Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S20 Plus

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Design

Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20 Plus
Width 69.1 mm 73.7 mm
Height 151.7 mm 161.9 mm
Weight 163 g 188 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.8 mm
Volume 82.81 cm³ 93.07 cm³

Screen

Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20 Plus
Resolution 1440 x 3200 px 1440 x 3200 px
Density 566 ppi 525 ppi
Size 6.2 inches 6.7 inches

Battery

Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20 Plus
Battery capacity 4000 mAh* 4500 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.

Performance

Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20 Plus
Maximum storage 128 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 2.7 GHz 2.7 GHz
External memory slot Yes Yes
RAM capacity 8 GB 12 GB
5G support Yes Yes
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20 Plus
Front camera resolution 10 MP 10 MP
Main camera resolution 64 MP 64 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 3240 px 4320 px

Audio

Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20 Plus
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

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Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S20 Plus Comparison

The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus were released just one month apart in February and March 2020 respectively and even though they come from the same generation, the S20 Plus provides a few upgrades that you might be interested in.


Camera

When it comes to camera quality, both devices have a 10 MP rear camera and a 10 MP front camera, but the Galaxy S20 Plus has an upgraded advantage with an additional 8 MP telephoto lens for better zooming capabilities. Aside from that, you can expect about the same picture and video experience on both phones.


Battery

The battery life on both models is impressive: the Galaxy S20 has a 4000 mAh battery that can last up to 11 hours when web browsing or streaming videos, while the larger 4500 mAh battery on the Galaxy S20 Plus can last up to 13 hours under similar conditions. So if you feel like you're constantly charging your phone throughout the day, you might be better off with the S20 Plus to give you a little more time before needing a charge.


Display

In terms of display size and resolution, the Galaxy S20 is slightly smaller, with a 6.2-inch display and 1440 x 3200 px resolution. However, the Galaxy S20 Plus will feel significantly bigger in-hand with a 6.7-inch display with the same resolution as the S20, so while you won't see any major differences in screen quality, you will get a bigger viewing area with the Plus.


Color and Storage Options

Samsung kept it simple with the S20 series and offers just three colors for either the S20 or S20 Plus models. The Galaxy S20 is available in cosmic grey, cloud blue and cloud pink, while the S20 Plus has options in cosmic grey, cosmic black and cloud blue. In terms of storage capacity, both phones offer a minimum of 128 GB of internal storage with an option for expandable memory via microSD card slot (up to 1.5 TB on the S20+). However, if you need the more storage, you should opt for the S20+, which Samsung also offers with 512 GB of internal storage.


Processor

Both devices use the Exynos 990 Octa-core processor with speeds up to 2 GHz; however, RAM capacity differs between them - 8 GB RAM for the S20 and 12 GB RAM for the S20+, which makes multitasking and general app use smoother on the Plus model. Both phones run on the Android 10 operating system initially, but are still receiving updates for the most recent Android OS version.


Overall, if you're looking for a phone that offers a smoother interactive experience, more storage options, longer battery life and a bigger display, then you should go with the Samsung Galaxy S20+. For most users, however, these small upgrades won't change your everyday experience of the phone so it would be safe to save some money and stick with the Galaxy S20. Of course if you're looking for the most affordable deal then you should consider buying refurbished products from Back Market as we have phones for up to 30% to 70% off all year long, which is not only great to save you money, but also helps reduce environmental impact caused by e-waste.

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