actually put money down to get this version of the phone from a place in Hong Kong because I really was just enamored with that color. When it comes to the Galaxy S20 line, I don't really feel that same way. Yes, there is a Cloud Pink version of the S20 and also a Cloud Blue version of the S20+,; but when it comes to the Galaxy S20 Ultra which I think a lot of people will opine for,
There's only black and gray. It would be nice if all of those colors are available for all of the devices like a pink Galaxy S20 Ultra might go over really well. Of course, Samsung is really good when it comes to accessories so you can find ways of customizing each and every device. If you get the Galaxy S20 Ultra, you might want to do something like grab a Grip case from dbrand
That also has the new Robot Camo skin on top. I actually had one on me and I was able to take a look at it on the Galaxy S20 Ultra and even the other two devices in the S20 line. They look really dope – if you want to check them out for yourself. I got a link in the description. It does seem like Samsung decided to dial back on the flare of their new devices and focus more on heightening the experiences, which makes perfect sense and you know what that particular point
Is something I'll touch upon again a little bit later in the video. Once you turn on the screens, you'll see that there's only one camera on the top and personally, I am a little bit miffed about this. Only one camera on the front of every single device means that you only get one experience out of it. It might be a wide enough lens for things like getting people in your shot or even vlogging but it would be nice if we could get more than one on there.
But this time around, it's one singular one right dead center at the top and on the Galaxy S20 Ultra it is a 40 megapixel sensor, which probably means you'll get some high quality photos. But if Samsung is focusing on more experiences with this phone, maybe the front facing camera can get some extra love. But that also brings me to the rear cameras, which is yet another concern that I think I have here.
And it is related to the prices of these devices. Now, with the Galaxy S20 Ultra you obviously get all those zoom levels because not only do you have a lens that is capable of 10 times optical zoom, you can even digitally hybrid that up to 100x. Now that's pretty crazy, but I am still a little bit skeptical about how much zoom I actually need in my daily photography and videography. 10x is actually pretty dope. 3x is probably the minimum that I would require,
But going all the way to 100 — I just don't know if that's going to be ultimately useful for someone like me. I want to know what you think about that — get into the comment sections below. But one of the other reasons why the Galaxy S20 Ultra is so enticing from a camera standpoint, is because its main sensor is the 108 megapixel sensor that we have been hoping for in a new Samsung device. This provides some very specific benefits — namely, the fact that it can pixel bin
Nine pixels into one huge pixel at a time, which makes the 108 megapixel photo give you some really detailed and honestly better low light performing 12 megapixel final results. I think a lot of people would love to have that level of power in the main sensors, even if they don't necessarily need that telescopic zoom. Fortunately, if you choose that you don't want that zoom,
You lose also the main 108 megapixel sensor in the other two versions of the phone. Which I think is a big loss, especially when you're trying to weigh the cost benefits of every single device. Now, don't get me wrong — Samsung phones generally have really good quality when it comes to camera in both stills and video. And for the most part, you'll get very similar experiences among all of them. But if you want to go just a little bit more beyond, you have to pick everything that Samsung threw into the most expensive Galaxy S20.
And so you can't really make many compromises if you want to have a smaller phone, but also a cheaper phone. I will give an honorable mention to the lack of a headphone jack on these phones because I know someone's going to get into the comment sections and say "Hey, no headphone jack? Deal breaker." But honestly, we have been at this for almost two years now — they are not going to be headphone jacks and every single device,
Especially the ones that people might want the most. And I have to give at least a little bit of credit to Samsung for trying to provide good wireless audio. We are getting better audio with Qualcomm processors. Every single year it is getting better with aptX and stuff like that. And even Samsung is trying to take advantage of that with easy to use Galaxy Buds+
That have 11 hours of battery life with an extra charge in that little case. So I have to admit that while having no headphone jack is always going to be a little bit of a bummer, at least we're getting great strides when it comes to good wireless Bluetooth audio. And ultimately, I know that you've been hearing me mentioned it a little bit throughout this video, but the price is going to be a main concern or even complaint for some people. Clearly Samsung is experimenting with a few different ways of pricing their devices —
Not only did the S10 Lite and the Note 10 Lite become a thing a little bit earlier on, they also have the S10e last year which was a more affordable version of the flagship phones. It could be argued that each and every current phone is now a flagship device. You might need to wait for an S20e or an S20 Lite somewhere down the line, but right now we're looking at three flagship capable phones with 5G, great specifications and high powered cameras that are In different configurations,
But ultimately – to Samsung – that justifies a starting price of $999 for the base model S20. That's pretty nuts, I'm not gonna lie. And Samsung is now back to setting that expectation that flagship phone should always be around $1,000. Which I know some people might not have the stomach for – it is a hard pill to swallow. One thing that softens the blow a little bit is that Samsung still thinks the S10 line is more than enough for most users, which is why they're still offering them at deeper discounts.
You can actually get the S10e at $599 now and then it goes up from there, making those phones priced at probably the perfect level for most people who are just looking to upgrade to current flagship experiences. Really, the S20 line is like that bleeding edge argument once again. If you really want to have the absolute best specifications that may not be found on many of the other phones we're going to see in 2020, you can certainly go that high.
But the S10 is still around and it's not like the S20 completely replaces them – It's just another tear that Samsung created. Which actually, I'm into, I kind of like that. But of course, the point of these videos is to start the discussion with all of you. I want to know if you feel the same way about the S10 line still being there. And I also want to know, if you feel still reticent about the prices of the Galaxy S20 line. Let me know about all of that and all the other things I talked about in this video
In the comment sections down below. Let's have that discussion. Let's go ahead and talk about it all. And there's a lot to talk about with the Galaxy S20 line, so make sure you watch my hands on video so that you can hear some of my thoughts on the phone aside from just these discussion pieces that I started in this Top 5 Complaints video. From there, drop some likes on my videos and subscribe to my channel if you haven't already. Make sure you hit the bell over on the side so that you know when I come out with any videos
Galaxy S20 and beyond. And of course MWC is right around the corner. So stay tuned to my channel for that and more. From there, I'm going to see you in my next video. I'll call it on this one. And I'll just remind you to enjoy your tea everybody. I wonder if I spilled the tea well enough in this one.