Samsung Galaxy S20 FE specifications and price in Nigeria
What did you hear about the Samsung Galaxy series? Excellence? The newest addition to the series is the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and it comes undisappointedly with elegance and class.
The front camera captures at 32MP, picking up more details of scenes by virtue of the wide pixels. For rear captures, there is a triple camera lens and these camera combination allows clear crisp night capture and up to 30x optical zoom.
The screen of the smartphone refreshes at an excellent rate of 120Hz, about 2x the speed of most smartphone’s screen. The IP68 rated smartphone is made to stay in water for more than 30 minutes without damage to its interior.
The 4500mAh battery has a fast charging 2.0 protocol made for it. Additionally, Samsung Galaxy S20 Fans Edition could share its power wirelessly with other accessories and devices, given that the receiving devices are compatible for it.
Another of the premium features added to the S20 FE is an optical fingerprint sensor. Made under display, this enables a swift unlock of the device and there’s also support for a face unlock. It also supports the front-line USB type-c.
Juxtaposed with other models in the Galaxy S20 family which comprises of the S20, S20 plus, S20 ultra and recently the S20 FE, one could easily pick out the S20 FE as the cheapest among them. What drove down the price in this latest model?
The features packed by this model are much downscaled as you would find out in the full description below. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE smartphone has both variants of 4G and 5G, however by reason of the unavailability of the 5G network in Nigeria, the 4G LTE variant of this smartphone would be the sole model to be reviewed.
The infinity-O display is continued on this model and it spans 6.5-inch of super AMOLED (other models in the S20 series uses AMOLED 2X). The infinity-O display is a term used by Samsung and other smartphone brands to indicate that the display covers the entirety of the smartphone, with a hole-shaped cut on the uppermost part of it for camera. The Samsung S20 Ultra smartphone was rated the best in terms of display specifications and its preceding variants haven’t done worst.
While other models in the S20 series were made of glass build, the fans edition came with a plastic build. Meanwhile, there are other disparities in the display pixel count, dimensions and weight.
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 120Hz refresh rate|
|Display size||6.5 inches, 101.0 cm2|
|Display resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~407 ppi density)|
|Build & Screen protection||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, aluminum frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|Ratios||~84.8% screen-to-body ratio|
|Dimensions||159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm (6.29 x 2.93 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||190 g (6.70 oz)|
|Colors||Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud Navy, Cloud White, Cloud Red, Cloud Orange|
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE — Camera
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fans Edition supports night capture, however that couldn’t beat those featured on the Pixel 4 smartphone. Samsung also boast of telephotographing of up to 30x and that is made possible by an 8MP lens against a much larger pixel packed by the earlier models in the series. The video capture is as well better on earlier models than this model.
For front facing camera, a 32MP lens allows for a detailed selfie capture and it betters earlier models aside the S20 ultra which has a better 40MP lens.
|Rear camera features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Rear camera video||4K, 1080p, gyro-EIS|
|Selfie camera features||FaceID,|
|Selfie camera video||4K, 1080p|
Memory, Software and Processor
The 4G model of the S20 FE is powered by the Exynos 990 processor and some sub-variant exists by virtue of the different RAM and internal storages.
The following are the sub variants of the S20 FE:
- 128GB ROM, 6GB RAM
- 128GB ROM, 8GB RAM
- 256GB ROM, 8GB RAM ( This is the 5G model and is unavailable for the Nigerian market)
The convenient RAM and ROM sizes allows for a widened storage area and swift switching between apps. The Samsung Galaxy S20 is made on the Android 10 operating system.
Rather than the regular eMMC (embedded multimedia card) technology, Samsung employs its novel UFS 3.1 innovation to use on the S20 FE. This usher in an efficient processing, aswell as considerably better storage speeds on its 128, 256 and 512GB lineup.
|Chipset||Exynos 990 (7 nm+)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Memory Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot) up to 1TB|
|RAM||Based on variants listed above|
|Internal storage||based on variants listed above (UFS 3.1)|
|Operating system||Android 10|
|Skin||One UI 2.5|
Battery, Sensors and connectivities
Stereo loudspeaker support is engineered for this device, but there’s no 3.3mm jack. Expectedly, the fingerprint sensor is located in display and there is a type-c USB connector.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has an IP68 dust and water resistance and it is acquitted of being capable of staying under 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes with zero damage to the device!
The 4500mAh battery could fast charge at 25W while its wireless charging could do so at 15W. Meanwhile, the reverse wireless charging which allows the powering of your other devices is at a 4.5W rate.
|Capacity||4500 mAh, non-removable|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|Fingerprint sensor||Under-display (optical)|
|accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Bixby natural language commands and dictation|
|Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Release date||23rd September 2020|
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Price and availability in Nigeria
The prices of The Galaxy S20 FE in Nigeria are as follows. However, these shouldn’t be considered as a face value rather as a projection.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE — Verdict
One of the restraints people have on purchasing a Samsung Galaxy device is its high-handedness in price. However, the Galaxy S20 FE model is considerably less priced than other models in the series — a huge drop in price tag. This is unsurprising as it also packs less premium features.
Being a smartphone to beat in terms of quality, the pricing of the S20 Fans Edition puts up a device which is comparatively budget friendly considering the specifications of it.
- Excellent display specifications
- Excellent storages.
- Good performance specifications
- Supports a USB type-c connector
- Has stereo speakers
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Has a fast charging support
- Supports reverse charging
- Has support for eSIM (eSIM variant of the smartphone)
- The prices are high
- The camera specifications are far from par
- Battery capacity is average