Samsung is refreshing its Galaxy A20, the last model from the budget side of the Galaxy A Series. With the Galaxy A20s, it’s introducing better specs that you may or may not find interesting. But if the Galaxy A20s is to arrive and replace its predecessor, here’s what you need to know.
Samsung Galaxy A20s and A20 Differences
Advantages of Galaxy A20s
- Snapdragon 450
- 4GB/64GB model
- three main cameras
- iridescent hue design
Advantages of Galaxy A20
- Super AMOLED panel
Galaxy A20s and Galaxy A20 Similarities
- 720p+ resolution
- all-polycarbonate build
- Android 9 Pie with One UI
- 6.4″ Display
- microSD slot expansion of up to 512GB
- 8MP f2.0 selfie camera
- audio jack
- USB Type-C
- 4000mAh with 15W Fast Adaptive Charging
- Wi-Fi b/g/n
- Bluetooth 5.0
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Which is a better buy between the Galaxy A20s and A20?
Design and Display
The footprint of Galaxy A20s is nearly identical to the Galaxy A20. But when it comes to personal look, the newer model has a shiny, iridescent hue on the back as opposed to the muted look of the older model. There’s also a significant change in display quality. You may find the Galaxy A20s less saturated and vibrant, due to the switch from Super AMOLED to IPS LCD.
Compared to the Exynos 7884, the Snapdragon 450 on the Galaxy A20s is slightly more powerful and efficient. While the performance difference is hardly noticeable in day-to-day tasks, the expanded 4GB/64GB memory combo makes the gap substantial.
On paper, the three main sensors of Galaxy A20s seems to be huge compared to the two main sensors of Galaxy A20. Practically speaking, it’s not. From 13MP main + 5MP ultrawide, the ultrawide sensor is now 8MP and the 5MP is now a depth sensor. That said, there will be small improvements in photo quality. As for the selfie camera, it’s the same 8MP sensor.
Battery and Charging
Nothing has changed with the battery and charging — rated at 4000mAh and 15W, respectively.
Samsung Galaxy A20 is currently retailing for P9,990 in the Philippines. Just like the rest of the new Galaxy A series, we expect the Galaxy A20s to replace the old model for the same price. It’s just a matter of “if” or “when”. Because right now, there’s no reason to get the Galaxy A20 anymore.
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy A20||Samsung Galaxy A20s|
|Display||6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED, Infinity-V notch||6.4-inch HD+ IPS LCD, Infinity-V notch|
|Dimensions||158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm, 169g||158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm, 169g|
|Chipset||Exynos 7884 (14 nm)||Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)|
|GPU||Mali-G71 MP2||Adreno 506|
|Memory||32GB 3GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot of up to 1TB||64GB 4GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot of up to 1TB|
|Main Camera||13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), AF|
5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1080p @ 30fps video
|13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor, 1080p @ 30fps video
|Front Camera||8 MP, f/2.0||8 MP, f/2.0|
|Connectivity||4G LTE Wi-Fi b/g/n, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, audio jack||4G LTE Wi-Fi b/g/n, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, audio jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (15W charging)||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (15W charging)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie) with One UI||Android 9.0 (Pie) with One UI|
|Official Price||P9,990||estimated around P11k (roughly converted)|