Here's how the Galaxy S20 series compares to the Note 10, Pixel 4, and more

Here's how the Galaxy S20 series compares to the Note 10, Pixel 4, and more
UPDATE: MobileFun has obtained dummy units of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy 20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra which have been compared to eachother and previous Galaxy devices. The updated story continues below.

The Galaxy S20’s leak floodgates opened last weekend and things have been pretty crazy ever since. Today is no exception because XDA Developers has compared several dummy units of Samsung’s upcoming devices to some of the most popular flagships on the market.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is a little bigger than the Note 10+


Representing the best of the best in Samsung’s lineup of smartphones will be the Galaxy S20 Ultra. It’s going to feature a huge 6.9-inch Infinity-O AMOLED display complete with a 120Hz refresh rate and a Quad-HD+ (3200x1440p) resolution.

But despite the sheer size of the screen on paper, Samsung has managed to keep things relatively compact thanks to the extra tall 20:9 aspect ratio that it’s now employing. As seen in the images below, this means the phone is roughly the same width as the 6.7-inch Galaxy Note 10+ and only a little taller.

The flagship is also quite a bit longer than the massive OnePlus 7 Pro. However, Samsung’s phone should feel a lot more comfortable in the hand thanks to the curved edges of the rear glass and the fact that it’s a little narrower.

Turning the premium device over reveals a huge camera module that’s over two times the size of the Galaxy Note 10+ equivalent. The dummy in question is based on an earlier prototype that featured five rear sensors, but the smartphone is now expected to house four cameras. 

These should include a super-powerful 108-megapixel camera that makes use of pixel binning technology to produce high-quality 12-megapixel shots and improve performance in low-light conditions. It’ll reportedly be combined with a 10x periscope zoom camera complete with a 64-megapixel resolution.

Samsung is planning to combine the data from this sensor with that of the primary camera and a bit of software wizardry to achieve an incredible 100x hybrid zoom. Other features include a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a massive 5,000mAh battery, and the Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 depending on the region paired with 5G support as standard.

The Galaxy S20 compares favorably to other phones


On the opposite end of the flagship spectrum sits the standard Galaxy S20. It boasts a smaller 6.2-inch Infinity-O panel but still offers all the perks featured on the premium sibling.

The phone is virtually the same size as last year’s Galaxy S10 – Samsung has added height but made it narrower – and compares extremely favorably to the 6.3-inch Google Pixel 4 XL thanks to the curved edges and razor-thin bezels. 

Samsung has also rearranged the cameras this year, which makes the Galaxy S20’s module appear smaller than the Galaxy S10’s equivalent. It’s also much slimmer than the Pixel 4’s bump, but a lot longer.

Rumors suggest it’ll house a 12-megapixel main camera that’s noticeably more powerful than 2019’s offering. Also expected is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2x telephoto shooter. Samsung will keep costs down by skipping the Time-of-Flight sensor. 

The Galaxy S20+ is a little taller than the Galaxy S10+


The final phone in Samsung’s new lineup is the Galaxy S20+. It boasts a huge 6.7-inch display but is noticeably more compact than comparable devices.

Today’s dummy comparisons show that it’s roughly the same size as the Google Pixel 4 XL, despite featuring a screen that’s 0.4-inches bigger. This is once again down to Samsung’s effort when it comes to reducing bezel size. 

Samsung’s upcoming flagship also appears to be a little narrower than the Galaxy S10+. It should, therefore, be more comfortable to hold, although it is noticeably taller.

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47 Comments

1. smallworld

Posts: 523; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

No news about the s20e? All these phones are huge and uninteresting.

3. joshuaswingle

Posts: 754; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

There's no S20e, likely due to poor sales of the S10e.

31. User123456789

Posts: 1360; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

S20 is the S20e ...

33. joshuaswingle

Posts: 754; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

No it’s not. The S20 replaces the S10, the S20+ replaces the S10+, and the S20 Ultra replaces the S10 5G. There is no S10e replacement, despite what early rumors suggested.

