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[Review] Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G | Fantastic Flagship Phone For Fans

(Topic created on: 01-20-2022 02:48 AM)
renwei89
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New member is coming to the Galaxy S21 series ! Let's welcome Galaxy S21 FE ! I believe many people are waiting it for a long time (including me). The Galaxy S21 FE was previously speculated to launch in August 2021 but in the end it was announced during CES2022 recently .

 

Thanks Samsung Malaysia for inviting me to visit Samsung SES store and review the latest Galaxy S21FE. I have the opportunity to visit the Samsung SES store which located at Paradigm Mall, Johor. A SES specialist named Azhar attended me that day and we had the great time there. He is very kind and helpful. 

 

SES , Paradigm MallSES , Paradigm Mall

 

SES , Paradigm MallSES , Paradigm Mall

 

Shot on Galaxy S21FE  (with SES specialist , Azhar)Shot on Galaxy S21FE (with SES specialist , Azhar)

 

What is actually FE ? FE = Fan Edition. Galaxy S21 FE has nearly everything in Galaxy S21 and the price is cheaper a bit than Galaxy S21. We can have the flagship experience with affordable price. There are four colour choices (white , graphite , olive , lavender) for Galaxy S21 FE. For me , I would choose lavender this time . I always choose white / graphite for my previous phone as these colour looks classy and elegant. However , I would like my phone to be unique this time. How about you? Which colour you will choose?

 

 

Four colour choices (white , graphite , olive , lavender)Four colour choices (white , graphite , olive , lavender)

 

Lavender is my favorite one !Lavender is my favorite one !

 

What is in the box?

Smart phone , data cable , ejection pin

 

Smart phone , data cable , ejection pinSmart phone , data cable , ejection pin

 

Design and Display

Galaxy S21FE launched with polycarbonate plastic back. The plastic back is more durable but doesn't looks classy if compared with glass back. S21FE uses plastic material around the rear cameras where S21, S21+ and S21Ultra are using the metal material.

 

Polycarbonate plastic backPolycarbonate plastic back

 

S21FE (middle) uses plastic material around the rear cameras . S21 and S21+ are using the metal materialS21FE (middle) uses plastic material around the rear cameras . S21 and S21+ are using the metal material

 

 

S21FE (middle) uses plastic material around the rear cameras . S21 and S21+ are using the metal materialS21FE (middle) uses plastic material around the rear cameras . S21 and S21+ are using the metal material

 

S21FE has 6.4 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X (2,340 × 1080 resolution) , 120Hz refresh rate (not an adaptive refresh rate) and 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate. We will have super smooth scrolling experience in both work and play. The display comes with Gorrilla Glass Victus protection and AI-based blue light control. It weighs 177 grams and the body is IP68 rated water and dust resistance. However, this device is not advised for beach or pool use.

 

6.4 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X , 120Hz refresh rate , 240Hz Touch Sampling rate and Gorrilla Glass Victus protection6.4 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X , 120Hz refresh rate , 240Hz Touch Sampling rate and Gorrilla Glass Victus protection

 

Performance

In Malaysia , we have Exynos 2100 variant of the Galaxy 21FE. The chipset is same with other phones in S21series. Here come to the question : Exynos or Snapdragon chipset ? Which one you prefer ? There are 2 RAM and storage configurations 8GB + 128 GB and 8GB + 256 GB. There is no micro SD slot in the phone . If you need more space , i think you should go for the 256GB variant. I will choose 256GB variant as i take many photos and videos.

The phone is power enough for the gaming , multi-tasking and entertainment . There is no significant lagging or freezing . It support 5G and WiFi 6 also . However , if you want to experience the 5G service, you have to wait at the moment because Samsung devices are not support on DNB's 5G network. But no worry, i think it won't be take a long time .

 

Software

Galaxy S21FE runs on Android 12 with One UI 4 . Many Samsung users are waiting Android 12 + One UI 4 update for their phone. Galaxy S21FE launch with it ! So , no need to wait . How nice ! Samsung has promised three years of Android updates to all flagships last times. So, that means it will get update till Android 15. If your devices will not get the Android update anymore , you can consider to buy a new galaxy devices . Galaxy S21FE will be a good choice for you.

 

Andriod 12 with One UI 4Andriod 12 with One UI 4

 

Cameras

There are 3 rear cameras, 12MP dual-pixel AF camera (OIS) , 12 MP ultra wide angle camera and 8MP telephoto camera ( 3x optical zoom , 30x space zoom ) . Front camera is a 32 MP selfie camera.

 

There are 3 rear cameras, 12MP dual-pixel AF camera (OIS)  , 12 MP ultra wide angle camera and 8MP telephoto cameraThere are 3 rear cameras, 12MP dual-pixel AF camera (OIS)  , 12 MP ultra wide angle camera and 8MP telephoto camera

 

Let me show some photos and videos taken by it. The image quality is really impressive .

 

Shot on Galaxy S21FE - Portrait mode (Front Camera)Shot on Galaxy S21FE - Portrait mode (Front Camera)

 

 

Shot On Galaxy S21FE ( Zoom : 0.5x)Shot On Galaxy S21FE ( Zoom : 0.5x)

 

 

Shot On Galaxy S21FE ( Zoom : 4x)Shot On Galaxy S21FE ( Zoom : 4x)

 

 

Shot On Galaxy S21FE ( Zoom : 10x)Shot On Galaxy S21FE ( Zoom : 10x)

 

There are many modes in the Galaxy S21FE camera. For those who like Vlogging , dual recording and portrait video will help you a lot. I like them so much !

 

Dual Recording & Portrait video mode are really great!Dual Recording & Portrait video mode are really great! 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

Galaxy S21 FE has a 4500 mAh battery . It offers 25W fast wired charging15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. However , charger are not included in the box . So, you have to buy it by your own . A full charge took around 75 minutes. If you are a light user , it did well enough in everyday use.

 

In conclusion , Samsung Galaxy S21FE is a great phone . Although it is coming late , it is still a premium phone ! Buy your Galaxy S21 FE today with exclusive offers and 0% interest on instalment plan! You can get RM350 e-voucher for next purchase item and Samsung Care + which worth RM220 (1 year free protection) . 

 

Galaxy S21 FE 5G (256 GB ) RRP - RM3,099

Galaxy S21 FE 5G (128 GB ) RRP - RM2,899

- Promotion is valid from 11/1/2022 to 31/1/2022.

 

Besides, you can enjoy 20% off for Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Buds , 30% off Galaxy S21 FE 5G accessories. (PWP purchase is from 6/1/2022-28/2/2022)

 

 

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You can hit the link below for the purchase : 

https://www.samsung.com/my/smartphones/galaxy-s21-5g/galaxy-s21-fe-5g/

10 Comments
SME_CM4
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Awesome content

renwei89
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🥰🥰 thankiuuu
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vyan1105
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So details~ thanks for sharing!
renwei89
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Welcome 🙌🏻🙌🏻
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beijingwiao
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thanks for such a detailed review! thinking of this for my next phone now😀
renwei89
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Welcome 😉 now gt promotion o , can consider to buy it now ..heee
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NaethrenSH
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Nice content.S21 FE as I know it had one UI 4.0 preloaded with Android 12.And it has some new camera features that S21 or S21+ doesn't have I think.Thanks for sharing.And S21 FE is affordable especially for S21 fans
victorcwk
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Thanks for sharing. this content is so nicely written, so detail 😄

renwei89
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Welcome 🥰🥰🥰
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