Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Samsung Galaxy S10+: What’s Changed?
Samsung has finally revealed its newest flagship lineup, the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones. Among the devices in the lineup is the Galaxy S20+, sitting between the standard S20 and the more premium S20 Ultra. We’ve decide to match it up against the premium member of last year’s S10 series, the Galaxy S10+. If you’re curious to know how different they are from each other, read on to find out.
|Samsung Galaxy S20+||Samsung Galaxy S10+|
|6.7-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 display, 525ppi, 120Hz, HDR10+||6.3-inch 19:9 WQHD+ Infinity "O" Dynamic AMOLED HDR+ display @ 3040x1440px, 522pi (800 nits), Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core 2.8GHz CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 8nm (8x Qualcomm Kryo 485) 2.84GHz octa-core (US)|
|Samsung Exynos 990 octa-core 2.7GHz CPU||Samsung Exynos 9820 8nm (2x 4th-Gen Custom CPU + 2x Cortex-A75 + 4x Cortex-A55) octa-core|
|8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM||6GB/8GB/12GB (LE)|
|128GB/512GB storage||128GB/512GB/1TB (LE)|
|MicroSD up to 1TB||MicroSD up to 512GB|
|Quad rear cameras: 12MP F1.8 (main) + 12MP F2.2 (ultra-wide), 64MP F2.0 (telephoto) + Depth Vision||12MP Wide (77-degrees), Dual Aperture f/1.5-f/2.4, Dual Pixel, OIS + 16MP Ultra Wide (123-degrees), FF + 12MP Tele (45-degrees), Zoom, OIS, AF|
|8K video recording, Space Zoom, Hybrid Optic Zoom 3X, Super Resolution Zoom up to 30X||0.5x out and 2x in optical zoom|
Up to 10x digital zoom
|10MP F2.2 front camera||10MP f/1.9 main + 8MP f/2.2 Live focus 4K, Dual Pixel AF, UHD Selfie, Depth|
|5G NSA, Sub6||--|
|4G LTE Cat.20, 4×4 MIMO, up to 7CA||4G LTE Cat. 20 8CA 2Gbps DL|
|GPS||GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou,QZSS,Galileo, Dual-frequency GNSS|
|Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner (under-display)||Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner|
|Face Recognition||Face Recognition|
|--||3.5mm audio jack|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|IP68 dust and water resistance||IP68 dust and water resistance|
|Samsung One UI 2.0 (Android 10)||Samsung One UI (Android 9 Pie)|
|4,500mAh battery w/ 25W fast charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare||4,100mAh battery w/ Fast charging, Wireless Power Share fast charging 2.0|
|161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm||157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm|
The S20+ has a screen size measuring at 6.7-inches, which is definitely a bigger improvement to the S10+’s 6.3-inch display. The two devices have an Infinity O display, employing hole-punch modules for their respective front cameras. While the handsets have a Dynamic AMOLED display, the S20+ has the 2.0 version, producing sharper details. The S20+ also has support for HDR10+ and has a 120Hz refresh rate, compared to the S10+ that has HDR+ support. Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protects the S10+’s screen, while the Samsung has yet to confirm what kind of screen protection the S20+ has.
The S20+ is armed with either a Snapdragon 865 or Samsung Exynos 990 processor, compared to the S10+’s Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 processor. While the SD855 and Exynos 9820 are still highly capable flagship chipsets, the SD865 and Exynos 990 are the latest offerings from Qualcomm and Samsung respectively, and therefore offer improvements from its predecessors.
For RAM and storage configurations, the S20+ is available in 8GB or 12GB RAM and 128GB or 512GB storage. On the other hand, the S10+ has a lower base option of 6GB RAM and a higher one at 8GB RAM, while the storage options are the same as that of the S20+. It should be noted though that the S10+ also offered 12GB RAM and 1TB of storage in a limited fashion. Both devices are expandable, with the S10+ at 512GB, while the S20+ can be pushed further up to 1TB.
Camera-wise, the S20+ now has a quadruple-rear setup, compared to the S10+ that only had triple cameras. The S20+’s cameras are composed of a 12MP main, 12MP ultra-wide, 64MP telephoto, and a Depth Vision camera, while the S10+ has 12MP wide, 16MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto snappers. Not only that, but the smartphones also differ in the placements of their rear shooters. The S20+ has its lenses housed in a square-shaped module, while the S10+ lined up its cameras horizontally. As for front cameras, the S20+ has a single 10MP snapper residing inside a hole-punch module. Meanwhile, the S10+ has a dual setup, composed of a 10MP lens and an 8MP depth/live focus camera, housed inside a pill-shaped module.
The S20+ is 5G-capable, although the Philippines won’t have those 5G-ready units. Still, that’s an improvement from the S10+ that didn’t have 5G support. The S20+ and S10+ also share a couple of features, such as an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, face recognition, NFC support, and IP68 dust and water-resistance. However, the S10+ has a 3.5mm audio jack which the S20 lacks.
The S20+ packs a 4,500mAh battery, which is slightly larger than the S10+’s 4,100mAh cell. Both devices have a USB Type-C port and also have support for fast charging and Wireless PowerShare. Out of the box, the S20+ has Samsung One UI 2.0 based on Android 10, while the S10+ has One UI based on Android 9 Pie. Samsung has already made the One UI 2.0 update available for the S10+ though, so users can upgrade their software right away.
Compared to the S10+, the S20+ has a larger display size that comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The S20+ also comes equipped with improved flagship chipsets, larger RAM configurations, and larger expandable storage. It has upped the number of rear cameras, but also, Samsung has scaled the front camera down to a single compared to the S10+’s dual setup. Whether you’re upgrading from the S10+ or looking to get a Samsung flagship, you might want to consider copping the Galaxy S20+.
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