Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Sony Xperia 5 II – 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 Sony Xperia 5 II 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 Sony Xperia 5 II
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6.1 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System One UI 2.0 One UI 2.0
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2520 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 12/12/12 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 8 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 865Both phones are using the same processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia 5 II has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second 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,Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming and Game Enhancer. 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 Sony Xperia 5 II has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) 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 Sony Xperia 5 II. 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 Sony Xperia 5 II battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Sony Xperia 5 II is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2520 pixels and a screen size of 6.1 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is a 6.5% bigger than Sony Xperia 5 II screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Sony Xperia 5 II
120Hz refresh rate 100% DCI-P3
2.5D curved glass screen 120 Hz refresh rate
Always-On Display 240 Hz touch sampling rate
Capacitive 400 cd/m²
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 8-bit+FRC color bit depth
HDR10+ Capacitive
Infinity-O Display CinemaWide display
Multi-touch Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Scratch resistant Dynamic contrast enhancement
Dynamic Vibration system
HDR
ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020)
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 650 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
Triluminos display for mobile
X1 for mobile
X-Reality display

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 Sony Xperia 5 II 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 Sony Xperia 5 II.

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 Sony Xperia 5 II with 128 gigabytes.

Sony Xperia 5 II 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 Sony Xperia 5 II rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 equivalent):24 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX557 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Sony Xperia 5 II
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 960 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 3x optical zoom (#2)
30x Super Resolution zoom (#3) 5-axis stabilization
3x optical zoom (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
720p @ 960 fps Angle of view – 124° (#3)
Angle of view – 123° (#2) Angle of view – 34° (#2)
Angle of view – 32° (#3) Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Autofocus
Autofocus Cinematography Pro
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Dual OIS Dual Pixel PDAF
Exposure compensation Dual Pixel PDAF (#3)
Face detection Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3)
HDR10+ video recording Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2)
ISO settings Geotagging
Object tracking AF HDR
OIS (#3) ISO settings
Optical image stabilization OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2)
Optical zoom Optical image stabilization
Panorama Optical zoom
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Panorama
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#3) Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#2) Pixel size – 1.4 m (#2)
Scene mode Real-Time Eye AF for Humans and Animals
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle) Scene mode
Self-timer Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Third rear camera – 8 MP (telephoto) Self-timer
Touch focus Sensor edition – Samsung S5K3T2 (#2)
Tracking AF (#3) Sensor edition – Sony IMX363 (#3)
White balance settings Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus
White balance settings
Zeiss lens
Zeizz T Coating

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Sony Xperia 5 II has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Sony Xperia 5 II
32 MP 8 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.0
Autofocus HDR
Face unlock Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm
HDR Sensor model:Samsung S5K4H7
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
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 Sony Xperia 5 II
5G NSA 5G is market-dependent
5G SA 5G NSA
Built-in 5G modem 5G SA
EDGE EDGE
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) LTE Cat 19
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 Sony Xperia 5 II price tag is $950

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