As one of the flagship Android phones in 2020, Galaxy S20 (including Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra) comes with lots of new features. There are also many improvements as well.
So, even many seasoned Galaxy phone users may get confused about some features. Some owners may be unaware of some useful features.
Galaxy S20 new features guide explains in detail the new features and shows you how to use them. These guides will help owners of Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra at all levels.
About Galaxy S20 New Features Guide
Samsung refreshes/updates Galaxy S phones once a year. Galaxy S20 actually is the 11th generation.
In each generation, Galaxy S not only gets a new version of Android (e.g., Galaxy S20 comes with Android 10) but also tons of new features.
Some of these new features were highlighted in the press release and marketing materials. Salespeople usually use such features as talking points to allure buyers.
Seasoned Samsung phone users also check such new features to decide whether it is worth to upgrade.
For example, the camera is the most highlighted and talked feature in Galaxy S20. You will expect the salesperson would definitely brag about it.
But, besides the new camera, especially the one on Galaxy S20 Ultra, there are also many other new features including the new UI (One UI 2), deep integration with Google Duo, integration of Bixby and Spotify, and game booster.
To fully utilize the Galaxy S20, it is important to know how to use these features. Otherwise, you may try to find some subpar solutions or apps for the same task that can be handled better with the native features of Galaxy S20.
In this section, new features in Galaxy S20 is the focus of the guides. We try to cover all new features that are not available on Galaxy S10 (S10+, S10e, S10 Lite).
In addition to the simple-to-flow explanation, the detailed step-by-step instructions were provided in most guides to help you use these new features.
For other “old” or common features (e.g., customize the navigation bar, use multi-window, or use Samsung DeX) on Galaxy S20, you can find the relevant guides on Galaxy S20 How-to section of this community.
We also have a special section for Galaxy S20 camera, Galaxy S20 accessories, and the official user guide for Galaxy S20.
Anyway, this section of guides is dedicated to the new features of Galaxy S20.
List of Galaxy S20 New Features Guide
Each Galaxy S20 new features guide is released only after it was tested thoroughly. We have to make sure each guide work on all Galaxy S20 devices.
So, the list is a live one. We will add more guides after they were tested.
If you cannot find the guide for a specific new feature, you can let us know it in the comments section. We can try to speed up the release of that guide.
You may ask questions on any specific features of Galaxy S20 in the comments. We will try to help you get the answer or a solution.
Here is the list of released, and coming-soon Galaxy S20 new features guides.
1. Top 5 new features of Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra
This Galaxy S20 guide explains the top 5 new features of Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra: better cameras, larger battery, Less curved screens, 120Hz refresh rate, and faster CPU.
Read on to find out the new features of Galaxy S20 …
2. 5 worst features of Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra
This Galaxy S20 guide explains the top 5 worst features of Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra: in-display fingerprint scanner, curved screen, no headphone jack, no QC 3.0-, and the price.
Read on to understand the worst features of Galaxy S20 before buying …
3. What is Galaxy S20 Hybrid Optic Zoom and Super-Resolution Zoom?
This Galaxy S20 guide explains the details of Galaxy S20 hybrid optic zoom and super-resolution zoom, the differences between these two zooms, and their relationships with the optical zoom and digital zoom.
Read on to learn about Galaxy S20 hybrid optic zoom and super-resolution zoom …
4. Top 10 differences among Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra
This Galaxy S20 guide explains the top 10 differences of these 3 models to help you choose the correct Galaxy S20 model for your needs. The major differences among Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 ultra include screen size, price, rear camera system, front camera, battery capacity, RAM, storage, colour options, weight and charging speed.
Read on to get to know the differences among the 3 models of Galaxy S20: Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra …
In Galaxy S20, Samsung still uses the navigation buttons as the default setting. You can switch to Galaxy S20 navigation gestures at any time.
Once you switch to the full-screen gestures on Galaxy S20, you have the option to use one of the two sets of navigation gestures:
- Google-style Android 10 navigation gestures (the default, swipe from bottom and sides).
- Samsung-style Android 9 gestures. (swipe from bottom)
This Galaxy S20 guide explains the differences between Galaxy S20 navigation buttons and Galaxy S20 navigation gestures, the two types of navigation gestures on Galaxy S20, and how to switch between navigation buttons and Galaxy S20 navigation gestures.
The original implementation of the Wireless PowerShare in Galaxy S10 and Note 10 hardcoded a battery limit of 30%. Wireless Powershare will stop automatically if the phone battery is lower than 30% of its full capacity.
This Galaxy S20 guide shows you how to adjust the battery limit for Wireless PowerShare on Galaxy S20, S10, and Note 10. Some questions on setting the battery limit for Wireless PowerShare are also answered.
7. How to use the new Dark Mode on Galaxy S20?
8. How to use the new Device Care to manage and optimize Galaxy S20?
9. How to use the single-take camera mode on Galaxy S20?
Galaxy S20 single take camera mode uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analysis the scene and takes up to 10 photos and up to 4 videos automatically for you in 3-10 seconds. It is one of the most prominent new features of Galaxy S20 (including S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra).
This Galaxy S20 camera guide explains how Galaxy S20 single take camera mode works, the limitations of the single take camera mode on Galaxy S20, how to use this camera mode to take single take photos and videos, and how to manage photos taken in the Galaxy S20 single take camera mode.
10. How to use the Pro Video mode on Galaxy S20?
11. How to use the 3D scanner on Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra?
12. How to use Quick Measure on Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra?
13. How to use video wallpaper on Galaxy S20?
14. How to use Live Transcribe/Caption on Galaxy S20?
15. How to change the screen refresh rate on Galaxy S20?
The 120Hz display refresh rate is one of the prominent new features of Galaxy S20.
This Galaxy S20 guide explains the role of the display refresh rate on Galaxy S20, how to change the refresh rate on Galaxy S20, the limitations of the 120Hz refresh rate on Galaxy S20. Some questions you may have on this feature are also addressed.
16. Top 11 new features in Galaxy S20 Android 11 update
Galaxy S20 Android 11 update brings a refreshed One UI 3.0 with most (not all) Android 11 features.
This Galaxy S20 guide explains the top 11 new features in the Galaxy S20 Android 11 update to help you jumpstart with the new UI and new features.
Check the guide to learn more about the new features in the Galaxy S20 Android 11 update …
17. and many more
Other Galaxy S20 Guides
As mentioned, this page only lists the guides for new features of Galaxy S20. We have many other Galaxy S20 guides in other sections:
- Galaxy S20 how-to guides. You can find many detailed how-to guides on using Galaxy S20 for everyday jobs or specialized tasks. Customizing all aspects fo Galaxy S20 is also coved in this section.
- Galaxy S20 camera guides. This section is the complete collection of our best how-to guides on using the cameras on Galaxy S20. Everything about the Galaxy S20 camera is covered.
- Galaxy S20 accessories guides. From Galaxy S20 covers to wireless chargers, from screen protectors to USB cables, from wireless earbuds to DeX accessories, we have guides cover them in this section.
Besides, you can also get the official Galaxy S20 user manuals (in PDF) in your local language in the Galaxy S20 user manuals section.
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