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Samsung is launching one phone after another from pocket friendly to high-end flagship phones. Samsung S20 plus is one of the best flagship phones in the market. Samsung’s all recent phones with AMOLED display, battery life and design have attracted many buyers in recent years. There is also Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Ultra version of the flagship lineup. Let us see where Galaxy S20 Plus stands.

LIKE
  • Top class display
  • Great battery life
  • Camera record 8K video
DISLIKE
  • Slow fingerprint sensor
  • Expensive

Design

Though the phone has a 6.7-inch display it feels small in hand as the bezel around it is very thin, which is great and most of the users will like it. It has a dimension of 161.6 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm. Samsung 20 Plus has an aluminum frame and Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and has almost no bezels around the display which give it a modern and premium look. The edges are neither too sharp nor too rounded and feel very good in the hand.

samsung s20 plus

Unlike the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, the volume and power buttons are placed on the right side which is perfect for right-handed users.

Unlike OnePlus 8 Pro and iPhone X Pro, this phone does not have a matte finish on its back and so its glossy finish will quickly pick up fingerprints.

Display

Samsung S20 Plus comes with a stunning 6.7 inch AMOLED Quad HD display which makes the streaming, browsing, and gaming experience exceptional. The screen has excellent color accuracy. Since it is Samsung’s flagship phone, build quality is just great. The display has a resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels with 525 ppi in a 20:9 aspect ratio and hence is tall and super sleek.

Thanks to Samsung for getting away from waterfall displays which had issues of accidental touch in earlier galaxy series. The edges of this phone are slightly curved which makes it easy to hold. Because of the 120 Hz refresh rate, it is a lot smoother to navigate, scroll, and for gaming.

Also Read: OnePlus 8 Pro reviews – The best competitor of Galaxy S20 series

Camera

Samsung smartphones always come with a great camera. Samsung S20 Plus has a triple camera setup with a 64 MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom. In daylight S20 plus takes great photos with every detail. In 3X magnification images are nicely detailed, at 5X magnification images start to lose sharpness and at 8X or more magnification images almost gets blurred. With the night-mode enabled at dark places, it takes brilliant photos too.

You can record up to 8K video which is over-hyped and takes a huge amount of space. The punch hole 10 MP selfie camera takes images with extra detail and will never disappoint you.

Performance

Samsung S20 Plus can handle all power-intensive tasks smoothly as it has the latest Samsung Exynos 990 chipset (Global version has Snapdragon 865). With Antutu’s 500114 score S20 plus is one of the best performing phones so far. Its brilliant display and the fastest processor will give you great gaming and multitasking experience. In your day to day uses you won’t have an issue at all.

samsung s20 plus performance

The One UI 2.1 of this phone is really good and has come with tons of refinement. More customization, improved notifications, dark mode, and more. Samsung has done a great job with its user interface but they are too late to provide software updates.

The phone has dual stereo speaker setup and audio quality is just great. For such a fast performing phone the in-display fingerprint sensor is laggy and unreliable, it does not even work sometimes with a dry finger. For such a flagship phone this is a downside. Though it is little old fashioned Samsung’s rear mounter fingerprint sensor was pretty fast.

Battery

It is loaded with a 4500 mAh battery and a fast charger of 25W in the box. It can charge the battery from 0% to 60% in just 30 min. It supports 15W wireless charging too. Remember that AMOLED 120 Hz display is more than brilliant but it will cost you more battery juice. However you can change the refresh rate to 60 Hz in the setting, but once you like the view of 120 Hz you won’t like to go back to 60 Hz.

The refresh rate automatically switches from 120 Hz to 60 Hz when the battery reaches below 5 %.

Conclusions

Though there are two more versions i.e. Samsung S20 and S20 Ultra, Samsung S20 Plus is the best choice in terms of performance, battery life, and price. With just a few bucks more, buying S20 Plus over S20 would be the right decision as it has a bigger display, better camera, and excellent battery life. S20 ultra is overpriced for just little improvements over the S20 Plus.