Samsung has just announced the Samsung Galaxy S20 line-up, and they look to be good upgrades over last year’s Galaxy S10. This year, there are three new models: the Galaxy S20 – thikes kiniton –, the bigger Galaxy S20 Plus, and the spec-stuffed Galaxy S20 Ultra. Going by its asking price and positioning in Samsung’s new flagship line-up, the Galaxy S20 takes on the well-received iPhone 11 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. The Galaxy S20 is the new kid on the block with more powerful specifications and an enticing set of features, but the iPhone 11 and OnePlus 7 are no slouch either. Here’s how the three phones compare based on their on-paper specifications.
One of the headline features of the S20 is a screen that you can toggle between a 60Hz and a super-smooth 120Hz refresh rate. The phones also have a lot of camera tech on board: the S20 has three cameras, the S20 Plus adds a time-of-flight sensor, and the S20 Ultra has a monster 108-megapixel lens with 100x zoom. All three phones support 5G, though only the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra support ultra-fast millimetre wave networks at launch. Samsung says it will launch a Galaxy S20 that supports Verizon’s millimetre wave network in the second quarter of this year.
The dual-SIM Galaxy S20 runs Android 10 with the One UI 2.1 skin on top. It packs a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display with QHD+ (1440×3200 pixels) resolution and pixel density of 563ppi. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC (or the 7nm Exynos 990 in some markets) paired with 8GB (4G) or 12GB (5G) RAM and 128GB of onboard storage that is expandable up to 1TB.
As for the iPhone 11, it can accommodate one physical SIM card and support one eSIM. It runs iOS 13. The phone features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD (828×1792 pixels) display with 625 nits peak brightness and 326ppi pixel density. The Apple offering is powered by the in-house A13 Bionic chip and packs up to 256GB of non-expandable onboard storage.
Coming to the OnePlus 7 Pro, it runs Android 10 with the OxygenOS skin on top. It sports a 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED HDR10+ display with Quad-HD+ (1440×3120 pixels) resolution, pixel density of 516ppi, 90Hz refresh rate, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It draws power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage that is non-expandable.
Coming to the imaging department, the Galaxy S20 has a triple rear camera setup that is headlined by a 12-megapixel main shooter with an f/1.8 lens and OIS. It is assisted by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with a 120-degree field of view, and a 64-megapixel telephoto camera with an f/2.0 lens. Selfies and video calls are handled by a 10-megapixel snapper with Dual Pixel auto focus and an f/2.2 lens.
Talking about the iPhone 11, its dual camera setup includes a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with an f/1.8 lens and OIS support, accompanied by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view (FOV). On the front is a 12-megapixel selfie snapper with an f/2.2 lens. It misses out on a telephoto lens, something that the Galaxy S20 and the OnePlus 7 Pro come equipped with.
Coming to the OnePlus 7 Pro, it also features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel image sensor with an f/1.6 aperture, OIS, and EIS. It is accompanied by a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.4 aperture and a 117-degree FOV, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom capability and OIS support. It has a pop-up camera module that houses a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture and EIS support.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 comes equipped with a 4,000mAh battery that is compatible with Quick Charge 2.0, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, and Wireless PowerShare support. It is the only 5G phone of the trio and has an IP68 build as well. It measures 161.9×73.7×7.8mm and tips the scales at 186 grams. Connectivity is handled by 5G (optional), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C.
iPhone 11’s battery capacity is not known in terms of mAh numbers, but it is claimed to last up to 17 hours of video playback and offers 18W fast charging support. It measures 150.9×75.7×8.3mm and weighs 194 grams, while connectivity is handled by 4G, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6, Bluetooth, and NFC.
As for the OnePlus 7 Pro, it comes equipped with a 4,000mAh battery with Warp Charge 30 fast charging (5V/ 6A) support. Connectivity options in the 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C (v3.1 Gen 1) port. It measures 162.6×75.9×8.8mm and tips the scales 206 grams.
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is priced at $999 for the sole 128GB storage variant, while the Samsung Galaxy S20 4G variant is listed at EURO 899. The phone comes in Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, and Cosmic Grey colour options.
The iPhone 11 starts at $700 for the base variant with 64GB of storage, while the 128GB variant will set buyers back by $1000. As for the iPhone 11’s 256GB variant, it carries a price tag of $1200 It is up for grabs in Black, Green, Purple, White, Yellow, and Red editions.
Coming to the OnePlus 7 Pro, it is currently available at $700 for the 6GB +128GB variant. The 8GB + 256GB model will set buyers back by $500. It comes in Mirror Gray, Nebula Blue, and Almond colour options.