Samsung Galaxy M20 Infinity-V Smartphone In-Depth Review!

Samsung Galaxy M20 Performance, Our Verdict

Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the Samsung Galaxy M20’s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Samsung Galaxy M20 PCMark results

Work 2.0 Realme 3 OPPO R17 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Samsung Galaxy M20
Performance Score 7309 6475 6145 5359
Web Browsing 7779 6572 5684 5348
Video Editing 5292 5387 5099 4702
Writing 7479 5617 6433 4982
Photo Editing 13871 10740 11091 7554
Data Manipulation 4921 5331 5255 4673
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Samsung Exynos processors have never been particularly strong at work performance, and the Samsung Exynos 7904 is no exception. It was 13% slower than the Redmi Note 7 which uses the 2-year old Qualcomm Snapdragon 660.

 

Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We then tested the Samsung Galaxy M20’s gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.

Samsung Galaxy M20 3DMark results

Ice Storm Unlimited Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Realme 3 OPPO R17 Pro Samsung Galaxy M20
Gaming Score 26746 20205 15354 13358
Graphics 29525 19444 15788 13499
Physics 20118 23414 14005 12885
Graphics Test 1 164.1 fps 119.9 fps 136.5 fps 112.0 fps
Graphics Test 2 105.4 fps 65.3 fps 45.8 fps 39.8 fps
Physics Test 63.9 fps 74.3 fps 44.5 fps 40.9 fps
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The Samsung Exynos 7904 was not fast at games either, with its dual-core ARM Mali-G71 GPU.

It was actually half as fast as the Redmi Note 7 which uses the 2-year old Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. It was closest in performance to the OPPO R17 Pro, which uses the MediaTek Helio P60.

 

Our Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) is an interesting mid-range contender. It comes with a large 6.3-inch Full HD+ display and a large 5,000 mAh battery to keep it going for hours and hours…

It also comes with a nice complement of cameras. Its 8 MP front camera boasts a fast, bright f/2.0 lens. In the back, it has an excellent 13 MP main camera, with a very useful secondary ultra-wide angle 5 MP camera.

Samsung Galaxy M20 in hand

However, its muted colour makes its chassis look like a budget device, a far cry from the premium look of the cheaper Realme 3!

We also wish Samsung added electronic image stabilisation to their camera. It would have made the Galaxy M20 (MY | US) a more compelling device. After all, the Redmi Note 7 offers electronically-stabilised video recording at the same price point!

Samsung Galaxy M20 in hand outdoor

The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) is a good effort by Samsung to defend its lower mid-range market share. However, it will find strong headwinds from Chinese smartphones like the Redmi Note 7 and the Realme 3.

 

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