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Motorola Moto E20 smartphone review - Lightweight phone in honeycomb design

Cheap power bar. Motorola's Moto E20 offers good performance and a low weight for less than 100 Euros. On the other hand, you have to make concessions in areas such as battery life. Is the inexpensive smartphone really worth it?
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Motorola Moto E20
Motorola Moto E20 (Moto E Series)
Processor
UNISOC T606 8 x 1.6 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 164.8 x 75.5 ( = 0.33 x 6.49 x 2.97 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.2, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/​2.2, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps, FM radio, IP52-certified, fanless
Weight
184 g ( = 6.49 oz / 0.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
100 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Bewertung
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
74.9 %
12/2021
Motorola Moto E20
T606, Mali-G57 MP2
184 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
76.3 %
05/2021
Nokia G10
Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320
197 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
73.2 %
05/2021
Motorola Moto E7i Power
SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322
200 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
75.3 %
04/2021
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320
194 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.53"1600x720

Case and equipment - Plastic with good workmanship

Motorola has expanded its Moto G series quite a bit this year, but there is still room for the entry-level phones from the Moto E family. Previously, we have reviewed the Moto E40 with a 90 Hz screen and today we will take a look at the Moto E20, which is available for less than 100 Euros.

It is hard to expect anything more than a plastic chassis at this price, but Motorola at least creates a certain quality with an almost seamless transition between the back and the frame. With a matte finish and a light honeycomb pattern, the Moto E20 sports quite the chic design. Coastal Blue and Graphite Gray are the available color choices. The smartphone is relatively slim at 8.5 mm and, at 184 grams, is also noticeably lighter than other phones in this price range.

The SD card reader is not exactly the fastest in terms of write speeds, but it does a better job in reading.

Motorola Moto E20
Motorola Moto E20
Motorola Moto E20
Motorola Moto E20
Motorola Moto E20

Size comparison

164.9 mm / 6.49 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs165 mm / 6.5 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs165 mm / 6.5 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 194 g0.4277 lbs164.8 mm / 6.49 inch 75.5 mm / 2.97 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 184 g0.4057 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Smartphone
  (11.8 - 55.3, n=77, last 2 years)
25.7 MB/s ∼100% +80%
Motorola Moto E20
  (Angelbird V60)
14.29 MB/s ∼56%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Motorola Moto E20 Mali-G57 MP2, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write: Ø21.5 (8.36-35.8)
Nokia G10 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write: Ø29.3 (21.8-38.1)
Motorola Moto E7i Power GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write: Ø35.1 (24.3-48.4)
Motorola Moto E20 Mali-G57 MP2, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read: Ø75.7 (45.7-80)
Nokia G10 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read: Ø59.1 (31.5-63.8)
Motorola Moto E7i Power GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read: Ø69.3 (42.3-77.4)

Communication, software, and operation - Fast Wi-Fi but without NFC

You have to make do with Wi-Fi 4, but the Moto E20 manages to offer decent transfer rates from the older Wi-Fi standard. Therefore, the maximum possible internet speed is twice as fast as other smartphones in this price range. However, the lack of NFC is a downer which means that the user loses the ability to use mobile payment services.

Pure, stock Android comes pre-installed, but the security patches were from August 2021 at the time of testing and are thus already outdated. You should not expect too many security updates due to the low price.

A physical fingerprint sensor is found on the back. It works with a slight delay but unlocks the smartphone reliably overall.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Motorola Moto E20
802.11 b/g/n
95.9 (86min - 101max) MBit/s ∼100%
Nokia G10
802.11 b/g/n
47.6 (21min - 67max) MBit/s ∼50% -50%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
802.11 b/g/n
46.4 (21min - 78max) MBit/s ∼48% -52%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
802.11 b/g/n
44.7 (32min - 59max) MBit/s ∼47% -53%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Motorola Moto E20
802.11 b/g/n
80.1 (45min - 94max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
802.11 b/g/n
52.6 (24min - 74max) MBit/s ∼66% -34%
Nokia G10
802.11 b/g/n
52.1 (30min - 72max) MBit/s ∼65% -35%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
802.11 b/g/n
48.5 (44min - 54max) MBit/s ∼61% -39%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø80.1 (45-94)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø95.9 (86-101)

Cameras - Low sharpness and detail

Motorola Moto E20
Motorola Moto E20

Two camera lenses and an LED flash are found on the smartphone's back but only one of them can be actually used for photos. The main camera of the Moto E20 has a resolution of 13 megapixels and takes decent photos at first glance, but they are a bit washed-out in detail.

Furthermore, the camera is not that bright so bright areas are outshined and dark areas are less detailed. Details are not visible at 1 lux illumination in our photo tests.

