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Samsung Galaxy A20e Review: Top equipment at a budget price

Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Mark Riege), 07/26/2019

A good deal. Spending a lot of money for a smartphone? It doesn't have to be like that, Samsung says, presenting its affordable entry-level Galaxy A20e for 179 Euros (~$199). It is able to score with astonishingly comprehensive equipment, offering an octa-core SoC, a dual camera, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, dual SIM, and VoLTE, among other things.

With the Galaxy A20e, the Galaxy-A series from Samsung receives an additional offspring. According to the manufacturer, the 5.8-inch entry-level smartphone was specifically developed for the needs of European customers, since compact smartphones are particularly valued here.

In the Galaxy A20e, "entry-level" does not mean that buyers will be offered a pared down equipment program. Actually, the features list is quite comprehensive, even though Samsung is officially only asking for 179 Euros (~$199) for its smartphone.

The Galaxy A20e is run by the Exynos 7884B octa-core SoC and 3 GB of RAM. In addition, there are 32 GB of internal storage, a 13-MP dual camera, an HD+ display with an IPS panel and a resolution of 1560x720 pixels, a 15-watt quick-charger, and the current Android 9.0 Pie.

In this review, we evaluate how the Samsung Galaxy A20e fares in the comparison with other current entry-level devices, i.e., smartphones with a similar form factor and price. Included in this comparison are the LG K40, the Motorola Moto G7 Play, the Nokia 4.2, the Sony Xperia L3, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7.

Samsung Galaxy A20e (Galaxy A Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
, LPDDR4
Display
5.8 inch 19.5:9, 1560 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, capacitive, IPS, HD+, Gorilla Glass 3, 16 Million colors, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 21.1 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD cards up to 512 GB (exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: position sensor, acceleration sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, proximity sensor, Wi-Fi Direct, VoLTE, VoWiFi, aptX, DRM Widevine Level 1
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850, 900, 1.800, 1.900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1.900, 2.100 MHz), LTE Cat.4 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40), downloads/uploads up to 150/50 Mbps, head Sar 0.498 W/kg, body SAR 1.303 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 147.4 x 69.7 ( = 0.33 x 5.8 x 2.74 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix dual camera: 13 MP wide angle (f/1.9, 28 mm) + 5 MP ultra-wide angle (f/2.2, 12 mm), videos up to 1920x1080 pixels @ 60 FPS
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, selfie light
Additional features
Speakers: single speaker at the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual, modular 15 watt charger (9V/1.67A, 5V/2A), USB cable (Type-C to Type-A), SIM tool, headset, quick-start instructions, warranty instructions, One UI 1.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
141 g ( = 4.97 oz / 0.31 pounds), Power Supply: 25 g ( = 0.88 oz / 0.06 pounds)
Price
179 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case - A Samsung Galaxy weighing only 141 grams

Rounded edges and corners, small display bezels, and an elegant design: looking at its exterior, you would not guess that the Samsung Galaxy A20e is an entry-level smartphone with a 179-Euro (~$199) price label. When starting to handle the smartphone, this positive impression remains unchanged.

Due to its low weight of only 141 grams (~5 oz) and its slim 19.5:9 format, the Galaxy A20e feels good in the hand and has a high-quality feel. A concession at its price class: while the smooth back cover pretends to look like metal, it is only made from plastic, but still does not appear cheap. It is a fingerprint magnet, though.

Despite the poly-carbonate back, there is nothing creaking in the Galaxy A20e. In our test, it turns out very robust and remains to a large extent unaffected by our attempts to press it or warp it. Even with more pressure on the Gorilla-Glass-3-protected display, we can see at most some minimal brightening at the place we pressed.

The Galaxy A20e is available in the four colors Black, White, Blue, and Coral (see images).

Size Comparison

159.21 mm / 6.27 inch 75.21 mm / 2.96 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs154 mm / 6.06 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 156 g0.3439 lbs153 mm / 6.02 inch 71.9 mm / 2.83 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 145 g0.3197 lbs148.95 mm / 5.86 inch 71.3 mm / 2.81 inch 8.39 mm / 0.3303 inch 161 g0.3549 lbs147.4 mm / 5.8 inch 69.7 mm / 2.74 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 141 g0.3109 lbs147.3 mm / 5.8 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 7.99 mm / 0.3146 inch 149 g0.3285 lbs

Equipment - The Galaxy A20e with real dual SIM, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0

Of the nominal 32 GB of Galaxy A20e storage, only slightly more than 21 GB are still available in a fresh installation. However, you can expand the internal storage via microSD card by up to 512 GB. In addition to media data, you can also move apps onto the storage card.

The additional equipment of the entry-level smartphone turned out fairly comprehensive. Together with the microSD card, you can also insert two Nano SIM cards into the Galaxy A20e. There are also features such as Bluetooth 5.0, NFC for wireless payments, and a 3.5-mm audio port. 3 GB of RAM and a USB-C port round up the equipment package. However, the USB port only transfers data at USB-2.0 speeds.

Left: dual SIM and microSD slot
Left: dual SIM and microSD slot
Right: power button, volume rocker
Right: power button, volume rocker
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: 3.5-mm audio port, USB-C port, microphone, speaker
Bottom: 3.5-mm audio port, USB-C port, microphone, speaker

Software - Android 9.0 and One UI 1.1 for the Galaxy smartphone

The modern and newly designed Samsung One UI 1.1, which is based on Android 9, is running on the Galaxy A20e. Besides the visuals, there are only some small differences in the details compared to the standard Android, so users should find their way around very quickly. At the time of our testing (end of July), the Android security patches were updated to the level of July 1, 2019 – there is nothing more current than that.

