The latest by Samsung – the Galaxy S20 series – is out now. The flagship was announced at Galaxy Unpacked 2020. We can completely understand your dilemma since Google Pixel 4 XL has entered the market almost at the same time. So, which one is better overall? There are plenty of factors to consider here, including the camera, performance, and more.
Design and Display
The Galaxy S20 has rounded edges and a sleek build featuring glass. While the S20 features very slim bezels, the phone supports relatively larger bezels, especially at the top for selfie lens and face-sensing tech. Regardless of the XL size of Pixel, the S20 Plus has the larger screen at 6.7-inches. With regards to sharpness and clarity, both of them stand at pretty much the same place. Both of them have glass bodies and an IP68-rating for dust and water-resistance.
Performance and Battery
The Galaxy S20 Plus is powered by the Snapdragon 865 while Pixel 4 XL runs on Snapdragon 855. The former is naturally more powerful and faster as well. The S20’s processor is accompanied by 12GB of RAM whereas the Pixel has only 6GB RAM. With storage, the S20 offers 128GB with external 512GB. Pixel, on the other hand, only has 128GB of storage and no MicroSD card slot. The 4,500mAh battery on the Galaxy S20 Plus was welcomed quite enthusiastically while Pixel 4 XL only has a 3,700mAh. Although it is a good enough capacity, one would only be able to use it for a day or so before needing to charge it up again.
Samsung has done a good job with S20’s camera. The Galaxy S20 Plus camera features a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, 64-megapixel telephoto lens, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and a time-of-flight depth-sensing lens. Its stunning Space Zoom feature comes with 30x hybrid zoom and A.I. stabilization. Additionally, there’s support for 8K videos. Coming to the Pixel phone, its dual 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel telephoto lenses are no less. Google’s Night Sight is second to none and lets you take gorgeous photos, regardless of what time of the day or night it is. Truly speaking, there is no real competition between Samsung and Google in this factor since both of them perform excellently.
Software and Updates
The Galaxy S20 Plus features Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI 2.0 software. It is not too bad since it comes with tons of additional features and different customization elements. Pixel 4 XL features Pixel-specific Android 10 software. However, there’s not a lot that is different. While there is no denying that they are different, they both perform well and offer a good experience. If you are waiting for the Android 11 update, the Pixel 4 XL will receive it sooner than the Samsung’s S20 Plus.
Wrapping Up: Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs. Pixel 4 XL
While the Google Pixel 4 XL is an awesome phone in many aspects, it does have some drawbacks. Samsung S20 Plus features these drawbacks as its strengths. The S20 Plus has unbelievably thin bezels, a better battery, and excellent performance. While the Pixel is priced lesser than the S20, most users would be happy to spend a bit more to get better features.