Samsung Galaxy M20 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: Price, specifications, features
Samsung’s Galaxy M20 is the newest budget entrant. We compared the Galaxy M20 with Redmi Note 6 Pro, one of the best performing budget phones.
Samsung recently entered the league of what is arguably the most popular price segment in the Indian smartphone market. The new Galaxy M series comprises Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 starting at an affordable price of ₹7,990.
The more expensive of the two, Galaxy M20 packs Samsung's new chipset, a refreshed design and massive battery. The smartphone is available in two storage variants with a starting price of ₹10,990. Galaxy M20 is cheaper than the Redmi Note 6 Pro but has similar offerings. Here's a detailed comparison between Galaxy M20 and Redmi Note 6 Pro.
With the Galaxy M20, Samsung borrows design elements from its Galaxy A7 (2017) series. The smartphone has curved edges, and a glossy finish in two colour options of blue and black. It is however thick in build and slightly heavy too. Galaxy M20 also marks the debut of Samsung's new Infinity-V display which is a dewdrop-styled notch. Up front, it has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display.
Redmi Note 6 Pro too features a notch on its display but with a different design. As noted in our review, the boat-shaped notch on Redmi Note 6 Pro is big taking up unnecessary space on top. The smartphone has an aluminium body with more colour options like rose gold, blue, and red. It features a 6.26-inch Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D glass layered on top.
Galaxy M20 is powered by the new in-house Exynos 7904 processor. Based on 14nm process, Exynos 7904 is claimed to be 80% more powerful than its predecessor and handle graphic-intensive apps easily. The smartphone's highlight is its 5,000mAh battery along with USB Type-C for charging.
In terms of storage, there are two variants of 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. On the software front, Galaxy M20 runs on Android Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.5. The OS is vibrant with colourful icons and customisation options.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 processor. The smartphone is a tested performer and offers one of the best all-round experience. Redmi Note 6 Pro offers a higher RAM variant with 6GB and 64GB storage. It packs a smaller 4,000mAh battery but with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Redmi Note 6 Pro also runs custom MIUI with Android Oreo.
Galaxy M20 sports a dual-camera setup of 13-megapixel (f/1.9) and 5-megapixel ultra-wide sensors at the rear. For selfies, there's an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. Camera features on the Galaxy M20 include portrait mode, stickers, live focus and burst shot.
Redmi Note 6 Pro features a quad-camera setup with 12-megapixel (f/1.9) and 5-megapixel (f/2.2) sensors at the rear. The dual selfie camera module comprises 20-megapixel(f/2.0) and 2-megapixel (f/2.2) sensors. Redmi Note 6 Pro offers camera features like dualpxiel autofocus, AI-based portraits selfie, and HDR mode.
Samsung has aggressively priced the Galaxy M20 which starts at ₹10,990 for the base model. Galaxy M20 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will be available at ₹12,990. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sits on a slightly higher scale with its base model priced at ₹13,999. It goes all the way up to ₹16,999 for the 6GB variant.
Samsung's Galaxy M series will surely give rivals a run for their money. Galaxy M20 doesn't bring anything drastically new to the plate, but it offers a better choice for consumers. As aforementioned, Redmi Note 6 Pro is one of the best budget smartphones, but the Galaxy M20 could pose a threat to its position.