The Samsung Galaxy S20+ is the second of three new terminals introduced by Samsung. We’ve talked about the Samsung Galaxy S20, now it’s time to talk about the Samsung Galaxy S20+. This device is the medium-sized model of the three, both in terms of size and features; it has one camera compared to the Galaxy S20, but it does not have the 108-megapixel camera that the Galaxy S20 Ultra has.
As good the mid-sized device is, its size and weight are not excessive. It mounts the latest in Samsung processors and both RAM and storage are up to par. At first glance, it’s the most convincing of the three and the one that makes the least concessions. I’ll tell you what I thought after trying it out before its official presentation.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ Specifications
|Screen||6.7 inches with Dynamic AMOLED technology, QHD + resolution (3,040 x 1,440 pixels), 525 pixel density per inch, 120Hz screen refresh rate and HDR10 + support|
|Main Camera||Ultra wide-angle 12 megapixel, focal 2.2 and 1.4um pixel size12 megapixel wide-angle, 1.8 focal point, OIS (optical stabilization), 1.8um pixel size64 megapixel telephoto, focal 2.0, OIS (optical stabilization), 0.8um pixel sizeDepthVision|
|Front Camera||10-megapixel main sensor and focal aperture f / 2.2, 1.22um pixel size|
|Internal memory||128 GB – 512GB|
|Extension||Through micro SD cards up to 1 TB|
|Processor and RAM||Exynos 990 7nm 64-bit with eight cores|
Clock speeds of 2.73GHz + 2.6GHz + 2GHz
8/12 GB of RAM
|Battery||4,500 mAh with fast charging and enhanced wireless charging Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, fast shared charging Wireless PowerShare|
|OS||Android 10 under One UI 2.0|
|Connectivities||WiFi 4 × 4 MIMO, up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat20 (up to 2.0Gps download and 150 Mbps upload) or 5G sub-6, Bluetooth 5.0, dual band GPS (GLONASS, Beidou, SBAS and Galileo), NFC and USB type C 3.1, proximity sensor, RGB sensor, accelerometer, etc.|
|Design||Combination of glass and metal with rounded edges and slightly curved screen|
Available colors: blue, black and gray
IP68 certification, water and dust resistance
|Dimensions||161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm and 186 grams|
|Featured Functions||Space Zoom:|
Hybrid Optic Zoom 3x
Super Resolution Zoom up to 30x
Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
120Hz refresh rate on the screen
|Release date||February 11 and available on March 6|
|Price||1,010 dollars the 4G model with 128Gb|
1,199 dollars the 5G model with 128Gb
1,299 dollars the 5G model with 512GB
Something Bigger than the Previous Generation
As I said at the beginning, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ is bigger, now we have 0.4 inches more size. This means it’s a slightly longer mobile phone than the previous generation. Perhaps people who already own a Samsung Galaxy S10+ and thought this was a perfect size will be disappointed with Samsung’s decision. On my part, it is comfortable and this extra screen can be seen visually, but not when you put it in your pocket.
The fact that the Samsung Galaxy S20+ has a bigger size doesn’t mean that its weight goes off the scale, on the contrary, Samsung has kept the weight at bay and about the dimensions it only weighs 186 grams. It’s not light, but we might have expected a higher figure because of its 16 centimeters in height. The thickness remains at almost eight millimeters. In the end, what matters are the impressions and, in this respect, it is very reminiscent of its predecessor.
What is missing from the last generation is the headphone port, Samsung has decided to say goodbye as it did on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10+. It’s a decision that doesn’t come as a surprise, and it’s right to increase the battery capacity on this Samsung Galaxy S20+. One thing that has improved, if possible, is the ratio of frames to screen. They are now smaller and the screen curvature is much less steep.
