For the last 3-4 years, Samsung has been losing its credibility in the mid-range smartphone market with the arrival of brands like Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo. Samsung was not getting along with the market needs, probably that’s why people switched to other brands. With a nice set of features at very aggressive pricing, these brands performed bang on. Premium looking designs, powerpack performance, perfect set of features and very aggressive pricing- that’s what a user needs from the smartphone these days. This time Samsung has launched its new smartphone series i.e M series which will bring the old Samsung back as per them. The brand launched its two devices M10 and M20 recently with high capacity battery, powerful processors, and a new Infinity-V-display.
Priced at Rs 7,990 and Rs 10,990 respectively, M10 and M20 are the new entries in Galaxy M series. You can explore ordering Samsung Galaxy M20 online via Tata Cliq Coupons Offers today. Though the devices have lots of similarities in terms of design and hardware, still there are many differences between them such as battery life, chipset, and screen resolution. But, let’s take a look at the new Samsung’s M20 which is the higher variant which will be competing against devices like Realme U1, Redmi Note 6 Pro and Nokia 6.1 Plus. Is this device a standout device among other mid-range devices? Let’s check it out in the Samsung Galaxy M20 review below:
Design and Display
Samsung Galaxy M20 gets an almost plastic body with a little touch of glass panel on the top. The device looks clean and is comfortable in the hands. Though the plastic body doesn’t make it look premium, still it is an average looking. Honestly, Samsung must have gone with glass body or metallic body to give competition to devices like Realme 2 Pro and Honor 10 Lite in terms of design.
The front looks quite premium as Samsung welcomes the new Infinity-V-display with beautiful waterdrop notch. But, the only complaints are about the back panel which looks like under ten grand segment. The back panel gets a fingerprint reader and the panel will catch smudges easily. Moreover, the build quality is solid and robust. The fingerprint sensor is at the perfect place which is easy to reach which is very responsive too- half a second and you are into the phone. On the bottom, you get a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Type-C port, and a speaker grille. On the right side, there lies volume rockers and a power button while the left gets the space for SIM tray.
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Coming to the display, Samsung Galaxy M20 packs a 6.3-inch FHD+ display which is Infinity-V-display. The device also packs a waterdrop notch giving you a bigger screen size. Overall, though the design doesn’t get as premium as we might have expected, but the display is bang-on solid plus premium.
Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy M20 has a 1.8GHz octa-core Exynos 7904 processor paired with two choosable RAM variants i.e 3GB and 4GB. The device comes in two onboard storage variants too i.e 32GB and 64GB internal memory slots which can be expandable up to 512GB using microSD card. As per Samsung, the chipset can give you a high-end multimedia experience but we feel it is not for the high-end users. Moreover, the CPU in this processor is weaker than Exynos 7885. Moreover, the Samsung M20 failed to win against Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 6 in the Geekbencyh benchmark tests.
Overall, the device won’t serve you the multitasking purpose. Although, the device will give you day-to-day tasks really well with no noticeable lags. Coming to the gaming department, the device houses a Mali-G71MP2 GPU which won’t give you nice experience on games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 nice. The low-intensity games will run perfectly fine but a long gaming session on PUBG will give you a headache even at medium graphics. You can also check about other latest gadgets online with AliExpress offers today.
Samsung Galaxy M20 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Experience UI 9.5 on top which is quite disappointing that the brand is not providing Android Pie in its new device.
Camera and Battery Life
Coming to the camera, the device houses a dual camera setup at back including a 13MP primary sensor on the back with f/1.9 aperture and a secondary 5MP ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, there lies an 8MP decent front shooter. In daylight, the device gives you decent capture, Honestly, the pics are not that great compared to Redmi Note 6 Pro. The device doesn’t give dynamic pics but the shutter speed is lightning fast. The selfie camera also does a good job in daylight but as the sun sets, the device lacks in giving expected captures.
Samsung Galaxy M20 packs a huge battery of 5,000mAh which will give you a day and a half easily. If you use it for light usage, two days are easily given to you by the device.
The Galaxy M20 also support 15W fast charging and the best thing- Samsung is giving a 15W charger in the box too. So, a big thumbs up for the device in terms of battery life.
Samsung has started again in the mid-range smartphones which is quite a right step. Honestly, the new M series is better than Galaxy On and J series. With the new impressive Infinity-V waterdrop display and a huge capacity battery life. Although, it lacks in powerful performance when compared to devices like the Honor 10 Lite and Realme 2 Pro. Also, the device doesn’t perform that good in camera but the ultra-wide lens is really brilliant.
Long put short, Samsung Galaxy M20 has tried to make things right but has failed in some departments. So, if you want a brand name plus decent performance with a beautiful display and powerful battery, Samsung Galaxy M20 can be your choice.