I'm "slagging" this review because I own the phone. Went from a Galaxy s9+ to the s20. While yes the s9+ did not have amazing sound quality, it was still good enough. This year, the sound quality completely and utterly nose dived. The phone is actually painful to listen to without an eq because of how appalling tinny the sound is, and even with after adjusting the the 10 band eq, you can tell how completely erratic and seemingly random the tuning of the speakers was. I'm "slagging" this authors review because we are in a Hi-fi community where I assume we are all looking for good sound, and this author apparently claims that this phone has "the best sound" when it very much objectively does not.Why have you specifically spent the equivalent of a thesis on this author's intepretation of the sound quality of this handset? Smartphones or flat screen OLED, QLED or LCD TV's have never had particularly strong clear or deep sound reproduction quality for the past 10-20 years since their inception, so for you to only spend an unecessary amount of time slagging this author's review off on this one subject matter beggars belief.
It is clear that you and other journo's have decided that this years Samsung S series model is not THE best phone on the block, often going for the Apple iphone 11, or in some other cases. the other Chinese manufacturers offerings. However the clue is in this line on the 3rd para of this article and reads: the untrained eye might struggle to pick it out of a 2020 phone line-up. Are you one of these types that this line from this author is referring to?