So you’ve got your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 — or picked its curvier cousin, the Note 20 Ultra, which our reviewer described as the biggest, baddest, most hardcore flagship smartphone you can buy today. Now you’re shopping for accessories to get a bit more out of your gorgeous new device. The Note 20 range may be relatively new to the market, but there’s plenty of choice if you’re looking to accessorize your phone, so how do you work out what’s worth your hard-earned cash? We’ve already rounded up some of the best Galaxy Note 20 cases and the best cases for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra too, though we’ll include a couple of our favorites right here. Our selection of accessories includes some of the best you can find right now, from stands to earbuds and portable chargers for your Samsung Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra.
The Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra both boast powerful processors and large displays perfect for gaming — and if you’re serious about your games, you’ll want to invest in a controller. This one from PowerA is ideal if you’re already an Xbox owner as it’s designed for cross-platform support with Xbox’s services. With wireless Bluetooth connectivity, a detachable phone grip, and mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons, it’s a must for gamers. We’ve rounded up some of the best controllers for Android phones too, if you need more choice.
Want to turn your Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra into a touchscreen laptop that you can use for work? The NexDock Touch is now available to pre-order, and it’ll cost you a lot less than a new laptop. What exactly is it, we hear you ask? It’s a laptop shell — without a CPU — housed in a sleek aluminum body, featuring a 14.1-inch full HD touchscreen display, an edge-to-edge keyboard, and USB-C input. Just hook your Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra up to it and it will automatically resize your display, presenting it in a Windows-like environment — pretty cool. You can use your mobile data to get online, continue charging your phone on the go, and take advantage of the headphone jack and SD card reader. NexDock Touch works with Samsung’s DeX mode to turn your phone into a laptop for productivity on the go, so you can catch up with emails, create and edit documents and presentations, and browse the internet on a bigger screen. You can pre-order NexDock Touch right now for January delivery.
We’ve already rounded up some of the best screen protectors for the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra — but it’s worth mentioning one of our favorite choices here. This glass screen protector from Whitestone Dome has a 9H hardness rating for superior protection against drops and scratches, plus an oleophobic coating to keep pesky fingerprints at bay. Its UV lamp installation process ensures the perfect fit and protects your eyes too, cutting blue light by 25%. It won’t interfere with your phone’s touch sensitivity and is compatible with most cases, too.
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The successor to the Galaxy Buds Plus, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live are tiny, bean-shaped buds that are surprisingly comfortable to wear. Active noise cancellation (ANC) claims to cut low-frequency background noise by up to 97% — so the din of the office or that pesky traffic noise will fade into oblivion, while you’ll still be able to hear the voices of those nearby. With three jaw-sensing mics — designed to adapt to convert your jaw movement into voice signals that enhance sound quality — and a feature called Buds Together that lets you listen with a friend, the Galaxy Buds Live also offer Spotify integration and on-demand access to Bixby. Battery life is a solid eight hours with both ANC and Bixby access disabled — turn both on and you’ll get around 5.5 hours of listening time. The Buds Live come in three colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, or Mystic White, in their own tiny matching charging case, which has enough power to recharge your earbuds just over twice.
For those who prefer wired earphones, you can’t go wrong with these ANC Type-C earphones from Samsung. Great as an affordable alternative to the Galaxy Buds Live, or a backup pair of headphones, these earphones have Type-C connectivity and are ergonomically designed from soft rubber, for a comfortable fit and superior sound quality. In-line controls let you not only adjust the volume, play, pause, and skip tracks, you can also handle calls hands-free.
With its sleek design, this wireless charging stand from Samsung won’t look out of place on your work desk, but is also a great addition to your nightstand. Not only is it compatible with the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, it works with all Qi-certified devices, such as the Note 10, S10, and a range of other phones. With Fast Charge 2.0, it provides up to 15W wireless charging output and features a built-in cooling fan for safer, more efficient charging. You can charge your phone in portrait or landscape mode — the angle is great for video calls or watching movies too. This stand comes with a 25W wall charger and a USB-C cable. It’s available in black or white.
A spare cable for your charger is a must, but it’s worth spending a bit more on quality. This 3-foot USB-C cable supports speeds of up to 10Gbps for data transfer and delivers up to 100W of power. Anker also offers a lifetime warranty, which means it’ll give you a replacement if yours fails.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is a serious competitor for the Apple Watch, available in a choice of 41mm (with a 1.2-inch screen) or 45mm (with a 1.4-inch screen) sizes. It’s a thin, light watch but feels sturdy, with an IP68 rating, 50-meter water resistance, and Military Standard toughness. Unlike the Apple Watch, its stainless steel case is circular, giving it a more traditional feel, and it comes in three colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Silver, or Mystic Black, with 1GB RAM. But the best thing about the Galaxy Watch 3 has to be its rotating bezel, which lets you intuitively navigate the watch menus without using the touchscreen. Right now you can trade in your phone, tablet, or watch on the Samsung site to get up to $200 credit toward the purchase of a new Watch 3.
Made from durable, soft-touch silicone, this case from Samsung offers slim protection for your Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra. With support for wireless charging, its silicone finish adds extra grip to your phone, protecting against drops and bumps. Pick it up in mint green, bronze, or black for the Note 20, or white, bronze, or black for the Note 20 Ultra.
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If you’re looking for a little more sparkle in your life, the Otterbox’s transparent glitter case will give you all the glam and sparkle you could want. But it’s not all about style – this case also protects your phone from damage. The case’s synthetic rubber and polycarbonate materials protect your phone against drops, and the bumpers keep your screen safe from cracks and scratches. It’s incredibly slender, so it won’t add extra bulkiness when your phone is stashed in your pocket.
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The Note Ultra has a default storage capacity of 256GB, which is plenty of storage for the average user, but you can insert a MicroSD card to increase the storage space as high as 1TB. The MicroSD slot is exclusive to the Note 20 Ultra, so if you only have the Note 20, you won’t be able to maximize storage in this manner. SanDisk’s 256GB card is our favorite option due to its reliability, speed, and performance. This card also comes with a useful adapter that provides as much as 90MBps write and 160MBps read speeds while transferring files back and forth from your PC. You can also choose between other card storage options like 32, 64, 128, or 512GB, and a 1TB, depending on what works for you.
RAVPower’s power bank has a remarkable 26,800mAh capacity that maximizes any battery’s lifespan. Because it has two 2.4A Smart Ports, you can charge two devices at the same time, and also take advantage of the USB-C port for electronics that use that type of cord. This power bank has a maximum charging speed of 25 watts while charging the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, and allows you to completely charge your phone about five times from a sole charge.
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