Due to reader demand, we are posting new slow motion samples for the Galaxy S20 line. We see just slight improvements over the Galaxy S10 in terms of detail and color but since the phones are the new flagship for the defacto Android international brand, there is a lot of weight in what it can do when it comes to the video mode. There is no secret that Samsung has stagnated in slow motion since the Galaxy S8 and the S20 is an evolutionary step with better reproduction and more intelligent capture but not really groundbreaking.
There is no increase in frame rates above 960fps at 720p and the resolution is not even true 720p as it is jagged and stair-stepped in detailed shots. We kind of see it as a 480p mode upsized to 720p. We do gain a 1 full second record time instead of 0.4sec on the S10 which is a big improvement even when the resolution is still kind of identical. It would have been great if Samsung could have done a solid and created a true 960fps 1080p Full HD Mode. We will have to wait for another crack at it on a future phone.
Galaxy S20 Slow Motion Samples Revisited!
Before you start looking at the samples it is important to revisit the S20 line slow motion specs. Below is the breakdown:
- Galaxy S20 5G – 960fps 720p with 1 second recording time.
- Galaxy S20+ 5G – 960fps 720p with 1 second recording time.
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G – 480fps 720p with 1 second recording time then it can be interpolated to 960fps 720p for 2x the frame rate.
The good news is we gain recording time from the earlier generation of 0.4 seconds to 1 full second or close to it “We will have to see when the phone ships”. That is a lot to like. There is however no mention of the quality of the video and if it is improved with less pixelation and aliasing.
So if you want better slow motion the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G top of the line is not for you as the true real highest frame rate is 480fps. The other cheaper models make more sense here. Time for the samples now…
Slow Mo Video samples below from the S20:
Galaxy S20 plus Super slow motion – Dragonfly Dance by JemSpot:
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cinematic Footage Slowmotion by rocket raccoon:
Plants Growing in Super Slow Motion by TheLocoLuco: Funny Title!
Slow Motion Comparison: Android vs iPhone by PhoneArena:
Samsung S20 + Supper slow motion by Sameera Fonseka:
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra | Slow motion at end of by David Peterson:
Slow-motion video comparison scene 6 by PhoneArena Samples:
Water impact…Super slo- mo Samsung Galaxy S20 by ERAZORNO1:
Grill Fire super slow-mo with the S20 plus by Hunter-_-James:
Slow motion S20 Ultra Samsung by ARDX:
Samsung S20 Super Slow Motion by Louis930:
Samsung Galaxy S20 – Super Slow Motion | 960fps Test by TheJohnny:
Samsung s20 super slow motion sugar by Bicarbonato De sódio:
SLOW MOTION COMPILATION – Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra by ThePonteman:
There you have it, the Galaxy S20 line slow motion performance is not the best out there but it is very respectable.
A point to be made is how good the 240fps 1080p mode is on these new phones. The quality in this mode is better than the iPhone 11 and it is on par with the Google Pixel 4 XL. The Galaxy S20 is not a cheap phone but it is a very complete package as an all-rounder for your day to day activities.
If you happen to get an S20 you will be able to enjoy the slow motion feature and have some fun creating compelling footage, just don’t expect broadcast-quality video in high frame rate, for that you will need to stay at up to 60fps. Thanks for reading and remember, if you need a phone be sure to visit our links to help support our site at no extra cost to you. Stay safe! -HSC