Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G review, top straight screen, stylish personality

Sajjad Hussain
Oct 19 · 8 min read
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The excellence of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series does not require us to describe too much. As the flagship of the Android camp with the highest comprehensive quality, 3 models with different positioning meet the various needs of consumers for flagship phones. However, the flagship model only belongs to a small number of users. In order to allow a wider user group to enjoy the experience from the flagship, Samsung has recently created a new phone — the Galaxy S20 FE 5G. Samsung hopes that this model has a stylish design. High-quality mobile phones can create a flagship-level experience for consumers, allowing consumers to fully upgrade.

As an extension of the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G inherits all the advantages of the Galaxy S20. It has the same high-end processor and 120Hz high refresh rate screen, classic camera innovation, strong battery life and wireless charging. Function, and also has the performance of IP/68 dustproof and waterproof.

So what kind of experience does this Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G designed for fans have? Let’s understand it through actual use.

120Hz high brush straight screen design, slim and excellent hand feeling

The most prominent feature of flagship mobile phones in 2020 must be the use of high refresh rate screens. Mobile phone brands represented by Samsung have launched 120Hz high refresh rate OLED screen models. This type of mobile phone is very popular as soon as it is launched. With the blessing of high refresh rate, the dynamic display effect has a smoother performance.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G fully retains the 120Hz high refresh rate feature, and the effect brought by the high refresh rate is improved. Let’s just look at the flying saucer test. Even in slow motion, the 120Hz refresh rate is still smooth, but 60Hz has shown a sense of freeze-frame visible to the naked eye. Obviously, the 120Hz refresh rate can ensure the smooth dynamic display effect under any circumstances.

The screen of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is a top-level Super AMOLED screen. In addition to the 120Hz refresh rate, it also has FHD+ level high resolution, the screen size is up to 6.5 inches, and the pixel density of 407ppi has a delicate display effect. In terms of screen color performance, the Super AMOED screen has a wide color gamut. We can adjust the natural or bright display effect according to our own habits.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G uses a full face-to-face screen design, and the full-screen shape is the same central hole design as the Galaxy S20. The design of the face-to-face screen pays more attention to the actual controllability, and avoids accidental touch to the greatest extent in the horizontal full-screen use. It is especially suitable for full-screen video or full-screen games. Even with the straight screen design, Samsung has also designed a relatively good appearance, and the frame part does not look abrupt. The symmetrical design and relatively narrow design of the top frame and the “chin” area are indispensable, especially on the lower frame. The area does not have the kind of “chin” width at all.

The overall size of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is 159.8x74.5x8.4mm, which is in line with the current slender and popular design and has a certain degree of one-handed control. The thickness of 8.4mm is moderate. After all, the machine uses a straight screen design and is also equipped with a 4500mAh large-capacity battery. Under these premises, the weight control of 190 grams is very good, and its weight is moderate when held with one hand, and there is no obvious pressing feeling.

In the back design, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is actually the same as the Galaxy S20 in shape, with a simple hyperboloid design and a matrix lens area. The five beautiful color schemes highlight the vitality and fashion, allowing users to find personalized choices. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G also provides IP/68 level of dust and water resistance, and the daily mobile phone slips, water, and splashes can be completely protected.

The design of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G includes elements of the Galaxy S20 series, as well as its own design features. We must admit that curved screens, as the current top-level screens, are widely used in various high-end models, but not everyone needs curved screens. The experience and cost advantages of straight screens can impress many users. Samsung gave us this choice this time, and this change is something we are happy to see.

Configuration specifications

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is completely high-end standard in terms of configuration specifications. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform has the best performance, LPDDR5 8GB RAM large memory can make the system run more smoothly, UFS 3.1 high-speed flash memory read and write With the top entry speed, the installation of the application can be completed instantly.

The top level of hardware specifications makes us not need to worry about the performance of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, and the smoothness of various applications is very good. The test score of this machine AnTuTu is about 570,000 points, which is far from the top flagship models. This is understandable. After all, it still has to open a gap with the Galaxy S20 series.

