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The Samsung Galaxy A20 is a slightly better phone than the Motorola Moto G6 Plus, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy A20!

Motorola Moto G6 Plus  Samsung Galaxy A20 
Motorola Moto G6 Plus Samsung Galaxy A20
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Excellence Score
24.4
26.4
Value for Money Score
46.5
64.9
Price ₹ 22,499 onwards ₹ 12,900 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2018 Apr, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.9 inches 6.4 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch) 720x1560 pixels (~ 268 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes
Display Type IPS LCD AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display Super AMOLED, Infinity-V display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 630Ranked #66 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 7884BRanked #83 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 508 Mali-G71 MP2
RAM 6 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 12MP + 5MP 13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 12MP: F/1.7 Aperture, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Panorama, Auto-HDR 13MP: F/1.9 Aperture, 5MP: 123° Ultra-wide angle lens; F/2.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, LED flash, Full HD Video Rec. F/2.0 Aperture
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8 mmMedium 7.8 mmMedium
Weight 167 gmMedium 169 gmMedium
Width 75.5 mmOk for one-handed use 74.7 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash resistant
Battery Capacity 3200 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 15W TurboPower Yes
Included Fast Charger Yes Yes, 15.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Splash Resistant; NFC; Noise Filtration; Dolby Audio Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium, sleek, glass-based design - this is easily the best looking Moto G to date
  • The rear edges of the G6 Plus are curved, and that allows it to sit much more comfortably in the palm of your hand than previous models – if you've seen the Samsung Galaxy S7, it’s a similar curvature on the back
  • Motorola has also kept the fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone, just below the display, but it doesn’t take up much space, so the bottom bezel is quite thin and looks good. The fingerprint sensor is easy to hit, and works efficiently
  • Very good quality, modern, bright, Full HD+ IPS LCD display with then new 18:9 display ratio - it has good colors, and viewing angles too
  • The phone also comes with image recognition software that enables you to take photos of objects you come across, or landmarks in a city you’re visiting, and get information about them, for example a Wikipedia page, or details of where you can buy an item
  • Good, solid performance, backed by the Snapdragon 630 - does well under all use cases, including games
  • Good set of dual rear cameras - pretty decent for this price bracket - the focus is really quick, and pictures come out crisp and natural, and the portrait mode is decently implemented too
  • On the front of the Moto G6 Plus is a 8MP selfie camera, which is pretty decent too - it also has a filters mode, which overlays Snapchat-like frippery such as cat features or bunny ears (though it takes a long time to process images)
  • The front camera also has an effective group selfie mode that works similar to a panoramic images mode
  • Video recording is decent too, and there is a pretty decent slow-mo mode too
  • Good, powerful loudspeaker
  • Good battery life - will comfortably last the day with moderate to heavy use
  • Fast charging support
  • Moto continues to excel in the software part, keeping the UI close to stock Android while adding just the right set of add-ons like Moto Actions (gesture control), night display, and fingerprint sensor based navigation
  • Nice design, with a modern front panel - a 6.4-inch display, superslim bezels and a top U-shaped notch
  • Decent 6.4-inch AMOLED display - it has good color reproduction, and good sunlight legibility
  • Samsung has gotten the software part on point with it's recent launches, with it's new One UI, that's now one of the better, more streamlined Android skins around - it's especially well suited for big displays like this, packs an intuitive gesture navigation system, and other useful things like a convenient 'dark mode'
  • Good set of cameras for the price bracket
  • The rear setup includes a 13-megapixel primary lens and a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens - the pictures come out especially good outdoors
  • Portrait mode works well too, and there is Samsung's Live Focus option, which gives you control over how blurry the background appears
  • The 8-MP selfie cam is good too - the color output is bold and realistic, and there's a good portrait mode here as well
  • Very good battery life with a large 4000-mAh battery, combined with the low power display - you will easily get 1.5 days of use
  • Decent fast charging speed - you will get 30% charge in 30 minutes, and 100% in less than 2 hours
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A bit on the tall side - not as easy to grip as the smaller Moto G6
  • On the whole, the Moto G6 Plus is a pretty good phone when seen by itself - it looks good, has good software, performs good, and has a good set of cameras - and it's a solid step up from it's younger cousin the Moto G6 too, with better performance, camera and battery life - the only problem is there are even better and cheaper phones now in the mid-range segment, and Moto might be a bit too late for this party - it will find it difficult to compete against the likes of Nokia 6.1 Plus (cheaper, faster, more premium build, Android One promise, though it lacks dual rear cameras) and the Redmi Note 5 Pro (cheaper, faster, better battery, though it lacks stock Android), and of course the new reigning performance champion in the mid-range, the Poco F1
  • The glossy plastic body is easily scratched, and also tends to gather fingerprints (you will want to use a case)
  • The phone's rear fingerprint sensor is slow (you will mostly prefer using face unlock)
  • Screen resolution is on the low side though - text, and app icons can often look slightly jagged on the A20's display
  • The performance powered by the Exynos 7904 chipset (similar to Snapdragon 632) and 3GB of RAM is fine in day-to-day use, but not quite up to the level of the best performers in this price bracket
  • On the whole, while the A20 is a decent option for the price bracket, and does especially well with battery life and a decent set of cameras - however, it falls a bit behind in terms of performance, and is a mixed bag in terms of the display - AMOLED, but low resolution - you will find better all-round options from the likes of Xiaomi, Realme and Asus
Expert Reviews
  1. You can't go wrong with the Moto G6 Plus
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Motorola still masters the art of the mid-range phone
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  5. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  6. alphr.com hands-on Read Review »
  7. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  8. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  1. Decent budget buy
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
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