The Moto E20 records videos with a maximum resolution of 1080p and 30 fps. The exposure is adjusted quite fast, but the autofocus always needs a second until it adapts to the new situation following which it reacts quickly without a long focus search.

The 5-megapixel front-facing camera takes decent selfies for home use, but you should not zoom in too much since the detailing is rather mediocre.

Image Comparison

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ColorChecker
13.1 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8 ∆E
9 ∆E
5 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
8 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E20: 9.24 ∆E min: 4.22 - max: 13.44 ∆E
ColorChecker
29 ∆E
54.4 ∆E
39.3 ∆E
39.2 ∆E
43.8 ∆E
65.5 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
34 ∆E
42.4 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
67.4 ∆E
65.2 ∆E
29.5 ∆E
48.8 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
77.9 ∆E
42.1 ∆E
45.9 ∆E
89.9 ∆E
70.1 ∆E
51.7 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E20: 46.98 ∆E min: 13.52 - max: 89.9 ∆E

Display - Average brightness

Subpixel matrix
Subpixel matrix

The 1,600 x 720 display is on par with the other phones in this class in terms of resolution and brightness. The display brightness is significantly higher compared to the Moto E7i Power. The black levels are also decent; thus, the contrast ratio is good and colors look a bit more vivid.

We measure PWM at very low brightness, and this screen flickering could lead to problems for some people. If you prefer a less bright screen during use, you should take a closer look at the screen before buying it.

355
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
409
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 409 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 374 cd/m² Minimum: 4.43 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 403 cd/m²
Contrast: 1612:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.31 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 5.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
96.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.26
Motorola Moto E20
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Nokia G10
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Motorola Moto E7i Power
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
IPS LCD , 1600x720, 6.53
Response Times
9034%
4510%
11%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
60 ?(31, 29)
66 ?(37, 29)
-10%
58 ?(29, 29)
3%
55 ?(31, 24)
8%
Response Time Black / White *
42 ?(25, 17)
38 ?(21, 17)
10%
32 ?(17, 15)
24%
36 ?(19, 17)
14%
PWM Frequency
367.6 ?(5)
100000
27103%
50000
13502%
Screen
22%
-4%
-21%
Brightness middle
403
485
20%
324
-20%
374
-7%
Brightness
374
458
22%
314
-16%
345
-8%
Brightness Distribution
86
89
3%
92
7%
85
-1%
Black Level *
0.25
0.2
20%
0.2
20%
0.46
-84%
Contrast
1612
2425
50%
1620
0%
813
-50%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.31
3.61
16%
4.62
-7%
3.86
10%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.11
8.32
-17%
7.57
-6%
8.07
-14%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.2
2.1
60%
5.6
-8%
5.7
-10%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.195 100%
2.482 89%
2.307 95%
CCT
7895 82%
6850 95%
7524 86%
6932 94%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4528% / 2480%
2253% / 1227%
-5% / -14%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
60 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 31 ms rise
↘ 29 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 95 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 367.6 Hz ≤ 5 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 367.6 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 5 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 367.6 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21940 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions, and battery life - Entry-level phone with a lot of power

The Unisoc Tiger T606 is already a two-year-old SoC. The slightly more expensive competition of likes of the Nokia G10 proves to be considerably more powerful. This inexpensive phone, of course, cannot keep up with mid-range or even high-end smartphones, but it is sufficient for smooth navigation through the menus and simple apps in everyday use.

Warming is hardly noticeable even after longer periods of load. The speaker is loud but seems to be thin-sounding. That being said, the treble is hardly ever over-emphasized. The aptX HD codec can be used for Bluetooth connections.