Samsung has equipped the Galaxy A20e with a small selection of in-house apps such as Samsung Health, Galaxy Wearable, and the Galaxy Store. In addition, there are also third-party apps such as OneDrive, Facebook, Spotify, and Netflix, which cannot be uninstalled but only deactivated at best. However in the case of Netflix, this is not necessarily bad: because the Samsung Galaxy A20e supports DRM Widevine L1, it can also play video streams in HD resolution.

Communication and GPS - Fast and accurate locating outdoors

The Samsung Galaxy A20e can connect to the mobile net via GSM, UMTS, and LTE. However, it only covers the most necessary LTE frequency bands (band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, and 40). When traveling abroad to non-European countries, you should therefore find out in advance whether the frequency bands that are used there are also supported by this smartphone.

In LTE networks, the Galaxy A20e can reach LTE Cat.4 speeds, which means that downloads are possible up to a maximum of 150 Mbps and uploads up to 50 Mbps. At short distances, the Galaxy A20e uses Bluetooth 5.0 and also supports NFC. In WLAN networks, the smartphone communicates via the 802.11 b/g/n standards and is thus limited to the 2.4-GHz frequency band.

When connected to our Linksys EA8500 reference router, the Galaxy A20e achieves stable data transfer rates, but at a maximum of 60 Mbps, it is relatively slow. When sending data, it is even limited to 39.7 Mbps. Yet, the Samsung is still able to place in the middle of the field of comparison devices, since the Motorola Moto G7 Play and the Nokia 4.2 are even worse. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is unchallenged at the top spot, communicating in the WLAN almost six times as fast as the Galaxy A20e.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
350 (min: 327, max: 361) MBit/s ∼100% +483%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=424)
223 MBit/s ∼64% +272%
LG K40
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
221 (min: 107, max: 246) MBit/s ∼63% +268%
Sony Xperia L3
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
128 (min: 81, max: 129) MBit/s ∼37% +113%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Mali-G71 MP2, 7884B, 32 GB eMMC Flash
60 (min: 47, max: 67) MBit/s ∼17%
Nokia 4.2
Adreno 505, 439, 32 GB eMMC Flash
52.6 (min: 35, max: 52) MBit/s ∼15% -12%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
34.8 (min: 27, max: 44) MBit/s ∼10% -42%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
238 (min: 189, max: 285) MBit/s ∼100% +499%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=424)
213 MBit/s ∼89% +437%
Sony Xperia L3
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
102 (min: 90, max: 111) MBit/s ∼43% +157%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Mali-G71 MP2, 7884B, 32 GB eMMC Flash
39.7 (min: 23, max: 50) MBit/s ∼17%
LG K40
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
39.6 (min: 10, max: 54) MBit/s ∼17% 0%
Nokia 4.2
Adreno 505, 439, 32 GB eMMC Flash
35.2 (min: 24, max: 40) MBit/s ∼15% -11%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11.6 (min: 2, max: 36) MBit/s ∼5% -71%
010203040506070Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø59.4 (47-67)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø39.6 (23-50)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

To determine its location, the Galaxy A20e uses the GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo satellite systems. In our test indoors, it takes quite a while until the smartphone has collected sufficient information for this, and then our position is only accurate up to 8 meters (~26 feet). Outdoors, this works faster, and it is able to locate us with an accuracy of 3 meters (~10 feet) after a few seconds.

As usual, we evaluate on a bike tour how good the GPS capabilities of the smartphones are in real life, taking also the Garmin Edge 500 professional navigation device. As this practical test shows, the Galaxy A20e is able to keep up very well with the Garmin specialist device, determining its location just as accurately in practice. At least outdoors, it delivers accurate position information to the Samsung apps.

Samsung Galaxy A20e: overall route
Samsung Galaxy A20e: overall route
Samsung Galaxy A20e: lake
Samsung Galaxy A20e: lake
Samsung Galaxy A20e: turning point
Samsung Galaxy A20e: turning point
Garmin Edge 500: overall route
Garmin Edge 500: overall route
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: turning point
Garmin Edge 500: turning point

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality - VoLTE and VoWiFi in the Galaxy smartphone

With a dial pad, a call list, contacts, and the places nearby, the Telephone app developed by Samsung for One UI offers the same functionality as Google's standard app. The smartphone supports VoWiFi and VoLTE, as long as the network provider cooperates.

During calls, the Galaxy A20e transmits the voices in a good quality and also delivers an acceptable result in hands-free mode. Voices usually arrive on the other side without annoying additional noises. Only in some exceptional circumstances, we had to speak a little louder, otherwise our conversation partner could  not hear us.

Cameras - A good dual camera and a weak selfie camera

An entry-level smartphone with a dual camera? Fortunately, the answer is "yes" in the case of the Galaxy A20e. The dual lenses are based on the Samsung S5K3L6 and consist of a 13-MP camera with an f/1.9 aperture and a 5 MP ultra-wide angle lens that is supposed to cover a viewing angle of 123°. The selfie camera, which is also equipped with the Samsung S5K3L6, has a resolution of 8 MP and an aperture of f/1.9.

