Specs Appeal: Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S10

Samsung's Galaxy S20 series is finally official. The company has reworked a lot of aspects of its 2020 flagship smartphone to ensure it remains competitive against other flagships due to launch this year. But how does the Galaxy S20 fare against Samsung's own 2019 flagship, the Galaxy S10?

The S20 might have a similar design language as the Galaxy S10, but there is hardly anything common between two devices. Wondering how? Read our in-depth specs comparison between the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S20 below to find out.

Basis of Difference Galaxy S10 Galaxy S20
IP Certification IP68 IP68
Dimensions 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm, 157g 69.1 x 151.7 x 7.9mm, 163g
Display 6.1-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x 6.2-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x
60Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+
Infinity-O, Always-On Display Infinity-O, Always-On Display
Gorilla Glass 6 Gorilla Glass 6
Chipset 7nm Snapdragon 855 7nm Snapdragon 865
8nm Exynos 9820 (International variant) 7nm Exynos 990 (4G variant)
GPU Adreno 640 Adreno 650
Mali-G76 MP12 (Exynos) Mali-G77 MP11 (Exynos)
RAM 8GB RAM 12GB RAM/8GB in 4G variant
Storage 128GB UFS 2.1 128GB UFS 3.0
Up to 512GB variants available Up to 512GB variants available
microSD card slot microSD card slot
Camera 12MP f/1.5-f/2.4, 1.4um, OIS 12MP f/1.8, 1.8um, OIS
16MP f/2.2 123-degree ultra-wide 12MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra-wide
12MP f/2.4 telephoto, 2x optical zoom, OIS 64MP f/2.0, 3x optical zoom, 30x digital zoom, OIS
Video recording Up to 4K at 60fps Up to 8K at 24fps, Pro video mode
Front Camera 10MP f/1.9 10MP f/1.9
Connectivity LTE 5G/LTE
Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C
Hybrid Dual-SIM, VoLTE, Wi-Fi Calling Hybrid Dual-SIM, VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling
Battery 3400mAh 4000mAh
Charging 15W Fast Charging 25W Super Fast Charging
12W wireless charging 12W wireless charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging 4.5W reverse wireless charging
OS Updated to Android 10 with One UI 2.0 Android 10 with One UI 2.1
Others In-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock, Samsung Pay In-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock, Samsung Pay
Stereo speakers Stereo speakers
Price $749 (Unlocked) $999 (Unlocked)

The below table highlights the major differences between the Galaxy S10+ and the S20+. Apart from the display, camera, and battery size, the differences between the two devices are the same as the regular Galaxy S10 and S20 models.

Basis of Difference Galaxy S10+ Galaxy S20+
Dimensions 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm
Display 6.4-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 6.7-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x
60Hz refresh rate 120Hz refresh rate
Camera 12MP f/1.5-f/2.4, 1.4um, OIS 12MP f/1.8, 1.8um, OIS
16MP f/2.2 123-degree ultra-wide 12MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra-wide
12MP f/2.4 telephoto, 2x optical zoom, OIS 64MP f/2.0, 3x optical zoom, 30x digital zoom, OIS
- ToF Depth Vision Camera
Selfie Camera Dual-camera system, 10MP primary and 8MP depth sensor 10MP f/2.2 selfie camera
Battery 4100mAh, 15W fast wired charging 4500mAh, 25W Super Fast Charging
Price $849 (Unlocked) $1,199 (Unlocked)

From the comparison above, it is clear that the Galaxy S20 family is a massive upgrade over the Galaxy S10 in the camera, battery life, and display department. If you already own a Galaxy S10, there may not be enough reason to upgrade to the S20, but for S9 or older Galaxy owners, the S20 definitely makes for a tempting upgrade.

Do note that the 4G variant of the Galaxy S20 features the inferior Exynos 990 chip and 8GB RAM instead of 12GB found on the 5G variant.

Will you upgrade to the Galaxy S20 from your Galaxy S10? Drop a comment and let us know!

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