Samsung Galaxy S20 Series FAQ (S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, S20 FE) Answers

Four smartphones make up the S20 series namely; Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, and S20 FE (Fan Edition).

This article is about providing concise answers to the most asked questions about the devices.

I will use S20 to represent other phones in the family such as the S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, and S20 FE to avoid unnecessary repetition. However, since there are some differences between these phones, it might sometimes be necessary to name each device.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Series FAQ

Does Samsung S20 Have SD Card Slot?

Yes, the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, and S20 FE all have an SD card slot. However, it is a hybrid slot, which means you have to decide if you want to use the slot for expandable memory or a second sim card. It is worth saying that you can switch between the two options as often as you like and need.

Does Samsung S20 Have Headphone Jack?

None of the devices in the S20 family including the S20 Ultra have the 3.5mm headphone jack. They were the first set of Samsung phones without the Audio jack. Apple proved that the wireless earbuds market is a huge one and Samsung isn’t going to miss out on it. There were a couple of reasons that Samsung gave for the removal of the audio jack and but I believe the main reason was to push their customers towards their new product; the galaxy buds.

Does Samsung S20 Have IR Blaster?

No, the S20 family does not have the IR blaster. And it has been a long time since Samsung integrate one in any of their smartphones, so I don’t think it is going to make a comeback like ever. However, if this is a deal-breaker for you, you can always go for a Xiaomi phone. They are one of the few smartphone manufacturers that still integrate this feature on their devices.

Does Samsung S20 Have Wireless Charging?

Yes, all the S20 family phones support 15 watts of wireless charging and 4.5 watts of reverse wireless charging.

Does Samsung S20 Have eSIM/Dual SIM?

Samsung S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra all support eSIM but the S20 FE do not. As for Dual sim cards, all 4 phones support a hybrid sim set up which means you can either you two Nano sim cards or one nano sim and an SD card.

Does Samsung S20 Have a Stylus?

No, you will have to go for the Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra. But if you need an S series phone with an S-Pen, you can get the S21 Ultra though its Pen is not in-built, you will have to go for the S22 Ultra if you are looking for a Samsung S series phone with an integrated Stylus Pen.

Does Samsung S20 Have Edge Lighting?

Yes, all 4 devices come with the support of edge lighting. Edge lighting is the feature that replaced Led Notification Light and it can be easily customized to your preference via the Settings app. Just go to Settings -> Display -> Edge Screen -> Edge Lighting.

Does Samsung S20 Ultra Have Fingerprint Sensor?

Yes, however, while the S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra have the ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor, the S20 FE has the optical under-display fingerprint sensor.

Does Samsung S20 Have a Face ID?

Yes, but it is called Face Unlock on Android phones. Like the fingerprint sensor above, you have the option to set it up the very first time you turned On your device. It is a security measure that allows you to unlock your device with your face.

Does Samsung S20 Have Fast Charging?

Yes. The Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 FE support 25 watts of fast charging while the Galaxy S20 ultra supports up to 45 watts of fast charging allowing you to completely recharge your device from 0% in less than 2 hours.

Does Samsung S20 Come with Screen Protector?

If you are asking about an in-built screen protector, Yes. The display of all 4 phones is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Though it is Gorilla Glass 6 on the S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra while the S20 FE is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

How Much RAM Does Samsung S20 Have?

Samsung S20 and S20 Plus have 8GB and 12GB (for 5G variants only) RAM options, the S20 FE has 6GB and 8GB RAM options and the S20 Ultra has 12GB and 16GB RAM options.

How Many Cameras Does Samsung S20 Have?

Samsung S20 has three rear cameras; 12MP (Wide) + 64MP (Telephoto) + 12MP (Ultrawide). Its front facing camera is 10MP.

Samsung S20 Plus has four rear cameras; 12MP (Wide) + 64MP (Telephoto) + 12MP (Ultrawide) + 0.3MP (Depth). It uses a 10MP front facing camera.

Samsung S20 Ultra also has four rear camera; 108MP (Wide) + 48MP (Periscope Telephoto) + 12MP (Ultrawide) + 0.3MP (Depth) and a 40MP front facing camera.

Samsung S20 FE is a triple rear camera device; 12MP (Wide) + 8MP (Telephoto) + 12MP (Ultrawide) with a 32MP front facing camera.

