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Samsung Galaxy S20 vs S10: which one is for me?

Samsung Galaxy S20 vs S10

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S20. It’s the first question that comes with any new flagship release: how does it compare to the last generation? The new iPhone 11 Samsung Galaxy S20 has been one of the most hotly anticipated phones to be announced in some time. With some truly next-level specifications, it’s easy to see why. However, all that power doesn’t come cheap. With that in mind, we thought it was especially important to see how the already impressive S10 stacks up against the almighty S20.

The Samsung Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 line consists of three models: the base model S20 5G, the S20+ 5G and the S20 Ultra 5G. Even the base model is one of the best Android phones on the market right now. Front and center is the excellent three-lens camera capable of 8K video capture, designed to provide “a revolutionary camera experience.” It also features a 64-bit octa-core processor and a 6.2-inch AMOLED screen. The S20+ ups the ante with the addition of a fourth depth-sensor lens, largely for augmented reality (AR) applications, and bumps screen size up to 6.7 inches. As for the S20 Ultra, the term ‘out of control’ wouldn’t be an exaggeration. It boasts features like a 108-megapixel wide-angle lens, an almost unheard of 40-megapixel selfie camera, 100X zoom and up to 16GB of RAM. Screen size on the Ultra is a mammoth 6.9 inches. All three phones offer 5G connectivity, but only the larger two will support mmWave (the fastest type of 5G).

The Samsung Galaxy S10

With the hoopla surrounding the S20 launch, one might be tempted to see the S10 as passe. Nothing could be further from the truth. Though the newer phones double the refresh rate, the S10 and S10+ feature similar size and resolution screens to the base S20 (6.1-inch and 6.4-inch respectively). Also, while they may not have the mind-blowing specs of the premium S20 models, S10’s cameras are very, very good. Just like the newer phones, the S10s offer fast charging, wireless charging and PowerShare and IP68 water-resistance. In the end, the biggest changes in the S20 are improved camera features and 5G support. Meanwhile, if you’re someone who can’t live without certain features, like a 3.5mm headphone jack, S10 has you covered.

In our opinion, both the S10 and S20 are top-tier phones that will serve you well for years to come. When choosing between the two, it comes down to how important certain features are to you and how much more you think they’re worth. While we believe that for most users, 5G shouldn’t be a deciding factor when buying a phone just yet, if you’re intent on being an early adopter, the S20 is certainly a great handset to do so with. If you live in a mmWave coverage area, the S20+ or S20 Ultra may make sense for you. Similarly, the Galaxy S20 Ultra can certainly offer photo capabilities the S10 can’t, once you’re willing to pay for it. And pay for it you will. One area the S10 line of phones has the S20 handily beaten is the price. The S20 ranges from $999 to an eye-watering $1,399 for the base Ultra (it’s even more if you want to max out your storage and RAM). 

Want to get your hands on a killer flagship Samsung at a now more affordable price? Take a look at the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ in the Ting Shop to see which one is right for you. If you’re on a budget, don’t forget the S10e is a great way to get a high-end phone at a lower price. And right now, the entire Galaxy S10 line has been discounted in the Ting Shop.

  • S10e just $449 (after $150 off + $100 bill credit)
  • S10 just $599 (after $50 off + $100 bill credit)
  • S10+ just $699 (after $50 off + $100 bill credit)

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