37. Rocket

Posts: 736; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Let me fix your comment, according to your employer (PA) the s20 replaces the s10e, the s20+ replaces de s10 and the s20 ultra replaces the s10+ ;) Despite what others say the s20 will be the replacement of the s10e just a little bigger and with a 2.5d curved screen.

41. Alcyone

Posts: 615; Member since: May 10, 2018

Agreed. I do remember reading about that on PA. Don't remember them rewriting/editing otherwise

44. joshuaswingle

Posts: 754; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Initially, it was believed to be a replacement for the S10e because it’s the smallest & cheapest in the lineup. But pricing proves that just isn’t the case. The Galaxy S20 4G starts at €899, just like the Galaxy S10 last year. That’s not a bad thing, though.

49. DBozz

Posts: 156; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

Ultra is ultra ugly.they could have done like pixel 2 in the back tho by covering the quarter of backside with cameras

42. Fred3

Posts: 612; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

The A and M series are closer to the e than the S20.

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2. DBozz

Posts: 156; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

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4. alligator

Posts: 114; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

I'm not happy at all with this trend to make every new model bigger. 2 years ago I selected the bigger model and now it looks tiny compared to the 2020 models. Guys, our hands are not getting bigger every year. Just stop that!!!

7. MsPooks

Posts: 311; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Ah, but if the trend continues, our hands WILL evolve and get bigger!

29. torr310

Posts: 1729; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I agree with you not all phones to get bigger. There are needs for both big and small phones.

34. cevon3239

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

But they aren't that big. The Note 10+ which I dawned for a few days, is slightly larger than my Note 9 and after just a couple days, they felt the same. I'm hoping the Ultra will be available in a non-5G variant for carriers other than the main 4. Forcing 5G when we don't even need it yet is baloney.

43. Fred3

Posts: 612; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I agree. I think i'll just stick with the S10e until there's a newer compact Android with better specs.

6. pimpin83z

Posts: 622; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Are the S10 & Note 10 actually rivals or just other phones?

27. bucknassty

Posts: 1400; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Depends how much you use the spen... For me I like the spen and sharper edges of the note... No one ever mentions the sharper corners

8. phljcnth

Posts: 566; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Samsung is pushing the display sizes too far for the Galaxy S line. Being the little brother of the Note, I can't Imagine how big the Note 20 Ultra is going to be. Or maybe, this is already the consolidation of the S and Note line we were talking about, and the supposed 'Note 20' will take the position of the next Galaxy Fold since the "Note" name makes sense for a foldable device.

20. Orion78

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

And here's another "theory" of no Note. If there's no Note line Samsung would have stated that already. Lol

22. joshuaswingle

Posts: 754; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I think it's too early for the Galaxy Note line to go completely foldable. But I wouldn't be surprised if the Fold's successor (not the Z Flip) is branded as a Note lineup variant. Kind of like the Galaxy Note Edge back in the day.

28. bucknassty

Posts: 1400; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

With that soft display people would poke their little pen right through

35. cevon3239

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

But the S is not the little brother to the Note. It is the older of the 2 models. The S is the lead Galaxy device and anything else is a lesser model. The pen to me doesn't make the Note better, just more versatile.

12. User123456789

Posts: 1360; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Imagine the size of note 20+

36. cevon3239

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

Its gonna probably be similar to the S20's and I can't wait. In fact this will be the first time I've held on to a model for 2 years. The Note 10 to me sucked big time. A Note 20 Ultra with an improved 108MP sensor is gonna wile the floor with anything else.

13. alligator

Posts: 114; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

Another disturbing point is that if you want a high-end phone with all the extras for the model you have to get the largest model. There is no chance to get the smaller and have all new techs inside. That's why they push me to buy the bigger one which is usually not my favourite. Hopefully this trend will finish soon before I need to get a new phone.

17. pimpin83z

Posts: 622; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

I agree. If the Note 10 had the same specs as the 10+ I would've gotten that one instead based on the size & ease of use with one hand.

19. joshuaswingle

Posts: 754; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

One of the reasons I appreciate Apple and Google's recent efforts in the flagship segment, even if their devices aren't as feature-packed.

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