Samsung has very smartly stepped in the mid-range smartphone market and have slowly made a place of its own. The company has launched a bunch of mid-range phones, which packs some amazing hardware components and software applications and the performance is quite commendable. So far, we have seen that medium budget smartphones in India are ruled by Motorola and some Chinese companies like Redmi, Oppo, Honor, Vivo, RealMe etc. Now Samsung has emerged as a strong competitor in this market. The M series of Samsung is quite a competition for budget smartphone manufacturers.
In this article, we are reviewing the Samsung Galaxy M20. Before delving into the technical specifications and its analysis, let’s talk about the looks of the phone. The smartphone looks impressive, although we cannot say, it is the best looking handset in this range. The front looks promising with the camera being placed with elegance, but the back side may disappoint you. If you have been expecting a metal or glass rear, like that found in Redmi, Honor, etc., then you will not be very pleased with the looks of the M20. The phone is sized very optimum, and it fits into the hand. You can hold it, use with with comfort and can use it for daily purpose, as the back is plastic and you do not need to be any extra cautious. The water drop top notch is very appealing and soothing to eyes. Samsung calls it Infinity Display. Except the back side, the device looks pretty convincing.
The display in one word, is vibrant, colorful and a treat to the eyes. The PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, has 16M color and screen resolutions of 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409
As mentioned before, the phone size and weight are optimum. Users can hold it and use it with maximum ease. Its dimension is 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm (6.16 x 2.93 x 0.35 in) and weighs
Galaxy M20 packs some amazing hardware components. The device is powered by Exynos 7904 Octa (14
There are two variants of the Galaxy M20 in terms of storage. Either you can choose a 64 GB, 4 GB RAM combination or a 32 GB, 3 GB RAM combination. You can make your choice based on the type of work you do with your smartphone. If you do not play hardcore games, and just use the smartphone as a mode of entertainment, then a 3 GB RAM would be more than sufficient. If you use the smartphone quite extensively and throughout the day, then a 4GM RAM would be an ideal option to choose. The memory is expandable up to 512 GB via Micro SD cards.
The cameras are well suited for the budget and captures great photos both indoor and outdoor but in optimum lighting. The specifications for the primary camera are 13 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.8″, 1.12μm, PDAF and 5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultra wide), 1/6″, 1.12μm. Low light photography is not very convincing, but, you cannot expect that in a medium range smartphone. The selfie camera is 8 MP with video recording at 1080p@30fps. Here are some sample snaps taken with the device.
Users will be awestruck to find the battery, that has been packed into the phone. It is a non-removable Li-
Galaxy M20 runs Android Oreo 8.1
The phone supports 4G LTE. The SAR values are 0.25 W/kg (head) and 1.59 W/kg (body) respectively.
After using the handset for some time, it has been observed that the smartphone is a great option for people looking for an almost perfect budget phone. It is priced at around Rs. 11,000 INR – Rs. 13,000 INR based on the variants, seller, etc. The device has absolutely negligible lag, no problem of overheating noticed so far.