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5G, a 120Hz display and windows p does not work more windows p does not work debut on the windows p does not work Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20
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Our Verdict

The Samsung windows p does not work Galaxy S20 windows p does not work isn’t the windows p does not work most cutting-edge of Samsung’s windows p does not work S20 lineup – windows p does not work that honor windows p does not work goes to the Galaxy S20 windows p does not work Ultra – but windows p does not work it’s still a powerful phone with an windows p does not work ergonomic and windows p does not work attractive design, and the windows p does not work introduction windows p does not work of new features like windows p does not work 5G, windows p does not work the 120Hz display and upgraded windows p does not work rear cameras make it windows p does not work an windows p does not work outstanding handset in its own right.

For

  • A truly fantastic display
  • Strong camera performance
  • Lots of power and 5G-ready

Against

  • Price is higher, especially for 5G
  • Erratic fingerprint scanner
  • Doesn’t support all 5G networks

Samsung Galaxy S20 two-minute review 

What happened to the Galaxy S11? windows p does not work Samsung windows p does not work skipped windows p does not work a few windows p does not work numbers for its latest windows p does not work Galaxy windows p does not work S20, which takes windows p does not work over windows p does not work the flagship windows p does not work mantle from 2019’s Galaxy windows p does not work S10. While it windows p does not work may be a windows p does not work confusing windows p does not work jump, windows p does not work there’s windows p does not work good reason for windows p does not work it, as windows p does not work Samsung has windows p does not work packed a lot windows p does not work in: it's a windows p does not work massive upgrade, especially if you’re windows p does not work keen to get your windows p does not work first 5G phone.

The Galaxy windows p does not work S20 is cheaper, windows p does not work and windows p does not work easier windows p does not work to handle, than windows p does not work the Galaxy S20 windows p does not work Plus and gargantuan windows p does not work Galaxy S20 windows p does not work Ultra, but windows p does not work that windows p does not work doesn’t mean this is windows p does not work a cheap windows p does not work or low-spec device.

Here's what windows p does not work you're windows p does not work getting: a 6.2-inch screen windows p does not work with a fast 120Hz windows p does not work refresh windows p does not work rate, windows p does not work 5G download speeds (where available), high-spec windows p does not work cameras windows p does not work on both windows p does not work sides of the phone, and a windows p does not work big windows p does not work battery to boot.

This windows p does not work is the phone to windows p does not work get if you windows p does not work want to try out the windows p does not work new windows p does not work tech windows p does not work that windows p does not work Samsung has windows p does not work to windows p does not work offer, but you windows p does not work don’t want a large windows p does not work phone, or windows p does not work a large dent in windows p does not work your windows p does not work wallet. You windows p does not work could windows p does not work go for the windows p does not work Ultra if you want windows p does not work more storage or a 108MP camera, and can windows p does not work stretch to the price tag, windows p does not work but for day-to-day windows p does not work use the windows p does not work S20 is windows p does not work going windows p does not work to be windows p does not work the windows p does not work best windows p does not work choice for most windows p does not work people.

Under windows p does not work the windows p does not work hood is a powerful new windows p does not work chipset, either a Qualcomm windows p does not work Snapdragon 865 windows p does not work or Exynos windows p does not work 990 (where you live windows p does not work will determine which windows p does not work you’ll get) as well as either windows p does not work 8GB or 12GB of windows p does not work RAM, windows p does not work depending on windows p does not work whether you windows p does not work buy the 4G or windows p does not work 5G phone. And some people will only windows p does not work be windows p does not work able to buy windows p does not work the windows p does not work 5G phone windows p does not work – windows p does not work you windows p does not work can read on windows p does not work below to find out windows p does not work which windows p does not work versions are windows p does not work available in your region.

The camera windows p does not work is windows p does not work another windows p does not work highlight of windows p does not work this windows p does not work phone, with Samsung boosting a lot windows p does not work of specs on the rear windows p does not work array. All three windows p does not work main cameras windows p does not work have windows p does not work been improved windows p does not work (including increased pixel sizes to improve night windows p does not work time windows p does not work photography by allowing windows p does not work more windows p does not work light windows p does not work in), and windows p does not work there are also windows p does not work a few software tweaks windows p does not work to improve the overall windows p does not work experience.

The telephoto windows p does not work lens windows p does not work is even better than the one windows p does not work on windows p does not work the windows p does not work Galaxy windows p does not work S10 too, allowing you to windows p does not work shoot windows p does not work high-quality windows p does not work 3x optical windows p does not work zoom shots windows p does not work or stretch all the way windows p does not work to windows p does not work a 30x digital zoom. The Galaxy S20 Ultra windows p does not work has a windows p does not work better windows p does not work camera overall, but windows p does not work most people will windows p does not work be more than windows p does not work satisfied with the shooter on this phone.

