RANK #18

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

Product Details

Date First Available:
February 10, 2020

Overall Rating

86.9%
The overall rating was calculated based on 24894 customer and expert reviews from 84 review sites and 7 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Mobile Phones:
  • 91.4%
    Design
  • 91.8%
    Performance
  • 90.0%
    Camera
  • 88.5%
    Battery
  • 90.0%
    Charging
  • 91.8%
    Display
  • 91.1%
    Durability / Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
35
Good
36
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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Expert Reviews

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

Read more on techradar.com

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.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

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.

Read more on pcmag.com

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.

Read more on cnet.com

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.

Read more on tomsguide.com

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

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!

Read more on reviewgeek.com

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?

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

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.

Read more on laptopmag.com

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.

Read more on techadvisor.com

Samsung is back with another addition to the Galaxy S20 series. This time around, the company is taking on the premium midrange with the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • Colorful design
  • Awesome display with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Great camera
  • 5G connectivity (in the U.S.)
  • Low price for the specs

Cons

  • Mediocre battery
  • Plastic back

By trimming the fat from its highest-end Galaxy handset, Samsung inadvertently made one of the year’s best phones.

Read more on wired.com

With almost all the main features of the S20 Ultra bar its huge camera and battery, the Samsung Galaxy S20 is arguably better value for money, with a gorgeous ultra-premium display, intuitive UI and still-impressive photographic capabilities. Perhaps the best Android phone on the market for casual users.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Incredible AMOLED screen with silky 120Hz refresh rate
  • Supports all 5G standards (sub-6, mmWave, NSA)
  • Powerful, with ultra-premium chipset
  • Camera system still bursting with features
  • Better value than the S20 Ultra

Cons

  • Design niggles with features such as phone speaker and under-screen fingerprint unlock
  • Battery life will suffer with the S20's high performance

Samsung keeps the upgrade simple to ensure the Galaxy S20 is another success

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Colourful, natural screen
  • Just enough new features
  • Good audio

Cons

  • Not a huge upgrade

Does the Samsung Galaxy S20 still provide a top notch flagship experience, or should you buy a more expensive model?

Read more on androidauthority.com

The Samsung S20 5G has no real cons to speak of. Sure, the pros may be better with the S20+ or S20 Ultra, but the base model S20 is a great phone, easily recommended.

Read more on reviews.org

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

Read more on tomsguide.com

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

The smallest of the three Galaxy S20 models may seem boring next to its big brothers, but don't be so quick to overlook it. The regular S20 is the best of the trio for value, for one-handed power-users, and for shutterbugs, too.

Read more on androidcentral.com

Pros

  • Blissfully smooth performance
  • Beautiful design with cute colors
  • Truly impressive battery life
  • Vivid daytime and outdoor photos
  • Usable one handed

Cons

  • Slow fingerprint sensor fails too often
  • PD charging is still slower on most chargers
  • Only supports sub 6 5G, not mmWave

Samsung was more ambitious than usual this year, launching the souped-up S20 Ultra alongside a more conventional pair of flagships.

Read more on engadget.com

Pros

  • Long battery life
  • One hand friendly design
  • Smooth and beautiful display

Cons

  • No mmWave support on T Mobile
  • Cameras struggle with autofocus pending software update

Covering up your new $1,400 phone is a sound idea. We tried more than three dozen cases to find our favorites.

Read more on wired.com

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is a fan edition that responds to feedback from Samsung customers. With its Snapdragon-865-SoC, 6 GB LPDDR5-RAM, 128 GB storage space, a 6.5 inch super AMOLED screen with 120 Hz, a 12 MP strong triple camera and 5G mobile phone it offers all qualities of the Galaxy-S20 series and is also officially 730 euros on top of that quite cheap.

Read more on notebookcheck.net

Pros

  • water and dustproof according to IP68

Cons

  • Plastic instead of glass back

We compare the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

Read more on t3.com

The Galaxy S20 is a powerful and practical phone you won't regret buying.

Read more on mashable.com

Samsung recently launched the Galaxy S20 line, but the Ultra came with some autofocusing issues. Samsung started rolling out an update for the S20 models with enhancements and camera improvements.

Read more on zdnet.com

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G isn’t a cheap phone, costing $699 / £699 (or £599 for the 4G version, available in the UK). However, it’s still a great value option for anyone who wants all the power of the Galaxy S20 without its sky-high price. In day-to-day use, the phone flies, its cameras impress, and the fact it sports added extras like water resistance, and wireless charging give it the edge over much of the competition.

