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Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 specs: Here's what you're getting for the price

Samsung's M series is now official, but does it offer a stacked spec sheet for the price?
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April 25, 2019
The front of the Samsung Galaxy M10.

The Samsung Galaxy M series represents the Korean brand’s latest attempt to unseat the likes of Xiaomi and Realme in India. The phones offer a solid design and a low price tag, but they need more than that to claw back market-share from Chinese players.

Read: Samsung Galaxy M10 review: A well-built, modern-looking phone that does the basics

Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20: Specs

We delve deeper to bring you a close look at the Galaxy M10 and M20 specs, so join us as we jump in.

Samsung Galaxy M10Samsung Galaxy M20
Display
Samsung Galaxy M10
6.22 inches, 1,520 x 720 pixels (~269ppi), 'Infinity-V' LCD
Samsung Galaxy M20
6.3 inches, 2,340 x 1,080 pixels (~409ppi), 'Infinity-V' LCD
SoC
Samsung Galaxy M10
Exynos 7870 (8 x Cortex A53 at 1.6GHz)
Samsung Galaxy M20
Exynos 7904 (2 x Cortex A73 at 1.8GHz, 6 x Cortex A53 at 1.6GHz)
GPU
Samsung Galaxy M10
Mali-T830
Samsung Galaxy M20
Mali-G71 MP2
RAM
Samsung Galaxy M10
2GB/3GB
Samsung Galaxy M20
3GB/4GB
Storage
Samsung Galaxy M10
16/32GB
Expandable, up to 512GB
Samsung Galaxy M20
32GB/64GB
Expandable, up to 512GB
Cameras
Samsung Galaxy M10
Rear
Main: 13MP, f/1.9 Secondary: 5MP, f/2.2 Ultra Wide 120 degrees
Front: 5MP, f/2.0
Samsung Galaxy M20
Rear
Main: 13MP, f/1.9, Secondary: 5MP, f/2.2 Ultra Wide 120 degrees
Front: 8MP, f/2.0
Audio
Samsung Galaxy M10
Headphone jack
Samsung Galaxy M20
Headphone jack
Battery
Samsung Galaxy M10
3,400mAh, micro USB
No Fast Charging
Samsung Galaxy M20
5,000mAh, USB-C
Fast Charging
IP rating
Samsung Galaxy M10
N/A
Samsung Galaxy M20
N/A
Sensors
Samsung Galaxy M10
Accelerometer
Proximity
Samsung Galaxy M20
Accelerometer Proximity
Magnetometer, Compass
Gyroscope
SIM
Samsung Galaxy M10
Dual SIM VoLTE
Samsung Galaxy M20
Dual SIM VoLTE
Software
Samsung Galaxy M10
Android 8.1.0, Samsung Experience 9.5
Samsung Galaxy M20
Android 8.1.0, Samsung Experience 9.5
Colors
Samsung Galaxy M10
Charcoal Black
Ocean Blue
Samsung Galaxy M20
Charcoal Black
Ocean Blue

From a pure power perspective, the Galaxy M10 and M20 are nothing to write home about for their respective price brackets. The Galaxy M10 touts the 2016-era Exynos 7870 chipset (eight Cortex-A53 cores, 14nm) and between 2GB and 3GB of RAM, so it’s expected to struggle with advanced games and demanding applications. Still, this level of power should be fine in theory for everyday usage (i.e. 2D games, communication, web browsing, video playback).

Meanwhile, the Galaxy M20 offers Samsung’s latest chipset, the Exynos 7904. It’s not the weakest processor around, owing to those two heavyweight Cortex-A73 cores, but there’s only two of them compared to four high-powered cores in rival chipsets from MediaTek and Qualcomm. In any case, the two big cores plus 3GB to 4GB of RAM means you should be able to play some demanding games and apps, while also delivering smoother performance compared to the M10.

The phones also differ in the display, battery, selfie camera, and storage areas. The M10 offers a 6.22-inch 720p LCD screen with a waterdrop notch, a 3,400mAh battery, 5MP camera, and 16GB or 32GB of expandable storage. Meanwhile, the Galaxy M20 ups the ante in a massive way, delivering a 6.3-inch Full HD LCD screen with a waterdrop notch, a humongous 5,000mAh battery, 8MP front-facing shooter, and 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage.

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The Galaxy M10 lacks several more features seen on the M20, such as a fingerprint scanner, fast charging, and USB-C connectivity. So if even one of these features is a priority, then you’ll want to plump for the M20. Toss in a variety of missing sensors (compass, gyroscope, magnetometer) and there’s no questioning Samsung cut plenty of corners compared to the M20.

Otherwise, they both pack waterdrop notches, a 13MP+5MP ultra wide rear camera pairing, a headphone jack, and Samsung Experience 9.5 atop Android 8.1.

What do you make of the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 specs? Give us your thoughts in the comments below. For more details, including pricing, you can check out our article here.