Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S series is one of the most popular smart phones series in the market. Samsung usually surprise users with new additions to the market that outstand its previous models. After the introduction of the Galaxy S10, we were waiting for the Galaxy S11 to be produced. But, Samsung ignored a few numbers to release the Galaxy S20 instead. This confusing jump is not meaningless, the company wanted to give a hint telling people that this new model will have a massive upgrade if compared to its predecessors.

The most remarkable thing about this smartphone is the introduction of 5G technology. But, what other improvements that make Samsung Galaxy S20 outstand the Galaxy S10? That will be discussed below in details.


What’s new in Galaxy S20 compared to S10?

When Samsung Galaxy S10 was introduced to the market, it was one of top smartphones in that year. So, Samsung had to improve a lot of features in Samsung Galaxy S20 to make it outstanding. Here we will compare between the base Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S10 but you need to know that Samsung produced additional 2 versions of the new smartphone for high-end users, the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, the base Samsung Galaxy S20 is a powerful 5G smartphone with a lot of upgraded features offered at a price that is lower than the other 2 versions. So, the base version is the most popular for the majority of users to get.


5G technology

While Samsung Galaxy S10 is based on 4G technology, the Galaxy S20 is one of the rare new smartphones that is based on5G technology. However, there are a 4G version of this new phone but it is available only in few markets. With the 5G version, you download speed will be 6 times more than the download speed of the 4G Samsung Galaxy S10. The 5G average download speed of the Galaxy S20 is about 200MB per second thanks to the sub-6 technology.

Faster speeds exist only in the Galaxy S20 Plus and S20 Ultra thanks to the mm Wave antennas that let download speed reaches 1.4 GB per second. But, the mm Wave range is limited and requires to be as close to the transmitter as possible. The sub-6 technology that is available in the base version will be enough. But in general, the area where you live should support 5G connectivity in order to enjoy the experience of the 5G Galaxy S20.


Design and display

Regarding the design, there is no big difference between the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S10. However, the new model is slightly bigger, it has a 6.2 inch screen while the Galaxy S10 has a 6.1 inch screen. If you want a bigger version, you can go for the S20 Ultra with a 6.9 inch screen.

When we talk about the quality of the screen, we will find some differences. The Galaxy S10 has a QHD+ screen with a 3040x1440 resolution and a 563 pixel density, while the S20 has a WQHD+ screen with a 3200x1440 resolution and a 550 pixel density. The great improvement regarding the display is the refresh rate of the screen, while it is 60Hz in Samsung Galaxy S10, it is 120Hz in Samsung Galaxy S20. So, you will be able to scroll through apps and games smoothly. Furthermore, the tough input rate of S20 is 240Hz which is double the rate of S10. Regarding the material of the body, both phones are the same with a glass back and screen and an aluminum frame.



Specifications are the primary elements that differentiate between smartphones and let them outstand in the market, here we will compare between Samsung Galaxy S20 and S10 in terms of their features, Battery life, and cameras.



Regarding the operating system, it is Android 10 in the Galaxy S20 and also Android 10 in the Galaxy S10 but after upgrading its original Android 9. Processors of both phones are approximately the same, but the Galaxy S20 is a little bit better, it is powered by Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 while the Galaxy S10 is powered by Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820. Considering RAM, it is 12GB in the Galaxy S20 while it is only 8GB in the Galaxy S10. Internal storage is the same for both phones, they have a 128GB and a 256GB version.



Unlike the 3,400 mAh battery of the Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S20 meets people’s desire of having a better battery life of 4,000 mAh. Furthermore, the Galaxy S20 is charged faster than the S10 thanks to its 25W fast charging that is better than the 15W of the Galaxy S10. There is and additional specs which is using wireless charging, it will enable you to use your smartphone as a charger to charge other devices.



Both Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S20 have 3 similar-in-function cameras, main, telephoto, and Ultra wide-angle. The main camera is 12MP in both phones, the Ultra wide-angle is 12MP in S20 which is less than the 16MP of the S10. But, the Galaxy S20 is standing out with its 64MP telephoto camera that is used for zoomed-in-shots. It will enable you to shots of a very long distances with a 30x digital zoom. The Galaxy S10 telephoto camera is only 12MP. Furthermore the quality of cameras, the Galaxy S20 is supported by new camera features including live focus and live focus video that allows you to control the background of the photos or videos. Regarding video recording, you will be fully satisfied with the Galaxy S20 ability to record 8K videos, this is a great jump from the 4K video recording ability of the Galaxy S10.



When you decide to buy Samsung Galaxy S20, you may think primarily about getting the 5G version which is sold for £899. But, if you are willing to pay less and give up the 5G technology, you can pick the 4G version that is sold for £799. When you compare this to the Galaxy S10, you will find it similar in price to the 4G version of the S20. The 128GB model of Galaxy S10 is sold for £799 but you may find many drops in this price after the introduction of the Galaxy S20.