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Unboxing Photos of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Unboxing Photos of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Hi everyone,

Yesterday, I got the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, with its 108MP and 8K recording being the main features that led me to purchase it. I intend to use its camera to take lots of photos and take early advantage of its 8K recording mode. The photos on this post were taken with my previous phone: the Samsung Galaxy S9+.

Let’s begin the unboxing with the box, which is similar to previous Samsung Galaxy phones:

As soon as we open it, we see the Samsung S20 Ultra 5G phone:

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We then see the charger, as well as its other extras:

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Taking everything off the box, here’s the content, which also includes a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C headset tuned by AKG:

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With the phone flipped:

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Here we have a closer look to the cameras:

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The phone charger has a USB-C port:

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Here’s a closer look to the USB-C cable:

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And here’s a closer look to the USB-C headset tuned by AKG. They look similar to the headset that came with the Samsung Galaxy S9+, but with a USB-C connector instead of the 3.5mm jack:

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On the other part of the box, the documentation is included:

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After the SIM card is inserted, it’s time to turn it on:

It prompted us to restart the phone as soon as it turned on:

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We can then migrate the data from our previous phone to the Samsung S20 Ultra 5G:

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Photo taken with my Sony FDR-AX33 camera.

After this process is finished and we have also finished configuring the phone, we can start to use our new phone:

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I’ll be posting images taken with the S20 Ultra so you can see the quality of them. Note that this site is configured to scale large pictures and that they are optimized for web display, but you should still be able to get an idea of how the pictures looks on this brand-new phone.

Until next time!

How to Install and use BOINC in the Samsung Galaxy Gear

How to Install and use BOINC in the Samsung Galaxy Gear

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I installed BOINC in my Samsung Galaxy Gear device, the original model which came with Android and later was replaced with Tizen. Installing BOINC may be a little tricky, because the Gear doesn’t have Wifi, so we have to do some steps to “trick” the gear into thinking it has internet. Fortunately, the steps are easy, and I’ll give the steps to you below:

Samsung Galaxy Gear with NativeBOINC

PLEASE NOTE I am not responsible if you brick your device following these steps. They are straightforward but you must follow instructions carefully. Bricking of the device may occur as with any other device when trying to flash images and root the device. You have been warned.

  1. First, if your Galaxy Gear has Tizen installed, you must downgrade to Android. Please be sure your model is exactly SM-V700, otherwise you’ll brick your device:
    Follow the guide here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2776157
  2. Root your Galaxy Gear (Needed for Android Reverse Tethering to work): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47115651&postcount=2
  3. I personally didn’t install Wondershare, so you’ll need to use Android ADB to install APKs to your device. Get it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47126840&postcount=23
  4. Follow this guide to be able to give your gear Internet Connection. Bluetooth tethering steps are not necessary since you can attach your gear to your PC and use the Android Reverse Tethering software: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=48950150&postcount=2
  5. Download NativeBoinc latest APK (Click Here)
  6. Download Flit Keyboard. You’ll need to use a 3rd party tool to download the APK, or find it on the internet. This is needed since the Gear doesn’t comes with a keyboard installed
  7. Install the NativeBOINC APK using ADB following the instructions found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47126840&postcount=23
  8. Install Flit Keyboard APK using the same steps as above.
  9. Now you’re READY! Open NativeBOINC, configure it to your liking and add projects 🙂 Happy Crunching!!

The Galaxy Gear has a dual core 800MHz Exynos CPU, so NativeBOINC will crunch 2 tasks at a time! You can check this out by downloading the CPU-Z APK and installing it to your Galaxy Gear.

I Hope these steps where useful and you manage to use your Gear to crunch tasks.

UPDATE: My Galaxy Gear died XD. Be careful doing this, as the battery may not last