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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 24 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/2.2

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Galaxy S21 FE is a good overall smartphone but could have made more impact if it had launched earlier. The timing seems a bit off in 2022 with stiff competition from BBK Electronics (OnePlus, Oppo & Vivo) and Xiaomi. Moreover, the Galaxy S22-series is around the corner and it makes sense to...

- Rohit Arora, Gizbot
Business Insider

While the Galaxy S21 FE is a good phone, it's tough to recommend it before Samsung announces its new Galaxy S22 lineup. The Galaxy S21 FE is meant to be Samsung's value-premium option of 2022, but we simply don't have a 2022 flagship Samsung phone to compare it to yet. And while the Galaxy S21 FE's...

- Antonio Villas-Boas, Business Insider

I would say that it's not too late for the Galaxy S21 FE. It may even be too early. Just be patient and wait for the release of the Galaxy S22, and let the hype train stop at another station. Wait for promotions that Samsung will undoubtedly offer to boost the sales of this model that will be eclips...

- Antoine Engels, NextPit

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE may have arrived late to the party but if you're looking for a flagship-level device but not splurge too much, this is certainly an excellent choice.

- Aiman Maulana, Pokde.Net

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is just a few notches off base flagship smartphones when it comes to pricing. But the performance, design, and camera capabilities are all nearly at that level. The pricing might give you some pause. However, we’re 100 percent certain you won’t feel cheated once you star...

- Rodneil Quiteles, GadgetMatch

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Samsung's suggested retail price is $699.99. You can compare Galaxy S21 FE prices from around the web here on The Informr.

Samsung backs up the Galaxy S21 FE with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Galaxy S21 FE has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE's screen size is 6.4 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/2.2 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 2220 minutes.

Galaxy S21 FE Specs

Release Date January 11, 2022
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 12

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX Adaptive
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide, FOV 123˚
12+ Megapixels, f/1.8, Wide, Dual Pixel, OIS
8+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Telephoto, 30x Space Zoom
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Slow motion recording, Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
32+ Megapixels, f/2.2, FOV 81˚
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Dynamic AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 403 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Up to 15 W
Fast Charging Up to 25 W
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 2220 minutes
Standby Time Up to 12 days
Mixed Usage Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Graphite, Olive, Lavender, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.57 x 7.45 x 0.79 cm (6.1 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 177 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
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