Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Galaxy S10+: What is the distinction?

(-) – Samsung’s 2020 flagship telephones got here within the type of the Galaxy S20 Extremely, Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 – now succeeded by the Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Extremely.

The Galaxy S20+ sits within the candy spot of the three 2020 gadgets, providing a giant show, pretty design and a few nice specs however how does it evaluate to its predecessor?

That is the Samsung Galaxy S20+ towards 2019’s Galaxy S10+ that can assist you work out what the variations are. You may as well learn the way the Galaxy S21 gadgets evaluate to the Galaxy S20 gadgets in our separate characteristic.



  • S20+: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm, 186g
  • S10+: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm, 175g

It’s clear the Samsung Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S10+ are a part of the identical household, each providing premium, stable finishes made up of a mixture of metallic and glass. The Galaxy S20+ provides a refreshed design in comparison with the S10 although, choosing a vertical rectangular digicam housing within the high left of its rear over the horizontal rectangular housing discovered within the centre of the S10+’s rear.

On the entrance, the punch gap cameras positioned within the high proper nook of the S10+’s show have been changed with a centralised singular punch gap digicam on the S20+, leading to a a lot neater and extra symmetrical design. It takes up much less display screen area so it is a nicer impact.

The Galaxy S20+ adjusts the facet ratio barely too in comparison with the S10+, that means a barely narrower, taller system. Each are IP68 water and dirt resistant and each have an underneath show fingerprint sensor on board, which could be very a lot the identical when it comes to efficiency. 

The S20+ additionally loses the “Bixby button” on the facet.


  • S20+: 6.7-inch, Infinity-O, 120Hz
  • S10+: 6.4-inch, Infinity-O, 60Hz

Regardless of providing solely a slight improve in top, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ has a 0.3-inch bigger show than its predecessor – which is a results of the marginally adjusted facet ratio we talked about and an additional discount in bezels.

Each the S20+ and the S10+ have Quad HD resolutions, which Samsung has been providing on its flagship gadgets for a while now. The Infinity-O show on each gadgets provides just about bezel-free edges and a punch gap digicam reduce out. Because of the repositioning and change to at least one digicam on the S20+ although, this reduce out is way much less intrusive in comparison with the S10+.

The S20+ and S10+ each have Tremendous AMOLED screens, providing loads of vibrancy and deep blacks and each assist HDR10+. The S20+ provides a 120Hz refresh charge at Full HD+ nevertheless – although not variable just like the S21 – whereas the S10+ operates at 60Hz. Which means the S20+ offers you smoother animations across the system, though you may not truly discover a lot distinction in apply except you’ve got the gadgets side-by-side.

{Hardware} and specs

  • S20+: Exynos 990/Snapdragon 865, 12GB RAM, 128/512GB storage, 4500mAh
  • S10+: Exynos 9820/Snapdragon 855, 8GB/12GB RAM, 128/512GB/1TB, 4100mAh

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ is a strong system, providing 2020’s Exynos 990 processor within the UK and Europe, or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor within the US and elsewhere. Supporting these chipsets is 12GB of RAM as customary, coupled with 128GB or 512GB of storage, each of which provide microSD assist for storage growth. 

The Galaxy S10+ additionally comes with a strong processor in 2019’s Exynos 9820 or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855, relying on the area, however it provides 8GB of RAM as customary. To get the 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, you’d should go for the ceramic mannequin. The S10+ can be solely 4G appropriate, whereas the S20+ is 5G enabled.

Each the Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S10+ supply quick charging, wi-fi charging and reverse wi-fi charging. The S20+ has a 400mAh bigger battery capability although, which ought to imply it lasts slightly longer than the S10+, though in practise we do not suppose there’s a lot of a distinction.


  • S20+: 12MP extremely broad, 12MP essential, 64MP telephoto, DepthVision; 10MP entrance 
  • S10+: 16MP extremely broad, 12MP essential, 12MP telephoto, 3D Depth; 10MP + 3D Depth entrance

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ modified issues up fairly a bit within the digicam division in comparison with its predecessor. Each supply quad rear cameras, however the S20+ has a brand new 12-megapixel essential digicam that options bigger pixels and a set aperture, whereas the S10+ had Twin Aperture. 

The S20+’s extremely broad digicam additionally will get a 12-megapixel sensor, however with smaller pixels and a narrower aperture, whereas on the telephoto lens, Samsung goes for decision within the S20+, with a 64-megapixel sensor in comparison with the S10+’s 12-megapixel providing. The zoom is a bit more difficult on the S20+ than the S10+, with what Samsung calls “Hybrid Optic Zoom” out to 3x optical and Tremendous Decision Zoom taking you out to 30x. This latter choice is principally zoom with AI to try to clear issues up.

On the entrance issues change too. The S10+ provides a twin entrance digicam, whereas the S20+ solely has one single digicam.

There are a number of new options with the S20 system although, together with Single Take that permits you to seize from all cameras without delay, in addition to 8K video seize capabilities – which the S20+ makes use of that 64-megapixel sensor for. The S10+ in the meantime, additionally has quite a lot of nice options, however solely 4K video seize. 


  • S20+: From £999 (5G)
  • S10+: From £899 (4G)

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ began at £100 greater than the S10+ when it first arrived because it was solely accessible as a 5G handset within the UK.

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ began at £899 when it arrived in March 2019.

Each fashions ought to be accessible cheaper now although given they’ve been succeeded by the Galaxy S21 sequence.



The Samsung Galaxy S20+ not solely provides a nicer design than the Galaxy S10+, however it provides quite a few enhancements, together with a bigger and sooner show, extra digicam capabilities and higher {hardware}, corresponding to extra RAM as customary and a bigger battery capability.

The Galaxy S10+ continues to be an incredible telephone nevertheless, and is sort of a bit cheaper following the supply of the S20+ and S21+, which could make it a better option for these on a funds. For these questioning whether or not to improve, the S20+ has some nice potential, however it’s nonetheless fairly shut in expertise to the Galaxy S10+ so that you may need to think about the S21+ as a substitute.

Writing by Britta O’Boyle.

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