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Samsung Galaxy A20s vs Galaxy A20 Specs Comparison – Another Great Budget Phone Option?

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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

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Samsung Galaxy A20

Advantages of Galaxy A20s

  1. Snapdragon 450
  2. 4GB/64GB model
  3. three main cameras
  4. iridescent hue design

Advantages of Galaxy A20

  1. Super AMOLED panel

Galaxy A20s and Galaxy A20 Similarities

  1. 720p+ resolution
  2. all-polycarbonate build
  3. Android 9 Pie with One UI
  4. 6.4″ Display
  5. microSD slot expansion of up to 512GB
  6. 8MP f2.0 selfie camera
  7. audio jack
  8. USB Type-C
  9. 4000mAh with 15W Fast Adaptive Charging
  10. Wi-Fi b/g/n
  11. Bluetooth 5.0
  12. rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

Which is a better buy between the Galaxy A20s and A20?

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Samsung Galaxy A20s

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.

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Performance

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.

Cameras

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.

Conclusion

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.

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SpecsSamsung Galaxy A20Samsung Galaxy A20s
Display6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED, Infinity-V notch6.4-inch HD+ IPS LCD, Infinity-V notch
Dimensions158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm, 169g158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm, 169g
ChipsetExynos 7884 (14 nm)Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)
GPUMali-G71 MP2Adreno 506
Memory32GB 3GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot of up to 1TB64GB 4GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot of up to 1TB
Main Camera13 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 Camera8 MP, f/2.08 MP, f/2.0
Connectivity4G LTE Wi-Fi b/g/n, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, audio jack4G LTE Wi-Fi b/g/n, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, audio jack
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (15W charging)Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (15W charging)
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with One UIAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with One UI
Official PriceP9,990estimated around P11k (roughly converted)

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