Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy S20

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Display

Size

4.7 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels,
312 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
566 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body

67.85 %
88.59 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (@1080p), HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250

Processor

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Mali-T830 MP2
Adreno 650

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage

16GB, available to use: 9.7 GB
128GB (UFS 3.0)

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2350 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera

13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera

 
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera

 
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, EIS

Front

8 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches (135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm)
5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.78 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Keys

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black sky, Gold sand, Peach cloud, Blue mist
Cloud blue, Cosmic grey, Cloud pink, Cosmic white

Cellular

5G

 
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n40, n77, n78, SA, NSA, Sub-6

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40(2300)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, OTG

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Dec 21, 2016
Jan 24, 2020

FCC ID value: A3LSMA320F link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG981U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Body

0.74 W/kg
1.03 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.94 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 1000

In The Box

 
Download the Samsu​ng Galaxy S20 Manual as a PDF file.

Availability

Officially announced

Jan 02, 2017
Feb 11, 2020
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