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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
alaScore 93

65 reviews

May, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the connectivity and camera. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the size and price. Some have doubts about the battery.

performance, screen, design, camera, connectivity


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Adam Doud (

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G review: The sequel is never as good


The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G comes at an odd time and fails to meet the budget flagship expectations set by its predecessor.

Powerful specifications Solid cameras Impressive 120Hz display Priced well for a flagship

Touchscreen issues Battery just OK Too much competition at its price point

“The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is the capable successor to the S20 FE, but comes at a poor time with the S22 around the corner, making it tougher to justify its value.”

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : GSMArena Team (

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G review


The Galaxy S21 series will not go gentle into the night. On the contrary, it will produce one last bang before the Galaxy S22 steals the spotlight. The...

Excellent AMOLED HDR10 screen, 120Hz, superb color accuracy.

No charger in the box.

So, the Galaxy S21 FE is a powerful and capable smartphone, no two ways about that. But we just cannot recommend it at this price, not without reservations. Once Samsung introduces its first price cut, though, the Galaxy S21 FE should get a spot on the...

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : GSMArena Team (

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G review


Unpacking 2021 with a bang, we have the Samsung Galaxy S21 for you today. Samsung has rearranged its yearly release schedule to pull its high-end S-series...

Nice color options, standout design, IP68 rating.

Scant retail package - no charger or headphones.

It's not that we don't like the Galaxy S21. On the contrary, we're quite fond of its looks, and there's proven substance beneath them. But maybe that's the issue - it's a little too proven. Last year's S20 is in many ways superior, and even though the...

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Review


Two physical SIM slots ; Powerful front-facing camera ; Solid connectivity

Processing power is aggressively throttled ; Not much of an improvement over the Galaxy S21

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is similar to the standard S21 model, but it costs $100 less and adds dual-SIM functionality to the company's US phone lineup.

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Sean Riley (

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE review: Remakes are rarely as good as the original


The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE feels like a disappointing remake

Versatile camera system ; Excellent software support ; Powerful Snapdragon 888 processor ; Unique and comfortable design ; Bright 120Hz display

Mediocre battery life ; Lacks adaptive 120Hz display ; Galaxy S22 is coming soon ; Disappointing telephoto lens

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE follows the same recipe as the Galaxy S20 FE, but delays and strong competition in the affordable flagship market make it feel like reheated leftovers.

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Review: In the Shadow of Giants


The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, short for Fan Edition, has big shoes to fill. It comes with faster processor and improved image processing, but keeps the sweet $700 price. Is it good enough?...

Fast performance ; 120Hz Adaptive refresh rate ; Excellent camera performance ; Lightweight construction ; One of few dual SIM phones in the US

Priced very close to flagship models ; Plastic construction might disappoint some ; No microSD, no headphone jack ; Thermal throttling is an issue

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Daniel Petrov (

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Galaxy S21


With the S21 FE, Samsung will want to repeat the S20 FE popularity but has it cut the right corners to face its Galaxy S21 inspiration with equal success?

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Georgi Zarkov (

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Galaxy S20 FE


The new Galaxy S21 is the closest 2021 flagship to the Galaxy S20 FE, but is it a bit too close? We're comparing them to find out!

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Philip Michaels (

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE review


The Galaxy S21 FE has finally arrived. And while we're impressed by how few trade-offs this lower cost version of the S21 makes, it's hard to buy the phone with the Galaxy S22 now available.

Same Snapdragon 888 processor as the Galaxy S21 ; Bright, colorful display ; Improved Night Mode ; Good all-around cameras ; Ships with Android 12

Lower resolution telephoto lens compared to Galaxy S21 ; Less RAM than the Galaxy S21 ; 120Hz refresh rate isn't adaptive ; Hard to recommend with Galaxy S22 launch so close ; Battery life disappoints

In the end, the biggest flaw surrounding the Galaxy S21 FE is the timing of the phone's release. And that may be the hardest one to overcome.

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Florence Ion (

Don't Buy the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE


It's a perfectly fine phone with excellent battery life, but the new Samsung lineup is just around the corner.

Compact design, beautiful screen, good battery life

Night vision isn't as good as the Pixel 6, telephoto lens produces choppy photos, less memory than the regular Galaxy S21

Feb, 2022