Buying a Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A20e: Full Guide - WeSellTek

Guide to buying a Samsung Galaxy A20e

The Samsung Galaxy A20e is a budget-friendly handset that’s packed with impressive features, despite the low RRP. 

Launched in 2019, the A20e has gained a lot of popularity thanks to its compact and lightweight design combined with an intuitive user experience, a powerful dual camera and fast charging capability.

Our Samsung Galaxy A20e is available in multiple colours, specs and variations which we’ll cover in more detail below. 

There is a wide range of Samsung Galaxy A Series devices available which can make it difficult to find the right fit for you. This guide will detail what to look for in a used Samsung Galaxy A20e, potential issues to watch out for and what buyers can expect from this model.

Where can I buy a Samsung Galaxy A20e?

When purchasing a Galaxy A20e, or any refurbished device, it's important to use trusted providers. At WeSellTek, our customers can rest assured that we use a Samsung refurbishment process that is extensive and meticulous.

This means you’ll always receive a fully functioning Samsung Galaxy A20e with the latest technology, whether you opt for a brand new device or a slightly cheaper refurbished alternative.

Before purchasing your next Samsung, it’s important to understand the difference between refurbished and used devices. Refurbished smartphones follow a very comprehensive quality check process, whereas a used device will usually come directly from the previous owner.

Used devices will often be sold through a reseller platform such as eBay or Facebook Marketplace and in most cases, have not received any official fixes, refurbishments, blacklist or finance checks.

A refurbished device, on the other hand, will have gone through a rigorous refurbishment process which assesses the condition of all areas within the device, including; aesthetic and performance criteria. Any credited refurbishment retailer will have taken the device through a specific refurbishment process to ensure the device is not only working but safe to use. 

When purchasing refurbished phones of any type, we recommend sticking to trusted providers. At WeSellTek, all products come with a 12 month warranty and no hassle 14 day returns.

Also, the first Samsung Galaxy A20e devices were only released in May 2019, meaning the devices are still relatively new which will help with overall condition. The Galaxy A20e is a great budget-friendly alternative to the more premium A-series devices while not compromising on many features at all.

How much does a Samsung Galaxy A20e cost?

The price of a Samsung Galaxy A20e will depend on its overall cosmetic condition and age. 

Right now, you can pick up a Samsung Galaxy A20e from only £89.95. This is for a standard model that’s in excellent condition, alternative conditions are available at different price points. 

This is a huge saving when compared to their initial RRP of £169 and the A20e’s advanced features means it could easily pass for a phone that costs twice the price. The large screen, slimline design and advanced camera features really set this device apart.

All of our refurbished androids are in perfect working condition internally but may have some external, completely cosmetic defects caused by general wear and tear and previous use. This is what affects the final price as devices with slightly more cosmetic wear will be available at lower prices.

Our Samsung refurbishment process ensures the Samsung Galaxy A20e has been restored to at least a cosmetically fair condition, data wiped and fully functioning. We use the same refurbishment process for every A20e device.

All of our refurbished Samsungs will be thoroughly tested, battery drain tested, cleaned and polished. Samsungs are available in fair, good, excellent or pristine condition with WeSellTek, each of which has a different price bracket.

For a detailed description of what to expect from each of our grading criteria, here is an overview.

Samsung Galaxy A20e specs

The Samsung Galaxy A20e is a compact device with an impressive screen-to-body ratio, ensuring users still receive a beautiful, large Samsung display but from a pocket-friendly handset.

The Galaxy A20e measures at: 147.4 x 69.7 x 8.4 mm (5.80 x 2.74 x 0.33 in).

Whereas, the standard Galaxy A20 measures at: 158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm (6.24 x 2.94 x 0.31 in)

The A20e is a much lighter and more compact device than its predecessor.

The A20e weighs in at 141g, whereas the standard A20 weighs in at 169g. That’s quite a significant device considering these devices were released just months apart. 

Samsung Galaxy A20e: Key features

While being a very compact design, the A20e includes some advanced features and tech that will outshine most of the other devices at this budget range. Here are some of the key specifications to note.

Height: 147.4 mm (5.80 inches) 

Width: 69.7 mm (2.74 inches) 

Depth: 8.4 mm (0.33 inches)

Screen size: 147.32 mm (5.8 inches)

Screen resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels at 296 ppi

Screen to body ratio: 80.4%

Camera: The Galaxy A20e's Dual camera has a 13MP(F1.9) and a 5MP Ultra Wide Camera. The front (selfie) camera is 8MP.

OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.0

Internal Memory: 32GB 3GB RAM

The Samsung Galaxy A20e was launched as a budget-friendly edition to the A series and as a more compact upgrade to the original A20 device. 

The handset includes some impressive tech considering its price point. The A20e benefits from a camera system that uses ‘Selfie focus’, allowing for much clearer and detailed photos even in low lighting.

The A20e also features Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, dual SIM, a 3.5mm headphone jack and 15W Fast Charging. 

