Samsung Galaxy S20: The newly release Samsung Galaxy S20 series can rightly be called the beauty and the beast of smartphones thus far. We are going to name the Galaxy S20 the princess of flagship smartphones thus far and for good reasons.
Although there is the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Ultra which is known to be 5G phone, the Samsung Galaxy S20 also comes with a 5G version. But this version will only be available in the United States.
This phone is also launched with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (7nm+) chipset which has 5G embedded in its system. But this version is only available in the United States. So if you are getting the United State version, there is 5G in it for you.
Alright, enough of the introduction and hype already. Lets get to tell you what is really inside the beauty and why it can also be referred to as a beast. As always, we’ll be skipping all technical grammars and focus on user experience and its performance. Just below the summary is a table with the complete specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20.
Build and Display
All flagship Smartphones released by Samsung have always been known to have premium designs using the best materials. Well, the Samsung Galaxy S20 can be said to be the most beautiful thus far. With a display size of 6.2 inches, it uses the Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
It is built with Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame. Galaxy S20 is dust and water resistant and uses Gorilla Glass 6 for its display protection. Uses HDR10+ to enhance display and it also comes with [email protected], [email protected] refresh rate.
Talk about love at first sight and you’ll have to include the Galaxy S20. It’s design is just so sleek that only the appearance adds swag to the owner.
Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage
From the on set, we have said that the phone is only beautiful but also very powerful. The phones comes in two variants depending on the chipset, the Exynos 990 (7 nm+) for Global market or Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) for USA market. Both chipset are very powerful chipsets that have incredible features.
For example, both comes with new AI machine and Bixby natural language commands and dictation (just like Siri in iPhone). These chipsets also supports 8K video, dual video and megapixels more than 100MP. Coupled with their high performing GPU Mali-G77 MP11 – Global and Adreno 650 – USA, this phone is can perform heavy tasks with ease.
The phone comes in with 8GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage. There is also a space for external storage via microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot). This is relatively good as more files can be saved and the phone can process more data with the installed RAM size.
This is going to be among the most exciting features of the phone. Most people like taking good photos and videos. The Galaxy S20 comes with a triple rear camera. A 12 Megapixel wide, 64 megapixel telephoto with 3x optical zoom and a 12 megapixel ultrawide. These cameras can shoot 8k videos, have super steady video mode, comes with OIS and gyro-EIS enabled.
Up front the phone uses a 10 megapixel camera placed in a tiny hole in the middle of the phone. The front camera can also shoot 4k videos with the dual video call and Auto-HDR features enabled. From these features, one can easily see the expected photo qualities expected from this phone. Samsung have always been among the best camera smartphone, so there is little doubt the camera won’t do well.
Software and Battery
The phone run out of the box Android 10 which is really good as that is the latest Android version available. It is also accompanied by the One UI 2 graphical user interface. Galaxy S20 is powered by a 4000mAh with fast charge enabled, wireless charge and reversible charge feature. You can use the phone for a long time and also get it fully charged in no time. We put together the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20 in the table below.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Download Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps|
|Dimensions||151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm (5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||163 g (5.75 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6)|
glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
|OS (Operating System)||Android 10.0; One UI 2|
|Chipset (Processor)||Exynos 990 (7 nm+) – Global|
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) – USA
|CPU Details||Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.60 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global|
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA
|GPU||Mali-G77 MP11 – Global|
Adreno 650 – USA
|Card Slot (SD Card)||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal Storage||128GB 8GB RAM |
|Triple Lenses||12 MP (wide) Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS|
64 MP (telephoto) PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid optical zoom
12 (ultrawide) AF, Super Steady video
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps|
[email protected], HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Sound Enhancements||32-bit/384kHz audio|
Tuned by AKG
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Radio||FM radio (USA & Canada only)|
|USB||3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass |
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Fast Charging||Fast battery charging 25W|
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
|Colors||Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink|
|Messages||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Games||Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store|
This phone will cost about N327,200 when it eventually comes to Nigeria. With the quality it is offering, its very difficult to argue if the its worth the price.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 is yet to be announced for sale in the Nigeria market. As at now we can not say for sure if the phone will be sold in the Nigeria market. We’ll update this post when there is any news regarding this phone availability in the Nigeria market.