Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Review and Specs

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (USA version)

SCORE:
88
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Highlights

  • 6.2" 1440 x 3200 (Quad HD+) Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen
  • 5G support
  • 3 rear cameras
  • 12MP f/1.8 main camera
  • 4000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
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In The Box

  • Device
  • Data Cable
  • Travel Adapter
  • Ejection Pin
  • Earphones sound by AKG
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Clear cover
  • Protective Film

Overview

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G was released in 2020. It weighs 5.74 oz (163 g) and has 6.2" Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen with 1440 x 3200 (Quad HD+) resolution. The current model has 12GB RAM and 128GB UFS 3.0 type internal storage, Exynos 990 chipset, Octa-core CPU, Mali-G77 MP11 GPU, and runs on Android 10. The phone is equipped with 4000 mAh non-removable li-po battery with the support of fast wired and wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.

Based on the features and specifications we have given Samsung Galaxy S20 5G an overall score of 88 out of 100, as well as individual scores for the features listed below.

BODY
77
NETWORK
100
DISPLAY
91
MEMORY
85
CAMERA
83
FEATURES
94
LOCATION TECH
86
CONNECTIVITY
96
SENSORS
84
AUDIO
88
BATTERY
87
OVERALL
88

Pros and Cons

PROS
👍   Water Resistant
👍   4G Bands
👍   5G Bands
👍   High Screen Resolution: 1440 x 3200 (Quad HD+)
👍   High Screen Refresh Rate: 120Hz at FHD
60Hz at QHD
👍   High Screen Pixel Density: 563ppi
👍   High Screen To Body Ratio: 89.5%
👍   Big RAM: 12GB
👍   Big Internal Storage: 128GB
👍   Memory Card Slot
👍   3 Rear Cameras
👍   f/1.8 Main Camera
👍   Main Camera Optical Image Stabilisation
👍   Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👍   Telephoto Camera
👍   Telephoto Camera Image Stabilisation
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera HDR Video Recording
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   GPS
👍   USB
👍   Wi-Fi Standard
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth version
👍   NFC
👍   ANT+
👍   FM radio
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Barometer
👍   Compass
👍   Fingerprint Sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   High Capacity Battery: 4000 mAh
👍   Fast Wired Charging
👍   Wireless Charging
CONS
👎   No HDR display
👎   12MP Main Camera
👎   No Infrared
👎   No 3.5mm Audio Jack

Specifications

In this section we present all available features and specifications for Samsung Galaxy S20 5G.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy S20 5G
Version12GB/128GB
Version2SM-G981U
CountryUSA
ColorsCosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White
Annouce date2020, February 11
Release Date2020, March 06
BODY
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
Water Resistant
IP68
Weight5.74 oz (163 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)5.97" x 2.72" x 0.31"
151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm
NETWORK
Number of SIMSingle SIM
Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 66 / 71
TDD LTE: Bands 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 / 46 / 48
5G BandsSub6: FDD LTE: Bands 2 / 5
TDD LTE: Bands 41 / 66 / 71
SCREEN
ScreenSize6.2"/158.3 mm (full rectangle)
6.1"/154.1 mm (rounded corners)
Screen TypeDynamic AMOLED 2X
Screen Resolution1440 x 3200 (Quad HD+)
Screen Refresh Rate120Hz at FHD
60Hz at QHD
Screen Pixel Density563ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio20∶9
Screen To Body Ratio89.5%
Color Depth16 million
HDR display
MEMORY
RAM12GB
RAM TypeLPDDR5
Internal Storage128GB
User available memory103.3GB
Storage TypeUFS 3.0
Memory Card Slot
shared with SIM
Card TypeMicroSD
CAMERA
Rear CamerasWide + UltraWide + Telephoto
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 26mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Sensor Size: 1/1.76%
Pixel Size: 1.8μm
Field of View: 79°
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
Telephoto CameraResolution: 64MP
Focal Length: 29mm
Aperture: f/2.0
Sensor Size: 1/1.72%
Pixel Size: 0.8μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Second Telephoto Camera
Front CamerasWide
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 10MP
Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 26mm
Sensor Size: 1/3.24%
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Dual Pixel Phase-Detection Autofocus
Front UltraWide Camera
Rear Depth Camera
Front Depth Camera
Macro Camera
Rear Flash
with LED flash
FEATURES
Video Playback Resolution/FPS8K UHD at 24fps
Video Playing FormatMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Digital ZoomFor stills: 30x
For video: 12x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS8K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
1080p at 240fps
720p at 960fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording960fps at HD
240fps at FHD
Front Camera HDR Video Recording
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording
Rear Camera HDR
Rear Camera Panorama
Rear Camera Face Detection
Dolby Vision playback
Hyperscale 1080p Video Support
LOCATION
GPS
A-GPS
GALILEO
GLONASS
BDS
QZSS
NavIC
LTEPP
CONNECTIVITY
USBUSB 3.2 On-The-Go
USB InterfaceType-C
Infrared
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth versionv5.0
NFC
ANT+
FM radioSnapdragon model only; market/operator dependent
PLATFORM
OSAndroid 10
ChipsetExynos 990
CPU TypeOcta-core
CPU Speed2.73 GHz, 2.50 GHz, 2.0 GHz
GPUMali-G77 MP11
SENSORS
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Barometer
Ambient light sensor
RGB
Face Recognition
LiDAR Scanner
Gravity Sensor
SAR
Compass
Hall Effect
Camera laser focusing
Color Temperature
Gesture
Color Spectrum
Distance Sensor
IR Blaster
IR remote control
HR Sensor
Iris Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor
Infrared Thermometry
Hearing Aid Compatibility
AUDIO
LoudspeakersSpeakers and Earphones sound by AKG
Loudspeaker ConfigurationStereo
Audio Playing FormatMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm Audio Jack
Audio Specifications32-bit/384kHz
BATTERY
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity4000 mAh (typical)
ChargingFast Wired and Wireless Charging and Reverse Wireless Charging
Fast Wired Charging
QC2.0 and AFC
Wireless Charging
compatible with WPC
Talk TimeUp to 20 hours (4G LTE)
Internet Usage Time LTEUp to 14 hours
Internet Usage Time Wi-FiUp to 15 hours
Audio Playback TimeUp to 79 hours
Video Playback TimeUp to 20 hours
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