Samsung Galaxy S20 

price₹ 62,990 onwards

launchFeb, 2020

90.7

excellence score

64.2

value for money score

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Rs. 62,990

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Design

  • Top end flagship build quality - the Galaxy S20 is a fine piece of hardware that exudes quality and craftsmanship
  • The front looks absolutely gorgeous with an almost edge to edge screen and just a single punch-hole at the top centre - the front glass is slightly less curved along the side edges than previous S series phones
  • The phone is sealed tight and carries an IP68 rating, so you can accidentally dunk it in some water and it’ll survive
  • Ergonomically, the Galaxy S20 is the best of the lot with the most compact, easy to handle size
  • The in-display fingerprint sensor is unreliable - it’s slower than other sensors on competition and far less accurate
  • Aesthetically, the Galaxy S20 looks dull, there's no flair in the design, like the Aura Glow option Samsung introduced last year, which looked fascinating - the huge camera module doesn't help either

Display

  • Stunning 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen that is the best you can buy on any phone right now - the sharpness of the display is simply outstanding with eye-popping clarity
  • The 120Hz refresh rate gives the screen a luscious smoothness that has to be seen to be believed, you’ve got a screen that simply dominates every other panel on the market
  • The screen is also HDR10+ certified, which means the right content will deliver incredible dynamic range - the HDR10 movies on Netflix look really impressive

Software

  • Running the Galaxy S20 is Samsung's OneUI 2 on Android 10 - which, as far as Android UIs go, is one of the most refined, well thought-out experiences

Performance

  • Powering the Galaxy S20 is the Samsung's own Exynos 990, which is one of the best CPUs available in the market, just a shade behind the Apple's A13 - the phone feels fast all the time, no matter what content or app you throw at the S20, it devours the calculations and offers buttery smooth performance

Camera

  • Samsung gave the Galaxy S20 an impressive triple-camera system on the rear - the standard lens boasts a 12MP sensor, joined by an ultra wide-angle 12MP camera, and an optical telephoto 64MP camera
  • The primary 12MP camera gives you crisp detailed images with the good dynamic range that Samsung’s cameras are known for and the colours are wonderful
  • 64MP telephoto lens is capable of 3x lossless zoom and up to 30x digital zoom - the Galaxy S20's mix of sophisticated hardware and software deliver a precise images that are much clearer than anything else in the market (the 100x zoom is not present in the S20 and S20 Plus)
  • The Galaxy S20's 12MP Ultra-wide lens churns out exceptional results, delivering eye-catching shots, even in challenging lighting conditions
  • The low-light shots turn impressive, even in incredibly dark situations, the clarity is quite impressive, and the colours are perfect with little noise - the night mode further improves the quality with brighter and colourful images (though, the Pixel and iPhones still do a slightly better job in low light)
  • The most standout camera feature on the S20 is Single Take mode - when engaged, Single Take records a 10-second video and snaps multiple images, giving you an entire gallery of options to choose from and share
  • Video recording with the phone looks amazing - it’s sharp, colourful, properly exposed, and on-point when it comes to white balance - video also supports live focus mode, this uses the ToF camera to help judge depth and create a portrait-like effect when capturing video - it is also capable of capturing 8K videos (though, the use case for 8K is very limited)
  • The Galaxy S20 has improved ten-fold in Live Focus mode - it captures very realistic photos and is a massive step up from the portrait mode in Samsung’s prior phones (though, iPhone 11 series is still the champ in portrait shots)
  • The 10MP selfie camera does a fine job - you get a clear view of your pores in good light, and the target resolution dips in low light to keep images clean and bright
  • Overall, while Samsung has created flagship lever cameras that compete at the top level and comes out as champs in many situations, they are still slightly behind the iPhone cameras, that are more consistent

Audio

  • A pair of USB-C headphones is included in the box
  • Very good stereo speakers

Battery

  • Good battery life with the 4000 mAh cell - you will get a comfortable one day of use with heavy to moderate use
  • Sufficient fast charging with the supplied 25W charger - it boosts the battery by 50% after just 27 minutes
  • Also supports 15W wireless charging, and it can fill the battery to 50% in just 35 minutes on a charging pad
  • It also supports wireless reverse charging and can charge other phones or accessories that support wireless charging

Verdict

  • The Galaxy S20 has a gorgeous screen, classy hardware, wicked performance, good battery life, and capable cameras, and the Samsung's name - if that's what you're looking for, go buy it

Expert Reviews

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  1. Solid and consistent experience all at more palatable pricing
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  2. The S20 are the Android flagship to beat in 2020
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  3. The S20/+ is one of the best Android phones around
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  4. This Android phone gets the job done so well, you'll hardly ever stop to think about it
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  5. It’s the best complete package of an Android phone available right now
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A powerful phone with an ergonomic and attractive design
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A beautiful phone for your tiny hands
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The Samsung Galaxy S20 is the best Android phone available right now
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Cheapest and the best
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  10. The Samsung Galaxy S20 is a powerful flagship phone with a smooth 120Hz display, and advanced cameras in a compact design
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. A near-perfect, pocket-friendly powerhouse
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The Galaxy S20 is simply the best phone that Samsung makes right now, balancing power and camera specs with a compact form factor
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  13. Smartphones this good shouldn’t have questionable cameras
    ww.9to5google.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. The Samsung Galaxy S20 is the most manageable of the S20 lineup in terms of size and price
    pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.2 inches
Screen Resolution1440x3200 pixels (~ 566 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate120 HzSuper High
Display Features
  • Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • HDR10+
  • Always-on Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • RGB Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.73 GHz, Octa Core, Samsung Exynos 990Ranked #6 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G77 MP11
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 25W Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight163 gmMedium
Thickness7.9 mmMedium
Width69.1 mmComfortable for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera64MP + 12MP + 12MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (8K)
Other Camera Features
  • 64MP: f/2.0 Aperture; Telephoto; PDAF; OIS; 3x Hybrid Optical Zoom
  • 12MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; Dual Pixel PDAF; OIS
  • 12MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; Autofocus; Super Steady video
  • Auto-HDR
  • Panorama
  • Video: 4320p@30fps; 2160p@30/60fps; 1080p@30/60/240fps
  • HDR10+ Video
  • Dual-video rec.
  • Stereo Sound rec.
  • Gyro-EIS
  • OIS
Secondary Camera10MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.2 Aperture
  • 26mm Focal Length
  • 1/3.2" Sensor Size
  • 1.22um Pixel Size
  • Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Dual video call
  • Auto-HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30/60fps; 1080p@30fps
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • In-display Supersonic Fingerprint Sensor
  • Scratch Resistant Back (Corning Gorilla Glass 6)
  • Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
  • Bixby
  • Samsung Pay
  • Reverse Wireless charging
  • UFS 3.0 Storage
  • USB Power Delivery 3.0
  • 15W Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging
  • 9W Power bank/Reverse wireless charging
  • Dolby Atmos
  • AKG sound
  • ANT+ Support

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