Samsung, which was once the leading smartphone maker in India, has been facing a lot of competition in India and the success of Chinese smartphone makers such as OnePlus and Xiaomi in the budget and mid-range segment has prompted Samsung to launch a new series, the Galaxy M in India.
Earlier this month, Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 smartphones in the new Galaxy M series. The Galaxy M20 is a budget smartphone and competes with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 in the country. In this post, we will compare the Redmi Note 6 Pro and recently launched Samsung Galaxy M20.
Starting with the design, the Samsung Galaxy M20 features a design similar to the Galaxy A7 (2017), however, the bezels on the device have been significantly reduced to give it a more modern look. It has curved edges, has a glossy finish and is available in two color options - Black and Blue. The device has a polycarbonate back and weighs 186 grams, which is not bad as it has a huge 5,000mAh battery.
Coming to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, it looks similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro at the back, however it has a huge notch at the front. The device features a metal body and is available in four color options - Black, Blue, Red and Rose Gold. It has a metal body which gives it a premium look. Despite having a metal body and a 4,000mAh battery, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is slightly lighter than the Galaxy M20 at 181 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 sports the company's recently announced Infinity-V display, which is similar to the dew drop or water drop display found on other devices. It features a 6.3-inch full HD+ TFT display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 83.6% screen-to-body ratio. Samsung has not equipped with the device with Corning Gorilla Glass, which might disappoint some users.
Coming to the Redmi Note 6 Pro, Xiaomi has used a wide notch on the device, similar to its Poco F1 smartphone which might be distracting to some users. The device features a 6.26-inch full HD+ IPS LCD display with 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio and a ~81.1% screen-to-body ratio. The device is equipped with an unspecified version of Corning Gorilla Glass.
Coming to the performance, the Samsung Galaxy M20 is powered by the company's own octa-core Exynos 7904 chipset that is built using a 14nm fabrication process. It features two Cortex-A73 performance cores and six power efficient Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8Ghz. In terms of memory, it features up to 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro on the other hand is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC which is also built using a 14nm fabrication process. It consists of four performance based Cortex-A73 cores and four power efficient Cortex-A53 cores, giving the Redmi Note 6 Pro an edge over the Galaxy M20 in performance. In addition to this, it features up to 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Coming to the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy M20 features a dual camera setup at the back consisting a 13MP primary camera with f/1.9, 1.12μm pixel size, phase detection autofocus and a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1.12μm pixel size. On the front, it sports an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro features a dual camera setup at the back consisting a 12MP primary camera with f/1.9, 1.4µm, dual pixel phase detection autofocus and a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1.12µm pixel size. On the front, the device sports a dual camera setup consisting a 20MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 2MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.
Coming to the battery, the Samsung Galaxy M20 with its 5,000mAh battery is ahead of the Redmi Note 6 Pro that is powered by a 4,000mAh battery. Both the devices support fast charge and feature a USB Type-C port.
Starting with the Samsung Galaxy M20, the Samsung Galaxy M20 is priced at ₹10,990 for the 3GB RAM varaint and ₹12,990 for the 4GB RAM varaint. It is available from Amazon India.