Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Google Pixel 5 – 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 Google Pixel 5 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 Google Pixel 5
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Operating System One UI 2.0 One UI 2.0
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/8 MP 12/16 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 8 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 4080 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.4 GHz Kryo 475, 1 core of 2.2 GHz Kryo 475 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 475. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Titan M security module. 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 Google Pixel 5 has the Qualcomm Adreno 620 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 10.2% (percent) more powerful than the 4080 mAh offered by the Google Pixel 5. 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 Google Pixel 5 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and Wireless reverse charging.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Google Pixel 5 is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is a 8.3% bigger than Google Pixel 5 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Google Pixel 5
120Hz refresh rate 90 Hz refresh rate
2.5D curved glass screen Always-on Display
Always-On Display Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Multi-touch
HDR10+ Scratch resistant
Infinity-O Display
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

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 Google Pixel 5 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Google Pixel 5.

At the more expensive edition, both handset present the same ram capacity:8 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, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Google Pixel 5 with 128 gigabytes.

Google Pixel 5 gets you or 128 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 Google Pixel 5 rear camera comes with 2 lenses of 12/16 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35:28 mm , a pixel size of 1.4 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Google Pixel 5
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 120 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 720p @ 240 fps
30x Super Resolution zoom (#3) Angle of view – 107° (#2)
3x optical zoom (#3) Aperture – f/2.2 (#2)
720p @ 960 fps Autofocus
Angle of view – 123° (#2) Continuous shooting
Angle of view – 32° (#3) Digital image stabilization
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Digital zoom
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Exposure compensation
Autofocus Face detection
Continuous shooting Geotagging
Digital image stabilization HDR
Digital zoom ISO settings
Dual OIS Optical image stabilization
Exposure compensation Optical zoom
Face detection Panorama
Geotagging Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
HDR Phase detection with Dual Pixel
HDR10+ video recording Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
ISO settings Scene mode
Object tracking AF Secondary rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
OIS (#3) Self-timer
Optical image stabilization Touch focus
Optical zoom White balance settings
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 Google Pixel 5 has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Google Pixel 5
32 MP 8 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.0
Autofocus Face unlock
Face unlock HDR
HDR Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.112000 mm
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

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 Google Pixel 5
5G NSA 5CA
5G SA 5G NSA
Built-in 5G modem 5G SA
EDGE Built-in 5G modem
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) GPRS
LAA (US only) HSPA+(42.2/ 5.76 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 19 LTE Cat 13(UL)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 18(DL)
Up to 5CA UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE price is $832 and the Google Pixel 5 price tag is $700

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