Samsung devices are quite popular for having awesome displays, and the S20+’s 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 QHD+ display is no different.
It’s one of the most vivid and crisp displays I’ve seen on a phone this year. You get detailed icons, sharp text, and good levels of brightness.
A notable upgrade from the S10+’s display is the bump to a 120Hz refresh rate. To put it into context, if you’ve used a 60Hz monitor and jumped to a 144Hz one, the difference in fluidity is night and day. It’s the same here. From swiping down to reveal notifications to navigating the various menus, the difference is very noticeable.
There is a limitation to this feature (at least for now). The 120Hz refresh rate is currently only available at FHD+ resolution. Most likely due to battery life issues. Still, I think that having it as an option would be great.
I think that the user should’ve been given more control for such settings, regardless of how much uptime I get. There’s also another benefit of having a high refresh rate, and that’s for any game that supports it.
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Samsung Galaxy S20+ Review: What Most Should Go For
Still has one of the best displays
High Refresh Rate
Good Gaming Performance
Versatile and very capable cameras
Great battery life when using standard refresh rate
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.