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Ready to celebrate two years on the market, the Galaxy S20 line of phones can still be found in major stores in the US, online or physical, but is it worth buying the veteran top of the line from Samsung? That's what we answer in this article.

The Galaxy S20 family was announced in the first quarter of 2020, and has already been replaced by the Galaxy S21 line, so it's worth checking the pricing radar of the 2021 line if you're interested in the Galaxy S20. Also check out our list of the best Samsung phones.

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Galaxy S20 FE: is it worth buying now?

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is the youngest of the S20 line, launched in October 2020, and a year after its launch has not yet received a successor. The model arrived in the US with a suggested price of $699.00, and the value has not dropped, since it is competing in terms of price with the intermediate devices of the Galaxy A line, for example.

Even though it was sold cheaper months ago - around $549 -, the current market situation with components shortage and dollar high make the S20 FE a popular alternative with most major retailers, like BestBuy that sells it close to MSRP. Yet we still managed to find it in a smaller retailer for $519.98 but keep in mind that this is the non 5G model. For the 5G model, you will have to pay a bit extra, at $699.99 at Amazon.

Samsung Galaxy S20FE Exynos vs Snapdragon
When buying the S20 FE, prefer the model with Snapdragon chip (SM-G780G) and avoid the Exynos option (SM-G780F). / © nextpit

Galaxy S20: Unfortunately Unavailable

The original Galaxy S20 lineup models were announced in February 2020 and launched in March. Since then, the family has been replaced by the Galaxy S21 line, which has advanced in terms of processor but worsened in other aspects.

Availability of the model in November 2021 is nonexistent with only some renewed listings popping up here and there, suggesting that the former top of the line is running out of stock. Even its successor, the Galaxy S21 can sometimes be found at better prices than the renewed versions, not to mention the Galaxy S20 FE model mentioned above, with a superior battery life, but some differences in terms of screen and camera.

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Galaxy S20 stocks appear to be nearing an end. / © nextpit

Galaxy S20+: Unfortunately Unavailable

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S20+ with a suggested retail price of $1,199.99. Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ is out of stock and can only be found in expensive, renewed versions, and thus we cannot recommend it.

And just like the regular model, the Galaxy S20+ still has the shadow of the Galaxy S20 FE, which offers superior performance and battery time, but costs up to 40% less.

Galaxy S20 Ultra: Unfortunately Unavailable

The 2020 top-of-the-line model, meanwhile, which drew attention for its 108-megapixel camera (a resolution that debuted months earlier with Xiaomi) and "Space Zoom", also stood out for its high suggested price at launch, of $1,399.99 - for the model with 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

Unfortunately the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is currently unavailable at all major retailers except expensive renewed models. The price is almost the same asked in its successor, the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which offers the advantage of a more powerful processor and a year more of system updates.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Galaxy S20 Ultra's highlight, camera still leaves a lot of flagship devices behind. / © nextpit

Upcoming trade-in dates

The upcoming trade dates could be a good opportunity to switch devices in 2021:
Date Date
Black Friday November 27, 2021
Cyber Monday November 30, 2021

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Rubens Eishima

Rubens Eishima

Having written about technology since 2008 for a number of websites in Brazil, Spain, Denmark, and Germany, I specialize in the mobile ecosystem, including various models, components, and apps. I tend to not only value performance and specifications, but also things like repairability, durability, and manufacturer support. I tend to prioritize the end-user's point of view whenever possible.

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