Review 60: December 18-2020 at 07:30 pm
The S20 and S20 Plus! What are the main features and specs of these devices? Are they worth it to upgrade? is it still worth buying? Let’s find out together.😈
Hello guys, Your hot Coffee or Tea, and in this review, I will discuss 2 Samsung devices, The devices are the S20 and S20 Plus. The biggest brother is the S20 Ultra, and there is a dedicated review about it available in the magazine.
Let’s start with the Galaxy S20 Plus: It is made from glass with an aluminum frame, The back comes with a protruding cameras and the front is occupied by the screen with a punch hole to house the front facing camera, The thickness of the device is 7.8mm, and it weighs 168g. The S20 comes with the same design but the protruding of the camera is less and the camera housing is smaller.
The thickness is 7.9mm and it weighs 163g, Both devices come with a screen that’s called Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O. The resolution is the same on both devices; QHD+, but they differ in size and density. The S20+ comes with a 6.7 screen with 525ppi. The S20 comes with a 6.2 with 563ppi.
The S20 comes with higher ppi because the screen is smaller. The S20+ comes with a bigger screen. These screens come with curved edges, but they are less curved than previous generations, Both screens support 120Hz frequency, but only with FHD+ resolution.The main frequency is the 60Hz, Both devices support HDR10+.
The S20+ comes with 4 rear cameras, The first one is Ultra Wide 12MP with 120 degrees of view. The second is a Wide lens 12MP with 79 degrees of view. The third one is the Telephoto 64MP with 76 degrees of view.
The fourth camera is the DepthVision, and it is for isolation. The front facing camera is 10MP with 80 degrees of view. The S20 comes with the same cameras except for the DepthVision sensor.
The device, though, take portrait photos, but they are not the same as the ones on the S20+.
Let’s discuss the photo experiment: The light and details are excellent, but the S20+ offers better details and sharpness. The colors are warm and more saturated on the S20. The ultra wide photos are similar on both devices, and the quality is satisfactory. HDR balance is good and the results are satisfactory, But the results vary from an angle to another.
Portraits are nearly the same except for the colors. It is a personal preference. Isolation is better on the S20+ as it comes with a DepthVision sensor. The S20 does support isolation, though.
You can install photography modes on both devices to enrich your experience, Both devices support Pro Mode to use with still photos, We tried to take photos in a nearly dark scenario, Both devices offer nearly the same results. The results, in general, are satisfactory, Both devices support wide and ultra wide selfies, Both devices offer a satisfactory result and are very similar except for the colors.
The isolation on the Portrait selfies are same, Both devices support a feature called Space Zoom. They support Hybrid zoom up to 30x, Both also support Super Resolution Zoom up to 30x, Both devices support Super Steady technology for better stabilized videos.
This technology only works with 1080p@30fps, Both devices support 8K@24fps videos, bu don’t expect high stabilization with this resolution.
The screens don’t support 8K so you’ll end up having to use external 8K screen to watch it, Both devices support 4K@60fps, And after experimenting, both devices offer the same satisfactory quality, Both support slo-mo with 720p@960fps. Both devices come with the Exynos 990 with 8 cores and 7nm build.
The GPU is the Mali-G77 MP11, In Geekbench app, the S20+ CPU scored 903 for single core and 2676 points for multi core.The S20 scored 459 points for single core and 2545 points for multicores. The multicore score is similar to the S20+.
In PUBG game, both devices started the game with high settings and HDR. The smoothness was excellent. The S20+ comes with 12GB of RAM and either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of onboard storage.
These specs are for the 5G version, which we have here. The LTE version comes with 8GB or RAM and 128GB of storage. The S20 comes with 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard storage.
I won’t talk about the 5G version of this device, Both support 2 SIM cards or a SIM card and as SD card up to 1TB, Both support WiFi Calling and VoLTE but it depends on your carrier.
As I mentioned before, the S20+ supports worldwide 5G band.
According to Samsung, this means that this device will work with 5G networks anywhere in the world, Both devices run Android 10 with One UI 2.1, which is light and easy to use. This UI supports dark mode, Knox and kids mode for parental control.
The UI also supports QuickShare feature, This technology enables you to share your files easily with other Samsung devices, It is similar to Apple’s AirDrop. The device also supports Game Booster mode, which provides better gaming performance.
Using the mode, you can control the battery performance while gaming and monitor the device heat, It also enables you to capture and record the screen while playing.
Both devices come with an in-display Ultra Sonic fingerprint sensor. The sensor offers satisfactory performance on both devices. Both support face recognition, but with using a 2D photo. I don’t advise using this method.
Both devices come with USB-C ports, bluetooth 5, NFC and both are compatible with Mada Pay service.
The battery on the S20+ is 4500mAh, while the S20’s battery is 4000mAh. Both support quick charing using 25w. Both support wireless charing and reverse wireless charging.
You can charge other devices that support Qi charging off this device. The boxes contain the device, plastic cover, quick charger, charging cable and USB-C AKG headphones.
For the pices: i dont know why The prices of this year have significantly increased compared to previous years! So Let’s check the pros and cons!
The designs are excellent and the build quality is very high, Both come with great displays that support 120Hz frequency, The hardware is honestly great on both of these devices.
Despite the fact that they’re not the (main) flagships of this year, Both devices offer high gaming performance.
The prices are a bit high!
The S20 camera experience is the lowest in this series, But this doesn’t mean that it is bad. On the contrary, it is excellent for the price you pay as it offers lots of features. Both of these devices have brought the best compatibility from Samsung in the S series.
This year, Samsung have brought great products, What they lack is a great front facing camera, which might come next year, though.
Also, people are concerned about the Exynos CPU as it performs differently than the Qualcomm version.
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