In an effort to bring back the lost market share of Samsung in India, they finally released the affordable duo for the masses — meet the Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20. With prices just below P9k, which of the two should be the right buy for you?
Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 Differences
Advantages of Samsung Galaxy M10
- cheaper…that’s it.
Advantages of Galaxy M20
- 1080+ resolution
- Samsung Exynos 7904 SoC
- up to 4GB/64GB
- 8MP selfie camera
- BT 5.0
- USB Type-C
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- 5000mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 Similarities
- polycarbonate body
- V-shaped notch design
- PLS TFT panel
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- dedicated microSD slot of up to 512GB
- single selfie camera
- up to 1080p @ 30fps video recording (front & rear)
- audio jack
Which is a better buy between the Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20?
Starting with the design, both are nothing to write home about as they are made of polycarbonate material which lacks the reflectiveness of glass-clad phones. It’s still the same story up front with its curvier “V-notch” design and PLS TFT panel that’s not quite on the same level as an IPS screen. However, the Galaxy M20 will appear sharper as it’s set at 1080p+ resolution.
In terms of performance, we’re getting slightly better processing out of the Exynos 7904 of the Galaxy M20 as opposed to the Exynos 7870 Octa of the Galaxy M10.
On to the camera. Both are sporting 13MP + 5MP combo on the rear while the front will go to the M20 with its larger 8MP sensor.
As for port selection, the Galaxy M10 lives in the past with its micro USB while the Galaxy M20 already uses the standard USB Type-C and a fingerprint scanner. But on the flip side, both come with an audio jack.
Battery-wise, we all know how that goes.
With all said, it seems like Samsung has finally given what consumers want — a decent budget phone. The Samsung Galaxy M10 costs INR 8,000 or around P5,900 Philippine pesos while the Galaxy M20 retails for INR 11,000 or roughly P8,200. Unless you’re really on a tight budget, we suggest getting the Galaxy M20.
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy M10||Samsung Galaxy M20|
|Display||6.22-inch PLS TFT, 720 x 1520, 270ppi, 19:9 ratio||6.3-inch PLS TFT, 1080 x 2280, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio|
|Dimensions||155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7 mm, 163g||156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm, 186g|
|Chipset||Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)||Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm)|
|GPU||Mali-T830 MP1||Mali-G71 MP2|
|Memory||32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 512GB||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 512GB|
|Main Camera||13 MP, f/1.9, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF +|
5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5″, 1.12µm, depth sensor
|13 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.8″, 1.12μm, PDAF +|
5 MP, f/2.2, 1/6″, 1.12μm, depth sensor
|Front Camera||5 MP, f/2.0||8 MP, f/2.0|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, micro USB, headphone jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3430mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung UX 9.5||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung UX 9.5|
|Official Price||INR 8,000 (P5,900 Philippine pesos)||INR 11,000 (P8,200)|