Surprisingly leaping from its predecessor Samsung Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S is now comprises of top flagship smartphone with a 3 variant ranging from model of Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus (+) and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
This is the first time that we had witness the Plus variant is not again the most top-tier variant, instead Samsung had come out with something more awesome, calling it the Ultra variant.
With the simple yet significant naming of these variants, almost major customer will understand them easily by differentiating which is the best and which is the most dominating options. However, it is not going to be easy to understand which variant is actually best enough for their needs and variants that are most value worth for the buck.
To differentiate and ease your eyes in easily identifying which variant you should buy in this Galaxy S20, we had compiled with a list of categories by comparing the highlight and differences between the phone specifications of Galaxy S20, S20+ and also the awesome S20 Ultra.
Phone Design & Built
The standard minimalistic yet elegant design of standard variant of Samsung Galaxy S20 built with lesser bulging rear camera packed.
This standard variant of S20 does feel more compact when holding it comparing to S20+ and S20 Ultra due to its screen built at a smaller size at 6.2 inches. While comparing screen to body ratio, we did noticed that the screen size of S20+ does indeed has a slightly larger than its higher variant of S20 Ultra, whereas S20+ does packed with camera module that are not that much larger than its standard variant.
As all variant falls under IP68, you are getting a waterproof phone that are resistant to water submersion up to a maximum depth of 1.5m underwater for up to 30 minutes, as well as both front and rear sides were secure by Gorilla Glass 6 that can withstand scratch yet can survive multiple drops from even greater heights makes this phone renown as top-tier build worthy.
Super vivid display coming from Samsung is undeniably awesome, an you are getting the dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with HDR10+, and QuadHD+ resolution display with high refresh rate up to 120Hz that can be enabled only when you choose Full HD+ resolution, else you are expecting at 60 Hz screen when Quad HD+ set.
It is visibly obvious that the display diagonal of S20 possesses a much more compact size at inches of 6.2 display, while we get 6.7 inches for S20+ and S20 Ultra comes with size of 6.9 inches display.
We let you be the judge regarding what screen size does matters for you. Let’s say if you prefer greater productivity and efficient handheld lovers, bigger screen does get a lot of your job done. However getting a smaller screen does means greater portability and easier to navigate easily with one hand.
Internal hardware and operating system:
The whole Samsung Galaxy S20 is powered either with chipset of Snapdragon 865 or an Exynos 990 depend on the market of USA or Global respectively. You are getting huge amount of sufficient 8GB RAM for S20, 12 GB for S20+, while having higher end option to choose at 12/12/16GB based on the internal storage size option you choose at 128/256/512GB for much more equivalent performance.
Any one of these devices does have their option to choose at 5G variants which will be much pricier. So you should determine whether your local provider does provide 5G service, if so you can buy the 5G variant that suits your much higher speed of internet performance.
All Samsung variants does comes with the ability to increase additional storage at the mobile like of SSD speed of UFS 3.0 storage expandable with a micro SD card.
Operating system comes pre-installed with latest Android 10 and personalized by One User Interface 2.
Setup of Cameras
Many media stating that Galaxy S20 Ultra is going to be the best camera phone commercially available to date. S20 Ultra carrying with the supports up to 100x zoom (able to take photo of a moon or space) and packs with the primary camera highly praised on their amazing 108 MP resolution and upsizing the front camera at 40MP resolution.
Simple put the S20+ comes only with additional 4th sensor of TOF 3D camera comparing to the actual tri-camera S20 of 12MP wide (dual-pixel) camera, 64MP telephoto lens and 12MP ultra-wide feature sensor with dual-pixel 10MP selfie camera.
Samsung Galaxy S20 standard variant is occupied with more than sufficient amount of 4000mAh for a whole daily consumption, whereas S20 plus having upsize of battery size at 4500mAh.
The largest yet amaze more than enough for media and major task consumption needs matches the huge battery size of 5000mAh in S20 Ultra variant. Not missing the feature of Reverse wireless charging does bring a very significant feature to being able wirelessly charge any other device have wireless charging.
