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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Samsung Galaxy A52

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.8 inches
6.2 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 566 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz (@1080p)
90Hz

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
88.59 %
84.79 %

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Kryo 465, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 650
Adreno 618

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR5
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
128GB (UFS 3.0)
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
4000 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 25.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
64 MP (OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features:

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, EIS
Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front:

8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
32 MP

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm)
6.30 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm)

Weight:

5.47 oz (155.0 g)
5.78 oz (163.0 g)
6.67 oz (189.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red
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), 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), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
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)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0, EDR
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, Video out, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, OTG
Charging, Headphones port, OTG

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 06, 2017
Jan 24, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG950U
A3LSMG981U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.49 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg
1.03 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.46 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Phablet:

3.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1000
€ 429

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy S20 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 29, 2017
Feb 11, 2020
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