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Compare the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE to the S10 Plus

In October 2020, Samsung released the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. In terms of performance, this starter model from the S20 series is very similar to the Samsung S10 Plus, which was released eighteen months earlier. The S10 Plus has a sharper screen, but the S20 FE has a better battery and is more future proof. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the similarities and differences between these smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Complimentary Galaxy Buds+ worth € 169
128GB storage capacity | 6.5-inch Full HD screen | Android 10
Retail price 649,- 589,-
in stock
  • With 3 different cameras on the back of the device, you can take a beautiful photo in any situation.
  • The 4500mAh battery lasts a day with regular use, without recharging in between.
  • The screen refreshes 120 times per second, so animations look smooth.
  • The large 6.5-inch screen is extra suitable for watching movies, but it doesn't fit in every pocket.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

128GB storage capacity | 6.4-inch Quad HD screen | Android 9.0 Pie
579,-
in stock
  • Thanks to the powerful processor, the S10 Plus has no trouble with the most demanding apps and games.
  • You can watch movies and series in high quality on the razor-sharp 6.4-inch Quad HD screen.
  • With 3 different cameras on the back of the device, you can take a beautiful photo in any situation.
  • The Samsung S10 Plus isn't suitable for the new, fast 5G network.

Comparison Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Screen 6.5-inch Full HD 6.4-inch Quad HD
Camera quality Very good Very good
Speed class Very good Excellent
Battery 4500mAh, 25W fast charging 4100mAh, 15W fast charging
Mobile network Choose 4G or 5G 4G
Updates supported up to 2022 2021

Screen and size

S20 FE vs S10 Plus format

S20 FE: 6.5-inch Full HD screen, 120Hz

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has a 6.5-inch Full HD screen. The large size is very suitable for watching movies, but it's difficult to operate the device with one hand. The display has a refresh rate of 120Hz. This means that the image refreshes 120 times per second. This makes animations look very smooth. You'll notice it when you play a game, but also when you scroll through your Instagram timeline.

S20 Fan Edition vs S10 Plus screen

S10 Plus: 6.4-inch Quad HD, 60Hz

The 6.4-inch Quad HD screen of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is sharper than that of the S20 FE. On the other hand, it has a lower refresh rate of 60Hz. This is twice as slow, making animations look less smooth than on the S20 FE. This means that your gaming experience may not be as good. The S10 Plus is slightly more manageable with a screen size of 6.4 inches, but operating the device with one hand is still a challenge.

Cameras

Compare cameras of the S20 FE and the S10 Plus

S20 FE: 3x optical zoom, record in 8K

The S20 Fan Edition has 3 advanced cameras that allow you to take beautiful photos. The 12-megapixel standard lens has a large image sensor. This allows the camera to catch a lot of light, so you can take sharp photos. With the 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, large buildings also fit completely into your photo. The 8-megapixel telephoto lens has 3x optical zoom, so you can zoom in 3 times without quality loss. You can record videos in high 8K quality.

S10 Plus cameras comparison S20 FE

S10 Plus: variable aperture, record in 4K

The 12-megapixel standard lens of the S10 Plus has a variable aperture. The aperture automatically lets the right amount of light through, so your photos are never over or underexposed. On the other hand, the image sensor is smaller, so you see slightly less details than on the S20 FE. The S10 Plus also has a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens. You can zoom in twice with this last lens without losing quality. You record in 4K quality.

Performance

Force S20 FE

S20 FE: powerful processor, 4500mAh battery

With a powerful processor, the S20 FE is suitable for demanding tasks. You can use most apps without problems. The smartphone is even suitable for demanding 3D games. You can choose from a model with a storage capacity of 128GB and 6GB RAM or a model with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM. With the latter model, you can switch between different apps even faster. The 4500mAh battery can easily last a day without charging in between and supports fast charging at 25 watts.

Battery S20 FE vs S10 Plus

S10 Plus: suitable for the most demanding tasks, 4100mAh battery

With the Samsung Exynos 990 processor and 8GB RAM, the S10 Plus is slightly stronger than the S20 FE. You can use 3D games and demanding apps like Photoshop without the device slowing down. Thanks to 8GB RAM, you can also switch quickly between different apps. This is useful when you need to multitask regularly. Whether it lasts until the end of the day with the 4100mAh battery depends on your use. It supports fast charging, but it's a little less fast than the S20 FE at 15 watts.

Future-proof

S20 FE 5G or 4G

S20 FE: 5G option, updates until 2022

The S20 FE is available in both a 4G and 5G version. The 5G version is slightly more expensive, but your smartphone will support the new and fast 5G network that is currently being rolled out. You'll need a 5G phone plan from your provider. Samsung also supports software updates until Android 13 (2022) appears. You're expected to receive security updates at least until October 2022.

S10 Plus updates

S10 Plus: 4G only, updates until 2021

When the S10 Plus came out, the 5G network didn't exist yet. That is why this device is only available in a 4G version, which doesn't support the new 5G network. The S10 Plus is a bit older, so Samsung will support updates for a shorter amount of time. You can update the software until Android 12 in 2021. You're expected to receive security updates until February 2021.



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