Samsung Galaxy S20 Review
It was a general expectation that Galaxy S11 would be the next release after 2019's S10. But Samsung, which is Android's kingpin, surprised many when it jumped from S10 to Galaxy S20, which was launched in March this year. The significant deviation in naming is the outward indicator of the massive upgrade on the phone's features. With the echoes of 5G on the airwaves, S20 is the first Android mobile device to possess this feature. Other phones of the S series have been almost flawless, and this production offers more exciting additional features, making it a perfect choice for moving up the ladder.
Although there may be more classic Samsung versions than Galaxy S20, such as S20 Plus and S20 Ultra, it is a fantastic deal for its price. You will get a 6.2"- screen whose refresh rate has been boosted to 120 Hz, better download speeds for the 5G type, and a battery with a better lifespan. Let take a look at the product specifications.
Design and Display
Samsung Galaxy S20 measures 151.7 x 69.1 x 79, with a weight of 163g. Of the S20 series, it is the smallest with a Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display screen of 6.2 inches. It also has a refresh rate of 120Hz, though the default rate is 60Hz. Another display feature is the near bezel-less full-frontal screen with metallic edges, which is similar to the previous editions. However, S20 is less curved on the right and left sides, and the camera module is located on the side.
Samsung S20 Camera
On the front, Galaxy S20 has a camera of 10 MP with a dual pixel AF. The individual pixel is 1.22 micrometers, and the camera's field of view is 800. Its f/aperture is 2.2.
S20 has a triple rear camera that includes a 12MP Ultra-wide camera, 12MP wide-angle, and 64MP telephoto camera. The first one has an aperture size similar to the selfie camera but with a broader field of vision, which is 120o and higher individual pixel size,1.4 microns. The second rear camera, which is also the main one, has super speed dual pixel AF and optical image stabilization property. It has the smallest f/aperture ( 1.8) but the biggest pixel size of 1.8 microns. The FOV is 79 degrees.
The last, which is the thriller camera, is the 64MP telephoto that has an aperture of 2.0 and smaller pixel size, 0.8 microns. Its field of view is 760. A striking feature of S20’s camera is the space zoom capabilities of 3x (lossless) and 30x for the digital zoom.
The camera also has intelligent features such as scene optimizer, flaw detection, and shot suggestion with numerous modes, including the night mode and slow motion. The super slow-mo mode supports HD resolution only. With it, you can record a video being captured at 960fps for 1 second and playback for 32 seconds. Worth noting, the backlight detection only works when HDR is off and gives a notification once per day if a flaw is detected. For the best results, shooting conditions and focus need to be optimized.
When it comes to video recording, S20 presents a new and better resolution in addition to 4K UHD, 1080p FHD, and 720p HD; that's the 8K recording. Although 8K is only available at 24 fps, it allows you to crop or edit images without losing quality to a great extent. An 8K-edited video will have a quality similar to 1080p-video or even 4K. Again, with 8K, you can take a still photo of 33MP during the video recording. You can shoot videos at different speeds using super steady, super slow-mo, slow motion, or hyper-lapse modes. But super steady can only be used when shooting in 1080p.
Galaxy S20 has fast wireless charging 2.0 that is available with Wireless Charger Duo Pad, and Wireless Charger Stand and all devices supporting wireless charging of 10W or more. The phone’s fast-charging mode is supported on both wireless and wired power connections. The former is compatible with WPC, while the latter works with QC2.0 and AFC. S20’s Wireless PowerShare may not function with a battery charge of less than 30% and is only limited to devices with Qi wireless charging.
Network and connectivity
Samsung Galaxy S20 is the first Android mobile to support the 5G network. With 5G, the download speeds are immensely increased, reaching 200Mbps. This is almost five times the speed of the 4G connection. Areas without 5G cover, may not give the best results yet. Looking into the future, 5G will be the norm, and S20 is already there. Noteworthy, there are also 4G variants, which may be the only one available in your region. The LTE is enhanced with a 4x4 MIMO upload speeds of 150Mbps. For Wi-Fi, the download and upload speeds are up to 1.2Gbps.
Memory and Storage
The 5G variant has an LPDDR5 RAM of 12GB with an internal storage capacity of 128GB, while the 4G type has an 8GB RAM. Both versions have expandable memory of up to 1 TB provided by the MicroSD slot.
Galaxy S20 has an Android version 10 operating system. The phone is also water-resistant to a certain extent, i.e., can survive in a 1.5-meter deep pool of freshwater for about 30 minutes. However, it is advised against using the phone while swimming.
What is new in comparison to the previous edition?
Samsung's previous model was Galaxy S10, and S20 is a substantial upgrade. From the features described above, the first eye-catcher is the 5G network connectivity. This means the download and upload times are much faster than for S10's 4G connection.
Again, the 8K video recording resolution in a new feature that only begins with Galaxy S20. The previous edition only supported up to 4K resolution video shooting options. The new property allows you to take still photos without interruption of the filming process.
When it comes to the software, S20 uses either Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset or Exynos 990. This depends on the region, but generally, both perform better with higher multi-core scores compared to S10.
The S20's primary camera has a smaller aperture than the previous edition, but its pixels are larger, thereby will give a more detailed image. The 64MP telephoto is also a significant upgrade from the 12MP of S10.
Another improvement is the solid S20’s battery that has a capacity of 4000mAh. That is 600mAh more man S10’s battery capacity.
Samsung S20 Is it right for business?
Yes. It is only a while, and the 5G network will be full-blown globally, which is a crucial consideration for any enterprise. You can have a 5G S20 smartphone at a cheaper rate than the other 5G-supported devices like S20 plus. Again, with a 4000 mAh battery, you may not need to charge your phone more than once per day with typical use. Other features, such as a versatile camera, also make it the right choice for business.