Samsung Galaxy S20+ Review : This Will be The Definitive Android Flagship For a Long Time Ever

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The Samsung Galaxy S20+ is priced at Rs 73,999 and is available at present only in the 128GB storage option. This is part of the larger simplification that Samsung is doing across the Galaxy S20 series—lesser variants, more clarity for potential customers. At least for the early adopters.

 

It is always good to see the best laid plans work out when they should. That is exactly what has happened with Samsung, who had the foresight to not put all their eggs in one basket. The basket in this case being China. While no one could have predicted the Coronavirus outbreak, Samsung knew it would be prudent to also have a strong smartphone production base in Vietnam—and that was a couple of years ago. And they stand vindicated today, as some quite illustrious rivals struggle with the complete shutdown of production in China as the country was the epicenter and continues to be the worst hit with the Coronavirus, or COVID-19 outbreak. Simplest of things are often missed by the largest corporations. Not Samsung though. And that neatly leads us to where we are today. The Samsung Galaxy S20 series arrives without any delays.

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It is not often that we really look at the country of origin data on a smartphone box. But perhaps the worrying global situation dictates we do. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, or the Galaxy S20+, that we are using has been made in Vietnam. And now on to more important matters. The price, you ask. The Samsung Galaxy S20+ is priced at Rs 73,999 and is available at present only in the 128GB storage option. This is part of the larger simplification that Samsung is doing across the Galaxy S20 series—lesser variants, more clarity for potential customers. Just for reference, the Galaxy S20 (128GB version) is priced at Rs 66,999 while the upcoming Galaxy S20 Ultra costs Rs 92,999. That isn’t to say that’s it—the 256GB and 512GB versions should be expected soon.

Design: It is all very familiar and very cool :

Some may say it is predictable. Some may argue the virtues of familiarity. I honestly lean towards the latter. It is surely not as revolution a change as far as the design is concerned as some may have expected, but this subtlety and incremental updates do make for a good cocktail. The Galaxy S20+ isn’t as large as you would perhaps imagine after glancing at the spec sheet which indicates a 161.9mm x 73.7mm x 7.8mm footprint. It is definitely taller than its predecessor, the Galaxy S10+ but the Galaxy Note 10+ still measures more on tape. That being said, the Galaxy S20+ is less wide than the predecessor, which immediately improves the chances of operating it, at least to an extent, with the same hand that is holding it. The sandwich of glass and metal works well, as a tried and tested combination would be expected to. There is Gorilla Glass 6 at the back and front, and the curved sides of the rear panel allow the phone to snug into the hands rather easily. The Galaxy S20+ feels quite cool to hold in the hand, and that is why I have absolutely no reason to criticize the design or the ergonomics. Everything just works. Its water resistant too.

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