The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is the higher variant of the standard Galaxy S20. Like its sibling, the S20 Plus has a 4G and 5G variant. But unlike the S20 that has just 6.2-inches display, the S20 Plus comes in a larger 6.7 inches display, has a 1440 x 3200 QHD+ resolution with above 90% screen-to-body ratio.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Key Specs & Features
- 6.7-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 1440 x 3200 Pixels (525 PPI)
- Android 10, One UI 2
- 12GB RAM
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (USA), Octa-core Exynos 990 (Global)
- 128GB/ 256GB/ 512GB Built-in Storage, With Support For Storage Expansion Via Micro-SD
- 12MP + 64MP + 12MP + 0.3MP Quad Rear Camera and 10MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor (under Display)
- 25W Fast Charging
- Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
- 4500mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery
The Design and Display
Comparing the design of the Samsung Galaxy S20 plus to its more premium and fewer premium siblings, you have got three smartphones with similar designs. What differentiates them is actually their sizes.
The build properties of both the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and the S20 ultra are pretty much the same.
However with Samsung Galaxy, S20 ultra features a stainless steel frame, while it’s fewer premium siblings feature an aluminum frame. You have got gorilla glass 6 on both the rear and front of all smartphones in the S20 series.
The rear features a quad camera, a camera flash, and the Samsung moniker, which indicates its a Samsung smartphone.
The front of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is home to a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3200 and a 120Hz refresh rate.
The Cameras may not be much of an upgrade coming from the standard Galaxy S20, but doing a comparison with the cameras of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, you have got reasons to be excited.
The Quad camera system comprises a 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 64MP telephoto camera with an aperture of f/2.0, a 12MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 0.3MP depth camera with an aperture of f/1.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus lets you shoot 8k videos at 30fps, using its 64MP sensor. You also get to shoot 4k videos at 30 and 60fps, 1080 videos at 30,60 and 240fps, and lastly 720p slow-motion videos at 960fps.
The selfie camera is a 10MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2. This camera is capable of 4k video recording at 30 and 60fps and also 1080p videos.
Hardware and Software
Hardware specs-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus isn’t much of an upgrade over the standard Samsung Galaxy S20. The major difference here is a bigger battery.
The Global version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus ships with an Octa-core Exynos 990 processor and an Adreno 650 GPU, while the USA version ships with an Octa-core Snapdragon 865 processor.
All countries get 12 gigs of RAM, storage options that include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, with the option for storage expansion via Micro-SD.
The android phone houses a non-removable 4500mAh battery. It has support for 25W wired fast charging, 15W fast wireless charging, and 9W reverse charging.
On the software side, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus runs the One UI 2 on top of the Android 10 operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G features a USB Type C (USB 3.2) port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC.
Despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus was introduced as a 5G enabled device, there will be 4G only models in some countries. Models up for pre-order in South Africa and India are reported to be 4G only.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Price and Availability
The price of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus starts around $1200 for the base variant with 128GB, which is about 436,200 Naira, 120,772 KHS, and 6,414 GHC in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana respectively.
The smartphone was announced in February 2020 and is expected to go on sale in March 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Plus) Full Specification
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus:
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|LAUNCH||Announced||2020, February 11|
|Status||Available. Released 2020, March 06|
|BODY||Dimensions||161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm (6.37 x 2.90 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||186 g (6.56 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)|
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
|DISPLAY||Type||Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.7 inches, 108.0 cm2 (~90.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~525 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
120Hz@FHD/60Hz@QHD refresh rate
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 10, One UI 2|
|Chipset||Exynos 990 (7 nm+) – Global|
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) – USA
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global|
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA
|GPU||Mali-G77 MP11 – Global|
Adreno 650 – USA
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal||128GB 8GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Quad||12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS|
64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.4µm, Super Steady video
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, f/1.0, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Dual||10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF|
|Features||Dual video call, Auto-HDR|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
Tuned by AKG
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Radio||FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)|
|USB||3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast charging 25W|
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 9W
|MISC||Colors||Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud White, Aura Red, Aura Blue|
|Models||SM-G985, SM-G985F, SM-G985F/DS|
|SAR||0.72 W/kg (head) 1.03 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||0.38 W/kg (head) 1.57 W/kg (body)|
|Price||$ 775.00 / € 785.00 / £ 699.99 / ₹ 77,999|
|TESTS||Performance||AnTuTu: 500114 (v8)|
GeekBench: 2703 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 42fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
|Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||-24.4 LUFS (Very good)|
Endurance rating 87h