Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G review, Hangs with the best smartphones

This is the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G or fan edition and has finally come out after a year of hype teasers leaks and delays the release is a bit later than what people expected so does the s21 fe have what it takes to stay competitive in I’m will for gsm arena and let’s find out in our full review the s21 fe 5G.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

The s21 phones and the a-series mid-rangers it has a plastic bag with a soft-matte pastel finish but at the same time, the camera bump has the same wrap-around shape as the s21 although instead of being part of the metal frame here is actually an extension. the back panel

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

of the s21fe is thinner and lighter in the hand than the previous fan edition which is nice and as you’d expect from a high-end Samsung you get IP rated dust and water resistance here too the full HD AMOLED screen is a little smaller than the s20 fe has 6.4 inches but it does bring gorilla glass victims protection this time around.

you again get a fast 120hz refresh rate too for smoother swiping and scrolling it isn’t adaptive to save energy but the s21fe is able to provide a fast 240hz touch sampling rate in gaming mode and another improvement over the previous model is hdr10 plus support content looks excellent on the s21 fe 5G and this display can also achieve great color accuracy based on your color settings.

The s21 fe does brightness control a bit differently, we measured the max brightness at about 790 nits and unlike other galaxy phones you can get it not only in auto mode but also manually with a slider like the rest of the s21 series you get a pair of stereo speakers for your audio they’re well balanced and scored a good mark on our loudness chart quality is
good too with nice highs though the bass is underwhelming one of the freshest things.

You’ll find on the s21 fe 5G at least at the time of this video is Samsung’s new one ui4 based on android 12. this is the first phone that arrives with this interface out of the box and overall it’s similar to what we saw in the previous version but there are a few new features one of the most obvious is something built into the new android system-wide color palettes that can match your quick toggles shades and even your icons to the home screen wallpaper.

You also get plenty of options for widgets on the home screen they’re a lot more customizable now improved control over your privacy settings is also a feature of one UI for there’s now a dedicated privacy dashboard in settings. there are new options in the gallery for photo editing with the magic eraser.

You can get rid of something you don’t want in the shot, it’s not perfect but it’s fun to play around with and finally, you can wake up and unlock the phone using an under-display fingerprint reader which is fast and reliable these features are powered by either one of two chipsets a snapdragon 888 for the international version of the phone or an Exynos 2100 for select markets ours is the snapdragon version and performance is excellent as you’d expect right up there on the charts with last year’s flagships and even though we will see a new top chipset pretty soon this year the s21 fe delivers more than enough power for your daily tasks and heavy games.

The s21 fe has a milliamp-hour battery just like the previous model but battery life isn’t quite as good here that’s not to say it’s bad though it scored an endurance rating of 92 hours in our proprietary tests as is trendy these days the phone doesn’t come with a charger in the box but there is support for wireless charging and 25 watts of wired charging with such an adapter we were able to charge from zero to 51 percent in half an hour.

You won’t get this time around is expandable storage but you do get 128 or 256 gigs onboard all right moving on to the cameras the s21 fe brings the same setup as the previous model a 12-megapixel main cam with is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide with fixed focus and an 8 megapixel three times telephoto again with us photos from the main cam are excellent
with plenty of resolved detail high contrast low noise and natural-looking dynamic range, the colors are quite pleasant too if a bit on the warmer side photos from the ultra-wide cam is incredibly good for this type of camera.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

There’s enough detail good contrast and reasonable sharpness as well as slow the noise the dynamic range is commendable too even though the telephoto cam has an 8-megapixel sensor its photos come out at 12 megapixels the sharpness does take a small hit from the upscaling but besides that these three times zoomed shots are quite nice with high resolve detail as well as contrast colors and dynamic the range that matches the other two cameras.

It has 8 megapixels to 12 though selfies are taken with a 32-megapixel front-facing cam that produces 8-megapixel photos by default these shots are natural-looking with low noise and excellent color contrast and dynamic
range.

however, the fixed focus sweet spot is not ideally tuned for shooting at an arm’s length so selfie sharpness is less than stellar videos can be captured with the main cam and up to 4k resolution at 60fps, these are very good with above average detail great colors low noise and outstanding dynamic range.

The noise is improved and you get better exposure and dynamic range if you zoom at night in auto mode in most cases you’ll get a digital crop from the main camera that is soft and lacking in detail falls short a bit is sharpness 4k videos from the ultra-wide are capped at 30 fps.

The quality is not that good they do have nice contrast likable colors and superb dynamic range but the videos are soft and the detail is mediocre in contrast the videos from the telephoto cam is quite nice they have a lot of detail and are plenty sharp and have colors contrast and dynamic range that are similar to the main cameras.

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