The A20s is pretty new. It was released towards the end of 2019. The Galaxy A20s has a large screen. Its display stretches 6.5 inches across – be mindful if you have small hands.
Not only does it have some decent height, but it’s thin too. Its dimensions are 163.3 mm x 77.5 mm x 8 mm. You won’t be able to tell that it’s super affordable – heavier phones tend to feel more premium. It weighs 183 grams.
It has a plastic handset but it doesn’t feel cheap, thankfully.
Samsung made the buttons on its sides tactile. Clicking them for hours is fun. We think they’re in spots that are easy to reach as well.
Of course, the device looks good. There’s a metallic effect on its rear. You can pick the A20s in some interesting shades. How do you feel about red or green? Other than these, black and blue are available.
The red variant is our favourite. The A20s looks and feels the most like a million bucks in it.
Looking across its sides, you’ll appreciate the presence of the microSD slot. More expensive phones these days don’t come with expandable storage. There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
There is a fingerprint sensor on its rear. Like the buttons, we think it’s easy to reach. Considering the price of the A20s, the fact that it doesn’t come with facial recognition isn’t a surprise.
What should you know about its display? An IPS LCD panel was placed but it isn’t very vibrant. Its front is also not bright – glare will be an issue.
We don’t think its display is that sharp either. It has a 720 x 1560 pixel resolution.
There’s an excellent screen-to-body ratio, though. It is 81.9%, which is why there’s barely any bezel action going on.
Let’s talk about its insides. Android 9 is available out of the box. Know that you’ll be able to upgrade its systems to the latest Android 11. Android would be available through One UI – it’s one of the cleanest, snappiest, and user friendly interfaces around.
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The thing is:
The processor housed isn’t very good. It’s the Snapdragon 450, and is a budget-level chipset.
Depending on the RAM you purchase the A20s with, maneuvering through its systems can be buttery. The options present are 2, 3 and 4 GB of memory. The 4 GB option would be the best.
What about its storage? You’ll be purchasing it with either 32 or 64 GB of ROM. If you remember, expandable storage is a feature you get.
Being so thin, you would expect it to have a small battery. This thankfully is not the case. The unit housed was 4000 mAh. Expect the A20s to last over a day. You can prolong its battery life with its expert battery saving modes of course.
No, its battery is non-removable. You’ll be charging it via a 15 W fast charger. It would have to be plugged into its USB-C port. Although it’s called “fast” charging, it isn’t that speedy. The phone goes from 0-100% in 2 hours.
There is a triple set-up on its rear. It consists of a 13 MP primary wide lens, an 8 MP secondary ultrawide lens, and a tertiary 5 MP depth sensor. The camera isn’t the best. It’s especially not good in low-light; pictures look grainy.
If it’s any consolation, there is a bright LED flash. We’re disappointed that the LED isn’t available on its selfie camera, however.
Speaking of its selfie camera, it consists of a single 8 MP shooter. But it doesn’t take the best shots.
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The Samsung Galaxy A20s is super affordable phone. You can pick it up for Rs.32,500 island-wide. Considering its specs and its price, is it worth it? It’s not a bad phone, but there are so many other options that would make better purchases.