Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is basically the Samsung Galaxy S20 but with some little improvements here and there. These improvements include a bigger screen, bigger battery and even an addition of a new camera. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus has a big 6.7-inch Super AMOLED 2X display with same Snapdragon 865 or Exynos on the inside depending on your region.
It also has the same 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage however, the battery here has been bumped up to 4,500mAh in order to keep up with power draw from the larger screen. Let’s see what makes this device a “Plus”.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Key Specs
- 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 3200 pixels
- Android 10, 8GB Of RAM
- Snapdragon 865, Octa-core 2.84GHz – Exynos 990, Octa-core 2.73GHz
- 128GB built-in storage
- 12MP + 64MP + 12MP + 0.3MP TOF 3D camera and a 10MP selfie camera
- 4,500mAh non-removable battery
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Design And Display
The design of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus looks identical to the standard Samsung Galaxy S20. It has both its back and front covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 with aluminium frame on the sides. The rear of this device looks very minimalistic with just a quad-camera setup and an LED flash in a rectangle-shaped camera bump at the top left corner.
Colour options available for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is almost the same as its sibling which are Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue and Cosmic Black. Flipping the device over to its front reveals the display; a massive 6.7-inch full-view display which Samsung calls “Super AMOLED 2X”. This display has a QHD+ display with an eye-popping pixel per inch density of 525 (a bit lower than the standard S20) and uses a 20:9 aspect ratio.
This display, like the on its sibling, also has a 120Hz refresh rate but can only be used if you switch the display resolution down to 1080p (FHD+). Cranking the display all the way up to 2K resolution (QHD+) will automatically bring the refresh rate down to 60Hz. Also, it has a 240Hz touch response, supports HDR10+ and has an always-on display.
Overall, the phone itself, with the big battery on the inside, weighs 186grams and measures 7.8mm in thickness. It is also water and dust resistant, up to 1.5m for 30mins.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Camera Review
At the back of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus lies a quad-camera setup comprising of a main 12MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS. A 64MP telephoto camera with an f/2.0 aperture PDAF, OIS and 3x hybrid optical zoom. Another 12MP sensor; an ultrawide camera with an f/2.2 aperture, AutoFocus and Super Steady Video. Lastly, there is an 0.3MP Time of flight camera for depth sensing in portrait shots.
Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus quad rear camera setup is equipped with an LED flash, auto-HDR, Panorama and can shoot 8K videos at 30fps, 4k videos at 30 or 60fps and 1080p videos at 30,60 or 240fps. It also supports HDR10+, dual video recording, stereo sound recording, gyro-EIS and OIS as well.
The front-facing camera, on the other hand, is basically the same; A 10MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and dual-pixel PDAF, equipped with auto-HDR, dual-video recording and can shoot 4k videos at 30/60fps while 1080p video recording caps out at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
Depending on your region, your variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 may come with a different Chipset. There are two variants; one with a Snapdragon 865 sold in the US and another with the Exynos 990 for other regions.
The Snapdragon 865 SoC comes with an octa-core processor clocked at 2.84GHz paired with an Adreno 650 GPU while the Exynos 990 SoC also comes with an octa-core processor but clocked at 2.73GHz paired with a Mali-G77 MP11 GPU.
Regardless of the SoC, both variants come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.0 storage. Unfortunately, there is no bigger RAM/Storage option for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus unless you opt for the 5G version, in which case you can get one with up to 512GB of internal storage, still with 8GB of RAM.
There is also a MicroSD slot which on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus which allows you to add more storage. As expected, it runs Samsung’s own One UI 2 out of the box which is based on the latest Android operating system version; Android 10.
Battery and Connectivity
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus has a 4,500mAh battery capacity keeping the light on which comes with a 25W fast battery charging. Speaking of charging, it can be done through it’s USB Type-C port which also supports UBS Power Delivery 3.0. This device also has a 15W wireless charging as well as a 9W reverse wireless charging, mostly meant for smartwatches and earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus doesn’t have 5G however, there is a 5G version which costs a little bit more with the option to have bigger internal storage. Furthermore, it also has 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, NFC, FM Radio and GPS. No 3.5mm jack here.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus costs about $1,099 for the non-5G version. The 5G version costs $1,199 while the 5G version with 512GB of internal storage will set up back $1,299
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Full Specifications
- Dimension: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm
- Material: front/glass (Both Corning gorilla glass 6), aluminium frame
- Weight: 186grams
- SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: Dynamic AMOLED 2X Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.7-inch
- Screen Resolution: 20:9, 1440 x 3200 pixels, 525ppi
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 10, One UI 2
- Chipset: Snapdragon 865, Octa-core 2.84GHz – Exynos 990, Octa-core 2.73
- RAM: 8GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 128GB – UFS 3.0
- Card Slot: Yes (Shared SIM slot)
- Rear Camera: 12MP + 64MP + 12MP – LED flash, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, auto-HDR, Panorama
- Front Camera: 10MP – auto-HDR, dual video call
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes, Type-C
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (under-display) ultrasonic.
- NFC: Ues
- GPS: Yes
- Sensors: Gravity, accelerometer, proximity and light Sensor
- Capacity: 4,500mAh Non-removable
- Type: Li-Po
- Fast Charging: Yes, 25W, Power Delivery 3.0, 15W fast wireless charging, 9W reverse wireless charging
- OTG Support: Yes