Samsung Galaxy A20e Mobile Phone; Sim Free Smartphone - Blue (UK Version)
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The Samsung Galaxy A20e is a basic phone in a lot of ways but one that goes above and beyond in a few. Its fast charging battery is a really pleasant surprise, while its dual-lens camera and edge-to-edge screen are also appreciated. The Samsung Galaxy A20e has an octa-core Exynos 7884 chipset, which is a fairly low-end chipset, similar to the one found in the Samsung Galaxy A10. It’s paired here with 3GB of RAM, a combination which is generally fine for basic smartphone tasks and app use, but will struggle once you try multi-tasking or playing more than simple games. You might therefore not be expecting much from the Samsung Galaxy A20e, and in some ways you’d be right – this isn’t a phone that really excels in many areas, but that it’s competent at all at this price is something, and it’s certainly competent, while in some areas going beyond what’s necessary.
Samsung Galaxy A20e - Specifications | Vodafone UK
Samsung has, of course, more often saved cost by including a cheaper LCD panel in its affordable devices. But in this case, the difference in screen quality between the A20e and the A40 is much bigger than the price gap between the phones suggests. This, you will notice, is a theme we will be running into more often over the course of this review. Its aspect ratio is an increasingly conventional 19.5:9, and it’s fairly light on bezel, with a teardrop notch at the top and a strip at the bottom, but little to the sides, giving it an edge-to-edge look. That leads to a screen-to-body ratio of 80.4%, which isn’t bad for a phone that’s this cheap. DesignYou inevitably make some sacrifices when you’re not spending much and we’d argue that the biggest sacrifice here is the battery life, since some cheap phones - like the Moto G8 Power Lite - actually have big batteries. Of course, it’s also in a crowded market, so it arguably needs to be more than simply competent to stand out. Does it manage that? Read on to see. Screen
Samsung Galaxy A20e Smartphone, Android, 5.8”, 4G LTE, SIM Samsung Galaxy A20e Smartphone, Android, 5.8”, 4G LTE, SIM
Now, before you ask what we expect of a device in this price range, we would once more like to point out: the Galaxy A40 is a bit more powerful. Is the performance gap as big as the price gap? Perhaps not, but add that to the comparable issue we described with the display, and you start to get a sense of where all this is going.
Colours therefore are more muted than on a lot of phones, and this also isn’t a super bright display, though unless you’re in direct sunlight it should hold up well enough. The 5MP ultra-wide snapper isn’t quite as capable, but it is nice to have the option of fitting more into a shot – that’s not something that’s guaranteed at this end of the market. As for memory, there’s just 32GB built in, which won’t go far, but there’s also a microSD card slot with support for cards of up to 512GB, so there’s no need to run short on storage.