Samsung launched Samsung Galaxy A20 in April 2019. The smartphone is currently priced at Rs 11.490 for 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant. It comes in Black, Red and Blue color options. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy M20 was launched in January 2019, and now carries a price tag of Rs 9,990 for 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. The 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage M20 variant is currently priced at Rs 11,990, and comes in two color options: Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black. We are comparing both the smartphones to find out which one is a better buy.
Design and Display:
The Samsung Galaxy A20 and Galaxy M20 come with the same design pattern. Both smartphones have Infinity-U displays at front, and polycarbonate plastic rear panel with 3D glass like finish. Both devices come with the same button placement, dual camera setup on the top left corner, and rear mounted fingerprint sensor with Samsung branding. USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack are placed at bottom of both phones.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Infinity-U display with screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, Galaxy A20 sports a slightly larger 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display with a water-drop notch. A20’s 1560 x 720 pixel screen resolution with vibrant colors and deep blacks seems quite better than M20. Both the phone come with a Widevine L1 certification for HD streaming.
Overall, both smartphones designs are very similar, but Galaxy M20 offers a better Full HD+ display compared to HD+ Super AMOLED display on A20.
Performance and Software:
Galaxy A20 is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7884 processor, with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. While the Samsung M20 is powered by 1.8GHz Exynos 7904 SoC, coupled with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage respectively. Both phones come with a dedicated microSD card for storage expansion up to 512GB. Galaxy M20 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI on top and Galaxy A10 runs on One UI based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Both smartphones are able to handle app switching, multitasking and casual gaming without any lag. Galaxy M20 though has advantage of faster and more capable processor than Galaxy A20. For software department, Galaxy A20 carries an advantage thanks to its latest Android 9 pie operating system.
Samsung Galaxy A20 and Galaxy M20 share an identical camera setup. Both have dual rear camera unit with a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture, and a 5MP ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. Moreover, both the smartphones come with a similar 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
There is little to choose between the two on camera performance. The quality is satisfactory on both smartphones, with each of them producing the daylight pictures with a reasonable amount of details with punchy colors. Low light shots were equally not satisfactory with lack of details and lots of noise on both phones.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 is fueled by a heavier 5000mAh battery, while Galaxy A20 is backed by 4000mAH battery. Both smartphones come with a 15W fast charging support. Connective features include dual 4G VoLTE A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, FM radio, USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack on both devices.
Practically, Samsung Galaxy M20 feels like a better choice with its Full HD+ display, larger battery and better processor, that too at a lesser price. Galaxy A20 though scores slightly better on display, due to a bigger screen and Super AMOLED display.