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Samsung Galaxy A20 vs Redmi Note 7 Specs Comparison

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Now it is time to compare two smartphones again. This time it is between the Samsung Galaxy A20 and the Redmi Note 7. Both are similarly priced but have different and internals and features. The Galaxy A20 is one of Samsung’s barrage of midrange and entry level smartphones now in the market today while the Redmi Note 7 has three variants with different prices to choose from. So which is which for you? Let’s find out!

Samsung Galaxy A20Redmi Note 7
Processor Octa Core Exynos 7885 Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Graphics Mali G71 MP2 Adreno 512
RAM 3GB RAM 3 or 4GB RAM
Memory 32GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 512GB 32/64/128GB internal memory
Expandable memory via microSD up to 256GB
Display 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display (1520 x 720 pixels)
Dual cameras 
6.3-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (2340 x 1080 pixels)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Rear Camera 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), AF
5 MP, f/2.2, ultrawide
48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera8MP f/2.013MP f/2.2
Connectivity 4G/LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G/LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
SensorsFingerprint scanner (rear mounted)
accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Fingerprint scanner (rear mounted)
accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Location ServicesGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Battery4,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charge4,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charge
SoftwareAndroid 9.0 Pie with One UIAndroid 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10
PricePhp 9,990Php 7,990 (3GB/32GB)
Php 9,990 (4GB/64GB)
Php 11,490 (4GB/128GB)

Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy A20

  • The Samsung badge. Rest assured its quality and excellent after sales service
  • Even only in 720p, AMOLED is still AMOLED. It is better than IPS in terms of color saturation.
  • The 13 MP rear camera takes really good photos in daylight.
  • The 5MP ultrawide lens takes excellent wide angle shots
  • Noticeably better in terms of call quality.
  • Slightly better battery life based on our tests
  • One UI is smooth, clean and easy to use

Related article – Samsung Galaxy A20 Review

Reasons to buy the Redmi Note 7

  • More versions to choose from with different price range. The 3GB/32GB model is much cheaper
  • It may have an IPS panel and not as punchy as AMOLED but screen resolution is on Full HD.
  • You can take 48MP shots here. That means better detail in photos.
  • Noticeably better selfies
  • There is a scheduled update to Android Q for this phone. Yey!
  • If you don’t like MIUI and want an app drawer, just download the Poco Launcher 2.0.
  • Faster charging with its 18W fast charger.
  • Snapdragon 660 is faster and more suited for gaming.

Related article – Redmi Note 7 Review

FINAL THOUGHTS

Based on the specs and our experience with both phones, we think the Redmi Note 7 is a better buy especially with its three variants to choose as compared to only one with the Galaxy A20. It has a more powerful processor and Xiaomi revealed recently a planned update to Android Q in the future.

As for the Samsung Galaxy A20, it has its own strengths. We think it takes better photos and it has a wide angle camera for IG-worthy shots. Plus, it is a Samsung so rest assured of its quality and excellent after sales service.

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