Samsung’s latest flagship killer phones Galaxy s20 and s20 plus are out. The phones share high-end hardware and have new features that signal the direction of where current phones are heading — namely 5G connectivity (which all three phones have) and screens with a higher, 120Hz refresh rate. But they also have key differences among each other too.

The 6.2-inch Galaxy S20 is the smallest of the bunch, followed by the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra, which has a 6.9-inch display. In addition, the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus both have a wide-angle, telephoto and ultrawide cameras, but the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra have one extra camera. This fourth one is a time-of-flight camera that measures depth for AR applications. Because the phones belong to Samsung’s marquee line, they’re expensive. The S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra start at $999, $1,199 and $1,399, respectively. (They’re £799, £999, £1,199 in the UK and AU$1,349, AU$1,499 and AU$1,999 in Australia.)

As well as 5G and the higher refresh rates, the Galaxy S20 devices can hold more expandable storage compared to last year’s Galaxy S10 line, they shoot 8K video (rather than just 4K) and they run Samsung’s second generation of its One UI out of the box.

GALAXY S20 PHONES VS. GALAXY S10


Samsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
Display size, resolution6.2-inch AMOLED6.7-inch AMOLED
Pixel density563ppi525ppi
Dimensions (Inches)2.72 x 5.97 x 0.311 in2.9 x 6.37 x 0.30 in
Dimensions (Millimeters)69.1 x 151.7 x 7.9 mm73.7 x 161.9 x 7.8mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams)5.75 oz; 163g6.56 oz; 186g
Mobile softwareAndroid 10Android 10
Camera12-megapixel (wide-angle), 64-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)12-megapixel (wide-angle), 64-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), time-of-flight camera
Front-facing camera10-megapixel10-megapixel
Video capture8K8K
Processor64-bit octa-core processor (Max 2.7GHz + 2.5 GHz + 2.0 GHz)64-bit octa-core processor (Max 2.7GHz + 2.5 GHz + 2.0 GHz)
Storage128GB128GB, 512GB
RAM12GB12GB
Expandable storageUp to 1TBUp to 1TB
Battery4,000 mAh4,500 mAh
Fingerprint sensorIn-screenIn-screen
ConnectorUSB-CUSB-C
Headphone jackNoNo
Special features5G enabled; 120Hz refresh rate; water resistant (IP68)5G enabled; 120Hz refresh rate; water resistant (IP68)
Price off-contract (USD)$999$1,199
Price (GBP)£799, £899 (5G)£999 (5G)
Price (AUD)AU$1,349, AU$1,499 (5G)AU$1,499, AU$1,649 (5G)
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