The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, or Fan Version, is a extra reasonably priced model of the present flagship Galaxy S20 collection, however guarantees all of the options and energy that followers care about. With costs rising and flagship telephones changing into an increasing number of costly with every technology, there’s an underserved mid-segment that is sometimes left to be stuffed by previous-generation flagship fashions. Nonetheless, patrons do like having all the most recent options and design touches, so the Galaxy S20 FE, launched in India at Rs. 49,999, definitely might discover its personal area of interest.
Samsung did not launch a successor to the favored Galaxy S10e (Evaluation) when this yr’s Galaxy S20 lineup was first unveiled, however the brand new Galaxy S20 FE would possibly rectify that state of affairs. It would even be focused extra at youthful patrons and can tackle well-liked “flagship killers” such because the upcoming OnePlus 8T and Xiaomi Mi 10T. I’ve managed to get my arms on this machine, and listed below are my first impressions.
When it comes to feel and look, there are particular similarities with the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Be aware 20 collection, significantly the form of the rear digicam module and the way in which every digicam lens is highlighted. The show does not have curved edges, which lots of people will like, however the sides and rear are rounded comfortably.
The rear panel is polycarbonate, which should not be shocking. It does not really feel plasticky in any respect – the matte texture is fortunately non-slippery and appears fairly proof against smudges and fingerprints. Rivals would possibly handle to ship steel and glass telephones at this worth although, and patrons would possibly discover that extra interesting. Nonetheless, Samsung does provide an IP68 water and dirt resistance score.
Samsung has chosen vibrant, saturated, non-metallic colors known as Cloud Navy, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud Crimson and Cloud White – plus an orange model in some nations. This appears much like Apple’s technique with the lower-cost iPhone 11. My unit is the mint color, and it is really fairly an interesting frosty pastel tone. There are not any patterns or reflective coatings right here. The body of the cellphone is tinted to match, and so is the digicam module.
The 6.5-inch display screen is definitely bigger than that of the Galaxy S20 however it has a decrease full-HD+ decision like most mainstream telephones. The borders are comparatively slim throughout. The Infinity-O digicam gap on the prime is sort of small however seems to have a shiny ring round it which is fairly distracting. This can be a Tremendous AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh charge which is shortly changing into a must have characteristic.
You get a 4,500mAh battery which once more, is bigger than the one within the Galaxy S20. Wi-fi charging and reverse charging are supported. Oddly, Samsung solely features a 15W charger within the field, however this cellphone is claimed to assist 25W quick charging. This looks like an odd manner for Samsung to chop corners.
With the identical Exynos 990 processor because the Galaxy S20 household, energy should not be any downside and video games also needs to run very nicely. Nonetheless, a lot of the competitors will likely be utilizing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 or 865+ that are superior. Samsung has additionally determined promote solely a 4G model of the Galaxy S20 FE in India, and whereas 5G networks are nonetheless far sooner or later, it is a bit of a letdown. You get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs. 49,999, with no choices. There is a hybrid dual-SIM slot so you possibly can develop storage, however at the price of one Nano-SIM.
Digicam high quality is without doubt one of the largest promoting factors of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Be aware 20 households, and naturally additionally one of many largest causes for his or her excessive costs. With the Galaxy S20 FE, you get a 12-megapixel main digicam, 12-megapixel ultra-wide digicam, and 8-megapixel 3X telephoto digicam. This cellphone can ship as much as 30X hybrid zoom, for which Samsung makes use of its “House Zoom” identify.
The entrance digicam has a 32-megapixel decision which additionally units this cellphone other than the Galaxy S20, with its 10-megapixel entrance digicam. Samsung can be touting this cellphone’s low-light picture high quality in addition to software program options such because the artistic Single Take mode, which we have seen in a number of fashions now.
In order for you a premium cellphone with a little bit of character and plenty of current-day options, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE might match the invoice. I will get into the total particulars of Galaxy S20 FE’s digicam high quality together with normal efficiency, battery life, software program, ease of use, and way more within the full overview of this cellphone, which is arising quickly.
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