Samsung Galaxy M20 - Specifications, Price, Pros and Cons

Samsung added M series into its flagship devices and launched two devices M10 and M20, and the M30 version is expected to before the end of March 2019. The device comes with an amazing design, one of the biggest change we have seen in 2019 is the water-drop notch or the Infinity V display (according to Samsung).

The Galaxy M20 was launched on the 5th of February in India, the device comes with numerous incredible specs, with a high-resolution display that ensures a wonderful amazing viewing experience owing to the excellent colour contrast and clarity, plus a very modern all-screen look with a waterdrop-style notch (the trend in 2019).

The device went live with a new tag (#IMPOWERD), just like the Samsung Galaxy M10. The M20 comes in two variants featuring a 4GB and a 3GB Ram. In this article, we looked at the specification, launch price, pros, and cons.

Samsung Galaxy M20 - Specification Summary
  • Network: 2G / 3G / 4G
  • SIM Type: Dual VoLTE SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display Size: 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 (Oreo); Experience 9.5 
  • Processor: Octa-core (2x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 6x1.6 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • Ram: 4GB/3GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB/32GB
  • Card slot: MicroSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Front Camera: 8 MP with f/2.0
  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP with f/1.9, 1/2.8" + 5MP, f/2.2, 12mm 1/6", 1.12μm
  • Battery: 5000mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Weight: 186 g (6.56 oz)
Samsung Galaxy M20 - Design and Display

The water-drop notch or the Infinity – V display has been a trend of most 2019 smartphones, all though saw them last year and Samsung was the only big player resisting the abnormally cut displays last year but has now embraced the trend. The Galaxy M20 comes with a stunning 16cm (6.3") infinity V display. Its near bezel-less edge to edge FHD+ screen gives you an immersive viewing experience.

The Galaxy M20 is what makes all the difference. The notch on the Galaxy M20 is underlined by smooth curves and has a slick face unlock animation to go with it. The bezels surrounding the display, and also the chin at the bottom, are noticeably smaller than what we usually see on affordable phones.

Samsung is using a regular TFT LCD panel (not IPS LCD) on the Galaxy M20, but we didn’t find it lacking in terms of quality. Colors are vibrant and pop nicely. Samsung still doesn’t provide an option to tweak display colors for its LCD display phones, but the default color calibration is fairly good. If you prefer warmer tones, you can also make use of the blue-light filter.

The device is designed to be a perfect fit not just for your hands, but also for your style. It comes in different colour options - Charcol Black and Ocean Blue color options - so you can make a choice.

Samsung Galaxy M20 - Performance, Storage and Camera

The Samsung Galaxy M20 is the first phone to be powered by Exynos 7904 octa-core chipset that combines 2x Cortex A-73 cores with 6x Cortex-A53 cores. This is a 14nm chipset, and in spite of the naming, is one rung below the Exynos 7885 that Samsung uses on phones like Galaxy A7 (2018).

The Exynos 7904 falls behind the Snapdragon 660 but is still more powerful than what Samsung offered on the best of J-series. With the new Exynos 7904, 1.8 GHz Octa Core Processor, we expect nothing less than a fast performance. The Galaxy M20 can multitask with gaming, videos and social media without breaking a sweat.

Furthermore, the performance is enhanced with a 4GB/3GB Ram that promises no hanging or nagging under heavy usage. When it comes to storage, Samsung provides an internal memory of 64GB/32GB that can be further expanded up to 512 GB using MicroSD card. So, play more and save more with the latest smartphone.

And for the camera, the Galaxy M20 has a 13MP primary camera combined with a 5MP secondary wide-angle shooter. On the front, you get an 8MP selfie camera. The primary rear camera sensor is a decent performer.

Samsung Galaxy M20 - Battery and Other Features

The powerful 5000mAh battery capacity is the major USP of the Galaxy M20, this ensures the smartphone is running for long hours. So, no need to worry when you are on a trip without charger as this smartphone is expected to work for long without power supply. It has USB Type-C connector that supports fast charging.

More on the features, the Galaxy M20 is a dual SIM phone that supports NanoVoLTE SIMs in its both slots. As far as network connectivity is concerned, the device has Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, and Volte. It also features biometric authentication which lets you easily unlock your phone with just your face or fingerprint

Samsung Galaxy M20 - Price

The Samsung Galaxy M20 was launched in India with Rs. 12,990 price tag for the 4GB/62GB storage version and Rs. 10,990 for the 3GB Ram and 32GB storage version. It is a mid-range mobile by Samsung that scores well for those who looking to buy the latest smartphone at a reasonable price range.

The device is currently available for order in India on major online eCommerce shops and offline retail shops. It is currently available in Nigeria.

Samsung Galaxy M20 - Pros
  • Beautiful and Sleek Design
  • Big Battery backup
  • Supports Dual VoLTE
  • Supports HD streaming 
  • USB Type-C port and fast charging
  • Affordable price
Samsung Galaxy M20 - Cons
  • Misses notification light
  • Selfie camera should have been more
  • Get slightly warm under heavy usage

Finally, The display is large and crisp, and the battery life is very good. However, the front camera may not be appealing to some persons. But, the Galaxy M20 will appeal to Samsung fans who are looking for great value at an affordable price.

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