Samsung Galaxy S20 buyer’s guide

The Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra are among the best phones you can currently get — even if the next gen Note is likely just around the corner. High-end specs, great designs, and loads of extra features like reverse wireless charging make them a great choice for demanding users.

In this Galaxy S20 buyer’s guide, we bring together all the best resources on Samsung’s flagship phones. We’ll take a look at what reviewers and users think of the devices, how well the cameras perform, what are the best alternative handsets available, where you can buy Samsung’s high-end phones, and much more. Let’s dive in.

Editor’s note: This Galaxy S20 buyer’s guide is current as of July 2020. We will update it with new content regularly.

Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra at a glance

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Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy S20 phones at its Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 11, 2020. The three phones went up for pre-order on February 21 before hitting stores in a number of markets on March 6.

If you want the best phone in the series, the Galaxy S20 Ultra (launch price: $1,399 in the US) is for you. It comes with the largest display at 6.9-inches, the biggest battery at 5,000mAh, and the best camera setup with a primary 108MP sensor. It also comes with as much as 16GB of RAM, although that’s an overkill in our opinion.

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The Galaxy S20 Plus (launch price: $1,199 in the US) is the next in line, featuring a slightly smaller 6.7-inch display and a 4,500mAh battery. It has three rear cameras, along with a ToF sensor that takes great photos, although you’re missing out on the high resolution you get with the Ultra model and will have to do with less optical and hybrid zoom.

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The regular Galaxy S20 (launch price: $999 in the US) is very similar to the Plus model. The differences are that you’re getting a more manageable 6.2-inch display, a smaller 4,000mAh battery, and less storage — depending on the model. You’re also missing on the ToF sensor for improved portrait photos. But even though the S20 offers the least of the three, it’s still a high-end phone aimed at demanding users.

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