Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
Acquaintance price 759 €
Why buy the latest modern smartphone while the Galaxy S20 FE is still on sale? Released in late 2020, the Samsung phone remains, even today, unbeatable in its price. More than 24 months later, there is no even better value for money around € 400.
Imagining a more realistic (and cheaper) Galaxy S20 than the rest of the range, we have to admit today that Samsung’s mobile phone has hit the mark. No manufacturer has managed to do better at this time in this price range. We have to say that, for this price, the Samsung mobile offers more than just a technical sheet.
Its perfectly calibrated Amoled display responds to the finger and eye with a tactile lag of less than 100 ms, and the Snapdragon 865 chip gives it generous power, allowing the phone to never be intimidated when facing multiple applications. parallel or greedy 3D games.
Still relevant, even two years later
Admittedly, as often as it comes to saving money, it is the photo element that is a little below the rest of the range, but even there, the Samsung phone does quite well and offers a good level of detail in normal or low brightness! And honestly, no mobile in this price range gets the highest score in our comparison. Only devices like the Xiaomi Mi 10T or the Huawei P40 also get 4 stars in the photos, but these two phones are more expensive and less balanced with the rest of the features. In order not to spoil anything, the S20 FE also offers perfect autonomy due to its technical data sheet and performance. Fear not, because even with two years on foot, the phone still offers more than enough power for current uses.
So why exactly is the S20 FE still a benchmark today? For strategic questions first. Huawei has become almost non-existent in the European market, Samsung is free to dominate in this price segment. There is still Xiaomi, which could come and shake the Korean manufacturer, but the Chinese company instead made a 200 euro smartphone specialty, an area in which it has become dominant today. Even at Apple, the iPhone SE 2022 does not count, either on the front of the photo or on the screen or in autonomy.
Google Pixel 6
There are certainly other very good quality / price ratios that get the highest score in our comparison, but most of these devices are significantly more expensive. Google’s Pixel 6, for example, offers flawless photo performance and a balanced experience, but sells for over $ 600. The S20 FE and the Pixel 6, as we said, do not belong to the same category: if the latter is required as a high quality reference, the former is an excellent reference with less than € 500. While I pay for its luxury not to grow old in a market that still goes to 200 per hour.