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You told us: The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is still worth buying in 2021

Samsung's year-old affordable flagship is aging gracefully.

Published onDecember 8, 2021

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE back 3
David Imel / Android Authority

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is rumored to release at some point in the near future. In the meantime, we recently published our Galaxy S20 FE long-term review to understand if Samsung’s current affordable flagship holds up in 2021.

While we draw our own conclusion, we also wanted to hear from readers if they believe the Galaxy S20 FE is still an attractive proposition. The poll results are now in.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE one year later: Is it still worth buying?


This poll fell just short of 1,000 votes since it went live on December 4. That said, the response ratio would probably remain pretty consistent even if more readers weighed in.

The vast majority of respondents (85.3%) still believe the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is still worth buying. Just 14.7% of respondents believe that the phone’s no longer worth considering.

See also: Our original Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review

We feel both responses are valid. Per our long-term experiences, the Galaxy S20 FE offered excellent value at its $699 launch price, and even more so now that it’s cheaper. Its specs and performance still hold up a year later. Battery life is impressive, while One UI remains a definite highlight on Samsung phones in general.

Of course, there are drawbacks. The Exynos model lags behind its Snapdragon counterpart, the glasstic back isn’t as pleasing in hand as actual glass, while the phone’s camera performance can be hit and miss.

Your comments

  • Farhad Ahmad Tajuddin: With the S21 FE will be using Snapdragon 888 (which is prone to overheating) and no microSD card support, I’d still buy the S20 FE. This is just about the cheapest DeX-supported flagship Samsung smartphone money can buy.
  • Sachouba: I really don’t have the same opinion as you about this phone. I own the 5G version with a Snapdragon 865. Performance is top-notch, battery life is truly excellent, One UI is great. Fast charging is quite respectable at 25W. It doesn’t charge the phone in 30 minutes, but combined with the great battery life, it enables you to get a few extra hours of battery life in a few minutes of charging, and is much faster than 15W charging.
  • JN: Thanks to S20 FE I’m not a iDiot anymore. 120hz display and good performance for a decent price. Apple hate Brazil/Brazilians and that’s a fact that took me too long to realize. Samsung Global do the complete opposite, bring love, support sports events, athletes, work to adjust prices here in Brazil and so… xoxoxoxo Samsung you are the best! 🥇

That’s it for this Samsung Galaxy S20 FE poll. Do you have any further thoughts about the phone or the results? Be sure to drop a comment below.

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