Tech specs: Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | Display: 6.4-inches, 2400x1080 pixels | RAM/Storage: 6-8GB/128-256GB | Cameras: 8MP telephoto, 12MP wide, and 12MP ultra-wide. 32MP front-facing camera | Battery: 4,500mAh
While the flagship Galaxy S and Z fold series provide compelling options, they are flagship phones priced in the $900 and higher range. In order to offer customers another alternative, Samsung created the Galaxy FE (Fan Edition) series of phones. The most recent one, the Galaxy S21 FE, is available in four unique colors to suit your style.
Originally priced at $699.99, you may think Samsung compromised a lot to offer a powerful 5G phone. However, we see a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz dynamic refresh rate, high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, large capacity 4500mAh battery, 6 or 8GB of RAM, 128 or 256GB storage with a microSD card slot, IP68 dust/water resistance, three rear cameras (one with 3X optical and 30x super-resolution zoom), and a high resolution 32MP front camera.
Where are the compromises? Exactly. There really aren't any and yet the $700 price is typically where we see phones in the upper mid-range with less capable specs appear. Thanks to subsequent price drops since its launch, the S21 FE challenges other manufacturers' flagships for a fraction of the cost.
Read ZDNet's full review: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G review