Samsung Galaxy S20 review: better than the Ultra

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The Verge

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Samsung says the Galaxy S20 is the start of a whole new generation, but in our review, Dieter Bohn thinks it's a little more evolutionary than that - it's more of an S11. Still, the new camera system works, the 5G is nice to have, and the 120Hz screen is great. Unlike with the S20 Ultra, Samsung isn't over extending itself.
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The Verge
The Verge 7 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Did Samsung do enough to make you upgrade?
Kenogi 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
They definitely did more than enough by making my S9 plus's battery not last for more than 2 years....
Hawk Eyes
Hawk Eyes 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Michael Arnold
Michael Arnold 16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The reason why they change the name to the S20 is NOT what you listed. They wanted it to match the year 2020 so that said the next phone is S21 for 2021,
Salakzz z
Salakzz z 25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Dheeraj ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Travis Biskeborn Regular, cos it's the perfect size. But I got the Exynos version here which has its share of problems. Avoid that if you can.
cy ber
cy ber 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Aint no body watch this!
Cc117 cc117
Cc117 cc117 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Trump 2020!!!
Kittennetz :D
Kittennetz :D 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have an iPhone XS Max and I’m here to say that I’m not even that Invested in Apple anymore. I’ve been pressured by society to think Apple is better but I really want to get a galaxy s20 now, not just for the colors but for the quality too :)
Zander Mort
Zander Mort 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Will the s21 or s30 be so much better than this?
Andrew M
Andrew M 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Reprograming the power and volume keys is easily done in samsung settings.
Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian Gonzalez 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Awesome review tho thank you for just sticking to the subject and not go all out and take forever just to say something.
Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian Gonzalez 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’d buy this any day over a stupid, name brand iPhone. 💯
Chris Heiser
Chris Heiser 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I like a home button new phones piss me off
Stig Jensen
Stig Jensen 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Dont purchase this S20 my S8 is way better, S8 takes better fotos and the screen is more solid, cloce up picture on my S20, is something you cant do! Ex if you take a picture of a text, you cant even read it, the S20 (screen) whit cover on broke in my front pocket, one day at work!! Worst samsung ever made
Liza Klotz
Liza Klotz 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0:51 It’s not a problem, it’s a ME problem!
moe green
moe green 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The s20 ranks higher than the iPhone pro Max in the camera rankings on dxo benchmark also one plus eight pro also better.
Ramboe Wright
Ramboe Wright 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That looks just like a Iphon come on Samsung do better 🙄🙄
KinGSeth 12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What is the song at 1:26 ?
Mustang Man
Mustang Man 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
where can i get the side action app? whats its name ?
The Unknown
The Unknown 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
iPhone still has 60hz lol
Reanee johnson
Reanee johnson 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yes I life the phone I am going to get it but what's that's screaming in the background
Jalivia_Curve 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Does the S20 have a dual sim?
joester 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yes and the s20+ is on ebay 630$
Life Behind the Hatch
Life Behind the Hatch 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This was the most well thought put review i have watched so far and I have watched way to many reviews.. omg lol
Ryan McIntee
Ryan McIntee 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What is tele photo?
01Smoke 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
In other words, not worth it
joester 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Its on ebay rn for 620$ unde the phone deals
reviewfor thetube
reviewfor thetube 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The s20ultrs is only faster if you get the 16gb ram there is a 12 just like the s20 ans everything else is the same for speed same processor ans everything you truely will not notice any difference on speed as pretty much everyone has stated already which one reason why more people go with the s20 and s20plus now lol its literally not noticeable because of how similiar all of these are in performance if is funny the first month the s20 ultra was outselling them all then all of a sudden after that the others started beating it in dales now they are way way way way passed the ultra in sales lol
Jacob Wade
Jacob Wade 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You have Apple Music installed..... lost all respect
إبراهيم العتر
إبراهيم العتر 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
مرحبا بك كثيرا في كل
Jatin Modasia
Jatin Modasia 21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The phone design seems the same as the past few previous generations of Galaxy S phones. I'd love to see a design refresh.
Latonya Sterns
Latonya Sterns 23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Andrei Tatu
Andrei Tatu 24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
$1k for an Exynos chip? No way!
Rob Leahman
Rob Leahman 28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
No headphone socket... I'm not buying a new stereo for my car to use this phone ...sticking with s9+
Annette Bell
Annette Bell 29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0:51 It’s not a problem, it’s a ME problem!
