Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G specs, comparisons, faq, opinions

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  • Released 2022, January 07 177g, 7.9mm thickness Android 12, One UI 4 128GB/256GB storage, no card slot
  • Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) - Version 1 Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - Version 2 Adreno 660 - Version 1 Mali-G78 MP14 - Version 2 Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) About 564.5 USD
  • 6.4" 1080x2400 pixels
  • 12MP 2160p
  • 6/8GB RAM Snapdragon 888 5G
  • 4500mAh Li-Ion

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G overview

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is a smartphone that runs on Android. It was released on 2022, January 07. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G has 6.4 inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels screen with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It uses Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) - Version 1 Exynos 2100 (5 nm) - Version 2 chipset, Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) - Version 1 Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - Version 2 CPU, Adreno 660 - Version 1 Mali-G78 MP14 - Version 2 GPU. It supports 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G networks with Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). It has 12MP Triple main camera, 32MP Single selfie camera. It uses Li-Ion 4500 mAh, non-removable battery which supports wireless charging. The price of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is about 564.4 USD.

Score the key features of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G compared to the other phones on the market:

  • CPU Cores: 95 / 100 points
  • Camera pixels: 44 / 100 points
  • Screen resolution: 81 / 100 points
  • Battery capacity: 93 / 100 points
  • Price: 61 / 100 points

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G full specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66 - International
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 29, 25, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - USA
5G bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - International
41, 66, 71, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - USA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat19 1600/200 Mbps, 5G

LAUNCH

Announced 2022, January 04
Status Available

BODY

Dimensions 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm (6.13 x 2.93 x 0.31 in)
Weight 177 g (6.24 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), plastic back, aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

DISPLAY

Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+
Size 6.4 inches, 103.9 cm2 (~89.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  Always-on display

PLATFORM

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 (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) - Version 1 Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - Version 2
GPU Adreno 660 - Version 1 Mali-G78 MP14 - Version 2

MEMORY

Card slot No
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  UFS 3.1

MAIN CAMERA

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 [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, gyro-EIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.74", 0.8µm
Features HDR
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
  32-bit/384kHz audio

COMMUNICATIONS

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
NFC Yes
Radio Unspecified
USB USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  Bixby natural language commands and dictation Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

BATTERY

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

MISCELLANEOUS

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 About 564.5 USD

TESTS

Performance AnTuTu: 566529 (v8), 719696 (v9) GeekBench: 3049 (v5.1) GFXBench: 56fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -26.9 LUFS (Good)
Battery life Endurance rating 92h

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