When did the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G come out?
Released February 11th 2020, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is one of the most popular phones on the market. It offers a variety of features that are perfect for those who want the best possible experience with their smartphone. The device features an octa-core processor from Samsung’s own Exynos 990 chipset meaning that everything that you can throw at this device will be handled with the utmost speed and efficiency.
Dimensions: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm (5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 in)
Weight: 163 g (5.75 oz)
Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for top of the line durability
Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, 120Hz, HDR10+, 6.2 inches, 93.8 cm2, 1440 x 3200 pixels
Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0
Octa-core processor (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Built in fingerprint sensor
Li-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable battery
USB 3.2 supported
Triple Rear Camera
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55" 1.4µm, Super Steady video
8K video recording at 24fps
10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
4K video recording at 30/60fps
Should I buy a used Samsung Galaxy S20 5G?
The Samsung Galaxy S20 is a powerful phone with an intuitive and aesthetically appealing design, offered alongside high-level flagship performance from Samsung, making for an outstanding user experience and excellent value for money.
Proprietary software from Samsung also enables users to use their device as a full desktop when plugged into a display through DeX split screen mode, alter the white balance of their display (a feature not commonly offered in other smartphones on the market currently), and enter ‘focus mode’, in which only selected apps (such as clock, messages, phone, and settings) are able to be used in order to prevent the user becoming distracted by their device.
Security software will also fully protect your device with Samsung offering real-time virus monitoring and protection program Knox, and an ability to choose a ‘Secure Folder’ in which you can isolate and protect content such as apps, photos, movies, and private files. You need not worry about viruses with the Galaxy S20.
The 6.2-inch display (a 0.1-inch upgrade from 2019’s S10) has a maximum resolution of an enormous 3040 x 1440, though by default displays in the still-crisp 2220 x 1080 Full HD+. A big upgrade included by Samsung here is the 120Hz refresh rate used by the display, which brings unparalleled smoothness of use and video streaming to the device, which is particularly impactful when playing mobile games. This display is without a doubt one of the best available on the market right now.
In terms of battery life, the Samsung Galaxy S20 has a large 4000 mAh battery, a significant increase over the S10, which only had 3400 mAh. After a day of heavy use, you are likely to find your device still hovering around the 20% mark, with usage to spare. Samsung’s improvements in fast-charging also means that you can take your phone from zero to 100% in under an hour with the right equipment.
The cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S20 include three separate lenses and apertures, offering heavy-duty performance in a wide range of lighting situations and three separate focal lengths (wide, normal, zoom up to 100x.)
The camera also supports 8K video shooting at 24fps for unparalleled definition in your footage and anti-roll correction as part of Samsung’s Super Steady Stabilisation feature. Features included in the camera app include a Night Mode and Hyperlapse, as well as live focus which enables users to selectively choose the amount of background blur present in their images.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 supports 5G as standard for the fastest available mobile network experience.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 is not by definition a ‘budget’ device but when purchasing refurbished from us you are able to reap massive savings while still gaining some of the best performance for a smartphone on the market.
Is the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G waterproof?
The Samsung S20 is not waterproof but it is -IP68 dust/water resistant, meaning that the device can be submerged in water up to 1.5m for 30 mins, meaning that any spillages or unwanted accidents will not result in a completely destroyed device.
Saving money on your Samsung Galaxy S20 5G through buying refurbished
When purchasing a device graded as ‘Like New’, you can expect to pay more than the same device in ‘Good’ condition, as a ‘Like New’ device will display much less cosmetic wear and appear exactly as new, just without the box. Every Samsung device that we sell is fully tested and expertly refurbished; our grading system only refers to the cosmetic condition of the device, and has zero impact on system performance. Those who are seeking out savings, then, must choose the device in a condition fitting for their price range.
Our grading system works as follows:
Fully tested with no visible signs of use, for all intents and purposes a new device with perfect functionality.
Potential for small amounts of cosmetic wear such as scratches while still in perfect working order.
Used product with moderate signs of use/ wear and tear. In perfect working order.
May have cracks, dents, chips and heavy signs of usage, though still operating to an acceptable standard (perfect working order.)
If looking to maximise your savings even further, you have two storage options to choose from with a refurbished Galaxy S20. Either 128GB, or 256GB. Opting for a smaller amount of physical storage in your device can be economical as the device itself will be cheaper and cloud services can more than make up for the deficit at a fraction of the price. Samsung offers a cloud service that provides users with 200GB storage space for just £2.60 per month.
Will my Samsung Galaxy S20 5G come with a charger?
When purchased from us, your device will come with a genuine Samsung charging cable as standard. We provide a range of USB plugs for purchase if required.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 is also compatible with Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging, 15W, as well as reverse wireless charging 4.5W, if the wireless lifestyle is a little more your speed.
To browse our selection of wireless chargers, including Samsung branded chargers, click here.
If I order my Samsung Galaxy S20 5G today, when will it arrive?
If you order before 4 PM (Monday to Friday), you will get it the next day! We offer free delivery on all orders over £30. If you need it as soon as possible, you can select Next Day Delivery at checkout, and specify whether you want it before 1 PM, or 9 AM. Every phone that you can see on our site is in stock, so unlike other websites, you won’t have to wait for weeks before receiving your device, it’s picked, packed and shipped the same day!
Why buy a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S20 5G from The Big Phone Store?
With a 14-day, no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee and 12-month warranty, we make sure that our customers are satisfied when they shop with us! Our UK-based customer service team is available and ready to help you every step of the way. If you’re unsure about buying a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S20, you can even get in touch today to resolve any queries you may have.
For our full selection of refurbished Samsung Galaxy devices see our landing page here.