Sidney Mathious
Sidney Mathious ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I just purchased the Samsung Galaxy S20+ and is just learning how to use it. I am not that much into taking photos or videos since I have other cameras just for that. I want it for just as a phone and hope it gives me great service and last a long time.
Nohely ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Camera on s20 when using snapchat? How is the quality?
Isak Mujevic
Isak Mujevic ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Snapdragon is doing well but Exynoss is heating very much
Shane need blinds Best in Melbourne
Shane need blinds Best in Melbourne ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thanks friend
GamezGuru ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
why are you comparing the S10 to an iPhone 11 pro? they are completely different price point > compare to the iPhone 11 and the samsung wins on EVERY metric
Cody Green
Cody Green ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Just got my S20 5G yesterday I love its camera
Johnathan Valentin
Johnathan Valentin ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why not just add an infrared camera. For the price it might as well be a multi use phone....
Spiral Crunchy
Spiral Crunchy ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
S20 is enough for me ~💕
Son Goku
Son Goku ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So you talking about Camera and stuff and not talking about FPS for Gaming
hemified sixtyfour
hemified sixtyfour ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Biggest POS I have ever owned.
JD Marshall
JD Marshall ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How the hell did they drop that chin so much? Frankly they could've made the bezels here completely uniform bezeless, dope
lutfi dandy
lutfi dandy ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
i will buy this phone next year
Rune Kit
Rune Kit ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You convinced me to get a S20. Thank you for a honest and great review
FishSkeleton ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
In the end I went for the Plus model for a few reasons. I like that it has more compatibility with 5G technology as it's developing, since I'm a layperson and I don't totally understand this stuff, but T Mobile was petty insistent that the Plus model would have more connectivity on their network as it expands, so I said alright to that. There's also the slightly bigger battery on the Plus than the normal version, which appealed to me. The Ultra's battery is even bigger, yes, but it felt a bit too oversized and phablet-ish in my hand when I checked out the different models at demo kiosks. Overall, for the smaller size than the Ultra, the better connectivity than the basic S20, and a battery that sounded like the best fit for me of the three models, the Plus just seemed like the right choice.
Amy Bella
Amy Bella ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0:28 Pixel dont have better cameras, they have better software processing for photos
bjpa ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You can get a s20 for 650€ in September 2020 👌
Amy Bella
Amy Bella ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I like how every reviewer praises the iPhone like it's a high end product with high end camera when in fact that Samsung and iphone used the same company for camera lol. Samsung has the best screen, customization, best looking, more features then iPhone will ever have.
Willie Nillie
Willie Nillie ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
No headphones jack's? I'm old skool, I like having headphones jacks...
DrCola ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Turbo Rat
Turbo Rat ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
whats the very first music you played on this video 0:08???
Jacob Davie
Jacob Davie ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I know I'm weird but I have the s20, but I actually rather the 60hz, 120hz I find blurs when you scroll sometimes
Julio Diaz
Julio Diaz ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have my A20 en I love this phone
Andre S.
Andre S. ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
moment of silence for all the samsung user who now have no headphones jack
Shadow Heart
Shadow Heart ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have an S7 and I'll be upgrading in 2025. I check in every now and then just to see where things are headed.
Ante Sifner
Ante Sifner ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Pink is not the best colour...
Alan Diego Villalobos
Alan Diego Villalobos ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You should to a comparison between s20 Qualcomm and exynos
Jose A Alvarado
Jose A Alvarado ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
regular s20 is 8gb the plus is 12gb
Chippy Y
Chippy Y ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Verge showing off the pink version, my wallet is nervous. I'm nervous for it. PINKKK IT'S PINK
Muhammad Ahmed
Muhammad Ahmed ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Aakash Sharma
Aakash Sharma ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
_I don't think you should ever spend $1000 on a phone without high refresh rate screen_ *Note 20 : Hello There*
Kevin Gannets
Kevin Gannets ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
General Noteobi!!!
بينك فلويد الهاجري
بينك فلويد الهاجري ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Now, at 700 USD for the s20+ 5G model. I think it's a great deal.
Matthew Le
Matthew Le ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
They should have a dynamic refresh rate, and they should also have a setting to dial it back to 90 Hz
Solomon Coli
Solomon Coli ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
S20 the size 👌
Demetric Cauthen
Demetric Cauthen ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Were did you get the wallpaper from that's hot
Go Smash’em Fishing
Go Smash’em Fishing 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nothing new no need to upgrade
Shaun Kean
Shaun Kean 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
If there is no headphone jack. Are the headphones Bluetooth that come with it ?
