Samsung launched Budget S series smartphone Named Galaxy S20. Galaxy S20 was released in India on 20 FEB 2020. Samsung Galaxy S20 is priced at 66,999 @ 128 GB Variant in India.
Samsung released other Two models namely S20 Plus, S20 Ultra Along with S20. when i’m using S20 i felt it a bit small and had all cameras features that S20 Ultra has & smaller AMOLED screen. but is also has the DNA of bigger brothers.
it features the most powerful chip from Samsung named 9820 which is made of 8nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 4 x A55 low power cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz, second part features 2 x A75 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.73 and the third part is divided into 2 x A55 High powered cores which are clocked at 2.50 cores. it has a GPU which increases its work by 30% compared to 9820 the last flagship processor from Samsung. it has an NPU (neural processing unit) which helps in AI Capabilities.
this phone has WiFi 6 which increases the stability of connection from the router. it has a remarkable feature named Wireless Powershare to reverse charge the Qi powered devices.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of
Samsung Galaxy S20 and Jump into the review.
Samsung Galaxy S20
- 6.2”Quad HD AMOLED Display with 120Hz Refresh Rate & HDR 10+ Support
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Soc Or Exynos 990 Soc
- 8GB LPDDR4 Ram
- 128 GB Internal Storage Storage, Expandable upto 512 GB Via Micro – SD Card .
- Camera : Rear 12MP f/1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS (Main) + 64MP f/2.0, PDAF, OIS, 3x Optical Zoom (Telephoto) + 13MP f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide) 4K UHD video Capture
- 10MP f/2.2 MP front camera
- 4000 mAH battery with 25W fast charging
- Android 10 with one UI 2 on top
- IP68 Water & Dust Resistance
- In-Display fingerprint scanner / Volte / AKG Tuned Stereo Speakers
- WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C
6.2″ Full HD+ screen :
here in Display Department S20 Features an Excellent Quad HD Infinity O Dynamic AMOLED panel screen with 563 pixels per inch, the colours are rich and awesome, viewing angles are perfect. there are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. it is HDR 10+ Certified So you can Play HDR content on the phone without any issues. The 120Hz Refresh rate in Full HD+ Resolution is super Smooth. the Camera hole is placed In Center and it will not interfere while watching content.
Stereo Speakers and Headphone Jack:
in S20 samsung Used their AkG tuned Stereo Spekaers which were is very loud when compared to last year’s S10 Plus. these speakers are supported by Dolby Atmos Surround Sound technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus) which help to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker. here earpiece Also Acts as Speaker which gives a little sound to feel the streo effect is working
Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the no headphone jack was equipped We have to listen through USB-C Port but the Quality is Good.
Build Quality :
S20 is also Build with a stainless steel frame on side and front and back of the device is protected with Corning Gorilla glass 5 like S20 and S20 Ultra. Because of Glass onthe back it is slippery to hold and gives Gredient light Reflection like a prism. No issues of creakiness with build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.2 AMOLED screen in the 5.5” chassy.
In-Display fingerprint scanner:
S20 Features a In-Display mounted fingerprint sensor which is included into the screen. By looks it is Small to see but, fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. This placement of this sensor is on the Bottom Center of the phone. Here Samsung included the fingerprint gestures which we saw in the Last year Flagship phones named Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus.
S20 Uses the face unlock with its 10MP RGB Camera. the face unlocking is Quite fast and Secure. it works in the p[itch dark conditions with medium Amount of light from the AMOLED Panel. the Animations Around the Camera are Interesting to see.
S20 feels so small and light with 6.2” Screen and 4000mAh battery equipped. This S20 can be used by one hand. The weight balance is done very well on the device.
My Galaxy S20 lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 21% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4000 mAH Battery The ideal drain of S20 is very low as S20+. the 25w Super fast charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 90min which is good.
One UI Operating System :
One UI 2 Present on the S20 is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. it comes with less bloatware majorly Samsung And Microsoft apps were included. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display make this UI special.
My Galaxy S20 managed to do day to day tasks very well like the big brother S20 Plus. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with S20.
S20 arrives in Market with 128GB in Built Storage. Out of 128 GB We get 118 GB Storage with Google Account Included.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Galaxy S20 device. it features 8 GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the device and there are no reloading of apps on this S20. Multitasking experience is nice on S20 like S20+
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game. thanks to the processor for giving us a lag-free gaming experience & liquid cooling pipe for dissipating heat from the processor. but the screen size is small, so you can feel some uncomfortable while playing PubG. after a week of usage, you won’t notice that
Call Quality :
the Call quality on S20 is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have took long calls in a day and the other party doesnt dontcomplain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud. in S10 Series devices there is an option to increase the sound from earpiece to listen clearly in the noisy conditions.
Coming to the Camera Department, S20 features a Triple Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they works perfectly in S20. lets divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. Main Camera: the 12MP main Camera is Awesome and features a F/1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS. the Low light & daylight pictures are very good and contain very good details like a natural photo. Night mode takes a long exposure shot and gives more details in the night like S20+. the steady shot also works well to take steady pictures. Exposure is in contol with decent Dynamic range.
2. Ultra Wide Angle Camera: the 12MP ultra wide angle lens on S20 does a good job. it captures a much wider picture in 123˚ field of view with good details. exposure is control with decent dynamic range.
64MP Telephoto camera
the 64MP Telephoto Does a Fabulous job in capturing the zoom Images. We can zoom up to 3x In Optical Mode and up to 30x Hybrid Zoom. The quality, Details, Exposure levels makes sense and capture good Raw images.
Video recording can be done up to 4k UHD (3840×2160) .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is awesome in 4kUHD And 1080p FHD recording. it is the world’s first mobile camera to Capture HDR 10 video
Coming to the Super Slow Mo S20 can record 720P Quality video at 960 frames per second which is Good to see.
Selfie camera :
S20 features a 10MP selfie camera with 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.2. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in an Wide view. AI beautification mode is available. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.
This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.
- Excellent Quad HD Display In Market
- Flawless performance
- Great Images From Main and Ultrawide Camera
- Excellent Build Quality with IP68 Rating
- 25w Super fast charging which charges the phone in 90min and 25w charger in box
- Awesome Stereo Speaker setup
- Fingerprint sensor is slow
- CPU Throlling Happens when Phone is heats
- Images From this Teleuphorias camera are not Impressive
Who can Get S20: if you want a Compact screen with triple camera on the rear then you can go to S20. if you want S20 Ultra with a with large Quad HD resolution, Periscope and TOF 3D Camera then you cn go with S20 Ultra
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