The Galaxy A20e does not offer an optical or digital image stabilizer and neither does it offer an optical zoom. Instead, the main camera has a flash and auto-focus and is able to record HDR photos and videos in Full-HD resolution at up to 60 FPS. In addition, it supports Bokeh effects in the "Live Focus" mode, just as the selfie camera, that also offers some filter effects such as Live Stickers.

We really like the pictures taken with the main camera. During daylight, the dual camera takes dynamic and color saturated pictures that only lose some sharpness when you look closer at the details. We did not expect such an image quality from an entry-level smartphone. However, in weak light conditions, the camera has some trouble to reveal the details and produces some visible graininess.

We were disappointed by the selfie camera. Even under the best light conditions, its recordings appear pale and quite blurry. It is just barely acceptable for the occasional snapshot. Perhaps a software update by the manufacturer could bring some improvements.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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Finally, we also take a detailed look at the camera under controlled light conditions. We are evaluating the color reproduction using the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport and the image sharpness using our test chart.

While the Galaxy A20 reproduces almost all the colors a tad too saturated, bright or dark gray tones, in particular, are reproduced fairly accurately. The smartphone is able to reproduce the test chart with fairly sharp details.

ColorChecker: The target color is displayed in the bottom half of each field.
ColorChecker: The target color is displayed in the bottom half of each field.
Test chart detail
Test chart detail
Picture taken of the test chart
Picture taken of the test chart

Accessories and warranty - A 15-watt quick-charger included

Samsung includes a modular 15-watt quick charger (9V/1.67A, 5V/2A), a USB cable (Type C to Type A), a SIM tool, a headset, quick-start instructions, and a leaflet with warranty instructions with the Galaxy A20e. Samsung also offers a wallet cover in the colors black and white (EF-WA202, 29.90 Euro, ~$33) especially for this smartphone.

The warranty for the Galaxy A20e is 24 months.

Input Devices and Operation - Samsung A20e with a fingerprint sensor and face recognition

The Galaxy A20e is operated using the Android keys on the display, which responds to input quickly. There are also some settings for gestures and movements. For example, you can activate a single-hand mode, keep the display turned on as long as you look at it, or use the fingerprint sensor to open or close the notification field.

In terms of security features, in addition to unlocking via pattern, PIN, or password, the Galaxy A20e also offers a fingerprint sensor on the back and face recognition via the selfie camera. The latter works fairly reliably, but the recognition rate is worse in the dark, due to the lack of an infrared sensor. However, the smartphone is able to counter this by increasing the display brightness temporarily.

The fingerprint sensor recognizes up to three fingerprints, which can be set up very quickly. In contrast to many other smartphones, it is sufficient to place your finger on the sensor once to register a fingerprint, rather than having to do this repeatedly. In our test, the recognition rate was still almost flawless. 

Keyboard landscape (Samsung keyboard)
Keyboard landscape (Samsung keyboard)
Keyboard portrait
Keyboard portrait

Display - IPS instead of AMOLED

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The 5.8-inch IPS display of the Galaxy A20e offers a resolution of 1560x720 pixels (HD+), which corresponds to a pixel density of 294 PPI. AMOLED displays can only be found in the Galaxy-A series starting in the mid-range models.

With its display brightness of 473.1 cd/m² on average, the Galaxy A20e is almost at the same level as the comparison devices. With an even distribution of light and dark image areas (APL50), the brightness increases to a maximum of 502 cd/m², and at 484 cd/m² hardly drops with the brightness sensor deactivated.

At a display brightness of less than 50%, there is PWM flickering in the Samsung smartphone. However, since its frequency is relatively high at 349.7 Hz, most users should not be disturbed by this.

455
cd/m²
491
cd/m²
482
cd/m²
468
cd/m²
475
cd/m²
476
cd/m²
476
cd/m²
473
cd/m²
462
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 491 cd/m² Average: 473.1 cd/m² Minimum: 4.33 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 475 cd/m²
Contrast: 1357:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.8 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 8.7 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
96.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.33
Samsung Galaxy A20e
IPS, 1560x720, 5.8
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Nokia 4.2
IPS, 1520x720, 5.71
LG K40
IPS, 1440x720, 5.7
Sony Xperia L3
IPS, 1440x720, 5.7
Motorola Moto G7 Play
IPS, 1512x720, 5.7
Screen
30%
13%
5%
38%
10%
Brightness middle
475
541
14%
445
-6%
475
0%
533
12%
479
1%
Brightness
473
540
14%
424
-10%
467
-1%
533
13%
481
2%
Brightness Distribution
93
91
-2%
91
-2%
90
-3%
89
-4%
94
1%
Black Level *
0.35
0.33
6%
0.26
26%
0.32
9%
0.25
29%
0.37
-6%
Contrast
1357
1639
21%
1712
26%
1484
9%
2132
57%
1295
-5%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.8
2.7
60%
5.9
13%
5.95
12%
2.8
59%
4.91
28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
13.4
4.6
66%
9.3
31%
12.62
6%
5.1
62%
9.47
29%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.7
3.1
64%
6.8
22%
7.9
9%
1.9
78%
6.4
26%
Gamma
2.33 94%
2.26 97%
2.2 100%
2.331 94%
2.11 104%
2.108 104%
CCT
9385 69%
6853 95%
8443 77%
8202 79%
6149 106%
7292 89%

* ... smaller is better

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 349.7 Hz ≤ 50 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 349.7 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 50 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 349.7 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9394 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The Galaxy A20e scores with a very even brightness distribution of the display area (93%) and achieves a contrast ratio of 1357:1, which is very strong for an IPS panel.

