Get ready Samsung fans, there’s a lot coming your way in 2021 as the Company has announced three of its flagship models coming out this year. The new models are the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. So far, they’re known as the upgrades of S10, S10+ and S10 5G. So, let’s take a look at all of these three new arrivals and make some research as to which model will suit you the best.
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All Samsung Galaxy S20 models have a roughly similar design, with front and back metalcore and glass, a punch hole camera and minimal bezels. All devices with curved edges have this Infinity-O display.
In all of these phones, Samsung has packed a 120Hz display, obviously all sizes are different. This 120Hz display is however just 1080p compatible instead of the maximum 1440p resolution of 60Hz.
On the back of all smartphones is a large camera bump – the cameras do not even attempt to merge together, they are designed to differentiate themselves by this generation of phones. They have both the Samsung Exynos 990 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the same core hardware depending on the region in which you buy the phone.
The 12GB RAM is there in all three devices but the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra drives you a step ahead with 16GB of RAM. This is where all the similarities are done and dusted.
Apart from all these details that we just mentioned, there are a lot of differences as well in these three phones. Let’s take a closer look at the things that are different in these devices.
Build and dimensions
- Samsung Galaxy S20: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm
- Samsung Galaxy S20+: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 166.9 x 76 x 8.8mm
We’re talking about the different dimensions because these three models differ largely in sizes. The overall design and build quality are perhaps almost the same but physically, they all look very different and there’s a variety of sizes with some models reaching 15mm in height.
It also reminds you of the size difference between the previous models such as S10 and S10 5G from last year. The S20 series is bigger than the S10 series for obvious reasons but the S20 series is coming in smaller bezels.
- Samsung Galaxy S20: 6.2-inch, 120Hz
- Samsung Galaxy S20+: 6.7-inch, 120Hz, 3200 x 1440 pixels
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 6.9-inch, 120Hz
If we talk about the display then S20 comes at the last spot with 6.2-inches display. The S20+ sits in the middle with a display of 6.7-inches and the S20 Ultra is at the top with an amazing and lush 6.9-inches display.
All of these displays are AMOLED and they offer an amazing 120Hz refresh rate. However, you will be able to use that luxury only at Full HD+. It won’t be available on the highest Quad HD+ resolution.
- Samsung Galaxy S20: 4000mAh
- Samsung Galaxy S20+: 4500mAh
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 5000mAh
The Galaxy S20 has a battery of 4000mAh, the S20 + comes with a cell of 4500mAh and the S20 Ultra carries a battery of 5000mAh. It also gives us the idea of who is going to last the longer race in terms of battery. The S20 larger devices will last longer than the smaller ones despite their need to drive a larger display.
Over recent years, this is the reality in which larger devices have done better than smaller devices. However, the S20 Ultra shows that the demand for the battery is quite high, particularly when using the camera, so reviewers should look at the battery life thoroughly.
- S20: 12MP main, 64MP telephoto, 12MP ultra wide
- S20+: 12MP main, 64MP telephoto, 12MP ultra wide, ToF
- S20 Ultra: 108MP main, 48MP 10x telephoto, 12MP ultra wide, ToF
The real difference that Samsung brings in these devices is perhaps the quality of cameras. Also, this is perhaps the most impressive aspect of these devices. First of all, apart from the inclusion of a time-of-flight sensor in the S20 +, the design of the Galaxy S20 and the S20 + are practically the same.
This sensor can make no real difference. We saw a range of 2019 phones and none of them provided any different kind of experience with the flight time sensor. The cameras are somewhat similar to a new 12-megapixel sensor with humongous 1.8µm pixels that should work amazingly in low light. Also, both of these devices have a 64-megapixel telephoto camera.
When it comes to the camera setup of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, we believe it is completely different to the other two. The thing that we found common on these cameras is the 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle. The Galaxy S20 has a 108-megapixel sensor for the main camera.
It is being paired with a 48-megapixel telephoto that is a 10x hybrid optic periscope lens. This deadly and lethal combination will give you 100x zoom but people call it a gimmick as the photos at 100x zoom look extremely terrible.
So how do you choose and pick the phone with the best camera? We believe that it would be too early to make a statement on this matter but the Galaxy S20 Ultra does have some loopholes in its camera system. We just feel that the Galaxy S20+ might get picked by many as a better camera phone.
- S20 Ultra: £1199, $1399.99
- S20+: £999, $1199.99
- S20: £799 (4G), £899 (5G), $999 (5G)
The prices of these devices differ greatly and this is commonly expressed in the size of the display, but the core power is very much the same for both devices. Clearly, the S20 Ultra is asking a huge price and the Galaxy S20 + could be a better option for many customers around the world because of its features and affordability.
The Galaxy S20 comes at a lower cost as a 4G handset and it is important to note that the prices and models will vary across different countries and regions.
Galaxy S20 devices from Samsung are designed to cover all pillars. The basic experience on these phones will be identical and they should all work at a similar level in a similar way, with the same software and the same core hardware.
You’d definitely experience the awesome AMOLED displays and the Galaxy S20+ has an edge over the others when we talk about size and balance of features.
The only hidden secret is the exact camera performance of all of these models and little do we know that the S20 Ultra has disappointed with its camera if we look at its high specifications.
The S20 Ultra eventually provides a great deal but is very expensive. We believe the Galaxy S20 + will be the phone you want and the S20 Ultra for those who want a larger screen.