The Galaxy S20 FE is one of the biggest cost-benefits of the moment and has just arrived here at the studio for half the price!
This smartphone promises great sound quality, great gaming performance, as well as delivering perfect photos. Really?
Check out the complete analysis with the main positives and negatives of this device:
Galaxy S20 FE: design and construction
This high-end smartphone features a dated design that was dropped in 2020, but when we take a second look, we realize it has interesting details.
The device has an elegant Cloud White color and also has a great matte finish that ensures more durability.
This construction allows the device to weigh only 0.19 lb, even with a 6.5″ screen!
In addition, it has chrome details on the edges and also around its 3 rear cameras, which creates a more sophisticated air for the model.
The Selfie camera is located on the front and is responsible for unlocking the face.
On the top of the device, we have the microphone and the hybrid drawer for SIM cards.
At the bottom, we have a stereo audio output and a type-C USB input for faster charging.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a jack for conventional headphones, but that’s common on high-end smartphones.
And as a bonus, the S20 FE carries ip68 protection for water resistance, which ensures it can be submerged up to 5ft for 30 minutes!
Galaxy S20 FE: screen
The Galaxy S20 FE brings a nice 6.5″ screen that will certainly generate more user comfort during prolonged use of the device.
This screen has a utilization rate of 84.8%, carries the Super Amoled technology and also has a Full HD+ resolution of 1080×2400 pixels combined with the HDR10 feature.
The combination of these technologies delivers a high-resolution screen with very vivid and intense colors, in addition to allowing good readability even in sunlight.
Plus, it has an incredible 120Hz response rate that’s so fast that it’s virtually impossible to notice the image refresh.
That is, this screen provides a much richer experience for gaming and streaming services.
And for those who like to stay informed, this screen also has the Always-ON feature.
Galaxy S20 FE: Hardware and Software
If you are going to buy this smartphone on sale, it is important to note which processor it brings.
The Galaxy S20 FE was released with the Exynos 990, Samsung’s own processor, but ended up getting an upgrade with the Snapdragon 865 which solved many lag issues in games.
The S20 FE also carries an Adreno 650 graphics card and has a capacity of 6GB of RAM!
The union of this hardware and software guarantees a high fluidity of videos and games. So it performed very well in our tests.
In the multitasking test, this smartphone did not show any kind of crash or delay. On the contrary, it opened all the apps very quickly, even doing retakes.
Surprised us with the smooth running performance of Genshin Impact at full resolution at 60 frames per second!
When we tested the Fortnite, it had light crashes, but nothing that hindered the match.
Galaxy S20 FE: Cameras
After all, having megapixels doesn’t mean everything, what matters is the marriage of hardware and software, in addition to camera technology.
Here, the protagonist is a 12MP main camera that has an f/1.8 aperture and has optical stabilization.
In our preliminary test, we noticed that the photos from the main camera are quite detailed and don’t lose much quality even when zooming.
It’s a somewhat saturated profile, but that’s a feature of Samsung’s software.
When we tested the Ultra Wide Angle lens, we could see a lot of information and a good detail of distant objects.
And we were surprised by the 30X Zoom Telephoto lens as it had incredible quality that surpassed many competitors.
Finally, we tested the Selfie camera and received a very detailed and very good quality photo, even with an aperture that doesn’t receive much light.
Main – 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm
Ultra wide angle – 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 123°
Telephoto – 8 MP, f/2.4, 76mm
LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps (gyro-EIS)
32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide angle)
Check out the photos taken with the Galaxy S20 FE
Galaxy S20 FE: battery
The S20 FE carries a 4500 mAh battery that supports 25W quick recharge.
So, Samsung promises an autonomy of 20 hours of moderate to intense use.
In our autonomy test, we managed to achieve 7 hours of games with 50% brightness.
Galaxy S20 FE: is it worth it?
This is so worth it!
Whether purchased on sale or not, this is a great smartphone.
The Galaxy S20 FE has a high quality screen that transmits images and videos in beautiful colors.
Plus, its set of cameras delivers very detailed photos and creates videos in high resolution.
And for those who like games, the marriage of hardware and software guarantees great fluidity in almost any game.
Anyway, the S20 FE is really great value for money!