The 4,000 mAh battery capacity seems a bit low, which is evident in the battery runtimes — 14:27 hours in our Wi-Fi test are okay, but the similarly-priced competition lasts much longer. However, you do not have to use the power supply every day with moderate use. The small power adapter supplies a maximum of 10 watts, which means charging can take almost 2 hours.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
273 Points ∼42%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
151 Points ∼23% -45%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
131 Points ∼20% -52%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
132 Points ∼20% -52%
Average UNISOC T606
  (273 - 313, n=4)
302 Points ∼46% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=262, last 2 years)
653 Points ∼100% +139%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
708 Points ∼33%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
809 Points ∼38% +14%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
472 Points ∼22% -33%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
466 Points ∼22% -34%
Average UNISOC T606
  (708 - 1185, n=4)
1045 Points ∼49% +48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=262, last 2 years)
2151 Points ∼100% +204%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
7155 Points ∼71%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5405 Points ∼53% -24%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
4436 Points ∼44% -38%
Average UNISOC T606
  (7155 - 7912, n=3)
7624 Points ∼75% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=133, last 2 years)
10130 Points ∼100% +42%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
1440 Points ∼30%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
907 Points ∼19% -37%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
738 Points ∼15% -49%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
808 Points ∼17% -44%
Average UNISOC T606
  (1414 - 1440, n=3)
1429 Points ∼30% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 13121, n=240, last 2 years)
4809 Points ∼100% +234%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
1285 Points ∼19%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
844 Points ∼13% -34%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
672 Points ∼10% -48%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
774 Points ∼12% -40%
Average UNISOC T606
  (1255 - 1285, n=3)
1269 Points ∼19% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=240, last 2 years)
6610 Points ∼100% +414%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
2489 Points ∼78%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1231 Points ∼38% -51%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1124 Points ∼35% -55%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
987 Points ∼31% -60%
Average UNISOC T606
  (2489 - 2673, n=3)
2569 Points ∼80% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=238, last 2 years)
3202 Points ∼100% +29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
963 Points ∼38%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
468 Points ∼18% -51%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
413 Points ∼16% -57%
Average UNISOC T606
  (945 - 963, n=3)
957 Points ∼37% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=194, last 2 years)
2565 Points ∼100% +166%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
823 Points ∼31%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
398 Points ∼15% -52%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
354 Points ∼13% -57%
Average UNISOC T606
  (806 - 823, n=3)
815 Points ∼30% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=194, last 2 years)
2675 Points ∼100% +225%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
2389 Points ∼84%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1206 Points ∼42% -50%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1125 Points ∼39% -53%
Average UNISOC T606
  (2379 - 2535, n=3)
2434 Points ∼85% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (688 - 5318, n=194, last 2 years)
2860 Points ∼100% +20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
969 Points ∼25%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
528 Points ∼13% -46%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
456 Points ∼12% -53%
Average UNISOC T606
  (959 - 969, n=3)
966 Points ∼25% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 11528, n=244, last 2 years)
3936 Points ∼100% +306%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
825 Points ∼17%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
454 Points ∼9% -45%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
409 Points ∼8% -50%
Average UNISOC T606
  (814 - 825, n=3)
820 Points ∼17% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 19364, n=244, last 2 years)
4838 Points ∼100% +486%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
2484 Points ∼77%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1227 Points ∼38% -51%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
956 Points ∼30% -62%
Average UNISOC T606
  (2484 - 2667, n=3)
2570 Points ∼80% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5793, n=244, last 2 years)
3212 Points ∼100% +29%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
Points ∼0%
Average UNISOC T606
  (394 - 397, n=2)
396 Points ∼12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=172, last 2 years)
3282 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
Points ∼0%
Average UNISOC T606
  (392 - 393, n=2)
393 Points ∼12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 11700, n=170, last 2 years)
3370 Points ∼100%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
9.6 fps ∼34%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
7.4 fps ∼27% -23%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
5.8 fps ∼21% -40%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7.9 fps ∼28% -18%
Average UNISOC T606
  (9.5 - 9.6, n=3)
9.57 fps ∼34% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 98, n=259, last 2 years)
27.9 fps ∼100% +191%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
5.2 fps ∼16%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4 fps ∼12% -23%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
3.3 fps ∼10% -37%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3.6 fps ∼11% -31%
Average UNISOC T606
  (5.2 - 5.3, n=3)
5.23 fps ∼16% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2 - 257, n=260, last 2 years)
33.4 fps ∼100% +542%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
6.1 fps ∼32%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.7 fps ∼25% -23%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
3.5 fps ∼18% -43%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.6 fps ∼24% -25%
Average UNISOC T606
  (6 - 6.1, n=3)
6.03 fps ∼32% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.1 - 69, n=260, last 2 years)
19.1 fps ∼100% +213%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E20
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP2, 2048
1.9 fps ∼15%
Nokia G10
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.4 fps ∼11% -26%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1.2 fps ∼9% -37%
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼11% -26%
Average UNISOC T606
  (1.9 - 2, n=3)
1.933 fps ∼15% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 101, n=260, last 2 years)
12.9 fps ∼100% +579%
Motorola Moto E20Nokia G10Motorola Moto E7i PowerXiaomi Redmi 9ATAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-25%
-51%
-25%
-31%
207%
Sequential Read 256KB
263.2
245.6
-7%
90.5
-66%
266.4
1%
240 ?(25.8 - 452, n=231)
-9%
897 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=259, last 2 years)
241%
Sequential Write 256KB
105.4
120
14%
117
11%
84.2
-20%
98.2 ?(14.8 - 188.7, n=231)
-7%
435 ?(11.9 - 1465, n=259, last 2 years)
313%
Random Read 4KB
72.3
43.6
-40%
28.6
-60%
46.49
-36%
42.3 ?(3.59 - 117.2, n=231)
-41%
159.3 ?(13.5 - 325, n=259, last 2 years)
120%
Random Write 4KB
59.8
20
-67%
7.6
-87%
33.53
-44%
20.6 ?(0.75 - 89.5, n=231)
-66%
151.6 ?(269 - 449, n=260, last 2 years)
154%

