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Samsung S20 in Ghana: Specs, Price and Where to Buy

The Samsung Galaxy S20 was not particularly the best phone among the S20 lineup that Samsung brought to the market. The device is the smallest among the lineup and lags behind the bigger ones in some areas. However, that doesn’t mean we can write off the device. If you look closely, it actually has a lot to offer and doesn’t vary that much from its bigger siblings in the lineup. 

The main features that make the device worth it is its great display with a 120 Hz refresh rate with a high-quality display, the excellent camera performance, and its 5G connectivity support. However, the device doesn’t do too well in the fingerprint scanning department. Its 5G support is also limited and doesn’t work with all networks. 

So if you are buying it solely for its 5G functionalities, you might want to consider that yet again since it may fail you. But 5G is not yet a thing in Ghana as MTN eyes 2023 for its roll out in the country. So, that needn’t be a big deal for now. For the fingerprint, the better option is to use the facial recognition unlock instead. 

Verdict: Is the Samsung Galaxy S20 Worth Buying in 2022

samsung galaxy s20 review
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The Samsung Galaxy S20 is an under-the-radar phone that is just fine. It does everything just well and fails in very few places. It makes for an all-rounder. If you want a device that is extremely good, you might want to look for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra which is the current best Samsung phone you can find in the market. 

However, that flagship comes at a high price. So if you are running on a smaller budget, it wouldn’t hurt to consider the 2020 flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The S20 is powerful in its own right and is a small phone (if you detest holding the big ones). Its design is very easy to handle, unlike the bigger ones which may cause you to struggle and be forced to use two hands before you can use your device. 

These days, cameras are some of the central parts of a smartphone. And the S20 doesn’t disappoint in that regard. It has some upgraded back-facing cameras that provide you with some of the crispest pictures from a smartphone. 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Specifications Vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

samsung galaxy s20 vs galaxy s21 ultra

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Release DateMarch 06, 2020.January 29, 2021
Display6.2″ display at 1440×3200 pixels6.8″ display at 1440×3200 pixels
ProcessorExynos 990 – Global
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G – USA
Exynos 2100 – Global
Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G – USA/China
Front Camera10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), PDAF
Rear (back) Camera1. 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
2. 64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
1. 108 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
2. 10 MP, f/4.9, 240mm (periscope telephoto), dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom
3. 10 MP, f/2.4, 72mm (telephoto), dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
4. 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video
RAM8GB RAM12GB RAM, 16GB RAM
Storage128GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Battery CapacityLi-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removableLi-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable
OSAndroid 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0Android 11, One UI 3.1

Samsung Galaxy S20 Specifications Vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy S20 Review

samsung s20

One of the main advantages of the S20 is that, it isnt very expensive, and yet has some of the best features and hardware in a smartphone. Samsung did a good job upgrading it from the 2019 Galaxy S10 which spun the device a few years ahead. Today, it still stands strong compared to its tough competitors. The device has a better grip especially for people with small hands, as compared to its larger models, the Galaxy S20 Ultra and the Galaxy S20 Plus. 

The device has a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120 Hz refresh rate which makes it not only fast but suitable for gaming and other geeky uses. The display further has HDR10+ and at its peak, it has 1200 nits. It isn’t very large as already mentioned at 6.2 inches with a resolution of 1440 by 3200 pixels. The screen uses the corning gorilla glass 6 and has an always-on display. 

In terms of performance, the S20 has the Exynos 990 processor or the Snapdragon 865 5G depending on the origins of the device. The RAM options include only an 8GB RAM which a single storage option of 128GB as well. The good news with regard to storage is that it has expandable storage. You can use an SD card to add more storage to your device. 

Price of the Samsung Galaxy S20 in Ghana and Where to Buy

samsung galaxy s20 prices in ghana

The Samsung Galaxy S20 costs $441 or GH₵2,728.58 in the local market. However, prices vary from seller to seller. And for used devices, you should make sure to thoroughly examine the device before parting ways with your money. You can find Galaxy S2O deals ranging from GH₵2,300 to GH₵3,200 on Tonaton. The prices depend on various factors. Some of the things to consider when shopping for your device is to look at the chipset, the memory as well as if it has 5G connectivity support. The better the CPU, the larger the memory and internal space and if it has 5G support, then you may have to pay top Cedi for your device. 

What is Your Budget? 

One of the first things to consider when shopping for a new device is to ask yourself what amount you can afford to spend without problems. 

This is important because there are smartphones for almost any price point right from the tens of thousands of Ghana cedis to a couple of hundreds of cedis. Once you are decided on your budget, you should consider the features and type of phone you need. 

The main considerations are durability, operating system or OS, internal memory as well as RAM, and processor performance. The battery is a crucial aspect as well. If you are targetting a flagship, then you can expect to get the best of each department from any manufacturer you are considering. 

Samsung and Apple are mostly the top considerations. But there are also great offerings from Huawei, Tecno, and Infinix which provide quite an experience. It is important to have a wide consideration when your budget is small and each decision is important to get an ideal device. If you have quite a budget and spending isn’t a problem, you may consider the latest iPhone 13 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra since they are currently the best offerings from the best smartphone manufacturers in the world. 

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy S20 is one of the best devices you can buy. It has a great display, a good battery life, has some of the best processing chips in the world, and has some other cool features. At its discounted price at most shops on Tonaton, you can get yourself a brand new device at a decent price. 

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