AndroidPhonesReviewsSamsungSamsung Galaxy S20 FE

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review: Fans deserve more

When Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy S20 FE, my initial reaction was “this could be the Galaxy S20 for the average Joe.” After all, it ticks the basics – at least on paper – a 120Hz refresh rate, decent battery, good set of cameras, and flagship processor. But I forgot that high expectations could lead to big disappointments. While the Galaxy S20 FE seems like the perfect S20 on paper, the real-world performance is quite different. Despite the presence of flagship-grade features, it doesn’t stand out from the crowd, and gets somewhat in a sea of very capable rivals. Samsung has “pulled off a Samsung” with the 4G variant of the phone. But what exactly “pulling off a Samsung” imply? Well, read our Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review, and you’ll know exactly what I mean by that phrase.

Note: This is the Exynos 990 variant of the Galaxy S20 FE. It is not the 5G model.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review: Design

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review, Galaxy S20 FE review, Prakhar Khanna

The Galaxy S20 FE is built on the blueprint of the Galaxy S20 series. Of course, it is less premium than the pricier offerings launched earlier this year, thanks to the usage of ‘glastic’ back instead of glass. Now, plastic doesn’t always have to be inferior to glass, and this one isn’t. It has a frosted finish that gives the smartphone a premium look. You might not know it is plastic if you look at it from a distance. Further, it allows the device to weigh less and the size fits well in the palm. 

However, the finish is not that of a flagship

However, the finish is not that of a flagship. On the Galaxy S20 series, the glass is flush joint with the aluminum frame but on the Galaxy S20 FE, there is a minute gap between the rear panel and the frame on the sides. It is only noticeable if you look at it closely, but it’s there. I happened to drop it from a table, and thankfully, it came out unscratched from the fall. The plastic could actually turn out to be more durable than glass.

Source link

Maikel Du

I worked in many technical fields, but I always resort to blogging which has become an addiction to me
Back to top button