Samsung Galaxy S20 deals are no longer Samsung's newest option, falling back a year and yet, for many, they will remain the obvious choice for someone wanting a new Samsung device.
Thanks to the age of the handset, Samsung S20 deals have fallen a good distance in price, now looking pretty affordable. And now that it looks like the handset has been discontinued, prices are sure to fall further.
However, we're now also seeing a lot of inconsistency with the handset. Some retailers have pulled out completely, others are running out of stock and just a few remain with most of the value stocking up on the Three network.
Considering Samsung recently released the newer Samsung Galaxy S21 deals with a price tag lower than the S20, it would seem like the obvious decision to simply upgrade to the 2021 model...and yet, the waters are slightly muddied.
To achieve a lower price tag, Samsung's latest launch wasn't entirely revolutionary. Unlike the S20 it doesn't have expandable storage and the screen is actually not quite as powerful as the S20.
And while Samsung Galaxy S20 deals come with the older Exynos 990 processor, it is still an incredibly powerful phone with a 4000mAh battery, incredible camera set-up and more.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 deals: trade-in your old handset
Yes, Samsung has pulled out some seriously expensive devices here. With that in mind, you'll want to find techniques to reduce the costs. The most obvious of which is probably trading in your phone and luckily there is a number of sites that help do this.
One of the most popular ones is Sellmymobile. It compares different recycling sites, listing their TrustPilot scores, how long it will take for you to get paid, how you send your phone and of course, how much you'll get.
In terms of what you can earn, taking the Samsung Galaxy S8 as an example, you can get up to £126 for a working device or £32 for a completely broken device. Or if you have an iPhone 8, you could earn up to £183.
See our how do I sell my phone guide to find out more
Samsung Galaxy S20 review:
It's the second cheapest of Samsung's Galaxy S20 range (the S20 FE snuck in later as the cheapest) but that doesn't by any means make this a bad phone. In fact, as it stands this is one of the best smartphones currently on the market, offering a wide variety of high-end specs.
On a more innovative level, there are some features to be really excited about here. The 5G capability for higher latency and downloads, the 120Hz refresh rate for the smoothest of gaming and app transitions and a completely reworked camera with 3x optical zoom, 30x super resolution zoom and 8K video.
Compared to the likes of the S20 Ultra or the newer Note 20 Ultra or even the newer S21 range, this phone won't quite manage to lead the way in terms of specs but with its far lower price tag and more manageable size, it could be ideal for the large majority.
Samsung Galaxy S20 deals: FAQ
Samsung Galaxy S20 or Samsung Galaxy S21?
As the Samsung Galaxy S20 falls behind in the range, now being replaced by the Samsung Galaxy S21, many are going to prefer to go for the newer, more powerful option.
However, the Samsung Galaxy S20 could still be the better choice for a lot of people. In some areas, it is the better phone. It still allows for expandable storage, it has a better built body and due to its age, it can be found at lower prices.
It comes in the same size and features the same battery size. However, the Samsung Galaxy S21 does have a newer, more powerful processor and better camera set-up, the newer design and will be updated for a longer period than the S20.
Both handsets are extremely powerful and will perform well in processing, camera shots, gaming and video streaming. But if you don't mind an older handset, the S21 could well be the better value option as we see prices now fall. If you find them both at the same price point, we would opt for the S21.
4G or 5G: which Samsung Galaxy S20 should I choose?
We'll be honest, the offering of two different versions of the S20 seems strange to us. When you order, most retailers offer both a 4G and 5G version. The idea being that the 4G version will save you some cash and not leave you worrying about going all out on cost.
The only issue is...most 4G models seem to be priced roughly the same. And on top of that, some retailers like Carphone Warehouse and Mobiles.co.uk have stated that they will be offering "5G for the price of 4G" for a limited time.
Unless you find a really cheap deal on the 4G version of the Galaxy S20, we would advise sticking with the 5G version.
How does the Samsung Galaxy S20 compare to the Ultra and Plus?
There are a lot of differences between the three devices and each one will suit a different kind of person. The most noticeable difference comes in the size of each model:
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus:
This will likely be the handset that suits the most people of the three. It doesn't cost a huge amount more than the regular S20 but offers a number of noticeable spec increases.
The most evident when looking at the devices is the size. The regular S20 is 6.2-inches and the Plus is 6.-7. The display remains the same quality but the Plus throws in a large battery increase.
The other noticeable difference is in the camera where the Plus adds a time of flight depth sensor.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra:
The Ultra is only really going to be viable for a small number of people. It comes in at a monstrous 6.9-inches and has a thick and weighty body which some may find hard to hold.
It does however have the best display in a phone on the market right now and has a market-leading level of RAM, one of the best cameras around, including an 100x zoom and a number of other impressive specs.
In essence, if you're looking to go all out on your phone and you're happy to pay to get it, the Ultra could be perfect for you.
Is the Samsung Galaxy S20 good value for money?
For anyone considering a new Samsung phone, the S20 seems to be the one offering the best value right now. It costs far less than the Plus and Ultra while still offering some powerful specs. While it would be cheaper to go for Samsung's Note range or even throw it back to the older Samsung Galaxy S10 range, these aren't quite able to match up to the specs on offer here.
Overall, Samsung S20 deals offer the perfect blend of price and specs for a complete Android package.
Samsung Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S20 FE: which is better value?
Samsung has recently released a new member of the Galaxy S20 range - the S20 FE. The Samsung S20 FE is in essence, a cheaper version of the S20. It takes a lot of the core specs of the S20 but brings the costs way down.
While it isn't quite as powerful as the S20, the FE is still an exceptional piece of kit. It even manages to get the upper hand in a few key specs like the battery capacity.