Samsung’s known to offer more than a single variant to appeal to every consumer’s lifestyle. That’s where Samsung’s true versatility lies—their wide range of products for different types of users. For this year’s Samsung flagship phones, we’re offered again not one, but three flagships! Each more exceptional (and expensive!) than the former. We’re seeing the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra all dramatically equipped with the industry’s best. Want one? Then there’s definitely an S20 that’s perfectly just for you.
To summarize our Galaxy S20 unveiling article, we’re looking at bigger displays, newer chipsets, ginormous storage and battery, and colossal cameras. The Galaxy S20 starts onwards from the Galaxy S10’s shadow, reimagining most of its specs and design. We’re looking at huge updates in photo and video capabilities, design, display and screen size as well as battery.
The Galaxy S20 houses the most basic (yet very impressive) camera specs. We’re talking rear cameras at 12MP main, 64MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom, and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. Plus, a 10 MP front camera. This year these big upgrades are already considered as the least of those offered by the S20 line. Recorded videos from this beast starts at 8K.
If that’s not enough, the S20+ and S20 Ultra houses another camera feature particularly the recent tech of time-of-flight sensor. This range imaging camera sensor is especially useful for capturing moving and long distance subjects.
S20+ camera specs take off just slightly from the S20. Other than the time-of-flight sensor, everything else about the camera is basically the same. So if you’re going for the camera specs, the S20+ upgrade might not be what you need. What might interest you is the S20 Ultra, the one that’s truly equipped with monstrous cameras. A whole 108 MP main lens, 48 MP telephoto with 10x optical zoom, 12 MP ultra- wide, and time-of-flight sensor is what you’ll get. Plus, it has the so-called Space Zoom which can zoom up to 100x!
Great cameras come with great storage and memory. The S20 and S20+ get 128 GB each in storage and 8 GB in memory equally. The S20 Ultra however, is presented with an extra 12 GB memory. All variants are capable of expandable storage at 1TB!
You also won’t worry about battery life. The Galaxy S20 line may have amped their batteries from the S10 but there’s only minimal changes in its weight and size. You’ll be getting for each variant respectively 4000 mAh, 4500 mAh, and 5000 mAh. There’s a fast charging wire boxed with all of them nonetheless. The capacity differences however between the three still matter significantly in the overall battery life.
It also goes without saying that the screen sizes grow larger respectively. The smartphones start from 6.2 inch, 6.7 inch, and 6.9 inch screen. This is where the S20+ weighs better than the S20 if you’re liking a bigger screen. The displays remain the same Dynamic AMOLED, just with an updated Refresh Rate to 120 Hz from the S10’s 60 Hz. Bezels are slimmer than the S10 (barely noticeable) and the screen to body ratio’s now at 20:9 (S10’s at 19:9).
The Samsung S20 Ultra has replaced Samsung’s slightly more affordable option, the “E” series, providing with it heavier specs instead of stripping it. This is probably due to the fact that each S20 spec exactly makes it S20. Should a significant S20 spec be stripped, then the smartphone’s more akin to the S10 than the S20.
All variants perform well by each housing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 (depending on region), the latest processors so far this year. When it comes to mobile data, only the S20 Ultra is 5G ready.
So in a nutshell, if you just want the latest Galaxy S series phone that won’t break your wallet that much, go for the Galaxy S20. If you need a slightly bigger phone, get the Galaxy S20+. Now if you want the best of them all and want to be one of the first to use the networks’ 5G connectivity, then get the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
The Galaxy S20 line’s main strength is on its consistency. An optimum flagship phone remains an optimum flagship phone regardless if it’s the cheapest or the most expensive of the line. If there’s anything else the S20 line proves, it should be that you can never go wrong with any one you choose. Whatever suits you best will certainly serve you good.