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Samsung Galaxy S20+ User Reviews Back

Overall user rating

8.3

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Internet
9.7
Call quality
9.0
Battery
7.0
Reception
9.0
Display
9.0
Build quality
8.3
Text input
9.0
Everyday usage
7.3
UI speed
7.3
Camera
9.0
Multimedia
9.3
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gtrxman posted on Jan 13, 2021, 4:43 PM
Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

7.0

Over-priced. Good specs that fail in daily use.

gtrxman has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

This phone replaces a OnePlus 6 which was working fine but was soon to be obsolete on AT&T's network with the implementation of 5G. While the specifications are great, in actual daily use, the phone is a constant frustration. The error rate on the in-screen fingerprint reader is at least 50% and the face ID is slow. Samsung's bloated One UI makes me long for Oxygen OS.
I foresee selling this when the next OnePlus model arrives.

Build quality
8.0
Good materials Well constructed
Reception
9.0
5G support
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
8.0
Pictures are a bit over saturated Interface is cumbersome
UI speed
7.0
One UI is still bloated
Everyday usage
5.0
Fingerprint sensor is awful. Face ID is slow.
Text input
10.0
Display
7.0
Does not support Hi-Res and 120Hz refresh rate.
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • Build quality
  • Top processer

Cons

  • Samsung UI is awful. Too many duplicate apps and useless gimmicks. Seems like they're always trying to sell you some Samsung product. Some bugs.
  • Fingerprint reader is terrible. Slow to read and fails 50% of the time.
  • Face ID is very slow.

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mnh51973 posted on Sep 10, 2020, 10:46 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Sep 10, 2020

9.0

Worth every penny

mnh51973 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I am using the 4G version ($629) in the US on Mint Mobile. At that price I feel like I really got allot of phone; display, Dex, One UI, cameras. I love that I can make and receive calls on my Tab S6 while at home also with "call continuity feature". Download/upload average 60mb, 20mb which are fine for me. I know the exynos is the Cinderella chip but I think it does a fine job in running day to day tasks. I'm looking forward to seeing Android 13 on my boot up screen in the near future.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
8.0
Intl model missing some US lte bands
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
9.0
Display
10.0
Battery
7.0

Pros

  • Display

Cons

  • Battery life

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SamsungApple21 posted on Jan 09, 2021, 11:07 AM

9.0

Galaxy S20+ review, best phone of 2020, great phone to keep throughout 2021.

SamsungApple21 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

The Galaxy S20+ is Samsung's middle child in their S20 series, and it's the "just right" phone. It's not the Ultra flagship like the S20 Ultra, but neither is it small. It features the best cameras I'd argue out of any smartphone, the display is Samsung's best for 2020, and it features all the flagship bells and whistles, what's not to like? While the battery definitely depends on usage, it's support for 25W fast charging means full charges in less than an hour, meaning the inconvenience is small.

With the S21 Series coming out, if you're considering this phone wait until after those phones come out, but the S20+ will definitely hold it's own for 2021 and even 2022.

*Note: Review is based on the Snapdragon model, your mileage on the S20+ Exynos may vary.*

Build quality
7.0
Glass feels like plastic even though it isn't, and how the aluminum flows sometimes feels odd, but it's still premium in its own right.
Reception
10.0
5G support, fast LTE
Call quality
8.0
Most phones hickup in this department, but this is one of the best.
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
9.0
Large screen means great content viewing
Camera
10.0
One of the best cameras on the market hands down.
UI speed
6.0
One UI is getting more optimized, but for now it can feel a bit slow, but still smooth.
Everyday usage
8.0
Everything is great, but you do have to charge it once in the middle of the day.
Text input
8.0
Display
10.0
One of the best Samsung displays
Battery
6.0
Depends on usage and model

Pros

  • Display
  • Cameras
  • Great for multimedia
  • 3 years of support is better than before
  • Balanced flagship
  • Great software and software design with One UI
  • Android

Cons

  • Battery life depends on usage
  • S21 is coming out soon
  • Can feel somewhat slow with One UI
  • Exynos on international models can be a pain sometimes

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