The Samsung 20 vs iPhone 11 are strong contenders for your next phone. As entry-level flagship cell phones, there’s still quite the difference between them. 

We’re here to give you a little iPhone vs Samsung roundup between these two phones to help you decide which is best!

iPhone 11 vs Samsung 20

The iPhone 11 has an LCD screen, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S20 comes with a sought-after OLED display.  The latter also has 5G connectivity, meaning faster browsing time in general. The iPhone 11 is still a strong contender due to its enhanced battery life and photo-taking capabilities that iPhone users may prefer over the Samsung.

Samsung S20 vs iPhone 11 specs at a glance

Below is a comparison between the Samsung S20 and the iPhone 11


iPhone 11

Samsung Galaxy S20

Price (based upon launch)




6.1-inch LCD

6.2-inch OLED





A13 Bionic

Snapdragon 865


3,110 mAh

4,000 mAh


Rear: 12-MP wide and 12-MP ultra wide.

Front: 12MP

Rear: 12MP main, 64MP 3x optical telephoto, 12MP ultra-wideFront: 10MP


64GB, 128GB, 256GB


Galaxy S20 vs iPhone 11 - Display

Both of these phones aren’t much different in size. One thing that makes the Samsung S20 appear “larger “ is the lack-of notch the iPhone 11 has. This may not bother people too much, but it does make for a better video-viewing or gaming experience.

Both phones also have fairly large camera bumps to support their enhanced features. One thing the iPhone 11 does differently is incorporate the colour of it into the colour of the model, while the Samsung S20 doesn’t.

Finally, the iPhone 11 and Samsung S20 come in a variety of colours (the iPhone moreso…):

iPhone 11 colours

  • Purple
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • White
  • Black
  • Red

Samsung S20 colours

  • Cosmic Gray.
  • Cloud Blue.
  • Cloud Pink.

Galaxy S20 vs iPhone 11 - Design

As camera phones, the iPhone 11 camera vs Samsung S20 are strong contenders. The cost of the S20 is somewhat justified when it comes to the camera due to its 12MP main sensor, a 64MP 3x telephoto zoom sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor. This will give you ultra-sharp smartphone photography - if that’s what you’re after.

The ultra-wide lens on the iPhone 11 is one of its key selling points however and matches the quality of the Samsung quite well. Unfortunately, it does suffer a bit when you try to zoom on it. If zoom is important but you want to stick to the Apple ecosystem, then upgrading to the iPhone 11 Pro is your best bet for a good telephoto lens.

In terms of selfies, the iPhone 11 gets a point here due to its higher number of pixels. Whilst there’s not much of a difference - this could be a deciding factor for you. Coupled with its all-new portrait mode - which offers multiple lighting settings for your selfie - it’s a very strong choice.

Galaxy S20 vs iPhone 11 - Performance

Apple has a strong history of succeeding in speed tests against other phones. This is reportedly still the case when it comes to the S20 and iPhone 11. Whilst the S20 has the Snapdragon 865 and lots of RAM (which is still fantastic for multitasking between apps),  the iPhone 11 still performed ever-so slightly better in speed tests.

Galaxy S20 vs iPhone 11 - RAM and storage

More RAM is always a plus. It allows phones to run smoothly - which the Samsung S20 clearly excels at thanks to its 12GB offering compared to the mere 4GB the iPhone 11 has. However, the operating systems are a huge determining factor in performance.

In terms of storage - the S20 only comes with one storage option at 128GB. Whilst this is a decent option for a smartphone, the option to choose between storage for budget and data’s sake is super important. The S20 does offset its shortfall in memory by having a microSD slot for additional storage, however. But for some, simply upgrading to the iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max might make more sense.

Galaxy S20 vs iPhone 11 - Battery life

It doesn’t take much for other manufacturers to surpass an iPhone’s battery life. Having said that, the iPhone 11’s battery capacity is around 3,110 mAh - which is pretty respectable and could last all day. However the Galaxy S20 clearly surpasses at 4,000 mAh - meaning you can stream, game and multitask way longer than you could on the iPhone 11.

Both phones have great charging capabilities, but the S20 pushes it that little bit further by allowing Galaxy Buds Plus earbuds to be charged using the back of the S20 - which could prove super useful if you’re on the go and need a quick boost.

Galaxy S20 vs iPhone 11 - 5G

If 5G is important to you then the iPhone 11 doesn’t quite match up (the iPhone 12 does). The S20 works in 5G-enabled areas quite well, meaning you’ll get faster browsing/online loading times.

Galaxy S20 vs iPhone 11 - 5G

The iPhone 11 vs Samsung was interesting to compare as there are serious benefits and drawbacks to both. The iPhone 11 range has had some serious upgrades, making it a great starter phone if you’re considering the switch to Apple products. It has fantastic RAM options, a great battery, it’s cheaper and its advanced camera options are unmatched.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 is still a fantastic handset outright - especially when you consider its display, camera sharpness, and additional memory slot. But overall, the iPhone 11 (we think!) is a more flexible option and really gives you a lot for the money you pay.

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