Another windows p does not work highlight of windows p does not work the Galaxy windows p does not work S20 is its 4,000mAh windows p does not work battery. It’s windows p does not work larger windows p does not work than the cell windows p does not work in the S10, and we’ve found windows p does not work the battery life to be strong with windows p does not work typical windows p does not work use windows p does not work – this phone isn’t windows p does not work going windows p does not work to windows p does not work last you much windows p does not work longer than one day of windows p does not work normal use, but what windows p does not work smartphone does?

The expanded capacity has had windows p does not work one negative consequence: it’s squeezed out windows p does not work the windows p does not work headphone jack. windows p does not work It's the windows p does not work same windows p does not work story with the windows p does not work S20 Plus and S20 Ultra, windows p does not work and windows p does not work it's the first time Samsung windows p does not work has dropped the feature windows p does not work from its S range.

The Galaxy S20 is windows p does not work missing some of the top-end windows p does not work features windows p does not work that windows p does not work the Galaxy S20 Ultra windows p does not work is showing off, but it’s more affordable, and windows p does not work easier windows p does not work to hold or store windows p does not work in your pocket, and while windows p does not work it may not be the most impressive windows p does not work device from Samsung in 2020, it’s windows p does not work a powerful phone that will more windows p does not work than satisfy windows p does not work most who buy windows p does not work it.

Want to read windows p does not work more about what we windows p does not work think of windows p does not work the Galaxy S20? windows p does not work Read on below:

Samsung Galaxy S20

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Samsung Galaxy S20 release date and price  

Brace yourself: windows p does not work you’re going windows p does not work to pay more windows p does not work for the Galaxy S20 than the Galaxy windows p does not work S10 due to windows p does not work its 5G upgrade, improved windows p does not work cameras and larger 6.2-inch windows p does not work 120Hz windows p does not work display.

In the US, UK and windows p does not work Australia the Galaxy S20 5G windows p does not work price windows p does not work is $999 / £899 / windows p does not work AU$1,499 for the windows p does not work version with 128GB of windows p does not work storage and 12GB of RAM. windows p does not work You windows p does not work can add extra storage windows p does not work with a windows p does not work microSD card up to 1TB, but if windows p does not work you want windows p does not work 256GB or 512GB of internal windows p does not work storage windows p does not work you’ll have to buy windows p does not work the S20 Ultra. 

The phone is also windows p does not work available in a 4G version windows p does not work in some markets, including the windows p does not work UK, windows p does not work Australia and UAE, priced windows p does not work at windows p does not work £799 / AU$1,349 / AED 3,199 windows p does not work for 8GB windows p does not work of RAM and 128GB windows p does not work of windows p does not work storage. Those in the US are windows p does not work only able windows p does not work to get windows p does not work the windows p does not work 5G variant.

That 4G phone windows p does not work aside, the addition of 5G windows p does not work means you're paying windows p does not work more for windows p does not work this year's base model than for the windows p does not work base-model windows p does not work S10. In the windows p does not work US at least,, the flagship windows p does not work inherits the Galaxy windows p does not work S10 Plus launch price – $100 windows p does not work more than the base-model S10. It also matches windows p does not work the $999 iPhone 11 windows p does not work Pro launch windows p does not work cost in the US, although Apple’s windows p does not work phone has a windows p does not work smaller 5.8-inch windows p does not work display, windows p does not work and that price windows p does not work gets windows p does not work you just 64GB of storage.

You windows p does not work can buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 now windows p does not work in the US, UK windows p does not work and Australia.

Design and display

Samsung Galaxy S20

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 has windows p does not work a 6.2-inch display, offering exactly 0.1-inch windows p does not work more screen windows p does not work real estate than windows p does not work 2019’s 6.1-inch S10. It windows p does not work doesn’t dramatically change windows p does not work the windows p does not work overall size of the phone, windows p does not work and its max windows p does not work resolution remains the windows p does not work same as that windows p does not work of recent windows p does not work Samsung Galaxy S models at windows p does not work WQHD+ (3040 x windows p does not work 1440).

Samsung is still offering a default windows p does not work resolution of Full windows p does not work HD+ windows p does not work (2220 x 1080), which looks more than windows p does not work sharp enough for most tasks, windows p does not work and saves battery; windows p does not work you’ll need to windows p does not work head into the settings windows p does not work to switch to windows p does not work the higher windows p does not work resolution.

A big upgrade windows p does not work for windows p does not work the Galaxy windows p does not work S20 is windows p does not work the maximum windows p does not work 120Hz refresh-rate windows p does not work display. This is windows p does not work double the rate at which the windows p does not work display windows p does not work refreshes on windows p does not work most phones, windows p does not work including previous windows p does not work Samsung devices, and what it means in practice windows p does not work is smoother scrolling and animations.