However, as our measurements with the spectral photometer and the CalMAN software also show, the display has a significant blue tint, always reproducing the image contents with colors that are slightly too cool. In terms of the color accuracy, with Delta-E values of 6.8 and higher, it also remains clearly above the target (Delta-E < 3), so the color reproduction is not very realistic either. Since the display settings offer no options to adjust the colors, you cannot change anything about this.

Color Accuracy (sRGB color space)
Color Accuracy (sRGB color space)
Color Space (sRGB color space)
Color Space (sRGB color space)
Grayscale (sRGB color space)
Grayscale (sRGB color space)
Saturation (sRGB color space)
Saturation (sRGB color space)

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
20.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 24 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 24.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 68 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.8 ms).

While using it outdoors, the Galaxy A20e does a good job. As long as you avoid direct sunlight, you can easily read the display contents. The stability of the viewing angles also offers no reason for complaint, and you can also read the display easily from steep viewing angles with the display appearing only slightly darker at most. 

Outdoor use (sun)
Outdoor use (sun)
Outdoor use (shade)
Outdoor use (shade)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - The Samsung Galaxy A20e with a new octa-core SoC

In the Samsung Galaxy A20e, the in-house Exynos 7884B SoC is used for the first time. The octa-core chip that was produced in the 14-nm manufacturing process is a slimmed down version of the Exynos 7885 and combines two Cortex A73 cores (1.56 GHz maximum) with six energy-efficient Cortex A53 cores that have a clock speed of up to 1.35 GHz. This is accompanied by the Mali-G71 MP2 ARM GPU and 3 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

In the synthetic benchmarks, the Galaxy A20e makes the competitors sweat. You can hardly find another smartphone in the entry-level range that offers as much performance.

