Samsung Galaxy A20s

Samsung Galaxy A20s
Released date and Price

The samsung galaxy A20s was released on september 23, 2019. The launched price of this phone is $130.

Design

The Samsung Galaxy A20S also follows the same design trends as other A-series smartphones by Samsung, and it especially looks very much like Galaxy A20. One of the few significant differences between Galaxy A20S and Galaxy A20 is that A20S have a 6.5-inch LCD Screen, whereas the Galaxy A20 has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Screen. It would have been nice if Samsung provided a Super AMOLED screen in Galaxy A20S too.The front of the device looks beautiful as this device flaunts its 6.4-inch bezel-less display graciously. The screen is the best part of this device. Water Drop notch at the top; if nothing much, it helps in making the phone look more modern and beautiful.

At the back, we have a nice vertical triple camera setup having a 13MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens + an 8MP sensor with an ultra-wide lens + a 5MP depth sensor. The camera module pops out of the frame a bit, which makes the phone wobble to the right when placed on a flat surface, but using a protective cover does solve the wobble problem mentioned above. Apart from that, there is a fingerprint scanner on the back, but its located a bit higher than usual, which makes it sometimes harder to reach. The plastic back panel is quite glossy and reflective. The phone looks premium and also quite feel like it. Using a protective case is highly recommended as the phone, made of plastic, attracts fingerprint marks, smudges, and scratches.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy A20S has a decent 6.5-inch HD+ LCD with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 as opposed to the Super AMOLED Screen in Galaxy A20. The screen paired with a teardrop notch, which makes it look minimalistic and adds to the beauty. The screen resolution is a mere 720 x 1560 px, which is not great, but it is not bad either. The screen reproduces colors with decent accuracy, offers good contrast. Since the resolution is low, the screen lacks details, but it is still suitable for watching movies and playing games. Although a full HD display would have been just amazing, the 720p display is not bad either just for the sake of comparison iPhone 7 also has a 720p screen.

camera and battery

camera

The camera performance on this device turned out to be pretty good considering the price.The Galaxy A20S has a vertical triple camera setup at the back consisting of a 13MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens + an 8MP sensor with an ultra-wide lens + a 5MP depth sensor.All these works together take great wide-angle photos with excellent details and good color accuracy. Galaxy A20 take benefit of all the research that Samsung has done in the past to improve its camera software. In outdoor conditions, the camera can take amazing photos with fast autofocus, but in low light conditions, auto-focus fails, and the noise starts to appear in pictures. Still, the software is smart enough to reduce some noise and make the image usable.

Battery

The Galaxy A20S is powered by a 4000mAh Li-ion battery, which can give up to an average of one and a half days of battery life. Samsung’s One UI is reasonably clean, which means it has less bloatware, and hence fewer background processes running this also improves the battery life by a bit. To top the massive 4000mAh battery, Galaxy A20S also supports 15W fast charging, which is a convenient feature.On a continuous average usage that involves browsing social media and watching shows and a few hours of gaming, this phone can last up to 6-7 hours continuously, or in other words, the screen on time is around 6-7 hours, which is pretty good considering the price.

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A20S is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core as opposed to the Octa-core Exynos 7884 SoC used in Galaxy A20; The Snapdragon SoC combined with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of onboard memory turns out to give decent performance. 

Snapdragon 450 Processor is an entry-level processor, and it delivers a mediocre performance that can handle daily tasks efficiently, but it struggles when managing heavy processes. The gaming experience is pretty good for most of the games out there, but it fails to run high-end heavy games. To our surprise, this phone was only able to run PUBG smoothly at low settings, for medium and high settings, the fps dropped so small that it was not playable anymore. All other massive games like Asphalt 8, Asphalt 9, and Need For Speed also ran into lags and fps drop issues.This phone is aimed at basic users; this phone got more than enough. Multitasking capabilities are excellent thanks to good RAM management software. And it’s a pretty good phone to be used as a daily driver.