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Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : The Full Details!

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : The Full Details!

Samsung Malaysia just announced their Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest, with prizes worth RM 424,000!

Here are the full details of the Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest!

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : What Is It?

The Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest offers prizes worth RM 424,000 for those who purchase a qualifying Samsung Galaxy device from 1 May until 7 June 2020!

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : The Prizes!

Samsung Malaysia is giving away RM 424,000 worth of prizes :

  • 10 x Samsung 65-inch Q800T QLED 8K Smart TV (2020) + RM500 Boost credit
  • 18 x Samsung POWERstick Jet 90 Premium + RM300 Boost credit
  • 36 x Samsung Convection Microwave Oven 45L + RM100 Boost credit
  • 500 x RM100 Boost credit

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : How To Participate?

The contest is very simple, with just three steps :

Step 1 : Buy a qualifying device and enjoy model-specific promotions (see below)

Step 2 : Snap a creative picture of your Hari Raya and submit your netry

Step 3 : Look out for attractive prizes announced weekly!

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : Qualifying Devices

Here are the eligible Samsung Galaxy devices :

 

Model-Specific Promotions : What Are They?

In addition to the contest, Samsung Malaysia is offering these additional promotions for these devices.

You can also get an extra RM300 discount with the promo code HOME300, if you bundle these smartphones with any wearable device, with a minimum spend of RM 3,000 in a single transaction.

 

Samsung Devices : Where To Buy?

Here are the online purchase options here in Malaysia :

 

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

The Samsung Galaxy M20 is the first mid-range Samsung smartphone to offer a large 6.3-inch Infinity-V display, a large 5,000 mAh battery and dual rear cameras at an incredibly affordable price.

Find out if this is the smartphone for you in our in-depth review!

 

The Samsung Galaxy M20 First Impressions + Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) is designed to be an affordable mid-range smartphone that offers dual rear cameras and a long battery life.

It comes in two variants – a base model with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and a higher-end model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy M20
Display6.3-inch Infinity-V display
-1080 x 2340 pixels (409 ppi)
- 19.5:9 aspect ratio, >90% screen-to-body ratio
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
System PlatformSamsung Exynos 7904
Processor2 x ARM Cortex-A73 (1.8 GHz)
6 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.6 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G71 MP2
Memory3 GB / 4 GB
Storage32 GB / 64 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera8 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear CameraDual Camera System
- 13 MP main camera with f/1.9 lens
- 5 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz only)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Battery5,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports 15 W fast charging
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-mounted
Other SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Virtual Light Sensor
NFC / Samsung PayNo / No
Dimensions74.5 mm wide
156.4 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
Weight186 grams
Colour OptionsCharcoal Black / Ocean Blue

 

Samsung Galaxy M20 Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) has two colour options – Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue. Which do YOU prefer? The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) was originally launched in India on 5 February 2019, in two variants :

  • 3 GB + 32 GB : ₹10,990 / ~RM 652 / ~US$ 159 / ~£120
  • 4 GB + 64 GB : ₹12,990 / ~RM 771 / ~US$ 188 / ~£141

Here is the official Galaxy M20 price for Malaysia :

  • 4 GB + 64 GB : RM 799 / ~US$ 195 / ~£147

Here are some direct purchase links :

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy M20 Up Close + Key Features

 

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The Samsung Galaxy M20 Up Close!

The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) is designed around a large 6.3-inch Infinity-V display, and a large 5,000 mAh battery.

This display has a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, with more than 90% screen-to-body ratio!

Let’s take an up close look at the Samsung Galaxy M20, and its key features!

The SIM tray is located on the left side, with the Power and Volume control buttons on the right. The 3.5 mm audio port is located at the bottom, next to the USB Type C port.

 

Samsung Exynos 7904

The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) runs on the new Samsung Exynos 7904 mobile SoC.

With a 2+6 architecture, the Exynos 7904 has two fast Cortex-A73 cores running at 1.8 GHz, and six low-power Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.6 GHz.

It also has a dual-core ARM Mali-G71 GPU to accelerate graphics and games.

 

Memory + Storage

The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) has two variants – a base model with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and a higher-end model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.

