Redmi Note 7S vs Samsung Galaxy M20: Who’s Got The Edge?

Xiaomi recently unveiled an all new Redmi Note 7 variant in the country, Redmi Note 7S. The better version of the standard Redmi Note 7 comes with a better rear camera setup including a 48MP main sensor.

Helmed as the cheapest 48MP camera smartphone in the country, Redmi Note 7S will be taking on Samsung Galaxy M20 directly.

The Samsung budget smartphone made to the bestselling list recently, a much-needed break for the South Korean giant in the country.

It has been losing ground in the much competitive budget space to its Chinese counterparts. The new Redmi Note 7S will again be challenging the Galaxy M20, as the standard Redmi Note 7 did since February.

The new Redmi Note smartphone comes with the same features as the previous Note 7 except for the rear camera configuration including the 48MP camera sensor.

Can Samsung Galaxy M20 hold against the new Redmi Note 7S in entry mid-range space?

Let’s find out.

Redmi Note 7S vs Samsung Galaxy M20: In-Depth Comparison

Both Redmi Note 7S and Samsung Galaxy M20 will fight it hard in the sub-12,000 segment.

Design & Build

Samsung Galaxy M20 comes with an all-aluminium metal and plastic combo body. In comparison, Redmi Note 7S has a new glass body in a gradient finish offering a premium look.

Additionally, Redmi Note 7S comes with Corning Gorilla 5 protection on both sides.

The new Redmi Note 7S design has an edge over the dated look of Galaxy M20.

Display

Redmi Note 7S comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display featuring a dotch notch in an 19.5:9 aspect. The display offers a screen resolution of 1080 × 2340 pixels. While, Samsung Galaxy M20 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Infinity-V screen in an 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Both the smartphones offer good screen space with lesser bezels, but Galaxy M20 have a slightly higher screen-to-body ratio and the AMOLED panel has better blacks than 7S.

Hardware

Samsung Galaxy M20 runs on the new Exynos 7S904 octa-core processor coupled with upto 4GB RAM. On the other hand, Redmi Note 7S will come with the same 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 octa-core chip with up to 4GB RAM as Redmi Note 7.

Both the smartphones, Galaxy M20 and Note 7S can handle day to day tasks and mid-end games with ease.

But, Redmi Note 7S with Snapdragon 660 will offer a more refined performance and at times a better gaming experience.

Storage

Samsung Galaxy M20 offers upto 64GB of internal storage with up to 512GB expandable memory via a MicroSD card. In India, Samsung Galaxy M20 is available in two storage models: 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage and 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

Redmi Note 7S, on the other hand, has been launched in two storage versions: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage.

Internal storage on Redmi Note 7S can be expanded up to 256GB expandable memory via a MicroSD card.

Software

Redmi Note 7S runs on the latest MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. In comparison, Galaxy M20 runs on Android Oreo based on Samsung Experience UI.

Both come with considerable amount of bloatware and own share of tweaks.

Rear Camera

Samsung Galaxy M20 features a dual camera setup at the back comprising of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel depth shooter. In comparison, Redmi Note 7S comes with a primary 48-megapixel Samsung sensor with an f/1.8 aperture paired with a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor.

The Redmi Note 7S rear camera has some definite edge here over Samsung Galaxy M20 with better overall performance irrespective of lighting conditions.

Redmi Note 7S has the 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor, and not the Sony IMX 586 sensor. It uses pixel binning technology to produce 48MP shots.

The technology seems quite refined, and the shots do come out good, both in well-lit and artificial lighting conditions. The company also has added a special Night Mode to boost up colours and details via long exposure.

Front Camera

Redmi Note 7S packs in a 13-megapixel selfie shooter upfront backed by AI capabilities and multiple shooting modes. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy M20, comes with a 8-megapixel selfie sensor.

Both Samsung Galaxy M20 and Redmi Note 7S captures above average wide-angle selfies with many added AI-based features.

Connectivity

Redmi Note 7S and Samsung Galaxy M20 come with Dual SIM connectivity and dual 4G VoLTE. Both have all the standard requisite sensors and connectivity featuring including Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS and a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack.

Battery

Redmi Note 7S will come with the same proprietary 4,000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging technology. In comparison, Samsung Galaxy M20 packs in a much bigger 5,000mAh battery.

Galaxy M20 ships with a 15W supported fast charger, while the Note 7S will come a standard 10W brick.

Pricing & Availability

Samsung Galaxy M20 has two variants available in India. It’s now been permanently discounted, and available at:

Rs 9,990 (3GB/32GB)

Rs 11,990 (4GB/64GB)

Samsung Galaxy M20 is currently available exclusively via Amazon and Samsung India online store.

Redmi Note 7S has been launched in two variants available in India:

The 3GB/32GB model is priced at Rs 10,999, while the top-end 4GB/64GB model at Rs 12,999.

Redmi Note 7S is available via Flipkart and Mi Online Store.

Redmi Note 7S vs Samsung Galaxy M20: CONCLUSION

Both Samsung Galaxy M20 and Redmi Note 7S are pretty good budget devices offering a great set of features, good for a daily driver. Redmi Note 7S comes with solid performance, a good looking design, an awesome camera and the latest OS..

Whereas, the Samsung Galaxy M20 scores big with the battery and the display. Also, it’s thousand rupees cheaper.

You should pick the Redmi Note 7S only if the camera is your primary concern. In the other departments, both Galaxy M20 and Note 7S are more or less same. Samsung Galaxy M20 does lack in the camera department but is a great device overall.

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