Samsung has not used the MWC for a long time to present its range caps. And this time, he has done it in style, with 4 new devices. The new Galaxy S20 are now official and available in three different models: Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20 + and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Both arrive accompanied by the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip (the new folding in shell format).
These new phones are very easy at present, because they are actually the first high-end of this year so their characteristics are the best in the market in practically all facets. Samsung has left nothing, large cameras, 5G connection, good design and a somewhat questionable price that although it does not rise too much in the initial model, it goes to more than 1349 in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The question you are asking yourself is … They're worth it? Let's talk a little about them to get out of doubt.
The new Samsung Galaxy S20 go for all, are very similar and all have a 5G variant
Do not doubt it, Samsung arrives to revalidate the title of its best high-end and does it premiering the Galaxy S20 Ultra model, a model that last year we saw as Galaxy S10 5G and that did not end up having a pull (at least in the majority from markets where Samsung sells its phones). In fact, we believe that 5G networks are still green but when you buy a phone of so much money, think about the future and that is where Samsung puts all its range caps, because it gives you the option of getting them as you want except in the Ultra model that is only available with 5G ( and we like that). In addition, if you choose the 4G model you do not miss anything, just a little RAM in some models that the common user will not notice (and the advanced one also).
As usual, the S20 will use the Exynos 990 processor in most markets and in others such as the United States or Asia, they will opt for Snapdragon 865. In the absence of official benchmarks we do not know which model to be the most powerful although this year it seems that will be very even.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 are focused on photographic capabilities, and it shows
You don't have to be too smart to realize that Samsung completely changed the design of the rear cameras to focus on the photo and high-end cameras on a mobile. In fact, it has adopted a distribution similar to that used by other brands (such as Huawei, for example).
In these new S20 we find sensors of many ms megapixels (although it may not be necessary). The most basic model equips a 64 MP sensor and the most powerful jumps up to 108 MP by equipping the sensor we see in the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 for a price of 3 times less (and that could be a problem). Now, it is possible that the quality of the cameras is superior in every way to everything in the market, we must see the verdict of DxOMark to know. Both phones can record in 8K and that's impressive. Of course, to record in 8K spend about 600 MB for every minute of video, 10 MB for every second.
They especially highlight the improvement in night photography (combining up to 9 pixels in 1) and the 100X zoom star that has the Galaxy S20 Ultra, although in reality this last one will not help you for much more than taking photos to the moon. We believe that the cameras will be the best, there is no doubt about that. And there's a big hit, the Galaxy S20 Ultra can't record with the 960fps super slow motion that others have.
Samsung has not risked the design, and has now included the most comfortable
There is nothing written about design and many of you may not agree, but I think Samsung has chosen to go for sure this year, mount an Infinity-O display panel with a single selfie camera centered which is the least annoying of all current configurations. This selfie camera has autofocus for great quality but we no longer have an iris sensor as in the previous models. It is a small notch, very little annoying. Undoubtedly, we believe that this is currently the best decision they have been able to take and not put the selfie cameras aside as in previous years (something quite annoying) and giving up the notch waterdrop that is still, visually, more annoying than this option. That's right, this year no facial recognition as in the previous ones.
In its construction we found something very continuistic to what we saw in the Note 10 and Galaxy S10, metal and glass of a very good quality. That's right, there is no headphone jack and the truth is that we don't like it. Surely continue to mount one of the best screens on the market although this time it jumps at 120 Hz. But there is a curious detail, to see the screen at 120 Hz, use the Full HD + resolution and we will not be able to use the Quad HD + although the latter is not used by almost anyone, unless you want to see how your battery is consumed even faster. Samsung allow use of 120 Hz in Quad HD + resolution 1 to 3 months later since its launch (by an update). The stereo sound and the new speakers included in the AKG brand box also deserve a special mention.
Finally, drums up to par!
And yes, if something has entered the rag (in addition to removing the audio jack) is to mount new large capacity batteries so that the 3400 mAh of the S10 are left. This new range starts at 4000 mAh in the most basic model to reach 5000 mAh in the Ultra model even if it shows in the weight of the mobile (about 220 grams and 2 grams more in the case of the 5G model). I do not think it is a bad setting, because these new 120 Hz screens will have a much higher consumption although by default they will work in 60 Hz mode to stretch the battery (which is not usually the strong Samsung).
