Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2022, January 07
  • Dimensions: 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 177 g
  • Screen: 6.4", Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Main Camera: Triple, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 32 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Release date 2022, January 07
Dimensions (HxWxD) 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm | 6.13 x 2.93 x 0.31 in
Weight 177 g | 6.24 oz
Body build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), plastic back, aluminum frame
Colors White, Graphite, Lavender, Olive
Battery 4500 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable
Approximate price750 EUR
Technology Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.4" inc
Screen area 103.9 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio89.6%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 px
PPI /points per inch/ 401 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Other - 120Hz
-Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Triple
Camera specs
-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
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, gyro-EIS
DxOMark Main Score120
DxOMark Photo126
DxOMark Video104
Front camera, selfie 32 MP, Single
Specifications 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.74", 0.8µm
Functions HDR
Video Yes
Operating system OS Android 12, One UI 4
Chipset - Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
- Exynos 2100 (5 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680) - Snapdragon
Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - Exynos
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 660 - Snapdragon
Mali-G78 MP14 - Exynos
External memory No
Internal memory 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Antutu 9 score742147
GeekBench 5 Single Core1068
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core3209
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.77 W/kg (head) 0.90 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.95 W/kg (head) 1.48 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Headphone jack No
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Bixby natural language commands and dictation
-Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- Fast charging 25W, 50% in 30 min
-Fast wireless charging 15W
-Reverse wireless charging
-USB Power Delivery 3.0
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Review

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G was one of the most anticipated smartphones and its arrival in early 2022 was excellent news for fans of the brand. In it, we see top performance, a beautiful screen with a smooth picture, a bunch of advanced features that many users can't do without, and excellent cameras. A memory card slot is absent, so you'll have to choose the right modification for you carefully.


In many ways, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G resembles its predecessor, which hit the market a year earlier, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. You may notice that its back panel is now flatter, which improves the feel when it's in your palm. The device isn't heavy, and its dimensions are perfectly acceptable by today's standards. Part of the model's beauty comes from the matte back and matte finish on the side bezel. This solution contributes to the absence of slipping and almost no traces of fingerprints remain.

The camera unit on the rear panel seamlessly blends into the entire surface. It does not stand out in colour, which can be appreciated as a positive. The cameras protrude slightly, but this does not interfere with the stability when you leave the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G on the table. The front camera is in turn positioned in a round-shaped notch in the screen matrix. Absent is an LED indicator.

You'll find the fingerprint scanner under the glass. It is optical and works in negative time. There's also a facial recognition feature.

On the market, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is available in several colors. This time the company has chosen from its rich palette of green, purple, black and white. The casing is protected to IP68 standard - which means it is resistant to moisture and dust. You can even dip it briefly to a depth of up to 1.5 metres in fresh water.


In recent times, smartphone manufacturers have curbed their desire to offer models with huge screens. It's now standard for them to be in the 6 to 7 inch range. In the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, you get a Super AMOLED display with a diagonal of 6.41 inches and a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It is covered with Corning Gorilla Victus protective glass. High pixel density per inch of 411 and support for 120 Hz refresh rate contribute to the excitingly beautiful picture.

The display face of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G looks striking with its mirror-finish glass plate. You will be able to enjoy its beauty for a long time as it has anti-scratch protection. The manufacturer has also provided an oleophobic coating. It is specially designed and perfectly handles the task of preventing fingerprints from overlaying.

In the screen settings, you can adjust the refresh rate up to 120 Hz.


The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G runs on an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G single-core system coupled with an Adreno 660 GPU. The RAM is 6 or 8 GB LPDDR5 type and the storage is UFS 3.1 and 128 or 256 GB respectively. Since there is no memory card slot, think carefully about which modification will work best for you. For connecting to external devices, you can use the USB Type-C port in USB OTG mode.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G is one of the best performing platforms to date. It's built on 5-nm process technology and excellent performance - on par with the Galaxy S21. You virtually can't feel any lack of performance, no matter how many heavy games and apps you run on the device.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G also runs Android 11 operating system with One UI 3.1. The interface is well known and you will be able to work with it with ease. Annoying ads are absent and there is a dedicated game mode for gamers.


On the back of the smartphone, you will find a triple camera that resembles the one in the previous generation. The main lens is 12-megapixel and is complemented by an 8-megapixel sensor with triple optical zoom and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. It is equipped with Dual Pixel PDAF phase detection autofocus and optical stabilisation. In daylight, you'll create photos with high detail and excellent colors. Even when conditions are poor, such as when shooting in artificial light, the end result will be good. You can see this in the colours, the lack of noise and the detail.

Samsung has not compromised on optics in the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G. The phase autofocus works quickly. The photo processing also pleases with its speed.

With the smartphone, you can shoot videos with a maximum resolution of 4K at 30 or 60 frames per second. The electronic stabilization assists in a better end result. The picture is smooth even when you move. When you press the "stabilization" icon, the camera automatically switches to shooting at 1080 pixel resolution.

The selfie camera on the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G also deserves a round of applause. It's 32-megapixel and can produce vivid images with high detail.

Autonomous operation

The battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is large, but it won't surprise you with longer autonomous operation. The extremely powerful processor contributes to this.

The company has provided 25W fast charging support, 15W wireless charging support and 4.5W on the reverse. So you can use your smartphone as an external battery - a convenience that more and more users are getting used to.

With the fast charging function, you can restore 50% of the battery in 30 minutes.

Interesting functions and features

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G supports DisplayPort Alt Mode for USB Type C - i.e. you can transfer images and sound to an external device using the USB port.

The advanced Eye Comfort Shield feature is also available to protect your vision. Given how much time we spend with our devices, it's increasingly necessary. It creates more comfortable viewing conditions on the screen when it's dark around.

Use the portrait shooting mode to create interesting shots. Just focus on the subject, select an effect and you're ready to shoot. You can then instantly share the result on social media.

If you have a vlog or like to share your gaming achievements, use the dual capture mode. That way, you can turn on both cameras at the same time to reveal your experience in detail.


The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is a cute smartphone that packs a top-notch powerful hardware platform, a beautiful and bright AMOLED screen and loud and clear sound. Its communication capabilities are ideal for modern lifestyles. Support for 5G networks is part of them.

A joy for any user will be the cameras. They delight with high quality photos and vedata. They allow you to do various experiments and upgrade your photography skills.

What disadvantages the smartphone somewhat is the serious consumption of charge. This prevents it from providing you with greater autonomous operation. To some extent, this is rectified with the support of fast recharge feature.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G was around 750 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2022, January 07.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is 177 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is 6.4" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm (HxWxD).
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Triple main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.