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The 5 worst things about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The 5 worst things about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

We've already run down the five best things about the Galaxy S20 Ultra, so now it's time to look at the ways in which it disappoints. It's not unreasonable to expect a $1,400 phone to be damn near perfect, but the S20 Ultra sadly has a few negatives points that bring its overall score down. You can check out our full review to see what Ryan thought about it, but here's a summary of the least appealing aspects of the S20 Ultra.

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The 5 best things about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The 5 best things about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The Galaxy S20 series has been far more controversial than the S10 lineup it succeeds, thanks to a stratospheric price tag and camera system that doesn't quite hit the mark. You can find our review of the S20 Ultra here, but today I'm going to outline my five favorite aspects of this expensive, premium phone. I've had mine for over a month now, and it's been my daily driver since it arrived. As such, I've been able to experience everything the S20 Ultra has to offer, and what it's like to live with over a longer period.

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The Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra buyer's guide: Which should you pick?

The Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra buyer's guide: Which should you pick?

Samsung's latest and greatest smartphones have arrived, but not without a bit of confusion: the latest Galaxy lineup is considerably different than in years past, and it's made choosing a phone a bit more complicated as a result. Our buyer's guide will help you sort through the noise on the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra.

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Growing reports of Galaxy S20 Ultra camera glass shattering

Growing reports of Galaxy S20 Ultra camera glass shattering

A handful of reports regarding a fragile camera cover on Samsung's $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra have surfaced, claiming that it breaks more easily than expected. Those affected claim a range of issues from hairline fractures to more dramatic shattering, like you can see just above. While reports don't seem especially widespread, and none of us here at AP with devices have had any problem, there are enough of them to make it seem like this is A Thing.

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Camera showdown: Does the OnePlus 8 Pro beat Pixel 4 and Galaxy S20 Ultra?

Camera showdown: Does the OnePlus 8 Pro beat Pixel 4 and Galaxy S20 Ultra?

Increasingly, our phones are the only cameras we own, and their imaging capabilities have skyrocketed in the last few years. More cameras, more angles, more megapixels, more zoom: every manufacturer is racing to be the king of smartphone photography. But hardware isn't everything, and if there's one thing we've learned from years of OnePlus phones, it's that the company hasn't always been at the head of the pack when it comes to snaps. But OnePlus has made slow but steady progress, adding new hardware and software enhancements with each release. Its latest top-of-the-line is the OnePlus 8 Pro, which sports four camera sensors on the back.

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Samsung tweaks Galaxy S20 trade-in offers, starts paying more for older and damaged phones

Samsung tweaks Galaxy S20 trade-in offers, starts paying more for older and damaged phones

At the start of April, Samsung introduced a buyback program for its Galaxy S20 phones to encourage people to 'rent' a phone for 2 years at half the retail price. Now, the company is making another bid to attract upgrades by adjusting its top trade-in valuations for Apple, Google, and its own phones. The main takeaway for direct buyers? If you're giving up an older iPhone or Galaxy, you're likely getting a better deal.

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Our Galaxy S20 Ultra review, one month later: Disappointment rising

Our Galaxy S20 Ultra review, one month later: Disappointment rising

Samsung's 2020 Galaxy S family includes three devices again, but they've all moved a bit up-market from 2019. There's no "e" variant this year, and the base model S20 starts at $1,000. Samsung understandably favors the top-of-the-line model, the $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra. This phone has all the bells and whistles including a Snapdragon 865, 5G (sub-6 and mmWave), and a revamped camera setup featuring a periscope zoom module. With all that hardware, the S20 Ultra has ballooned to 6.9-inches, and it weighs almost half a pound. By attempting to make no compromises, I worry Samsung has compromised the S20 Ultra itself.

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It's 2020, why don't Samsung phones support Android's seamless updates?

It's 2020, why don't Samsung phones support Android's seamless updates?

Keeping current with system updates is the single most important thing you can do to keep your phone safe, and long ago, installing those updates was an incredibly slow process. But back in 2016, Google tried to make things better with new "seamless updates" that made it an easy background process — you could even use your phone as they installed. Since then, most phone manufacturers have come around to the idea, with one very big exception: For whatever reason, Samsung refuses to give its phones the feature. Even its latest, $1,400 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra uses decidedly non-ultra, antiquated, super-slow updates that knock your phone out of commission for a solid 3-15 minutes as they install.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 owners are experiencing GPS lock issues

Samsung Galaxy S20 owners are experiencing GPS lock issues

The Galaxy S20 lineup comes with exceptional hardware and Samsung's familiar high-end design, but just like any tech product, they're not perfect. We were not too impressed by the ratio of the S20 Ultra's capabilities and its price, and now an issue has popped up that affects the whole S20 series: Some people report that they can't get a GPS lock in Google Maps and Waze on their brand-new phones.

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Energy Ring brings its hole-punch battery indicator to the Galaxy S20

Energy Ring brings its hole-punch battery indicator to the Galaxy S20

Ever since the launch of the Galaxy S10 last year, developers have had a whale of a time making fun and exciting apps for the camera cutout. One of my favorites is Energy Ring, an app that, as the name implies, puts a ring around the hole-punch to represent your battery level. Due to the different display sizes and aspect ratios, the developer released a separate version of the app for the Note 10 series, and has now done the same for the S20 range.

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