Three new editions of the Samsung Galaxy premium series, the S20, will be out on March 6 and continue Samsung’s march toward many new features that try to out-spec Apple’s iPhone.
Price-wise, the top of the line S20 Ultra is $300 more than Apple’s top of the line iPhone 11 Pro Max.
How do the new Galaxy phones compare?
First, some of the shared basics: All three models come with 12GB of RAM standard, with a 16GB option for the Ultra. (The RAM basically lets you go back to previously used apps faster, including games that might typically take a long time to load.) Plus, all three have 120Hz displays that is supposed to offer a seamless mobile gaming experience. And they all have a minimum of 128GB of storage, along with the ability to upgrade via optional microSD cards.
The S20 starts at $999, followed by $1,199 for the S20+ and $1,399 for the S20 Ultra.
A 6.2-inch screen for the S20, 6.7-inch screen for S20+ and 6.9 inches for the S20 Ultra. That compares to 5.8 inches, 6.1, 6.4 and 6.7 for last year’s S10 editions.
The S20 and S20 + have 3X zoom, and a 30X digital zoom, which is really just glorified cropping of an image and blowing up a segment of the photo. Both have three lenses of various megapixel variety. The S20 Ultra touts a whopping 108-megapixel sensor (many pro-level DSLRs have 25-megapixel sensors,) so this would be considered way higher resolution. The Galaxy S20 Ultra is also being hyped as having “100x” zoom, but the zoom is actually a digital zoom that just crops the small parts of an image and blows it up.
The entry-level S20 has a “4000mAh” battery to a longer-lasting 4500mAh for the S20+ and 5000mAh for the Ultra.
Samsung is taking pre-orders for the phones on its website.