When facing the purchase of a new mobile phone, we can wish for the best of the best, but there is one element that is definitive and defining: its price. For this reason today we face two of the best smartphones that you can buy for a figure close to 200 euros: the HONOR 8X and the Samsung Galaxy M20.
Although both smartphones They went on sale in the first half of the year for a much higher price, the successive sales on sites like Amazon and other distributors make them two of the smartphones more to consider within this price range.
With such a similar price … Is it worth it? buy the HONOR 8X or the Samsung Galaxy M20?
In this table you can find the characteristics of the two mobiles, which become two of the most attractive options within the lower mid-range, with mobiles that move around 200 euros. Check at a glance their similarities and differences.
|screen||6.5 inch FullHD + / LCD||6.3 inch FullHD + / LCD|
|Size and weight||160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm 7 175 grams||156.6 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm and 186 grams|
|Processor||Kirin 710 at 2.2 GHz||Samsung Exynos 7904 octa-core at 1.8 Ghz|
|RAM||4/6 GB||3/4 GB|
|Storage||64/128 GB (microSD 400 GB))||32/64 GB (128GB microSD)|
|Camera||– Rear: Dual 20 Mpx + 2 Mpx / Aperture f / 1.8 with LED flash|
– Front: 16 Mpx with f / 2.0 aperture
|– Rear: Dual 13 Mpx + 5 Mpx with Aperture f / 1.9 and f / 2.2 with LED flash|
– Front: 5 Mpx with opening f / 2.2
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 abgn, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, MicroUSB 2.0 + 3.5mm headphone jack + fingerprint reader||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C + fingerprint reader|
|YOU||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Drums||3,750 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Price||From 209 euros||From 209 euros|
Design and screen
First, the HONOR 8X arrives with glass in the front and back that ends up generating an elegant design of premium appearance with an aluminum frame that protects the device It has a weight of 175 grams as well as dimensions of 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm. Its screen is 6.5 inches with FullHD + resolution of 2340 x 1080 px and a 19.5: 9 display format that generates a density of 397 dpi.
Samsung Galaxy M20 also has glass in the front, but a plastic back. It is a somewhat heavier mobile with 186 grams, but also smaller, with measures of 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm. This is due to the use of a 6.3-inch screen with an FHD + resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels that generates an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9 and 409 dpi.
Camera and multimedia
Both models sport a double camera in the back. In the case of HONOR we have a 20MP sensor + 2MP camera and for selfies there is a 16MP camera on the front, both cameras with the AI functions granted by the Kirin 710 of the mobile.
The Samsung model features a dual 13 MP camera accompanied by a 5 megapixel sensor that is complemented by an 8 megapixel camera on the front part housed in a water drop shaped notch.
Performance and operating system
The HONOR 8X is presented on the market with an 8-core Hisilicon Kirin 710 processor (manufactured in 12 nm) capable of reaching a speed of 2.2 GHZ and with a Mali MP4-G51 GPU with TURBO GPU 2.0 GPU. Your operating system is EMUI 9 with Android 9 Pie.
At this point the Samsung model is somewhat behind, mounting an Exynos 7904 (14 nm) CPU also with 8 cores but operating at a lower frequency. Its GPU is a MaliG71-Mp2 and also boasts Android 9 Pie.
In addition, the HONOR model is sold with 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB (+ MicroSD) storage while the Samsung Galaxy M20 does not exceed 4 GB of RAM and stays in 64 GB of maximum storage (+ MicroSD)
At this point there is no discussion. The 5,000 mAh of Samsung Galaxy M20 expire at 3,750 mAh present in the model of HONOR. In addition to sporting a smaller screen, Samsung's smartphone offers better autonomy.
Which one to buy?
They are very even models because although the HONOR 8X It offers better performance, more screen and a slightly superior camera system, the design, size and, above all, the samsung battery Galaxy M20 balance the balance.
For the same price the HONOR 8X would win this battle but if you find Samsung Galaxy M20 below 200 euros, it is a successful purchase.