Yet another year, yet another Samsung flagship. And oh boy! Isn’t Samsung firing in all cylinders? After the ground breaking performance of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series, Samsung has aimed to go big again! Samsung S20 Review. They have launched the all new top of the lime smartphone this year and it has been upgraded to 5G!
Yes, we are talking about the all new Samsung Galaxy S20. This is the best of Samsung so far. We all know that Samsung is one of the biggest name in the Consumer Electronic industry with over 20 million customers. When Samsung say the hidden potential in the Smartphone market, the quickly dived in with their products and now they have been ranked in the top with thirsty rivals like Apple, Huawei and many more.
But when it comes to ground breaking technology in the small form factors, Samsung is simple the best. And Samsung Galaxy S20 is not an exception. It is equipped with awesome features and intense power and performance. No wonder it is the flagship phone of the year!
Thanks to you guys for all the love and support you have given us throughout the course. For you, we are motivated to bring up all the exciting phones and express our thoughts and impression about it. As we speak, we are reviewing the ‘Big Dog’ of the game today. The All New Samsung s20! So without wasting any time, let us move into the review real quick.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Review: The Flagship of the Year!
When Samsung came up with the Samsung Galaxy S10, it was an atom bomb in the market. The all new punch hole display, the Exynos Revolution, The Snapdragon delight, The brilliant camera all came into a perfect blend and made an exciting package. But little did we know that it was just the beginning of the new evolution in the smartphone world. The hype that almost bezel less screen has created in between the consumers that it made the smartphone manufacturers to rethink their strategies.
The Pooch hole display was a big hit. But the next goal of Samsung was to hit the home run, to fulfill the desire of a 100% Screen to body ratio. Samsung S20 Review. But has Samsung the potential to do that? Yes! But can they do it? Let us see in the review.
Before giving an initial info about a phone. I would like to inspect certain categories and measures so that we can have a full understanding. The measures are:
- Sensors and Other features
- Water Resistance
We will be inspecting al this measure of the all new Samsung Galaxy S20. So stay tuned and buckle up you seat belts. Because it will be one hell of a ride!
The Design of the Samsung Galaxy S20: The Genius Design!
This might be the biggest evolution of Samsung in the recent years. If we look back to the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S7, The evolution will be more visible to us now. As we speak, the design and the build quality is pretty similar to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. Yet6 there are some noticeable changes and a shy addition of the weight differentiate the S10 from its successor.
The phone has a dimension of 5.97 inches in length, 2.72 inches in width and 0.31 in breadth. The size compliments the initial weight very well as the phone is weighted as 163 grams. The frame is made out of premium quality aluminum. Samsung S20 Review. The front and the back is made out of glass. The back side has been updated with the all new triple camera setup which has a new layout.
The front side is basically the screen. But this time, this time! I reckon, the whole front side is the screen! The punch hole has shrunk a little bit and the placement is now in the center.
The side bezels are cut down to almost nothing. Thanks to the Galaxy Edge screen, which is curved on the both sides which makes the phone completely side bezel less.
The top and the bottom bezel is barely there. So when you will look at the screen, you will fell the best every screen experience!
Samsung has kept the attributes as simple as possible. The right side is where the lock button and the volume adjustment button is placed. The left side is neat and clean. The top is equipped with the SIM Tray and the noise canceling microphone. The bottom part has the USB Type C charging and data port and the stereo speakers as well.
This was all for the design so far. Now Let us move on to the display.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Full Specifications
|Release date||11th February 2020|
|Dimensions (mm)||151.70 x 69.10 x 7.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Colours||Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cosmic Grey,|
|Screen size (inches)||6.20|
|Processor||2GHz octa-core (2×2.73GHz + 2×2.5GHz + 4x2GHz)|
|Processor make||Samsung Exynos 990|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||1000|
|Dedicated microSD slot||No|
|Rear camera||12-megapixel (f/1.8) + 64-megapixel (f/2.0) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2)|
|Rear flash||Dual LED|
|Front camera||10-megapixel (f/2.2)|
|Operating system||Android 10|
|Skin||One UI 2.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|In-Display Fingerprint Sensor||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
The Display of Samsung Galaxy S20: The Punch Hole Delight!
Perhaps this display is one of the best display so far in the business as the quality is concerned. This device is blessed with a dynamic AMOLED 2 X Display with QHD resolution. The resolution is of 1440 pixels into 3200 pixels. The aspect ratio is 20:9.
The Screen to body ratio is close to 89.5%. The screen is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It is the toughest of them all in the market. Samsung S20 Review. So Samsung has not taken any chance for this expensive screen which I can tell you for sure!
But the main focus is the quality. And should I need to tell you about it if it has a Samsung logo on the back?!
For the formalities, I am proud to say that it is one of the best screen I have ever used before. The 120 Hz Refresh Rate pushes the screen experiences to another level. The color balance, The Always On display, the refresh rate all adds up into the treat!