Ian McBride
Ian McBride ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Shaun Kean they are USB-C.
Roku C
Roku C 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm just hoping Samsung would change their colour science a bit. More natural, less overexposed... or at least let me choose a Colour Profile, just like a real camera.
Demetric Cauthen
Demetric Cauthen 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Were you get that wallpaper
IIoml _itzkelsey
IIoml _itzkelsey 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This didn’t help with my Dission
Br41nz3r herself
Br41nz3r herself 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm 11 years old with the s20 (cloud blue) im not a huge iphone fan lol
A_14_Z 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I bought the s20 for 500
Rodney R
Rodney R 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So plugging in my new phone to the aux radio in my car to listen to music is now gone? Thats just messed up.
Cristhian Tipacti
Cristhian Tipacti 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nice vid, one question, Is this phone built with the same construction material of the ultra? I mean metal glass in the back, stainless steel in the borders?
Zarak Nawaz
Zarak Nawaz 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Most honest review I've seen this far of the S20 Vs it's siblings. 👍 Decided on the S20.
Seema Fortune
Seema Fortune 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can you please do a comparison between the s20 and s10 plus
Najm Japanwala
Najm Japanwala 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
08:20... *Samsung:* Introducing the Galaxy Note 20
Abhijith Pankajakshan
Abhijith Pankajakshan 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I agree everything is ok sir . But where do i connect my 3.5mm guy on d go...🙄
Tyler Lewis
Tyler Lewis 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He sure loves galaxy phones for wearing an apple watch. Lol
Ranjan Suman
Ranjan Suman 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Should i upgrade my s10 to the s20??
Dylan Power
Dylan Power 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Areo Ranjan no. Wait for 2021
Bruce M
Bruce M 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Just got the S20 5G UW for $699 plus a $150 credit from verizon. That's $550. Not bad.
Ischano Hoever
Ischano Hoever 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
en hoe gaat het over
Ischano Hoever
Ischano Hoever 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
it kost zoow duur men ir et kost400srad u kunt het niet zaken naar 100srad men ir
Ischano Hoever
Ischano Hoever 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
ik vraag om bji u te koopen daar om vraag ik ze zijn mojeklooren
Ischano Hoever
Ischano Hoever 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
men ir hoeveel kost het
ツLeo 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I was surprised how light the phone was
PowerToTheTubers 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great review and nice production
Zazzel The Gamer
Zazzel The Gamer 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How is Samsung all of a sudden making these extremely high end phones? 12gb ram for a phone? That's kinda over kill for a phone isn't it? I've seen people rush to by the past Samsung phones every year when they improved nothing, but no one rushed to buy the S10 or the S20? When it's the same price as the past phones? People are honestly backwards.
Bdubb 2020
Bdubb 2020 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
cool but can you hack it and access developer tools
Bailey Hughes
Bailey Hughes 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Very helpful!
Jerrod Westcott
Jerrod Westcott 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I can hope for do end up having to get a new phone because I'm having phone troubles on my Samsung Galaxy S8 if I do have to get a new phone icon a hope I can get the small one For $500 from what Google said
RM Ograv
RM Ograv 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yeah but...where is the notification LED my S7 has?? Samsung lost me on that one. No one here is taking anything for granted...except for the notification LED after upgrading from an S7.
Shane Horne
Shane Horne 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Just buy the oneplus nord
Betty 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Sometimes less is more
John Yio
John Yio 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Pixel phones get the best cameras??? clearly he doesn't know what he's talking about.
Dylan Power
Dylan Power 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
John Yio for stills they r better
Roku C
Roku C 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I wish Samsung can really change its photo processing so it looks a bit more natural. Also, I don't know why I can't use the ultra wide lens or the telephoto lens in Pro mode.
Yo Yo
Yo Yo 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I just use wireless hammerheads who needs a headphone jack
Joe Cleary
Joe Cleary 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My S10 Does Just Fine........!!!!!!!!
Gustavo Adolfo Aguero Gaona
Gustavo Adolfo Aguero Gaona 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Mahrruc 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
After an update my s8 camera just stopped working :D
maxroman2010 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Really..? The only faster phone is galaxy s20 ultra..? So the oneplus phones aren’t faster..????
Julian C
Julian C 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have a S9 how much bigger is the S20 screen?
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