Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Impressions: Great Phone, Weird Time


Samsung wants to be the best of the best, constantly trying to make everyone, including their ‘fans’ happy. That’s why they came up with the Samsung S20 FE. Since it did well, soon came the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and they are hoping to get a similar response.

“We saw an incredible response to Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 lineup. So we applied the same approach with S21 FE 5G, equipping it with the premium features that matter most to our loyal Galaxy fans — because we’re focused on delivering a smartphone that meets their most important needs,” said Dudu Mokholo, Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung Africa.

My issue is, is it the right time?

Samsung S21 FE Impressions

I mean, don’t get me wrong. The phone looks great, design-wise and power-wise. As you can see from the specs below, it’s quite the phone. My only issue is whether this is the right time.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 was launched in January 2021 and then they go-ahead to launch the fan edition almost a year later! It sort of sounds like a last-minute decision to me because they could have either done it at the same time or at least 2 months later. It would have made some more sense there.

Especially because now we’re all looking forward to the Galaxy S22. However you want to look at it, I just wish we had it earlier because I would definitely purchase this device. It’s one way for everyone to feel closer to premium quality for a lower price.

If you’re a Samsung fanboy or fangirl, this is definitely worth considering. Great screen, good cameras, amazing software. However, now there are other phones in that same price range. The choice is yours.

Samsung S21 FE: Specification List


  •  Display
    • 6.4-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display[5][5]
    • Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate[6][6]
    • 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode[7][7]
    • Eye Comfort Shield with AI-based blue light control
  • Camera
    • 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera
    • 12MP Wide Camera
    • 8MP Telephoto Camera
    • 30x Space Zoom, F2.4
    • – 32MP Selfie Camera
  • Processor: 5nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor, Android 12
  • Memory
    • 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage
    • 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Charging: 25W Wired, 15W Wireless, Wireless PowerShare
  • Water Resistance: IP68
  • Optical Fingerprint

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