Samsung S20: more evolutionary than revolutionary

First came Apple with the iPhone 8, followed by the highly anticipated iPhone X. Google intervened with its Pixel 2. Now it’s Samsung’s turn to join the party.

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ are ready to amaze, make real photo and enjoy the view.

While phones are not “game changers” they do represent big steps in improvements, as Samsung says it is more important to consumers.

The phones are the same size as their predecessors, the S10 and the S10+. The screens are a little larger and brighter.

Some new fun add-ons that Samsung believes that users will greatly enjoy are enhanced slow-motion video, AR emoji and language translation in photos.

Like other Samsung phones, the S20 is water resistant. They include an infinite screen, a headphone jack and wireless charging.

It promises better audio for streaming audio and the video can be slow, we do not mean really slow. Slower than that actually.

The cell phone cameras continue to improve and the S20 click on the same path. Like its recently updated competitors, the devices take sharper photos with a more challenging light.

The phones have a triple camera with a new double aperture that adjusts to light like the human eye. You need more light you can have it. You need less light you can have that too.

The improved camera will help with your video recording.

Whatever the result, Samsung will automatically combine with some music to accompany the appearance of your efforts.

Shoot something festive and you’ll get some optimistic sounds. Take something a little more serious and Samsung will also match it. The music can be adjusted as necessary.

Many are familiar with Snapchat’s Bitmoji application. The S20s have something similar called AR Emoji. Hair and clothes can be personalized. Glasses and other accessories are easily added. You can appear as a bunny or a cat too.

Regardless of your emoji taste, everything is displayed in 18 predefined GIFs connected to the keyboard.

Do you need something translated? The phones can help with that too. As in the Google translation application, you can show a sign and get a translation in your native language. The application works in 54 languages.

Not to be outdone by Apple, Samsung phones have a better facial recognition called “intelligent scanning”. Now facial recognition is mixed with a scanner. A new tool allows you to open the phone with the iris or full face according to sunlight.

The audio is touted to be sharper and louder on the stereo speakers tuned by AKG. Samsung claims that the sound is 1.4 times more powerful than previous Galaxy phones. Dolby Atmos technology will provide a multi-dimensional sound experience similar to that of a theater.

Available colors include black, blue and purple. A gray option will be available later.

As expected, the price is on par with similar phones but still below $1,000. The S20 will run a little over $800, while the S20+ will cost around $ 950.

While several updates make phones more versatile and fun, there is less of a surprise factor than debuts of other products. Still, the new S9s add enough pop to provide a true Android-based rival for Apple and other competing mobile devices.