Take the S20 and make it a bit bigger, add a fourth sensor to the camera module, and you get the S20+. It’s as simple as that. No, seriously.

Galaxy S20+ Unit Photo (48)As with the previous generation, Samsung has retained the metallic and glossy look on the S20 series. Unfortunately, this makes the phone’s surface quite slippery, not to mention a smudge magnet.

Since most users will most likely have a case, I guess one-handed use won’t be much of a problem, won’t it?


Galaxy S20+ Unit Photo (50)The sides on the back panel are curved to facilitate better handling and gives the phone a more seamless feel. You also get the typical Samsung branding.

Galaxy S20+ Unit Photo (51)Perhaps the most unsightly thing about this design is the camera module, which protrudes so much. That makes the phone uneven when laid flat on a surface.

Galaxy S20+ Unit Photo (57)The sides are your typical metallic finish, with both the power button and volume rocker on the right side. One notable change from the S10+ is the absence of the Bixby button.

Galaxy S20+ Unit Photo (58)At the bottom of the device is a USB-C port, along with a microphone and speaker grille. As expected, Samsung has completely gotten rid of the headphone jack. To some, that’s a big no-no, and some wouldn’t mind. I happen to be the latter.

Galaxy S20+ Unit Photo (54)
Samsung Galaxy S20+ Review: What Most Should Go For
Our Verdict
Camera (Photo)
Camera (Video)
What's Good
Still has one of the best displays
High Refresh Rate
Good Gaming Performance
Feature-packed software
Versatile and very capable cameras
Great battery life when using standard refresh rate
What's Not
Wide-angle image quality could be better
Low light image quality could be better
High refresh rate is limited to 1080p resolution
Ultra steady video is limited to 1080p resolution
More control on slow motion video recording would be great
Battery life on high refresh rate could be better

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.