Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Samsung Galaxy S21 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE device 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Samsung Galaxy S21
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6.2 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Operating System One UI 2.0 One UI 2.0
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/8 MP 64/12/12 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 10 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 4000 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 less powerful chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S21 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 has the Adreno 660 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 12.5% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21. 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

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 Samsung Galaxy S21 is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is a 4.8% bigger than Samsung Galaxy S21 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Samsung Galaxy S21
120Hz refresh rate 120Hz refresh rate (adaptive)
2.5D curved glass screen 1300 cd/m² peak brightness
Always-On Display Always-On Display
Capacitive Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
HDR10+ HDR10+
Infinity-O Display Infinity-O Display
Multi-touch Multi-touch
Scratch resistant 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S21.

At the more expensive edition, both phone 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.

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

Samsung Galaxy S21 gets you 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX563 (#2) , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Samsung Galaxy S21
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 2160p @ 60 fps
30x Super Resolution zoom (#3) 3x hybrid optical zoom (#3)
3x optical zoom (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
720p @ 960 fps Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Angle of view – 123° (#2) Angle of view – 76° (#3)
Angle of view – 32° (#3) Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Autofocus
Autofocus Continuous shooting
Continuous shooting Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization Dual OIS
Digital zoom Exposure compensation
Dual OIS Face detection
Exposure compensation Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Face detection Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3)
Geotagging Geotagging
HDR HDR
HDR10+ video recording HDR10+ video recording
ISO settings ISO settings
Object tracking AF Object tracking AF
OIS (#3) OIS (#3)
Optical image stabilization Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom Optical zoom
Panorama Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#3) Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#2) Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer Self-timer
Third rear camera – 8 MP (telephoto) Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Touch focus Sensor size – 1/1.76″ (#3)
Tracking AF (#3) Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
White balance settings Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Samsung Galaxy S21 has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Samsung Galaxy S21
32 MP 10 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.2
Autofocus Auto HDR
Face unlock Autofocus
HDR HDR
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 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 Samsung Galaxy S21
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) LTE Cat 20
LAA (US only) UMTS(384 kbit/s)
LTE Cat 19
UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Up to 5CA

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE price is $832 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 price tag is $900

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