Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is now official and as the most powerful smartphone to date, we thought that it’s but proper to pit it against ASUS powerhouse, the ASUS ROG Phone 2.
While Samsung does not need to promote S20 Ultra as the ultimate gaming smartphone, it has the obvious set of specifications to be labeled as one. 7nm processor with powerful ARM-powered graphics processing unit, 120Hz display and 5000mAh battery. Specs-wise, does it really have what it takes to actually topple the reigning fastest smartphone in the market? We think so, but it takes the right amount of time and benchmarking activities to out judgement, which we have not done yet.
For the purpose of reference, here’s a quick run of specs comparison of both devices:
|Galaxy S20 Ultra||ASUS ROG Phone 2|
|Display||6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X||6.59″ FHD+ AMOLED|
|511 ppi||391 ppi|
|HDR10+ certified||Not HDR10+ certified|
|120Hz display support||120HzHz/1ms|
|Rear||Quad Camera||Dual Camera|
|Ultra Wide: 12MP, 120°, f2.2||Ultra Wide: 13 MP, f2.4|
|Wide: 108MP, 79°, f1.8||Wide: 48 MP, f1.8|
|Telephoto: 64MP, 24°, f3.5|
|Hybrid Optic Zoom 10x|
|Super Resolution Zoom up to 100X|
|Front||Selfie: 40MP, 80°, f2.2||Selfie: 24M, f2.2|
|Dimension||166.9 x 76.0 x 8.8mm, 220g||171 x 77.6 x 9.5 mm|
|Processor||Exynos 990||Qualcomm SDM855 Plus 2.96Ghz|
|GPU||Mali G77 MP11||Adreno 640|
|Memory||12GB RAM (LPDDR5)||12GB RAM (LPDDR4X)|
|128GB internal storage||1TB internal storage|
|Micro SD Slot (up to 1TB microSD)||Micro SD Slot (up to 1TB microSD)|
|5G||Non Standard (NSA), Sub6||N/A|
|Authentication||Lock types: pattern, PIN, password; Biometric lock types: Fingerprint, Face recognition||Lock types: pattern, PIN, password; Biometric lock types: Fingerprint, Face recognition|
Now, here’s what we can say about the specs comparison chart above:
- On paper, Exynos 990 is a superior and smarter processor despite its size. It also natively supports 5G in various configuration.
- The Ultimate ROG Phone 2 has better internal storage setup than S20 Ultra. Just how many videos and games can you fit in ROG Phone 2’s 1TB storage?
- S20 Ultra features a more powerful and modern RAM configuration – LPDDR5 vs LPDDR4X.
- Galaxy S20 Ultra’s Mali G77 is a new GPU, and we won’t really know if it’s better than ROG Phone 2’s Adreno 640.
- Galaxy S20 Ultra, overall, has better display than ROG Phone 2. It is also HDR10+ certified, so it’s far better especially for content producers.
- By a huge margin, we can already tell that Galaxy S20 Ultra’s camera set is better than ROG Phone 2’s. From sensor down to features, Galaxy S20 Ultra is better in this department.
- ROG Phone 2 is cheaper than Galaxy S20 Ultra. If you’re looking for a flagship smartphone device that’s built for gaming, offers more to the table with its offer price. If, however, you are into professional content creation, you’ll never go wrong with Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.