Samsung Galaxy S21 FE First Impressions


With a flushed camera module that merges in with the frame and a glasstic design, the S21 FE 5G follows in the footsteps of the S21 series and looks quite similar to the vanilla Galaxy S21. Despite having a bigger display, it's also more compact, yet thicker, than last year's Galaxy S20 FE 5G.

It has a 1080p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, and it feels really immersive. The colour reproduction is incredible. It has a brightness range of up to 1200 nits and the ability to fine-tune the colour temperature via the Settings App. A punch-hole camera is centre-aligned on the panel, and there's an in-display fingerprint sensor.

While the camera system may appear to be a bit too basic for a 50k smartphone, especially when compared to the Vivo X70 Pro, Xiaomi 11X Pro 5G, and others, the S21 FE's results are very acceptable for the gramme.

Users of the Galaxy S21 FE 5G will also have to deal with the Samsung Exynos 2100 SoC, despite the fact that a Snapdragon 888 model is available outside of India. We haven't seen any heating on the S21 FE 5G so yet, however, it does become warm while installing apps during setup.

It comes pre-installed with OneUI 4.0, which is based on Android 12 and offers a slew of additional customization options, including Android 12's extensive theme engine, which applies your wallpaper's colour palette to everything else, including accents, app icons, and more.

The Galaxy S21 FE 5G appears to be a well-rounded device that, while not focusing on any one aspect in particular, provides refinement all-around. It will be available from January 11 on Amazon, Samsung's online shop, and various offline retail locations, with prices starting at Rs 49,999.