If you are excited about the newly revealed Samsung S20 line and you already discarded the Galaxy S20 because you are determined to acquire a larger phone, the only thing you need is to choose between the S20 Plus or the S20 Ultra. These two telephones are very similar, but when you go deeper into their specifications, observe that there are some notable differences between them. We compare the Galaxy S20 Plus vs. S20 Ultra so that, informed, you decide what is for you.
|Galaxy S20 Plus||Galaxy S20 Ultra|
|Size||161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm (6.37 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches)||166.9 x 76 x 8.8mm (6.57 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches)|
|Weight||186 grams (6.56 ounces)||220 grams (7.76 ounces)|
|screen||6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED (525 pixels-per-inch)||6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED (511 pixels-per-inch)|
|Resolution||3,200 x 1,440 pixels||3,200 x 1,440 pixels|
|OS||Android 10||Android 10|
|Storage||128, 512GB||128, 512GB|
|MicroSD card slot||S||S|
|Tap-to-pay services||Samsung Pay, Google Pay||Samsung Pay, Google Pay|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865|
|Camera||12-megapixels, 64MP telephoto, ultra-wide 12MP telephoto and rear ToF sensor, 10MP front||108-megapixels, 48MP telephoto, ultra-wide 12MP telephoto and rear ToF sensor, 40MP front|
|Video||8K at 30 fps, 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps, 720p at 960 fps||8K at 30 fps, 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps, 720p at 960 fps|
Fast charge (25W)
Qi wireless charging
Fast charge (45W)
Qi wireless charging
|App Store||Google Play Store||Google Play Store|
|Compatible networks||All major operators||All major operators|
|Colors||Cosmic gray, cloud blue, cosmic black||Cosmic Gray, Cosmic Black|
|Prices||$ 1,200 dollars||$ 1,400 dollars|
|Acquire it with||Samsung, AT&T||Samsung, AT&T|
Design, screen and durability
Both the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra are large devices with similar designs. The first difference you notice is that the S20 Ultra is larger and considerably heavier. The glass on the back is curved in both, but the camera module in the upper left is different in the Ultra; It is wider and includes the legend Space Zoom 100X. The S20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch AMOLED screen that is slightly larger than the 6.7-inch S20 Plus AMOLED. Both screens are of superior quality; they have HDR10 + certification and have a 120Hz update frequency that offers a fluid experience that particularly enchant the gamers. Since the S20's screen is smaller, it is also slightly stronger, although the difference is difficult to notice. Both have an IP68 rating, which means they can be submerged in up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes and will not suffer any damage. In this sense there is little to divide them; There will be those who prefer the larger screen of the S20 Ultra and those who feel that the S20 Plus is easier to handle.
Performance, battery and charge
In both you will find the very capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor; Samsung Exynos 990 is included in some markets instead. The standard version comes with 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with the possibility of expanding that with a MicroSD card. While both phones are available in a 512GB variant of storage, only the S20 Ultra has additional RAM, the most expensive model offers 16GB. He performed in both being fast and fluid. These phones are prepared for the most demanding applications and games. They can also store many games and applications in RAM, so you can easily switch to do something else and then pick up exactly where you stayed. The S20 Ultra has 500mAh more battery that will probably help it last longer than the S20 Plus between charges, although it also has a larger screen to give energy. Both include a 25W charger, but the S20 Ultra also supports fast 45W charging if you purchase a separate fast charger. In addition, they can wirelessly charge other devices thanks to Samsung's Wireless PowerShare function.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
This category is where the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra gets the most obvious victory, because although both have impressive and versatile cameras, the Ultra is clearly superior. The S20 Ultra boasts a main lens of 108 megapixels, a 48MP telephoto and an ultra wide angle of 12MP in the rear camera. The S20 Plus offers a 12MP main lens, a 64MP telephoto and an ultra wide angle 12MP. The main difference here, in terms of its capabilities, is that the Ultra camera has a 10x optical zoom and a 100x digital zoom, compared to 3x and 30x in the S20 Plus. If you need all that zoom or not, be a topic of debate. However, fans of selfies enjoy the 40MP front camera of the Ultra, which offers more details than the 10MP of the S20 Plus. Both have the ability to capture video in up to 8K. In addition, Samsung promises an improved artificial intelligence that will help you capture the best photos in any situation, in addition to sensors larger than the previous phones of the brand, to absorb more light and have a better performance in poorly lit situations.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Software and updates
Both the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra have Android 10 with One UI 2.0, which arrives simpler and cleaner than in previous versions, in addition to (something important in large-sized phones) is easier to use with one hand. The software update scheduled for both of them is probably the same, so neither has any obvious advantage here.
Both have support for 5G connectivity. Although the S20 is only compatible with sub-6 5G networks, both the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra offer support for sub-6 and mmWave technologies.
Price and availability
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra will be available through a wide range of stores and operators. The price of the S20 Plus starts at $ 1,200 dollars; the S20 Ultra in the $ 1,400 dollars.
If you place an advance order between February 21 and March 5, you can get $ 150 dollars in Samsung credit with the S20 Plus and $ 200 dollars in Samsung credit with the S20 Ultra. The exchange of eligible devices can also save you up to $ 700 dollars.
The winner: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
As you can imagine, the S20 Ultra is the champion of this confrontation. We mention the differences between these exceptional cameras, the larger screen of the S20 Ultra, the most powerful battery and the fastest charging potential. On the other hand, the S20 Ultra is probably somewhat bulky for some people, and is considerably more expensive. The S20 Plus is still an impressive device and may be a better option for some people, but if you are looking for the most powerful, the Ultra is for you.