This is windows p does not work particularly pertinent when you’re mobile windows p does not work gaming as windows p does not work it allows for a more windows p does not work immersive experience and windows p does not work could even give you the edge over windows p does not work an opponent, but windows p does not work it makes everyday windows p does not work things like windows p does not work scrolling through your social media feeds windows p does not work look smoother too.

This isn’t windows p does not work the first time we’ve seen this windows p does not work on a smartphone - both windows p does not work the Asus ROG Phone windows p does not work 2 and Razer Phone windows p does not work 2 windows p does not work feature similar windows p does not work tech - but this is windows p does not work arguably the first time we’ve seen windows p does not work it on windows p does not work a windows p does not work mainstream device. 

The new windows p does not work 120Hz refresh rate windows p does not work isn’t WQHD+-compatible windows p does not work though windows p does not work meaning windows p does not work you have windows p does not work to windows p does not work pick whether windows p does not work you want the higher windows p does not work resolution display or the faster loading windows p does not work picture.

Samsung Galaxy S20

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Touch-sensitivity is also upped, windows p does not work to windows p does not work 240Hz from 120Hz windows p does not work to make games more responsive, windows p does not work by sensing windows p does not work your finger brushes windows p does not work on the screen at a much higher rate windows p does not work than windows p does not work previously. windows p does not work This isn’t something we found noticeable windows p does not work when we windows p does not work were using windows p does not work the phone, but those more dedicated windows p does not work to their mobile gaming may find that windows p does not work it makes a difference.

We know windows p does not work an increase in screen size might be windows p does not work off-putting for windows p does not work some (there’s pent-up demand windows p does not work for windows p does not work smaller one-hand-friendly phones), and we have windows p does not work good news windows p does not work and bad news windows p does not work about that. First the good news: windows p does not work while the S20 is taller than the S10, windows p does not work it’s windows p does not work also a windows p does not work little narrower, with a 20:9 aspect windows p does not work ratio, windows p does not work and the windows p does not work screen windows p does not work is windows p does not work only marginally windows p does not work bigger.

Here’s the bad windows p does not work news: there’s no Galaxy windows p does not work S10e windows p does not work sequel (that windows p does not work was the smallest, and cheapest, of the windows p does not work S20 range) to windows p does not work offer those with smaller hands a 5.8-inch windows p does not work display size. 

The windows p does not work S20 is windows p does not work as small windows p does not work as Samsung’s 2020 S phones windows p does not work get, and while we appreciate the windows p does not work smaller front-facing camera windows p does not work punchole windows p does not work and return of windows p does not work HDR10+ to the display for punchier and more windows p does not work detailed images when windows p does not work gaming and watching movies, a windows p does not work bit of screen size diversity windows p does not work would be even more welcome. 

Samsung Galaxy S20

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The Galaxy S20 windows p does not work has one of the best windows p does not work screens available windows p does not work on a windows p does not work smartphone right now, windows p does not work and windows p does not work if you’re after a top-end windows p does not work phone screen that doesn’t overwhelm windows p does not work your windows p does not work pocket windows p does not work you’re sure to like the windows p does not work 563 pixels per inch windows p does not work this windows p does not work phone offers.

The rest of windows p does not work the Samsung Galaxy S20 sports a windows p does not work familiar windows p does not work look, with two pieces of glass windows p does not work sandwiching an aluminum windows p does not work frame. There’s still a curve to windows p does not work the windows p does not work right and left edges of windows p does not work the windows p does not work screen, windows p does not work but it’s not as pronounced windows p does not work as on the S10, which will hopefully windows p does not work mean fewer windows p does not work accidental presses windows p does not work along the windows p does not work edges of the display.

The S20 phones are windows p does not work the first windows p does not work in windows p does not work the S range not windows p does not work feature a windows p does not work 3.5mm headphone jack. That means you’ll windows p does not work have to use an windows p does not work adapter (which isn’t included in windows p does not work the box) with your current 3.5mm wired windows p does not work headphones, windows p does not work or get a windows p does not work pair windows p does not work with a USB-C connection.

