Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (G981)
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4G
5G and 4G
128 GB

Pro and cons Galaxy S20 5G

  • 5G so future-proof
  • Faster smooth screen
  • Improved camera zoom and 8K video
  • Thicker battery, more RAM
  • Limited use 5G

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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G product description

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is the 5G version of the regular S20. It is the head of Samsung's flagship family for 2020 with attractively designed looks, appealing specifications, numerous improvements and many familiar and trusted functions. We're going to list and discuss them all for you here

Usefulness 5G support

There is actually 1 good reason to prefer the S20 5G over the (cheaper) S20 4G: it is more future proof. We aren't replacing our mobile phone each year like we used to. By the time 5G is rolled out nation wide, you will be able to use it from day one. The possibilities of 5G are promising, think of higher speeds and lower latency. Ideal for downloading movies or online gaming. But that will be of no use as long as there is no 5G network. And at the time of writing there is none. It will come, that's for sure, but when you will be able to use it is not yet clear.

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Smooth 120Hz screen

Furthermore, this Galaxy S20 5G shares much of the regular S20. Think of a 6.2 inch Infinity-O Display. It has thin screen bezels and only a small hole punch for the 10 megapixel selfie camera. As with the S10, it is no longer conspicuously in the corner but nice in the centre. The screen now refreshes images at a maximum of 120 Hz instead of the 60 Hz used on the S10. This results in 2x smoother animations while scrolling. It also draws a little more power, so it only works in a slightly lower screen resolution. If you want the maximum resolution of 3200 by 1400 pixels then you will have to settle for 60 Hz

Main Samsung Galaxy S20 5G specifications

  • 6.2 inch large Infinity-O screen with 120Hz refresh rate
  • 64+12+12 megapixel camera with 8K video and 30x zoom
  • Modern and fast 7nm octa-core processor with hefty 12GB of working memory
  • 5G support for even faster future mobile internet
  • Place memory cards (max 1 TB)
  • Supports Dual SIM (slot shared with memory card)

More RAM memory

New in the camera area are the improved zoom possibilities. Instead of 2x you can now zoom up to 3x without loss of quality. So you get closer without sacrificing quality. You get even closer with 30x digital zoom, but images become blurry. All this is made possible by the new 64 megapixel camera sensor. A big improvement compared to the 'only' 16 megapixel on the S10. What is also more is battery capacity. It grew to 4000 mAh, is capable of wired fast charging and even does wireless charging (Fast Wireless Charging 2.0). This 5G version is equipped with a little more RAM memory so you can quickly open apps and switch between them. What's missing, but we seem used to that by now, is the headphone jack. Apparently we have to get used to it from Samsung, because no S20 model is equipped with it.


Samsung Galaxy S20 5G in the news

Samsung S20 Series

4 things Samsung didn't tell you about the Galaxy S20 series

Phone news ·

Last night Samsung announced the long awaited Galaxy S20 series. During the special Unpacked Event a lot of subjects were discussed, but not everything. Samsung omitted a few things, possibly because of time or because it's not convenient for them. We found 4 striking things Samsung didn't tell you.

On paper, both the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra seem very impressive phones. Attractive looking models with impressive cameras and contemporary features. However, there are some small print to be found when you enter the specification lists.

1. No more headphone port

For example, no S20 model has a headphone port anymore. Last year's S10 still had it, the S10+ did not. Apparently consumers didn't mind, so this is the first year that we won't find the old 3.5 millimeter gate anywhere. So you'll have to find other ways to plug in your own headphones. A USB-C to 3.5mm adapter for example. You won't find them in the box (anymore). AKG earphones with a USB-C connection.

Omitting the headphone port is a little less because you can charge the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra wirelessly. So if you insist on both, charging and listening to music, that's possible. Still, Samsung prefers that you buy a pair of Galaxy Buds+. The fully wireless earplugs have been replaced and have a longer battery life of 11 hours.

2. 120Hz only at 1080p

The new Galaxy S20 series is characterized by the new Dynamic AMOLED 2x screen. Images are refreshed not 60 times per second but 120 times. This makes animations look smoother and the device seems to respond more quickly to touch. It is a feature that we will see more often in the near future because it just feels very premium. It does have one drawback; it slurps more battery. To compensate for this, Samsung screws the resolution back from Quad HD+ to Full HD+. So it's choice; either razor-sharp images, or super-smooth images. By the way, Samsung has already chosen for you; standard out of the box is 60Hz and Quad HD+.

Dynamic AMOLED 2X

3. Slower 5G for the S20

During the introduction it already became clear that Samsung is strongly committed to 5G. All models are equipped with it or are available in 5G flavor. However, there are differences between them. For example, the Galaxy S20 only supports Sub-6 5G and not the faster mmWave variant. The S20+ and S20 Ultra do. For the Netherlands it doesn't really matter; 5G hasn't been rolled out yet.

4. 8K video with telephoto lens only

Samsung claimed several times during the Unpacked event that the S20 series had support for 8K video. Although you can discuss its usefulness, there is one important remark to make. Shooting 8K video cannot be done with the main camera but only with the telephoto lens. As a result, your 8K videos do have a zoomed effect.

8K video

This all has to do with the fact that the 12 megapixel main camera has too little resolution to shoot 8K videos. And that is why the 64 megapixels on the S20 and S20+ should be avoided. In practice, however, you won't have to worry about that. You'll rarely need 8K video and even better, we don't recommend it for the time being because each image will soon take 35 MB. In other words, you shoot your serve so full.


Samsung Galaxy S20 5G specification summary

Dimensions 151,7 x 69,1 x 7,9 mm
Weight 163 gr
Product code SM-G981
EAN code 9503848193794, 9503847259422, 9503844823480, 8806090404979, 8806090404948, 8806090404931, 8806090322709, 8806090322693, 8806090322662, 8806090322600, 8806090322594, 8806090322570, 8806090322525, 8806090322518, 8806090322495, 7423406192132, 7423406189118, 0887276398914, 0887276398891, 0887276398860, 0887276398785, 0887276398778, 0887276398761, 0887276398129, 0887276398112, 0887276398105, 0400064070078, 0400064069652, 0400064069621 Show 15 others, 8806090322518, 8806090322495, 7423406192132, 7423406189118, 0887276398914, 0887276398891, 0887276398860, 0887276398785, 0887276398778, 0887276398761, 0887276398129, 0887276398112, 0887276398105, 0400064070078, 0400064069652, 0400064069621
Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 10
Display
Colour display 6.2 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Hardware
Camera 12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP
Dirt and waterproof
Front camera 10 MP
Processor Octa core
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
5G
Build-in memory
Internal memory 128 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 4000 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Connections
Audio jack plug

All Samsung Galaxy S20 5G specifications


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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G alternatives

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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (G981)
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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android1011101112
Colour display6.2 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.2 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.7 inch, Ultra Vision Screen, hole-punch display6.7 inch, Ultra Vision Screen, hole-punch display6.7 inch, OLED, hole-punch display
Camera12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP13 MP, 48 MP, 48 MP13 MP, 3 MP, 50 MP, 50 MP12 MP, 48 MP, 50 MP
Dirt and waterproof
Front camera10 MP10 MP32 MP32 MP11.1 MP
ProcessorOcta core2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2100, octa core2.84 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa core1.8 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.84 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa coreGoogle Tensor, octa core
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
5G
Internal memory128 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)512 GB (Storage)256 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Battery4000 mAh4000 mAh4260 mAh4500 mAh5003 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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