It’s been a long time since Samsung last tackled the budget flagship market with a device built specifically for the task, and this is the reason why the company took the mobile world by surprise with the release of the Galaxy S20 FE. At first glance the Galaxy S20 FE is a recipe for success. It’s a budget phone done by the book, at least on paper, and it’s especially threatening to similarly-priced rivals. But the harsh reality is that the Galaxy S20 FE now serves to highlight Samsung’s inexperience with building devices for the competitively-priced flagship segment.
We love the Galaxy S20 FE for numerous reasons, such as its IP rating, the snappy performance, the excellent camera, the 120Hz refresh rate and the fact that you can use 120Hz without having to worry too much about battery life. It’s not perfect and it lacks some basic features such as a 3.5mm headphone jack, but at the end of the day it was good enough to earn praise in our review.