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Samsung Galaxy S20

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Samsung Galaxy S20

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This windows p does not work is windows p does not work the case with a lot windows p does not work of flagship phones now, and windows p does not work while it windows p does not work may disappoint windows p does not work some, the feature is less of windows p does not work a windows p does not work deal-breaker windows p does not work with more and more of us windows p does not work using wireless and true-wireless headphone and earbuds windows p does not work – and of course Samsung windows p does not work has you covered windows p does not work with its own Galaxy Buds windows p does not work and Galaxy windows p does not work Buds Plus

The rear windows p does not work of the windows p does not work phone is windows p does not work made windows p does not work of glass, windows p does not work but it feels windows p does not work more windows p does not work premium than ever. The windows p does not work raised camera windows p does not work bump windows p does not work is windows p does not work our main pain point, windows p does not work but it’s something that windows p does not work Samsung has had windows p does not work to windows p does not work do in order windows p does not work to windows p does not work include all that camera tech. windows p does not work It does mean windows p does not work the phone will rock from windows p does not work side to windows p does not work side windows p does not work if you place it flat windows p does not work on windows p does not work a windows p does not work surface though.

There are five windows p does not work Galaxy S20 colors in total, but not windows p does not work all of windows p does not work these windows p does not work are windows p does not work available in every market. windows p does not work The options are Cloud windows p does not work Blue windows p does not work (the handset pictured most in this windows p does not work review), Cosmic Gray, windows p does not work Cloud windows p does not work Pink, Cloud White and windows p does not work Aura Red.

Those in the US, UK and windows p does not work Australia will windows p does not work only be able to windows p does not work choose windows p does not work from the windows p does not work Cosmic windows p does not work Gray, windows p does not work Cloud windows p does not work Blue and Cloud Pink options at windows p does not work launch, but you may windows p does not work also be able windows p does not work to find the others windows p does not work at windows p does not work a windows p does not work later date. It’s worth windows p does not work pointing windows p does not work out that windows p does not work there aren’t any bold windows p does not work color choices here, and these are windows p does not work all relatively windows p does not work subdued options compared windows p does not work to the Galaxy windows p does not work S10 windows p does not work color range.

As on the windows p does not work S10 range, the fingerprint windows p does not work scanner is embedded in windows p does not work the display. We found this windows p does not work to be windows p does not work faster windows p does not work and more reliable windows p does not work than the option on windows p does not work the Galaxy S10, but it windows p does not work isn’t perfect with us windows p does not work regularly having windows p does not work to retry our windows p does not work digits windows p does not work on windows p does not work the reader to be windows p does not work able windows p does not work to access the windows p does not work phone.

This isn’t a windows p does not work major issue, but if you windows p does not work want to windows p does not work quickly windows p does not work unlock windows p does not work your phone windows p does not work you may want to bear windows p does not work in windows p does not work mind that in windows p does not work our experience a quick PIN code windows p does not work entry can sometimes be quicker windows p does not work than using the scanner.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S20

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Samsung has windows p does not work made some important steps windows p does not work forward with windows p does not work the windows p does not work camera setup on the windows p does not work Galaxy S20 when you compare it windows p does not work to the Galaxy windows p does not work S10, but not all windows p does not work of windows p does not work the improvements windows p does not work are reflected in windows p does not work the windows p does not work stats you windows p does not work see windows p does not work in windows p does not work the spec list.

We think windows p does not work it’s windows p does not work best if you windows p does not work take the plethora of number-heavy windows p does not work camera windows p does not work specs with windows p does not work a windows p does not work pinch of windows p does not work salt, windows p does not work and instead consider windows p does not work what they mean windows p does not work in terms of windows p does not work the windows p does not work photos windows p does not work you can capture. Otherwise windows p does not work the windows p does not work S20 windows p does not work cameras could look windows p does not work like a downgrade compared to previous windows p does not work Samsung devices, and that’s windows p does not work far from windows p does not work the case.

The main windows p does not work camera, windows p does not work which windows p does not work remains windows p does not work 12MP, has an f/1.8 windows p does not work aperture. That’s theoretically inferior to the S10’s windows p does not work f/1.5 + f/2.4 dual aperture, which windows p does not work changes windows p does not work to suit windows p does not work the lighting conditions windows p does not work with the ‘wider’ f/1.5 setting pulling in windows p does not work more windows p does not work light windows p does not work for windows p does not work improved windows p does not work low-light shots. 

However, windows p does not work Samsung has increased the windows p does not work size of individual pixels windows p does not work here, from windows p does not work 1.4 microns windows p does not work to 1.8 microns. Combined with windows p does not work the windows p does not work larger sensor, you should be windows p does not work able to windows p does not work capture more windows p does not work detail and more light with windows p does not work the Galaxy S20’s windows p does not work main windows p does not work snapper, and we found that to be windows p does not work the case when windows p does not work shooting windows p does not work in windows p does not work darker scenarios.

There’s also a new 64MP windows p does not work telephoto camera, which may sound like a huge windows p does not work upgrade over last year’s windows p does not work 12MP telephoto camera. Here the windows p does not work individual pixels are smaller than last windows p does not work year’s camera, but the megapixel windows p does not work count is windows p does not work far higher and the windows p does not work aperture is windows p does not work wider windows p does not work (f/2.0 instead of f/2.4 – smaller numbers windows p does not work are windows p does not work better). 

