Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Review: Ideal Flagship Smartphone? | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 30/06/2022 12:30 AM IST.
Hey guys, This is Arun aka TG and welcome back to GadgetGuruBNSamsung launched the Galaxy S21 FE 5G in India which is a flagship android smartphone and are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Variants, Price, Colors and Release Date:

Variants: 8+128GB and 8+256GB.
Price: Rs.54,999 and Rs.58,999.
Colors: Graphite, White, Lavender and Olive.
Release Date: Available from 11/01/2022 on Amazon.
Launch Offer: upto Rs.5000 off on prepaid.

2. Box Contents:

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, USB Type-C cable and Sim tool.

3. Form Factor: [8.7/10]

Dimensions: 155.7x 74.5 x 7.9 mm. and Weight: 177 g.
Build materials: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on front and plastic back along with aluminum frame which should provide excellent build quality. 
Rating: IP68 for dust and water resistance.

4. Display: [8.7/10]

The 6.4 inch 1920 x 2400 pixels FHD+ resolution AMOLED display that offers excellent quality.
The display panel also supports 120 Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, 8-Bit / 16 million colors, 401 ppi sharpness and 20:9 aspect ratio.

5. Performance: [8.9/10]

The overall performance is excellent as it features,
SOC: Exynos 2100 and Technology: 5nm.
CPU: Octa-core consisting of 1 x 2.9 Ghz Cortex-X1, 3 x 2.8 Ghz Cortex-A78 & 4 x 2.2 Ghz Cortex-A55.
GPU: Mali-G78 MP14.
Software: Android OS 12 with Samsung One UI 4 interface.
Memory : 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
ROM: 128/256GB of UFS 3.1 Storage.

6. Camera: [8.6/10]

The device comes with triple rear cameras and single front camera. The overall rear camera quality should be excellent [9/10] in day, very good in night [7.2/10] and the front camera quality should be great overall as it features [camera features: 0.5/0.6],
Main: 12MP with f/1.8 aperture, 1/1.76" sensor size, 1.8 micron pixel, 26mm wide lens, dual pixel PDAF & OIS.
Telephoto: 8MP with f/2.4 aperture, 1/4.5" sensor size, 1.0 micron pixel, 76mm telephoto lens, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom & 30x digital zoom.
Ultrawide: 12MP with f/2.2 aperture, 1/3.0" sensor size, 1.12 micron pixel, 13mm ultrawide lens with 123 degree FOV.
Flash: Single-LED flash.
Video recording: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps & 720p@960fps with gyro-EIS support.
Features: Single Take, HDR10+ video recording, Night mode, Pro mode, Auto HDR, Portrait mode and more. 
Front: 32MP with f/2.2 aperture, 1/2.74" sensor size, 0.8 micron pixel, 26mm wide lens.
Video: 4K@30/60fps & 1080p@30/60fps with gyro-EIS support.

7. Features: [8.8/10]

The device comes with excellent features that are listed as follows,
Important Sensors: Fingerprint [under display], Gyroscope & more.
Connectivity: Dual-band WiFi [2.4/5/6 GHz], Bluetooth 5.0 [A2DP, LE], USB Type-C 3.2, GPS [Single-band GPS L1, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO] and dedicated dual-SIM [nano + nano SIM / e-SIM, dual 5G, 4G, VoLTE, VoWiFi].
Other features: Samsung Pay & Bixby.
Audio: Dual speakers. It also supports Dolby Atmos & High Res audio.

8. Battery Life: [8.2/10]

The overall battery life should be great as it features,
Battery capacity: Li-Po 4500 mAh.
Charging speed: 25/15W wired/wireless & reverse wireless. It doesn't come with charger in the box.

Battery Life Stats:

Screen On Time [ SOT ]: Up to 7:15 hrs average.
Battery Life: Up to 1.5 days average.

9. Pros, Cons and Ratings:

Pros and Cons:

Pros Cons
 + Excellent performance  - Low light camera performance could be slightly better
 + Excellent features
 - Battery life could be slightly better
 + Excellent build quality  - 240 hz touch rate & 8-bit panel
 + Excellent camera quality  - Premium price
 + Excellent display quality  - No 12GB RAM & 3.5mm jack
 + Great battery life


Product Rating: 8.65/10
Value for Money [VFM] Rating: 7/10
TG Rating: 3.91/5

10. Verdict:

After considering the pros, cons and ratings the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is an excellent smartphone at a pretty good price.
So is this the ideal flagship smartphone?, Yes, but at a slight premium price.
What do you guys think about this Galaxy S21 FE 5G?, Share your thoughts in the comments.

11. Reasons to consider Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G:

1. Performance 
2. Features 
3. Form Factor

That concludes the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G review. I hope you guys found this information useful and hopefully helping you decide whether you should consider this smartphone or not.
As always stay awesome and have a great day.
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