The new Samsung Galaxy S20 series consists of three variants, the regular S20, the S20 + and the S20 Ultra. The device differs slightly from previous years, but there are still many to choose from. We list the comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series for you.
Performance | Galaxy S20 Series Comparison
The devices powered by an excellent Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. The storage memory of the devices, introduced in February 2020, is 128 GB with the S20 and the S20 + and 128 GB or 512 GB with the S20 Ultra.
The amount of RAM in the devices varies considerably. The S20 4G has 8 GB of RAM. The 5G versions of the S20 + and S20 have 12 GB of RAM. The 128 GB version of the S20 Ultra also has 12 GB. The 512 GB version finally has 16 GB of Memory.
With these specifications, the devices are extremely fast. The amount of RAM is so great that you can easily switch between multiple intensive applications. All devices run on Android 10 with Samsung One UI 2.0. This interface is simpler and cleaner than previous versions and can also be used with one hand, which is also great on devices with a larger screen.
Display and Design Comparison
All three devices in the S20 series have the same AMOLED screen, with different screen sizes. The more expensive the device, the larger the screen (logically). The S20 has a 6.2-inch screen, the S20 a 6.7-inch and the S20 Ultra a huge 6.9-inch screen.
A refresh rate of 120Hz is possible on all three devices if you keep the resolution at Full HD. At a higher resolution, the battery drains quickly with this refresh rate. At this resolution, you are better off using a 60 Hz frequency.
Apart from the screen and the camera module, the devices are identical in appearance. The selfie camera of all variants is on the screen hole.
Due to the larger screens (and associated larger batteries), the devices differ considerably in weight. The weight ranges from 163 grams with the S20, to 186 grams with the S20 + and 220 grams with the S20 Ultra.
The Galaxy S20 has a 4,000 mAh battery, while the S20 + and S20 Ultra have a 4,500 mAh and 5,000 mAh battery respectively. The S20 Ultra probably has the longest battery life, despite the larger screen.
Wireless charging is possible with all devices (Qi wireless) with a maximum of 15W. The wired charging speed varies from 25W (S20 and S20 +) to 45W (S20 Ultra). Please note, a 25W charger is supplied with all devices. If you want to charge with 45W, you have to buy a separate 45W charger.
Camera Comparison|Galaxy S20 Series
As always, you will find the biggest differences with the camera module. The cameras of the Galaxy S20 and S20 + are almost identical, apart from an extra depth camera on the S20 +. Both devices have a 12-megapixel main camera, a 64-megapixel zoom camera (3x optical and up to 30x hybrid zoom) and a 12-megapixel panoramic lens.
The S20 Ultra, on the other hand, is completely different. The only similarity is the 12-megapixel main camera. The panorama camera has a 108-megapixel resolution. In combination with a 48-megapixel tenfold zoom lens, you can zoom in a total of 100x hybrid.
In the selfie area, the S20 Ultra is better than the other two. The 40-megapixel resolution on the S20 Ultra outperforms the 10-megapixel selfie camera on the other two devices. all s20 series makes it possible to record 8K video. And finally, artificial intelligence helps you optimize photos and videos.
Variants and Prices
From March 13, 2020, Galaxy S20 (899 euros for 4G and 999 euros for 5G with 128 GB storage memory), Galaxy S20 plus (1099 euros for 5G with 128 GB storage memory), Galaxy S20 Ultra (1349 euros for 5G with 128 GB storage memory and 1549 euros for 5G with 512 GB storage memory) available in different color options.
Which Galaxy S20 should you buy?
Which S20 is suitable for you depends of course on your wishes and your budget. First of all, there is not yet a covering 5G network. You may wonder if it is worth paying an extra 100 euros for this with the regular S20. The differences between the S20 and the S20 plus are so small that we prefer the S20 between these two devices. If you necessarily want a larger screen, the S20 + is of course the right choice.
The main difference between Galaxy S20, S20+ & S20 Ultra
|Galaxy S20||Galaxy S20 +||Galaxy S20 Ultra|
|Display||6.2 inch Quad HD+ Dynamic Amoled 2x||6.2 inch Quad HD+ Dynamic Amoled 2x||6.2 inch Quad HD+ Dynamic Amoled 2x|
|Rear Camera||12MP ultrawide||12MP ultrawide||12MP ultrawide|
|12MP Wide-angle||12MP Wide-angle||108MP Wide-angle|
|64MP telephoto||64MP telephoto||48MP telephoto|
|Memory||5G : 12GB RAM with 128GB storage||5G : 12GB RAM with 128GB storage||5G/LTE : 12GB RAM with 128GB storage|
|12GB RAM with 256GB storage||12GB RAM with 256GB storage|
|12GB RAM with 512GB storage||16GB RAM with 512GB storage|
|LTE : 8GB RAM with 128 storage||LTE : 8GB RAM with 128 storage|
The S20 Ultra is of a completely different class. You get an almost professional camera here, a whopper of a screen and possibly 512 MB of storage. With an additional cost of 400 to 600 euros compared to the S20, this device is also very heavily priced. We only recommend this device if you actually plan to use all the features of the camera.