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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE – Amazing For a Non Flagship Smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is here.
Galaxy S20 FE is the newest addition to the S20 Family and it may be the S10 Lite version for the Galaxy S20, like it is very similar to that of the S20, but is downgraded just to match the price point just like what happened with the S10 lite.
S20 FE has its own pros and cons but the biggest fault is that the 4G version is powered by Exynos 990, and there is no Snapdragon version available in India.
Well, we will talk about that in detail in the performance section.

Here is a Detailed Specification Overview of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Specification Table

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S20 FE
Display6.5-Inch Super AMOLED Display, ~85% Screen to Body Ratio.
1080X2400 Pixels Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio.
407 PPI Pixel Density.
120Hz Refresh Rate
HDR10+
CPU1) (5G)Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
2) (4G)Samsung Exynos 990
Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUAdreno 650
Mali-G77 MP11
Memory6/8GB LPDDR4x
Storage128/256GB UFS3.1 Storage
Camera/Optics12 MP, f/1.8,(Wide Lens) Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, (Telephoto Lens) PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens)
Video Recording Options4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Front Camera32 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Battery4500mAh Battery
Fast charging 25W
Fast wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
ConnectivityWiFi 6.0
Bluetooh 5.0
SecurityFace Unlock
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Headphone JackNo

Specification Details
https://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-s20/galaxy-s20-fe/

Design and Build Quality

The design is somewhat similar to the vanilla S20, on the back we have a vertical rectangular camera module on the top left, and Samsung branding on the bottom center, on the front we have the smallest punch-hole camera cut out fro Samsung.
It has a plastic back and aluminum frame and is IP68 Rated.

Display

galaxy s20 FE

Galaxy S20 FE has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Display, with ~85% Screen to Body Ratio, a native resolution of 1080X2400 Pixels Resolution, a 20:9 Aspect Ratio, 407 PPI Pixel Density, 120Hz Refresh Rate and supports HDR10+ content.
The best thing about this display is it’s flat and not curved, I personally will always choose a Flat display over a curved one.
And as it’s a Samsung AMOLED it’s the best display in its price range.

Performance

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S20 FE(5G)

The 5G version of the Galaxy S20 FE is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, an Octa-core SoC with 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 cores and is coupled with Adreno 650 GPU.
Snapdragon 865 is the first half flagship from Qualcomm for 2020, and it is a very capable processor, excluding benchmarking apps, there shouldn’t be any other apps which can push it to its max.

S20 FE(4G)

The 4G version of Galaxy S20 FE is powered by the Samsung Exynos 990, an Octa-core SoC with 2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 cores and is coupled with Mali-G77 MP11 GPU, on the paper, it is very similar to the Snapdragon 865, but in real performance, it performs very bad and sometimes even looses to some low-end CPU’s, I don’t know whether it’s fixed in the S20 FE is or not, but personally, I don’t like the Exynos 990.

And Bad news for the Indian buyers we don’t have the option to choose from the 5G and 4G version, there is only one variant in India that is the 4G version.

Memory and Storage

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Galaxy S20 FE has two memory options 6/8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and Two storage options 128/256GB of UFS3.1 Storage.

Camera/Optics

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Galaxy S20 FE has a triple camera setup.
12 MP, f/1.8,(Wide Lens) Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, (Telephoto Lens) PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens)

Video Recording Options include
4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps

For selfies, it has 32 MP, f/2.2, (wide), shooter.

The Main and the Ultrawide, lens are the same as that of the vanilla S20, and also performs the same, the 8MP telephoto is Good but not as good as the 64MP one on the Vanilla S20.

Battery

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Galaxy S20 FE has a 4500mAh battery and ones with a 15-W fast charger in the box, but it supports
Fast charging 25W
Fast wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W

Audio

Standard Stereo Speaker Setup.

Security

It has an In-Display Fingerprint sensor and also has face unlock options.

User-Interface

It’s Running on OneUI 2.5 on top of Android 10.0.

Extra

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It has WiFi 6.0, Bluetooth 5.1, Samsung Pay, and NFC options.
It is also IP68 Rated.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Pricing

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fe is Priced at
₹49,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant in India, and it’s the only variant that is available in India.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, is Samsung’s offering at $699, previously they did not have a single smartphone at this price point but now they have, and it competes with the likes of iPhone 11 and OnePlus 8, and will soon compete with the iPhone 12.
Overall the S20 FE is an excellent smartphone, the build quality is good even though it’s plastic and camera setup is amazing for the price point, excellent battery life, excellent display, and much more.

Early Verdict

Samsung Galaxy SE FE

  • One of the Best CPU/GPU out there(Best for Android)
  • Excellent Camera Setup for the Price
  • Excellent Selfie Camera
  • Very Good Build Quality(For Plastic) and Design
  • Great Display(FHD+, 120Hz))
  • Excellent Battery life(4500mAh)
  • UFS 3.1 Storage
  • LPDDR4x RAM
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Samsung Pay, NFC Support,
  • Great Pricing
  • IP68 Rated

Visual Image Credits
https://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-s20/galaxy-s20-fe/

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