How Much Storage Does the Samsung S20 Have?

The internal storage starts at 128GB for all 4 devices and up to 256GB for S20 and S20 FE. The S20 Ultra and S20 Plus have the 512GB option.

Is Samsung S20 Waterproof?

Yes, Samsung S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, and So FE all have an IP68 rating which means they are all dust and water-resistant up to 1.5meters and 30 minutes.

Does Samsung S20 Have Glass Back?

Samsung S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra have corning gorilla glass 6 at the back but S20 FE does not, it has a plastic back instead.

Does Samsung S20 Have a Cinematic/Portrait Mode?

Yes, though it is known as Cinematic Mode on iPhone, Samsung calls it portrait video or live focus video depending on the version of One UI you are using. It is simply, a portrait mode for video. All 4 phones in the S20 family have this feature and capability.

To access this feature on One UI 4, just open up your camera app -> More -> Portrait Video or Live Focus Video. You can use the options available such as Blur, Color point, Big Circle, and Glitch to customize to your preference.

Does Samsung S20 Have a Flashlight?

Yes, pretty much every smartphone launched for years now comes with a flashlight to aid photography in low light conditions.

Does Samsung S20 Have FM Radio?

No, even though the snapdragon chipset powering these devices have this capability, Samsung has chosen to turn it off on these devices. This is most likely due to the removal of the headphone jack since plugging in an earphone has always served as a radio antenna.

Does Samsung S20 Have Object Eraser?

Yes, the 4 phones in the S20 family have an object eraser that allows you to remove something you don’t want from a picture. If you have never used this feature before, you can start right now by heading to your Gallery App -> Choose a picture you will like to remove an object from -> Tap on edit -> Tap on the menu button to show more options -> Select the Object Eraser from the list -> Highlight what you want to remove and tap on erase.

Is Samsung S20 the Same as S20 FE?

No, they are two different smartphones that have some things in common apart from their name. They are both powered by the same processor, have the same battery technology (though the S20 FE has a 500 mAh more battery), and run on the same OS. Other than that, they have discrepancies in every other major part.

For example, they use different camera set up though arranged in the same manner in a similar design. They have different screen sizes and different display technology (which is better on the S20 than the S20 FE). Both the front and back of the S20 are protected by Gorilla Glass 6. The S20 FE on the other hand has a Gorilla Glass 5 protecting its display but the back is plastic.

Does Samsung S20 Have NFC?

Yes, all 4 phones support NFC (Near Field Communication) which is a prerequisite for using Samsung and Google Pay on your device.

Does Samsung S20 Have Snapdragon?

Yes, S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, and S20 FE are all powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G processor with Adreno 650 GPU. It is a 7nm+, Octa-Core chipset that has a lot of capability and power in it.

Final Thought

Samsung S20 is a 6.2-inches Dynamic AMOLED display smartphone with 1440 x 3200 pixels screen resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.

Though you can only use the 120Hz refresh rate at 1080P resolution, to enjoy the QHD+ (1440P) resolution, you will have to be on 60Hz.

The S20 has a screen brightness of up to 1200 nits, a pixel density of 563 PPI, and it is packed with a 4000 mAh battery capacity with 25 watts of fast charging.

The S20 Plus has a screen size of 6.7-inches, a Dynamic AMOLED panel, up to 1200 nits brightness, 1440 x 3200 pixels screen resolution, 525 PPI pixel density, and supports 120Hz refresh rate at Full HD+ (1080P) resolution just like the regular S20 above. It is packed with a 4500 mAh battery capacity with 25 watts of charging.

As for the S20 Ultra, it is a 6.9-inches Dynamic AMOLED display with up to 1400 nits of peak brightness, 1440 x 3200 pixels screen resolution, 511 PPI pixel density, and 120Hz refresh rate at 1080P resolution or 60Hz refresh rate at 1440P resolution. It is packed with a non-removable 5000 mAh battery with 45 watts of fast charging support.

Finally, the S20 FE is a 6.5-inches Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, up to 900 nits peak brightness, 1080 x 2400 pixels screen resolution, 407 PPI pixel density, and it is packed with a 4500 mAh battery with 25 watts of fast charging support.

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