All the features of the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra
In the following table you can see all the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Galaxy S20 +
Galaxy S20 Ultra
|Dimensions and weight||69.1 x 151.7 x 7.9 mm with a weight of 163 grams||73.7 x 161.9 x 7.8 mm with a weight of 186 grams||76.0 x 166.9 x 8.8 mm with a weight of 220 grams|
|screen||6.2 inch Quad HD +, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Infinty-O Display, HDR10 + and 120 Hz. Total size of 6.1 inches. With integrated fingerprint sensor. Protected with Gorilla Glass 6 in front and with Gorilla Glass 5 behind.||6.7 inch Quad HD +, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Infinty-O Display, HDR10 + and 120 Hz. Total size of 6.5 inches. With integrated fingerprint sensor. Protected with Gorilla Glass 6 in front and with Gorilla Glass 5 behind.||6.9 inch Quad HD +, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Infinty-O Display, HDR10 + and 120 Hz. Total size 6.7 inches. With integrated fingerprint sensor. Protected with Gorilla Glass 6 on both sides.|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 990 or Snapdragon 865 (7 nm, 8 cores at a maximum of 2.8 GHz).||Samsung Exynos 990 or Snapdragon 865 (7 nm, 8 cores at a maximum of 2.8 GHz).||Samsung Exynos 990 or Snapdragon 865 (7 nm, 8 cores at a maximum of 2.8 GHz).|
|RAM||5G: 12 GB of LDPDDR54G: 8 GB of LPDDR5||5G: 12 GB of LDPDDR54G: 8 GB of LPDDR5||5G: 16GB of LDPDDR5|
|Storage||128 GB UFS 3.1 with microSD up to 1 TB||128, 256 or 512 GB UFS 3.1 with microSD up to 1 TB||128, 256 or 512 GB UFS 3.1 with microSD up to 1 TB|
|Rear camera||Triple camera: 12 MP f / 2.2 with 120 and wide angle, 12 MP f / 1.8 with 79, Super Speed Dual Pixel AF along with a 64 MP telephoto with PDAF, f / 2.0, 76 and OIS.||Cudruple camera: 12 MP f / 2.2 with 120 and wide angle, 12 MP f / 1.8 with 79, Super Speed Dual Pixel AF along with a 64 MP telephoto with PDAF, f / 2.0, 76 and OIS. With a lens DepthVision (ToF sensor).||Cudruple camera: 12 MP f / 2.2 with 120 and wide angle, 108 MP f / 1.8 with 79, PDAF and OIS along with a 48 MP telephoto with PDAF, f / 3.5, 24 and OIS. With a DepthVision lens (ToF sensor).|
|Front camera||10 MP Dual Pixel with AF, f / 2.2 and 80.||10 MP Dual Pixel with AF, f / 2.2 and 80.||40 MP, PDAF, f / 2.2 and 80.|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 AX, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou, USB C, ANT + and NFC. With stereo speakers.||WiFi 802.11 AX, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou, USB C, ANT + and NFC. With stereo speakers.||WiFi 802.11 AX, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou, USB C, ANT + and NFC. With stereo speakers.|
|Battery||4000 mAh with 25W fast charging compatible with Quick Charge 2.0 and wireless fast charging. Able to charge other phones.||4500 mAh with 25W fast charging compatible with Quick Charge 2.0 and wireless fast charging. Able to charge other phones.||5000 mAh with fast 45W charging compatible with Quick Charge 2.0 and wireless fast charging. Able to charge other phones.|
|OS||OneUI based on Android 10.||OneUI based on Android 10.||OneUI based on Android 10.|
These phones will be available in Presale from February 21 and will arrive in stores next March 6. Here you can see all the prices of the Galaxy S20. If you want yours, stay tuned to our website because we will tell you how to buy it at a good price to be one of the first to have it. Do you think they are a good bet?