The LG K40 and the Nokia 4.2 are unable to compete against the Samsung smartphone. The only real competitor of the Galaxy A20e is the Motorola Moto G7 Play, which due to its Snapdragon 632 SoC is already part of the mid-range. Only the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, which is considerably faster particularly in the CPU performance, is out of the league of our test candidate.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
3271 Points ∼59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
5576 Points ∼100% +70%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
3183 Points ∼57% -3%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2638 Points ∼47% -19%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
3628 Points ∼65% +11%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (2832 - 3569, n=3)
3224 Points ∼58% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=322)
4603 Points ∼83% +41%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
3714 Points ∼63%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
5913 Points ∼100% +59%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
3267 Points ∼55% -12%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3375 Points ∼57% -9%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
4179 Points ∼71% +13%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (3590 - 4082, n=3)
3795 Points ∼64% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3240 - 11598, n=381)
4621 Points ∼78% +24%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1212 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1639 Points ∼100% +35%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
891 Points ∼54% -26%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
758 Points ∼46% -37%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1194 Points ∼73% -1%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (1168 - 1216, n=3)
1199 Points ∼73% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (903 - 4824, n=383)
1387 Points ∼85% +14%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
5305 Points ∼86%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
6187 Points ∼100% +17%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
4623 Points ∼75% -13%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3805 Points ∼61% -28%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4912 Points ∼79% -7%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
5930 Points ∼96% +12%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (5136 - 5309, n=3)
5250 Points ∼85% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3227 - 11440, n=378)
5073 Points ∼82% -4%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
6902 Points ∼94%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
6870 Points ∼94% 0%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
6228 Points ∼85% -10%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4404 Points ∼60% -36%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
6385 Points ∼87% -7%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
7321 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (6316 - 6902, n=3)
6680 Points ∼91% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4096 - 14439, n=546)
5569 Points ∼76% -19%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
2018 Points ∼85%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
2172 Points ∼92% +8%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (2018 - 2105, n=3)
2058 Points ∼87% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2051 - 15735, n=61)
2372 Points ∼100% +18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
498 Points ∼21%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
401 Points ∼17% -19%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (477 - 498, n=3)
485 Points ∼20% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (341 - 14536, n=61)
2389 Points ∼100% +380%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
598 Points ∼29%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
490 Points ∼24% -18%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (576 - 598, n=3)
584 Points ∼28% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (419 - 14786, n=64)
2076 Points ∼100% +247%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1628 Points ∼59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2768 Points ∼100% +70%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
1500 Points ∼54% -8%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
912 Points ∼33% -44%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
980 Points ∼35% -40%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (1554 - 1628, n=3)
1599 Points ∼58% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4535, n=392)
1844 Points ∼67% +13%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
440 Points ∼27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1262 Points ∼78% +187%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
413 Points ∼26% -6%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
431 Points ∼27% -2%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
391 Points ∼24% -11%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (439 - 498, n=3)
459 Points ∼28% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (76 - 8206, n=392)
1619 Points ∼100% +268%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
525 Points ∼35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1436 Points ∼95% +174%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
492 Points ∼33% -6%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
488 Points ∼32% -7%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
451 Points ∼30% -14%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (524 - 588, n=3)
546 Points ∼36% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (94 - 6312, n=395)
1504 Points ∼100% +186%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1624 Points ∼59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2772 Points ∼100% +71%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
1516 Points ∼55% -7%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
912 Points ∼33% -44%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
987 Points ∼36% -39%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (1624 - 1768, n=3)
1674 Points ∼60% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=407)
1821 Points ∼66% +12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
659 Points ∼30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2006 Points ∼91% +204%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
712 Points ∼32% +8%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
695 Points ∼32% +5%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
663 Points ∼30% +1%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (646 - 826, n=3)
710 Points ∼32% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (131 - 14951, n=407)
2194 Points ∼100% +233%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
759 Points ∼37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2073 Points ∼100% +173%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
807 Points ∼39% +6%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
734 Points ∼35% -3%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
715 Points ∼34% -6%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (746 - 937, n=3)
814 Points ∼39% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (159 - 8141, n=408)
1872 Points ∼90% +147%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1630 Points ∼60%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2708 Points ∼100% +66%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
1575 Points ∼58% -3%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
881 Points ∼33% -46%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
998 Points ∼37% -39%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (1630 - 1747, n=3)
1686 Points ∼62% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4320, n=468)
1781 Points ∼66% +9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
443 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1189 Points ∼88% +168%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
366 Points ∼27% -17%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
303 Points ∼22% -32%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
378 Points ∼28% -15%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (443 - 555, n=3)
481 Points ∼36% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (65 - 6362, n=470)
1350 Points ∼100% +205%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
526 Points ∼39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1358 Points ∼100% +158%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
441 Points ∼32% -16%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
355 Points ∼26% -33%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
439 Points ∼32% -17%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (526 - 654, n=3)
570 Points ∼42% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (80 - 5734, n=478)
1286 Points ∼95% +144%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1646 Points ∼58%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2834 Points ∼100% +72%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
1568 Points ∼55% -5%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
912 Points ∼32% -45%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1026 Points ∼36% -38%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (1646 - 1756, n=3)
1692 Points ∼60% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (512 - 4454, n=501)
1691 Points ∼60% +3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
637 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1925 Points ∼100% +202%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
704 Points ∼37% +11%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
512 Points ∼27% -20%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
624 Points ∼32% -2%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (582 - 766, n=3)
662 Points ∼34% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 10008, n=501)
1815 Points ∼94% +185%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
737 Points ∼36%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2073 Points ∼100% +181%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
802 Points ∼39% +9%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
567 Points ∼27% -23%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
684 Points ∼33% -7%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (681 - 876, n=3)
765 Points ∼37% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 7820, n=509)
1562 Points ∼75% +112%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
12075 Points ∼63%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
19087 Points ∼100% +58%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
12390 Points ∼65% +3%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11443 Points ∼60% -5%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11696 Points ∼61% -3%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
16576 Points ∼87% +37%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (11287 - 13610, n=3)
12324 Points ∼65% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4811 - 45072, n=659)
13790 Points ∼72% +14%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
11427 Points ∼39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
29496 Points ∼100% +158%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
13440 Points ∼46% +18%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
10531 Points ∼36% -8%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
10008 Points ∼34% -12%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
14603 Points ∼50% +28%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (11335 - 13711, n=3)
12158 Points ∼41% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7567 - 162695, n=659)
20320 Points ∼69% +78%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
11565 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
26308 Points ∼100% +127%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
13192 Points ∼50% +14%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
10721 Points ∼41% -7%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
10340 Points ∼39% -11%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
15000 Points ∼57% +30%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (11324 - 13688, n=3)
12192 Points ∼46% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8316 - 83518, n=660)
16844 Points ∼64% +46%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
20 fps ∼39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
51 fps ∼100% +155%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
23 fps ∼45% +15%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
19 fps ∼37% -5%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
24 fps ∼47% +20%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (20 - 25, n=3)
21.7 fps ∼43% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 251, n=689)
35.3 fps ∼69% +77%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
31 fps ∼70%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
44 fps ∼100% +42%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
34 fps ∼77% +10%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
26 fps ∼59% -16%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
37 fps ∼84% +19%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (31 - 41, n=3)
34.3 fps ∼78% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.8 - 120, n=692)
27.3 fps ∼62% -12%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
11 fps ∼48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
23 fps ∼100% +109%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
9.8 fps ∼43% -11%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
9.7 fps ∼42% -12%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
10 fps ∼43% -9%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (10 - 13, n=3)
11.3 fps ∼49% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.7 - 132, n=608)
19.6 fps ∼85% +78%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
20 fps ∼90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
20 fps ∼90% 0%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
18 fps ∼81% -10%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
16 fps ∼72% -20%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
20 fps ∼90% 0%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (20 - 27, n=3)
22.3 fps ∼100% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.4 - 115, n=613)
18.1 fps ∼81% -9%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
6.5 fps ∼40%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
15 fps ∼93% +131%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
6.4 fps ∼40% -2%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6 fps ∼37% -8%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
6.9 fps ∼43% +6%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (6.5 - 8.1, n=3)
7.03 fps ∼44% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 88, n=469)
16.1 fps ∼100% +148%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
14 fps ∼89%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
13 fps ∼83% -7%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
13 fps ∼83% -7%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11 fps ∼70% -21%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
15 fps ∼96% +7%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (14 - 19, n=3)
15.7 fps ∼100% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.4 - 110, n=472)
15.4 fps ∼98% +10%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
4.8 fps ∼53%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
4.8 fps ∼53% 0%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
3.9 fps ∼43% -19%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.3 fps ∼48% -10%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
4.3 fps ∼48% -10%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (4.8 - 6.4, n=3)
5.33 fps ∼59% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.86 - 59, n=172)
8.99 fps ∼100% +87%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1.4 fps ∼22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
3.2 fps ∼51% +129%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
1.2 fps ∼19% -14%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.3 fps ∼21% -7%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1.3 fps ∼21% -7%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (1.4 - 1.8, n=3)
1.533 fps ∼25% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.26 - 31, n=172)
6.24 fps ∼100% +346%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
7.8 fps ∼57%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
7.6 fps ∼56% -3%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
6.6 fps ∼49% -15%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6.8 fps ∼50% -13%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
6.8 fps ∼50% -13%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (7.8 - 10, n=3)
8.57 fps ∼63% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 59, n=173)
13.6 fps ∼100% +74%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
4 fps ∼27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
8.7 fps ∼58% +118%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
3.6 fps ∼24% -10%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3.7 fps ∼25% -7%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
3.8 fps ∼26% -5%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (4 - 5, n=3)
4.33 fps ∼29% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.94 - 63, n=173)
14.9 fps ∼100% +273%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
4.2 fps ∼39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
9.1 fps ∼85% +117%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
3.5 fps ∼33% -17%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2.8 fps ∼26% -33%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
3.9 fps ∼36% -7%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (4.1 - 4.3, n=3)
4.2 fps ∼39% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.89 - 54, n=398)
10.7 fps ∼100% +155%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
8.6 fps ∼88%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
7.8 fps ∼80% -9%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
7 fps ∼72% -19%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4 fps ∼41% -53%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
7.9 fps ∼81% -8%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (8.6 - 12, n=3)
9.77 fps ∼100% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 58, n=402)
9.74 fps ∼100% +13%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
95464 Points ∼67%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
143352 Points ∼100% +50%
Nokia 4.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 3072
77652 Points ∼54% -19%
LG K40
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
71347 Points ∼50% -25%
Sony Xperia L3
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
77798 Points ∼54% -19%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
97294 Points ∼68% +2%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
  (89089 - 102121, n=3)
95558 Points ∼67% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (52607 - 398720, n=291)
133058 Points ∼93% +39%

