Speaker 1: Samsung is starting the new year with a new phone, the galaxy S 21 F E.
Speaker 1: It's a new version of the galaxy S 21 that comes with the same processor and a bigger screen, but for a hundred dollars less, you can buy it starting January 11th for $700. I know what you're probably thinking another new Samsung phone between the galaxy S 21 series [00:00:30] and the galaxy a series Samsung already has a lot of phones to choose from. Plus we're also expecting to see the galaxy S 22 soon. So you might be wondering who is this phone like the galaxy S 20 Fe that came before it, the S 21 Fe is meant to be a cheaper alternative to Samsung's premium galaxy S phones, but not too cheap, like the galaxy a series. In other words, if you're the type of person that would rather buy last year's phone at a discount than buy the latest and greatest model, [00:01:00] then the galaxy S 21 F Fe is probably for you in a way you can think of the galaxy S 21 F Fe as a combination of the regular galaxy S 21 and the S 20 F Fe.
Speaker 1: It has the same Qualcomm snapd dragon 8 88 chip as the S 21. And like the S 21 and S 20 F E. You can also crank up the screens refresh rate to 120 Hertz. Both of these things make the S 21 F Fe feel pretty fast and snappy so far, but otherwise the S 21 Fe really has a [00:01:30] lot in common with the S 20 Fe Samsung's previous generation mid-range phone. For example, both phones have a triple lens camera with a 12 megapixel wide camera, 12 megapixel Ultrawide camera and eight AIX telephoto lens. There's also a 32 megapixel selfie camera on both phones, but on the S 21 F Fe, you can also record video with the front and rear cameras at the same time, similar to the regular S 20 one's director's view feature, but this works a little differently on the [00:02:00] S 21 F Fe.
Speaker 1: You can't switch between the three rear lenses like you can on the S 21, 1 of the few things that's actually different about the S 21 F Fe compared to the regular S 21 and S 20 F Fe is its screen size at 6.4 inches. It's definitely larger than the S 21, but slightly smaller than the S 20 Fe. It's definitely larger than the S 21, but it still feels really easy to use with one hand. The galaxy S 21 Fe looks almost exactly [00:02:30] like the regular S 21 from the front, and even on the back, they both have a very similar matte texture, but the regular S 21 does have a few design accents that make it feel like a more premium, expensive phone. You'll notice the regular S 21 S edges and camera bump both have a glossy metallic finish while the S 21 F E just feels more muted all around the galaxy S 21 F Fe definitely feels sleek and lightweight, but it also doesn't necessarily wow, me like the pixel six, which is [00:03:00] a hundred dollars cheaper and is made of gorilla glass.
Speaker 1: We were impressed with the galaxy S 20 F Fe's battery when we reviewed it. And I'm hoping that the same will be true for the S 21 F Fe, just like the S 20 Fe the S 21 F Fe has a 4,500 Milant battery, which is certainly much bigger than the S 20 battery. I've been using the S 21 Fe for almost a full day. And I still have around 70% of my battery left. Samsung's new phone also supports both types of 5g millimeter wave [00:03:30] and sub six. And it also comes with 128 gigs of storage. There's no, he phone Jack or expandable storage, but Samsung is also selling another that comes with twice the storage and eight gigs of Ram for $770. Overall, the galaxy S 21 Fe feels like a promising option for those who want a new phone, but don't wanna spend nearly $1,000, but I'm also wondering if it'll be enough to stand out in Samsung's crowded lineup and against other similarly priced Android phones.
Speaker 1: And don't [00:04:00] forget the galaxy S 22 is probably right around the corner and rumors suggest it'll come with a big 50 megapixel camera upgrade. If Samsung's pricing for the S 22 is the same as the S 21 S it might also only be a hundred dollars more expensive than the S 21 Fe that could possibly make the S 21 Fe a tough, but of course, that all depends on what the galaxy S 22 actually has to offer. Then, of course, there's also the pixel six, which is a little cheaper than the S 21 Fe, and has [00:04:30] a lot to offer for the price. We really love the pixel six's camera design and processor and other features. And it's a really compelling choice for Android fans that don't wanna spend too much money. We'll have to spend more time testing the S 21 Fe before we really know where it stands. Thanks for watching and check back for our full review soon.