Samsong Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra Review

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Samsung announced the release of their Galaxy S20 series which became available for purchase on March 6, 2020.

If the law of rounding up is applied, the starting price of each is a $1000.

All S20 series support 5G network. With revolutionary 8K Video Snap changing how you capture not just video, but photography. Add in Samsung Knox security, an intelligent battery, powerful processor, and massive storage — and the Galaxy S20 series unveils a whole new world for mobile.



The S20 series also have a lot of what we’ve come to expect from Samsung phones: great screens and lots of fun camera tricks. One of which is called “Single Take.” It’s available on all three models. You just tap a single button inside the camera and it begins snapping photos and pictures for 10 seconds. After that, the camera’s software automatically selects several neat pictures and videos with different effects, like a black-and-white filter or portrait mode with the background blurred behind the subject. It’s perfect for when you don’t know if you want to take a video or a picture. It just does it all for you.

But is the phone really worth that much, check out the full specifications bellow:

Full Specification


Dimensions & Weight



Display

Galaxy S20

6.2” Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2XInfinity-O Display (3200×1440)563 ppiHDR10+ certified120Hz refresh rate support

Galaxy S20+

6.7″ Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2XInfinity-O Display (3200×1440)525 ppiHDR10+ certified120Hz refresh rate support

Galaxy S20 Ultra

6.9″ Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2XInfinity-O Display (3200×1440)511ppiHDR10+ certified120Hz refresh rate support

Camera

Front Camera



Back camera

Galaxy S20

1. 12MP Ultra Wide Camera

  • Pixel size: 1.4μm
  • FOV: 120˚
  • F.No (aperture): F2.2

2. 12MP Wide-angle Camera

  • Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS
  • Pixel size: 1.8μm
  • FOV: 79˚
  • F.No (aperture): F1.8
  • 1/1.76″ image sensor size

3. 64MP Telephoto Camera

  • Pixel size: 0.8μm
  • FOV: 76˚
  • F.No (aperture): F2.0
  • Hybrid Optic Zoom 3x
  • Super Resolution Zoom up to 30x

OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

Tracking AF



Galaxy S20+

1. 12MP Ultra Wide Camera

  • Pixel size: 1.4μm
  • FOV: 120˚
  • F.No (aperture): F2.2

2. 12MP Wide-angle Camera

  • Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS
  • Pixel size: 1.8μm
  • FOV: 79˚
  • F.No (aperture): F1.8
  • 1/1.76″ image sensor size

3. 64MP Telephoto Camera

  • Pixel size: 0.8μm
  • FOV: 76˚
  • F.No (aperture): F2.0

4. Depth Vision Camera

Space Zoom

  • Hybrid Optic Zoom 3x
  • Super Resolution Zoom up to 30x

OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

Tracking AF

Galaxy S20 Ultra

1. 12MP Ultra Wide Camera

  • Pixel size: 1.4μm
  • FOV: 120˚
  • F.No (aperture): F2.2

2. 108MP Wide-angle Camera

  • PDAF, OIS
  • Pixel size: 0.8μm (12MP 2.4μm)
  • FOV: 79˚
  • F.No (aperture): F1.8

3. 48MP Telephoto Camera

  • Pixel size: 0.8μm (12MP 1.6μm)
  • FOV: 24˚
  • F.No (aperture): F3.5

4. DepthVision Camera

Space Zoom

  • Hybrid Optic Zoom 10x
  • Super Resolution Zoom up to 100x

OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

Tracking AF



Intelligent features

  • Scene Optimizer
  • Shot suggestions
  • Flaw Detection

Camera modes

  • Single Take
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Pro
  • Panorama
  • Food
  • Night
  • Live focus
  • Live focus Video
  • Pro Video
  • Super Slow-mo
  • Slow motion
  • Hyperlapse

Useful features

Camera settings bar

  • VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
  • Full view
  • Timer

Camera settings menu

  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Grid lines
  • Floating Shutter button
  • Motion photos
  • Location tags
  • Quick launch

AR features

  • AR Doodle
  • Quick Measure
  • 3D Scanner

Video
Recording

Resolution

  • 8K video recording at 24 fps(7680×4320)
  • 4K UHD video recording at 60 fps(3840×2160)
  • 1080p FHD video recording at 60 fps(1920×1080)
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps(1280×720)

Shooting speed

  • Super steady
  • Super Slow-mo720p video support at 960 fps
  • Slow motion1080p video support at 240 fps
  • Hyperlapse1080p video support

Other

  • HDR10+ recording
  • VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
  • Digital zoom up to 20x on Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Digital zoom up to 12x on Galaxy S20 and S20+
  • High CRI LED Flash
  • Tracking AF
  • Take 33MP still photos while playing 8K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video location tags

Performance

Battery
Capacity

Galaxy S20

  • 4000mAh

Galaxy S20+

  • 4500mAh

Galaxy S20 Ultra

  • 5000mAh

Charging

  • Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
  • Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless

Wireless PowerShare



Network & Connectivity

5G

  • 5G Non-Standalone (NSA), Standalone (SA), Sub6 / mmWave

LTE

  • Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LTE Cat.20
  • Up to 2.0Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload

Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM
  • Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 1.2Gbps Upload

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)

AP

  • 7㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor * 2.7㎓ (Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.5㎓ + 2㎓
  • 7㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor * 2.8㎓ (Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.4㎓ + 1.8㎓

Memory

Galaxy S205G

  • 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage

LTE

  • 8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage

Galaxy S20+5G

  • 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 512GB internal storage
  • 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 256GB internal storage
  • 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage

LTE

  • 8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage

Galaxy S20 Ultra5G/LTE

  • 16GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 512GB internal storage
  • 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 256GB internal storage
  • 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage

Expandable
Memory & SIM Card

Single SIM model: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)

Dual SIM model (Hybrid SIM slot): one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)



OS

  • Android 10

Audio

Stereo speakers and Earphones sound by AKG

  • Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)

Ultra high quality audio playback

  • UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support
  • PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128

Audio playback format

  • MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF

Bluetooth

  • Dual Audio: connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.
  • Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.

Recording

  • Recording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that minimizes distortion in noisy environments.

Video

Video playback format

  • MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

TV connection

  • Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30 fps)
  • Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)

Water Resistance

  • IP68.
IP68 is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach or pool use

Sensors & Buttons

Sensors

  • Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gyro sensor
  • Geomagnetic sensor
  • Hall sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • RGB Light sensor

Buttons

  • Power and Bixby key
  • Volume key

Security

Security

  • Knox platform: real-time monitoring and protection.
  • Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee)
  • Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to isolate and protect content such as apps, photos, movies, and private files.

Authentication

  • Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
  • Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition



2 comments

  1. Lovely specs, except the 4000-5000mAh that I think can be improved on especially considering RAM, network strength, display and storage. Can’t they be the first to give us a 7500mAh?

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