Xiaomi is all set to launch Redmi Note 7 under its newly separated sub-brand Redmi. An upgrade over the current Redmi Note 6 Pro, the smartphone launched in China a couple of weeks back. Samsung Galaxy M20 is going to be a much-needed relief for the company, the segment it’s been continuously losing its market share to the Chinese competition.
Redmi Note 7 will launch in India in the second week of February.
The upcoming Redmi Note smartphone in India will comes with a water drop notch, gradient finish, 48MP camera, Snapdragon 660 chipset and more. Samsung Galaxy M20 is the company’s latest bet to take on the mid-range bestsellers.
Redmi Note 7 vs Samsung Galaxy M20: In-Depth Comparison
Let’s do a quick comparison to find who’s going to be a better contender in the new sub-12,000 segment.
Design & Build
Samsung Galaxy M20 has an all-aluminium metal body. In comparison, Redmi Note 7 has a new polycarbonate body in a gradient finish. The device doesn’t sport a completely metal body, but the new Redmi Note 7 design does look cool compared to Galaxy M20.
Both the smartphones look smart. But the gradient finish on Redmi Note 7 stands out against the dated design of Samsung Galaxy M20.
Redmi Note 7 sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ LTPS display with a water drop notch in an 19.5:9 aspect ratio offering a screen resolution of 1080 × 2340 pixels. While Samsung Galaxy M20 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ FHD+ Infinity-V screen in an 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Both the smartphones offer good screen space with lesser bezels. Galaxy M20 with U-shaped notch have a slightly higher screen-to-body ratio compared to Redmi Note 7 with the V-shaped notch.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 runs on the new Exynos 7904 octa-core processor coupled with upto 4GB RAM. While Redmi Note 7 will come with the 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 octa-core chip with up to 6GB RAM.
Both Galaxy M20 and Note 7 can handle day to day tasks and mid-end games with ease. Though, Redmi Note 7 with Snapdragon 660 will offer a more refined performance.
Samsung Galaxy M20 offers upto 64GB of internal storage with upto 512GB expandable memory. In India, Samsung Galaxy M20 is available in two variants: 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage and 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.
In China, Redmi Note 7 has been launched in three storage versions: 3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB and 6GB+64GB. As per a recent leak, two Note 7 models will come to India.
Redmi Note 7 runs on MIUI 10 based on Oreo 8.1. The Android 9 Pie on Note 7 is expected by mid-2019. Similarly, Galaxy M20 also runs on Android Oreo based on Samsung Experience UI.
Samsung Galaxy M20 has a rear dual camera setup comprising of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. While the Redmi Note 7 will come with a primary 48-megapixel Samsung sensor with an f/1.8 aperture paired with a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor.
The Redmi Note 7 rear camera has an edge here over Samsung Galaxy M20 with better overall performance irrespective of any lighting conditions.
Up front, Redmi Note 7 comes with a 13-megapixel selfie camera backed by AI capabilities. While the Samsung Galaxy M20, on the other hand, offers a 8-megapixel single sensor.
Both the smartphones will offer better wide-angle selfies backed by AI-based features.
Both Redmi Note 7 and Samsung Galaxy M20 come with Dual SIM connectivity, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS and a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack.
Redmi Note 7 will come with the same old 4,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0 technology. In comparison, Samsung Galaxy M20 has a higher 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast-charging support.
Galaxy M20 has an edge here over the Redmi Note 7.
Pricing & Availability
The Samsung Galaxy M20 has two variants available in India:
- Rs 10,990 (3GB/32GB)
- Rs 12,990 (4GB/64GB)
Samsung Galaxy M20 is currently available exclusively via Amazon and Samsung India online stores.
Redmi Note 7 currently has three variants available in China starting at:
- 3GB/32GB for 990 Yuan (around Rs 10,350)
- 4GB/64GB for 1,199 yuan (around Rs 12,350)
- 6GB/64GB for 1,399 yuan (around Rs 14,350)
Redmi Note 7 vs Samsung Galaxy M20: CONCLUSION
Both Samsung Galaxy M20 and Redmi Note 7 are pretty good phones from Xiaomi and Samsung each. Redmi Note 7 comes with solid performance, a good looking display, an awesome camera, solid build and much more. While the newly launched Samsung Galaxy M20 definitely would give the Note a solid fight.
Both the smartphones are complete packages at their respective prices.
Samsung Galaxy M20 is refreshing and better, compared to what Samsung has been doing with its mid-range smartphones lately. Galaxy M20 has been priced very aggressively starting at just Rs 10,990.
Coming to Xiaomi, if the company launches Redmi Note 7 at around Rs 10,999 or another 500 bucks more, it can soon beat some of the best selling smartphones in the range.
To sum up, Samsung Galaxy M20 will definitely lack in the camera department. The 48MP Samsung sensor on Redmi Note 7 surely offers an advantage over the Galaxy M20 dual shooter. But, if we leave the cameras, Samsung Galaxy M20 is a solid buy at the price.