Yes you should upgrade to the Galaxy S20.
Assuming a few things then we'll get to those.
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If you've been online, you noted that Galaxy S20 is real and it's spectacular.
Now keep in mind my opinion is based on the claims of Samsung.
CNet will have you for review in due time, so check that too.
Alright with Samsung introduced the S20, Samsung went for it.
The S20 is a real step up from the S10.
The company claims that cameras got their biggest update since the Galaxy S7.
So arguably, you could say the camera Tech has been pretty similar for the last three generations of S. Samsung says the S20 has the largest image sensor Samsung has ever put on a smartphone.
Now why does that matter?
The larger the image sensor, the more information can be captured.
The S20 and S20 plus can zoom in 30 times the S20 Ultra has that ridiculous 100 x space zoom.
Now this is something to be examined.
Let's talk about the space zoom.
The 100X is actually a 10X optic zoom combined with a 10X digital zoom.
Samsung says that it's AI can make these space zoomed images look great.
Now, Google has shown something similar with its AI during its Pixel event.
The company recommended using the digital zoom because its software would handle the rest.
So if you take a regular picture and zoom in after the fact The cropped version should not look as sharp as the digitally zoomed one.
We'll have to see how Samsung's space zoom looks compared to crops, but let's go back for a second.
The ultra has a 10x optic zoom, that's pretty dang impressive.
The S20 and Plus come with a respectable 3X zoom.
For comparison, the iPhone Pro tops out at 2X zoom in and 2X zoom out.
All versions of the S20 can shoot 8K video.
I really wasn't expecting that.
It seems like a feature that would have been left at the top of the line model.
Nope, 8K for all three.
Okay, but why on earth would you need 8k video at this point?
Now Samsung said you could send the video over to your 8k TV.
That's not something people really have.
So I talked to c/net's David Katz Meyer, our TV experts.
I asked him about the benefit of 8k video on the es 20.
And he mentioned that it may be good for capturing things at high quality for the future.
Since 8K TVs are rare at this point.
He's right, 8K displays will be a normal thing in the future.
If you shoot your video in HD, it's gonna look good, but not as great as 8K.
Cats also mentioned the frame rate of the 8K videos.
The S 20 tops out at 8K at 24 frames per second.
That means you're not doing super slo-mo at that resolution.
Okay, so all this time, I've been blabbing about the camera abilities.
I think it's going to be great.
Well, other cameras on other phones be better in the future, probably but that's always going to happen.
Let's talk about using the phone.
The S 20 line has huge displays.
It starts at 6.2 inches.
The Ultra is 6.9 inches.
Samsung has reworked its phone experience.
It has got something called One UI, no, don't roll your eyes yet.
One of the bigger ideas of One UI is being able to use the phone without having to constantly use two hands.
That's really important if we're talking about the ultra.
And here's an example Instead of your messages showing up from top to bottom on the screen, Samsung move the messages to what it calls the Interaction area closer to the bottom.
That means you should be able to interact with a big Samsung phone with one hand.
Now I've been using One UI on the S10 plus and it's actually pretty good and comfortable.
No, I never thought I would be praising Samsung for it's skin on top of Android and here I am doing that.
Looking at the S20.
I think this device is built to be kept for a number of years.
It should easily last two to three years.
It's got 5g on every model, and the wireless carriers are getting their 5g networks online.
The batteries are really really big.
They range from 4000 mAh to 5000 on the ultra.
The displays are 120 hertz.
This is another feature that will be everywhere in time.
Also let's talk about storage and RAM.
The 5Gs 20 comes with 128 gigs of storage and 12 gigs of RAM.
The 5g Plus is available in three models, 128 gigs up to half a terabyte, all of them come with 12 gigs of RAM.
The ultra tops out, at half a terabyte of internal storage and 16 gigs of RAM, and, they all have micro SD card slots that support up to another terabyte.
Now some people have compared the pricing of the S20 to laptops with those specs, the comparison may be correct.
The S20 is a much larger jump than the S9 was to the S10.
Mr. Who's the boss on YouTube talked of the S20 ultra as almost a superphone he might be right on that.
So should you upgrade?
I think so.
If you're on anything from two years ago, it's a very easy jump.
If your phone is a year old, I think the S20 will be a wise investment for several years.
That is, assuming everything works like Samsung said.
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