Samsung’s new S20 Plus Galaxy mobile phone is among the launches for 2020. The model arrived as an intermediary between the Galaxy S20 and S20 Ultra and can be compared to the iPhone 11 Pro, launched in late 2019. Among the main new features of the Galaxy is the four-fold camera up to 64 MP. The iPhone stands out for performance and battery improvements. Below you’ll find the technical specifications of the cutting-edge smartphones.
The iPhone 11 Pro is been sold for $1149. The Galaxy S20 Plus is sold in the United States for $1,199.
Fact sheet: Galaxy S20 Plus vs. iPhone 11 Pro
|Specifications||Galaxy S20 Plus||iPhone 11 Pro|
|Launch||February 11, 2020||September 20, 2019|
|Launch price||$ 1199.99||$1,499|
|Screen||6.7 inches||5.8 inches|
|Screen resolution||1440 x 3200 pixels||Quad HD + (1125 x 2436 pixels)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990||Apple A13 Bionic|
|RAM||8 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||128 GB or 512 GB||64 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB|
|Memory card||yes, micro SD up to 1 TB||no support|
|Main camera||quad, 12, 64 and 12 megapixel and DepthVision||triple, 12, 12 and 12 megapixel|
|Front camera||10 megapixels||12 megapixels|
|Operating system||Android 10; One UI 2||iOS 13|
|Battery||3,046 mAh||4,500 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||61.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm; 186 g||144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm; 188 g|
|Colors||gray, blue and black||golden, space gray, silver and midnight green|
Source: Samsung, Apple and GSM Arena
Screen and design
There wasn’t any big news on the iPhone 11 Pro screen compared to the iPhone X predecessor. The phone retained the notch and thin edges around the 5.8-inch screen, as well as the resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels. One feature to highlight is the new Super Retina XDR technology on the display, which is expected to achieve higher contrast and different brightness levels to suit the display occasion.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s roll-out hits stores with a significantly larger screen: 6.7 inches. To ensure full imager in the contents of the device, the edges are also minimal and the screen still has fingerprint biometrics features integrated into the screen and ultrasonic technology. Another differential is AMOLED Dynamic 2X generation, which is responsible for more precise colors and high contrast. The resolution is equivalent to the already known Quad HD+ (3200×1440 pixels), higher capacity than the iPhone.
In terms of colors, you can find the Galaxy S20 Plus in the variations of gray, blue and black. The iPhone 11 Pro is available in Gold, Space Gray, Silver, and Midnight Green (similar to Moss Green).
In September last year, the photo set of Apple’s new models caught attention with three different sensors at the rear. They are the main sensor, ultra-wide and telephoto, all with 12 MP resolution.
The concept brought by Samsung is expected to be more advanced, with a quadruple-camera. The telephoto lens has 64 MP, while the wide and ultra-wide sensors take 12 MP photos. Finally, the set includes DepthVision technology, with the portrait mode function to record images with a blurred background – the same technology as the ToF camera found in the Huawei P30 Pro.
Additional features are night mode and Smart HDR, which came with iPhone enhancements. However, zoom quality is what stands out in Galaxy. The new feature guarantees up to 30x zoom in on photos.
Performance and storage
While some countries will receive the Galaxy S20 with Snapdragon 865 chip from Qualcomm, other nations will have access to Samsung’s Exynos 990 processor-equipped model, an octa-core up to 2.7 GHz. In both cases, the phone features 8GB or 12GB RAM and storage options of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB. Also, you can expand the device memory with a microSD card up to 1 TB.
For iPhone 11 Pro buyers, storage options are 64GB, 256GB or 512GB – no support for microSD expansion. As for RAM, no official information has been released by Apple. However, unofficial data indicate that the apple phone has 4G of RAM. Besides, the product arrives at the stores with the newest A13 Bionic processor, responsible for improving the performance of high-performance tasks, as well as processing footage in 4K.
As usual with the brand, the mAh capacity of the Apple device has not been disclosed. Information from specialized portals shows that the component is 3,046 mAh. The company guarantees four hours more autonomy than the previous model – without specifying absolute numbers.
In Samsung’s case, it is also possible to notice a development between generations of Galaxy. This time, the company brought to the market a capacity equal to 4,500 mAh, compared to the 3,400 mAh of its predecessor. One point in common between the devices is that both have a fast charging feature.
Another new feature added to the S20 line is the Android 10 and One UI 2 interface, which ensures innovative design and improvements in Dark Mode. This function also appears in iOS 13, present in iPhone 11 Pro. Also, the system came with news on privacy and proposed faster apps and smaller updates.
There are no big differences when comparing the additional features of both devices. Both the Galaxy S20 Plus and iPhone 11 Pro offer support for Bluetooth 5.0, sixth-generation Wi-Fi and IP68 certified. A new feature from Samsung is that it comes on the market in 4G and 5G versions.
The iPhone 11 Pro is now sold for $1149. It is even possible to find the product in online retail at a cheaper rate depending on the offer of the day. As for the Galaxy S20 Plus, there are still no forecasts for the arrival of the product in most countries, as well as the launch price. The product can be found from $1,199.