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Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe review:
Samsung has launched so many smartphones in the previous year. We’ve seen amazing smartphones like Samsung Galaxy s21 ultra, Samsung Galaxy Z flip 3, Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 and some amazing mid-range devices also like Samsung Galaxy A52s, Samsung Galaxy A32, etc. So in this article, I’m going to review Samsung Galaxy S21 Fe. I’m going to give you some crazy specs and details about this phone.
Now let’s talk about this smartphone. it’s a flagship phone from Samsung, this phone have amazing specs like camera, processor, battery, display, etc.
Staring with its launch date. This smartphone has been in the news for a quite long time, it was announced back in October 2021 but now it’s officially going to lunch in the market. It was released on January 7-2022 it’s a little late on the s21 mark-up because maybe in a few weeks Samsung is going to reveal the Samsung Galaxy S22 series so, at the end you’ll find out whether you should buy this phone or not.
The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe is the value flagship phone like the iPhone Se or the Samsung s20 fe buying one of them feels like the flagship phone because these value flagship phones have all the features of the high-end flagship smartphones.
Samsung released the right hardware with the right software at the right price and at the right time with this s21 Fe. Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe is a little late in launching or else it would’ve taken the value flagship of 2021 in 2021.
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specification of Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe:
|Front||(Gorilla Glass Victus)|
|Protection||IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe frame is made of aluminum and the front glass is protected by gorilla glass Victus the strongest glass in the market right now. The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe has a plastic back make it a little more strong and lighter. The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe also has the IP68 water and dust resistant at 1.5m up to 30 minutes. If Samsung would’ve gone with the matte finish with the back this would’ve been more awesome considering this price point.
DISPLAY of Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe:
|Type||Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+|
|Size||6.4 inches, 98.9 cm2 (~85.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~411 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe have the best display in this price point. Its class A display with The 6.4 Inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 120hz and support HDR10+ with the resolution of Full HD+ and with the PPI density of 411Ppi. Amazing display with amazing software make it sharper and more powerful. Content watching and gaming experience on this display is on another level because of that 120hz. It’s so much smoother and so much faster because of dynamic AMOLED. The screen refresh ratio will be according to the application the screen can refresh from 1 to 120hz. This display is also so much brighter so there will be no issues using it outside because it has a peak brightness of 1200 nits.
Performance o f Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe:
|OS||Android 12, One UI 4|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) – Version 1
Exynos 2100 (5 nm) – Version 2
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680) – Version 1
Octa-core (1×2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) – Version 2
|GPU||Adreno 660 – Version 1
Mali-G78 MP14 – Version 2
|Internal||128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM|
The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe is released with two Versions of processors. The first one is Samsung exynos 2100 and the second one is Snapdragon 888. I will always recommend Snapdragon one because it is faster than Exynos 2100. The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe come in three Ram variants 1st one is 6GB ram with 128GB of storage, 2nd one is 8GB of ram and 128GB of storage, the peak one is 8GB of ram and 256GB of storage. The ram variants depends on the price I’ll always recommend the 8GB with 128 GB because 8 GB ram is enough for gaming and for day-to-day use.
|Os||Android 12, One UI 4|
The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe lunched with android 12 and their own custom UI with One Ui 4. Samsung One UI is providing much amazing features it’s also smoother and also faster and efficient on Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe. There is no SD Card slot in this smartphone. As this is the value flagship Samsung didn’t offer the SD card slot.
MAIN CAMERA of Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe:
|Triple||12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, 76mm (telephoto), 1/4.5″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.0″, 1.12µm
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, gyro-EIS|
The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe comes with triple camera setup. The main lens is 12mp wide the 2nd lens is ultra-wide and 3rd lens is 3x telephoto lens. This camera setup is pretty good capturing best details shots in day light there’s a little noise in dark time photos but, with night time mode the photos takes quite a lot light in the sensor and making pictures more brighter . The ultra-wide lens is also capable of capturing best looking shot the camera sensor is same as they’ve used in the Samsung Galaxy s21. There is also a telephoto lens with 3x time’s optical zoom lens. The portrait shot on this telephoto lens is very much impressive because it’s only 12mp but, the details is quite good. The video capabilities of this smartphone is also great because of the sensor’s bigger pixels. The video is kept at 4k up to 60fps. You can record quite good shots with the ultra-wide also and there is also video support at zoom camera. This smartphone can also take some nice-looking slow motions videos. This smartphone can take slow motions at 720p at 960fps which is super slow motion.
|Single||32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm|
|Video||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS|
The Selfie camera of the Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe is 32mp 26mm wide with f/2.2. This camera sensor is also a high quality sensor with combination of good software results good details with rich tons and great dynamic range. This camera also support 4k up to 60fps giving the optical image stabilization the camera is smooth. Capturing good details shots in day time with HDR support.
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go|
The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe doesn’t have the 3.5mm headphone jack but this smartphone comes with the stereo speakers with Dolby Atoms support. High quality sound with good Bass and good stereo system. The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe comes with the Wi-Fi 6 with the Bluetooth version of 5.0. There is also an NFC port for remote control systems like TV’s etc. The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe also supports the USB type C. The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe has an in-display fingerprint sensor which is quite faster than other phones because it’s an ultrasonic sensor.
|Type||Li-Ion 4500 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 25W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Fast wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
|Colors||White, Graphite, Lavender, Olive|
|Models||SM-G990B, SM-G990B/DS, SM-G990U, SM-G990U1, SM-G990W, SM-G990E|
|SAR||0.77 W/kg (head) 0.90 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||0.95 W/kg (head) 1.48 W/kg (body)|
|Price||$ 544.00 / € 645.45 / £ 539.52 / ₹ 54,999 / C$ 1,009.84|
The Samsung Galaxy s21 Fe comes with 5000Mah battery. It’s good for day to day usage with good performance that last longer than a day. This smartphone also support 25watts of fast charging. This phone can fully charge in just 80 minutes considering that it’s good speeds for value flagship because iPhone se have little battery but can take up to 3 hours to charge. This smartphone also support wireless charging with 15watts of fast charging.