The dominance over the budget smartphone segment by Xiaomi is not anymore tolerated by Samsung and to make its mark in this specific segment Samsung has finally launched its Ace product, Samsung M20, which is upgraded version of Samsung M10.
This M Series is specially founded to show capability of Samsung in budget Segment. Samsung M20is cheap as well as very capable smartphone with greater battery and much better camera’s in the segment; Samsung M20 is expected to give great success to Samsung in this segment. The price tag with which this smartphone comes is Rs 10,990 and Rs 12,990 for two different versions that we will be looking into.
We all are aware of one thing that Samsung is not known for budget smartphone and also it doesn’t have that great value for money factor, knowing this fact this step by Samsung becomes much interesting that how Samsung has changed its policies and what the measures taken by the company to make Samsung M20 a flagship and remarkable budget smartphone.
Great specification is always a easy way to attract budget segment consumers and Samsung M20 is loaded with such specifications, the challenge here for Samsung will be the Value for money factor and how Samsung M20 will be able to satisfy its consumers. All the questions like, Does this smartphone is worth buying? And why it should be bought? That will be discussed in the complete review of Samsung M20.
Display- 6.3 Inch (1080 x 2340)
Ram & Storage- 3 GB, 4 GB | 32 GB, 64 GB
O.S-Android 8.1 Oreo
Rear Camera- 13 Mega-pixels + 5 Mega-pixels
Front Camera-8 Mega-pixels
SoC- Exynos 7304
GPU-Mali G71 MP2
Display & Design:-
With a large display of 6.3 Inch Samsung M20 does looks big and aggressive, full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, gives the smartphone a plus point. With a water drop Notch in the front and Infinity V display this phone becomes unbeatable in terms of display. Xiaomi, Asus, Realme and Honor will not be happy with a tough competitor in the house. The infinity display just looks amazing, just after starting the smartphone; you will fall in love with it. The water drop notch on the top is the only thing which is visible on the body and other than that there is nothing on the display, not a single sensor. With only that much price tag, Samsung is providing great display and for its infinity display we will rate the display 9 out of 10.
Samsung has really worked over the design; both the phone of M series, Samsung M10 and Samsung M20 looks amazing, there are very rare differences between these two, just the screen size and inner specifications. Samsung M20 comes with ocean blue colour with glossy design.
The infinity display in the front with a little notch
with indeed looks cute and at the back you will see Dual camera’s set a fingerprint sensor and Samsung branding. We can say that in terms of look Samsung M20 is one of best smartphone that can be purchased in this segment and hence design will be rated 9 out of 10.
Consumers will get two versions of Samsung M20; one will be pair of 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of storage. 4 GB of RAM will have the company of 1.6GHz Octa-Core processor which gives the phone fast and much more enhanced performance.
We are glad that this attempt by the Samsung to establish itself is really seen to be completing as the performance is a very important factor and Samsung M20 performs really well and fast. It’s not that fast but looking at the price tag, this is quite good.
The GPU has been installed Mali-G71 MP2 that strengthen the performance and SoC is Exynos 7904. This stable combination helps in the stable performance to the device. For this stable performance we will rate it 8 out of 10.
Samsung has always known for its great camera quality and Samsung M20 doesn’t disappoint us, this good looking camera also clicks well. Good camera quality is a very important criterion in the budget smartphone segment.
The rear camera is loaded with dual capturing 13 Mega-pixel + 5 Mega-pixel cameras supporting aperture of f/1.9 and ultra wide angle. Just by having dual capturing lens and ultra wide angles don’t makes great camera quality, good quality and micro capturing parts do. And Samsung M20 truly gives great rear camera quality.
The front camera which will be taking care for your Selfies comes of 8 Mega-pixel having aperture of f/2.0. The camera quality of front facing camera is also good. For camera quality Samsung M20 will be rated 8 out of 10.
Other Important Specifications of Samsung M20:-
Another important factor for the sales in this segment is battery backup; M20 comes with a battery backup of 5000mAh, which in not just good it’s massive. This phone simply becomes unbeatable in terms of battery backup. Also Samsung M20 comes with fast charging feature with Type-C charging port and 3.5mm of audio jack. For battery performance this gorgeous spawn of beast will be rated 10 out of 10 and reason is that battery backup really matters in this segment.
Consumers will be able to insert dual (Nano) Sim and Jio users will get additional data in some recharge amounts in buying Samsung M20. All the other features like Navigation, Bluetooth etc, have been given by the company. Samsung has given two storage options one is 32 GB and other is 64 GB and storage can be expanded up to 512 GB.
For unlocking the company has given multiple options, the vintage method of pattern unlock or code, Bio-metric and Face unlock. Now a day’s all the complains come with these features , the thing which matters here is how fast does these unlocking features work and all the unlocking features and especially face unlock works in light blazing speed.
The outer part of the box has been designed well, with a picture of Samsung M20 printed on the front and some key specifications like Battery backup, dual camera and processor printed at the back along with Company details.
On the opening the box you will receive a guide or pamphlet with details about smartphone and instructions of how to configure it. After that you will be able to grab the beautiful handset; Samsung M20 on your hands. The current colour is Ocean blue, remove the wrapped plastic to get the complete look of the smartphone and configure it.
After that you will get a 15V charger with Type-C USB cable for charging, and a sim ejector tool. These accessories are sufficient for a smartphone in this price tag.
Value for money- 7/10
·Large and vibrant display
·Good rear camera
·Price could have been less.
·Performance could have been better
·Front camera is good but could have been better
It’s truly a delight to see a budget smartphone from Samsung and even a great smartphone for budget segment. By reviewing this smartphone one thing we must say that Samsung has planned and made really good efforts for this segment, it’s not like that they just approved a phone and simply launched it. They strongly made a product to compete in the segment.
Price is a factor that is a con for Samsung M20 but this phone comes with the Samsung branding and Samsung have been known for great brand value and great customer service and hence price becomes worth it. This is a must buy product if you are looking for a stable and good performing smartphone with good battery backup.
The interesting thing which will have our eye on is how other brands and especially Xiaomi will react to it? What will be the products and smartphone that will be directly competing with Samsung M20? All the answers will be seen in no time. Stay updated.
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