Samsung Galaxy S20
Manufactured by Samsung
- 120Hz refresh rate screen
- Large screen
- Upgraded chipset
- Large rear camera bump
- No headphone jack
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Review
The 3-Minute Samsung Galaxy S20 Review
Impressive Flagship Samsung Smartphone
By Rachel Hutson | 15 February 2020
Samsung has finally announced the hugely anticipated new S series. Expected to be released in March 2020, the Samsung Galaxy S20 is all you expected and more.
The design of the S series is basic, except for the rear camera setup. The body is an Aluminum frame with Gorilla Glass 6 front and back with a flat screen as they have moved away from the curved screen with this new lineup. The color options are better than the S20+ and S20 Ultra with four colors available, gray, blue, pink, and white. The S20 has a dust and water resistance rating of IP68.
The screen is a dynamic AMOLED 2x capacitive touchscreen, 6.2-inches in size with a 120Hz refresh rate. Android 10.0 and One UI 2 overlay operating system, Exynos 990 chipset, octa-core CPU, 128GB memory 8GB RAM, and powered by a 4000mAh battery. Fast charging 25W, 15W wireless charging, USB type C, Bluetooth 5.0, 5G download speeds and extra memory slot.
The cameras are a Triple setup on the rear consisting of a 12MP wide-angle, 64MP telephoto, 12MP ultra-wide. The front selfie camera is a 10MP f/2.2, 26mm (wide) selfie camera.
Features & Design: 4/5 | Performance: 4/5 | Value: 4/5 | Battery Life: 4/5
The Samsung Galaxy S20 triple-lens camera setup is impressive as all the sensors are larger. The night-time photos are clearer due to the larger sensors capturing more light in low light conditions limiting blur and noise. The ultra-wide lens did decrease in MP from 16MP to 12MP, but the sensors are larger which provides a clearer image.
The 8K video allows for a bigger range when doing postproduction-edits and cropping without sacrificing detail.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 8K and 4K videos are stuck at 24fps, and advanced steady stabilization doesn’t cover this range of quality leaving you with unsteady video in 4k/8k.
The battery size may drain excessively due to the 5G, and the S20 has the smallest battery of the new Series line-up.
Is it for you?
The Galaxy S20 offers you a high quality smooth, fully immersive screen and unique gaming setup due to the memory, RAM and chipset upgrades. So, if you want to upgrade then, this will be the best premium option.
What we like
The Samsung Galaxy may not be as advanced as the S20+ and S20 Ultra regarding the chipset, battery and cameras but the screen all on its own will make you fall in love with it. The dynamic AMOLED 6.2’’ screen and the impressive 120Hz refresh rate is the best on a smartphone to date.
What we don’t like
The multiple upgrades have led to the loss of the headphone jack, which has always been on the S Series till now.
After all these upgrades, the S20 has fallen short in terms of price as it is still more expensive than the previous generations but lacks in the stats to the S10 Pro in some areas.
Should you buy it?
The real issue we have with this device is the price. For the same price you could get an S10 Pro but again, we don’t have the 5G network download speeds, 120Hz screen refresh rate, advanced security settings and a few other features you get with the S20. It boils down to what suits you and your pocket, none the less you won’t be disappointed if you decide to get this phone.