Google Pixel 5 vs. Galaxy S20 FE vs. S20 vs. S20 Ultra: All the specs compared
What's different between Google's Pixel 5 and some of its Samsung-made Android rivals?
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was part of the last crop of
released last year. Unlike the pricey Pixel phones of years past, Google took a decidedly midrange-approach to the Pixel 5. While the Pixel 5 has 5G connectivity along with the fantastic cameras that have become the line's main selling point, Google made sure to drop the price to $699 (£599, AU$999) and scale back on some features (like the processor, for instance) in light of the pandemic and perhaps the generally saturated state of the smartphone industry.
One of the fiercest rivals to the Pixel 5 is
Galaxy S20 Fan Edition
(FE), which was launched as a response to the pandemic. The S20 FE is a lower-cost cousin of the flashy Galaxy S20 family (comprised of the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra), but it sticks with the flagship series' top features like the 120Hz display and comprehensive rear camera setup. If you're looking to upgrade your Android phone, you're probably wondering how these Google and Samsung phones square up against each other.
Some of the key differences between them include size (the Pixel 5 is the smallest and lightest of the bunch) the camera setup, expandable storage (the Pixel 5 doesn't have any), and processor. For specifics, take a look at our specs chart below.