Many people believe that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a correction when compared to the S20 Ultra with the addition of the S Pen. The two most advanced models launched by Samsung this year are practically identical inside, with the same chipset, same RAM, main camera and similar storage options, but with a completely different finish.
The fact is that what appears to be an evolution does not always happen. For example, on cameras, the DxOMark ranking showed similar performances, to the advantage of the first half’s flagship, and now ranking engineers have tested the device’s audio. And what will be the result?
We highlight here the audio settings, which are stereo and include surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology, high AOP microphone, high quality audio reproduction and dual audio, which allows you to connect two Bluetooth devices to the model to play audio simultaneously on two devices.
All of this led to a score of 68 points, which is well above average and only eight points from the leader Mi 10 Pro. But the curiosity is that even the good performance was not able to place him in the top 10 of the category, just behind the Galaxy S20 Ultra. And also four iPhone models.
Analysts at DxOMark point out that, in reproduction, the Note 20 Ultra excels in “control of undesirable artifacts and offers natural mid frequencies, sharp attacks, good amplitude and satisfactory maximum volume”, but there is a lack of bass and treble extension, which impairs the tonal balance, as well as a tendency to shift the sound to the side of the device in landscape mode. The maximum volume is weak and the minimum volume was considered low.
In recording, the dynamics were considered good, with precise edge frequencies when shooting with the rear camera and realistic audio distance. But this same care is not seen in videos with a front camera, despite the good volume and few artifacts. In audio notes, recording is done in mono mode and is affected by high resonances and prominent low mid frequencies, despite the good nominal volume.
In conclusion, DxOMark classifies that the Note 20 Ultra is not enough to frighten its strongest competitors, although it has an above average performance and the ability to control artifacts considered exemplary.
(updated October 15, 2020, 6:50 pm)