In the browser benchmarks, the sequence at the finish is similar to the synthetic benchmarks: After the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, the Motorola Moto G7 Play is able to maintain its razor-thin advantage in second place ahead of the Galaxy A20e.

Subjectively, there is nothing to complain about the surfing speeds. The Samsung loads websites quickly and offers sufficient computing performance to also smoothly render complex HTML5 pages such as the online Ouigo Let's Play pinball game smoothly.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.9 - 108, n=97)
30.9 Points ∼100% +44%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B (21.5 - 23.4, n=3)
22.4 Points ∼72% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A20e (Chrome 72.0.3626.121)
21.488 Points ∼70%
Nokia 4.2 (Chrome 74)
15.921 Points ∼52% -26%
Sony Xperia L3 (Chrome 72)
13.684 Points ∼44% -36%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (59.7 - 123, n=85)
34.4 runs/min ∼100% +59%
Samsung Galaxy A20e (Chrome 72.0.3626.121)
21.63 runs/min ∼63%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B (20.7 - 22.2, n=3)
21.5 runs/min ∼63% -1%
Nokia 4.2 (Chrome 74)
18.23 runs/min ∼53% -16%
Sony Xperia L3 (Chrome 72)
14.7 runs/min ∼43% -32%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 161, n=152)
63.4 Points ∼100% +32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (Chrome 72)
61 Points ∼96% +27%
Samsung Galaxy A20e (Chrome 72.0.3626.121)
48 Points ∼76%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B (45 - 48, n=3)
47 Points ∼74% -2%
Nokia 4.2 (Chrome 74)
38 Points ∼60% -21%
Sony Xperia L3 (Chrome 72)
30 Points ∼47% -37%
LG K40 (Chrome 74)
29 Points ∼46% -40%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (Chrome 72)
10679 Points ∼100% +43%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
8185 Points ∼77% +10%
Samsung Galaxy A20e (Chrome 72.0.3626.121)
7470 Points ∼70%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B (6921 - 7470, n=3)
7152 Points ∼67% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (1994 - 43280, n=682)
6403 Points ∼60% -14%
Nokia 4.2 (Chrome 74)
4810 Points ∼45% -36%
Sony Xperia L3 (Chrome 72)
4422 Points ∼41% -41%
LG K40 (Chrome 74)
4197 Points ∼39% -44%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
LG K40 (Chrome 74)
11955 ms * ∼100% -116%
Sony Xperia L3 (Chrome 72)
11184.8 ms * ∼94% -102%
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=702)
10678 ms * ∼89% -93%
Nokia 4.2 (Chrome 74)
9768.3 ms * ∼82% -76%
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B (5546 - 5917, n=3)
5763 ms * ∼48% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A20e (Chrome 72.0.3626.121)
5546.4 ms * ∼46%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
4806 ms * ∼40% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (Chrome 72)
3948 ms * ∼33% +29%

* ... smaller is better

The 32 GB of eMMC flash storage of the Galaxy A20e achieves mostly good results in our benchmarks, which are comparable to those of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. However, both of these smartphones are a little weaker during the 4-KB random writes, causing the Motorola Moto G7 Play to be clearly ahead overall.

