Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 vs Samsung Galaxy A20: Two solid phones, one clear winner

The two top Android phone makers in the world square off with mid-range gladiators. This time, it is Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 vs Samsung Galaxy A20 in this comparison battle royale. At first glance, this looks like it is going to be a close call, as both phones are similarly specc’d in many features.

The Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 is one of honorary mentions among the best phones under N50,000 ($150), and with the price of the Samsung Galaxy A20 dropping from its initial perch at ₦55,000, it now deserves to be accorded the same courtesy.

But no matter how similar two smartphones may be, there is always that one thing – or two – that tips the scale to one side for you. Our task here is simple: to find that thing.

Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 vs Samsung Galaxy A20: Quick Specs Comparison

Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 vs Samsung Galaxy A20 comparison review
Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 vs Samsung Galaxy A20 comparison

Anyway, it is time to draw up a comparison table of the key specs and features of the two devices.

Huawei Y7 Prime 2019Samsung Galaxy A20
6.26 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio IPS LCD display.6.4 inches, 720 x 1560 pixels, 19:9 ratio Super AMOLED display
Android 8.1 OreoAndroid 9 Pie
Octa-core Snapdragon 450, 1.8 GHz(14 nm)Octa-core EXYNOS 7884, 1.6 GHz (14 nm)
16MP selfie camera8MP selfie camera
13 + 2 MP rear dual camera with LED flash13 + 5 MP rear dual camera with LED flash
32 GB internal storage + shared microSD, up to 512 GB32 GB internal storage + dedicated microSD slot, up to 512 GB
3 GB RAM3 GB RAM
4000 mAh battery + 10W fast charging4000 mAh battery + 15W quick charging
$146 (₦51,900)$145 (₦51,500)

Both phones have a waterdrop notch display, rear dual cameras, rear-mounted fingerprint reader, as well as face unlock. The Galaxy A20 has Samsung’s custom Android skin, One UI, while the Y7 Prime 2019 runs Huawei’s EMUI. Which of those skins you prefer is a question of your personal taste.

The rear dual cameras are fairly evenly matched on paper. Which of them is the better snapper in real life? We will require a shootout to find out. The selfie cameras have a greater difference between them – the Galaxy A20 has an 8MP shooter while the Y7 Prime 2019 has a 16MP shooter. Still, there is no way, outside of a shootout, to tell which is better.

One thing is for sure, both Huawei and Samsung make good cameraphones, though Huawei has had the edge in recent years.

And now, in the next stage of this Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 vs Samsung Galaxy A20 comparison review, we look at those areas in which each phone has a clear edge over the other.

Where Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 has the edge

Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 red

If you have looked at that Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 vs Samsung Galaxy A20 specs comparison table above, you will see how tough it is to find any area in which the Y7 Prime has an edge. It matches the Galaxy A20 in many places and in every other area, it is a whisker’s breath behind in the areas where its opponent has the edge.

The only thing on paper that stands out for the Huawei is the 16MP selfie camera. And it is tough to award that without a shootout confirming that it is actually a better camera.

Where Samsung Galaxy A20 has the edge

Samsung Galaxy A20 2019 top

This is going to sound like a walkover: the Galaxy A20 has a better display because it is AMOLED (deeper blacks and better contrast), has more up-to-date software (Android 9 Pie), is more powerful, thanks to the EXYNOS 7884 processor, offers better expandable storage, thanks to the dedicated micro-SD slot, and its battery can be topped up faster, thanks to 15W fast charging.

Samsung’s gladiator is not playing at all and manages to edge out its opponent in many small ways. Battery capascity is the same on both phones, and the win is because of faster charging. Both phones have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. They also offer same expandable memory capacity, but the Huawei’s slot is a shared slot, giving Samsung the edge. The displays have the same resolution and are almost of the same size. Again, Samsung wins on a technicality.

It is almost annoying: both smartphones are pretty much the same in many ways, but the Galaxy A20 almost always has one little thing to tip the scale in its favour. What a match.

Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 vs Samsung Galaxy A20: Who Wins?

At this point, is there really any question about which of these two gladiators wins this fight? The Galaxy A20 wins so many features. Not that each individual difference is glaring, but when you add up a lot of small wins….

And then we come to that almighty thing that often determines whether or not you buy a phone, that thing called cash, both phones pretty much cost the same thing. For ₦51,000 to ₦52,000, you will find either smartphone to buy.

The Samsung Galaxy A20 is the device that offers better value here. Still, I have to ask: if you had to pick between the two, which would be your choice – Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 or Samsung Galaxy A20 2019?

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5 comments

  1. Both phones are unique and they match each other. Not much different in specifications, but One thing that will make me want to go for the Galaxy A20 is the One UI Android skin. Huawei EMUI Android skin is some how poor in my opinion, Huawei need to improve on that. Overall, the two devices are very great.

  2. The A20 is a capable little phone,it’s still amazing that Samsung can bring themselves to sell phones with so much features at the current prices of the A Series..
    The A30,for instance is a much more capable device all round than last Year’s Galaxy J8 and yet it is much cheaper than the said phone at their current prices..
    And they have been reaping the benefits of this new pricing policy by the bucket full,seeing as the A series is selling like hot cakes..

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