When someone popped the question about which of these two devices was better, I knew I would be doing a Samsung Galaxy A20 vs Infinix s4 comparison review. Why let the opportunity to create another exciting smartphone comparison go to waste?
I had to point out to the enquirer first that there are two versions of the Infinix S4 – one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage; the other with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. And since the Galaxy A20 has only one version and it has 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage, RAM/storage would determine which variant of the S4 features in a comparison. Fair; right?
So, beside RAM and storage, how similar are these two smartphones? They both have a 4000mAh battery. They have similar screen sizes and resolutions with a waterdrop notch. They both have a rear fingerprint scanner. They both run Android 9 Pie. And they both cost around $140 or ₦50,000. Clearly, this is a fair fight. So, let’s get into it.
Samsung Galaxy A20 vs Infinix S4 3/32GB: Quick Specs Comparison
And this is where we must draw up the comparison table of the key specs and features of the two devices, so it is easier to itemize what sets them apart.
|Samsung Galaxy A20||Infinix s4 3GB/32GB|
|6.4 inches, 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, Super AMOLED display.||6.2 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio, IPS LCD display|
|Octa-core Exynos 7884 (14 nm), 1.6 GHz||Octa-core Mediatek Helio P22 (12 nm), 2.0 GHz|
|8MP selfie camera||32MP selfie camera|
|13MP + 5MP rear dual camera with LED flash||13MP + 8MP + 2MP rear triple camera with quad-LED flash|
|32 GB internal storage + dedicated microSD, up to 1TB||32 GB internal storage + dedicated microSD slot, up to 128 GB|
|3 GB RAM||3 GB RAM|
|4000 mAh battery + 15W quick charging||4000 mAh battery + regular charging|
|$146 (₦52,000)||$130 (₦46,300)|
Let’s talk about the camera specs here on neutral ground. While on paper, the Infinix s4 has the higher specc’d cameras, we already know that numbers don’t count in camera performance. For example, the main camera on the Galaxy S9 Plus is a 12MP camera, yet the 48MP camera of the Redmi Note 7 doesn’t come close in terms of details, colour reproduction and more.
So, I am not giving the camera slugfest to either of these contestants. Actually, if experience is anything to go by, I am willing to bet that the Samsung Galaxy A20’s camera will one-up the Infinix s4’s in a number of areas, and vice versa.
We do know that the Galaxy A20’s camera suffers in low light, which is something that the Infinix s4 handles well. But the Infinix s4’s camera is fond of whiting out the background in a number of other scenarios. There are pros and cons across the dividing line. As such, I am not awarding the camera slugfest to either phone. Feel free to swing where your preferences lie.
So, let’s now move on and examine the features where each phone shines.
Where Samsung Galaxy A20 has the edge
The Galaxy A20 has a punchier display – AMOLED displays give you punchier colours and deeper blacks. Thery are also rare on budget phones, so the A20’s display is something of a novelty and has been adjudged as being the best display in its class . Clear win for the A20.
In terms of performacne, Samsung’s EXYNOS 7884 chipset is a more powerful engine than Helio P22. The P22 is the processor in the A20’s younger and cheaper sibling, Galaxy A10s. An easy win for the A20.
While both mid-range Android phones give you a dedicated memory card slot, the Galaxy A20 supports up to 1TB size cards, against the Infinix S4’s paltry128GB. That is a huge difference, especially if you love to store loads of videos and other heavy files.
Lastly, if you have about 30 minutes to quickly charge your phone’s battery before heading out for that important meeting or delivery or night out with the crew, Samsung Galaxy A20 will give you about 50% battery power in that space of time, thanks to its 15W fast charging.
Infinix S4 does not have fast charging built in, so you won’t get more than about 12-13% battery from zero in that short period.
Where Infinix S4 3/32GB has the edge
The only area where the Infinix S4 wins clearly is in price. It costs about ₦6,000 less than the Galaxy A20. Which means that the only reason you are likely to choose to buy the S4 is if you can’t afford the Galaxy A20. The jury is still out on the cameras.
PS: In terms of Wi-Fi support, Infinix S4 supports a/b/g/n/ac, while The A20 supports just b/g/n standards. Not a big issue for most users, but it is worth mentioning all the same.
Samsung Galaxy A20 vs Infinix S4 3/32GB: Who Wins?
This is one comparison review in which we have a clear winner, and the Galaxy A20 leaves Infinix S4 in the dust in every way possible. Samsung’s gladiator is the clear winner here.
But Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, India, Phillipines and many other countries in which these two devices sell side-bu-side are price-sensitive markets. Which means that a lot of those shoppers will default to the Infinix.
More sophisticated shoppers with the purchasing power will definitely pick the Samsung for all the extra value it brings to the table.
Thank you for reading our Samsung Galaxy A20 vs Infinix s4 comparison review to the end. Perhaps you disagree with our conclusions. In which case, do tell us what you think. If you were out shopping for a mid-range smartphone with a rough budget of $140 (₦50,000) now, which of these two would you pick?
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