Smartphones: two years later, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE remains the best value for money on the market

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There are smartphones that resist the passage of time. The Galaxy S20 FE is one of them. Sold around 400 €, the Samsung mobile is still today the best value for money in its price segment.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

Introductory price €759

5 stars by LesNumériques.com

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Editor's Rating: 5 out of 5

Note: 4 out of 5

(9)

  • Used Marketplace Fnac.comUsed Marketplace Fnac.com

    303.99

  • RakutenRakuten

    359.30

  • Used on the Amazon MarketplaceUsed on the Amazon Marketplace

    360.00

  • Back MarketBack Market

    378.88

  • Darty marketDarty market

    399.00

  • Amazon MarketplaceAmazon Marketplace

    400.00

  • Amazon WarehouseAmazon Warehouse

    400.20

  • Cdiscount MarketplaceCdiscount Marketplace

    425.00

  • Devil's SaleDevil’s Sale

    433.90

  • buy againbuy again

    437.99

  • Cdiscount MarketplaceCdiscount Marketplace

    455.00

  • UbaldiUbaldi

    489.00

  • Electro DepotElectro Depot

    489.98

  • AmazonAmazon

    499.00

  • Fnac.comFnac.com

    499.00

  • baker.combaker.com

    499.00

  • Redoubt marketRedoubt market

    499.00

  • eBayeBay

    503.98

  • CdiscountCdiscount

    503.99

  • Material.netMaterial.net

    506.90

  • RED by SFRRED by SFR

    569.00

  • Occasion CdiscountOccasion Cdiscount

    573.99

  • Darty.comDarty.com

    659.00

  • SamsungSamsung

    659.00

  • E. Leclerc - High-TechE. Leclerc – High-Tech

    663.90

  • LDLCLDLC

    667.90

  • Topbiz.frTopbiz.fr

    705.44

How the pricing table works

Why buy the latest fashionable smartphone when the Galaxy S20 FE is still on sale? Released at the end of 2020, Samsung’s phone remains, even today, unbeatable in its price bracket. More than 24 months later, there is still no better value for money around €400.

Imagined as a more pragmatic (and cheaper) Galaxy S20 than the rest of the range, we are forced to admit today that Samsung’s mobile has hit the mark. No manufacturer has managed to do better for the moment in this price segment. It must be said that, for this price, the Samsung mobile offers a more than correct technical sheet.

The triple photo module of the S20 FE

The triple photo module of the S20 FE — © Les Numériques

Its perfectly calibrated Amoled screen responds to the finger and the eye with a tactile delay of less than 100 ms, and its Snapdragon 865 chip gives it generous power, which allows the phone to never flinch when faced with a multitude of applications. parallel or greedy 3D games.

Still relevant, even two years later

Admittedly, as often when it comes to saving money, it’s the photo component that is a little below the rest of the range, but even there, the Samsung phone is doing quite well and offers a good level of detail in normal or low brightness! And honestly, no mobile in this price range gets the maximum score in our comparison. Only devices like the Xiaomi Mi 10T or the Huawei P40 also get 4 stars in photos, but these two mobiles are more expensive and less balanced on the rest of the characteristics. Not to spoil anything, the S20 FE also offers impeccable autonomy given its technical data sheet and its performance. No fear, because even with two years in the legs, the phone continues to offer more than enough power for current uses.

So why exactly is the S20 FE still a benchmark today? For strategic questions first. Huawei having become almost non-existent on the European market, Samsung is the free champion to reign supreme in this price segment. There is still Xiaomi, which could come and shake up the Korean manufacturer, but the Chinese company has instead made a specialty of €200 smartphones, a sector in which it has become dominant today. Even at Apple, the iPhone SE 2022 does not measure up, whether on the front of the photo, the screen or the autonomy.

Google Pixel 6

Google Pixel 6
5 stars by LesNumériques.com

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Editor's Rating: 5 out of 5

Note: 3 out of 5

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  • RakutenRakuten

    519.99

  • AmazonAmazon

    579.00

  • Fnac.comFnac.com

    579.00

  • baker.combaker.com

    579.00

  • Darty.comDarty.com

    579.00

  • Redoubt marketRedoubt market

    579.00

  • CdiscountCdiscount

    583.99

  • SFRSFR

    589.00

  • RED by SFRRED by SFR

    649.00

  • Amazon MarketplaceAmazon Marketplace

    649.99

  • eBayeBay

    669.96

  • Cdiscount MarketplaceCdiscount Marketplace

    695.72

  • Used Marketplace Fnac.comUsed Marketplace Fnac.com

    861.33

How the pricing table works

There are certainly other very good quality / price ratios that get the maximum score in our comparison, but most of these devices are significantly more expensive. Google’s Pixel 6, for example, offers impeccable photo performance and a balanced experience, but it retails for over $600. The S20 FE and the Pixel 6, that said, do not box in the same category: if the second imposes itself as a high-end reference, the first constitutes an excellent reference at less than 500 €. While paying for the luxury of not aging in a market that is nevertheless going at 200 an hour.

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