Recently, Samsung has released the latest smartphone models, Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20. These types of smartphones are categorized as budget smartphones where the prices are not as pricey as Samsung Galaxy S10 but offer nearly equivalent build quality. These smartphones have many perks that Samsung provides for their user’s satisfaction. Nowadays, the common problems about the smartphone are on the battery that has been drained too fast while playing games. There is a disproportion between the battery drain and the time required to be fully recharged.

This issue is the main reason why Samsung released these two types of smartphones, of which M20 and M10 are released by Samsung with the best solution to get rid of this case. Even though Samsung Galaxy M series is categorized as low budget smartphone, it does not make this smartphone as a cheesy device. A smartphone with an affordable price but has very high-quality specifications, deliberately manufactured by Samsung as a result of their focus on the target market for people who are tight on budget so they still have chances to take a smartphone that has pretty good features.

The huge price tag is not the primary key in choosing smartphones with qualified specifications. The following passage is a review of the specifications of Samsung M10 and M20 by Spotecno. We will take a look at the specifications and comparison among Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20:

1. Display

Galaxy M10
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Galaxy M20
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For the screen size of a smartphone, Galaxy M10 has a pretty good 6.2 inches display of and also comes with an infinity-V display with HD resolution. Galaxy M20 is also equipped with an infinity-V display but has a larger size of 6.3 inches. Both Galaxy M10 and M20 have a Widevine L1 Certification to stream unlimited HD contents through popular applications.

2. Camera

Galaxy M10
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Galaxy M20
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Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20 have the same excellent quality on its camera, both of them have been supported by dual cameras and Ultra-Wide Angle Lens; 120ᵒ. A bigger Ultra-wide angle lens on this smartphone is aiming to produce images that will appear wider than regular smartphone’s camera.

This camera facility of the latest Samsung smartphone is very suitable for capturing moments by recording videos and capturing pictures. Galaxy M10 and M20 have been equipped with a 13MP main rear camera with an aperture of F1.9 and a 5MP secondary rear camera, which will make the videos and pictures you take being better and clearer.

3. Battery

Galaxy M10
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Galaxy M20
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Carrying improvements in the efficiency of smartphones battery consumption, Samsung has provided a large enough battery capacity for these latest budget smartphones. The battery capacity for Galaxy M10 is 3400 mAh and 5000 mAh for Galaxy M20. These number is quite fantastic, where the competitors of Samsung are rarely manufacturing smartphones that have long battery life and affordable prices.

The difference between M10 and M20 is in addition to the battery capacity, the M20 is far more appealing to invest in because it has been equipped with a fast charging feature. So you do not need to wait long for the battery is fully charged. In the category of battery life phones, 4G LTE networks will have a different battery consumption result than 3G internet networks. On its own 3G mode, the battery life is up to 15 hours, Video playback up to 17 hours, and for talk time (3G/WCDMA) up to 29 hours. However, For 4G LTE and Wi-Fi modes, the use of battery when connected to the internet can last up to 17 hours. While for audio playback, the battery can last up to 101 hours.

4. Hardware and Software

The latest Samsung processor, Exynos, has been applied in mostly all of their latest smartphone products, but there are little bit differences on Galaxy M10 and M20. Galaxy M20 is armed with Octa-core Exynos 7904 with 1.8 GHz CPU Speed, and Galaxy M10 is armed with Octa-core 7870 with 1.6 GHz CPU Speed. Supported by this type of processor, you can say it would be guaranteed that you will not feel any lag and these processors already support the multitasking process and low battery consumption.

There is a difference between Galaxy M10 and M20 regarding the security systems. Galaxy M10 is only featured by face unlock with no fingerprint scanner on this smartphone, while Galaxy M20 provides better security systems by the face unlock and fingerprint scanner.

Both of these smartphones are supported by dual sim card with Nano-sim (4FF) technology. For the networks of these smartphones, both of them are not supported by 5G services yet, but 4G LTE is available on these smartphones.

In terms of RAM and storage, these smartphones have distinctions in both RAM and Storage. Yet, these two smartphones still have decent storage and enough RAM for an updated smartphone that categorized as the budget smartphone. The prices are on the range of $200 which is quite good for its specifications, even with standard RAM and storage. Galaxy M10 provides 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 512GB (with external memory). Whereas Galaxy M20, the storage is slightly larger; 32GB that can be expanded up to 512 GB (with external memory) and provided 3GB RAM. Although those specifications are kind of low, with the latest processor by Samsung, these smartphones will produce maximum performance.


From the breakdown above, there are some significant differences between Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20. Even though there are differences between them, these two smartphones are unarguably the latest and the best smartphones from Samsung for the budget smartphone category. Both of these smartphones have just been released by Samsung earlier this year, and have utilized the same type of processor as Samsung Galaxy S10, Exynos.

This is the end of the review and a brief description of the specifications of Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20 and its comparison. According to Spotecno team, we recommend you to invest in galaxy M20 instead of galaxy M10, because there are many advantages to this smartphone overall. Read about Galaxy M30 here!


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