Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy A20 is a slightly better phone, but the Oppo A5s (3GB RAM, 32GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Samsung Galaxy A20 might be a slightly better choice.

Oppo A5s (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Samsung Galaxy A20 
Oppo A5s Samsung Galaxy A20
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Excellence Score
19.4
23.1
Value for Money Score
60.3
57.6
Price ₹ 8,990 onwards ₹ 12,900 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2019 Apr, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoLow 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 6.2 inches 6.4 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch) 720x1560 pixels (~ 268 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type IPS LCD AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, Infinity-V display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P35Ranked #69 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 7884BRanked #96 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Mali-G71 MP2
RAM 3 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 microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/2.2 Aperture, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture 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, Beauty Technology 2.0 F/2.0 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 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 8.2 mmMedium 7.8 mmMedium
Weight 170 gmMedium 169 gmMedium
Width 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use 74.7 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4230 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
Included Fast Charger Yes, 15.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Classy looking chassis - and a contemporary look, and a near edge-to-edge display with a small notch and larger screen-to-body ratio
  • The gold accent around the horizontal dual rear camera setup, and fingerprint sensor adds some flair
  • Both the fingerprint sensor and face unlock work pretty well
  • Nice display - renders vivid colors, and brightness levels are decent enough for outdoor visibility
  • Color OS is pretty feature packed - you get a lot of shortcuts, gestures, and features like Smart Sidebar, Game space, Kid space, and a bunch of different security options
  • Day-to-day performance is decent, and casual games run fine with the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC (similar to Snapdragon 632)
  • Decent set of dual rear cameras for the price - everything looks decent in daylight with good enough details - giving you social media shareable pictures
  • Macros look fairly decent too with punchy colors and adequate details
  • Decent portrait shots, with reasonably good edge detection
  • Very good battery life - you will get 1.5 days+ with a big 4230mAh battery
  • 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]
  • The fingerprint sensor is placed a bit high though, and is not the most comfortable to reach
  • It's based on old Android Oreo though, which is a bit disappointing, for a phone launching in the middle of 2019
  • Low light performance is a struggle
  • The selfie camera can give good selfies under sunlight, but the AI beautification feature is a bit too aggressive, you will often end up with bad skin softening effects and white skin tone, resulting in artificial shots
  • The selfie camera's (software) portrait mode also doesn’t work too well
  • The Oppo A5s is a classy looking smartphone, with a big strong point in terms of battery - it will face tough competition from its counterparts, including Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2, and Realme 3, which provide better all-round value
  • 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. If performance is important, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 are better options at the same price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Big battery wrapped in a classy chassis..but the device will face tough competition
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Gets lost in the army of affordable handsets and struggles to keep pace with them
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Except for its performance, the phone’s battery, display, camera and design makes it a good proposition in the budget segment
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Familiar design, good battery life but competition offers more
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Hard to recommend
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  1. Decent budget buy
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
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