Read more on digitalcameraworld.com

Pros

  • Great cameras for the price
  • Fantastic display
  • Fast performance

Cons

  • Plastic feel
  • Samsung s UI is heavy
  • Doesn t ship with fast charger

Haven’t you heard? 20 is the new 11 – the basic Galaxy S20 is Samsung’s best-value flagship yet

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Cheaper, but just as formidable
  • Camera is impressive
  • 120Hz is buttery smooth

Cons

  • Unnecessary design changes
  • Camera lacks 100x ‘Space Zoom’
  • 120Hz setting considerably reduces battery life

The Samsung Galaxy S20 is every bit a flagship, and while it stumbles trying to live up to the hype of special features like Space Zoom and 5G, that shouldn’t overshadow all the ways it otherwise excels. The $1,000 price tag may be steep, but carrier deals and the inevitable price cut to come later this year will make it an incredibly enticing option.

Read more on ign.com

In previous years, a recommendation for the regular sized Galaxy S normally came with a caveat about battery life. With the S20, that's not necessary: this is a great flagship phone, full stop.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Fantastic display that dominates the front
  • Great battery for a smaller phone
  • Faster charging
  • Lovely design
  • Camera system is versatile

Cons

  • OneUI software has its frustrations
  • Agressive blur and shallow depth of field from camera
  • Fingerprint sensor not always reliable

With the best features of the S20 range, at a price that feels comfortable for most buyers, the Samsung S20 FE feels like the phone every Samsung fan should consider.

Read more on cgmagonline.com

It's not the first time we're hearing about display issues on Samsung phones, but it seems to be the first such instance for the Galaxy S20 series.

Read more on androidpolice.com

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G cuts a couple of premium features from the standard Galaxy S20 feature set, but the result is a much more affordable 5G phone that is still plenty powerful, looks and feels great, and snaps fantastic photos. I tested the Galaxy S20 FE 5G for more than a week as my everyday phone.

Read more on lifewire.com

Pros

  • Excellent cameras
  • 5G support
  • Speedy performance
  • Beefy battery
  • Large 120Hz screen

Cons

  • Under powered charger included
  • No mmWave 5G in unlocked version

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review: It’s a complete phone with a 120Hz display, faster Exynos 990 processor, impressive triple cameras, and a battery that lasts all day long.

Read more on indianexpress.com

With great specs, 5G and a tempting price, the Galaxy S20 FE is the best Samsung buy in 2020.

Read more on cnet.com

Pros

  • Great performance
  • 5G-enabled
  • Realistic price

Cons

  • Camera white balance can be hit and miss

Samsung has added a new camera mode to the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series. The company has called the mode 'Dual Recording', which is a stripped-back version of Director's View introduced with the Galaxy S21 series.

Read more on notebookcheck.net

The Galaxy S20 is the smallest in the new S20 family, but it's not small enough to be a compact flagship phone, and therefore our gaze turns to the S20 Plus.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Samsung has been making great phones for a long time and the Galaxy S20+ follows along where you expect it to go. The affordability of the Galaxy S20 might attract some, but for many, the S20+ is going to be a great flagship experience.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Great display
  • Good battery life
  • Great cameras - and versatile
  • Lots of power
  • Good speaker quality

Cons

  • Fingerprint scanner isn't great
  • Price inflated by 5G-only option
  • Agressive blur and shallow depth of field from camera

Samsung’s entry-level Galaxy S20 is a familiar-looking phone. While its design improvements feel incremental though, the camera system has totally changed - with Samsung dropping its dual aperture lens, bumping up the telephoto resolution to an eye-watering 64MP and adding 8K video to the mix. The phone has some neat party tricks too, including 33MP stills capture while shooting 8K video and a manual video mode, so while it’s premature to call it, we’re optimistic that the S20 will be at the very least, a good camera phone.

Read more on digitalcameraworld.com

Pros

  • Smooth, sharp, punchy screen
  • Competitive 3x optical zoom

Cons

  • No headphone jack
  • Very familiar design

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

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

  • Affordably priced
  • Bright 120Hz display
  • Versatile triple-camera
  • Excellent performance

Cons

  • Fingerprint reader is inconsistent
  • RAM is a bit low

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