The Galaxy S 20 Plus from the South Korean tech company Samsung, which was launched in the spring of 2020, has already reached a certain age. Despite that, it is still one of the most powerful smartphones you can currently get. It can't keep up with the performance that has become standard in the Galaxy S 21 series, but you can still look forward to cutting-edge technology.
The age is not a disadvantage at all, either. The smartphone market has become quite fast-paced anyway, with new releases hitting the market almost weekly. And yet not everyone buys the latest release. On the other hand, the price has dropped significantly over time, and you can get the Galaxy S 20 Plus for as little as 650 Euros.
But what does this model of the Galaxy S 20 series actually have? And how does it differ from the other models of the same series? We will tell you this and more in this report.
When it comes to color selection, you'll have to limit yourself to three options, unlike the Fan Edition of the Galaxy S 20 series. You can choose between a blue, gray or black model.
In terms of design, material, and the workmanship of the individual components, the Galaxy S 20 Plus looks extremely high-end. It was designed similarly to the Galaxy S 20 Ultra. The smartphone's entire casing is made of glass. However, the disadvantage is that this magically attracts your fingerprints, which quickly diminishes the otherwise noble impression.
The camera unit, on the other hand, is much better manufactured than in the Galaxy S 20 Ultra. It is a bit smaller, but it does not stick out very far.
It is particularly noticeable that the smartphone is a real lightweight despite its 6.7-inch screen. This is also due to the fact that it is extremely slim. Despite this, the Samsung Galaxy S 20 Plus fits ideally in the hand.
The screen diagonal of the Galaxy S 20 Plus is a full 6.7 inches. This makes it the second largest model in the Galaxy S 20 range after the Galaxy S 20 Ultra. The regular S 20 and the S 20 FE have even a bit less inches.
The Galaxy S 20 Plus displays both colors and brightness optimally. You can still see a clear picture on the display even in direct sunlight.
The smartphone has a refresh rate of 60 hertz in standard mode. You can optionally increase this so that you can even enjoy a refresh rate of 120 hertz. However, this eats up the battery quite a bit and is not possible in 4K, but only in Full HD+.
Samsung has greatly improved the response speed of the Galaxy S 20 Plus. Thanks to 240 hertz, the smartphone responds to your inputs as fast as lightning.
The working memory is particularly impressive with a whole 12 gigabytes of LPDDR5 RAM. It is also ultra-fast thanks to the UFS3 technology and can process every command in a fraction of a second.
The internal storage is either 128 or 512 GB, depending on which model you choose. Furthermore, you can still expand the storage, the hybrid slot can either be used for a second SIM card or for a microSD memory card.
As we are used to from Samsung, the battery is not too convincing. You can get through the day well in standby mode, but intensive use ends after about seven to eight hours. Nevertheless, the battery of the Galaxy S 20 Plus with its 4,500 mAh is much more powerful than that of the normal Galaxy S 20, which only has 4,000 mAh.
You can even recharge the battery quite quickly with the included power adapter. However, the smartphone only supports power supplies up to 25 watts. It takes about one and a half hours to fully charge the Galaxy S 20 Plus.
You can enjoy four cameras in the Galaxy S 20 Plus. The original version of the S 20 series only has three of them. You can expect a main camera with 12 megapixels, an ultra-wide-angle camera with 12 megapixels as well, and a telephoto camera with an insane 64 megapixels. The fourth camera, which the normal Galaxy S20 does not have, is mainly responsible for the depth of field. It can also be used to create an impressive bokeh effect.
Besides razor-sharp pictures, you can also record ultra-high-resolution videos in 4K. The best thing is that this is even possible with a frame rate of 60 fps.
The selfie camera is also impressive. It is not quite as powerful as the front-facing camera with 10 megapixels, but the pictures still look pretty good.
Unfortunately, you only have to sacrifice some quality when zooming the telephoto camera. Unfortunately, it does not have a particularly large optical zoom like the one in the Galaxy S 20 Ultra. However, it is possible to zoom up to three times without problems.
Photos in poor lighting conditions also look excellent. Although the Galaxy S 20 Ultra is still a bit more powerful in this aspect, it also costs a bit more accordingly. In any case, it is completely sufficient for everyday use.
The Samsung Galaxy S 20 Plus is especially the ideal choice if you need a powerful smartphone for everyday use. Of course, the S 20 Ultra is still a lot more powerful, but for the normal wallet and everyday requirements, the Galaxy S 20 Plus is the much more suitable option.
Above all, we liked the large screen where you can easily see even small details. Furthermore, the smartphone's camera shoots top-quality photos in daylight. This decreases in poorer light conditions, but the pictures still look extremely good despite that. Unfortunately, only the telephoto lens does not have an optical zoom.
Furthermore, the smartphone feels good in the hand. The grippy design in particular makes the Galaxy S 20 Plus look extremely classy.
However, we find that the battery runtime is much too short. Of course, such a powerful smartphone also consumes a lot of power, but the competition can still score much better here. However, this is complaining on a high level in the Galaxy S 20 Plus.