Galaxy S21 FE Hands-On: Last Year’s Flagship Without The Frills

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Samsung has officially introduced the Galaxy S21 FE (or “Fan Edition”) phone at CES 2022. This is essentially a refined version of last year’s S21, which will be available for $700 beginning January 11th. This year’s edition features the same 5nm CPUs, the same 120Hz refresh rate (with a slightly larger screen), and a comparable triple camera system for $100 less than the normal S21. The S21 FE, on the other hand, has a bigger battery and runs Android 12. We’ll have a comprehensive review up soon, but the S21 FE looks to be a well-rounded gadget based on our quick hands-on with a test unit.

The S21 FE isn’t as striking as last year’s flagship at first sight. While the camera module has a similar bump on the top left corner, the housing does not have the same gleaming finish as the original S21. This style isn’t as appealing to me as the prior one. The S21 FE, on the other hand, feels solid, and its matte texture helps it resist fingerprints. This S21 FE also comes in a different range of colours than the original: you may pick from lavender, olive, silver, or black this time (which is the colour of my sample unit).

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Specifications

S21 FE is significantly heavier than the S21 at 177 grammes (6.2 ounces), which is understandable given the newer model’s larger 6.4-inch screen. The display is still Full HD+ and is bright and clear. However, don’t anticipate S Pen support as on the S21+ and Ultra. The Fan Edition, like the S21, does not support Samsung’s stylus. The main difference between the S21 FE and the original model, apart from size, is the rear cameras. While both models include a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, the FE’s ultra-wide lens offers a 123-degree field of view. Furthermore, the FE’s telephoto camera has an 8-megapixel sensor, and the S21’s has a 64-megapixel sensor, despite the fact that they both have 30x Space Zoom.

I haven’t put the S21 FE’s cameras through rigorous testing during my hands-on time with it, but I haven’t observed any serious photo quality concerns so far. The images were bright and clear. Surprisingly, the front camera on the FE is 32 megapixels, although the originals are just 10 megapixels. So far, the selfies I’ve taken with it have been razor-sharp, revealing individual strands of my damaged hair.

Features

These changes are comparable to the differences between the S20 FE and the S20. Samsung said that the S20 FE has sold 10 million copies in just over a year after its introduction in Q4 2020, making it one of the best-selling Galaxy smartphones of the year.

I can’t say how the S21 FE will compare to other phones. In this price range because this is only a quick hands-on and not a complete review. However, it already faces significant competition from the Pixel 6. Which, despite its controversial form, delivers superb cameras and software at the same price.

Though the S21 FE’s mix of features and inexpensive pricing may appeal to many Samsung enthusiasts. The corporation released the phone at an inconvenient moment. With next-generation flagships said to be on the way. Galaxy fans may be tempted to wait and see what the firm has in store at that time. Even if you’re wanting to get your hands on a new Galaxy S series phone. At the very least wait until we’ve had a chance to thoroughly evaluate the S21 FE.

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