Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Review, Pros and Cons – The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is just around the corner, a new member of the S20 series. This phone quite similar to Note 20 in look and feel. Thanks to the company, the phone will be released in a total of six cool and captivating colors to cheer its fans after all it is a Fan Edition (FE). The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition 4G will come with a flagship processor manufactured by Samsung itself. Now let’s see the detailed review of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Review

Highlights

  1. The device displays six vibrant and attractive colors for its fans.
  2. The next level, Exynos 990, adds more power to the phone with 7 nm architecture.
  3. The infinite O display has super AMOLED technology combined with a high refresh rate of 120Hz.
  4. Samsung offers additional protection with IP68 resistance to water and dust
  5. There will be a 4500 mAh battery with a decent amount of fast charging speed.

Design and Display

Talking about the design of the S20 FE 4G, a range of 6 different colors from the company makes it a flagship. At the front, a small perforated camera fits in the top center of the phone, being called the infinite O-screen by Samsung. Note, the rear rectangular camera module is like the Galaxy Note 20 ultra, with triple cameras combined with an LED flash. Unfortunately, the rear panel is made of plastic, which is somewhat disappointing.

Coming to the exhibition department, there is no such feature that Samsung has forgotten to provide, which makes the Samsung screen always stand out from the others. A 6.5 inches high super AMOLED Full HDR10+ screen is housed in the device that can provide an immersive and incomparable viewing experience for the end-user. Samsung didn’t stop there, it also extended support for HDR10+ paired with a 120 Hz refresh rate for smooth motion. To protect the phone from accidental drops, the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 comes to help in such situations.

Memory and Internal

The S20 FE 4G is powered by the company’s latest generation Exynos 990 chipset, which has good benchmark ratings as it is powered by the powerful Mongoose cores, as well as its efficient 7nm + architecture offers good battery backup. For games and all the required graphics tasks, the Mali-G77 MP11 has been merged with the chipset to meet the user’s needs. Under the hood, the latest OneUI 2.5 UI based on Android 10 OS seems like a cherry on top of the cake. OneUI is a clean and optimized ROM because it comes with no ads, lots of features, and a better experience.

With regard to memory, there are basically two variants for users to choose from – one is 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage and the other is 6 GB of RAM with 256 GB of internal storage. With UFS 3.1 storage technology, there will be a much faster opening of applications and also the transfer of files. To further extend its storage, Samsung also offers support for external SD card but with a shared SIM slot.

Camera

Speaking of cameras, the company has done very well in the camera department, since a rectangular camera configuration like Note 20 is provided, which offers first-rate performance in capturing sharp and vivid photos. Speaking of details, the setup comes with a 12MP main sensor with dual-pixel technology, an 8MP telephoto lens for taking portraits and better zoom, and finally a 12MP sensor again, but it is for ultra-wide shots.

In addition, there are advanced functions such as 8K video recording for crisp and clear videos, 3x optical zoom, video stabilization to control shaky videos, and more. At the front, a 32 MP high-resolution camera is installed in the upper center and is comparatively small, so it takes up less space, providing a greater ratio of screen to body.

Battery and Others

Although the S20 FE 4G carries a huge Li-Po 4500 mAh battery, the company only supplied a 15W charger, even for a flagship device, which is somewhat unsatisfactory. The company should have gone for at least a 25 W charger so that the user could charge the phone a little faster. To make sure you can unlock the phone instantly, an ultrasonic scanner under the screen is built into the screen, along with the support for facial unlocking.

Unfortunately, there is no 3.5 mm jack for connecting headphones. Still, there is one good thing that reverse wireless charging 4.5W is given. The price is still unknown, but as we expect it can be around $ 650 (49,000 INR).

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Pros and Cons

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE smartphone.

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G
Network2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
AnnouncedSeptember 2020
Weight190 g
BuildGlass front, Plastic back, and aluminum frame
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
IP68 dust/water resistant
SIMHybrid Dual SIM
Size6.5 inches
DisplayCapacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED, 16M colors
HDR10+
Always-on display
120Hz
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
OSAndroid 10, One UI 2.5
ChipsetExynos 990 (7 nm+)
CPUOcta-core
(2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 &
2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 &
4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G77 MP11
Card slotYes, uses shared SIM slot
RAM6GB
Internal128GB, 256GB
Camera12MP, 8MP, and 12MP
Selfie32MP
3.5 mm jackYes
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
NFCYes
RadioNo
USBType-C 1.0 reversible connector,
USB On-The-Go
SensorsUnder Display Fingerprint, accelerometer,
gyro, proximity, compass
BatteryLi-Po 4500 mAh battery,
Fast charging 15W,
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
ColorsGreen, Red, Blue, White, Lavender, and Orange
Expected Price$ 650 (49,000 INR)

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE smartphone.

Pros

  1. HDR + screen with Gorilla glass protection 3
  2. IP68 for water and dust resistance for additional protection
  3. Super AMOLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate for a smooth experience
  4. Triple cameras with 8K video recording and 3x optical zoom
  5. Decent image quality
  6. Comes in 6 different color options

Cons

  1. Fast charging speed of just 15 W
  2. No wireless charging
  3. Average battery performance
  4. Shared SIM slot for SD card
  5. Without 5g support

Conclusion

In summary, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G is good to buy if you don’t want to go for the S20 or S20 Ultra. It is equipped with all the essential features for which we can call it the flagship lite. This phone is actually made by Samsung after receiving feedback from its fans and that is why it is called the Fan Edition.

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Sumit Pandit
Sumit Pandit is a senior news reporter for Oispice. He is an expert on smartphones, apps, gadgets, and the tech industry. He writes for different tech news and has an excellent ability to make complex matters easy to understand. Sumit can be reached on Twitter @sumitkrpandit or Email at [email protected]