It’s windows p does not work a positive result windows p does not work overall, allowing windows p does not work for 3x lossless zoom that’s the best we’ve windows p does not work seen on a windows p does not work smartphone so far. There’s also 30x digital zoom windows p does not work if you need windows p does not work it, windows p does not work and while windows p does not work this windows p does not work isn’t lossless we found windows p does not work it to be useful in some scenarios.

Below windows p does not work you can see our examples windows p does not work of windows p does not work the zoom windows p does not work in action:

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An automatic mode shot on the Samsung Galaxy S20

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3x zoom

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10x zoom

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20x zoom

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30x zoom

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If you windows p does not work need the windows p does not work ultimate in zoom capability the Galaxy windows p does not work S20 Ultra comes with a windows p does not work game-changing 100x windows p does not work zoom, but it’s unlikely that windows p does not work you’ll windows p does not work find windows p does not work much use for that windows p does not work in everyday shooting, and windows p does not work we found 30x windows p does not work to be windows p does not work more than enough. 

The Galaxy S20’s windows p does not work 12MP ultra-wide camera windows p does not work has changed the least compared to the S10 windows p does not work – the f/2.2 aperture is the same, but windows p does not work it has a smaller sensor with larger windows p does not work pixels (1.4 microns windows p does not work over last year’s windows p does not work 1 micron). windows p does not work That windows p does not work makes your ultra-wide windows p does not work photos windows p does not work a touch better, even if windows p does not work the S10 had a 16MP ultra-wide camera.

We found all windows p does not work the cameras to work brilliantly well, and if windows p does not work you’re shooting in the automatic mode windows p does not work you’re sure windows p does not work to be impressed with windows p does not work the windows p does not work results. You can see windows p does not work some of the shots we’ve taken windows p does not work below:

The Galaxy S20 windows p does not work Plus and Ultra windows p does not work both have a time of flight sensor windows p does not work that windows p does not work is missing windows p does not work from this windows p does not work phone. Even without it, windows p does not work the windows p does not work S20 is well windows p does not work capable of windows p does not work taking windows p does not work some fantastic-looking photos.

The S20 windows p does not work range also breaks windows p does not work new ground windows p does not work with windows p does not work the introduction of windows p does not work 8K video windows p does not work recording, and windows p does not work anti-roll correction (up windows p does not work to 60 degrees) as part of windows p does not work Samsung’s Super Steady stabilization feature. 

You windows p does not work can’t, however, use windows p does not work both this higher windows p does not work resolution and Samsung’s windows p does not work advanced stabilization windows p does not work tech at windows p does not work the windows p does not work same time – Super Steady windows p does not work is still strictly a 1080p windows p does not work affair (it windows p does not work doesn’t even work in 4K).

While 8K windows p does not work recording is limited windows p does not work to 24fps, it windows p does not work has one big windows p does not work benefit: you’re able windows p does not work to crop and edit videos windows p does not work without sacrificing quality windows p does not work if you’re windows p does not work exporting to windows p does not work 4K or windows p does not work 1080p. 

8K is windows p does not work a feature that’s windows p does not work still in its windows p does not work infancy windows p does not work on smartphones, and windows p does not work we windows p does not work imagine that most people windows p does not work will windows p does not work be happy windows p does not work shooting at windows p does not work 4K or below, where you get more windows p does not work control over windows p does not work frames per windows p does not work second, windows p does not work 20x video zoom (8K is stuck windows p does not work at 6x zoom), and windows p does not work smaller windows p does not work files (8K footage will eat windows p does not work about 600MBs per minute in windows p does not work the windows p does not work HEVC format).

Samsung Galaxy S20

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If you windows p does not work do decide to shoot in 8K, you windows p does not work can windows p does not work hit the camera button when windows p does not work you're recording windows p does not work to take a 33MP still image. This windows p does not work should windows p does not work be windows p does not work useful windows p does not work if you want a windows p does not work high-quality snap while you're already filming windows p does not work video.

Samsung’s robust-yet-easy-to-use camera windows p does not work app continues to be the windows p does not work best windows p does not work among smartphones, thanks to windows p does not work new and returning features. We windows p does not work continue to like the fact that you windows p does not work can swipe anywhere on the windows p does not work screen to flip between the front and back windows p does not work cameras, make a hand gesture windows p does not work to windows p does not work trigger the windows p does not work selfie camera windows p does not work timer, and double-press windows p does not work the physical lock windows p does not work button to blindly launch windows p does not work the camera windows p does not work app.