Turning the Samsung Galaxy S20+ will bring you to the camera module and the glass-built rear. Since Samsung still relies on premium materials, this device is built-in glass and metal. Going back to the camera, the module has a considerable size and is rectangular. The position is vertical and it is placed on the side, it protrudes and prevents it from being stable when supported. This kind of design is something we have to live with, the camera modules are bigger and in the end, they have to be placed somewhere.
The Camera Hole Is Now Centered
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ comes with a 6.7-inch screen, Quad HD+ resolution, and a stretched format. It loses the dual front camera in the last generation, but at the same time gains symmetry. The camera for selfies is now centered, Samsung has been very careful to place darker wallpapers as a way to disguise this element.
While the camera is centered, the real innovation is in the screen. The display of the Samsung Galaxy S20+ has a refresh rate of 120Hz, so it’s capable of refreshing itself 120 times per second. We see that Samsung has joined the trend of other manufacturers to place displays with high refresh rates. At first, I thought it wouldn’t be so noticeable, since I’ve seen 90Hz, but I was wrong, 120Hz has an almost indescribable fluidity bonus. It is an experience that is better to live than to tell I encourage you to go to the nearest shopping mall once these devices arrive at the market so you can check it with your own eyes.
The Samsung Galaxy S20+’s display also has everything you’d expect from a Samsung-signed display panel. The brightness is unknown, but it is HDR10+ certified, so the figure should be high. Sharpness, contrast, and saturation are also up to standard. From the videos I saw, it is a quality panel. And, an important fact, the 120Hz can only be used in FHD+.
Power Marked by the Exynos 990
As a good high-end product, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ has a combination of components to match. The heart of the system is the Exynos 990 processor, which comes with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and storage from 128GB up to 512GB, not to mention microSD expansion of up to 1TB. We see that it is well endowed in terms of performance, but we could not test how it behaves with either games or heavy applications.
Another new feature coming to the Samsung Galaxy S20+ is 5G connectivity, both this device and its fellow devices come with a view to the future. Although it is true that in principle there will be an LTE version. As for the battery, it has also had an increase in capacity, it now has 4,500mAh. This capacity is more than enough for a day, although it is more than likely that when the 120Hz is activated the autonomy will decrease. Because of this, there is the resolution limitation that this mode has, only being able to enjoy it at 120Hz. This is an understandable decision, but it is also true that, for the price to pay, we could expect to enjoy the whole screen at the expense of autonomy.
In the case of a battery shortage, the multiple charging systems would help us to alleviate this problem. The Samsung Galaxy S20+ has fast charging, wireless fast charging and charge sharing. Come on, it’s got great features. Also, it comes with IP68 water and dust resistance.
Four Cameras and a 30x Zoom
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ adds a camera to its little brother the Samsung Galaxy S20. Its photographic set is formed by an ultra-wide-angle sensor of 12 megapixels with focal 2.2, a wide-angle of the same size, although with focal 1.8 and optically stabilized, the third is a 64 megapixels telephoto with focal 2.0 and OIS, the fourth and last is the depth sensor called DepthVision.
The technical package looks promising. Even so, the software was not final and therefore may improve when it reaches the market. The telephoto gets up to 30 magnifications, these are completely digital. The vibration is respectable, but it’s much lower than what we see in the S20 Ultra.
New and improved features also extend to the camera application and video recording. The Samsung Galaxy S20+ can record video in 8K resolution, having such a quality video, we can capture frames to use them later as photographs. These photos will be 32 megapixels and will have a high quality. Both Super Steady and Hyperlapse modes have been enhanced to perform better when using them and Samsung has added a new feature to its devices, Single Take. With this functionality, the device will use all cameras and capture both photos and videos.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S20 comes to the market with x different prices. Everything depends on the version you choose, if you choose the version with 5G, prices go up to $1,199 for the model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, if you want the model with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, you will have to pay $1,299. The version with LTE starts at 1010 dollars for the 8GB/128GB. It will be available this month of February, the 11th for booking and the 6th of March will arrive at shops.