The running score is not that important for a mobile phone, and the actual performance is more valued by everyone. Here we look at the performance of Galaxy S20 FE 5G in the game. Here we use the game “*****” for testing. The test was performed with the extremely high image quality turned on and the 60-frame mode was turned on. It can be seen from the curve that the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G can run out of full frame performance in some scenes. There are also obvious fluctuations in the number of frames, but it does not hinder the overall fluency. Obviously, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G can carry this kind of game with the highest load, not to mention other games.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is equipped with a 4500mAh high-capacity battery. This battery capacity is very safe. Even under the power consumption of 5G communication and 120Hz high screen refresh, good battery life can be obtained. Through our actual measurement, the 5-hour comprehensive test consumes 47% of the power, and the 120Hz refresh rate is turned on during the test. This endurance performance shows that the Galaxy S20 FE 5G can fully turn on the 120Hz refresh rate to obtain the smoothest visual effects, and it will not have a fatal impact on the endurance.

In terms of charging, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G comes standard with a 25W fast charging specification. This charging power is not enough for a 4500mAh large-capacity battery. The measured charging time from 10% full to 100% is 1 hour and 7 minutes. Obviously, Samsung’s battery life considerations are still based on absolute safety. We can’t blame this approach, but it must be said that Samsung’s fast charging specifications are already downstream of the flagship model.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G provides comprehensive network frequency band support, and the domestic network takes all. We conducted network tests in office buildings with normal signal coverage. The downlink rate of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G exceeded 600Mbps, and the uplink rate exceeded 100Mbps, which is a good network performance.

Three shots do not make up the number of photos taken easy and enjoyable

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G’s camera function is excellent, and it completely inherits the camera features of Samsung’s 2020 mobile phone. The machine is equipped with three rear cameras. The three lenses are wide-angle main camera + super wide-angle + telephoto, which can support the whole scene regardless of distance

The main camera uses the Sony IMX555 sensor. We are very familiar with this lens. Both Samsung Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy Note20 use this lens. The strength of this lens is obvious to all. The 1/1.76 inch outsole is under 12 million pixels. The single pixel area is 1.8μm, the amount of light input is amazing, and the camera effect is naturally excellent.

Ultra-wide-angle and telephoto lenses are also standard. The ultra-wide-angle has a large viewing angle of 123 degrees, which has a nearly doubled field of view compared to the main camera, which is extremely helpful for scenes such as scenery, close-up, and multi-person photography. The telephoto lens provides a 3x optical zoom function and supports up to 30x hybrid zoom.

The large pixels supported by the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G bring the most intuitive effect of taking pictures with a large amount of light, which is most beneficial for taking pictures on night scenes. In the night scene mode with a 3-second exposure, the brighter scene can be taken very clearly in the almost black night, and it has a good noise reduction effect.

The zoom effect of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is good, and the zoom effect 4X is very clear. After all, the focal length of the dedicated zoom lens is in this range. In the hybrid zoom effect, the sharpness will be significantly affected, but the basic sharpness of distant objects is still guaranteed. The fonts of the architectural signs near 1 km away from the place where we were photographed have a clearer presentation.

The telephoto lens can also be used to successfully compose many scenes that cannot be imaged by changing the focal length. The above photos are taken through the telephoto lens. Taking pictures outside the window will ignore the building itself and take an excellent view of the city; in the park, zoom in to take pictures to eliminate the influence of pedestrians, and take pictures of the park features we want.

Normally, Samsung’s shooting suggestion function and scene recognition function can simplify the shooting process to the greatest extent. We only need to aim the “front sight” at the prompt area according to the system prompts to complete a good composition. The white balance in the photo is more accurate, and the dynamic range of the overall picture is wide. The dynamic range performs well in scenes with large contrast between light and dark and backlighting.

In video shooting, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G has excellent anti-shake and focus tracking support. In addition, its AI one-key multi-shot function is very easy to use. It can intelligently identify the shooting scenes within a period of time, and then automatically extract valuable photos and video clips, simplifying the process of creating videos or photos.

More specific categories to expand user audience territory

After using the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, we can feel that this is a sincere product. In terms of core experience, this machine perfectly inherits the excellence of the Galaxy S20 series, perfectly provides the experience that high-end models should have, and allows us to feel the most cutting-edge technology. It is qualified as a high-end model.

However, the Galaxy S20 FE 5G is to open the gap with its own flagship after all. It can not only maintain the due positioning difference, but also satisfy users in terms of price. This requires the brand’s knife skills. Samsung didn’t cut the core configuration, and the screen was reduced to a straight screen. This is a pros and cons. The reduction of the material on the back of the body reduces the weight, and it is also a balanced knife. In fact, the emergence of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G has made up for Samsung’s lack of direct screens in its flagship models. There are still users who will miss the S7 era of straight screens + curved surfaces. After all, we have more choices.

The price of 750 USD gives the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G a price difference with the S20. The price in the flagship model is also very competitive, and it is a possible choice.

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