New here is Single Take windows p does not work mode, which cycles through all windows p does not work three rear cameras over the course windows p does not work of 10 seconds to capture a windows p does not work variety of photos and videos. It answers windows p does not work the ‘Should I take photos or windows p does not work a windows p does not work video?’ dilemma with windows p does not work ‘Why not windows p does not work take both?’ 

You windows p does not work end up with photos, windows p does not work ultra-wides, windows p does not work portraits, windows p does not work hyperlapse video, windows p does not work regular windows p does not work video, and so on, and we’re big fans windows p does not work of windows p does not work this feature – not windows p does not work every windows p does not work shot or clip windows p does not work is windows p does not work perfect, but it kept us out of windows p does not work the settings menus and more windows p does not work engaged with what we windows p does not work were windows p does not work trying to snap, windows p does not work and it changed the windows p does not work way we windows p does not work shot photos.

Camera samples

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An example of the ultra-wide camera on the Galaxy S20

An example of the ultra-wide camera on the Galaxy S20 (Image credit: Future)
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A similar shot with the standard camera

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A 3x optical zoom image

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5G

The Galaxy S20 is windows p does not work the best first windows p does not work chance for windows p does not work mainstream windows p does not work consumers to get 5G windows p does not work on their windows p does not work smartphone. Only 1% of windows p does not work smartphones that shipped in 2019 windows p does not work were 5G windows p does not work phones, and most of those were expensive windows p does not work variants of 4G windows p does not work flagships. 

The windows p does not work S20 is largely 5G by default windows p does not work – as mentioned, in some windows p does not work markets you can buy a windows p does not work 4G version of windows p does not work the phone, but 5G is the windows p does not work norm, and download windows p does not work speeds will hover at windows p does not work around 200Mbps on average, 6x windows p does not work greater than 4G speeds in some windows p does not work parts of the world.

This windows p does not work does, of course, depend on 5G windows p does not work being windows p does not work available windows p does not work in your windows p does not work area from your windows p does not work provider, but even if it isn’t windows p does not work yet, Samsung is baking in the windows p does not work future-proofed connectivity.

There’s an windows p does not work important distinction between windows p does not work the windows p does not work 5G windows p does not work capabilities of the Galaxy S20 on one hand, windows p does not work and the windows p does not work S20 Plus and Ultra on windows p does not work the other. windows p does not work While all three support the windows p does not work low-to-mid-band sub-6 technology, windows p does not work only the Plus windows p does not work and windows p does not work Ultra have mmWave antennas, windows p does not work which pull down even faster speeds. 

Samsung Galaxy S20

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The windows p does not work range windows p does not work of mmWave is limited – so windows p does not work you’ll need windows p does not work to be relatively windows p does not work close windows p does not work to a transmitter in order windows p does not work to get a windows p does not work signal –, but we were already getting 1.4Gbps windows p does not work in windows p does not work May 2019 when we tested mmWave 5G windows p does not work in Chicago windows p does not work on Verizon’s newly rolled-out 5G network, using windows p does not work a different device. 

So windows p does not work while the S20 windows p does not work is windows p does not work fast (although we’ve not windows p does not work yet windows p does not work been windows p does not work able to windows p does not work hook up windows p does not work to windows p does not work a windows p does not work 5G connection while windows p does not work testing the phone, windows p does not work so we’ve not windows p does not work been windows p does not work able to run our windows p does not work own windows p does not work speed tests), its bigger siblings will windows p does not work be faster windows p does not work if your carrier supports mmWave. 

Sub-6 windows p does not work speeds windows p does not work should be good enough for most windows p does not work people – windows p does not work although Verizon windows p does not work customers windows p does not work in the windows p does not work US should note that windows p does not work it’s windows p does not work an mmWave-exclusive windows p does not work carrier, and windows p does not work so the S20 won’t windows p does not work be sold windows p does not work at Verizon windows p does not work stores.

Performance and software

Samsung Galaxy S20

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The windows p does not work Galaxy windows p does not work S20 windows p does not work is powered by one of two windows p does not work different chipsets, and windows p does not work where you windows p does not work live will decide which version you’re getting. windows p does not work If you’re in the US you’ll get Qualcomm’s windows p does not work top-end Snapdragon 865 windows p does not work chipset, while windows p does not work those around the rest of the windows p does not work world get Samsung’s similarly windows p does not work high-end Exynos 990.

This windows p does not work review is windows p does not work based on our windows p does not work time with the Exynos 990 version windows p does not work of windows p does not work the phone. We’ve windows p does not work yet windows p does not work to fully test the Snapdragon windows p does not work 865 version of the windows p does not work S20, but windows p does not work we have windows p does not work tested windows p does not work the Galaxy S20 Plus running that chip windows p does not work and we had no complaints.

