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Samsung Galaxy S20 128GB Cosmic Grey $1102.50 + Delivery @ BNE Marketplace (Price Beat $1054.56 @ OW)

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Hopefully I posted this deal within the guidelines.

Ive been looking for a Samsung Galaxy S20 deal around the $1k mark. With the BNE Marketplace doing the sale on all or most of their phones I was able to Price Beat at my local Officeworks.

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  • +3

    Looks like all the samsung phones are discounted on checkout. Great work mate gotta go to my local officeworks and try too.

    • +1

      Should have no issues price beating. Management reviewed and they had no problem.

  • +3

    It is $1079 - $50 (sign up bonus) on the Samsung Education Store. So if anyone has access to .edu email, would be more worthwhile to buy from there.

    • Good price. But I needed it now and couldn't wait for shipping. Post in my area has been shocking lately.

      • +1

        They've been hit pretty hard during this, everyone's buying stuff. My local PO had more parcels yesterday then our high on the lead up to Christmas.

      • Samsung currently offers an express delivery service for free (I am not sure if they have always been doing this). I ordered a S20 from Samsung and I received my package within 3 business days. I know this is an anecdotal evidence, but if you order one today, it should arrive at your home by Thursday or Friday.

        • +1

          Yeah they post with startrack express. 3 business days is slow for them. Samsung gear is usually next day for me

    • Shows as full price on education store now so no longer available at that price

      • Still shows $1079 for the 4G model for me!

        • Hmmmm… Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

  • Doubt many ow stores will price match without the product code or model number. My mate had tried 2 stores in Geelong for iPhone and they didn't honor it.

  • $1054.56 is a bargain.

  • You forgot to blur out the serial and IMEI numbers on your receipt.

    • What can the serial and IMEI be used for?

      Didn't think it's such a big issue

      • Someone might report it stolen to ACMA

        • +5

          Why would they do that?

        • That's stupid. Having a receipt he'll just unblock it.

      • +1

        Track my mobile? Block the IMEI? Heaps of stuff.

  • +1

    Expensive way to watch 'youtube'videos. Seriously why do people want to spend so much on a phone?

    • And paying exactly same price for the Exynos as 865, probably because of the 'booming' economy?

      What a pity didn't get the 855+ phones last year, the 5G Exynos and 865 are at least 20% more expensive!

    • I do not understand either. I have completely lost interest in phones, boring, overpriced, soon to be superceded junk and these Samsungs with their edge screen it is only a matter of time before you shatter the screen and are up for a $300+ repair cost.

    • What’s the point of making money and not spending in?

  • +1

    Did you get a pair of free samsung earbuds+ with this purchase?

  • Do you know how long the sale is on for?

  • +8

    Overall a good solid phone but Its CPU is a dealbreaker.

    • If it didn't overheat I'd be fine with it. But as someone who's had to deal with older exynos chips overheating issues I can't buy into it.

  • +16

    All S20 models with Exynos chipset(Australian Version) are having issues, they are worst performing. If you are desperate to buy S20 Only buy international version with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 otherwise buy another phone

    • +4

      Yes, this is a very important point for all you people who run benchmarks every day.

      • -6

        People like you are the ones who get ripped off in broad daylight ..lol

        • -4

          People like you are the ones who lose sight of the big picture. :)

            • -1

              @Yash984: Who's talking about the Ultra?

              • @eug: No one is talking about s20 ultra .. that article was just to point out that exynos processor are the worst performing. By the way not sure if you know… All varients of this phone i.e. s20 s20+ and s20 ultra sold in Australia come with 2nd grade Exynos chipset.

                • -2

                  @Yash984:

                  No one is talking about s20 ultra .. that article was just to say that exynos processor are the worst performing

                  Did the article mention any other phone apart from the S20 Ultra?

                  Have you used an S20 yourself? Does it overheat? Does it have poor autofocus performance? Does it have short battery life? Can Pokemon Go run? Does the screen get a green tint when the battery drops below 25%?

                  • @eug: I have learnt from my past experience of using S8 Exynos and S8 Snapdragon. I have bought note 9 Australian version with Exynos..and note 9 with Snapdragon.. there is a world of difference between same phones with different processors.

                    Hey Look .. I don't own S20 and i will never own one because i know on which phone i should spend my money on.

                    • @Yash984: Why you bought the same phone twice x2?

                      • @wangsk: Just to check if there is credibility in what everyone says about Exynos being substandard. Which was infact true. I found Snapdragon version has more battery life.

            • +4

              @Yash984: Not in the market for a new phone at the moment, but thanks for this.

