Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G – First Impressions

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Samsung has always made a point that they present the best of their game at every CES event. They also try to do justice with the price of the device they launch and make sure that people like their device and buy one irrespective of their cost. 

2022 has just started, and Samsung has already begun proving its mettle with the first Samsung device of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. They launched the device at CES 2022, one of the world’s most-awaited Consumer Electronics Show.  

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE misfires on a few key elements, but that has made the phone a legitimate flagship at a great price. On January 11, 2022, Samsung announced the Galaxy S21 FE. As we know, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is the version that succeeds the Samsung Galaxy S21. Although the phone might seem like a smaller copy of the flagship, it comes with a fantastic set of specs at the price it is launched at.

In addition to this, the base model has a less robust camera system, lower build materials, and less RAM. Nonetheless, the Galaxy S21 FE has some benefits. 

About Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

This Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G was released on January 11, 2022. The device has a 6.40-inch touchscreen. Powered by an octa-core processor, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is easy to use and fast. The smartphone comes with 6GB of RAM. A 4500mAh battery powers the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, which runs Android 12 and displays Exynos 8890. 

With wireless charging and proprietary fast charging support, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G does not disappoint its fans and makes sure you have enough juice left at the end of the day. It comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor. Autofocus is available in the rear camera setup. 

The device comes with a single 32-megapixel front camera for taking impressive selfies for your Instagram feed. In addition to running Samsung’s One UI 4 operating system, it runs Android 12 and has 128GB of internal storage. In addition to Dual-SIM (GSM and GSM), micro-sim and nano-sim cards are accepted in the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G. 

The model is available in four colors: Graphite, Lavender, Olive, and White. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is dust and water-resistant, thanks to the IP68 rating. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Credits: Trusted Reviews | Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 16.29cm (6.4″) Dynamic AMOLED 2X (2340 x 1080)
  • Processor: Octa-core Exynos 2100
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • OS: Android 12
  • Weight: 177g
  • Max. Display Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
  • Camera: 12MP Wide, 12MP Ultra-wide, 8MP Telephoto
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh

Camera

Known as the “rear camera trifecta,” the Galaxy S21 FE has three cameras on the back. We have a wide sensor as the primary sensor, a wide sensor for ultrawide shots, and a telephoto lens for telephoto shots. 

Battery Life

We know the Galaxy S21 Pro has a bigger battery than the vanilla Galaxy S21 – 4,500mAh instead of 4,000mAh. The Samsung Samsung Galaxy S21 FE display is slightly more prominent, and the rest of the specs are relatively the same. With a much optimized Android 12, the 4000 mAH battery should last for a single day charge for light to moderate usage. A few gaming sessions’ extended video playback might affect the battery usage time. Based on the numbers, this is a guess, but only the actual usage can give you a rough idea. 

Performance

In India, Samsung always launches its smartphone with its proprietary Exynos processor. There is nothing different with this smartphone, as it comes to the Indian markets with an Exynos 2100 processor. The processor is claimed to be at par with the Snapdragon 888 processor, but everyone knows that is not the case. 

Despite being nicely designed and powerful, this chipset doesn’t reach the same performance peaks as the Snapdragon 888. Although it comes with 6GB of RAM, there is one thing we want to point out about performance no matter which chipset you choose. 

Display

Dynamic 2x AMOLED technology gives the Galaxy S21 FE 5G a 6.4-inch screen of flagship quality. With bright colors and a smooth viewing experience, you can’t go wrong. Additionally, it is almost bezel-less with a reasonably small bezel on the chin that barely covers it. 

On the other hand, the entire front is dominated by the screen without visible distraction. This display has a small hole at the center to accommodate the front camera. The user interface is designed to minimize distraction caused by screen punch-holes, which is also essential.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: Pros & Cons

ProsCons
AMOLED display Only 25W fast charging
120Hz refresh rate No expandable storage
Flagship performanceNo headphone jack
Triple cameras
Compact design
IP68 dust and water resistance
Table 1.1 Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G retails at ₹54,999 for the base model with 8GB RAM and 128 GB onboard storage. This one is an all-rounder in this segment competing against the likes of OnePlus.

In case you are planning to pick one, make sure that you watch some online reviews and talk to someone who might already be using it.

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