For the battery test, I used PCMark’s Work 2.0 benchmark to simulate data manipulation and basic video editing. The test was done not once, but twice to simulate standard and high refresh rates. 60Hz at Quad HD+ resolution and 120Hz at FHD+ resolution.

The phone managed to churn out almost 10.5 hours when it’s set to 60Hz at Quad HD+ resolution. Setting the refresh rate to 120Hz takes an evident toll on uptime by 2 hours.

Your mileage may, of course, vary depending on what apps you use, or if you only enable high refresh rate when gaming, etc.


Galaxy S20+ Unit Photo (27)Charging the phone from empty to full takes around 1.5 hours using the supplied charger.

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.