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Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Review Rundown

Samsung ElectronicsPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Smartphone
Neoscore* 83%
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Superb camera performance
  • Great battery life
  • Short battery life

Summary

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is the most impressive "middle child" handset we've ever tested – and most likely the best pound-for-pound S20 phone, period. Samsung has always graced its best phones with exceptional screens but the S20 line might well offer the best displays of any phone on the market right now. The WQHD+ resolution renders imagery with crisp detail, the HDR10+ certified Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel offers vivid color reproduction and superb contrast. And, Samsung has now embraced higher refresh rates with the option of up to 120Hz viewing, resulting in exceptionally smooth visuals and motion.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is not a beautiful smartphone, but it's a maturely crafted, well proportioned mobile device. The 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen isn't heavily curved down the side of the phone, but the 3D glass over the top is beautifully shaped at each corner. It's 6.5 ounces and 0.3 inches thick, making it a better phone to slip into your pocket, but also to hold for long stretches.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful screen with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Great battery life
  • Fast charging
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as the Galaxy S20 Ultra

nextpit[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus has been available for purchase since March 13, 2020. Samsung has the advantage of knowing how to calibrate their own displays to maximise its performance on its smartphones. The screen-to-body ratio of 90.5 percent and the very discreet punch hole camera allow for a good immersive gaming experience, even when the 120 Hz refresh rate loses some relevance on most games that runs at a mere 30 fps.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 120 Hz display
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as the Galaxy S20 Ultra

techadvisor[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The S20 line might well offer the best displays of any phone on the market right now. WQHD+ resolution renders imagery with crisp detail, the HDR10+ certified Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel offers vivid colour reproduction and superb contrast. Samsung has now embraced higher refresh rates with the option of up to 120Hz viewing - resulting in exceptionally smooth visuals and motion that's ideal for movies and gaming alike.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 20:9 aspect ratio display
  • Impressive battery life
  • Superb cameras
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre camera performance

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is the most impressive ‘middle child’ handset we've ever tested – and most likely the best pound-for-pound S20 phone, period. It's got a bigger display and more battery life than the Samsung GalaxyS20, but it's not quite as large and pricey as the SamsungGalaxy S20 Ultra. You might not want to go with any of them though, as they're upgrades in some ways and downgrades in others, at least in the case of the standard and Plus model. For the true top Samsung flagship the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the only choice.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous AMOLED display
  • Great battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons[**]
  • Price bump over the S20 Plus

tomsguide[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The 6.7-inch Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is an Android phone that has almost everything. Buyers get a quartet of lenses, headlined by a 64-MP telephoto with 3x lossless zoom. At Samsung, the phone maker is offering up to $500 off in trade-in value.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 120Hz OLED display
  • Long battery life
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre cameras

trustedreviews[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy S20 Plus is the middle child in Samsung's latest flagship phone lineup. For your hard-earned cash, you'll be treated to a stellar display, typical Samsung design and pretty much all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a flagship smartphone. The only downsides are the use of a slightly less efficient Exynos CPU outside of the US plus a few niggling annoyances with Samsung's software.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Beautiful 120Hz display
  • Fantastic battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus review: The one you want. Digitaltrends. 10 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus review: a flagship that ticks all the right boxes. Nextpit. 07 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus review. Techadvisor. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus review. Techradar. 02 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus review. Tomsguide. 11 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Review. Trustedreviews. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  8. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  9. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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