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O2
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: 128GB
Cloud Pink
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 3GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£19
per month
£524.99
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

O2
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: 128GB
Cloud Pink
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 4GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£20
per month
£507.99
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

O2
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: 128GB
Cloud Pink
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£20
per month
£507.99
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

Vodafone
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: 128GB
Cosmic Grey
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£21
per month
£636.99
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

Vodafone
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: 128GB
Cloud Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£21
per month
£636.99
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

Vodafone
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: 128GB
Cloud Pink
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£21
per month
£636.99
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

O2
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: 128GB
Cloud Pink
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 4GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£23
per month
£458.99
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

O2
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: 128GB
Cloud Pink
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 8GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£23
per month
£458.99
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

Vodafone
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£24
per month
£399
upfront cost
Mobiles.co.uk

Mobiles.co.uk

Vodafone
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: 128GB
Pink
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£24
per month
£399
upfront cost
Mobiles.co.uk

Mobiles.co.uk

About Samsung Galaxy S20 5G - Review, Specs + more

Samsung presents its new smartphone flagship - the shiny, dazzling and brilliant Galaxy S20 5G. This might be THE best 5G phone to buy today - note that the regular (cheaper) Galaxy S20 doesn't have 5G, so make sure that you buy the correct version.

Read on to find out if the S20 is as good as the S10 range, and which (if any) you should plump for...

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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G - Features

  • 6.2-inch display with WQHD + resolution
  • Main camera with 8K video
  • Dolby Atmos Stereo Speakers
  • 5G ready (obviously!)

As the new flagship of the Galaxy S series, the S20 5G continues the design themes of its predecessor the Galaxy S10. The new Infinity-O display offers even narrower edges on the top and bottom edges, which emphasises the slim, strongly rounded side line even more.

Compared to the more expensive Galaxy S20 Plus and S20 Ultra 5G, the standard model has the smallest display. It measures 6.2 inches (15.83 cm) on the diagonal and has an elongated, video ready aspect ratio of 20: 9.

So in fact Samsung has launched no less than FOUR models this time round, they are to re-cap:

In other words there are three different 5G models to pick from. This one we're reviewing here is the cheapest of them, let's clarify what the main differences are.

With its WQHD+ resolution of 3200 × 1440 pixels, the Dynamic Amoled touchscreen promises sharp and high-contrast image reproduction, and since the fast frame rate of 120Hz is available here then it should allow very smooth scrolling and authentic gaming experiences.

The smartphone supports video formats with a larger HDR10+ contrast range so that you can enjoy films even more intensely. In addition, the stereo speakers optimised by AKG should be able to reproduce Dolby Atmos sound.

Selfie camera for 4K videos

The 10 megapixel front camera is again not hidden behind a classic notch design, which we like. Instead, it is placed in the middle of the upper edge of the display and, together with a fingerprint sensor, is protected by scratch-resistant Gorilla 6 glass (the latest version). By comparison the newly launched Galaxy A71 only has Gorilla Glass 3.

In addition to an auto HDR mode, you can use 4K video - for clarify that offers up to 60 frames per second. Like the front, the back is coated with solid Gorilla 6 glass.

Main camera - whopping 64 megapixel

Compared to the other more expensive S20 variants, the standard 5G version is limited to a rear camera with only 3 lenses.

The main camera with wide-angle optics and optical image stabiliser resolves to a total of 12 megapixels and the sensor is comparatively large with a diagonal measurement/ratio of 1 / 1.76 inches, which promises noise-free results in low light.

The ultra-wide-angle module also has the same resolution, and the third lens in the bundle is an image-stabilised telephoto lens with a 3x hybrid optical zoom and a resolution of 64 megapixels. Due to its high resolution, the 3x magnification should be lossless, but we haven't tested this yet.

In addition, the S20 5G comes with a 30x digital zoom function, and the 8K video mode should set new quality standards: It films with a maximum of 30 frames per second and uses an action cam video stabilisation for blurred shots.

S20 5G: Top-class performance

A powerful Exynos 990 processor works really well, and comes with IP68 waterproof housing. Together with 8GB of RAM, even complex applications should run without annoying interruptions.But then you would expect that, for a flagship.

The question remains: Do you need to buy the Ultra or Plus version - or is the baseline S20 fine enough for most users? We'd say so, unless you want 5G.

Galaxy S20 5G Price in UK

The Galaxy S20 5G launches at an RRP of £999 in the UK. It's not cheap, but then it's a fully featured smartphone and the flagship. That's a £100 premium over the non-5G version - which isn't quite as large as the premium that used to be charged not too long ago for 5G devices...

Here at oneCompare we expect the prices to fall after a few months, although if opting for paying monthly you can already get it from £22 a month on a 36 month contract.

If you're looking for something cheaper then consider the new Galaxy A51 on pay monthly.

Verdict - Galaxy S20 5G

This is *the* Samsung 5G flagship phone, and it oozes quality. It might not be as bulky or feature-rich as the others in the S20 range but if you must have a 5G phone then this one should be very high to anyone's shopping list.

The complete lack of 5G in the iPhone range so far means that if you're after a high-end, must have 5G ready phone, then the S20 is probably the one you have been looking for. If you live in a big city like London then you can already be enjoying all of what 5G offers - check your coverage here.

If however you lived in a regular small town then it's unlikely that 5G will be coming to you anytime soon sadly. There's no point in buying the 5G model if you can't use it - stick to the S20 4G here.

Anyway, onto the operating system (OS) and under the bonnet:  here Samsung have added an internal memory of 128 GB available for videos, photos, music and apps. In the event that you want to expand it to a maximum of 1TB, a micro SD slot for powerful micro SDXC cards is integrated.

In addition, there is another compartment for dual SIM card operation. if needed... 

In contrast to the larger S20 sister models, the standard 5G model with 4000 mAh battery has the smallest, permanently installed battery - the result is at 164g, it is the lightest S20. Fast charging via a 45W power supply should also be possible, as expected.

Still unsure which S20 is best? Read our review on the Galaxy S10 Lite too.

 

Galaxy S20 5G Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 2703 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G deals on the EE network
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G deals on the Vodafone network
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G deals on the iD network
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G deals on the O2 network
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G deals on the Virgin network
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G deals on the Sky Mobile network

We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

Galaxy S20 5G: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the Galaxy S20 5G currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

Galaxy S20 5G deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date.

Is SIM Only better for Galaxy S20 5G?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Samsung Galaxy S20 5G ee contract or a Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Samsung Galaxy S20 5G contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 2703 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G deals, covering 6 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Samsung Galaxy S20 5G handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 2703 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G deals, our cheapest Samsung Galaxy S20 5G deal over the entire life of the contract is £781.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Samsung Galaxy S20 5G SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Samsung Galaxy S20 5G handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Samsung Galaxy S20 5G phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Samsung will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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