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SAMSUNG Galaxy S21 FE 5G 128GB 120Hz Graphite Unlocked

10975 reviews
The S20 FE has a nice, flat, vibrant screen.
The battery life has been good so far, and I expect it to get a little better after it breaks in and Android does it's app tuning magic.
The 12mp main sensor is well matched to the wide angle, producing nearly identical exposures and saturation, with plenty of detail.
At 20x, detail is dropping off fast, far earlier than the "space" zoom on the higher end Galaxy S20 line with their higher resolution sensors.
The camera software launches *faster* than the module on the Note 20 Ultra.
The Snapdragon (SD) 888 was know to run hot, and the SD 8 Gen 1 is even hotter.
If you are experiencing odd behavior with your screen and touch sensitivity, you're not alone. Bummer as well because otherwise I loved the phone..
The phone is recognizing my inputs when using two fingers in alternating succession as well as when swiping with two fingers.
From taps being read as scrolling to unplayable multitouch games, the screen makes me miss my 3 year old galaxy S8.
Average Product Score
4.6 / 510975 *

Description

30x SpaceZoom combines a 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom and 30x digital zoom for high resolution close ups, while the EngageZoom Lock reduces shakiness the further your zoom in. 4500mAh intelligent battery outlasts the day, even on 5G, while Super Fast Charging can charge 50% in 30 minutes.

Positive summary

5/5
$199 net for a brand new Samsung S series phone?
The S20 FE has a nice, flat, vibrant screen. You get Samsung screen brilliance in a no edgy gimmicks, 6.5" form factor. The 12mp wide angle sensor is poppy and vibrant with TONS of detail. The battery life has been good so far, and I expect it to get a little better after it breaks in and Android does it's app tuning magic. The performance is perfectly acceptable. I've seen benchmarks that indicate Samsung isn't squeezing every ounce of power out of the Qualcomm 865. The jury is still out, and this is still an early review (I've only had the phone for a couple of days), but so far I'm duly impressed. I don't think there's really anything "ugly," just a little "meh""I'm glad I looked. This may be the first time I walk away from OnePlus and land on Samsung. I'm not insane. $699 (with MAJOR trade-in incentives) for a Samsung S 20 FE with specs to rival the OnePlus 8? Now *that* was worth a look. "I've never been a fan of the Samsung "Edge" style screen. I always turn it off. I can load up everything I typically run and never encounter a slow-down"

Negative summary

2/5
This is literally how the user communicates with the phone and allows you to access all these great features.
The screen on this phone will randomly stop accepting touch inputs and then at other points it will click when trying to scroll or scroll up when lifting your finger. Samsung has released 3 software updates trying to fix it, but still have problems with jittery scrolling, accidental touches, etc. This isn't something that can be fixed with an update in my opinion or it would be resolved by now. Seems like they tried to cut some corners to get the price down while still advertising the 120hz display and it didn't work out well. The most recent software update to fix the issue has made no difference. If you buy this phone it WILL have this problem. I was originally in the group that assumed mine wasn't affected, but it became hard to ignore the signs after a week. Found out my phone also has the touch screen issue others are complaining about. Tested it with Touch Screen Test app, instruction is on Youtube. Two finger swipe causes criss-cross pattern. Jittery and unresponsive swipe action when scrolling through websites. If software issue it can eventually be fixed, but not going to wait around to find out that it's a hardware issue. Not going to chance waiting around for a fix and being outside the return window. Returning the phone after one hour of use. Guess Samsung cut a critical corner while trying to reduce the cost of the FE version.
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