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Galaxy S20 FE: Review – 2021

The low-end version of the Galaxy S20 has all the features in its price range but lacks a bit more to be perfect.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition) launched aimed at young customers who want to own a smartphone with the design and features of the high-end S20 series, but at a more accessible price. The phone still retains the features of high-end smartphones but reduces the design materials and screen resolution.

From the outside, the S20 FE has a style that blends between the Galaxy S20 and Note20. The square rear camera cluster makes people think of Note20, but overall, the phone has the S20 style.

To reduce costs, the back cover is made from plastic with a rough texture. This design helps the device to limit fingerprints and hold it more firmly.

The S20 FE screen is 6.5 inches, smaller than the S20 Ultra but larger than the S20. This screen is large enough to enjoy photo, video or gaming content. SuperAMOLED technology makes the screen brilliant and beautiful. FullHD + resolution is just enough to experience on this screen size, while also contributing to saving battery life. However, many people will want screen resolution to UltraHD for more perfect images.

The screen is also flat instead of curved like on the S20 or Note20. The flat design gives users confidence and comfort, while the curved screen makes it easy for fingers to touch the screen edge. Of course, due to the flat screen, the bezel around the device will be a bit thicker than high-end phones with curved design.

The advantage on this screen is 120Hz refresh rate. With such a fast response, the screen swipe, social networking, gaming, … are completely smooth. When you need to save more battery power, users can choose to lower the refresh rate to 60Hz.

Aimed at young users who require entertainment features, the S20 FE still retains the photo and video recording features available on high-end models but lowers the resolution slightly.

The camera cluster of the machine includes 12MP wide-angle camera, 12MP super wide angle. The camera still retains the 3x optical zoom with OIS, which helps to reduce blurry telephoto shots.

The actual shot in good light shows good sharpness, high contrast, although sometimes the camera tends to push the brightness higher than usual (though users can manually adjust it down) ). Night shots show that the camera focuses quickly, the processing speed is close to the S20 Ultra, and good noise reduction.

The features found on the S20 or Note20 are retained such as one-touch photography, allowing a single click to produce many different photos and videos. In addition, portraits, video capture of fonts, night shots, … are still available on this camera.

An upgrade on the S20 FE compared to its high-end smartphones is the selfie camera with 32MP resolution, higher on the Note20 or S20. This camera has all the basic beauty features. The photo taken from this camera gives good definition, true skin color, harmonious background removal.

The device has a configuration equivalent to Samsung’s high-end smartphones: 8GB RAM, 128GB ROM, Exynos 990 processor. Combined with 120Hz refresh rate screen, the phone satisfies all working tasks and entertainment at a high level. Surfing social networks, watching videos, playing heavy games are all done smoothly on this machine.

It is equipped with stereo speakers for powerful bass in the price range, suitable for movies or games that require vivid sound.

The 4,500mAh battery on the S20 FE can be used indifferently for at least a day. However, some other users said that the battery sometimes drops quite quickly, some tasks can cause the device to heat up. This weakness can come from the software, perhaps the company will fix in the next updates.

Galaxy S20 FE is not the most powerful device in the segment, but the Galaxy S20 FE has features such as a good quality camera, specifications that are equivalent to Samsung’s high-end smartphones, plus design similar to the seniors. If the back cover is made of glass, the Galaxy S20 FE will greatly increase its competitiveness.

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