Samsung Galaxy M20 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 specs comparison

The Redmi Note 7 appeared to have shaken up the world of smartphones with its promising specs at an affordable price. Samsung, on the other hand, launched their Galaxy M series of smartphones, beginning with the Samsung Galaxy M20 with large battery capacity. With their price points very close to each other, it’s time to look at both smartphones and see which one brings in the best bang for your buck. Let’s begin!

Here are the detailed specs of each smartphone:

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy M20Redmi Note 7
Display6.3-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080), 19.5:9 Infinity V display, 409ppi6.3-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ IPS LCD display @ 2340 x 1080px, 409ppi
Glass Typen/aCorning Gorilla Glass 5
CPUSamsung Exynos 7904 1.8GHz octa-core CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE 2.2GHz octa-core processor
GPUMali-G71 MP2 GPUAdreno 512
Storage32GB/64GB internal storage32GB/64GB internal storage
SIMDual-SIM (nano)Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
MicroSDExpandable via microSD (dedicated slot)Expandable via microSD (hybrid)
Rear Camera13MP F1.9 + 5MP F2.2 wide-angle, dual rear cameras48MP f/1.8 Samsung GM1 sensor + 5MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras
Front Camera8MP F2.0 front camera13MP front camera
WiFiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n/Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
PortUSB 2.0 Type-CUSB Type-C
3.5mm audio portYesYes
Audio featuresDolby Atmos audion/a
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
OSSamsung Experience 9.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)MIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)
Battery5,000mAh battery w/ fast charge4,000mAh battery w/ QuickCharge 4.0

Summary of advantages:

Galaxy M20

  • Dedicated microSD slot
  • Larger battery capacity
  • Dolby Atmos audio

Redmi Note 7

  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Offers 6GB RAM
  • Higher front camera resolution

Both phones feature a water drop notch that house the front camera. When it comes to the display, both offer large screens measuring past 6 inches which are perfect for viewing videos or streaming your favorite movies. The Redmi Note 7, however, sports Gorilla Glass 5 protection on its screen. 

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Since the Samsung Exynos 7904 is a relatively new chipset, the data with regards to its performance are still lacking. However, looking at the clock speeds, it is apparent that the Snapdragon 660 performs faster than the former. We’ll know more once we benchmark both devices in the coming days.

Both smartphones offer 32GB and 64GB storage variants. The Galaxy M20 does have the upper hand in this though, as it has a dedicated microSD slot while Redmi Note 7 users would have to use the SIM 2 slot to expand their storage. When it comes to RAM, the Redmi Note 7 has a 6GB RAM option while the Galaxy M20 only has 3GB and 4GB.

Each smartphone possesses dual rear cameras; however, the Redmi Note 7’s 48MP camera powered by the Samsung GM1 sensor is what makes the whole device very appealing above any smartphones in this price range. This has something to do with camera interpolation, though, which you can read more here. Front camera-wise, the M20 only holds an 8MP one while the Note 7 has the advantage at 13MP. Do note that the number of megapixels doesn’t mean that it has better image quality and with that, we can’t say which device has better performance. We do have this quick hands-on review of the Redmi Note 7 in which you can watch here.

For features, USB Type-C fans are in for a treat as both smartphones possess this port. The M20 ups the entertainment value, however, due to its Dolby Atmos audio.

Looking at the battery capacity, the M20 wins as it carries a whopping 5,000mAh compared to the Note 7’s 4,000mAh. They both also have fast charging capabilities although we’re not yet sure which phone charges faster than the other.

To summarize, go for the Redmi Note 7 if you’d like to have better screen protection, a higher maximum RAM capacity, and quality selfies. If you’re into having a larger battery capacity, a separate microSD slot, and upping the entertainment experience, the Galaxy M20 is for you.

Prices for the smartphone and their variants is as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy M20 3GB + 32GB: INR 10,990 (~PHP 8,117.47)
  • Samsung Galaxy M20 4GB + 64GB: INR 12,990 (~PHP 9,594.72)
  • Redmi Note 7 3GB + 32GB: CNY 999 (~PHP 7,675)
  • Redmi Note 7 4GB + 64GB: CNY 1,199 (~PHP 9,211)
  • Redmi Note 7 6GB + 64GB: CNY 1,399 (~PHP 10,748)
  • Redmi Note 7 4GB + 64GB (Philippine reseller):  PHP 12,300

Which one’s the better smartphone for you guys? Sound out in the comments below!

10 Responses

  1. Superayyah says:

    what does it mean if philipine reseller?
    what if merong xiaomi concept store sa amin?

  2. zzee says:

    how about making it sure yet before doing comparison. puro nlng specs sheets tinitingnan. kaya nman namin bumasa. ang di lang namin kaya yung mka hiram ng ibat ibang klaseng phone

  3. Arriez says:

    Are they available in the Philippines?

  4. deei says:

    I’ll go for m20 4gb version ddr4 + iwas data stealing from china

  5. None says:

    Exynos is crap.

  6. kenz says:

    redmi note 7 wins
    not even close
    xiaomi #1

  7. jobert_sucaldito says:

    Redmi Note 7 4GB + 64GB (Philippine reseller): PHP 12,300 Hahahaha wag na bumili sa reseller

  8. kramark says:

    The Redmi Note 7 has Pie, not Oreo.

  9. Z says:

    Your data about the m20 is wrong it’s screen has an fhd+ 2340×1080 resolution

  10. kramark says:

    The Redmi Note 7 has Pie out of the box.

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