Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Apple iPhone SE (2020) – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE phone has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Apple iPhone SE (2020) also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Apple iPhone SE (2020)
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 4.7 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85
Operating System One UI 2.0 One UI 2.0
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 750 x 1334 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) 3 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/8 MP 12 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 7 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 1821 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 2.0 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is a better chipset processor than the Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Lightning and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Thunder. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2650 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on One UI 2.0 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 650 gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has the Apple GPU,4 cores,Antutu gpu – 186079 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 147.1% (percent) more powerful than the 1821 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone SE (2020). Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Wireless reverse charging – 4.5W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Apple iPhone SE (2020) battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and USB Power delivery 2.0.

Screen

The smartphone is using a Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone SE (2020) is featuring a IPS display with 750 x 1334 pixels and a screen size of 4.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is a 38.2% bigger than Apple iPhone SE (2020) screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Apple iPhone SE (2020)
120Hz refresh rate 1400:1 contrast ratio
2.5D curved glass screen 625 cd/m²
Always-On Display Capacitive
Capacitive Haptic Touch
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Ion-strengthtened glass
HDR10+ LED-backlit
Infinity-O Display Multi-touch
Multi-touch Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Scratch resistant Retina HD display
Scratch resistant
Wide Color display (P3)

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) is coming with a 3 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 166.66% bigger than the Apple iPhone SE (2020) with 3 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:256 gigabytes.

Apple iPhone SE (2020) gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 12/12/8 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:17.57 mm , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5K2LD Camera sensor size:6.45 x 8.46 mm , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Apple iPhone SE (2020) rear camera comes with 1 lenses of 12 MP , the flash type is Quad LED , a focal length(35 mm) of 28 mm , carrying sensor like Sony Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.22 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Apple iPhone SE (2020)
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2160p @ 60 fps Autofocus
30x Super Resolution zoom (#3) Continuous shooting
3x optical zoom (#3) Digital zoom
720p @ 960 fps Exposure compensation
Angle of view – 123° (#2) Face detection
Angle of view – 32° (#3) Flash type – Quad LED
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Geotagging
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) HDR
Autofocus Hybrid IR filter
Continuous shooting ISO settings
Digital image stabilization Macro mode
Digital zoom Noise reduction
Dual OIS Optical image stabilization
Exposure compensation Panorama
Face detection RAW
Geotagging Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
HDR Scene mode
HDR10+ video recording Self-timer
ISO settings Touch focus
Object tracking AF White balance settings
OIS (#3)
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#3)
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 8 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
Tracking AF (#3)
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes with a 32 MP in the front.

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a 7 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Apple iPhone SE (2020)
32 MP 7 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 720p @ 240 fps
Autofocus Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Face detection
HDR HDR
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm Panorama
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Apple iPhone SE (2020)
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
Built-in 5G modem GPRS
EDGE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO LTE Cat 16(150/1 Gbit/s)
GPRS LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) TD-
LAA (US only) TD-SCDMA
LTE Cat 19 UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Up to 5CA

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE price is $832 and the Apple iPhone SE (2020) price tag is $550

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