What’s the difference between the Samsung S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra?

Samsung’s S range has established itself at the very top of the mobile phone market. High-quality build, solid software and excellent user experience have seen the Korean company weather storms over the last few years and remain atop of the pile.

Each new year brings with it a new flagship model in Samsung’s arsenal, and 2020 is no different. While it remains to be seen what the global pandemic does to demand for flagship phones, Samsung’s S20 is likely to be at the front of the race for new users.

So what’s new about these phones, and what do you need to know?

There are three models

First things first you need to know which S20 model you are after as there are three distinct models to choose from. There is the S20, the S20+ and the S20 Ultra. They are unsurprisingly similar with the Snapdragon 865 processor at their respective hearts, and all come with expandable storage and water-resistance as standard.

S20 Standard

The standard S20 model is the one that’ll do the least damage to your wallet. It’s the smallest with a still-quite-large 6.2-inch screen and a slightly higher pixel density than its bigger counterparts.


The S20+ comes in at 6.7 inches and boasts a 4,500 mAh battery as opposed to the 4,000 mAh of its smaller sibling. It also comes in a 512GB model offering more storage than its smaller rival that only ships with 128GB of space.

S20 Ultra

The biggest, baddest and priciest of the S20 range is the S20 Ultra. With a huge 6.9-inch screen and a 5,000 mAh battery, this phone is a bit of a monster.

120Hz at last

Samsung has finally joined the 120Hz train and the three models boast the new and improved refresh rate. This makes the user experience on the S20 feel buttery smooth and is a significant step up from older models, giving the new phones a truly premium feel.

As always, Samsung’s range is among the first place you should look when it comes to investing in a new flagship phone. And the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra are no different.