Samsung’s 2020 range from the Galaxy S flagship series includes the Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra. At three different price points from these three Samsung catering, the phones showcase the raw power of the hardware backed by good software features. All three phones run Exynos 990 without 5G support as the technology may take some time to reach the Indian coast. The major differences between the Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra are: display size, camera and battery capacity. The 6.9-inch S20 Ultra with 16GB of RAM may sound overblown, but the Galaxy S20 + strikes the right balance of your hardware without putting the camera in front of you beyond your need for some time after using the Samsung Galaxy S20 +, here’s our review
Samsung Galaxy S20+ design and display
Featuring all glass designs, Samsung opted for the Punchhole Infinity-O display with minimal bezels. The devices feature a neat look and feel premium to the touch. The Galaxy S20 + looks neat and feels premium to the touch. The build quality is striking but the overall design isn’t something you haven’t seen before. In fact, it looks like an extension of the mid-range design language. The Galaxy S20 + comes in Gray, Blue and Black options, and the look depends a lot on the color you prefer.
It’s a slim and light phone that easily fits in the hand. Samsung has opted for a rectangular rear camera module with quad-camera setup. The camera module has a noticeable bump that you need to protect. Overall, it looks nice but it does look better than the flagship charm and somewhat better than the S10 + or Note 10.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ display
Samsung has upped the display quality in the S20 range. Without a doubt, this year’s best display lays on this year’s flagship Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S20 + a 6.7-inch Quad HD + Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with refresh rate support up to 120Hz (only for full HD resolution). The display is HDR10 + Certified and has a pixel density of 525 ppi. As far as the 120Hz refresh rate is concerned, you will have the option to choose between Quad HD + 60Hz or 120Hz at Full HD resolution. Samsung claims that there will be no noticeable change in battery life if you opt for a 120Hz refresh rate.
Enjoy watching movies and playing games on the Galaxy S20 +. The display is rich in quality and crisp with vibrant color production. When using the phone you can easily create a premium display panel and it will definitely feel like an upgrade. With sunlight readability even at moderate brightness levels, the Galaxy S20 + will please you with contrast and overall quality.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ camera
There is a quad camera setup on the back of the Galaxy S20 +. The quad camera setup of the Galaxy S20 + includes 64MP telephoto with F 2.0 aperture, 12MP wide-angle with F1.8 aperture, 12MP ultra-wide with F2.2 aperture and a depth sensor. There is a 3x hybrid optical zoom and up to 30x digital zoom. On the front, there is a selfie camera of 10MP with aperture of f2.2. As far as zoom is concerned, images up to 10X are fine but beyond that it is redundant. The selfie camera is gentle for social media use
In terms of 8K video recording, all models can shoot 8K continuously, however, while maintaining consistency, files can be stored in 4GB batches. These videos can be uploaded to YouTube and screenshots of 8K videos can produce 33MP photos. There’s a new feature called Space Zoom that lets you zoom into high-resolution photos and crop and snap a new photo from here. Samsung claims that the new camera features like Night Hyperlap, as well as improved super uninterrupted mode for photo and video shooting. Tick Talk has a new feature for creators called Single Tech that creates a 10-second video using a different lens. With this mode you will find various output files of live focus, cropped, ultra wide and more that can be shared together. Also, there is a new feature called Quick Share that lets you share content between two Galaxy phones nearby.
Talking about the overall camera quality, the device is intended for content creators but you will miss the headphone jack 3.5mm mic when recording video. The quality of the camera is really great and you would love to click the photo on it. Sure, there are plenty of options for pro smartphone photographers, but this phone will easily please amateur photographers who mostly rely on auto settings.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ performance and battery life
Running the latest Exynos 990 processor with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, the device is a workhorse. Be it multi-tasking, streaming or gaming, the S20 + is a smooth performance. No big problem as the device heats up a bit on regular use. Also, there is support for microSD card up to 1 TB. It is backed by a 4500mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. You need to charge your phone every day.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ verdict
For those who want a real multimedia experience on a smartphone, this is the Android flagship. If you are a YouTuber or someone who takes content creation seriously, the Galaxy S20 + provides all the firepower you need. With top-notch hardware and decent software, the Galaxy S20 + is one of the best Android flagships to buy easily. However, there are certain things to keep in mind, such as the 120Hz refresh rate or 8K camera may not be as valuable in daily use. But then as we said, the phone gives you one of the best specs of an Android phone.