Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Hands-On Preview : All 3 Colours!

Right after Samsung announced the Galaxy S20 Plus, we had the exclusive opportunity to get some hands-on time with all three colour options!

Let’s get up close and personal with the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus in our hands-on video showcase! Find out if this is the smartphone you have been waiting for!

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Hands-On Preview : All 3 Colours!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Hands-On Experience : All 3 Colours!

In this exclusive video, we present to you our hands-on experience of the Galaxy S20 Plus smartphone in all three available colour options – Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray, and Cloud Blue!

Samsung removed the dedicated Bixby button, so the only buttons you will find are the Volume control and Power buttons along the right edge.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus buttons

The hybrid SIM tray is located at the top, with a second microphone that is used for noise cancellation.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus top

Like the Galaxy Note 10, the Galaxy S20 Plus no longer has the 3.5 mm audio jack. So you will only find the USB Type C connector at the bottom, flanked by the speaker and main microphone ports.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus bottom

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus does not come with an internal DAC, so you will need to use the provided USB Type C earphones, or purchase a USB-C audio adaptor with a built-in DAC.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the United States, and Samsung Exynos 990 in the rest of the world.

To ensure it will last a long time, Samsung gave it a larger 4,500 mAh battery. The corresponding Galaxy S10 from last year only has a 3,400 mAh battery in comparison.

Samsung Exynos 990 + Exynos Modem 5123

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : RAM + Storage

The 4G model comes with 8 GB of the latest LPDDR5 memory, while the 5G model comes with 12 GB! They both come with UFS 3.0 internal storage options of 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB.

If that’s not enough, the Galaxy S20 Plus has a hybrid SIM tray, which allows you to use either two nano SIM cards simultaneously, or one nano SIM card and a microSD card for additional storage.

It also supports eSIM, which allows you to activate and swap mobile plans without using a physical SIM card; as well as the possibility of using two mobile plans with a microSD card!

Samsung Galaxy S20 hybrid SIM tray

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : Cameras

It comes with a 10 MP front camera, and a quad-camera system at the back, with :

  • a 12 MP main camera,
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera with 3X hybrid optical zoom,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a DepthVision camera (for depth sensing)

In addition, it is the first Samsung smartphone to be able to record 8K videos!

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus front camera Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus rear cameras

We can also see a third microphone in the camera bump, which is used to support Audio Zoom – letting you zoom into the action and focus on sound from the subject, while reducing ambient noise.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : Specifications

In this table, we compare the key specifications of the three models :

Specifications Galaxy S20 Ultra Galaxy S20+ Galaxy S20
Model SM-G988 SM-G986 SM-G981
Display Size 6.9-inch 6.7-inch 6.2-inch
Display Panel Dynamic AMOLED (HDR10+ certified)
Display Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel Density 511 ppi 525 ppi 563 ppi
Display Refresh 60 Hz / 120 Hz
Operating System Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Protection IP68 + Gorilla Glass 6
System Platform Samsung Exynos 990 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 16 GB LPDDR5 (512 GB)
12 GB (128 / 256 GB)
12 GB LPDDR5 (5G)
8 GB LPDDR5 (4G)
Internal Storage 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB 128 GB
External Storage microSD (up to 1 TB)
Front Camera 40 MP camera 10 MP camera
Rear Cameras 108 MP main camera
48 MP telephoto camera (10X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
Connectivity Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display Ultrasonic Sensor
Audio Dolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Battery 5,000 mAh battery
45W fast charging
4,500 mAh battery
25W fast charging
4,000 mAh battery
25W fast charging
Dimensions 76.0 mm wide
166.9 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
73.7 mm wide
161.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.1 mm wide
151.7 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight 220 g (4G)
222 g (5G)
188 g (4G)
188 g (5G)
163 g

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : Price + Availability

Samsung is offering three colour options – Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray, and Cloud Blue – as shown in our video above.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus colour comparison

Here are its recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 3,999 (4G, 128 GB)
  • United States : $1199.99 (5G, 128 GB) | $1349.99 (5G, 512 GB)
  • United Kingdom : £999 (5G, 128 GB)
  • Australia : A$1,499 (4G, 128 GB) | A$1,649 (5G, 128 GB) | A$1,899 (5G, 512 GB)

Here are some direct purchase options :

 

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