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Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S20 5G


Swappasaurus says...

Upgrading from a Galaxy S8 Plus to a Galaxy S20 5G means going from a phone released in 2017 to a phone released in 2020. Essentially, this means you would be skipping two generations in the Galaxy S lineup, and that will equate to big changes. The performance boost comes courtesy of going from a Snapdragon 835 processor with up to 6GB of RAM to a Snapdragon 865 processor with up to 12GB of RAM. Other perks of the Galaxy S20 5G include sub6 5G network connectivity, a 6.2-inch AMOLED QUAD HD+ display, and a 10MP selfie camera. The Galaxy S20 5G also has a 4000 mAh battery with 25W fast charging.

Price Comparison

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S20 5G Pricing

Galaxy S8 Plus prices start at $108, which is cheaper than the Galaxy S20 5G low price of $153.

Specs Comparison



Size Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S20 5G
Width 73 mm 2.9 inches 69 mm 2.7 inches
Height 160 mm 6.3 inches 152 mm 6.0 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 9 mm 0.4 inches
Weight 173 g 6.1 ounces 163 g 5.8 ounces


Camera Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S20 5G
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024


Display Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S20 5G
Resolution 1440x2880 1440x3200
Screen Size 158 mm 6.2 in 158 mm 6.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 519 ppi 566 ppi


Battery Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S20 5G
Capacity 3500 mAh 4000 mAh
Longevity hours 17 hours


Processor Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S20 5G
CPU Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895M Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G SM8250 (Kona)

Color Choices

Galaxy S8 Plus

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Pink
  • Silver

Which Galaxy S8 Plus color should you buy?

Galaxy S20 5G

Available in 4 colors:

  • Cloud Blue
  • Cloud White
  • Gray
  • Pink

Which color Galaxy S20 5G is the most popular?

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S20 5G Colors

The Galaxy S8 Plus introduces three new colors not found in the Galaxy S20 5G color palette: Cloud Blue, Cloud White, and Gray. Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S20 5G share one color: Pink. However, the Galaxy S8 Plus does away with Black, Blue, Gold, Gray, and Silver, previously seen on the Galaxy S20 5G.

Storage Options

Galaxy S8 Plus

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Galaxy S8 Plus storage should I buy?

Galaxy S20 5G

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which storage Galaxy S20 5G is the most popular?

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S20 5G Storage

Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S20 5G share one storage option: 128GB. However, the Galaxy S20 5G does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the Galaxy S8 Plus.


Galaxy S8 Plus

23 reviews 5.0 stars

Galaxy S20 5G

46 reviews 4.9 stars

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S20 5G Reviews

The Galaxy S8 Plus scores higher with users earning 5.0 of 5.0 stars compared to the Galaxy S20 5G with 4.9 stars.

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