“Both Realme and Samsung are targeting the youth with their offerings”

Now here are two phones that really warrant a detailed comparison. Both of them are highly attractive handsets with specs that are exceeding what you’d normally get in this price range. The price of the Samsung Galaxy M20 (review) starts at Rs 10,990, and the device features a full-screen fascia and powerful internals. The Realme 2 Pro (review) on the other hand, has a starting price of Rs 13,990, and it also offers the same two aspects. So if you are confused between which of these is a better buy, then here’s a comparison between Samsung’s Galaxy M20 and Realme 2 Pro.

Design and display

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The front panels of both these phones are very identical. Their full-screen fascia features teardrop notches on top and chins at the bottom. The back of the Galaxy M20 is made of a polycarbonate material, which is glossy and smooth to the touch. Yet, it does not grab the glass-like shine that’s exhibited by the Realme 2 Pro’s plastic rear shell, given to it by a 5-layer lamination technology. Both these phones hold dual cameras and fingerprint scanners on their rear, while they keep their speaker grills, USB (Type-C for Samsung phone and micro-USB Realme’s offering) ports and 3.5mm sockets on their bottom ends.

With the Galaxy M20, Samsung has introduced a new display called Infinity-V, which refers to the dewdrop nature of the screen. This is a 6.3-inch TFT panel with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. The display on the Realme 2 Pro also grabs the same size and resolution, but it’s of the LCD type.

Hardware and software

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These handsets have gone for mid-range 14nm chipsets and respectable amounts of RAM. The Galaxy M20 ships with a 1.8GHz octa-core Exynos 7904 processor which is paired with a Mali-G71 MP2 GPU. The 3GB RAM variant of this phone comes with 32GB of storage, and the 4GB RAM version offers 64GB of storage. The Realme 2 Pro has more powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset at its heart. It comes with a 2GHz octa-core CPU and an Adreno 512 GPU. Both its 4GB and 6GB RAM models ship with 64GB of storage, but there’s also an 8 GB RAM variant that offers a whopping 8GB of RAM. And these handsets offer dedicated microSD card slots as well.

The Galaxy M20 has been infused with the new Samsung Experience UI. The Android Oreo-based UI is fast and smooth UI, and offers features like face unlock, among other things. Coming to the Realme 2 Pro, it runs the Android Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 software. A number of AI-based photography features and even a facial unlock functionality are present in it, apart from the split-screen multitasking, an improved gaming mode, app shortcuts and gesture navigation.

Camera and battery

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The Galaxy M20’s rear camera setup includes a 13MP f/1.9 snapper and a 5MP ultra wide-angle sensor. This is quite a novelty in this price range, and in case you’re wondering, the phone is still capable of offering a live portrait mode. Its front camera is an 8MP unit. In contrast, the Realme 2 Pro features a 16MP camera with an f/1.7 lens and a 2MP depth sensor on the rear, which is meant to offer a portrait mode. Its selfie game however, is way better than Samsung’s handset’s, as the Realme phone ships with a 16MP camera on the front.

The Samsung Galaxy M20 is the undisputed winner in the battery department, thanks to its incorporation of a 5,000mAh cell. And thanks to its Type-C port, it can offer 15W fast charging as well. As for the Realme 2 Pro, it comes with a 3,500mAh battery that just delivers 10W fast charging.

Closing thoughts 

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As far as pricing is concerned, you could say that the 4GB RAM variant of the Samsung Galaxy M20 — which costs Rs 12,990 is the real competitor to the Realme 2 Pro, which will set you back by Rs 13,990 for the 4GB RAM version. It’s evident that both the smartphones excel in different departments, so it really boils down to what you want from your device. The Galaxy M20 is primarily meant for those desiring great battery life and also offers good camera performance. The Realme 2 Pro is a stylish handset with great selfie capabilities and better performance. So which one would you go for? Let us know in the comment box below.