Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review 

July 27, 2021

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes with all the brilliant features of the S20: a fast 120Hz screen refresh rate, amazing camera tech, and a powerful Snapdragon 865 processor. But here we’ll take a closer look at what sets it apart from the S20, and why it could be the right phone for you.

What exactly is the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE?

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE) is the follow-up to the Galaxy S20, that was released in October 2020. It has the same Snapdragon 865 processor, a powerful 3-camera system, and it’s a 5G device. So, if you’re in a 5G area, you’ll be able to enjoy super-fast speeds.

How does the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE look and feel?

Unlike the glass of the S20, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is fitted with aluminium sides and a hard-wearing, light plastic back – just like the latest S21 Series. It comes in 6 different matte finishes: Cloud Mint, Navy, Lavender, Red, Orange, and White – compared to the S20 which is available in 4 colours.

There’s a difference in the feel of the S20 and S20 FE. The plastic build of the Samsung S20 FE withstands daily wear and tear better than the glass design of the S20. It also has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The S20 FE can withstand a water depth of up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.

A flagship Smartphone at a mid-range price.

Being affordable is one of the key benefits of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. If you love Samsung devices and Android is your OS of choice, then the S20 FE won’t disappoint.

How does the Samsung S20 FE perform?

With a 120Hz refresh rate on a Full HD+ display and 5G connection, you get a smooth gaming experience. And if you enjoy playing competitive mobile games, like PUBG and Mobile Legend, the S20 FE gives you a great advantage. With a larger 4,500 mAh battery capacity, you can also play for longer before you need to plug in for a charge. The device comes with 128GB storage and expandable storage of up to 1TB, with a MicroSD. So, there’s loads of space to store all your apps and games.

What’s the S20 FE camera quality like?

A major difference of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, is the 32MP high-res selfie camera upgrade, compared with 10MP on the S20. You can capture yourself in all your favourite places with brilliant clarity and crispness.

For the rear camera, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has a triple camera setup – like the Galaxy S20. But it comes with 3 different lenses: 12MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens.

The main camera has a large sensor to capture light and colour perfectly; the ultra-wide lens takes shots at a 0.5x zoom; and the telephoto lens has 3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom. On top of this you can take high-quality video which is perfect for your social media feeds.

The Galaxy S20 FE also comes with these top camera features:

Night Mode
Allows you to take vivid pictures in low light, while maintaining the darkness of the shadows.

Super Steady
Uses VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilisation) technology to minimise the shakiness in the videos you take, without the need for a tripod.

Single Take
Allows you to take multiple angles of an object, by moving the camera very slightly with a single tap of the shutter.

Is the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE the right phone for you?

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is perfect if you want a fast phone for gaming and a great camera. And it gives you premium features at an affordable price. We offer both the Samsung S20 FE 5G and Samsung S20 FE 4G, so it’s up to you if you want to experience super-fast 5G connectivity.

We’ve also got Samsung Galaxy S20 FE business contracts available, so your team can make the most of all the perks of the S20 FE on the UK’s Best Network for Data.

If you’re still undecided, take a look at the other Samsung phones we stock, like the new Samsung Z Fold3 or the Z Flip 3. Or check out our Samsung contract deals we currently have on offer.