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.



58. robertkoa

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I would never buy the T-Rex sized model but does the 108 megapixel ( which gets 'idealized ' down to 12 megapixel I assume ) have a much more dense resolution which will look more like a Pro Camera photo does on a monitor ? I use my S9 Camera for Architectural shots and they don't quite hold up on Monitors...

56. robertkoa

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I would prefer the 5.8" like the S9 I have now but with battery @4000 Mah and the ability to reduce refresh rate to 60 as I have now . IF the 6.2" is not too strange aspect wise and can be turned to the lower refresh rate , I will consider it especially if Camera is sharper when pics are viewed on a Monitor . I hope the larger battery can last 8 to 10 hours of heavy use or 16 hours browsing on 4G . Hope the speakers are better than S9 - I like the S9 speaker a lot for internet radio etc. I use the Otterbox Symmetry Clear case and it works well with S9 so - if the 6.2" is only slightly larger in my pocket- and the above is true....maybe.

55. 44alexsmith

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

I am personally more interested in the smallest variant. I am so tied of reviewers focusing on the giant variants of a series of phones only.

51. geordie8t1

Posts: 348; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

I will be getting the Ultra, IF that camera is as good as i hope, needs to blow all the competitors out the water though with that beastly sounding setup, more megapixels don't necessarily mean better images but with all that tech going on its got to be one to beat, so far at least

48. CDexterWard

Posts: 152; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Every year it’s “slightly taller” or “slightly bigger”, which in human terms is like gaining 10lbs a year. I just need to industry to adopt a max size so I can take all my pants to the tailor and tell them what size to make the @ss pockets

47. miag5

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 21, 2019

Tall screen phones are Ewww

45. Black-Dragon

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 04, 2015

Why not 21:9?

38. Rocket

Posts: 750; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

The s10+ looks extremely beautiful compared to the s20's. Idk why Samsung ruined that design (talking about the back of the phones)

26. Guseingulievi

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

for me those who like big smartphones then you have to wait for note 20 ultra. sorry Samsung no longer has a compact smartphone and a complete rejection of the 3D face scanner.

40. cevon3239

Posts: 259; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

Face ID is insecure and is no more secure than Face Unlock that android has for years. The only true safe security is fingerprints, irises and passcode/words. Faces are generic and as we have seen, people who are simple friends, family or just of the same culture can open your device if only locked with your face.

23. Flynfree15

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 16, 2020

Nah! I want flat screen or i stay with my s9.

21. tokuzumi

Posts: 2036; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Taller and narrower. The two worst dimension changes you can make.

30. torr310

Posts: 1751; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Exactly! I wish for a wider not taller phone with the FLAT screen!

16. notfair

Posts: 788; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

The 2020 phone sizes are getting ridiculous! I hardly think that most of the users besides asians wants a ginormous phone. I hope Apple gets back on the more compact form phones and everyone will follow suit as always.

18. joshuaswingle

Posts: 784; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I don't think anybody will follow suit with the compact form. The iPhone 11 Pro is one of the most compact devices on the market and one of the best-selling flagships, yet Android manufacturers have shown virtually no interest in the format. Samsung tried last year but it seemingly didn't go as planned. Apple is developing an even more compact 5.4-inch iPhone 12 that's about the size of the iPhone 8. I'm sure it'll sell well, but probably not as well as the 6.1-inch iPhone 12. So I can't see companies following them down that route.

32. User123456789 unregistered

Samsung should have done like Apple. Smaller phone without cutting off anything. Full HD screen, no zoom camera and no front ToF

15. daina44

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 16, 2020

Nice article. Nokia 8.2 Price and Specification

13. alligator

Posts: 121; 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: 673; 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: 784; 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.

39. cevon3239

Posts: 259; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

But Apple's devices in many cases are physically bigger, and yet has less. Premium models mean better models. Samsung still makes options for midrange and low end devices that aren't as big and still are more feature packed than other offerings, especially compared to Apple. The A and M series appear to be very similar to the S, but simply don't have flagship SoC, but they are still more phone than most will need.

24. Chumley

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Agree 100%. I have an S10+ and while it's a great phone, it's too big. It's bulky and heavy and not comfortable to pocket in business slacks or jeans. One-handed operations not always easy either. If Samsung refuses to put their best specs in a reasonably sized phone I'll look elsewhere - and I've had every Galaxy generation since the 5. I also have an iPhone 8 and while it's not a better phone, it's SO much easier to use and pocket. A bezel-less screen around 6" or so would be about perfect.


Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I think its because they need to put bigger battteries in there phones.

12. User123456789 unregistered

Imagine the size of note 20+

36. cevon3239

Posts: 259; 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.

8. phljcnth

Posts: 567; 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: 241; 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: 784; 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: 1434; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

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

35. cevon3239

Posts: 259; 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.

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