RANK #12

Samsung Galaxy S20

"Premium, pocketable and packed with all the features you need to level up your photography and power you through the day."
As posted by cnet.com
Pros
  • Lots of power and 5G-ready
  • Excellent cameras
  • Long battery life
  • Big 120Hz display
  • Excellent performance
Cons
  • The fingerprint scanner is poor
  • Deep camera bump
  • Plastic design

Overall Rating

87.1%
The overall rating was calculated based on 6280 customer and expert reviews from 22 review sites and 12 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Mobile Phones:
  • 86.5%
    Design
  • 93.9%
    Performance
  • 91.1%
    Camera
  • 89.7%
    Battery
  • 87.1%
    Charging

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
14
Good
8
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

What experts are saying

The Samsung Galaxy S20 offers 5G speeds, better cameras and a slightly larger screen, but it gets pretty expensive in some regions.

Pros
  • A truly fantastic display
  • Strong camera performance
  • Lots of power and 5G-ready
Cons
  • Price is higher, especially for 5G
  • Erratic fingerprint scanner
  • Doesn’t support all 5G networks

With powerful Android phones getting bigger all the time, the comparably diminutive Samsung Galaxy S20 is a refreshing change of pace.

Pros
  • Lovely screen
  • A perfect size
  • Huge camera improvements over the S10
Cons
  • The fingerprint scanner is poor
  • 120Hz refresh rate drains battery
  • It looks just like every other Samsung phone

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G delivers all the phone performance most people need at a price more people can afford.

Pros
  • Fast processor
  • Excellent cameras
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • No Space Zoom
  • Not the absolute best low-light camera performance

Premium, pocketable and packed with all the features you need to level up your photography and power you through the day.

Pros
  • Small enough to use one-handed
  • Excellent camera
  • Top-notch features and performance
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Thick, heavy, unrefined
  • Supports slower 5G only (except Verizon)

The Galaxy S20 FE delivers a fantastic 120Hz display, excellent cameras and solid performance for a very reasonable price.

Pros
  • Big 120Hz display
  • Available in six colors
  • Powerful triple-camera system
  • Solid performance
  • Affordable price
Cons
  • Fast charger costs extra
  • Optical fingerprint can be finicky
  • Battery life bit shorter than expected

All the essentials for $699

Pros
  • Reasonable price
  • 120Hz screen
  • Good cameras
Cons
  • Samsung’s photo tuning is unnecessarily aggressive
  • Fingerprint sensor a tick too slow
  • Samsung’s software regressing to a messy norm

Praise be to the mighty Samsung, for it has heard our pleas of “good freakin’ grief, phones are getting too expensive.” In its infinite wisdom, it hath remade the Galaxy S20, flagship from earlier in 2020, with slightly cheaper materials and components. It hath been rechristened the “Fan Edition,” and bestowed upon us for seven hundred dollarydoos. Hot diggity, rejoice!

Pros
  • Flagship hardware
  • Almost no compromise on features
  • Big, beautiful screen
  • Solid battery life
Cons
  • Phone's a little big for my taste
  • Deep camera bump
  • Camera downgrade versus S20

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE undercuts the S20 on price but with similar specifications, where are the cutbacks?

Pros
  • Better price than S20
  • Better battery life than S20
  • Better performance than S20 (on 5G version)
Cons
  • Plastic design
  • Lower resolution screen
  • Not quite the best value

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE packs most of the best features of the Galaxy S20 line and for less than $700.

Pros
  • Affordably priced
  • Bright 120Hz display
  • Versatile triple-camera
  • Excellent performance
Cons
  • Fingerprint reader is inconsistent
  • RAM is a bit low

The standard Galaxy S20 is simply the best phone that Samsung makes right now, balancing power and camera specs with a compact form factor.

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