Samsung Galaxy 20 FE review: The one you’ve been waiting for
The Samsung Galaxy 20 are good phones. From their design and specs there’s rarely anything not to like, yet, maybe there is as Samsung has now released the Samsung Galaxy Fan Edition.
You guessed it, this is another attempt to get the attention of those who have so far brushed Samsung aside and if my guess is right, they will definitely be looking. Don’t be fooled, this isn’t a low spec phone, in its own right this is a flagship with a much more reasonable price.
- Six colours: Cloud Navy / Lavender / Mint / Red / White / Orange
- Dimensions: 74.5 x 159.8 x 8.4mm / Weight: 190g
- Glasstic back (plastic)
- IP68 waterproof
The Glasstic quality makes another appearance with is a smart move from the usual glass design. Let’s face it, many of us are clumsy and Samsung approach is smart. A smooth and easy to hold and a lack of smudges is a win. Sure, it lacks the “premium” feel but the quality isn’t one to stick your nose up at.
- 6.5-inch AMOLED display
- 120Hz refresh rate
- 2400 x 1080 resolution
- Under display fingerprint sensor
Samsung never disappoints when it comes to their screens and that trend has continued into the FE edition. It has a full HD+ display with a 120Hz fresh rate, helping you to enjoy your scrolling and game playing by reducing blur in fast motion. Let’s be honest, it may not be something you notice but its very good to have. In case you feel you don’t need it or want to save your battery, Samsung has given you the option of lowering it to 60Hz which is a big saver.
With all Samsung devices the colours pop, the black is pure and their isn’t any inconsistency. Not a big fan of the colours? No problems, Samsung gives you the option to turn off auto-brightness if you ever feel its not needed.
- Triple rear camera setiup:
- Main: 12-megapixel, 1.8µm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilisation (OIS)
- Telephoto (3x): 8MP, 1.0µm, f/2.4, OIS
- Ultra-wide: 12MP, 1.12µm, f/2.2
- Front: 32MP, 0.8µm, f/2.2 fixed focus
Samsung continues to use the same 12-megapixel that can be found on the Galaxy S20, and so they should. Performance is great as the colours really pop due to HDR (high dynamic range). Taking it a bit further Samsung have made the camera smart. Night mode can be found on all the cameras and can be used on ultra-wide and of course the front-facing camera.
A major difference with the main camera is the telephoto lens. Unlike its older brother this only has a 8-megapixel so don’t expect the same level of quality.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor
- 6GB RAM, 128GB storage
- 4500mAh battery
- 5G connectivity
With Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 onboard Samsung is giving you a very quick phone in everything. From gaming, browsing or scrolling, the latest processor from Qualcomm and do it and more.
It is comes with a standard 128GB storage but I a 26GB device would have been my personal preference. Samsung makes up with that by the expendable memory giving you the option to increase the size to 1TB.
The 4500mAh battery is the same as the Galaxy S20+ so your sure to get a phone that is able to last your day of use. If you’re anything like me you may need to carry a charger with you as you find your endless scrolling, Netflix watching can drain the battery faster than expected.
Samsung have created another flagship phone that cost less and i’m not mad at it. Despite the built quality of the rear ( some would love or hate the Glasstic back) the phone offers a lot of flagship features that many would like. From the 6.6 AOMLED display that has 120hz to the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon, this is a phone that is stack with premium features.