The best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra


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.

PowerA MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller

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.

NexDock Touch

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.

Whitestone Dome Glass Screen Protector

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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Galaxy Buds Live

Photo shows Samsung's Buds Live in Mystic Bronze in a matching wireless charging case

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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ANC Type-C Earphones

Photo shows Samsung ANC Type-C earphones in black

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.

Samsung Fast Wireless Charger Stand 15W

Photo shows a black Samsung fast wireless charger stand, suitable for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra

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.

$66 from Mobile Fun

Anker Powerline II USB-C Cable

Photo shows a black Anker PowerLine II USB-C cable

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.

Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 45mm Andy Boxall/Digital Trends

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.

$339 from Amazon

Official Samsung Silicone Cover

Photo shows a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 phone in a soft silicone case

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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Otterbox Symmetry Series Glitter Case

Photo shows a clear glitter phone case from OtterBox

You can never have too much sparkle in your life, and this clear glitter case from Otterbox is the perfect way to add an extra bit of bling to your phone — while also offering some pretty serious protection. Its polycarbonate and synthetic rubber construction protect your phone against drops, while raised bumpers give additional cushioning for the screen. It’s slim too, so it won’t add bulk when you’re carrying your phone in your pocket.

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SanDisk Extreme 256GB MicroSD Card

Photo shows the Sandisk Extreme MicroSD Card 256GB and adapter

With the Note 20 Ultra sporting 256GB storage as standard, you’ve already got a decent amount of storage space, but you could always use more. The Note 20 Ultra supports expansion of up to 1TB via MicroSD card (the Note 20 misses out on MicroSD card expansion, unfortunately). We’d recommend this 256GB card from SanDisk, a name you can trust for speed, performance, and reliability. It comes with a handy adapter for transferring files to and from your PC, and offers up to 160MBps read and 90MBps write speeds. If you prefer, you can pick up this card in other sizes including 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 512GB, and even 1TB.

RAVPower 30W Portable Power Bank

With an impressive 26,800mAh capacity, this power bank from RAVPower makes flat battery worries a thing of the past. There’s a USB-C port as well as two 2.4A iSmart Ports, which automatically detect and identify the charging input to match your devices with the required current. It charges the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra at the maximum speed of 25 watts, and you should be able to fully charge your phone around five times from a single charge. You can also charge two devices at once.

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