Unlike the Ultra version, the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus are Samsung’s main flagships for the general public.
Samsung is well aware that the $ 1,400 price tag and the huge size of the Galaxy S20 Ultra will remove it from the shopping list of many fans of the popular Galaxy S series; Therefore, it is natural to focus on the success of the other two members of the S20 family and focused on marketing for these smartphones in particular; But will those who shy away from the Ultra model be tempted to buy the Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S20 Plus due to its astronomical price or very large size?
The Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus 4,000 and 4500 mAh batteries show a 10 to 17% increase in capacity. Samsung does not provide exact statistics on how much its flagships charge; But he claims that thanks to the intelligent algorithm for monitoring user behavior, it is possible to stream content, play games or send messages for hours without having to recharge.
The Galaxy S20 family is available by default with FHD + resolution, 60Hz refresh rate and Optimized battery profile; Therefore, we run the MobileAps charging tests on the phone while maintaining the same conditions. Then we change the test conditions to investigate the effect of choosing a 120Hz refresh rate on battery life.
As usual, we first disconnect the speaker and all wireless connections. Then, by setting the screen brightness to 200 nits, we play the HD video of the MobileAps standard continuously until the battery is empty. The Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus last 16 hours and 40 minutes and 17 hours and 13 minutes, respectively, at 60Hz refresh rate and FHD + resolution; But by bringing the refresh rate to 120 Hz, the charge of Korean flagships will drop by about 25 to 37 percent, to 12 hours and 42 minutes and 11 hours and 38 minutes.
PCMark Work 2.0 Battery Test By simulating everyday uses such as browsing, photo, video and document editing, it can estimate the device’s light-on time in semi-heavy-duty applications as standard. The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus recorded 9 hours, 19 minutes, 8 hours and 59 minutes, respectively, in the PCMark test by default; But by changing the refresh rate to 120 Hz, we see a 16 to 22 percent drop in charging.
Unlike the Galaxy S20 Ultra, neither of the other two models support 45-watt fast charging; But the USB Fast Delivery 3.0 cable fast charging system and Qi / PMA wireless charging are compatible with 15 watt charging. The charger in the box charges the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus by about 60% in the first 30 minutes.
Leaving aside the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s outstanding magnification performance, in almost no other field, can this $ 1,400 be superior to its other two brothers. The Galaxy S20’s main camera often comes in the footsteps of the 108-mega pixel S20 Ultra module, the hardware power of the two devices is the same, and their battery life does not differ significantly in the real world and in everyday use; At the same time, the Galaxy S20 demonstrates ergonomics at the highest level thanks to its decent dimensions. When we add to the above the $ 400 price advantage of the smaller model, the Galaxy S20 stands out even more.
Going through the Galaxy, S20 and S20 Ultra, we get to the S20 Plus; In the world of Samsung’s flagship galaxies, the mid-size model has all the technical features of a smaller model, but will only be suitable for users who are looking for a large display, as long as the large display is not expensive for a rugged device.