Temperature

Max. Load
 35.7 °C
96 F
32 °C
90 F
32.6 °C
91 F
 
 35.6 °C
96 F
31.7 °C
89 F
33.1 °C
92 F
 
 35.2 °C
95 F
32.4 °C
90 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 35.7 °C = 96 F
Average: 33.5 °C = 92 F
31.8 °C
89 F
32.6 °C
91 F
36.3 °C
97 F
31.4 °C
89 F
31.7 °C
89 F
36.3 °C
97 F
30.6 °C
87 F
32.2 °C
90 F
35.5 °C
96 F
Maximum: 36.3 °C = 97 F
Average: 33.2 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  36.9 °C = 98 F | Room Temperature 21.3 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.5 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.7 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.3 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.2 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side

Loudspeaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.947.42544.744.7313436.74036.837.55042.6426337.336.28026.229.210028.327.712522.424.716018.928.42001633.225014.53931513.246.64001355.150016.56463019.569.580019.672.8100017.473.7125015.374.2160015.374.4200015.773.7250016.569.8315017.971.4400020.876.850002277.5630020.977800021.774.91000022.871.2125002266.31600022.564.4SPL31.586N1.464.4median 18.9median 69.8Delta313.24347.636.841.236.832.230.631.13436.12929.125.521.829.320.523.915.914.218.811.326.911.737.59.743.69.349.411.855.813.754.617.357.416.259.811.161.810.366.610.466.111.665.212.666.813.966.115.27215.668.216.363.716.564.316.466.817.151.260.268.865.971.426.478.112.522.219.226.50.838median 13.9median 59.82.413.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto E20Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto E20 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 36.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 67% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 24% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 79% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 16% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi 9AT audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (28% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 80% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 87% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Motorola Moto E20
4000 mAh
Nokia G10
5050 mAh
Motorola Moto E7i Power
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
5000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
867
1068
23%
1125
30%
1145
32%
904 ?(438 - 1953, n=267, last 2 years)
4%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
14h 27min

Pros

+ comparatively more powerful
+ fast Wi-Fi for the price range
+ low weight
+ decent workmanship

Cons

- no NFC
- PWM at very low brightness
- camera with low sharpness and detail
- flat sound
- comparatively shorter battery life

Verdict - Lightweight with short runtimes

In review: Motorola Moto E20.
In review: Motorola Moto E20.

The Motorola Moto E20 offers a lot of power for little money, weighs less, and features a dated but fast WLAN. If these aspects are important, then this inexpensive device could be of interest to you. 

Nevertheless, buyers should be aware that they cannot expect razor-sharp camera pictures, a very bright screen, or fast storage for under 100 Euros. The Moto E20 does not offer all that, so it is more suitable for users who use their smartphone rather occasionally and do not need some features at all or only very rarely. That is how it is with most entry-level phones.

Motorola has had to trade the phone's low weight with considerably shorter runtimes compared to the competition, but the 14:27 hours in our WLAN test is still sufficient for everyday use.

Motorola's Moto E20 is a fast, light, and very affordable smartphone but with slightly shorter battery runtimes.

If stamina is more important than pure performance and weight, you should take a look at the Xiaomi Redmi 9AT. If you want a 90 Hz screen for very little money, the Motorola Moto E40 is a more suitable option.

Price and availability

You can get the Motorola Moto E20 directly from the manufacturer. At the time of testing, there are already some offers at the internet retailers such as Amazon (US).

Motorola Moto E20 - 12/06/2021 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
39 / 70 → 55%
Weight
89%
Battery
90%
Display
84%
Games Performance
9 / 64 → 15%
Application Performance
64 / 86 → 75%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
62 / 90 → 69%
Camera
42%
Average
70%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 926 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I initially wrote about gaming laptops when I joined Notebookcheck in 2009. I was then involved with the setup of the comparison portal Notebookinfo and worked with social media concepts for large companies like BMW and Adidas, while also returning to work for Notebookcheck in 2012. Nowadays, I focus on smartphones, tablets, and future technologies. Since 2018 I have been Managing Editor for mobile device reviews, working alongside my colleague Daniel Schmidt.
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