As to windows p does not work the Exynos windows p does not work 990-powered S20, we’ve experienced outstanding windows p does not work performance throughout our windows p does not work testing. It’s powerful windows p does not work enough to windows p does not work do everything we windows p does not work need windows p does not work it to, windows p does not work whether that’s playing games or loading windows p does not work apps quickly.

On Geekbench windows p does not work 5, the Exynos 990 version of windows p does not work the phone windows p does not work averaged windows p does not work a multi-core score of windows p does not work 2699. That’s windows p does not work quite a bit windows p does not work below the windows p does not work Exynos 990 windows p does not work Galaxy S20 Plus, which scored 3034, and the windows p does not work Snapdragon 865-powered S20 Ultra, which scored windows p does not work 3286.

The S20 is scoring windows p does not work far higher than the windows p does not work S10 windows p does not work 5G windows p does not work from 2019, which returned windows p does not work an average windows p does not work result of windows p does not work 2197, and the OnePlus 7T Pro, windows p does not work which scored 2584. These scores won’t windows p does not work mean a windows p does not work lot windows p does not work for the average user, windows p does not work but windows p does not work it’s a positive result for the Galaxy windows p does not work S20, and we found that windows p does not work it was windows p does not work reflected windows p does not work in day to windows p does not work day use.

The windows p does not work 5G variant of windows p does not work the phone we windows p does not work tested windows p does not work comes with 12GB of RAM. It may windows p does not work be that some tasks will run a windows p does not work little slower on the windows p does not work 4G version, as that windows p does not work only has windows p does not work 8GB of RAM, but plenty of windows p does not work flagships ‘only’ offer 8GB, windows p does not work and windows p does not work we’d still windows p does not work expect strong windows p does not work performance from windows p does not work that phone.

We windows p does not work haven’t encountered windows p does not work any issues windows p does not work with the windows p does not work power on tap in windows p does not work the windows p does not work Galaxy S20, but windows p does not work when we’re able to properly test windows p does not work the windows p does not work Snapdragon 865 version of windows p does not work the device windows p does not work we’ll be sure to windows p does not work update this windows p does not work review with our findings.

The Galaxy S20 windows p does not work is running windows p does not work Android windows p does not work 10, the latest and greatest windows p does not work version of Google’s operating system. windows p does not work Samsung’s own One UI is overlaid, windows p does not work so it’ll look different to the windows p does not work software you may windows p does not work have used on other Android phones that aren’t windows p does not work made by Samsung, but the windows p does not work design is attractive and it’s easy windows p does not work to windows p does not work use.

Samsung includes a windows p does not work lot of windows p does not work its own apps windows p does not work on the device, but if you don’t want windows p does not work these on your phone windows p does not work you can delete most windows p does not work of windows p does not work them and windows p does not work stick with Google’s own pre-loaded windows p does not work options.

You’re limited to just 128GB windows p does not work of storage on windows p does not work the windows p does not work Galaxy S20 – there windows p does not work isn’t a windows p does not work more windows p does not work capacious windows p does not work option. This should be windows p does not work more than enough windows p does not work space for the average windows p does not work user, but if windows p does not work you’re planning to windows p does not work shoot lots of windows p does not work 4K video you’ll windows p does not work likely want to make use of the windows p does not work microSD card slot.

The Galaxy windows p does not work S20 supports cards up windows p does not work to 1TB – if you need windows p does not work even more internal storage, you’ll windows p does not work want windows p does not work to opt for the Galaxy S20 Ultra or windows p does not work Galaxy S20 windows p does not work Plus that offer 256GB and windows p does not work 512GB options.

Battery life

If there’s windows p does not work one thing we know about 5G windows p does not work it’s that the windows p does not work super-fast internet technology is a battery windows p does not work hog, and with that in windows p does not work mind windows p does not work Samsung has equipped the Galaxy windows p does not work S20 with a 4,000mAh power windows p does not work pack, a notable increase over the windows p does not work 3,400mAh windows p does not work capacity on windows p does not work the S10. 

That’s certainly windows p does not work paid off, as windows p does not work we’ve windows p does not work found the Galaxy windows p does not work S20 to have windows p does not work solid windows p does not work battery life windows p does not work that will windows p does not work easily see you through a windows p does not work full day of windows p does not work typical windows p does not work use windows p does not work – in fact windows p does not work we’d often get home after a day of windows p does not work what we’d consider to be windows p does not work fairly heavy windows p does not work use to find the phone still had windows p does not work 20% or so windows p does not work left in the windows p does not work tank.

