(Hands-On) Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: It could have been great!

I’ve said it several times in Leak.pt, last year’s Galaxy S20 FE was one of the best smartphones Samsung released in 2020! Like? Very easy! The Korean giant was able to secure an attractively priced package while the development team worked on the technical specifications.

It was a smartphone that impressed me and that as an “everyday driver” would easily stay in my pocket, although theoretically more powerful devices were on my desk that looked at me.

However, most likely due to the 2021 production crisis, Samsung was unable to meet the release schedule.

Hence, the Galaxy S21 FE appears strong, but most likely too late to have any significant impact on the market. It is shot very briefly next to Samsung! And at the same time a real shame. Because despite all the shortcomings of the well-known manufacturer in this market launch, the Galaxy S21 FE is a phone that once again impressed me in all respects. (less on the price!)

But let’s work in parts!

(First impressions) Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: It could have been great!

S21 FE.

I’ve only had my smartphone since December 30th, so I don’t want to rush to a detailed review now, it’s only been for a few days, when the device hits the shelves and I’ll be using the latest one for a few more days 1 Model from the Samsung Galaxy family.

But I can already tell what I feel and what every user will feel when they put their hands on the device. The Galaxy S21 FE is a brutal smartphone that every enthusiast would love to have in their pocket. But … it comes out at a price that doesn’t make sense.

S21 FE.

Yes, it’s a powerful smartphone, and it’s a very well-designed and well-made device too, despite the use of hard plastic instead of the more desirable glass. After all, it fits like a glove, weighs no more than 177 g and at the same time has some of the best hardware you can find on the market, such as the Snapdragon 888 SoC, the 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen 2X and interestingly the rear view camera module! We know this module so well (12MP + 12MP + 8MP), but without impressing on paper by ‘inventing’ gigantic sensors, it once again manages to blow us away with simply fantastic photos.

S21 FE.

This was the smartphone that impressed me the most in photography as it was a simple point and shooter. You can just pick up the phone, snap a picture for free, and have a simply phenomenal picture in the gallery. It’s almost like a donkey camera, you don’t even have to be fooled.

You can see some examples below:

S21 FE.

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That’s why I’m so mad at Samsung! Why!?

It is obvious! This phone should have come out much earlier, in August / September, and of course never at that price.

In fact, I dare say that even in January, less than a month before the Galaxy S22 range was launched, when the Galaxy S21 FE hits the market for ~ $ 600, it’ll blow everything up.

Also Xiaomi with its traditionally wallet-friendly offer, which will be launched in 2021 in the form of. came on the market Xiaomi 11T Pro, had an answer to that. In other words, even with a ridiculous delay, Samsung could claim victory here! But no … We have a version in which the basic model (6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage) costs 779 €.


S21 FE.

In short, the S21 FE had everything for me to become one of the smartphones of the year. I love the way I have so much power in such a light and thin package. But unfortunately it turned out to be a side shot. Well … who knows whether we won’t be getting bargains soon when Samsung switches to the Galaxy S22 series at the end of January or beginning of February.

However, wait for the detailed review, which should go online in the next few days.

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