The fiercest competition is in the lower-middle price segment of mobile phones. It is difficult to find a smartphone without fatal compromises. However, the Samsung Galaxy M20 is ready to bet. He has an excellent screen, an impressive battery and even brought NFC. The price is also interesting.
On one side of the scale is an impressive 5000 mAh battery. On the other – a display with a resolution of FHD + and not very energy-efficient processor Exynos 7904. However, excellent optimization of iron helps. The device lives without a socket for a long time – autonomy lasts for two full days. Of course, talking about the most common usage scenarios. If you mercilessly chop into games, shoot a lot on the built-in camera and keep the phone out of your hands, it will still last a full day. Extremely relevant moment on the eve of summer and holidays. The screen operates on average 5-6 hours with active auto-brightness.
Provides fast charging through a proprietary adapter. In this case, from zero to one hundred percent, the battery will be fully saturated with energy in 2 hours and 20 minutes – an impressive result for the five thousand meters.
Screen as it should be
A couple of years ago, a 6.3-inch display turned any mobile phone into an uncomfortable shovel. Today, screens with such a large diagonal no longer seem something out of the ordinary. Especially if the panel is pleased with the excellent resolution of FHD +. The density of dots per inch is comfortable even with the most careful study of the screen – 409 ppi.
Looking at the picture of the Galaxy M20, you have no doubts about the flagship nature of the display. Samsung used its own time-table – the PLS matrix. This is a variety of IPS, superior to its range of colors. The manufacturer paid attention not only to the correct screen calibration, but also to the frames around – they are minimal in width. Frontalka is located in a neat drop-shaped neckline. "Chin" below does not delay the attention to yourself: it is as narrow as possible. The glass is covered with high-quality oleophobic coating.
In all this magnificence, there was only one spoon of tar: the auto-adjustment of the backlight, which often lowers the brightness below comfortable. There is a solution – adjust the backlight manually.
Durable battery, excellent image. Somewhere there must be a catch. Perhaps the brand has saved on cameras. This is not true. Rather, partly not.
The main module of 13 megapixel works adequately in almost any lighting conditions. When HDR is on, the dynamic range increases, but not too much. Anyway, there are places that need to either be further enhanced or, conversely, reduce the exposure.
The second sensor of 5 megapixels, equipped with a wide-angle lens, can not boast a decent quality. Photos from the main camera can be easily downloaded to a computer and viewed on a large monitor. Widescreen footage is best left in the memory of the gadget. They only look good on a compact screen.
Nevertheless, the appearance of a tandem from the usual and wide angles is a good bell. Just recently, this functionality was available exclusively to flagships.
8-megapixel front camera pleases with excellent detailing, correct color rendition and even adequate background blur. Such a selfie is not a sin to post in “instagram”.
The smartphone records a surprisingly pleasant video quality. Yes, the resolution is normal – 1080p. But there is always a feeling that the picture was taken on a more expensive device. The only pity is that there is no stabilization.
Design and use
Despite the impressive features and functionality, the appearance of the smartphone is unremarkable. The Samsung Galaxy M20 has a plastic case with rounded corners and a glossy cover. The latter strives to scratch, so buying a protective case is voluntary-compulsory. After all, the kit does not even have a simple cover. But there is a wired headset. It is of tolerable quality, but it is better to use something more advanced. Good in good headphones, the sound quality is wonderful. By the way, declared support for Dolby Atmos. The effect is better to include while watching video content, then the audio really becomes voluminous. The same can not be said about the external speaker. The sound quality of the speaker is average.
Another surprise is inside the case: a slot for SIM-cards and separate microSD. No need to choose between memory, which is never superfluous, and two SIM cards.
The device is running Android 8.1, on top of which is installed proprietary shell One UI. Loncher relatively recently improved significantly. He became minimalist, more intuitive, and the menu reached a new level of logic. Delivered comfortable gestures. They free up some space at the bottom of the screen, replacing the familiar navigation bar. Only minor roughness remained. For example, individual elements of tooltips and notifications are too small. Sometimes it's hard to get into them the first time.
Unaccustomed to the lack of any vibration feedback. It does not exist either when you click on the navigation bar, or when interacting with the camera interface. It is really strange that the phone does not provide feedback, except for sound. Still, audio signals can annoy others, so this is not an option.
Inside the smartphone is a fresh processor of its own production: Exynos 7904. In gaming affairs, it is assisted by the Mali-G71 graphics accelerator. Therefore, you can safely count on the average graphics settings in PUBG Mobile.
There is an NFC-module. For some reason, the manufacturer did not add the Samsung Pay system. Instead, you will have to download the usual Google Pay from the market.
- 6.3 ", PLS TFT, 2340×1080, 409 ppi
- Samsung Exynos 7904 CPU
GPU Mali-G71 MP2
- 3 GB
- MAIN CAMERAS
- 13 + 5 MP, 1080p / 30 fps
- 5000 mAh
- 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm
- 186 g
- impressive battery, a screen with a "drop", NFC, a separate slot and wide-angle shooting
- 107 157
- GEEKBENCH 4
- 1317 single-core
- up to 14.5 hours of video playback
The Samsung Galaxy M20 has virtually no flaws. He easily lives two days on the same charge and shows himself well in games and work tasks. The screen is beautiful not only within the price of the device, but also of the market as a whole. In addition, it is easy to increase memory without losing the convenience of using two operators at once. To heaps here there is NFC and even a modern USB Type-C port. It is very difficult to find a place where the manufacturer has saved. Perhaps this is the second camera with a wide-angle lens. However, the photos still look good on the smartphone. So the new product can be safely recommended to those users who seek to get the maximum, having a limited budget.
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