              If you read the article it has a huge important detail. Samsung in Korea chose to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip instead of their own in house produced Exynos chip for phones sold in South Korea, their own home market.

              That’s amazing and very telling that they knew their own chip was subpar and obviously didn’t want to taint the reputation of their product on home soil by using the inferior chip.

              If Samsung in Korea aren’t even using their own chip, you know it’s bad.

              • @emoticon: FYI, they use the SD chip in certain regions thanks to patents and technologies samsung don't have access to. I believe it was something about CDMA(?) rather then a global standard.

                The exynos chip is also the only reason 4g models exist, the 865 requires 5g.

                It's a shame the exynos chips are so poor, would be nice for there to be another big CPU player in the mobile word.

          • +2

            @eug: what's the big picture champ

            • +2

              @sauce2k: Worrying too much about phone benchmarks is like people who pixel-peep cameras (either a phone camera or actual camera) too much. There's more to a phone than a bunch of numbers. Likewise, people who excessively pixel-peep cameras spend more time arguing over specs than using their cameras.

              • +4

                @eug: It's not about specs, it's about the fact that Exynos chips are significantly less efficient.

                No-one is arguing that a few more points on a benchmark is important. But a phone with a flat battery is useless, and the Qualcomm versions seem to get significantly more life out of each charge.

                • @JMC:

                  But a phone with a flat battery is useless, and the Qualcomm versions seem to get significantly more life out of each charge.

                  Please see this post for a battery life comparison between the Qualcomm and Exynos versions.

      • +1

        The real issue with them is overheating. It mightn't make a performance difference for watching youtube, but if you're trying to play games or doing something as mundane as using it as a hotspot you will feel it (both in heat and poor performance).

    • +1

      Snapdragon or nothing since the 850… cheers… EVERYONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THIS>>> BOYCOTT EXYNOS as they are of lesser quality here.

      • +1

        Exactly.. people need to know what is under the hood. Qualcomm Snapdragon are the best performing chips..from camera quality to battery life.

      • If samsung could get the thermal issues under wraps I'd be fine with them using it. Monopolies are no good, and I don't see adoption of mediatek chips happening any time sokn.

    • +4

      'Worst performing' of the two chipsets in S20's. Its still leagues beyond many competitors. Have an S20+, am happy with performance.

      • like your name mate.

      • I believe the 990 is on par with the 855 (touch above).

        The big issue is efficiency (which reeults in thermal/battery life issues). That has an impact on real world use unfortunately (running any somewhat demanding game, using your mobile hotspot)

        • I guess I'll try to pay attention how much battery life I get out of COD Mobile, but its easily in the hours even when its below 25% as I normally would only give it a go late at night. Any intensive games you can recommend?

  • +2

    The LGV50 for $600 is probably a way better deal.

    • I can't find this in stock anywhere. Is it still available?

      • Not anymore, sold out within a day of it going on sale. People who ordered online are getting emails saying their delivery is on back order with the supplier so there may be more available soon.

        • lucky me, i ordered thursday afternoon, got it monday.

  • +1

    Not buying anything Exynos again after Note 9. Currently using S10 plus snapdragon and will get Note 20 or S20 plus when thing Mexican beer virus saga is done.

    • Yes.. i also bought note 9 Exynos.. had to sell it on Facebook and bought Snapdragon version from ebay. Still running strong. The best phone i ever bought.

      • What's the main issue with Exynos? I thought speed test are quite close from what I remember?

        • It is not about speed .. in fact Exynos is at times more powerful than Snapdragon and this is a double edge sword due to this Exynos consumes more battery and is very poor in power management. For me battery life comes on top of performance so i always choose mobiles with Snapdragon chipset

          • +3

            @Yash984: if you're gamer this might pose a problem, it'll easily last a day+ on normal usage. I had 4hrs screen on time and my S20 5G lasted me about 20hrs. At some point, it's just all statistics on a piece of paper.

            • +1

              @plentifoo:

              At some point, it's just all statistics on a piece of paper.

              Some people get fixated on numbers. It becomes more about getting high numbers rather than simply enjoying the usage of the item. It happens with plenty of tech things unfortunately.

              When it comes to battery life, Anandtech's comparison between the Snapdragon and Exynos S10+ might be useful.

              • +1

                @eug: It’s not statistics mate , real life performance matters as well. I am an avid Samsung user for past 10 years now and have been updating to flagships every year and it’s just the gaming where exynos shits , it can’t maintain 60 FPS in games and does around 40 whereas snapdragon 855 which is older version does 60 FPS without any drops .

