Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra size comparison: Here's how they measure up against the Galaxy S10-series

Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra size comparison: Here's how they measure up against the Galaxy S10-series
Samsung is about to unveil the Galaxy S20-series in less than a month, and boy, these are shaping up to be quite the notable devices. The Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra are getting unveiled on February 11 at the Samsung Unpacked event alongside a new foldable device (possibly the Galaxy Bloom). All in all, early February is shaping up to be a great month for Samsung, and we can't wait to see what the manufacturer has in store for us.

In terms of design, we expect the Galaxy S20 to closely follow the design language introduced by the Galaxy Note 10 back in summer 2019. A center-positioned punch hole to facilitate the venerable camera will be featured up and front. The broad draft was laid out by the Note 10-series, but it looks as if the Galaxy S20-series will further perfect and polish that newfangled design language.

The most stark difference would probably be the enormous camera island at the rear, which will house the multiple cameras - the main wide-angle, the ultra wide-angle, the telephoto, and the ToF sensor(s), depending on the model. The looks might put you off at first, but this year's Galaxy models could come with the most impressive set of cameras on a Galaxy so far. That said, the Galaxy S10 generation isn't that different, at least from a design perspective. They look just as premium in their glass-metal attire, with triple cameras, vibrant colors, and slick looks.

But what about the size differences? After all, the new Galaxies will all be larger across the board, right? Indeed, starting at 6.2" for the S20, 6.7" for the S20+, and 6.9" for the S20 Ultra, Samsung is blowing the S10 family out of the water, and even the Galaxy Note 10+ is about to get trumped in terms of size. We've got dimensions for all new Galaxies, which allows us to come up with neat size comparisons that should help you 


Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S10




Here's how the 6.2" Galaxy S20 stacks up against the 6.2" Galaxy S10. With dimensions of 151.7 x 69.1 x 9.1mm, the new Galaxy S20 is noticeably taller and narrower, yet thicker than the Galaxy S10, which stands at 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm. The Galaxy S10 was also a featherweight at 157gr, and hopefully, the S20 doesn't tip the scales that much more.

Galaxy S20+ vs Galaxy S10+ 



The 6.7" Galaxy S20+ will come at 161.9 x 73.7 x 8.9mm, which is taller, narrower, and slightly thicker than the 6.4" Galaxy S10+, which stands at 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm. Weighing just 175gr, the Galaxy S10+ can be considered quite light for its size, which hopefully applies to the S20+ as well. 

Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Galaxy Note 10+



Finally, the largest Galaxy thus far. At 166.9 x 76 x 10.2mm, the 6.9" Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra literally trumps the 6.8" Galaxy Note 10+ (162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9mm). Thankfully, the S20 Ultra will be a smidgen narrower, which should make it easier to handle. At 196gr, the Note 10+ is okay for a phone of this size, but the S20 Ultra will likely weigh a bit more. 

Hopefully, this preliminary comparison would clear some of the confusion surrounding the size differences between the new and old Galaxy flagship generations. For a broader and more detailed comparison between the Galaxy S20 and S10-series, check out our dedicated comparison by following the links right below. 

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17 Comments

28. SA_NYC

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Terrific article, peter.k@phonearena.com. I was literally just wondering how big the S20 series will be, dimensions-wise, so I googled it and found this incredibly helpful piece. I should have known to go straight to phonearea for handset sizing details. Thank you!

20. geordie8t1

Posts: 348; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

10.2mm for the s20 ultra is clearly a typo. the phone would be enormous

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2429; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I was hoping there would be a bottom chin bezel reduction between the S10 and it’s successor. It looks relatively the same though

9. kplayon

Posts: 73; Member since: Mar 02, 2018

seriously. i can't understand how not 1 android make still havent got the chin and forehead to be symmetrical. if you can't make the chin narrower to match the forehead, just make the forehead a little thicker to match the chin. I don't like iphone's much but they had symmetry forthere bezels for years now and that was an incredible feat now that I can see.

11. eelpout

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 13, 2016

Check out Meizu’s 16 series of phones. Should make you happy. :)

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4429; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Because people stare at screens not bezels

21. cevon3239

Posts: 259; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

Can you believe people are complaining about bezel sozes?!

18. ijuanp03

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Just like any iPhone. All the bezels are bigger than Samsung's chin but symmetrical. An illusion that the phone is bezel-less because everything is even.

22. lorecherry

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 10, 2020

No, there is no illusion. The thick bezels on iPhone is really the only thing that makes me not to buy it, horrible and after the notch (also horrible) it is the first thing I notice.

7. fisher

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

hey Peter, how come you are so precise about the dimensions without hands on the actual device?

6. Guseingulievi

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

With such dimensions, Samsung came up with the idea to buy an iPhone more compact powerful with an incredible 3D face scanner.

2. alligator

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

Wow, 10.2 mm for the ultra model. This should be like a brick.

5. lorecherry

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 10, 2020

Yes, and the 108mp camera will come just with the ultra model. Then I'd rather take the xiaomi mi 10 pro, it will have for sure a better size, plus it comes with Snapdragon in Europe, not the slower and battery draining Exynos.

23. ivan.k

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

It's not a typo. Because of the camera bump, which is the thickest part of the phone, it will be 10.2 mm.

1. androiduser

Posts: 580; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I don't watch 21:9 content on my phone, most of the content I watch is 16:9, 18:9 is more than enough for split screen, 20:9 is way too tall, I don't see any use for it for me personally, it only makes the phone taller and harder to use, I don't like where screens are going, I'll stick to my original 16:9 pixel phone for now. No one is complaining about this? Why is everyone so ok with this?

4. yalokiy

Posts: 1164; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I find 19.5:9 maximum acceptable increase in screen tallness for a non-foldable phone. 21:9 is ok for a horizontally foldable phone though.

10. LiveFaith

Posts: 534; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

au, people are "good" with it b/c they're stuck with it or switch devices. Sounds like we're gonna get stuck with Samsung's MO being if you want the top features, then your going to have to carry a gigantic phone that need a dolly to haul it around. That sugggs. Still rocking my 2.5yr old Note 8 because it's a great phone. But, if it were to die today, I'd get the N10 due to the pen. But, I want the N10+, but am sick of hauling a brick around.

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