There is considerable bloat though. Out of the 4 GB memory capacity, 1.9 GB or just under half is available for use. We definitely recommend going with 4 GB of RAM.

The operating system and built-in apps take up just under 13 GB, which leaves you about 51 GB of free space. In the base model which has 32 GB of storage, you will only have about 19 GB of free space to use.

 

Triple Card Tray

Don’t worry about running out of storage space though. The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) comes with a triple card tray.

This allows you to use two nano SIM cards, and a microSD of up to 512 GB in capacity.

 

Fingerprint Sensor

The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) comes with a rear fingerprint sensor, aligned centrally.

 

V-Notch

Covering most of the front is a large 6.3-inch IPS display, which Samsung calls an Infinity-V display because of its V-shaped notch.

The smaller V-notch allows for a larger display area, specifically space for more notifications. Barring the complete removal of the notch, this is about as good as it gets!

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy M20 Cameras, Battery Life + Recharging Speed

 

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Samsung Galaxy M20 Cameras

Concealed within the teardrop notch of the Samsung Galaxy M20’s Infinity-V display is an 8 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 lens.

The front camera does not have a dedicated LED flash, but is supported by screen flash instead.

In the back, it has a 13 MP main camera with f/1.9 lens, and a secondary 5 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens.

The ultra-wide angle camera is really useful for certain shots. Let’s show you what the difference between the main camera (with a 76° angle) and the ultra-wide angle camera (120°)

 

Battery Life

We tested the Samsung Galaxy M20’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

Work 2.0 Samsung Galaxy M20 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 OPPO R17 Pro Realme 3
Battery Capacity 5,000 mAh 4,000 mAh 3,700 mAh 4,230 mAh
Battery Life 12 hours 49 mins 12 hours 19 mins 11 hours 54 mins 10 hours 35 mins
Battery Utilisation 5.20 mAh / min. 4.33 mAh / min. 4.15 mAh / min. 5.33 mAh / min.
Review Links Redmi Note 7
Review
OPPO R17 Pro
Review
Realme 3
Review
Price Check MY | US MY MY | US MY

Thanks to its large 5,000 mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) lasted almost 13 hours! This is not just screen-on time. It’s running the Work 2.0 benchmark over, and over again, for over 12.75 hours!

 

Battery Recharging Performance

The Samsung Galaxy M20 supports 15 watt fast charging. Let’s see how fast it recharges its 5,000 mAh battery!

Recharging Speed OPPO R17 Pro Samsung Galaxy M20 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Realme 3
Battery Capacity 3,700 mAh 5,000 mAh 4,000 mAh 4,230 mAh
Charger Output 50 Watts 15 Watts 10 Watts 10 Watts
Recharging Time 33 Minutes 123.5 minutes 133 mins 190 minutes
Recharging Speed 90 mAh / minute 32.4 mAh / minute 24.0 mAh / minute 17.8 mAh / minute
Review Links OPPO R17 Pro
Review
Redmi Note 7
Review
Realme 3
Review
Price Check MY | US MY | US MY MY

The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) took 2 hours and 3.5 minutes (123.5 minutes) to recharge its battery from 20% to 100%.

This gives it a good battery life : recharging ratio of 6.2 : 1. A rule of thumb – for one hour of battery life, you will need to charge it for 9.5 minutes.

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy M20 Photo + Video Samples

 

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Samsung Galaxy M20 Photo Samples

Here are eight full-sized unedited photo samples taken using the Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US).

At the full 13 MP resolution, the photos are 4128 x 3096 pixels in size, with file sizes between 3 MB and 4 MB.

Click on them to expand – you can also download them to “peek” at the pixels!

The Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) produced very good pictures, particularly when you consider its price point. However, you need to be aware of two issues.

Its wide aperture is great for low-light photography, but introduces a narrow depth-of-field. That means you may need to “help” it focus on your subject, or it will turn out blur – out of focus.

The other thing is that it requires some distance to focus properly. So macro shots will be a challenge.