                Rest of the statistics does not matter much , but if you game regularly specially where FPS matters a lot , don’t buy exynos . If gaming is not important buy this phone , you won’t have any issues.

                Most of the issues will be fixed with firmware updates but obviously Mali GPU is shit . Next year may be we can expect better performance as there are rumours of Samsung moving to ARM custom GPU which could close the gap .

                As a matter of fact , Samsung has ditched the exynos processor for snapdragon on their home turf for the first time ever.

                • @riish: I heard that Samsung Pay does not work in Australia for non- Australian version. Is that true?

                  • @Mccheater: Yes.. absolutely true

                  • @Mccheater: Yes it’s true , it won’t work out of the box. You can use android pay or flash official Australian firmware which should make it work. I did that for my note 8 , flashed official firmware and it worked.

                    • @riish: Thanks! Good to know. Does OTA update work if I flash the official Aus firmware?

                      • @Mccheater: Yes OTA ‘ s are constant as you are on official stock Rom only , it works flawless. That’s what everyone does who buys grey stock to make Samsung pay work.

                • @riish:

                  Rest of the statistics does not matter much , but if you game regularly specially where FPS matters a lot , don’t buy exynos . If gaming is not important buy this phone , you won’t have any issues.

                  Yeah, I agree with that. If gaming performance is important, gaming phones like the Asus ROG Phone II are better. They have better cooling and larger batteries.

                  Most of the issues will be fixed with firmware updates

                  That is true too, but unfortunately early reviews don't get updated with the fixes.

              • @eug: Except it isn't useful, because that's comparing the previous gen phone which didn't have as much performance difference between to two chipsets as the current model has. It's fine if you don't care, but in the case of the s20 series it's definitely more than just "numbers on a piece of paper".

                • @Pry:

                  Except it isn't useful, because that's comparing the previous gen phone which didn't have as much performance difference between to two chipsets as the current model has.

                  OK, here are the S20 numbers.

                  Android Authority found the Exynos S20 had better battery life than the Snapdragon when the hardware is maxed out, which would happen if you're e.g. playing a game.

                  Anandtech found that for lighter use (web browsing in this case), the Snapdragon S20 Ultra had better battery life than the Exynos S20 Ultra. The difference was 14.05 hours vs 13.65 hours (2.9% difference). With mixed use, (PCMark Work 2.0), Snapdragon once again has better battery life, this time the difference was 13.04 hours vs 11.98 hours (8.8% difference).

                  I would hardly consider that a huge difference.

                  in the case of the s20 series it's definitely more than just "numbers on a piece of paper".

                  At the end of the day, they're just numbers on a piece of paper (or screen). What really matters is whether or not the phone will last me a day. If I spend 14 hours browsing the web on my S20 Ultra every day, then OK, I'd better choose carefully.

                  But if the difference is me ending the day with 30% battery life on an Exynos vs 35% on a Snapdragon phone, it really doesn't matter. There is a difference, but the difference is just numbers on a screen.

                  • @eug: Why are you trying to justify a company using dodgy practices to save money, while giving their consumers an inferior experience? Again, if you don't care that's fine, but there IS a significant difference. I've spent more time then I'd like to admit watching real world reviews of the performance of the 2 devices as I was hoping to upgrade from my s9, but it's not gonna happen unless I import. Though I think ditching Samsung altogether at this point is the way to go until they stop shafting us.

                    The difference isn't just numbers on a screen, despite you parroting it over and over again. For most people you're right though and they won't know the difference and they won't care. But we're talking about premium priced devices here, and for the price we should be getting what we paid for. With Exynos, we're not.

                    • @Pry:

                      Why are you trying to justify a company using dodgy practices to save money, while giving their consumers an inferior experience?

                      Do keep in mind we were talking about battery life.

                      Android Authority found that the Exynos version had longer battery life.
                      Anandtech found that the Snapdragon version had longer battery life, by 2.9% and 8.8% in the two tests they used.

                      That is not a significant difference.

                      As I said, in reality the difference could be ending the day with 30% battery instead of 35% battery - which makes no difference because you'd be charging the phone by then.

                      • @eug: The Android Authority test was completely flawed, you can't compare a 5g device to a 4g device when testing battery, of course the 4g device is going to come out ahead. 8.8% is significant, but whatever.

                        • @Pry:

                          The Android Authority test was completely flawed, you can't compare a 5g device to a 4g device when testing battery, of course the 4g device is going to come out ahead.

                          The phones were tested in flight mode. The radios were not switched on at all.

                          8.8% is significant, but whatever.

