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Samsung Galaxy A20 Unboxing and First Impressions

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Samsung has invaded the entry level market with much better smartphones this year. Looking back a few years ago, we can’t hardly recommend any entry level Samsung phone because it simply not worth your money and the competition has leveled up the experience, camera and battery of phones at this price range.

Then here comes the Samsung Galaxy A10 and Galaxy A20. Two new entry level smartphones packing some serious specs to further compete with this high competitive market. Now we have the Galaxy A20 and let’s dig in!

Samsung Galaxy A20 specs:

  • Octa Core Exynos 7885 processor
  • Mali G71 MP2 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display (1520 x 720 pixels)
  • Dual cameras 
    13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), AF
    5 MP, f/2.2, ultrawide
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint Scanner, FM Radio
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung One UI

Unboxing

What’s inside the box?

  • Samsung Galaxy A20 unit
  • USB Type C cable
  • Wall adapter
  • earphones

Hardware

We just want to point out that we like seeing a USB Type C port on this phone. Love it! The Samsung Galaxy A20 is facing some tough competition between the Huawei Y9 Pro (2019), Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7. In the looks department, we a we do love this simplistic yet elegant design. Yes, its made of plastic but Samsung is known for making well built phones even entry level ones.

We have a headphone jack, a speaker and that USB Type C port at the bottom. A noise cancelling microphone at the top while the volume rocker and the power button is on the right. There is a triple slot here located at the right that houses two SIMs and a microSD card slot.

Overall,we do love the build quality. We just hope Samsung could include a soft jelly case there.

initial Geekbanch score

Software

If you haven’t used any Samsung phone for a quite some time now, the company did a big revamp of its skin on top of Android. Now called One UI, the experience is far, far better than its previous version. It easy to use and very simple-looking. Settings have been revamped for easier navigation too.

We’ve tried One UI on the Samsung Galaxy A50 and the flagship Galaxy S10 series and it is very smooth. So far, using this phone for about 24 hours already, we can say it is fairly smooth. Let’s see if that changes when we loaded it games and apps for stressful use. Because the Exynos 7885 is not as powerful as compared with the likes of the Snapdragon 660 or Helio P60.

First Camera Samsples

We have a dual camera set up here – a 13MP camera with a 5MP depth sensor. At the front we have an 8 megapixel front camera. We took all our first camera samples via auto mode. You’ll be the judge and check it out.

First Impressions

We are truly impressed with the budget options Samsung is offering to the market. Apart from the Galaxy A20, Samsung is also offering the Galaxy M20 which is 1k higher than the Galaxy A20.

The Samsung Galaxy A20 is another addition to a rather increasing dilemma for buyers out there looking for a new phone at this budget range. Why? Because there are so many phones our there equally capable, with good cameras and stylish especially at this price point. So far, it is good phone. But we want to reserve judgement for our full review.