 

Samsung Galaxy M20 Video Samples

Despite sporting a 13 MP camera, the Samsung Galaxy M20 (MY | US) only supports 1080p video recording. Here are two video samples :

Video Sample #1 : Live Performance

The image quality was excellent, but it was painfully obvious that it was not even electronically-stabilised.

There were also some exposure issues – sometimes it was overly dark, and when we tapped on the subject to correct – the background got overblown.

But on the bright side, the audio quality was very good. It was richer, with a markedly widerly range, than most smartphones at the same price range.

Video Sample #2 : Auto Show

This walk around of a small auto show demonstrates just how important stabilisation is when you record a video.

We can understand the lack of optical image stabilisation, but why didn’t Samsung throw in electronic image stabilisation?

This is a real shame, because the image quality was good, even though there were some exposure issues.

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy M20 Performance, Our Verdict

 

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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.

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
Review Links Realme 3
Review
OPPO R17 Pro
Review
Redmi Note 7
Review
Price Check MY MY | US MY MY | US

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.

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
Review Links Redmi Note 7
Review
Realme 3
Review
OPPO R17 Pro
Review
Price Check MY MY MY | US MY | US

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.

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!

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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The Official Samsung Galaxy M20 Price + Deals Revealed!

The Samsung Galaxy M20 offers a large 6.3-inch Infinity-V display, a large 5,000 mAh battery and dual rear cameras! Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy M20 price and deals for early adopters!

 

The Samsung Galaxy M20 Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy M20 is designed to be an affordable mid-range smartphone that offers dual rear cameras and a long battery life.

Its new Samsung Exynos 7904 mobile SoC has a 2+6 architecture, with two fast Cortex-A73 cores and six low-power Cortex-A53 cores.

There are two known variants – a base model with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and a higher-end model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.

In the front, it has a large 6.3-inch Infinity-V display, with a teardrop (or V-shaped) notch that conceals an 8 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 lens and screen flash capability.

In the back, it has a 13 MP main camera with f/1.9 lens, and a secondary 5 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens. Right next to them is a rear fingerprint sensor.

Powering all that is a large 5,000 mAh lithium-ion battery, giving it the battery capacity of a typical power bank!

 

Samsung Galaxy M20 Price + Deals!

The Samsung Galaxy M20 has two colour options – Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue. Which do YOU prefer?

The Samsung Galaxy M20 was originally launched in India on 5 February 2019, in two variants :

  • 3 GB + 32 GB : ₹10,990 / ~RM 652 / ~US$ 159 / ~£120
  • 4 GB + 64 GB : ₹12,990 / ~RM 771 / ~US$ 188 / ~£141

Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy M20 in Malaysia as an online exclusive on 20 March 2019, as part of the Samsung Super Brand Day on Shopee! Here is the official Galaxy M20 price for Malaysia :

  • 4 GB + 64 GB : RM 799 / ~US$ 195 / ~£147

 

Special Galaxy M20 Deals!

In addition to the great Galaxy M20 price, Shopee will offer these special deals :

  • The first 100 purchasers will receive a RM 100 cash voucher* + Logitech X50 Bluetooth speaker + JBL T450 wireless headset = RM 327 value in total
  • The next 900 purchasers will receive Logitech X50 Bluetooth speaker + JBL T450 wireless headset = RM 227 value in total
  • The subsequent 2,000 purchasers will receive the Logitech X50 Bluetooth speaker worth RM 98

These are really great deals, so make sure you be amongst the first 3,000 purchasers of the Galaxy M20 at Shopee!

* This cash voucher is only valid for the next purchase during the 27/3 Shopee Mega Sale, which takes place from 21-27 March 2019.

Samsung Quiz On Shopee (18-20 March)

There will also be a Shopee Quiz, where you can answer simple questions to win Samsung cash vouchers and Shopee coins!

Samsung Tablets, Wearables + Accessories Vouchers (18-22 March)

From 18-22 March, Shopee will give out cash vouchers for the purchase of Samsung tablets, wearables and accessories.

  • Tablets + Wearables : RM 100 off a minimum spend of RM 2,000, or RM 60 off a minimum spend of RM 1,000
  • Accessories : RM 50 off a minimum spend of RM 500, or RM 30 off a minimum spend of RM 300

 

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