                          An 8.8% difference means if you end the day with 30% battery on an Exynos, you'll end the day with 35.64% battery on a Snapdragon. I'll leave that there for others to decide if it's significant to them.

                          • @eug: Or just watch one of the hundreds of real world reviewers comparing the 2 phones side by side, so people can see the real world differences themselves. As I said, for most people they won't care, but supporting a business charging a premium price for a CPU thats only good enough for mid range phones in their high end range is only good for business, not for consumers.

    • What region S10 did you get? Afaik for the s20 only the Korean version has the required 4g and 5g bands.

      • Hong Kong. It got all the bands but no full carrier aggregation. Because of this in about half of the places I visit, internet speeds doesnt go above 50Mbps. Not an major issue unless you are a speedtest.net snob

  • Perhaps I should return this and get one with snapdragon….

    • so import? ~ pretty hard to find in australia

      • +1

        Import the Honk Kong version.. it comes with Snapdragon and dual sim. Model no. SM-G9810

        • do you give up microsd slot for dual sim?

          • @plentifoo: With the provisions you can either use 2 sim cards or 1 sim with sd card . But there is a hardware hack by which you can use 2 sims along with sd card. You can easily search it on YouTube about that hack

        • nice

        • Hi Bro,

          where can I get the HK version genuinely with shipping to Australia. Don't wanna lose money on a phoney website. Also does this version fully support our 5G network band.

          • @NigerianPrince: For HK version you will have to wait some time .. as they are only available on e bay or becextech Australia.. and now with this covid 19 situation the HK version might not be available for a while.

            • @Yash984: Just to clarify. Is there any drawbacks in buying from ebay. I came across a seller on ebay that has it in stock. Seller : "never-msrp"

              • @NigerianPrince: I looked up the seller never-msrp on ebay. It looks genuine with 99.7% positive feedback. There are drawbacks for sure. This seller is from USA so your phone will be sent to you from USA by priority delivery for which you will have to pay extra, all the prices are in USD so you will have to pay via PayPal and the conversion rate will be applied for that particular day because it fluctuates. Just in case there is any issue with the phone upon arrival or within 1 year warranty period it will be a bit of a hassle to send it back via courier and all that. But by looking at sellers rating i don't think that you are going to have any issue but still you have to keep everything in mind.

                If it was me buying a phone i would play safe and avoid a international seller all together. I would rather buy a phone on ebay from a seller located in Australia selling international stock. In this way there is no delivery fee and returns or repairs are within reach

    • +4

      Well if you can get a full refund then why not.. but just keep in mind that Snapdragon version variant may not be that easily available initially. Just in case if you are interested the model no. Of s20 with Snapdragon chipset is SM-G9810. This is the one sold in Honk Kong and is compatible with all Australian mobile networks..

  • I bought a LG V50 5G for 1/2 the price last week with Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon X50 5G Modem-RF System

    • Yep, I got the same deal. I have to say, that v50 deal has to be up there as one of the best retails deal I have ever picked up on. Such a great phone at such a low price.

  • Great find - do you know what warranty comes with this site? cant seem to find on the website.

  • Gah, been thinking of getting an S20 but being put off by everyone's comments on the Exynos. Is it really such a dealbreaker for an everyday normal user?

    • Honestly probably not a deal breaker. If you don't use your phone to play games on, and don't hotspot, then its perfectly fine for your everyday calls/texts/browsing. It's a great phone with either CPU for general everday use. If you play any games for more than 5-10 minutes at a time though I'd probably avoid it.

    • +3

      Gah, been thinking of getting an S20 but being put off by everyone's comments on the Exynos. Is it really such a dealbreaker for an everyday normal user?

      It depends on what you want to do. For non-gaming use it's absolutely fine. Realistically even last year's S10 or Pixel 4 is fine. :)

      For gaming use, it doesn't seem to be as powerful as the Snapdragon version. As with most things you probably won't notice it unless you're comparing it side-by-side with the SD version though.

      Don't forget that there is always a very vocal minority on the Internet. Meanwhile, millions of people who don't browse forums are happily using their phones.

    • +1

      Not really mate only if you are a gamer , with gaming also if you game a lot and over a long period of time specifically and your games are obviously high graphics demanding. Otherwise go and buy this , you won’t notice any issue in day to day use or any other aspects.

  • +1

    is it worth getting 5g version by paying extra cash? i work in Melbourne Docklands

    • One thing to note, the 4G version has 6GB RAM while the 5G version has 8GB RAM. Whether or not it's worth it to you depends on your usage and how memory-intensive your apps are.

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