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Samsung Galaxy A20 vs realme 3 Specs Comparison

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A20 is one of the company's most attractive sub PHP 10K phones yet. Let's see if its specs can compete with the realme 3.
Samsung Galaxy A20 vs realme 3 Specs Comparison
Samsung Galaxy A20 vs realme 3

Both devices are packed with modern, trendy designs, powerful specs, huge batteries, and cameras that can surprise you at the budget level.

Side-by-side, which of the two comes with the better specs at this price point? Read on!

Samsung Galaxy A20 vs realme 3 Specs Comparison

DeviceSamsung Galaxy A20Realme 3
Display6.4-inch 2.5D Super AMOLED screen w/ HD+ 1560 x 720 resolution at 268 ppi6.2-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protected IPS screen w/ HD+ 1520 x 720 resolution at 271 ppi
1.6GHz 64-bit Exynos 7884 octa-core processor
2.0GHz Helio P60 octa-core processor w/ dual-core AI
GPUMali-G71 MP2Mali-G72 MP3
ROM32GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB (dedicated)32GB/64GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Back Camera13MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.2 w/ AF and LED flash13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 w/ PDAF and LED flash
Selfie Camera8MP f/2.013MP f/2.0 w/ AI face beauty
4,000mAh w/ 15W fast charge
4,230mAh w/ 10W fast charging
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie w/ One UI
Android 9.0 Pie w/ ColorOS 6.0
WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, USB-C, Colors: charcoal black, ocean blue
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Colors: dynamic black, radiant blue
Dimensions155.6 x 75. 6 x 7.9 mm156.2 x 75.6 x 8.3 mm
186 g
175 g
PricePHP 9,990
PHP 6,990 (3GB RAM/32GB ROM), PHP 7,990 (3GB RAM/64GB ROM), PHP 9,990 (4GB RAM/64GB ROM)

Samsung joins the bang-for-the-buck group?

Build/Design - Samsung Galaxy A20 has a black made out of tough plastic and with plastic frame. There is no Gorilla Glass protection mentioned for the screen. The realme 3 is made out of a polycarbonate material with 3D-like curved back. It also has a glossy finish that give an illusion of a glass panel. It also goes with a Gorilla Glass 3 protected front.
The back design
The back design

In the build quality, the realme 3 looks more premium due to the design choices they made. The Gorilla Glass 3 protection upfront is also a plus. That is not saying that the Samsung Galaxy A20's design is bad since it can also hold its own.

Realme 3 has a gradient colorway at the back while the Samsung Galaxy A20 has a more traditional solid matte-looking colorway back.

In the looks department, the look of realme 3 rides the modern trend of gradients while the Galaxy A20 goes a more traditional route of solid colors.

DisplayThe Samsung Galaxy A20 has a 6.4-inch 2.5D Super AMOLED screen. It also has an HD+ resolution of 1560 x 720 at 268 ppi. Although it has an HD+ resolution, it is still a Super AMOLED screen which are known to be brighter and better looking than IPS displays.

On the other hand, realme 3 has a 6.2-inch screen with a 1520 x 720 HD+ resolution. Colors are accurate with great pop. Blacks are not that deep but it is more than usable in media consumption.

Both phones has dewdrop-style notch which is a welcome design choice. They also have slim side bezels. The chin is a bit thick on both phones, but forgivable for the price.

SpecsSamsung Galaxy A20 has a 1.6GHz Exynos 7884 octa-core processor, Mali-G71 MP2 GPU, up to 3GB of RAM with up to 32GB of expandable storage, and 4,000mAh battery with up to 15W fast charging tech.

Realme 3 has a 2.0GHz Helio P60 octa-core processor with dual core AI, Mali-G72 MP3, up to 4GB of RAM with up to 64GB of expandable storage and a 4,230mAh battery with 10W fast charging.

On paper, realme 3 is ahead by a bit. It has a faster clocked processor, bigger ram and bigger storage as well as a bigger camera. That does not make the Galaxy A20 not worthy though. It still has capable specs and a faster fast charging tech.

Both also comes with speedy 4G LTE connectivity.

CamerasThe camera department is pretty close. Both has a dual camera setup with a 13MP main sensor. The Galaxy A20 has a bigger 5MP depth sensor though.

But, realme 3 highlights a brighter f/1.8 lens and a the speedier PDAF focus. It also has the Nightscape feature that can hold its own even against flagships in low light shots. 

Realme 3 has a 13MP f/1.8 main sensor paired with a 2MP f/2.4 secondary depth sensor with PDAF and LED flash. It also has a 13MP f/2.0 with AI face beauty.

For selfies, realme 3 takes the lead with a bigger AI assisted 13MP camera.

Other features - Both devices are packed with more than what you would expect at this price point. Both has 4G LTE. fingerprint sensor, and face unlock. The Galaxy A20 has a USB-C port compared to the micro USB port of realme 3.

Samsung Galaxy A20 advantages - Super AMOLED screen, USB-C port, 18W fast charging
Realme 3 advantages - Gorilla Glass 3, better CPU/GPU, bigger RAM and storage, brighter main camera, bigger selfie camera, bigger battery, more affordable starting price

Our thoughts

Samsung is definitely making waves with their Galaxy A-series. With the Galaxy A20, they are trying their hands in changing the perception of the consumers that they cannot deliver a capable budget phone.

Realme 3 is a great choice for the comparison here since it set the bar for budget smartphones. Realme 3 still has the better looking specs for the price though.

But honestly, Samsung did not disappoint here. It comes with a Super AMOLED screen, capable specs, cameras, and USB-C, the Galaxy A20 has a good package.

We are still looking to do a much more comprehensive performance comparison down the line.

Stay tuned!
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