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Samsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GB vs Samsung Galaxy S20

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 X03Samsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GB
Samsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GB
6.1"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3400
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Samsung Galaxy S20
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S20

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


03 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GB
Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBvsGalaxy S20
 4%4%
+Lighter
157 grams (5.5 ounces)vs164 grams (5.74 ounces)
 1%1%
+Thinner
7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasvsPDAF: phase detection autofocus

12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20
Galaxy S20vsGalaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GB
 2%2%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 50%50%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
12GB LPDDR4Xvs8GB LPDDR4X
 5%5%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x3200 pixelsvs1440x3040 pixels
 3%3%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
566 PPIvs551 PPI
 2%2%
+Larger screen
6.2"vs6.1"
 119%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MPvs(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP
 2 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
6K UHD (7680x3240 pixels)vs4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 10 is newer and safer
Android 10vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
Advantage
+The 5G network is newer and faster
5Gvs4G+ LTE-A
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ANT+vsNot supported
 18%18%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3400 mAh
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.1 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.1 version A2DP/LEvs5.0 version A2DP/LE

43 Common items in both devices
128GB (109GB user available) / 128GB (107GB user available)
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
Dynamic AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
1/2.55" inches
f/1.5 (aperture)
(front) 10MP
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
2000 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (under display)
Heart rate
SpO2
Face unlock
Li-Ion (Non removable) / LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNA
NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 6
IP68 certified
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
ModelGalaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBGalaxy S20
Also known asGalaxy S10 (Snapdragon) G973UZBAXAA Unlocked, Samsung BeyondSamsung Galaxy S20 5G
Country or region availableUSAVarious (International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2019April, 2020
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)70.4 x 149.9 millimeters (2.77 x 5.9 in)68 x 152 millimeters (2.68 x 5.98 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)164 grams (5.74 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SDM865 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (109GB user available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (107GB user available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x3040 pixels1440x3200 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)551 PPI566 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 6
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat20 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
LTE Cat20 (Bands )
TD-LTE (Bands )

5G SA/NSA/Sub6
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G-NR
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
Main camera(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.6" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
16MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 12mm)
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephoto (PDAF, OIS, 3x opt-zoom)
12MP ultrawide (AF Super Steady video)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps6K UHD (7680x3240 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
Front camera10 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.1 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Prism Black, White, Green, Blue, Flamingo Pink
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI
- Always-on display
- 19:9 ratio and HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- ANT+
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- Wireless charging: 15W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black and other colors
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 20:9 ratio, 120Hz, HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- Wireless charging: 15W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Battery capacity3400 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15W45W
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973U 128GBSamsung Galaxy S20
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia1.05 W/Kg (head) | 1.59 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered