Samsung S20


Jason Lo, Cutting Edge Writer

The S20 Series is the newest line of high quality phones made by Samsung. This year’s phones are especially unique, being the line that completely supports 5G. Similar to last year, Samsung is releasing three phones in this line. However, they will not be releasing a budget version of the S20. Instead they added a premium version of the line.

The details on the inside of the phones are very impressive. All three phones are running on the latest Snapdragon processor which will make the phones run smoothly. In addition to the processor, the refresh rate of the screen has been doubled from 60Hz to 120Hz, which will make the overall experience a lot more sharp. First, The base S20 has a 4000 mAh battery which is 500 mAh larger than the base Note 10. The S20 Plus has a 4500 mAh battery and the S20 Ultra has an enormous 5000 mAh. In addition to the big jump in battery size, the camera on the phones has improved dramatically. With a new depth of field to the plus and ultra models. Furthermore, all three phones have an ultra wide camera and a 30x zoom camera with the S20 ultra have a more impressive 100x zoom camera. According to TechRadar, Samsung has said, “Night-time photos that will be clearer in what it calls the biggest overall upgrade to its phone cameras since the Galaxy S7 in 2016”. However, with all these new improvements, the price tag is very high. The S20 base model starts at $999, and the S20 Ultra can cost up to $1599. In addition, the 5G capability of the S20 base model is poorer due to the way the phone is built. Furthermore, the headphone jack got removed from all three phones, which has not been seen in a S series phone. 

Overall the new Samsung S20 phones are very powerful phones, however with its high price tag, the phones may not be as competitive.