On the other hand, all perform at the same level in terms of reading and writing of microSD cards. Similar to the comparison devices, the Galaxy A20e achieves good transfer rates around 80 MB/s, which is no match for the capabilities of our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card (reading up to 270 MB/s, writing up to 150 MB/s), however.

Samsung Galaxy A20eXiaomi Redmi Note 7Nokia 4.2LG K40Sony Xperia L3Motorola Moto G7 PlayAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
19%
-41%
-15%
-10%
76%
-13%
-7%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
64.28 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
59.51 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
65.87 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
57.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-11%
61.67 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
64.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
49.9 (3.4 - 87.1, n=137)
-22%
48.7 (9.5 - 87.1, n=413)
-24%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
79.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
83.18 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
86.74 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
9%
77.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
80.91 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
84.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
7%
68.7 (8.2 - 96.5, n=137)
-13%
66.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=413)
-16%
Random Write 4KB
13.18
16.06
22%
4.31
-67%
10
-24%
16.36
24%
73
454%
18.4 (0.75 - 77.3, n=180)
40%
21.3 (0.14 - 250, n=730)
62%
Random Read 4KB
79.76
82.94
4%
17.51
-78%
52.6
-34%
28.83
-64%
74
-7%
38.9 (3.59 - 117, n=180)
-51%
46.1 (1.59 - 196, n=730)
-42%
Sequential Write 256KB
103.57
204.72
98%
18.17
-82%
100.5
-3%
87.52
-15%
111
7%
94.7 (14.8 - 189, n=180)
-9%
94.6 (2.99 - 590, n=730)
-9%
Sequential Read 256KB
300.36
283.36
-6%
220.39
-27%
261.7
-13%
290.89
-3%
289
-4%
236 (25.8 - 452, n=180)
-21%
266 (12.1 - 1504, n=730)
-11%

Games - Current games run on the Galaxy A20e with some limitations

While the Samsung Galaxy A20e's ARM Mali-G71 MP2 is only an entry-level GPU. to a large extent, its performance is still sufficient to play games smoothly.

Our test runs with the GameBench test app show how well the smartphone succeeds in this. "Dead Trigger 2," which is not that recent, runs at maximum details at an almost constant 60 FPS. However, the most current games, such as "Asphalt 9: Legends" can bring the Galaxy A20e to its limits. Also at maximum detail level, "Asphalt 9" plays at a still acceptable 25 FPS, which can appear as slightly stuttering, depending on the game section.

Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
010203040506070Tooltip
; Dead Trigger 2; 1.6.1: Ø59.8 (49-61)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; 1.6.3a: Ø24.5 (2-29)

Emissions - No throttling in the Galaxy smartphone

Temperature

GFXBench Manhattan battery test
GFXBench Manhattan battery test
GFXBench T-Rex battery test
GFXBench T-Rex battery test

After one hour in our stress test, the case of the Galaxy A20e warms up to a maximum of 35.1 °C (~95 °F) and on average remains at only 33 °C (91 °F) in the front and back, so it always feels comfortable in the hand. During idle operation, the surface temperatures drop significantly below the 30 °C mark (86 °F).

As usual, with the GFXBench app, we evaluate whether the smartphone has to internally limit its SoC performance to get a handle on the heat development. The two test scenarios of the Manhattan and T-Rex tests show that this is not the case in the Galaxy A20e. Even after rendering the corresponding game scene for the 30th time, the frame rates remain as high as in the beginning.

Max. Load
 34.8 °C
95 F
33.6 °C
92 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
 35.1 °C
95 F
35.1 °C
95 F
33.2 °C
92 F
 
 34.2 °C
94 F
34.2 °C
94 F
33.6 °C
92 F
 
Maximum: 35.1 °C = 95 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
30.7 °C
87 F
31.4 °C
89 F
32.7 °C
91 F
30.7 °C
87 F
32 °C
90 F
34.2 °C
94 F
30.4 °C
87 F
31 °C
88 F
34.3 °C
94 F
Maximum: 34.3 °C = 94 F
Average: 31.9 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  24.6 °C = 76 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.1 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.1 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.7 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speaker

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speaker of the Galaxy A20e is positioned at the bottom edge, next to the USB-C port. While as expected, it does not produce a high-end sound, the sound is fairly balanced with well-pronounced mids and is not distorted even at maximum volume.

Via the 3.5-mm audio port, you can also connect headphones or speakers to the Galaxy A20e. Audio streaming via Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX support is also possible.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.742.72533.637.83134.335.14033.830.6503933.56334.831.4803130.510030.232.112523.228.116022.835.320022.636.925019.844.231520.150.340016.951.950016.856.963015.259.480015.864.9100015.869.3125014.569.316001570.9200014.170250015.369.8315014.971.6400014.969.6500014.770.1630014.769.6800014.970.81000014.873.21250015.361.61600015.452SPL27.881.6N149.8median 15.3median 64.9Delta2.110.836.635.428.224.524.6242124.42834.727.226.825.422.223.621.519.223.92040.816.449.71756.616.560.415.665.214.37012.869.71470.314.67314.276.81476.914.179.514.479.414.277.414.675.514.173.114.666.914.767.715.17314.968.4155726.687.60.869median 14.6median 69.71.69hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A20eXiaomi Redmi Note 7
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A20e audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.8% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 39% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 48% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 63% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 29% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 39% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 54% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life - A solid average

Power Consumption

With an average power consumption of 1.63 watts during idle operation and 2.77 watts under load, the Galaxy A20e presents itself as one of the most efficient smartphones among the comparison devices. It is only barely surpassed by the Sony Xperia L3.

