Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Review

Samsung launched Budget S series smartphone Named Galaxy S20 FE. Galaxy S20 FE was released in India on 16 Oct 2020. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is priced at 49,999 @ 128 GB Variant in India. 

Galaxy S20 FE features the most powerful chip from Samsung named Exynos 990 which is made of 7nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 4 x A55 low power cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz, second part features 2 x A75 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.73 and the third part is divided into 2 x A55 High powered cores which are clocked at 2.50 cores. it has a GPU which increases its work by 30% compared to 9820 the last flagship processor from Samsung. it has an NPU (neural processing unit) which helps in AI Capabilities.

let’s see quick specs of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and Jump into the review.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Specs

  • 6.5” Full HD+ AMOLED Display with 120Hz Refresh Rate & HDR 10+ Support
  •  Exynos 990 CPU
  • Mali-G77 MP11 GPU
  • 6 / 8GB LPDDR4 Ram
  • 128 / 256GB Internal Storage Storage, Expandable up to 512 GB Via Micro – SD Card.
  • Camera : Rear 12MP f/1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS (Main) + 8MP f/2.0, PDAF, OIS, 3x Optical Zoom (Telephoto) + 12MP f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide) Camera
  • 32MP f/2.2 MP front camera
  • 4500 mAH battery with 25W fast charging & & 15W Wireless charging and 9W Reverse Wireless Charging
  • Android 10 with one UI 2.5 on top
  • IP68 Water & Dust Resistance
  • In-Display fingerprint scanner / Volte / AKG Tuned Stereo Speakers
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C

6.5″ Full HD+ screen :

here in Display Department S20 FE Features an Excellent Full HD Infinity O AMOLED panel screen with 407 pixels per inch, the colours are rich and awesome, viewing angles are perfect. there are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. it is HDR 10+ Certified So you can Play HDR content on the phone without any issues.

The 120Hz Refresh rate is super Smooth. the Camera hole is placed In Center and it will not interfere while watching content.

Stereo Speakers and Headphone Jack:

 in S20 FE samsung Used their AkG tuned Stereo Spekaers which were is very loud when compared to S20 Series. these speakers are supported by Dolby Atmos Surround Sound technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus) which help to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker. Here earpiece Also Acts as Speaker which gives a little sound to feel the streo effect is working

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the no headphone jack was equipped We have to listen through USB-C Port but the Quality is Good.

Build Quality : 

 S20 FE is also Build with a Polycarbonate steel frame on side & Rear & front of the device is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. No issues of creakiness with build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.5 AMOLED screen

In-Display fingerprint scanner: 

S20 FE Features a In-Display mounted fingerprint sensor which is included into the screen. By looks it is Small to see but, fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. This placement of this sensor is on the Bottom Center of the phone.

Face unlocking:

 S20 FE Uses the face unlock with its 32MP RGB Camera. the face unlocking is Quite fast and Secure. it works in the pitch dark conditions with medium Amount of light from the AMOLED Panel.

Weight balance: 

S20 FE Weighs 190 gram and feels light with 6.5” Screen and 4500mAh battery equipped. This S20 FE can be used by one hand. The weight balance is done very well on the device.

Battery life:

 My Galaxy S20 FE lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 27% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4500 mAH Battery The ideal drain of S20 FE is very low as S20+. the 25w Super fast charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 90min which is good. There is also 15W Wireless Charging to charge from Qi Wireless Chargers & 4.5W Reverse Wireless Charging for Charging Other Devices.


One UI Operating System :

  One UI 2 Present on the S20 FE is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. it comes with less bloatware majorly Samsung And Microsoft apps were included. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display make this UI special.

Performance: 

My Galaxy S20 FE managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Younger brother Galaxy S20+. there are no issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Galaxy S20 FE.

Storage:

S20 FE arrives in Market with 128 / 256GB in Built Storage. Out of 128 / 256 GB We get 118 / 246GB Storage with Google Account Included.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Galaxy S20 FE device. it features 6/ 8 GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the device and there are no reloading of apps on this S20 FE. Multitasking experience is nice on S20 FE like S20+

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & Call of Duty at highest graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game. thanks to the processor for giving us a lag-free gaming experience & liquid cooling pipe for dissipating heat from the processor.

Call Quality :

 the Call quality on S20 FE is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have took long calls in a day and the other party doesnt dontcomplain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, S20 FE features a Triple Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they works perfectly in S20 FE. lets divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Main Camera: 

the 12MP main Camera is Awesome and features f/1.8 Aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS. the Low light & daylight pictures are very good and contain very good details like a natural photo. Night mode takes a long exposure shot and gives more details in the night like S20+. the steady shot also works well to take steady pictures. Exposure is in contol with decent Dynamic range.

2. Ultra Wide Angle Camera: 

the 12MP ultra wide angle lens on S20 does a good job. it captures a much wider picture in 123˚ field of view with good details. exposure is control with decent dynamic range.

3. Telephoto Camera

the 64MP Telephoto Does a good job in capturing the zoom Images. We can zoom up to 3x In Optical Mode and up to 30x Hybrid Zoom. The quality, Details, Exposure levels makes sense and capture good Raw images.

Video recording can be done up to [email protected]/30fps, [email protected]/60fps. video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is awesome in 4k And 1080p FHD recording.

Coming to the Super Slow Mo on S20 FE can record 720P Quality video at 960 frames per second which is Good to see.

Selfie camera :

 S20 FE features a 32MP selfie camera with 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.2. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in an Wide view. AI beautification mode is available. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range. 

This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.

Pros

  • Excellent Full HD Display with 120 Hz Refresh Rate
  • Flawless performance Exynos 990
  • Great Images From Main and Ultrawide Camera
  • Good Performance With Snapdragon 865
  • 25w Super fast charging which charges the phone in 90min and 25w charger in box
  • Awesome Stereo Speaker setup

CONS

  • Polycarbonate Body
  • Arrives with 15W Charger In Box
  • In Low Light Telephoto Camera Sucks
  • There is No Autofocus in Selfies
  • 4K Recording on this Smartphone is Heck
  • CPU Throlling Happens when Phone is heats

VERDICT

Who can Get S20 FE: if you want a bigger screen than S20 in Cheaper Price then you can go to S20 FE.

If you are using Samsung Galaxy S20 FE then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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