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Samsung Galaxy M20 Extensive Review: Is it good?

Samsung Galaxy M20

Samsung prominently introduces its new Galaxy M budget line up with its new and promising Galaxy M20 to make its dominance in the budget smartphone segment.

Samsung Galaxy M20 – Display:

Samsung Galaxy M20 is Infinite when it comes to display which is a stunning 6.3” inch Infinity V display which is near bezel-less edge to edge FHD+ screen and gives you an immersive viewing experience. The slightly greater than 90% screen ration and 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a 2340 * 1080 FHD+ Crystal Clear resolution with 409 PPI is a delight to watch for the eyes.

Samsung Galaxy M20 – Battery:

Samsung Galaxy M20 carries the immense 5000mAh Battery and 3x Fast Charge powers through your day. With the massive battery we get an in-box 15W Type-C fast charger that gives you 3X faster charging capability. Samsung says with full charge 28 hrs+ of videos and 10 mins of fast charge gives you 3hrs of videos and 11hrs on Music, this looks so promising on paper.

Samsung Galaxy M20 – Processor and Performance:

Samsung Galaxy M20 stunningly packs the all new Exynos 7904 clocked at 1.8 GHz Octa Core Processor makes the Galaxy M20 super-fast and can multitask with gaming, videos and social media without any lags. The device equips with powerful CPU i.e. is 1.8GHz Dual-core (Cortex-A73) + 1.6GHz Hexa-core (Cortex-A53) which is a 14nm FinFET Process and GPU Mali-G71 MP2 for smooth gaming and graphics experience. It comes in a 4GB and 3GB RAM variant and 64/32 GB ROM variant which is further expandable with a dedicated memory slot upto 512GB.

Samsung Galaxy M20 – Camera:

Samsung Galaxy M20 goes social with the Ultra-Wide Dual Rear Camera that can now shoot from one extreme to the other without FOMO. Clicking the group photos from the Ultra Wide Dual Rear Camera is an absolute delight. The 13 MP primary camera comes with an F1.9 aperture and the secondary 5 MP lens is an 120 degree ultra wide angle lens. The 8MP F2.0 aperture front camera is fabulous and comes with an In-Display flash which makes you take the best selfies for your social feeds.

Samsung Galaxy M20 – Sound:

Samsung Galaxy M20 is fun with Widevine L1 Certification and Dolby ATMOS. The Galaxy M20 is an entertainment powerhouse with Widevine L1 Certification to stream HD content and Dolby ATMOS 360 degree surround sound that will get you hooked on to your videos and music.

Samsung Galaxy M20 – Security:

Samsung Galaxy M20 is secured with fast face unlock and Fingerprint Sensor. It features biometric authentication which lets you easily unlock your phone with just your face or fingerprint.

Samsung Galaxy M20 – Design:

Samsung Galaxy M20 is groovy with Premium Colors and Finish. The M20 is designed to be a perfect fit not just for your hands, but also for your style. Come in the stylish Charcoal Black or Ocean Blue color.

Samsung Galaxy M20 – UI experience:

Samsung Galaxy M20 is smooth with Superfast Samsung Experience v9.5. The Galaxy M20 runs on a new UX that is crafted for those who take the fast lane. Experience of a smoother and faster UX, optimized for the Galaxy M Series.

Pricing:

4GB + 64GB at ₹12,990, Buy Here:

3GB + 32GB at ₹10,990, Buy Here:

Our take on the Samsung Galaxy M20:

Design Aspects:

There was not much expectations from the Samsung budget lines up like the J series or ON series from the past, but this particular phone looks good and promising. When it comes to the looks I will prefer the Redmi Note’s premium glass design than the glossy plastic design unless it is functional which here is Yes. The USB C port, Headphone Jack and dedicated memory card slot are hard to find at this price range. The fingerprint scanner is placed awkwardly which is annoying at times and out of my reach. Tough it’s a TFT display it is amazing and eye catching, the viewing angles are also great, having said that it is not one of the brightest displays which is known by Samsung.

Performance and Speed:

Tough the geekbench score for the Galaxy M20 do not match up with the Smapdragon 660 or 636 but the phone is fine when it comes to day to day tasks but surely lags a little while heavy gaming and graphic usage, which according to is not too bad. Better to play games like PUBG on a lower graphics settings. Phone gets warm but I do not see any heating issues. The phones performance can be rated as average. The Samsung Experience UI v9.5 is not the best in the market and gives low performance definitely miss the stock Andriod feel, having said that the fast face unlock and gestures is where the UI out shines.

Camera Performance:

The overall camera performance is decent and is comparable to the other budget phones. The low light photos at times are good and at times average. The wide angle lens took some good images and is a delight to have. The portrait mode is good and I really like it. The video is good and can be taken at 1080p at 30 fps, comparing the videos of Redmi Note 7 this phone is little on down side. Overall it has a decent camera at this particular price point which is not at all disappointing. The selfie camera is also average and takes average photos.

Battery Performance:

The one aspect where Galaxy M20 outshines is in the Battery area. With the extensive usage the battery remains to 50% at the end of the day which is outstanding and the 15W fast charging capacity is an icing on the cake charges from 10 -100% in approx. 2hrs.

Eva’s Verdict:

This is an good improvement and a big step by Samsung tough it’s a long way to go. I can say you can buy this phone as it is value for money. Having said that if you are in no hurry then wait for the Redmi Note 7 which is a bit better option than Galaxy M20.

Pros:

Good eye catching display

Amazing Battery life

Headphone Jack, USB type C

Wide angle camera out shines

Cons:

Better Design

Average speed performance

Average camera performance in low light

Specifications:

FeaturesChipset: Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm)
CPU:  Octa core (1.8 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A73 + 1.6 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A53)
GPU:  Mali-G71 MP2
Storage: 3GB + 32GB / 4GB + 64GB expandable upto 512 GB
SystemSamsung Experience V9.5, based on Android 8.1(Oreo)
DisplayScreen Size: 6.3 inches (16 cm)
Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
Aspect Ratio: 19.5:9
Bezel-less display with waterdrop notch
Pixel Density: 409 ppi
Display Type: TFT
Screen to Body Ratio: 90%
DimensionsHeight: 156.4 mm
Width: 74.5 mm
Thickness: 8.8 mm
Weight: 186 grams
Colours: Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black
CameraRear Camera: 13 MP + 5 MP with f/1.9 aperture
Front Camera: 8MP and f/2.0 aperture
ConnectivityCard: Dual Nano-SIM + MicroSD card Dedicated Slot
Network Support: 4G(supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
GPS: GPS/A-GPS/Gnolass
USB Type: Type C
Audio Jack: 3.5mm
BatteryBattery Capacity: 5000mAh
Charger: 15V, 3x fast charge
SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
In The BoxHandset (Non-removable Battery Included), Travel Adapter, USB Cable, Ejection Pin and User Manual

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