The Galaxy A20e combines its low power consumption with fast charging. The included 15-watt charger (9V/1.67A, 5V/2A) is able to completely recharge the 3000-mAh battery within 1:35 hours.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.11 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.66 / 1.63 / 1.67 Watt
Load midlight 2.77 / 3.66 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Samsung Galaxy A20e
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
4000 mAh
Nokia 4.2
3000 mAh
LG K40
3000 mAh
Sony Xperia L3
3300 mAh
Motorola Moto G7 Play
3000 mAh
Average Samsung Exynos 7884B
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-50%
-17%
-15%
1%
-48%
-14%
-34%
Idle Minimum *
0.66
0.61
8%
0.74
-12%
0.68
-3%
0.57
14%
1
-52%
0.67 (0.65 - 0.7, n=3)
-2%
0.878 (0.2 - 3.4, n=757)
-33%
Idle Average *
1.63
1.95
-20%
1.9
-17%
1.53
6%
1.5
8%
1.7
-4%
1.617 (1.6 - 1.63, n=3)
1%
1.733 (0.6 - 6.2, n=756)
-6%
Idle Maximum *
1.67
2.03
-22%
2.21
-32%
1.95
-17%
1.51
10%
2.6
-56%
1.777 (1.66 - 2, n=3)
-6%
2.02 (0.74 - 6.6, n=757)
-21%
Load Average *
2.77
4.56
-65%
3.04
-10%
3.5
-26%
3.09
-12%
4.1
-48%
3.73 (2.77 - 5.4, n=3)
-35%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=751)
-47%
Load Maximum *
3.66
9.15
-150%
4.15
-13%
4.9
-34%
4.15
-13%
6.5
-78%
4.67 (3.66 - 6, n=3)
-28%
5.9 (1.2 - 14.2, n=751)
-61%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

For a 3000-mAh battery, the runtimes of the Galaxy A20e are fairly good. However, this also means in practice that the smartphone needs more power after about a day of constant usage.

Compared to other smartphones, it does not run much longer, but achieves about the same battery life. In the WLAN test, the Samsung Galaxy A20e ran for a decent 11:55 hours, and when playing an H.264 video, it lasted 12:33 hours. Only the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 was noticeably better in the comparison, since it is able to use the advantage of its larger battery.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
23h 52min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
11h 55min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
12h 33min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 10min
Samsung Galaxy A20e
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
4000 mAh
Nokia 4.2
3000 mAh
LG K40
3000 mAh
Sony Xperia L3
3300 mAh
Motorola Moto G7 Play
3000 mAh
Battery Runtime
18%
-3%
4%
9%
-3%
Reader / Idle
1432
1950
36%
2127
49%
H.264
753
940
25%
750
0%
WiFi v1.3
715
768
7%
696
-3%
745
4%
641
-10%
690
-3%
Load
250
259
4%
242
-3%

Pros

+ elegant and stable case
+ Bluetooth 5.0 + aptX
+ dual-SIM + microSD
+ VoLTE and VoWiFi
+ NFC
+ DRM Widevine L1
+ solid performance
+ good images during daylight
+ quick charger

Cons

- slow WLAN
- preinstalled adware
- weak selfie camera
- only IPS instead of an AMOLED display
- games run with limitations

Verdict - A lot of smartphone for little money

Testing the Samsung Galaxy A20e. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de
Testing the Samsung Galaxy A20e. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de

Those who have only planned for a small budget for their new smartphone will get a lot of value for their money with the Samsung Galaxy A20e. Of course, the case is plain plastic and you have to like the small form factor. However, if you still decide for the 141-gram lightweight, you will be rewarded with comprehensive equipment and fast performance.

A well-rounded deal: The Samsung Galaxy A20e, which officially costs 179 Euros (~$199), offers surprisingly comprehensive equipment and rewards buyers with pleasant workmanship and haptics.

With its Exynos 7884B octa-core SoC and 3 GB of RAM, the Galaxy A20e offers sufficient performance for using everyday apps such as YouTube and Whatsapp. In terms of its communication technology, it is well-equipped with dual SIM, VoLTE, VoWiFi, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0 including aptX support. However, it does not support a large amount of LTE bands, but the frequency coverage is completely sufficient for using it in Europe.

A nice extra feature is the support of DRM Widevine L1, allowing the Galaxy A20e to also stream HD videos from streaming providers such as Netflix. Other advantages are a dual camera that shoots good pictures during daylight, and the included quick charger that can completely recharge the battery within 1.5 hours.

On the other hand, you have to make do with slow WLAN speeds in the Galaxy A20e, and also a selfie camera that can only deliver snapshot quality at best. Samsung also uses only an IPS display in the affordable entry-level device. While it does a good job, it is inferior to the technology of the AMOLED panels in the more expensive Galaxy-A models.

Samsung Galaxy A20e - 07/24/2019 v6(old)
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
39 / 60 → 64%
Weight
93%
Battery
94%
Display
82%
Games Performance
28 / 63 → 45%
Application Performance
56 / 70 → 79%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
68 / 91 → 75%
Camera
60%
Average
72%
82%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Manuel Masiero, 2019-07-26 (Update: 2019-07-27)