It has been almost 2 years since I got this phone. It has proven to work flawlessly with great build quality and extremely lightweight, and it is one of the best Android phones of all time. The last two years were a disaster for Android phones, Samsung continuously downgrade hardware for the S21 and S22 series, and both SD888 and SD 8gen1 have series overheating issues, leaving the old S20 with SD865 most reasonable choice. It is so miserable that S20 is still one of the best Android phones of its 6-inch size 2 years later.
It's a great phone. Smart looking and Excellent camera.
The S20 is the closest phone I've seen to perfect, even 2 years later. More RAM than the S21, microSD slot, 120hz refresh, great battery life, and sub-6 5G which doesn't burn your battery life or give you cancer. Only single issue I had with it was with the camera having a difficult time focusing. Even when making sure the lens was clean and deleting the app data, the auto-focus was just poor for a point-and-shoot. Multiple firmware updates made no difference. Don't get me started on the Hybrid Zoom macrolens... just as bad but with artifacts. Samsung sort of acknowledged the problem by adding a laser to help with auto-focus on the Note20 Ultra and S21 Ultra, but that's of little help if you own the S20.
Vegasjewel, 05 Nov 2021I've had this phone for about a year. Big disappointment. This phone has a mind of its ow... moreI've never had those issues. Has worked flawlessly, very fast, no lag, etc. I just think it's too small for me and also I want the better iPhone 13 for video. But for most people it's a great phone.
I've had this phone for about a year. Big disappointment. This phone has a mind of its own. Not always responsive. Maybe due to the switch from sprint to t-mobile apps will open by themselves, phone won't turn off, on occasion it has started recording conversations within the room. Too many glitches to list. S-pen is a godsend!. Gorilla glass is awesome! Had to remove case for phone due to battery overheating when in pocket or purse. Screen turns itself on.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2020I bought the galaxy s10e in August, I thought about keeping the cell phone for 2 to 3 years bu... moreYou won't be disappointed with this phone. Get the Snapdragon chipset it's the best one come with 128g storage and 12g ram...but 4000mAh battery a little bit low side for this powerful beast.
Planning to buy secondhand S20 5G from a Korean store. Thoughts, anyone?
I have had this phone for 6 months and am somewhat disappointed with it. Hardware seems nice, though there is a terrible distortion in speaker. It is a defect as I never have the volume high and don't even use it for music. I do not like this particular Android interface. For comparison I most recently had an LG V35 ThinQ. There are many features on the this device just seem ponderous to use in comparison. Several frequently accessed options are deeply buried in the Settings. Deleting text messages requires too many taps. If I get a text message from a new number that I do not want it takes 6 taps to delete it. Deleting a photo constantly requires authorizing access to do so. The recent implementation of Visual Voice mail on Google Fi feels like they just rushed it out. It isn't part of the phone app. you can't have it automatically download the messages. there is no speech to text ability. It feels like a beta version. The overall interface is not streamlined and for the most part cannot be customized to remove redundant steps. In some apps there are buttons but you have to remember to swipe them, not tap them. Tapping the button does nothing.
Other than the speaker issues I don't have hardware issues. Photos are nice and battery life is great. I mention those because I notice others complaining about them. No issues here with those features. There are some nice options on the camera, though getting them to work is sometimes awkward.
is it worth s20 5g american-US version whith Sd or Exynos
Works for Europe ... with no problems, any suggestions?
Although has relative weak battery and overhearing Exynos, I'm still satisfied with mine S20 5G, 12GB ram version. It is very fluid, fast phone with gorgeus 120Hz display, fine camera and sits perfectly in pocket or in just one hand. The only real competition for this phone is not Huawei but Xiaomi Mi 11. But mi11 is bulky and heavy so if you want great performer in compact case and water proof this is the perfect solution.
Rejin, 27 Feb 2021Just bought Samsung S20 5G, & found out in box sticker that Unit SIM is only for Middle Ea... moreIt is very easy to permanently cancel Samsung Region Lock. All you have to do is call for 5 minutes with a SIM card from the same market as the device. For example, do you want to use a European telephone with an Asian SIM card? First call someone for at least 5 minutes with a European SIM card. The regional lock will be lifted, so you can use your Samsung device with SIM cards from every region. Do you have a dual SIM? Then Use the second SIM card for 5 minutes as well.
codo, 22 Mar 2021Just in case someone is thinking of buying one of these second hand or something, I cant expre... moreHow did you use your smartphone in a daily basis, kindly be specific so we can have a valid source from what you’ve said.
Just in case someone is thinking of buying one of these second hand or something, I cant express how disappointed I was with this phone. Camera and battery life especially. Stay away from samsung.
Rejin, 27 Feb 2021Just bought Samsung S20 5G, & found out in box sticker that Unit SIM is only for Middle Ea... moreSome expensive Samsung phones have a region lock , you have to use it first in the country you buy it with a SIM card from a local operator. Only for five minutes. It is to prevent the shipping of the phone to be sold in another country, probably without paying taxes. After first use, you can use it in any country without problem.
Just bought Samsung S20 5G, & found out in box sticker that Unit SIM is only for Middle East & North Africa... This Notice was not advertise in the tags/labels. So if you are expat in ME and you intend to use your phone somewhere else, it is a USER DISADVANTAGE.
*Mistake : usual TWO trees icon on the center
People has to realize that this phone has several cameras, and they must learn how to use them. If you want a clear close-up shot, use the one tree icon on the right. If you use the usual 1 tree icon in the center, only the front part of the scene will be clear, the rest being blurred.
sam2021, 15 Feb 2021This phone is not available everywhere, even on Samsung official website. They say only 4g is ... moreWe are not allowed to mention names , but you can find most likely at a famous online
store that offers free delivery w/ your subscription , or a well known resale site often mentioned by tech reviewers looking to clear away the clutter of their many demo devices...
I bought resale and am quite happy with the s20 5 g.