South Korean technology giant Samsung has today launched its Galaxy A20 in India at Rs 12,490. The handset comes with features like a dual rear-camera setup, a 4,000mAh battery and an Exynos processor. Samsung Galaxy A20 falls between the Galaxy A10 and the Galaxy A30 which were launched earlier in the country along with the current top-end variant of the Galaxy A-series – Galaxy A50. Although Samsung plans to dominate the budget and the mid-range smartphone segments with the release of the Galaxy A-series devices, there are many competitors in the targeted price range. Being a part of one of the most competitive price segments in the smartphone industry, the newly launched Samsung Galaxy A20 has many rivals. If we consider its price, it competes directly with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone that is priced at Rs 13,999. Read on to find out the specifications and the features of both the devices and how they compare with each other:
Samsung Galaxy A20: 6.4-inch HD+ (720 x 1560p) Super AMOLED Infinity-V display
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 6.3-inch FHD+ Dot Notch display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9
Samsung Galaxy A20: Samsung’s Exynos 7884 SoC.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC
Samsung Galaxy A20: a 13MP primary sensor + a 5MP secondary sensor
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor + 5MP secondary sensor
Samsung Galaxy A20: 8MP selfie camera
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 13MP AI front camera
RAM and storage
Samsung Galaxy A20: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 4GB RAM+64GB storage, 6GB RAM+128GB storage
Support for microSD card
Samsung Galaxy A20: Yes, up to 512GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: Yes, up to 256GB
Samsung Galaxy A20: 4,000mAh battery with support of fast charging
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 4,000mAh battery that has support for Quick Charge 4
Samsung Galaxy A20: Android 9.0 Pie skinned with Samsung’s One UI.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: Android Pie skinned with MIUI 10
Samsung Galaxy A20: Rs 12,490 for the lone 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: The 4GB RAM/64GB storage model is priced at Rs 13,999 and 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant costs Rs 16,999.
In terms of specifications, both the devices a number of common specifications like the battery and their Android version. But we also see that the base variant of the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage while the Galaxy A20 comes in only one variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The camera resolution of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is better than Samsung Galaxy A20. But then, we should also remember that Xiaomi’s MIUI comes with a lot of bloatware and annoying and vulgar ads, that can hamper the user experience.
And most importantly, Samsung Galaxy A20 costs around Rs 1,500 cheaper than the base variant of Redmi Note 7 Pro. So, in the end it all comes down to what the user prefers in a smartphone. Some may want a better camera experience, while others may want to avoid ads and have a phone that is more durable.