The Korean manufacturer Samsung has recently introduced a new line of flagship smartphones. The most advanced was the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The story about him is the subject of a separate review. Here we will discuss two devices: Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 +, which received a number of external and technical differences from their predecessors. These include the presence of advanced camera modules and high-quality displays. The hardware is also great. He can now handle almost any task - whether it is providing a complex gameplay or functioning in a mode of simultaneous operation of several applications.
Design and specifications
The smallest smartphone in the series received an appearance that can be considered a logical continuation of the previous model. The Samsung Galaxy S20 features a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with Quad HD + resolution and 563 ppi pixel density. The screen has rounded edges.
In the center of the front panel there is a hole for a selfie camera, which, compared to the previous model, has shifted to the center of the upper frame from the edge.
The Galaxy S20 + has a half-inch larger diagonal. The difference in size is clearly visible along the longer body length. It also has HDR10 + support.
A significant difference between the current flagships and the previous ones is the high refresh rate of screens - 120 Hz. They are also protected from moisture and dust according to the requirements of the IP68 standard. To ensure data security, there is a sub-screen fingerprint scanner and a system for unlocking the user's face.
In the era of contactless payments, you can't do without the NFC module. Here it works quickly and clearly.
Both models received the same hardware. It is based on the Exynos 990 eight-core flagship processor (working on a 7nm process technology) with a Mali-G77 MP11 graphics chip and 8/12 GB of RAM. The modifications differ only in ROM volumes: 128 GB and 128/512 GB. MicroSD cards can be expanded up to 1 TB.
Despite the fact that the "hardware" here is already high-performance, the manufacturer has equipped the line with Game Booster functionality. This technology enables AI-guided system resource allocation. This allows you to speed up the launch of demanding applications and programs.
Not all users will like the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack in favor of Bluetooth solutions. For wireless connection of devices, in addition to 5G modems, there is Wi-Fi 802.11ax, also known as Wi-Fi 6. It is capable of providing high speed data transfer - up to 10 Gbps. There is also Bluetooth 5, GPS, GLONASS.
Out of the box, both models are equipped with the Android 10 operating system with the proprietary One UI 2.0 interface. Our resource has already talked about this add-on. It differs from the previous one for the better due to transparency and clarity.
In our country, sales of the Galaxy S20 line will begin on March 13. S20 will cost 69,990 rubles , and S20 + 79,990 rubles .
In the Galaxy S20, the main camera has got three sensors. The main one, 64-megapixel, has a telephoto lens with stabilization. It has 3x optical and 30x digital zoom.
Two other lenses - wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle, received the same resolution - 12 megapixels. The device is capable of recording video in 4K resolution. The camera is equipped with proprietary technology of combining nine adjacent pixels into one. This allows her to take high quality pictures even in low light conditions.
The Galaxy S20 + also has a DeptVision depth sensor.
The front camera in both models is equipped with one sensor with a resolution of 10 megapixels. It has an autofocus function. Video can also be recorded in 4K here.
Performance and autonomy
It has already been said above that the models received the best processor that the Korean manufacturer has in its arsenal. It is a direct competitor to the Kirin 990 and Snapdragon 865 and is almost in no way inferior to the analogue of the American manufacturer.
This is confirmed by the results of the tests carried out. In Geekbench 5, the Exynos 990 chip scored 932 and 2682 points in single-core and multi-core modes. AnTuTu Benchmark 8 scored 496167 points.
Such indicators allow us to count on high platform performance. The first users confirm this. The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 + handle demanding applications well and run resource-intensive games.
Models have different batteries. If the S20 has a 4000 mAh battery, the S20 + uses a 4500 mAh battery.
It is possible to use fast wired and wireless charging, this process can be performed in reverse mode.
Renewal of the mid-price line of the Korean manufacturer will take the competition with its main rival Apple to a new level. Indeed, for reasonable money, Samsung offers high-quality 5G models with large screens, efficient filling and capacious batteries.
It is possible that the Chinese will soon offer the same, but at a lower price. Then the consumer will decide what is more important to him: a proven brand or a lower cost.
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