The Samsung Galaxy A20 is a smartphone by Samsung which was released in early 2019. The phone was released in February 2019 so it’s a bit of an old smartphone as it has been in the market for more than a year now.
However, the Galaxy A20 is a great phone if you’re on a low budget. The design is really basic considering the body of the phone is just plastic. The phone ships in 5 colors; Black, Deep Blue, Red, Coral Orange, and Gold.
In this review, we’re going to go through the device’s features, specifications, and performance and we’ll see whether it is perfect for anyone. The smartphone is however on the lower-end when it comes to features and specifications so we should avoid judging it too harshly or comparing it with unreasonable competitors.
Specifications & Review
The Samsung Galaxy A20 sports a 6.4 inches Super AMOLED display with a 720 x 1560 screen resolution. This leaves the display with a pixel density of 268 PPI and a screen to body ratio of 85%. The display also has the corning gorilla glass 3 protection which is perfect.
When it comes to the display, the galaxy A20 is fairly good. The colors are very vibrant and the blacks are very deep thanks to the super AMOLED display. The display is also quite huge considering that the device utilizes the water drop feature for the front-facing camera. However, with the 720P display, sharpness is lost. In broad daylight, the display has enough brightness although sometimes you’re struggle a bit, especially under direct sunlight.
Hardware & Software
The Galaxy A20 runs on Android 9.0 out of the box with the One UI launcher. The phone runs on the Exynos 7884 chipset and an octa-core CPU. A Mali-G71 MP2 GPU is then added to the combination.
With the Android 9.0 and the One UI, you get a very smooth experience without any stutter thanks to the very well optimized One UI. The launcher is very easy to navigate. Also with the combination of the chipset and the GPU, the phone’s performance during normal operation is shockingly perfect. No stutter at all. The phone can also run some light games too.
The phone ships with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The amount of RAM might seem a bit low compared to today’s devices but it doesn’t affect the usability of the phone. The 32 GB of internal storage is also the light smartphone users. However, there’s a dedicated MicroSDXC slot if you’d like to slide in a memory card. The fact that it’s a dedicated lot means you won’t have to sacrifice one of the Nano-SIM slot which I’m sure we all hate.
The camera on the Galaxy A20 will disappoint you. But you can only notice the decline in quality if you’re coming from using a smartphone with a better camera or maybe you had high hopes.
The Samsung Galaxy A20 comes sports a dual-camera setup at the rear. The setup houses a 13 MP main camera and a 5 MP ultra-wide shooter. You also get a single LED flash for the low light conditions. The cameras are positioned in a vertical arrangement and they kind of look like those in old Chinese smartphones.
The phone utilizes a single 8 MP shooter with no front-facing LED flash. The camera can however shoot videos at 1080p and at 30fps.
The camera performance is basic. The photos are good in broad daylight. The photos are only well detailed in proper lit areas. However, in low-light conditions, the photos appear grainy and lack detail. The camera focuses really fast in broad daylight but it takes time in low light conditions. The ultra-wide camera takes fairly good shots except there’s some blur at the edges.
The same case applies to the front-facing camera, the photos are fairly good only in well-lit areas. The photos are however not sharp enough but if you’re just a casual selfie taker, the photos will appear pretty okay.
When it comes to battery life, the Galaxy A20 doesn’t disappoint at all.
The phone is powered by a 4000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging capability. The phone easily lasts 2 days with light usage. The fast charging feature also helps to charge the phone a bit faster although it pretty much takes about 2 hours to get a full battery. You also get the USB Type-C which is cool.
Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, FM Radio, 4G capable, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, Compass, 3.5 mm jack.
The Galaxy A20 offers some good features for its price range. Considering the phone goes for around $13, I’d say it’s a good price for a good phone.
The Super AMOLED display is really good and beautiful. The display also has the corning gorilla glass 3 protection which is pretty good. However, the display lacks sharpness due to the low-resolution display. The fact that you get the phone runs on Android 9.0 out of the box is good. You also get a dedicated micro-SCDXC slot, NFC, USB-Type-C, a huge battery with fast charging capability, all this data very reasonable price.
However, the camera performance is nowhere near amazing but it will work if you’re just a casual camera user. Overall the Samsung Galaxy A20 is a good smartphone even if it’s a bit old.
Let us know what you think or what’s your experience with the Galaxy A20 smartphone. Is it a good smartphone?