That was enough for the display. Now let us move on to the next segment which is probably my favorite one. Let us move to the Performance!
The Performance of Samsung Galaxy S10
So, let some Mozart numbers fill in the background because I am in love fellas! The romantic music might not be enough to express my love for my girl but it can surely express the lust for the performance of the all new Samsung S20. Samsung S20 Review. But let us see what the phone has to offer. First we will be looking at the hardware and then we will be walking down the software section.
The Hardware of Samsung Galaxy S20
The Samsung Galaxy S20 is the flagship smartphone of Samsung. That means it will come with the best in the world right? As I have said, The Samsung guys have heard it right!
The Samsung S10 comes with two powerful chipsets in two versions. The US Version comes with the Mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. This 7 Nano Meter Octa Core chipset has been clocked at 2.84 GHz.
On the other hand, the Global Version comes with a chipset from the very own back yard of Samsung. Samsung has been making Exynos Chipsets which is giving the Qualcomms and the Helios a tough run in the market. As this being sai9d, the Exynos 990 is the most powerful of the lot and the all new Samsung Galaxy S20 inherits one of this bad boy. This is also a 7 Nano Meter chipset which is clocked at 2.73 GHz.
The GPU is the Mali G77 MP 11 for the Global edition. However, The Snapdragon and Adreno has been the best combo. So, an Adreno 650 is installed as the GPU for the US version.
The RAM is of 12 GB and the internal storage is 128 GB. You can expand the storage up to 1 TB by adding an extra micro SD card in the hybrid SDXC slot.
The Software of Samsung Galaxy S20
The Samsung Galaxy runs in the latest version of Android which is the Android Version 10. The UI or User Interface is the One UI 2. This is a signature skin or UI for Samsung and I have to tell you that this is a pretty good UI. This UI is very interactive and is very user friendly.
The Software compliments the phone’s hardware like a perfect marriage. And the combination is just perfect. It is one of the most efficient phones in the planet, yet one of the most powerful one of course.
Let us now focus on the Cameras of this magnificent phone!
The Cameras of Samsung Galaxy S20
The Cameras of the Samsung Galaxy S20 is the Magnifico, the El Picasa! As the pictures are the most happening and the videography is to the next level.
The Rear Camera is a triple camera setup. The main camera is a 26 nm wide camera of 12 Mega Pixels with an aperture count of f/1.8. This comes with a dual pixel PDAF and Optical Image Stabilization.
The second camera is a 29 nm telephoto camera. It is a 64 Mega Pixels camera with an aperture count of f/2.0. This has some unique features like the 1.1 X Optical Zoom and 3 X Hybrid Zoom. It also supports PDAF and Optical Image Stabilization.
The third camera is a 13 nm Ultra Wide Camera. It is of 12 Mega Pixels with an aperture of f/2.2. It has some unique features like Super Steady Video.
The auto HDR, panorama and the LED flash does compliment the cameras big time!
Now as far as the selfie camera is concerned, it is a 26 nm wide camera. It is of 10 Mega Pixels and has an aperture count of f/2.2. I has dual pixel PDAF.
The videography can be done up to 8K at a frame rate of 24 frames per second from the rear camera. The front facing camera AKA the Selfie camera can record up to 4k at a frame rate of 60 frames per second.
The pictures and the videos are of next level. All I can say is that, you will be treated like a king! Now let us see what keeps the phone charged up and what the numbers of the power management are.
The Battery of Samsung Galaxy S20
This little bad boy comes with a beast of battery which has a hectic juice of 4000 mAh battery to power the boy to life. This 4000 mAh battery can give you a full day or a One and a half day battery life even after some heavy and intense multitasking. Thanks to the incredible power management of Samsung.
To power this amount of juice, the phone is blessed with fast charging of 25 Watts and USB Power Delivery 3.0. It also support Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging of 15 Watts. And to keep up with the trend it also has Reverse wireless charging of 9 Watts.
This is just icing of the cake or the last nail on the coffin.
Oh Come on! This is a flagship phone. What did you expected? Cheese Cakes?! It has an IP 68 water resistance certification by the way.
FAQs of Samsung Galaxy S20
What is the price of Samsung Galaxy S20?
The price is around 790 US Dollars in the US market.
Is the phone waterproof?
Yes it is dust and water proof. It has an IP 68 Certification.
Can I charge my iPhone 11 Pro with the Samsung Galaxy S20 with reverse charging?
A matter of fact is that Samsung Galaxy S20 comes with a 9 Watts wireless reverse charging. So phones with wireless charging facility can be charged using your Samsung Galaxy S20. That means the answer is yes, you can charge your iPhone 11 Pro wirelessly by the Samsung Galaxy S20.
Wrapping Things Up!
SO this was a real treat for us to review and get our hands on to something this magnificent. So that was all for today guys. Will come up with something more interesting in the next upcoming articles and reviews. For now, stay safe and stay home in this pandemic. Because life does matter.