Verizon's Samsung Galaxy A20 has a big battery and stylish design going for it at a hefty discount
If you're in the market for a nice mid-range smartphone at a reasonable price in the US nowadays, you have quite a few options from Samsung available on all the major carriers. Verizon, for instance, is typically selling the Galaxy A10e, A20, and A50 for anywhere between $180 and $350 overall, but if you don't mind signing a device payment plan and activating a new line of service, all three budget-friendly handsets can be purchased at even lower prices.
We're talking $240 as far as the Galaxy A50 is concerned, $0, yes, $0 in the case of the A10e, and a cool 120 bucks for the 6.4-inch Galaxy A20. In case you're wondering, the latter model comes with the same screen size and a very similar design as the costlier A50, but also a number of hardware compromises. Specifically, lower 1560 x 720 display resolution, a slightly humbler Exynos 7884 processor, only two rear-facing cameras instead of three, and a conventional fingerprint scanner mounted on the back of the phone rather than a modern in-screen biometric recognition method.
Despite that fairly long list of weaknesses (at least compared to the A50), the Galaxy A20 is an arguably great deal at just $5 a month for two years, amounting to a grand total of $120. Large and unusually stylish for that discounted price point, the 6.4-incher also packs a hefty 4,000 mAh battery undoubtedly capable of squeezing some impressive running times between charges given the modest aforementioned screen resolution.
The screen, by the way, is a Super AMOLED beaut with a discreet waterdrop-style notch, while 3GB RAM and 32 gigs of internal storage space wrap up a very decent list of features... for $120 after bill credits. In terms of rivals and alternatives, the Moto G7 Power just so happens to cost $120 as well with Verizon installments and new lines, sporting an even bigger 5,000mAh battery but a single rear shooter and an arguably less attractive design with a wider notch.