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Are Samsung Galaxy S phones losing features over time?

By Daniel
Sat, 05/30/2020 - Updated 2 months ago
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Are you missing something in the latest Galaxy S10 or S20 series phones? Despite the better displays, processors and cameras are the phones becoming more or less featured? See the comparison below, I ignored any feature that is software based (like HDR) or incremental (like improved WiFi). I also ignored larger/smaller versions of the phone.

  Galaxy S Galaxy S2 Galaxy S3 Galaxy S4 Galaxy S5 Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7 Galaxy S8 Galaxy S9 Galaxy S10 Galaxy S20
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total features 14 15 17 24 24 23 23 25 26 26 23
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oled Display Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Water resistant No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Samsung DeX No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Iris Sensor No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No
Gyroscope No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Heart Rate No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Oxymeter No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Compass Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Barometer No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Temperature No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Humidity No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Notification light Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Flash No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gorilla Glass Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expandible memory Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dual sim No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TV-out No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
USB-OTG No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ANT+ No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Removable battery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Infrared port No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Wireless charging No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reverse wireless charging No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes
USB Power Deliver No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes
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