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Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G Dual SIM
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So much for so much

Battery

The smartphone is delivered with a 4500 mAh battery, which is usually enough for a day of intensive work or up to two days more economical use. Of course, the working time depends on whether we set the screen to 60 or 120 Hz, whether we will use AoD and what activities we will use the device for. At the lower frequency I achieved up to 6 hours of work time with the screen on (SoT), while using 120 Hz it was about 4.5 hours. Besides, higher energy consumption is confirmed by the results of battery benchmarks.

  • result in PC Mark battery test - 9 hours and 59 minutes (60 Hz), 8 hours and 34 minutes (120 Hz),
  • Geekbench (full discharge) result - 5130 points, discharge after 8 hours and 32 minutes (60 Hz), 4360 points, discharge after 7 hours and 16 minutes (120 Hz),
  • video streaming time (Chrome, 1 SIM card, active Wi-Fi module, 50% screen brightness) - 9% less battery,
  • video playback time from the phone's memory (airplane mode, 50% screen brightness) - 6% less battery,
  • half an hour playing Real Racing 3 - 8-9% less battery,
  • 9 hours in standby mode - 5% less battery.


The set includes a 25 W charger that will allow you to charge your smartphone from 0 to 100% in about 1.5 hours. What's more, the smartphone can be charged wirelessly (Fast Wireless Charging 2.0), there is the function of charging back (Wireless PowerShare), thanks to which you can charge devices supporting Qi technology, which is useful in many situations.

Summary

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones on the market today. And for the best, you have to pay a lot. Is it really worth it? What are the most serious allegations against Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G? First of all, the fact that the price is not adequate for the components. First of all, we do not get the top processor, which is Snapdragon 865 at the moment - instead there is the company’s Exynos 990 (we wrote about it earlier). What's more, the 5G modem version is much more expensive than the version without this module.

Sales of the latest edition of the S series are weaker than expected. This is obviously due to the coronavirus pandemic, the lack of revolutionary solutions that would encourage users to change their smartphone, the reduction in prices of last year's flagship from the Galaxy S10 family and the high initial price of the Galaxy S20 series. Although Galaxy S20+ is cheaper than Galaxy S20 Ultra it is still a very expensive device. Experience shows that it pays to wait a few weeks before buying - the prices will definitely go down.

The Galaxy S20+ model should be of interest to people who do not save on the best, appreciate the possibility of using the optical zoom and want to be able to use the 5G network as soon as they become popular. Although of course there are many cheaper models supporting 5G, with top specifications and great cameras, not to mention older flagships that will certainly meet the expectations of most users.


Pluses and minuses

Pluses:

  • great display
  • high performance
  • support for 120 Hz refresh rate
  • quality of photos and video recordings
  • fast charging
  • wireless charge back
  • personalization options and AoD function
  • stereo speakers
  • dust- and waterproof (IP68)
  • support for 5G networks
  • charger supporting fast charging and AKG headphones included

Minuses

  • high price
  • fingerprint scanner operation
  • no universal headphone jack
  • noticeably weaker working times when using 120 Hz refresh rate
  • no adapter from USB-C to mini-jack included
  • performance and working time of smartphones with Exynos is lower than models with Snapdragon 865 (sold, among others, in China and the USA)
  • 8K recording currently has no practical application
  • the camera is not the best among flagships

Source GSMchoice.com

By: Monika Krasicka-Kulińska

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