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    Huawei Y7p vs Samsung Galaxy A20s In-depth Comparison Review!


     Hey how’s it going guys, it’s Liaquat Jam here and in this post, I’m going to be comparing the Huawei Y7P which I’ve had for over a month now to a device that is almost similar in price, the Samsung Galaxy A20s there’s an almost 2,000 Naira or $4 difference between both and we’ll see what they offer for that budget category that they fill. I’ll talk about their displays, their cameras, my daily use, and the performance I got on both of them. 

    As always, I’ll have my timestamps in the description of this video so you can skip ahead to different sections of this video that you need quick information about. Without further ado, let’s get to the video. Alright, first things first, for quick similarities and differences, these devices were released about 5 months apart, Samsung A20S in October of 2019 which is almost a year to today, and Huawei Y7p in February of 2020. I’ve had my full review of the Huawei y7p which details everything about it. Right now, Huawei doesn’t have Google’s Mobile Services so I’ll encourage you to watch the video linked in the description below or in the card up above to see how to make your next Huawei device work better for you despite that and some tips and tricks as well. Basically, if you’re considering any new Huawei device at all, just click that link in the description. 

    Getting Quickly into the build quality for both these phones, they feel similarly weighted in my hands but on the spec sheet, Samsung has 7 more grams of weight which I don’t think you might notice as much when holding them so, quite similar even almost the same in terms of slimness. They are both glass on the front and polycarbonate on the back, as well as the frame, an all-plastic body on both which wouldn’t do too much damage in case of drops that aren’t front-facing. Still, on the back of both these devices, we can see that they are… Pretty different. I have the Aurora Blue for the Huawei and Black for the Samsung, however, that’s not to say that there aren’t many bursts of options. Huawei only gives you this and Midnight black while Samsung gives you this Black and in  addition, Blue, red and Green but in a straight color, not a gradient palette like Huawei. Down to even the Cameras on them, You’ve got an Infinity V notch on the Samsung and a hole-punch cutout on the Huawei, different but similar in terms of having just one a front-facing camera which also happens to be the same in terms of megapixels, they’re both 8MP and on the back, a triple camera setup.

    Similarly arranged with a single flash section below. They both have the standard dual sim slot for nano sims and micro sd cards and are even around the same side of each other. Also in terms of ports and I/O, they both have dual microphones and even a headphone jack. I think the only thing you’ll be missing in terms of ergonomics is that the Huawei comes with a case but Samsung doesn’t out of the box at least. When you get to the Display on both of them, similarly, they’re IPS LCD displays, with similar 720 by 1560 resolution and a slightly higher PPI on Huawei at 269 compared to 264 on Samsung’s A20s. A major difference is in the size of their displays as the A20s is bigger at 6.5 inches compared to 6.39 inches on the Huawei.

     That being said, there’s a slight screen to body ratio on Huawei 82.4% vs 81.9%.  Very tiny differences for devices that have quite a chin right there at the bottom. In real-world tests, I gravitated more towards the Huawei for daily use on the display side and there’s nothing wrong with the Samsung at all, in fact, a major deal-breaker for many people would be that they might not have YouTube by default to stream on the Huawei because of the Play Services being out of their new devices, I’d reckon that it probably just stops there but both do have similar quality in that regard. They will top at 720p when you watch videos Non natively. That’s when you stream. When it comes to the sound quality, of course, they are both single speaker devices so during gameplay you will block them somehow. However, they did sound fine, and here’s my not so comprehensive test on both of them: Microphone quality on  the Huawei Y7p was much better than the Samsung A20s despite both having dual mics. The sound quality was comparable but Samsung again had some peaking issues while Huawei’s Y7p just sounded fine overall but none of them are stereo speakers so definitely not my first choice in terms of music out loud but still if this is the only option I think we know our picks. 

    Getting into software and processing power territory, you’ve got EMUI 9 on the Huawei with no Google Play Services, again, link In the description for the video detailing we’ve got, similarly, Android 9, upgradable to Android 10, with One Ui 2.0. Processing power is where a somewhat major difference comes. We’ve got the Kirin 710F, a 12nm processor that came with a cool midrange from last year which I reviewed, the y9 Prime 2019. Samsung has a familiar Snapdragon 450 which is fitted in their recent M11 series from 4 months ago, or in May of 2020, a 14nm processor and as you know the smaller the nanometer the better when it comes to these things. 

    So Huawei wins in this regard. In fact, In my multiple tests, tasks ran faster on the Huawei in fact 2-3 times faster in most cases. This is evidenced by the compute tests in Geekbench where it shows 321 single and 1,314 multi Core scores on Huawei and almost twice as small in numbers for the Samsung A20s. Another benchmark for graphics shows this as well, which comparably is more than double on the Huawei vs the Samsung A20s. Storage on both these devices are again, very comparable, My Huawei Y7p is 4GB in RAM and 64GB in Storage, while my A20s here is also a 4GB and 64GB version but Samsung has a lesser 3GB and 32GB version. I found gaming on both devices to be somewhat comparable too, I feel I’ve said comparable a lot.

    First, off they’re both 720p displays so you shouldn’t expect full HD graphics, all of the games would be set to low or medium. However, it all boils down to lag. Which one of these would lag less, and of course, Huawei’s processor just helps it better in comparison but outside of these two, if you want a dedicated gaming phone, you might want to up your budget. Samsung didn’t lag at all too and the quality was consistent as well. When it comes to battery power, they both have 4,000 mah batteries. On the Huawei, 30 minutes of gaming took down 10 - 12% of power depending on the games I played.