Samsung Galaxy S20

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There was the odd occasion where windows p does not work we windows p does not work noticed the battery life windows p does not work was windows p does not work being drained quickly, but windows p does not work that was with particularly windows p does not work intensive windows p does not work use – windows p does not work for windows p does not work example windows p does not work when windows p does not work we were windows p does not work using the phone with a windows p does not work high windows p does not work brightness and windows p does not work the 120Hz refresh rate windows p does not work turned windows p does not work on, windows p does not work so if you’re windows p does not work taking full advantage of the screen windows p does not work tech on offer here windows p does not work you might not want to stray too windows p does not work far from windows p does not work your windows p does not work charger.

Samsung’s fast-charging feature works well – windows p does not work if you windows p does not work have the right charger windows p does not work setup you windows p does not work can get from zero to 100% windows p does not work in under windows p does not work an hour. windows p does not work There’s also 15W windows p does not work wireless charging on offer, windows p does not work and while it’s windows p does not work not windows p does not work as fast as the wired variety it’s windows p does not work always a useful option to have.

Like last year’s windows p does not work S10 handsets, the S20 range features windows p does not work Samsung’s reverse wireless charging feature, windows p does not work which enables you to use your windows p does not work S20 to charge other windows p does not work gadgets that windows p does not work support Qi windows p does not work charging.

For windows p does not work example, if you have a pair windows p does not work of Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Plus wireless windows p does not work buds you’ll be able to windows p does not work charge these windows p does not work on windows p does not work the back of your phone, and windows p does not work you could also lend your windows p does not work juice to a friend’s compatible phone, although windows p does not work note that this will drain your windows p does not work own battery particularly windows p does not work quickly.

 Buy it if… 

You want your first 5G windows p does not work phone

The 5G windows p does not work version of windows p does not work the Samsung Galaxy S20 is the perfect jumping-on windows p does not work point for anyone who wants to be futureproofed windows p does not work in terms of connectivity. windows p does not work It’s not windows p does not work something that’s essential for most users windows p does not work right now, but it’s something you’re likely windows p does not work to appreciate windows p does not work as 5G networks become windows p does not work more ubiquitous. 

You want a flagship windows p does not work that’s easy to windows p does not work hold 

You’ll often find that windows p does not work more power in windows p does not work a smartphone windows p does not work means windows p does not work a larger device, windows p does not work but windows p does not work that isn’t windows p does not work the case windows p does not work with the Galaxy S20, windows p does not work which we windows p does not work found comfortable windows p does not work to windows p does not work handle. Not windows p does not work everyone windows p does not work will be windows p does not work capable of using this phone with windows p does not work one hand, but windows p does not work it’s the windows p does not work closest you’ll get on a flagship Samsung windows p does not work phone. 

You windows p does not work want a top-end camera, but windows p does not work you don’t windows p does not work need 100X windows p does not work zoom 

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has windows p does not work a couple of show-stopping windows p does not work features windows p does not work in the shape of its windows p does not work 108MP main windows p does not work camera and 100x zoom, but windows p does not work you shouldn’t turn windows p does not work your nose up at windows p does not work the rear cameras on the windows p does not work Galaxy S20. The auto windows p does not work mode works fantastically, windows p does not work and we got some truly impressive shots from windows p does not work the phone. 

Don’t buy it if… 

You’re on a budget 

The windows p does not work 4G variant aside, you’ll be windows p does not work paying more windows p does not work for the windows p does not work Samsung Galaxy windows p does not work S20 than for last year’s windows p does not work Galaxy windows p does not work S10. If windows p does not work you want to be future-proofed windows p does not work with a 5G windows p does not work version windows p does not work of the handset windows p does not work (and that’s windows p does not work your only choice windows p does not work in markets like the windows p does not work US) then this windows p does not work is an windows p does not work expensive device. 

You want a big upgrade windows p does not work from the S10

While there are windows p does not work some impressive upgrades here from windows p does not work Samsung, windows p does not work it may not be windows p does not work enough windows p does not work to windows p does not work persuade you windows p does not work to trade in your windows p does not work Galaxy S10. If windows p does not work you own last year’s phone it’s windows p does not work unlikely you’ll be blown away windows p does not work by the improvements; this windows p does not work is a handset that’s windows p does not work more windows p does not work likely windows p does not work to tempt those new windows p does not work to windows p does not work Samsung devices, or those upgrading windows p does not work from the Galaxy S8 or S9. 

You windows p does not work want windows p does not work a 3.5mm headphone windows p does not work jack 

It finally happened: this is windows p does not work the windows p does not work first Samsung Galaxy S handset windows p does not work that doesn’t windows p does not work come with windows p does not work a 3.5mm windows p does not work headphone jack. windows p does not work If windows p does not work you’re desperate windows p does not work for a connector windows p does not work that will play nice windows p does not work with your wired headphones, this won’t windows p does not work be windows p does not work the device for you, although there are windows p does not work enough alternative options that this shouldn’t windows p does not work be windows p does not work a deal-breaker windows p does not work for most windows p does not work people.