Samsung Galaxy A20e
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, selfie light
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A20e
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.
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
Compact phones such are becoming rare nowadays, so this handset will definitely appeal to people looking for a device that’s easier to handle. The A20e impresses on first impressions, with an intuitive user experience enhanced by solid speakers and great cameras for the price. However, extended usage reveals some frustrations, most notably the low quality display and sub-par battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Sam Mobile Archive.org version
We are sure you have, by now, caught on to the gist of this review. The Galaxy A20e is a cheap device, and it is not hard to spot all the concessions Samsung made in order to keep it affordable. By itself, that is just fine, and if you do not care about performance or display quality, this compact phone should serve you well. Battery life is fine, plus it charges quickly. Daylight camera performance does not disappoint.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2019
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Stylish design; long battery life; nice cameras; good connectivity; attractive price. Negative: The location of the fingerprint sensor; poor display; low performance; limited storage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2019
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% features: 75% display: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
Source: Tutto Android IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 62% performance: 50% mobility: 68% workmanship: 70%
Source: CNet France FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 50% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
Source: Komorkomania PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price; nice performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2019
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Beautiful design; low price; nice dual cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2019
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; compact size; light weight; decent hardware; nice performance; fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2019
Source: Danviet VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Attractive price; decent hardware; nice cameras.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2019
Source: Tek.no NO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 61% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50%
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 68%
Source: Arena IT →EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful processor; high performance; modern design; nice cameras; microSD card slot. Negative: Short battery life; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2019
Model: The Samsung Galaxy A20e boasts a 5.8-inch AMOLED display with a screen that is responsive to multi-touch. It has a satisfying resolution of 720 x 1,560 as its main display and a color depth of 16 M to showcase a variety of vivid colors. The Samsung Galaxy A20e comes equipped with a dual camera by pairing a 13 MP (F1.9) and a 5 MP ultra-wide Camera in one handy device. The dual camera effectively captures what the human eye sees, attributing its accuracy for sporting a 123 degree wide angle, suited for panoramic and scenic landscape shoots. The camera also responsively switches to Wide Shot mode on an automatic basis in order to capture everything in sight. This improvisation guarantees pictures that are taken no matter in the day or night to come out crisp and clear. Furthermore, the Galaxy A20e model has an 8 MP front camera with a clever Selfie focus which can blend the background and focus upon the person’s distinguished facial features.
The Samsung Galaxy A20e houses a non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery. It is claimed to be able to last all day and has 15 W Fast Charging capability to ensure the device to be sufficiently recharged while on the go. Lower settings and lesser background apps should effectively prolong the battery life and enable the Galaxy A20e to run even more smoothly. The Samsung Galaxy A20e comes with an optimal internal storage of 32 GB and can be further expanded by adding a microSD card. Sadly, the smartphone itself only houses a relatively low RAM of 3 GB, indicating that the device is susceptible to imminent lag and input delay if loaded with too many downloaded apps or multimedia. On the bright side, the Samsung Galaxy A20e has a surprising dual SIM capability, thus allowing two separate SIM cards to be slotted into the device, which can be used sparingly or at the same time. Dual SIM capability is inherently a lacking and overlooked feature by some of the other competing smartphone companies in the industry. This is a much appreciated feature in smartphones nowadays as carrying more than one phone has proven to have a chip effect in terms of every day productivity. Dual SIM is much valued by business people who prioritize practicality rather than novelty, and it is also a feature much sought after by academics these days.
Impressively, the Samsung Galaxy A20e is loaded with plenty of intuitive sensors. The sensors of this model are capable of measuring physical quantities and transmit them to the application processor for further adaptation. The accelerometer measures tilt and motion, whereas the proximity sensor detects the user’s face and turns on the display screen accordingly. The phone also has a quirky rear fingerprint scanner as an extra yet simple security measure without the need to fumble over digits or traced pattern on the screen. The Samsung Galaxy A20e comes in four colors to complement its sleek and slim design. It is available in classic black, white, and blue. A stunning coral color as one of the available options, however, highlights the Samsung Galaxy A20e as a much considered option for the eccentric and bold.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
ARM Mali-G71 MP2: Integrated GPU that can be found e.g. in the Mediatek Helio P23 SoC with 700 or 770 MHz clock speed. Supports OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 11 FL11_1 and RenderScript.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Exynos 7884B: Exynos 7 Series SoC that includes two big Cortex-A73 cores clocked at up to 1.6 GHz and six power efficient Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.35 GHz. The integrated LTE modem supports 150 MBit/s Download and 50 MBit/s Upload. Wifi 4 (802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth 5.0 are also integrated.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.
65.85%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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