Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy A20 is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy M20 (3GB RAM, 32GB), and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy A20!

Samsung Galaxy A20  Samsung Galaxy M20 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Samsung Galaxy A20 Samsung Galaxy M20
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Excellence Score
29.1
27.2
Value for Money Score
75.8
71.9
Price ₹ 9,994 onwards ₹ 9,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2019 Feb, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.4 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1560 pixels (~ 268 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type AMOLED TFT LCD
Display Features Super AMOLED, Infinity-V display TFT, Infinity Notch Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Samsung Exynos 7884BRanked #74 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 7904Ranked #48 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-G71 MP2
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 5MP 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/1.9 Aperture, 5MP: 123° Ultra-wide angle lens; F/2.2 Aperture 13MP: F/1.9 Aperture, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 8MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 512 GB 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 7.8 mm 8.8 mm
Weight 169 gm 186 gm
Width 74.7 mm 74.5 mm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 5000 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 29.00 hrs
Fast Charging Support Yes Yes
Included Fast Charger Yes, 15W Fast Charger Yes, 15W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 17 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 17 hrs, Video Playback Time: 17 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 101 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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
  • Solid build quality, with a balanced weight profile
  • Feels comfortable to hold
  • Pretty responsive fingerprint sensor on the back - it also has a good placement, allowing you to reach the sensor easily
  • The front has modern, sharp looks with the water-drop notch and minimal bezels
  • Excellent, sharp, vivid, 'Infinity-V' display, with a water-drop notch - Samsung has always impressed with its display panels and this display is no exception - it offers deep colours with good brightness levels and contrast - it is definitely one of the best displays you can get in this segment, giving the Realme 2 Pro's waterdrop display a run for its money
  • Supports Widevine L1 standard, which means it is capable of delivering true HD quality videos on platforms like YouTube and Prime Video
  • Now packs the new Samsung One UI which is one of the most streamlined, clean, and refined Android skins around at present - and is especially well suited ergonomically for one handed use
  • It also has a very intuitive gesture navigation system
  • The second camera on the rear (part of the dual rear camera setup) is an ultra wide-angle camera - with the secondary lens, you will be able to capture more area in a single frame - the camera app lets you switch between the standard field of view and an ultra wide field of view with a simple tap - offering you some useful versatility in framing shots
  • Uses the modern Type-C USB port - which is great to see in the segment
  • Superb 2-day battery life, with a gigantic 5000mAh battery, makes the M20 a true road warrior
  • Supports fast charging - it takes around two hours to charge the M20 from zero to 100 per cent, which is pretty decent for a phone that packs this large battery
  • Overall, Samsung shows a lot of potential in this price segment, after a long time, with the M20 - it presents a solid choice, especially for Samsung fans, and those that are looking for a particularly strong battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • The plain plastic build on the rear feels a bit cheap in this segment - and Samsung could have at least gone with a better quality plastic here, perhaps with some sectional lamination like the Honor 10 Lite and Realme 2 Pro
  • The rear panel is also a fingerprint and smudge magnet, and you will find yourself wiping it clean often during the day
  • The design, therefore, is conflicting - as the M20 looks really premium on the front with that lovely waterdrop display - but the back feels like it belongs in a lower price segment
  • Overall, the design isn't quite as premium as the Honor 10 Lite, Nokia 5.1 Plus or Realme 2 Pro
  • Performance is pretty decent, and daily use is smooth, but the new Exynos 7904 chipset falls below the Snapdragon 636 (the main chipset in the competing phones) in terms of performance - so you will not get the same level of performance as say a Redmi Note 6 Pro
  • The phone also gets slightly warm under stress
  • Overall image quality though from the rear camera set is pretty average - colours reproduction isn't great as photos often look washed out - in comparison, the Redmi Note 6 Pro tends to offer more detail and more accurate colours in similar lighting conditions
  • The M20's camera also does not offer the best dynamic range
  • The rear cameras also suffer greatly in low-light - indoors, photos lack sharpness and detail and often come out soft and noisy
  • The 8MP selfie camera is average too - it does a decent job at capturing colours and facial features, and it produces good selfie portraits, but it tends to blow out the background quite a bit
  • The single speaker port on the bottom is average - the sound gets muffled especially on higher levels
  • Yet, it also leaves you wanting a bit more - the M20 lacks that attractive look and feel that phones like the Honor 10 Lite, Realme 2 Pro and Nokia 5.1 Plus bring to the segment - the performance is also not the best in the bucket, and cameras are just average - the M20 is therefore better than Samsung's previous attempts in the budget range, but perhaps still not quite good enough for users looking for the best value
Expert Reviews
  1. Decent budget buy
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  1. Balanced package that delivers in most key areas
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Balanced is the best word to define the Galaxy M20
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Samsung still has a long way to go before it can truly compete with the likes of Xiaomi, Honor or Asus in the budget segment
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Doesn't quite catch up to all of its rivals' advantages, but at least it is very competitive for the first time
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A clear winner for Samsung
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Only a viable option if you absolutely must have a wide-angle camera...for everything else, there is a better alternative
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. Shows that Samsung is willing to move towards making better phones for the budget segment, even though it has not reached there yet
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Samsung has finally managed to build a phone that ticks almost all the checkmarks that a young smartphone buyer is looking for
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. After adopting a wait and watch approach for a while, Samsung has gotten the ingredients spot on for an affordable Android phone that just works
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. While the M20 emerges as an alternative to the top competition, it does not really do enough to overwhelm them
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. While the Galaxy M series shows a lot of potential, Samsung still has a few things to iron out
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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