Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon)

Released January 2022

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon)

Summary


Pros

  • Accurate colors in bright light and indoor videos
  • Accurate autofocus in videos
  • Clear sound in playback and recording
  • Wideness in audio recording of life videos
  • Accurate screen color fidelity
  • Adapted screen brightness when watching HDR10 content

Cons

  • Grainy images in stills and videos, particularly in low light videos
  • Loss of image details at most tele and ultra-wide zoom settings
  • Mono recording when recording in memo app
  • Display stutters when playing video games
  • Poor battery performance overall

Scores


117
camera
7th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Camera Score i
117
46
Oppo A57
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Photo i
119
50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G
BEST 152
Bokeh i
60
25
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 80
Preview i
64
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
111
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 151
Video i
107
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 149

Use Cases

BEST 142

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 122

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

130
display
5th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Display Score i
130
52
Realme C21
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Readability i
142
40
Realme C21
BEST 160
Color i
137
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 163
Top score
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Video i
150
40
Realme C21
Motion i
116
54
Realme C21
BEST 155
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
102
40
Realme C21
BEST 165
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
100
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 149
Top score
LG Wing
118
audio
21st

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Audio Score i
118
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
115
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
124
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 157

Use Cases

BEST 156

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 156

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

82
battery
27th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Battery Score i
82
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 146
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
72
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 182
Top score
Wiko Power U30
Charging i
102
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 181
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
80
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
1 days 14h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h53
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
1h42
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
2h08 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge
127
selfie
7th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Selfie Score i
127
25
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 145

Sub-scores

Photo i
126
18
ZTE Axon 20 5G
BEST 144
Top score
Huawei P50 Pro
Video i
130
38
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 154

Specifications


155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9mm

Dimensions

5G
Single SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP68

Protection

Wireless

Charging

128/256 GB

Storage

Wide, Tele, Ultra-Wide

Main camera
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