Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra: What’s Wrong?
Historically, Samsung has kind of left us wanting more when it comes to their new devices but, this year Samsung has put all their cards on the table. We’re getting pretty much the most complete devices that we’ve ever had from Samsung.
That being said, if you go through your Twitter feed, you’ll sense that people are already starting to have problems with these devices. We are going to uncover some of the top problems with the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, but there’s a nice little twist at the end! So, let’s get started.
Why Is The Samsung Galaxy S20 Series So Pricey?
The most popular complaint that the users have about the S20 line up is the price. Now, we are not going to try to sugarcoat it; these phones are ridiculously expensive. The starting price is $999 which means you can’t get an S20 for less than $1000. That being said, they just go up incrementally: $1,200 for the S20+ and $1,400 for the S20 Ultra.
However, the reason why the price is not a huge issue, in our opinion, is because Samsung is incredibly generous with its trade and offers. If you were to try to sell your Galaxy Note 10+ online, the most you’d be able to get for that phone is about $600 on a good day. Samsung is giving you $700 worth of trade-in value if you were to trade in a Galaxy S10+.
Samsung’s going to be even more generous and they’re going to give you a $200 credit towards accessories and other things on samsung.com whenever you do pre-order. So, overall, we really do think the value is there you can get a brand new top-of-the-line smartphone for seven hundred dollars or less every single year with the trade-in. That is not a bad deal at all, is it?
100x Space Zoom
The next most common complaint concerns the 100x Space Zoom lens. We think if you’re really looking at those smudged, blurry 100x Space Zoom photos then you’re missing the point. Samsung is stepping up its game with this camera; this will be the best camera on the market.
It will beat out the Pixel 4, it will beat out the iPhone 11. If you’re only focused on the 100x zoom, you’re totally missing the fact that the Galaxy S20 ultra has a 10x Optical Zoom. What you need to understand here is that the standard for the past couple of years has been the 3x Optical Zoom. Samsung, on the other hand, is more than tripling that with 10x Optical Zoom. This means that you’re going to be able to zoom in more than three times than usual with zero loss in quality.
Samsung takes it a step further with AI and with the digital zoom. At 30x, you’re still going to have a super sharp crisp image. After 30x, yes, you’re going to lose some image quality but, it still is more capable of that further range zoom than any other phone out there in the market.
So, in my opinion, if you’re complaining about the 100x Space Zoom and the photo quality, you’re kind of missing out on the whole point of what this phone is capable of.
No Headphone Jack 🙁
The third most common complaint is the lack of a headphone jack. We understand that some audio files prefer a solid wire connection. However, there are so many options for truly wireless earbuds, you can get super high-quality earbuds. The fact that there is such a wide range of variety in terms of choosing TWS earbuds, the concept of keeping a wired headset is becoming obsolete.
No Dual-Curved Edge Screen
Some people also complain about the fact that Samsung has ditched the dual-curved edge design that we’ve come to know and love from previous Samsung devices. However, actually think that this is going to make the S20 lineup more durable and it’s going to keep those screens from breaking as frequently.
It is definitely not a very good idea to prefer a smartphone like Galaxy Note 8, which if you accidentally drop it from about 15 feet and it lands on its edge, it will completely shatter the device.
These flatter 2.5 D curved screens are going to do away with all of those issues. They are going to make the phones more durable and, more compatible with a wider range of screen protectors. Overall, this is going to be a better move for the S lineup.
Moreover, the fact that Samsung is kind of moving forward with a new design category with the fold-able devices, we don’t think they really need the dual-curved edges to stand out.
That is all from us here, folks! Stay tuned for further updates.