The release price of Galaxy S20 $799 while $999 for 5G Variant, S20+ priced at $920 while $1,199 for (5G variant), while for the higher variant of Galaxy S20 Ultra starting at $1,199 while for 5G variant was priced starting at $1,399.
Galaxy S20 Ultra indeed win this battle against its variant, but if you do not need the ultra-cameras setup where having the S20+ does gets to take significant great photos compared to any flagship phones.
However, if you desired a more compact phone that easier to hold and transportability, then S20 standard variant will not be a mistake for you choosing it while saving your wallet.
Pros and Cons
Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – The Pros and Cons in general for what you expect.
Samsung Galaxy S20
|· Feels more compact & transportable
· Priced affordably
|· Battery life 4000mAh minimum sized
· Standard flagship camera setup, without 108MP & 100 times zoom.
Samsung Galaxy S20+
|· Priced ranged reasonable with great quality setup
· Compact feeling than the higher variant S20 Ultra
· Larger battery size than S20
· Larger screen-to-body ration than S20 Ultra
· With 3D ToF sensor feature
|· Standard flagship camera setup, without 108MP & 100 times zoom.|
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
|· Top-tier cameras setup
· Large size screen
· Huge battery size
· Speed of charging is faster with 45W charger
|· Expensive price variant
· Phone dimension and screen size feels large hardly able to navigate with single hand.
Full Specification & Price.
Samsung Galaxy S20 vs S20+ vs S20 Ultra – Detail Specification & Price.
|Specs||Details: Samsung Galaxy S20||S20 Plus||S20 Ultra|
|Display||Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
6.2 inches, 89.5% Screen To Body Ratio
1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (563 ppi density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Refresh Rate of 120Hz at FHD or 60Hz at QHD
(90.5% screen to body ratio)
(89.9% screen-to-body ratio)
|Android 10, One UI 2
– Exynos 990 (Global set)
– Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (USA set)
– Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – (Global set)
– Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – (USA set)
– Mali-G77 MP11 (Global set)
– Adreno 650 (USA set)
|RAM||8GB||8GB||12/ 12/ 16GB|
|Storage||128GB||128GB||128/ 256/ 512GB|
|Battery Size||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Fast battery charging 15W
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Power bank/ Reverse wireless charging 9W
|4500 mAh battery, 25W, USB 3.0.||5000 mAh battery, 45W, USB 3.0.|
|Cameras||Rear Triple Camera:
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom (3x hybrid zoom)12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.4µm, Super Steady video.LED flash, Auto-HDR, Panorama mode4320p@24fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OISFront Cam:
10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF,Dual video call, Auto-HDR2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
|+ 0.3 MP, TOF 3D, f/1.0, (depth)
|108 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF, OIS
48 MP, f/3.5, (periscope telephoto), 1/2.0″, PDAF, OIS, 4x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), Super Steady video
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, f/1.0, (depth)
|Sensors||– Fingerprint in-display (ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, ANT+
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
|Connections||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot),
3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB OTG
|Networking||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LEGPS: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEONFC: YesFM radio: Snapdragon USA set only
|Same or choose coming with 5G different price than S20+ without 5G||Same or Can choose coming with 5G different price than S20 Ultra without 5G|
|Audio||Loud Speaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack headphone: NO
Tuned by AKG
|Dimensions and Weight||151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm
163 g (5.75 oz)
Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
IP68 dust/water resistant, up to 1.5m for 30 mins.
|161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm,
186 g (6.56 oz)
|166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm,
222 g (7.83 oz)
|Colors||Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red||+ Cosmic Black,||Only Cosmic Grey , Cosmic Black , Cloud White|
|Model||SM-G980, SM-G980F, SM-G980F/DS||SM-G985, SM-G985F, SM-G985F/DS||SM-G988, SM-G988U, SM-G988U1, SM-G9880, SM-G988B/DS, SM-G988N, SM-G988B|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual Type Sim, Nano-SIM, dual stand-by Slot.||Same||Same|
|Price||Samsung Galaxy S20 ($799)
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G ($999)
|S20 Plus ($920)
S20 Plus 5G ($1,199)
|S20 Ultra ($1,199)
S20 Ultra 5G ($1,399)