S10 VS S20: Comparison Showdown

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Thinking of buying a new Samsung phone, the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S10 are probably two of your top picks, as they’re the companies’ flagship phones from 2020 and 2019, It’s totally understandable and feasible to be looking at older Galaxy phones instead of the new ones even though the Samsung Galaxy S21 series is in stores now, and deals and discounts ensure that older phones are available at lower prices. In their time, the Samsung Galaxy S20 and S10 series topped our list of the best smartphones, but the perpetual march of time eventually knocked them off. Nonetheless, both of these phones are still our top picks. Comparing the Samsung Galaxy S20 with the Galaxy S10 from a year ago, how does the base model fare? Here’s what we found out when we put these two against one another.


Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S10 price and release date

In the US, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G will set you back $999, while in the UK and Australia, it will cost you £899 and AU$1,499, depending on how much storage you choose. For 799 dollars or 1,349 Australian dollars, you can buy the 4G version in the UK and in Australia. Accordingly, the Samsung Galaxy S10 costs $799 for the 128GB version and $1,149 for the 512GB version. Over the first year of its life, Samsung has decreased prices by around 25%, with roughly 30% drops. Although the Samsung Galaxy S20 is the lowest end device of its series, the S10 is actually slightly higher end, so there are going to be some noticeable differences between the two phones. Both phones were announced in mid-February of their respective years, as Samsung announces most of its devices in February. Below you can find the current prices for both phones in your area

Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S10 design and display

Despite the slightly bigger display of the Samsung Galaxy S20 over the Samsung Galaxy S10, at 6.2 inches compared to 6.1 inches, it is not a huge difference when you consider the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a whopping 6.9-inch screen. If you look at the quality of each screen, you will be able to see the difference between the two. With the Galaxy S10, you get a QHD+ display with 3040 x 1440 resolution, but the Galaxy S20 has a WQHD+ display with a resolution of 3200 x 1440. Although the Galaxy S20 is a bit larger than the Galaxy S10, the pixel density on both devices is almost identical, at 550 pixels per inch on the S20 and 563 pixels per inch on the As you can see, there is one huge difference between the two phones when it comes to refresh rate, as while the Samsung Galaxy S10 has a “standard” 60Hz screen, the Samsung Galaxy S20 has a 120Hz screen. With double the speed, the screen updates twice as quickly, allowing you to see motion more smoothly on TechRadar.com, when watching a movie or when With the Galaxy S20, touch input is doubled, going from 120Hz to 240Hz, so that when you touch the screen, the Galaxy S20 picks it up more rapidly. Gaming is the most common use for this. Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S20 are not too different from one another in terms of their bodies, with the Galaxy S20 measuring 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm and the Galaxy S10 measuring The two weights are only 6g different as well, at 163g and 157g, On the outside, the Samsung Galaxy S20 and S10 are not that much different, at least on the front. Both feature curved displays on the front with corner cameras (although the location of each differs). Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is a bit different on the back, with its snappers tucked into a low-key rectangle in the top-left corner instead of the Galaxy S10’s horizontal camera block. Each of the phones has a glass screen and aluminum frame, and there are a variety of colors to choose from. Both are IP68-certified, which means they are resistant to water and dust.

Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S10 cameras

With the Samsung Galaxy S20 and S10, you get three rear cameras. The lenses are quite similar in terms of We recommend one lens on the main subject, a telephoto on the zoomed-in shot, and an ultra-wide-angle on the larger subject. Below is a table that details the pixel resolutions of the cameras listed. Here is a comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S20’s camera with the Samsung Galaxy S10, and you can see that the S20 has a better telephoto lens which boasts 64 MP and a digital zoom of 30X the S10 has two times the As for the camera, you can also make use of Live Focus and Live Focus Video, which give you the option to alter the background of a photo or video (such as turning it black-and-white or increasing the blur), as well as various scene optimization modes and slow motion options. Nevertheless, the Samsung Galaxy S10 has a number of camera modes just as the Galaxy S20 does. Those few features that aren’t on the S10 are likely to make an appearance on the S20 soon. We enjoyed the Single Take mode in the Galaxy S20 series, which lets you snap a photo with all the lenses while you hold the phone down to try and get the best shot. If this feature is added to the S10, we expect it to be just as useful. The Samsung Galaxy S20 can record video in 8K, up from 4K on the Galaxy S10. If you’re into recording video, you’ll know that the Galaxy S10 can only handle 4K. In addition to their 10MP cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S10 have 10MP rear cameras. Both cameras are expected to offer largely similar capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S10 battery life

With the Samsung Galaxy S20, you’ll find a battery rated at 4,000mAh, which is a significant upgrade from the 3,400mAh battery In order to avoid this, and also since the newer phone doesn’t have as much screen space as the S20, the S20 should last longer before having to be recharged. Likewise, the Galaxy S20 has a faster-charging speed as well, a 25W fast charge compared to a 15W charge on the Galaxy. While neither of these speeds is spectacular, faster is still better in the long run. Other companies are shipping charging tech that powers up at 100W. Furthermore, both handsets offer wireless charging as well as Wireless Power Share (using the phone as a wireless charger for another device), which are both useful for some

Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S10 features

Even though the Samsung Galaxy S10 launched with Android 9, if you buy it now you can easily upgrade to Android 10, which is what the Samsung Galaxy S20 released In both cases, Samsung’s One UI is laid over the top it has a faintly pastel aesthetic, and its icons are large and round. In terms of chipset, the Galaxy S10 is powered by either the Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 (depending on where you are in the world), while the Galaxy S20 is powered by When the phones were first released, both chipsets were top-of-the-line processors, but even the latter two will have more processing power than the former two, so all of them should be more than adequate for most users. The Samsung Galaxy S20 is also a 5G phone – at least in most parts of the world. A 4G-only version of the phone is available in some places, but this phones isn’t as future-proof as the 4G version. In terms of RAM, there is a difference between the two devices that some people might really care about. If you need maximum memory for your handset, go for the Samsung Galaxy S20. It has 12GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S10 has only 8GB, so it is the better pick if you need maximum memory. There is no real difference in storage though, both phones come with 128GB of storage – though the S10 is also available with 256GB of storage. To expand the storage space on the S20, you will need to either use a microSD card or upgrade to the S20 Plus or Ultra.


There are mainly spec increases between the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S10, such as a newer chipset, battery, and RAM for the newer device. Even with the new camera and 120Hz screen, many might not find these features to be worthy of upgrading. If you want a mobile device much more likely to last you a few years, the Samsung Galaxy S20 with its 5G and premium chipset will probably be the best choice.