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Compare the Samsung Galaxy S20 to the S20 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus are the smallest and middle members of the Galaxy S20 family. These devices are the same in many ways, but there are still some differences. For example, the S20 Plus has a more extensive camera setup. In addition, the device is considerably larger. Here, we'll tell you more about the differences and similarities between these smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S20

  • Watch your favorite movies and series on the large, yet easy to hold, 6.2-inch Quad HD screen.
  • Take beautiful photos with the standard lens, wide-angle lens, or telephoto lens.
  • Thanks to the fast charging function, you can quickly recharge the 4000mAh battery.
  • Because this device doesn't have a Time-of-Flight sensor, the camera is less versatile than the one on the S20 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

  • Thanks to the 3 cameras and the Time-of-Flight sensor on the back of the device, you can take a nice photo in every situation.
  • The large 4500mAh battery can easily last a day.
  • The large 6.7-inch Quad HD screen has enough room to display movies, series, and games.
  • Due to the large 6.7-inch screen, the phone won't fit in everyone's hand or pocket.

Design

Samsung Galaxy S20 vs S20 Plus size

Samsung S20: 6.2-inch screen

The Samsung Galaxy S20 has a 6.2-inch Quad HD screen. On the top of the screen, you can find a small opening for the selfie camera. In addition, the device has is virtually bezel-less, so you can watch your favorite movies and series without distractions. The cameras on the back are integrated in a camera island. This platform protrudes slightly, but this won't be visible if the device is in a case. The S20 will be available in gray, blue, and pink.

Difference S20 and S20 Plus size

Samsung S20 Plus: 6.7-inch screen

Thanks to its 6.7-inch Quad HD screen, the S20 Plus is a lot bigger than the S20. Because of its large screen, the device is a little over an inch longer and almost half an inch wider. As a result, the S20 Plus won't fit in everyone's hand or pocket. Just like the S20, this device has thin bezels and a small notch for the selfie camera. The rear cameras are integrated in the device the same way. The device is available in black, gray, and blue.

Camera

Samsung S20 camera

Samsung S20: wide-angle lens and telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom

The Samsung S20 is equipped with 3 cameras. In addition to a 12-megapixel standard camera, it also has a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens for photos of large groups or buildings and a 64-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. This allows you to zoom in 3 times without losing quality. The S20 can take up to 14 different photos and videos with the different lenses at the same time. That way, you can make sure you have a good photo of every important moment.

S20 Plus camera

Samsung S20 Plus: same cameras and a Time of Flight sensor

The camera setup of the S20 Plus is slightly more extensive compared to the setup of the S20. In addition to the 3 cameras the S20 has as well, the Samsung S20 Plus also has a Time-of-Flight sensor, which Samsung calls DepthVision . This sensor measures depth, so you can create a nicer depth of field effect when taking portrait photos. This sensor can also create a 3D image of an object it sees. This means you'll be able to use AI (artificial intelligence) in the future.

Performances

Difference S20 and S20 Plus performance

Samsung S20: powerful Samsung Exynos 990 processor and 8GB RAM

The Samsung Galaxy S20 has a the powerful Samsung Exynos 990 processor. This allows you to open demanding apps, games, and photo editing programs without a lags. Thanks to the 8GB RAM, multi-tasking won't be a problem. You can save your apps and files on the 128GB storage memory. If you use a memory card, you can expand this memory with an additional 1TB.

S20 vs S20 Plus performance

Samsung S20 Plus: just as powerful

In terms of speed and power, the S20 Plus is comparable to the smaller version. Like the S20, the S20 Plus has a Samsung Exynos 990 processor and 8GB RAM. These devices also have the same amount of storage space. The S20 Plus has 128GB to store your apps, photos, music, and other files. Do you need more space? Expand the memory by another 1TB with a memory card.

Battery

Batterij S20

Samsung S20: 4000mAh battery, 25W fast charging

Thanks to the 4000mAh battery of the S20, you can get through a whole day without having to charge your device. Because the device supports 25-watt fast charging, you can quickly recharge it. Your battery will be charged halfway in less than half an hour. The S20 can also be charged wirelessly, thanks to 15-watt fast charging. Your device will be fully charged in 2 hours. The S20 also supports Reverse Wireless Charging. That means you can charge small devices, such as Bluetooth earbuds, wirelessly on the back of your phone.

Battery S20 Plus

Samsung S20 Plus: 4500mAh battery, 25W fast charging

The 4500mAh battery of the S20 Plus is a lot bigger than the battery of the S20. The device needs this larger battery, because the 6.7-inch screen uses more energy. In addition, the S20 Plus also supports 25-watt wired fast charging and 15-watt wireless fast charging. Because the battery is larger, it may take a bit longer before the device is fully charged. Just like the S20, the S20 Plus supports Reverse Wireless Charging.

4G or 5G?

4G or 5G

The Samsung S20 is available in both a 4G and 5G version. 5G is a new, faster mobile network. At the moment, 5G isn't available in the Netherlands. Providers are allowed to start building 5G transmission towers in May 2020. The fast frequencies won't be available until later, though. It might take up to 2022 before you can enjoy the fast 5G network everywhere. Until then, you'll be able to use 4G on your 5G device.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus are the same in many areas when it comes to the software. The S20 Plus is considerably larger than the S20. though. In addition, the Plus version has a larger battery and a more complete camera setup, thanks to the Time-of-Flight sensor. Are these matters important to you? The S20 Plus is the best choice. Keep in mind that the S20 Plus has a screen diagonal of 6.7 inches, so it's considerably larger than the S20.


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