Definitely a Hit and a Miss on the Better Functions and a Complete Outta the Park Attitude in the Few : Samsung S20

If you are looking for a smartphone, which is bigger, better and faster than the lot of them out there, the latest line of warriors from the S20 range will equip you with all the needs that you might ever have. While Samsung completely jumps over the folding-technology that is incorporated in the Samsung Fold. However, in doing so, Samsung takes everything that makes a modern phone smartphone and takes it up an ante, times tenfold.

At $1,400, the Samsung A20 even makes a run at the most expensive smartphone available, only rivaling the iPhone11 Pro Max. However, it packs extra features such as 5G support, 12GB memory, 256GB storage, wireless charging, a 5,000MaAH battery, and an astounding display.

The display is a 6.9-inch AMOLED screen hiding a traditional in-screen fingerprint sensor. The screen also incorporates a 40-megapixel front-facing camera which doubles as a facial-recognition tool. The screen also sports a 120HZ refresh rate and supports HDR10+ format for better picture quality. The screen feels crisp and solid to the level that going back to normal 60Hz screens will feel a tad bit unusual.

Samsung has opted to remove the traditional 3.5 mm jack making users go for a Bluetooth headphone or choose between using the type-C charger port, with a converter of course. The future does seem completely wireless with many leading players opting to remove the 3.5 mm jack with the recent One Plus 7 leading the attack.

But the real selling point for the Samsung S20 is its superior three-camera (nit including the depth-sensor): a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 108 wide-angle main shooter and a 48-megapixel telephoto lens. However, our latest results point at a near hit and miss, which is a real shame considering the hype behind the camera.

It contains all the tit-bits that you would expect from a camera such as a Portrait Mode, Single Take, Autofocus and something referred to as a “Space Zoom”. The feature does come as a gimmick with a notably 100x times zooming power as advertised.

The features in the S20 while gimmicky at best point at a next-gen smartphone with its superior hardware coupled with Samsung’s optimized software. At best, it is a $1,400 unit that can perform simple day-to-day tasks and even handle complex multi-tasking events without breaking a sweat.