Samsung has a large slate of new phones releasing in 2020, from ultra-high-end flagship models to more budget-minded releases. Curious to learn about Samsung’s latest Android smartphones? Check out brief reviews of every new model below.
Galaxy S20, S20+, Ultra
Samsung just announced its newest slate of flagship phones, the Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra 5G
. These three phones share a common set of baseline features and boast truly impressive cameras. Samsung advertises that these phones will “change photography” and while that remains to be seen, they are quite impressive.
The biggest differences between the three flagship models are screen size and camera resolution. The S20 features a 6.2-inch screen, while the S20+ features a 6.7-inch display. The S20 Ultra tops out the line at a whopping 6.9 inches and adds significant further camera enhancements like a 108MP resolution and a 100x “space zoom”.
These are big phones. The smallest of them has the same screen size as the current largest iPhone. And these flagship phones carry eye-popping prices: they start at $999.99, $1199.99, and $1399.99.
Bottom line: If you have deep pockets and want (arguably) the best Android experience available in 2020, choose a phone in the S20 lineup. Which one is up to you, though CNet
prefers the “middle tier” S20+.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Samsung was the first to launch a foldable smartphone, and its first model was more or less a disaster
. It was ridiculously expensive and ridiculously fragile — an embarrassing combination.
But Samsung is back this year, hoping to right the wrongs of the first iteration with the Galaxy Z Fold 2
. While full details are not yet released, Samsung has confirmed the existence of this phone and has promised more details on September 1.
When folded, it will function much like an S20, with a 6.2-inch screen. But when unfolded, the display is an unusual 7.6 inches.
The price is expected to push close to $2,000. Our advice? Wait on this one. Let the reviews pour in and find out whether this phone has truly solved the disastrous durability issues of its predecessor.
Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra
The last of the flagships, the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
are essentially the S20 experience, plus an included S Pen for handwriting and note-taking. However, these models are quite different in terms of quality. The Note 20 Ultra promises to be a great (albeit expensive) stylus phone. The Note 20 cuts plenty of corners, according to Forbes
, without cutting much off the price. It’s still a thousand-dollar phone.
The Galaxy A10
is another large phone at 6.2 inches, but it’s targeting a decidedly different market. This phone is in the budget tier, currently selling under $200 on Amazon. It’s got a decent HD+ screen and support for 3G and 4G bands (no 5G here). It’s likely to suffer from the commonplace issues of budget Android phones: it may be crisp out of the box, but it won’t have much staying power past a year or two.
The Galaxy A11
is another budget sub-$200 entry, this time with a 6.4-inch screen and a 13 MP camera. This phone ships with just 32GB storage and Android 10. Despite the low price point, the A11 features a triple rear camera. Samsung boasts “no notch, less bezel” on this model.
Now things are just getting a little ridiculous: yet another sub-$200 budget Galaxy model
, this time with a whopping 6.5-inch screen and a 16 megapixel quad rear camera.
There’s not a lot that distinguishes these three Galaxy A models besides display size and camera modules. If you like big, pick this one.
The Galaxy A50
supercharges the screen with 6.4-inch super AMOLED display for brilliant picture and bright, crisp colors. A triple camera and fast charging round out the top features on this model.
The truth is, all these A models are really quite similar. If you’re getting a little lost, you’re not alone. Samsung does offer a handy tool on this page
that allows you to toggle between all eight models.
Galaxy A51, A51 5G, A71 5G
Samsung has a handful of mid-tier phones in the Galaxy A series for 2020
as well. The A51 is very popular, with increased storage space, camera capability, and fun color finishes. The A51 5G is the same phone but with Verizon 5G capability.
Last but not least, the A71 5G
jumps up to around $400. It features 5G connectivity with Verizon and a larger 6.7-inch super AMOLED+ screen.
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