Buying a smartphone isn’t easy these days. It's the same case with smartphone accessories as well. From device compatibility and performance to quality and durability, you have to worry about many things. And the same holds when buying accessories for your Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Worry not, we have made things easy for you and compiled a list of accessories that will enhance the overall experience with your phone.
We picked the usual accessories such as earphones, cases and covers, and wireless chargers. However, that's not all. We have also included a nifty little power bank with wireless charging features and a cool USB-C to HDMI adapters.
As it's going to be a long post, let's jump straight in, shall we? But before that,
If you are unsure about the bean-shaped Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the Galaxy Buds Plus proves to be a good pick, especially if you are looking for a pair of truly wireless earphones. The buds are light and compact and bring home a comfortable and snug fit. The sound quality is balanced, and if you are not a fan of heavy bass, these earphones are the ones for you.
The Galaxy Buds Plus comes with touch-pads at the top, which lets you skip songs, answer calls, summon your phone's voice assistant and even tweak the volume. And the feature that I like the most is the Ambient Sound feature, which lets you allow some ambient noise. The best part is that you can also control the degree of Ambient Sound.
The noise isolation is spot on and provided you have put on the right set of buds, and you won't be bothered by outside noise. At the same time, the Galaxy Wearable app makes customization easy. For example, you can play with the equalizer or even control the app notifications, among others. And the ability to juice the charging case by resting it on your phone is the cherry on top.
The best part is that whenever you open the case, you will be greeted with a pairing prompt on your Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
However, the Galaxy Buds Plus is not for the lovers of bass-heavy music. If you prefer music with a heavy bass signature, you can try out the Jabra Elite 75t (see Jabra Elite 75t vs. Galaxy Buds Plus).
With most of the flagship supporting wireless charging, it has become the new standard for mobile charging. And if you want to get the most of this hassle-free way of topping up your Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, it's high time you got yourself a wireless charger.
The Anker PowerWave is a 15W wireless charger that is compatible with the Samsung Note series and S-series phones. It's compact and portable, and this design makes it easy to place it anywhere on your desk or your nightstand. More importantly, this Qi-certified charger is capable of fast charging and can provide around 10W of power to Samsung phones.
When it comes to the looks, the PowerWave is one of the few good-looking charging pads. And the metal strip around the pad accentuates its looks even further. And thanks to the rubber pads at the bottom, you do not have to worry about the charging pad slipping.
Apart from Samsung phones, it works equally well on iPhones and supports USB-C Power Delivery on compatible phones.
The PowerWave is starting to become quite popular on Amazon and has received an average user rating of 4.2-stars out of 5. If we go by Fakespot's estimates, around 58.7% of the reviews are trustworthy.
Alternatively, you can also check out the Anker PowerWave Stand 10W wireless charger.
Samsung's Super Fast portable charger boasts of a 10,000mAh power backup and wireless charging ability. Yeah, you read that right. If you do not want to be bothered by wires and cables, you can simply rest your phone on top of the battery pack, and it will be taken care of. The power bank bundles two USB-C charging ports, and the good news is that it supports 25W charging over USB-C PD (Power Delivery).
If you choose to use the wired charging, you can rest assured that topping up your Galaxy Note 20 will be wrapped up pretty quickly. However, when it comes to wireless charging, it can deliver power at only 7.5W. On the upside, you can use the wireless charging module to top up your Galaxy Buds Plus or your Galaxy Active 2.
When it comes to charging the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with a 4,500mAh battery, this 10,000mAh battery should give you around 1.5 full cycles.
As you may already know, the power rating of power banks is calculated at 3.7 volts instead of the 5 volts that's usually used for smartphones.
If you want to mirror your phone's screen to your TV or use Samsung DeX, it's best to invest in a quality USB-C to HDMI Adapter such as the one by Anker. This is a simple plug-and-play tool, and all you need to do is pick the right HDMI input source, and you will be sorted.
This one can stream content up to 4K@30Hz resolution, and that's a plus. You need to arrange for a short HDMI cable, and you will be sorted.
The Anker USB C to HDMI adapter not only looks cool but also comes with a solid build. The aluminum casing ensures that the device will last you a long time while the braided exterior safeguards the wire from daily wear and tear.
5. Tripod: Joby GorillaPod 1K Kit
The Galaxy Note 20 is a camera oriented phone,and it's only natural that you'd want to get the most out of it. Be it recording a video or capturing a beautiful landscape with the wide-angle camera, the list is pretty endless. However, when it comes to shooting using the Pro Mode or capturing light trail, it would be best to invest in a quality tripod such as Joby GorillaPod.
The Joby GorillaPod can be mounted on any surface, be it balcony railing, tree arms, apart from the standard tripod position. Its octopus-like flexible legs can wrap around anything and give you the frame as per your liking. The ball head can bend and rotate 360-degree and tilt 90-degree respectively, giving you more flexibility to frame your shots in the landscape mode, portrait mode, or anything in between. And well, you can use it as a hand-held tripod as well.
Though it appears small, don't let the small size of the tripod fool you. It can carry weight to up to 1KG and double up as your camera tripod.
The GorillaPod 1K is quite popular on Amazon and has received a fair amount of user reviews. Out of the 1,700 reviews on Amazon, it has amassed an average user rating of 4.5-stars out of 5.
As per Fakespot's estimates, around 63.3% of the reviews are reliable and can be trusted.
The Spigen Slim Armor CS case is for those who do not want a case with a difference. This dual-layered case shields your phone from scratches, bumps, and dings and lets you carry cash and cards with you. There's a slim pocket at the rear of the case, which is big enough to keep at least two cards.
The Slim Armor CS is a hardshell case that wraps snugly around your phone. It comes with raised lips along the rear camera and the front edges to help keep off scratches and dust from the camera lens and the display.
On top of that, the corners are reinforced with air cushion technology to minimize the brunt of falls and impacts. However, the device's safety will come at a cost, and in this case, it's the slim factor of the phone. The Slim Armor CS case adds its share of bulk to the phone, and you will end up with a slightly thicker phone.
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Apart from the above, you can also get a car charger such as the Nekteck USB Type C Car Charger if you are out on the road a lot. The USB-C PD ports will charge your phone at full speed. Besides that, the charger has a humble appearance and easily plugs into charging ports.
Now that the phone accessories are settled, how about looking at some quality Bluetooth speakers? Take a look at the post below to discover some of the best Bluetooth speakers.
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