     Heavy games like Call of Duty would certainly take huge portions of battery power. On the A20s, the battery taken was slightly less but it took down 8% - 11% of battery when you game for 30 minutes so slight edge to Samsung here. However, during day to day use, I could hardly tell the difference between both in terms of how long they took to shut down. The Samsung, however, didn’t shut down as fast as the Huawei so in overall terms they are both 4,000 mAh batteries but Samsung has again, a slight edge when it comes to battery. I do have to mention that in terms of charging too Samsung also has an edge again.  For the A20s, you Get a 15W charger while Huawei gives you a 10W charger, and again,  Huawei’s Y7p comes with a regular MicroUSB  2.0 port while Samsung gives you a USB Type C, also 2.0, and Samsung’s port is a reverse charging one.

     As usual, I did my charging tests and these are the results. IN 2 hours, Samsung already got full while Huawei was at 97%, in another 8 minutes it got to 100%.Again, a slight difference, I don’t know that 8 minutes is a deal-breaker and a battery at 97% vs 100%, is not so different for me so.         

      Yeah. Another difference between both of them would be that Huawei has better Bluetooth connectivity with Bluetooth 5.0 compared to 4.2 on Samsung and Samsung has a better gyroscope sensor but it’s not on the Huawei that we know of. Trade-offs here and there.          

       Apart from your normal PIN, Pattern and Password Unlock which are necessary unlocking methods, by the way, they both have face unlock and fingerprint readers on their backs. None of them are really faster than the other in my eyes, they both felt okay to use and I had no complaints in that regard. However in terms of the fingerprint reader, Huawei came ahead in most cases, and in these times of face masks, fingerprint readers are much better and this is definitely a better choice. Camera  Huawei’s Y7P and Samsung’s A20s mobile come with 8MP f2.0 Front-facing cameras. Pretty Identical in specs, both shoot 1080p 30fps which I’ll show in a bit but the only differentiator as far as the front camera is the Huawei Y7p having HDR. Similarly, on the rear end of both, we have a triple camera set up going here. Huawei gives you a 48MP capable wide camera, 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP depth sensor. Samsung gives a conservative 13MP wide sensor which has the exact same aperture and focuses distance of 27mm. Just as seen on the Huawei. Again, similarly an 8MP wide ultrawide lens and lastly a higher 5MP depth sensor on the Samsung. As you can see they both have similar lens capabilities, wide, ultrawide, and depth. They both shoot, again in 1080p at 30 fps. We will be sharing footage on both soon.

     There are zoom levels on both cameras and the A20s maxes out at 4x while the Huawei Y7p maxes out at 6X. I also noticed that in the 8MP ultrawide mode, the lens distortion is harsher on the Huawei and a bit more tolerable on the A20, as you can see with the curves. A major differentiator in the camera space though would be that the Huawei Y7p has a 48MP capable lens while the A20s’ maximum is 13MP. So what do these translate in real tests? Selfies on both were definitely usable, this is something I usually love landing on with my selfie tests. If I can’t use it, then it’s pretty much not worth it. Anyway, Samsung has a more refined skin tone while Huawei seemed to have more details overall. This is the same thing in Portrait mode for both cameras or Live focus on the Samsung and of course the usual over-exposure in the background on many budgets and mid-range devices. The ultrawide angle lenses on both devices were also okay to look at, for 8MP sensors that they are, the produces some different but comparable images they were both 2MB in size, and while the A20s seemed to be softer and had more saturation, the Huawei had more dynamic range and more contrast. At the max zoom of 4x, the A20s didn’t have as much detail left in it similarly with the Y7p but that had some sharpness going on. Still, they didn’t look very clear and I think a 2x max zoom would be optimal if anyone gets any of these to zoom? The Saturation shifts to the Y7p on this red fire hydrant.      

            Both the background blur and color makes it more appealing to the eyes and this is where their depth sensor shines. It's not all 100% conclusive when you look at the sky because even then, you get to see the major differences from the main wide lens when the HDR is on and ultrawide. In both cases, Huawei comes out sharper and more saturated or has more push in greens, blues, and reds while Samsung seems a bit warmer and softer but both are still usable images, let me know which you think bested this round.

     If you look at Macro too, they both lift their weight, at least in good lighting. While they both have sharp centers, they also both have very hazy edges that look a bit distorted or have some sort of motion blur or motion effect, granted I shot both handhelds. As far as videos go, Samsung seemed a bit more stable and held the color together and Huawei followed these trends as well but again as with the photos, had some more sharpening and contrast going on. That’s it for these devices guys, what are your thoughts on the Huawei Y7p and the Samsung A20s? Both interesting devices and around the same price range of 70 thousand, although right now on SLOT, Huawei is 69,900 or almost exactly 70,000 on the money while Samsung is higher at 71,800 both for almost similar features as we’ve seen. 

    Basically, the Huawei is a cheaper phone that does better in some areas, especially processing power but lacks the Google Play Services that is mainstream on Android. Is that enough of a reason for you?  Do let me know which you would go for or have gone for, if you already had one, let me know in the comments, and also do drop a comment if you have any questions for me or if I missed something.  Thanks a lot for reading, if you found this post useful, please give it a like and also share with friends.

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