Welcome to the review on the Samsung Galaxy A20 and A30 review. These are the best value for money and affordable smart phones you can buy as we write this post. They are Android OS based smartphones and while on paper or spec sheet do not seem to have the highest performing components they are surprisingly worth considering.
We are reviewing the Galaxy A20 and the A30 together as they are essentially the same phones on the outside but they are quite different on the inside. If you were thinking of buying one of the other you need to check both out before deciding.
In terms of construction the Galaxy A20 and A30 are are two piece designs with a plastic back and a glass touch screen. Both feel good in the hand and look good at the same time. We have no complaints given the pricing.
In terms of hardware the Galaxy A20 has a lovely large 6.4 inch AMOLED screen as the highlight and despite the lower resolution still looks great, arguably better than the iPhone. While the CPU may not be the fastest, it works perfectly well when using whatever App you have open. The Galaxy A30 has the high resolution screen 6.4 inch AMOLED which again looks great, certainly better than any iPhone. Both also come with NFC which is even better considering the low price.
In conclusion the Samsung Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A30 are very good budget smartphones. They are not the fastest but they aren’t slow either, certainly better than say the equivilent Nokia. The FM Radio is a highly demanded feature missing from more expensive phones will help sales in some parts of the world with poor or expensive mobile data services. The AMOLED screens on both models lift the ownership experience and knowing that you didn’t pay very much for them is even better! Since there is very little competition in this price range these are arguably the best smartphone to buy in this price category.
Specifications Samsung Galaxy A20 and A30
GSM 3G 4G LTE
Dual SIM models: A20S and A30S
Tablet Touch screen
- L158.4 x W74.7 x D7.8 mm
- Weight 165-169 grams
A20: 6.4 inch 1,560 x 720 Super AMOLED
A30: 6.4 inch 2,340 x 1080 Super AMOLED
A20: Main 13 + 5 MP LED Flash
Selfie camera 8 MP
A30: Main 16 MP + 5MP LED Flash
Selfie camera 16 MP
- Video Camera
1080 HD 30FPS main video camera
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB C, NFC
A20: Octa-core 1.6 Ghz + Mali-G71 GPU (Exynos 7885)
A30: Octa-core 1.8 Ghz + Mali-G71 GPU (Exynos 7904)
A20: 3 Gig RAM
Up to 32 Gig for user + Up to 512Gig microSD expansion
A30: 4 Gig RAM
Up to 64 Gig for user + Up to 512Gig microSD expansion
GPS, GLANOSS, BDS
FM Radio and 3.5mm headphone socket
Finger printer sensor
4000 mAh battery
Up to 7 days standby
- Price (RRP) history
Galaxy A20: Under $279 AUD March 2020 (Outright)
Galaxy A30: Under $379 AUD March 2020 (Outright)