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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Review – Is It Worth Buying?

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Year after year, Samsung has consistently offered us better mobile device options with new features that make life much easier. The new budget-friendly FE series introduced also shows us that while Samsung is highly interested in our comfort, they also care about our budget. After the successful launch of the Galaxy S20 FE, the brand progressed with the FE series giving us a Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.

Persons who are new to the brand also want to know if the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is the perfect first choice on the least of Samsung galaxy devices. “How great is Samsung Galaxy S21 FE? Does it deliver all it promises? Is it worth buying now? Is it truly pocket-friendly? What am I sacrificing for a friendlier price? What makes it unique?” Questions like these do not cease to pop up in the mind of everyone.

This short but detailed piece presents a solution- a meticulous review of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. You have all in one place what you need to know about the super smartphone in a super short time.



Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Tech specs
  • RAM: 6 GB/ 8 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB/ 256 GB
  • Battery size: 4, 500 mAh
  • Charging speed: wired: 25W; wireless:15 W
  • Dimensions: 155.7 * 74.5 * 7.9mm
  • Weight: 177 g (6.24 oz.)
  • Display: 6.4-inch dynamic AMOLED; Full HD Plus resolution; 120 Hz
  • Operating system: Android 12, one UI 4.0
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 5.0
  • App Marketplace: Google play store
  • Ports: USB-c, 3.1
  • Price: Starting at $699

Reasons to Use Samsung Galaxy S21 FE


· Minimal Sacrifice 

Given that the idea of the FE series is to offer a more affordable option to their pricier flagship counterpart, some features are expected to be excluded in more affordable options.

Galaxy S21 FE offers you a better price at minimal sacrifice. Sharing many of the features of the Galaxy S21, purchasing Galaxy S21 FE leaves you at virtually no loss.

· Design and Outlook

Though this may not be a critical factor in your purchase decision, it is worth pointing out. The Galaxy S21 FE design and outlook are carefully designed to imitate the S21 family looks, leaving it very similar to its pricier flagship. One look at it and you may even conclude it is not a FE.

· Snapdragon 888 Processor

The galaxy S21 FE comes with the same processor as the Galaxy S21. Hence, not much of a difference is observed in their performance. A key difference between the two is you get one for about $100 less. The Snapdragon 888 processor coupled with the 6GB/8GB RAM allows galaxy S21 FE to offer you a swift, hitch-free performance of tasks.

· Awesome Cameras

Apart from the minute difference in the telephoto lens, Galaxy S21 FE comes with the same camera specifications as the flagship device it seems to clone- Galaxy S21.


Sound Quality

The Galaxy S21 FE comes with a highly effective stereo speaker. The device features a secondary noise cancellation microphone. It also has support for carrier aggregation. So, you need not bother about the audio quality when making calls.

If the sound quality of the Galaxy S21 FE is to go by, then a “yes” it will be. We can proudly say you’ll be satisfied with the sound quality and have no complaints.


Samsung S21 FE Color Options

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is available in white, olive, lavender, and graphite color options.

Price (H2)

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE’s asking price starts at $699.


New Features: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs. Samsung Galaxy S21


· Display

While the Samsung Galaxy S21 features a 6.2 inch AMOLED 2,400 * 1,080 pixels display and a 120Hz refresh rate. Its budget-friendly counterpart, the S21 FE, offers a 6.4 inch AMOLED screen with 2,340 * 1,080 pixels resolution, also at a 120 Hz refresh rate.

The galaxy S21 FE offers a slightly larger display than the Galaxy S21.

· Camera

Both the galaxy s21 and its Fe counterpart have 12 megapixels wide and 12 megapixels ultra-wide. However, while the galaxy s21 offers a 64-megapixel telephoto, galaxy S21 FE offers an 8-megapixel telephoto.

Samsung Galaxy S21 front camera: 10 megapixel

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE front camera: 32 megapixel

Galaxy s21 FE features a triple-lens; nonetheless, its resolutions are different from the Galaxy S21.

· Storage

The Samsung galaxy S21 and its FE counterpart are drawn in storage capacity as they both come in 128 GB and 256 GB storage options.

· Battery

Samsung galaxy s21 has a 4,000 mAh battery capacity while the galaxy S21 GFEW boasts a 4,500 mAh battery.

Galaxy S21 FE has a bigger battery when compared to its pricier flagship.

· Processor

Both devices are equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor.

· RAM Options

Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with an 8GB RAM, the galaxy S21 FE on the other hand offers two RAM options offering 6GB and 8GB RAM option.



Price

Samsung galaxy S21 (128GB/8GB) starts at $799

Samsung galaxy S21 FE (128GB/6GB) starts at $699

Samsung galaxy S21 (256 GB/8GB) starts at $850

Samsung galaxy S21 FE (256GB/8GB) starts at $770


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Have Dual SIM?

Yes. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has dual SIM support. M support.


What Is the Difference between Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 FE?

Though made of similar material, the Samsung Galaxy S21 seems slightly bigger than the standard Galaxy S21. A more detailed contrast of the two models is above. Refer to section: “New Features: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs. Samsung Galaxy S21″.


Does Galaxy S21 Have a Headphone Jack?

No. The Samsung Galaxy does not come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.


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Final Thoughts

The S20 FE was the budget-friendly version of the galaxy S20, offering most of its features but a much-reduced price. The galaxy S21 FE was carefully designed to reproduce the effect of the Galaxy S20 launched in 2020. Was this a success? We’ll give a definite “Yes!” But, was it a huge success? Maybe not.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is a great device that offers most Samsung Galaxy S21 features at a reduced price. However, we cannot go without saying that the release timing did a bit in cutting back its shine.

The close release of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series makes buying Galaxy S21 FE somewhat less attractive since you can get better features at only a slightly higher price. The Galaxy S21 FE is a fabulous device for its price. However, it is probably most accurate to describe this device as a great one born in an awkward season.


 

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