Will the fan club continue?
We were all waiting for what seemed like an eternity for the Galaxy S21 FE and finally Samsung released it at the beginning of January 2022.
And finally, we can answer this question. We’ve looked at everything from design and display to camera and performance and it’s fair to say we’re certainly not disappointed.
Design and display.
Avid Samsung fans may have noticed that the S21 FE actually looks very similar to the S21 – which is in no way a bad thing.
When comparing it to the S20 FE, we can see that it has the same punch hole camera in the centre of its frame, a plastic back and an IP65/IP68 water and dust resistance.
The S21 FE however has a few differences that we’re absolutely here for. The S20 FE weighs 190g whereas the S21 FE weighs just 177g.
This means you’ll be getting the same design you know and love but on a lighter, shorter and slimmer scale – allowing it to fit perfectly into the pocket of your tightest jeans.
We’ve also had a change up of colours compared to the S20 FE and there’s something for everyone this time around.
The S20 FE comes in blue, red, lavender, mint, white and orange but there didn’t seem to be any colours suited to those who prefer a more classic approach.
The S21 FE however comes in colourful olive and lavender but also in graphite and white. Whether you’re a sucker for a splash of colour or want to opt for the more toned down finishes, you’ve got options.
When it comes to the display, the S20 FE is slightly larger, measuring in at 6.5-inches compared to the 6.4-inch on the S21 FE.
Both mobiles have full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, meaning whichever you choose, you’re guaranteed vivid detail and silky smooth visuals.
One key difference is that the S21 FE boasts an incredible 240Hz touch sampling rate when in game mode.
This makes it the obvious choice for those of you who like to sit down and challenge their friends to duels – there’ll be no excuse for losing.
We all love to whip out our mobiles and snap shots, be it of our food, a selfie or a gorgeous sunset we see while out walking.
No matter what it is we’re taking a photo of, we all have one thing in common – we want it to be easy.
Both the S20 FE and S21 FE come equipped with a triple camera, but they have subtle differences that make all the difference.
Both mobiles feature a 12MP main lens, a 12MP ultra-wide lens and an 8MP telephoto lens.
The S21 FE however, boasts 30X space zoom, meaning you can get closer than ever with your photo subjects and capture tiny details you would’ve never seen.
Zoom lock is another handy feature that the S21 FE camera has. When you’re zooming in on a subject, the zoom will lock so shaky hands will never be a problem again!
Selfie lovers won’t have to worry about choosing between the two mobiles, both of them boast an impressive 32MP front camera that will help you seriously slay the selfie game.
Galaxy S21 FE: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888/Exynos 2100, 5G, 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB, 4370mAh
Galaxy S20 FE: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865/Exynos 990, 4G/5G, 6/8GB RAM, 128GB storage, microSD, 4500mAh
It’s all well and good a mobile looking flawless and taking great shots, but if it doesn’t pack the performance to match, you’re in trouble.
Both mobiles pack a whopping 4500mAh battery, allowing them to keep up with whatever your day throws in its way.
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 FE, they released two variations – a 4G and a 5G. This time around, Samsung have only released a 5G version of the S21 FE.
This means that you’ve got no choice but to accept the brilliance and speed that comes with 5G. We’ll let you decide whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing – it’s certainly a matter of preference.
What we do know is that this speedy 5G is complimented beautifully by the epic Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and either 6GB or 8GB of RAM – both excellent news for entertainment lovers.
With such a great camera, you’re probably wondering where you’d store all of your snaps. The S21 FE comes with either 128GB or 256GB of storage, whereas the S20 FE only offers 128GB – so for those of you with lots of data, opt for the S21 FE.
It’s worth noting that if you’re looking to buy this mobile outright, the starting price is a little more than that of the S20 FE. The S21 FE starts at £699 compared to the standard S20 FE at £599, but the S20 FE 5G was also priced at £699 at launch.
Which will it be?
Whichever mobile you decide to go for, you’re guaranteed flawless features and epic deals, thanks to us.