Among cheap smartphones, it is no joke that there is a serious struggle to win the consumer. One of the serious contenders lately is the Galaxy M20. The smartphone has gotten pretty good.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy M20 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2019, January
- Colors: Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black
- Dimensions: 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm.
- Weight: 186 g.
- Screen: 6.3" inc, 1080 x 2340, PLS TFT
- Camera : Dual, 13MP
- Chipset: Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 6x1.6 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
- Memory: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
- Battery: 5000, Non-removable Li-Po
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 8.1 (Oreo); Experience 9.5
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
The device looks contemporary and more expensive for its price. This is due to the large and attractive screen with a teardrop notch and thin bezels at the edge. If you look at the sides, you'll find that the display unit seems to be above the back cover. In this type of construction, the main advantage is the ease of gluing a protective glass.
The Galaxy M20 is marketed in two colors - black and blue. Its back cover is made of plastic with a glossy finish. The lens arrangement on the front camera is standard. The fingerprint scanner is conveniently located - it falls just below the index finger.
The screen in the Galaxy M20 is in keeping with current fashion. Called Infinity-V, it has a diagonal of 6.3 inches and a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The matrix is PLS. Automatic brightness adjustment and oleophobic coating are present.
In sunny weather, the information on the screen remains readable, but the image saturation deteriorates. Brightness ranges from 3,9 to 391 cd/sqm. The contrast is 1 in 895.
The Galaxy M20 is equipped with a fingerprint scanner located on the back of the device and a facial recognition scanner. Interestingly, you can use both modes simultaneously. This tandem is useful in the dark hours of the day, when the face scanner is more difficult to distinguish the face of the smartphone owner.
The Galaxy M20 uses an Exynos 7904 processor. It can be said that the chip is specially developed for inexpensive handsets. It is manufactured using a 14nm process. It consists of two Cortex-A73 cores (1.8 GHz) and 6 Cortex-A53 cores (1.6 GHz). The Galaxy M20 is available in several versions - with 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, respectively. The user can use eMMC 5.1 flash memory in both cases.
This model runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system coupled with Samsung Experience 9.5 proprietary interface.
The Galaxy M20 is equipped with a 13 MP main camera with f/1.9 and an additional 5 MP camera with f/f.2 and 120 degree viewing angle. Several shooting modes are provided: auto, stickers, burst, portrait, professional, panorama, wide-angle and more.
The front camera is 8 MP and can take pictures in portrait mode. The quality, of course, is in the spirit of the results that a budget phone can offer to date.
The maximum resolution when recording video is Full HD. Stabilization is absent.
One of the main features of the Galaxy M20 is the large battery. 5000 mAh is not small at all. The user gets almost two nights without recharging. If you are not so active user of social networks and messengers, then you can count on two and a half days. In the package you get a 15 W charger.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 is a worthy extension of the company's desire to offer a combination of useful features at an affordable price. One of the advantages we haven't mentioned so far is the presence of an NFC module for contactless payments.
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy M20 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.