Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Durability Test! – Is it… Ultra Strong?

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Durability Test! – Is it… Ultra Strong?

The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G might just be the
most top-of-the-line highest end Android flagship we’ve ever seen, with the best specs and longest
name. Is it worth the $1400 though? We probably already know the answer, but let’s chat as
to why. Inside the box we get the USB-C and USB-C
charger. Some USB-C corded headphones and a clear protective case. Got to love free
protection. Let’s get started. [Intro] Now remember, this Ultra is Samsung’s premium
flagship for the moment priced at $1400. There are still the regular S20’s of course at the
more reasonably unreasonable $1000 price point. This review is going to be all about Mr. Premium
here. [Scratching sounds] Samsung seems to be really liking the soft
screens these days. Luckily when I peel off this screen protector, the display underneath
doesn’t die like we saw on the Galaxy Z Flip. Let’s see if Samsung remembers how real glass
is supposed to act. We’ll take a look at the large camera bump in just a second. I’ve personally been using a Samsung phone
for the past 4 years or so as my daily device, so I am a pretty big fan of the phones that
Samsung makes…usually. As long as the advertising is pretty close
to what gets delivered, and we aren’t robbed at the checkout. I’m pretty easy to please.
With the S20 Ultra we start seeing scratches at level 6 with deeper grooves at a level
7. It’s nice to see glass again. This phone will be able to handle every day objects and
fingernails without getting scratched or dinged up. My razor blade does no damage to the top
40 megapixel selfie camera. The earpiece is up here as well and it’s super thin slit.
There’s no speaker grill to scratch or get damaged. I’m a fan of this flatter screen
design as well. If the phone ever gets dropped, the frame is going to be what gets hit instead
of the glass, which is good. Cuz glass is glass, and glass breaks. Metal however, might
scratch, but won’t shatter. The power button and volume button are made from metal and
can still be removed. I don’t recommend stealing other people’s phone buttons, but if being
a terrible human is your thing, the option is available. There are no buttons on the left side of the
device, nor on the top. But there is a SIM and SD card tray. Thumbs up to Samsung for
keeping the expandable memory alive. This guy can hold an additional 1 terabyte of storage
with a normal micro SD card. This slot helps future proof the phone, which is pretty important
considering that $1400 starting price point, and how long you’re going to have to keep
using it to pay it off. The bottom of the phone has a little clear
plastic protector to keep it from rubbing inside the box. The bottom stereo speaker
and USB-C port are down here as well. There is no headphone jack. Let’s take a look for
a second at the main selling point of this S20 Ultra, and that’s the camera. This boy
is thick. For people outside the United States, the rise is about 2.4 millimeters tall. For
people inside the United States, it’s a bit thicker than a quarter, yet also still pokes
out above a toothpick. The hump is a decent sized fraction of a fruit snack, and
it’s just about the same size as a slice of butter. I mean, if we think about it, the
S20 Ultra has 4 cameras, one of which is 108 megapixels, and the other is the 48 megapixel
telephoto camera. So the hump size is relatively reasonable. And if you look closely, you can
see how much space that camera hardware actually takes up inside the phone. Check out how much
room the 100x space zoom periscope camera actually needs, so that size of the exterior
glass lens does match the dimensions of the hardware below it. Happy to announce my Teardown skins with dbrand
are officially back. We managed to hoard enough printer ink to hopefully keep around long
term this time. We’re covering a lot more phones with this batch. And there are now
two different styles of Teardown instead of one. You can see what they both look like
on this grip case. The original version on the right looks like it still has the shiny
glass layer on the back. Or we have the new ultra matte version which looks like you’re
just holding the bare circuit boards Personally, I kind of like the glossy version. True story,
I’ve had the Teardown Skin on my phones since our last batch, and a stranger came up to
me in public legitimately concerned that my phone was falling apart…which means our
skin is definitely doing its job. I’ll leave the link for the Teardown skin down in the
description. Of course, I am getting ahead of myself. This
is a durability test video and not the teardown. But there is one more thing. We also tore
down MacBooks. Starbucks won’t know what hit them. You can see the dual fans with the batteries.
And my favorite part: even the track pad has its own see-through teardown protection. You
can see the copper windings for the taptic motor underneath. There’s a good chance we
have a skin for your phone in your hand right now and we’ll be adding more devices as the
time goes on. Link is down in the description. You’re not going to want to miss this one. Now, don’t get me wrong, the Ultra is a cool
phone. Top of the line and all that jazz. But it’s not really doing anything that we
haven’t already seen before. We saw the 108 megapixel camera already in the $500 Mi Note
10. And that periscope zoom camera we saw inside the P30 Pro, which also currently costs
around $600. Both of those phones with similar features are less than half the price of this
Ultra phone. Samsung has also taken their S20 series and made 5G mandatory this time
around and they charge a premium for it. 5G coverage still isn’t even a thing yet for
half of the United States. And the Millimeter Wave, the high speed portion of 5G is currently
covering basically nobody. The 5G phones are still very premature and paying a few hundred
dollars out of your own pocket to sponsor a futuristic 5G tech you can’t utilize is
very much not worth it here in 2020. Unless of course you do live in a large city and
know for sure that the Millimeter Wave 5G system is right outside your window. Basically,
the $1400 Galaxy S20 Ultra is made up of components that we can find in other phones that cost
half the price and includes a 5G system that most people can never use. Sometimes verbal
burns hurt the most. The 1440p AMOLED display lasted about 30 seconds
under the heat from my lighter and did eventually recover. The screen is also capable of 120
Hertz refresh rate at 1080p. We first saw this tech on the ROG Phone 2 that’s currently
selling for $500-600 on eBay. Just another reason why this phone shouldn’t be costing
$1400. The S20 Ultra is using the underscreen ultrasonic fingerprint scanner we saw debuted
last year on the S10. I’ll set my fingerprint first before adding some level 7 deeper grooves
to the screen. And even with this additional artwork, my phone was able to sense and read
my fingerprint every single time. The ultrasonic fingerprint scanners are safe from scratches.
I tried bumping up my exposure so we could get a look at the transparent pixels that
surround the rectangular fingerprint scanner inside of the phone. But it looks like we’ll
just have to wait until the next video to see how big it is. The rectangle is still
currently invisible. Samsung hid it well. Finally it’s time for the bend test. Honestly,
with how rock hard and rigid Samsung phones usually are. I was surprised that this thick
phone had a little bit of give to it. It’s the subtlest of sways of course. Probably
due to the length of the phone and it’s 6.9 inch screen. The S20 Ultra does survive my
durability test however. No cracks, kinks or permanent damage anywhere. All I’m saying
is, if I had $1400 in my pocket, first of all I wouldn’t spend it on a cellphone. But
if for whatever reason I had to, it would not be this one. The S20 Ultra is a Frankenstein
conglomerate of parts found in many other much cheaper phones. And it doesn’t bring
anything new to the table. If I wanted a top of the line phone that screamed 2020, I would
get the Galaxy Z Flip. Even with its fragile screen, it’s futuristic design and form factor
warrant the $1400 price point way better than this S20 Ultra does. Either way, everyone
is different. But the one place you can’t go wrong is with a Teardown skin. Link is
in the description. Let me know what you think. Tell me your thoughts on the S20 Ultra down
in the comments, and come hang out with me on Instagram and Twitter. Thanks a ton for
watching, I’ll see you around.


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