5 reasons you should stick with your Galaxy S10 instead of buying the new Galaxy S20
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- The Galaxy S20 represents one of the biggest leaps in Samsung's phones in years because of new features like 5G connectivity and a smooth 120Hz screen that makes for a powerful experience.
- But the Galaxy S20 starts at $1,000, which makes it a pricey upgrade. You can trade-in your Galaxy S10 for up to $600, which gives you a massive discount for the Galaxy S20. But that's still spending $400 for not much reason at all.
- The new features in the Galaxy S20 will surely feature in Samsung's next smartphone in 2021. Since the Galaxy S10 is only a year-old, it's worth saving your money until at least the next Samsung phone is released.
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The new devices have totally refreshed camera systems, 5G connectivity, a glorious 120Hz screen, and even Samsung's Quick Share that's reminiscent of Apple's AirDrop - an incredibly useful feature loved by iPhone users.
These are worthy upgrades, even if you're a Galaxy S10 owner. But there's one big, massive obstacle that prevents me from recommending that anyone upgrade from the Galaxy S10 to the Galaxy S20.
I'm talking about the Galaxy S20's $1,000 minimum price tag.
On their own, those four numbers after the dollar symbol should deter most Galaxy S10 owners from upgrading. There isn't a slightly pared down and less expensive model like the Galaxy S10e.
Samsung does, however, give you the option to trade-in your Galaxy S10 for a huge $600 credit towards a new Galaxy S20, bringing the price tag down from $1,000 to $400. That's a pretty great deal that almost made me stop writing this article.
Still, that's $400 you'd be spending over what you spent on the Galaxy S10 just one year ago.
Here's a quick reminder on why your Galaxy S10 is still great, and why a massive $600 discount still doesn't justify the upgrades you'd get on the Galaxy S20:
The Galaxy S10 phones are still strong performers with great specs.
And it still looks like a modern, sleek smartphone.
The Galaxy S10 has the same variety of camera lenses, including a regular, ultra-wide, and zoomed lens.
It's hard to justify spending $1,000 on the biggest upgrade in the Galaxy S20 that you don't get with the Galaxy S10: 5G.
There's also the Galaxy S20's buttery-smooth 120Hz screen, but I wouldn't ditch a year-old-phone just for that feature.
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