The 5.8" HD+ edge-to-edge infinity-V Display is the largest 19.5:9 ratio display ever.

Available colours:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Coral
  • White

Samsung Galaxy A20e Performance

A common question from refurbished smartphone customers is whether their device will work just as well as a brand new device.

We can’t speak for other providers but at WeSellTek, we ensure all android devices complete an extensive refurbishment process which includes a thorough 70 point test, battery drain test, and full clean and polish.

This means the performance of your refurbished device should be top-notch. It’s important to keep this in mind as most standard used Samsung phones will not go through any kind of testing procedure which could result in sub par performance.

Refurbished devices will be much more reliable than used devices as they have been subjected to a rigorous testing process.

When it comes to the refurbished Galaxy A20e, you can expect great performance. The phone is available with a storage size of 32GB and the ability to hold a further 512GB externally in the MicroSD slot (sold separately).

The A20e uses a 3,000mAh battery that includes fast charging technology. In fact, a 15-watt charger is able to completely recharge the 3000-mAh battery within just 1:35 hours.

Here are some key performance details:

  • 3GB of RAM
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capability
  • Rear mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 32GB of storage (microSD up to 512GB)
  • Exynos 7884 processor

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A20e come with a new battery?

This depends on the results of our refurbishment process and whether a new battery is required. Our refurbishment process guarantees that you’ll receive a long-lasting battery for your A20e no matter what condition or options you select. It all depends on the quality and battery life before the refurbishment takes place.

If the battery performance of an A20e comes below 80% of its original capacity, then the battery will be replaced and you’ll have a brand new battery already installed when you purchase the phone. However, if tests find the existing Samsung Galaxy A20e battery to be of a good working standard, then the battery won’t be replaced.

Stats for the Samsung Galaxy A20e battery life

  • 3,000mAh battery
  • 15W fast charging
  • Uses USB type C for charging
  • Full recharge time recorded at 1:35 hours

Does a Samsung Galaxy A20e have wireless charging?

Unfortunately the Samsung Galaxy A20e did not come with wireless charging capability as standard. There are, however, wireless charging adaptors and cases available online that will open up this feature for your device.

Is a Samsung Galaxy A20e waterproof?

The Samsung Galaxy A20e is not waterproof and was not waterproof upon its release in 2019. The refurbishment process does not impact the water and dust resistance of a device. This device does not have an IP rating as it is not designed to be water resistant.

How much storage is in a Samsung Galaxy A20e?

All of our Samsung devices are data wiped during the refurbishment process meaning there will be no existing files or applications impacting your storage. The A20e is available with a memory size of 32GB and the ability to hold a further 512GB externally in the MicroSD slot.

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A20e come in its original box?

Some of our refurbished Samsung phones do come in their original box. However, most of our handsets are supplied in a brand new plain white box, including all the refurbished Samsung Galaxy A20e handsets we sell on our website.

Does a Samsung Galaxy A20e come with a charger and accessories?

Each of our refurbished A20e devices will arrive complete with a USB charging lead and 3 Pin UK mains plug. You’ll be able to charge your new smartphone from the moment it arrives, without needing to worry about sourcing matching chargers online.

Our Galaxy A20e handsets will not come with headphones, you can purchase headphones separately from our accessories range. (The A20e includes a standard headphone jack, unlike new Apple devices which require bluetooth headphones).

How many cameras does a Samsung Galaxy A20e have?

The camera quality of a Galaxy A20e will not be impacted during the refurbishment process. All android devices are subjected to our 70-point diagnostic check, which ensures the camera quality is of an excellent standard.

The A20e features a dual rear camera system and a single front facing (selfie) camera. This is how the device was shipped as new and our refurbished devices will include the exact same camera setup.

If a fault with the camera is detected during our refurbishment, the camera is replaced and retested which will ensure perfect working condition.

Samsung Galaxy A20e Camera performance

The Galaxy A20e features two rear cameras that use a main 13MP sensor and an additional, ultra-wide 5MP sensor. This is in addition to a single 8MP front (selfie) camera.

Samsung Galaxy A20e Video performance

The Samsung Galaxy A20e is capable of recording Full HD video at 1080p and 30/60fps. In addition, it supports Bokeh effects in the "Live Focus" mode, whereas the selfie camera features a number of filter effects such as Live Stickers.

Will a Samsung Galaxy A20e come with a screen protector?

No, our Samsung A20e handsets do not include a screen protector, however these can be purchased separately via our range of accessories.

Does a Samsung Galaxy A20e come with a SIM card?

No, we do not provide SIM cards, however all refurbished Samsung Galaxys from WeSellTek are network unlocked. This means you can simply insert any SIM card (your existing SIM if you have one) and away you go.

Does a Samsung Galaxy A20e come with a warranty?

Absolutely! All refurbished handsets from WeSellTek include a 12-month warranty and this is detailed on the Samsung Galaxy A20e page here