Galaxy S21 FE Impressions: Great Phone, Odd Price!

All this phone for $699... Again? The Fan Edition is back.

Galaxy S21 for $599:

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Phone provided by Samsung for video.


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  • Marques Brownlee
    Marques Brownlee21 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Mike O'Brien
    Mike O'Brien21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    A fantastic phone, but I might be more excited to see the Pixel 6a in 2022!

  • Dorian Grigorie
    Dorian Grigorie21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This phone is built very well for its price but the chip shortage made them release it very late. s20FE released in september, so it had a lot of time to drop in price before s21 released and was arguably a better phone than s20.

  • hihi
    hihi21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I use S20 FE, got it from your recommendation. Great phone, just slightly weaker battery than i wanted, but overall a really good phone especially the camera. To me the S21 FE has nothing that stands out (olive color looks slick though). And yes i agree, i think the pricing and timing of this new phone seems... Wrong? Releasing it right before S22 series seems very contradictory considering this flagship price range. But i was thinking that Samsung meant to release S21 FE as a late sleeper. So maybe they're releasing it this early in 2022 with this price and in 6 months or so the price will surely have dropped and as a "new 2022 phone", it will sell out well as the S20 FE and S21 are then phased out. The pricing sure does put people off, but again the S20 FE is still being sold now and it just shows how good the phone is as its price goes down. So for now the S21 FE is a bad deal considering the market landscape but if you're still interested, wait a few months and it will be a sleeper bang for the buck.

  • Gustavo Figueiredo
    Gustavo Figueiredo21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If this had a charger on the box, a headphone jack and expandable storage I'd probably consider buying it.

  • CHM Tech
    CHM Tech21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Fascinating how your design team managed to nail the noise effect in the new intro. Usually that stuff ruins the video quality when uploaded to youtube. But here, it looks spot on! Kudos to the designers!

  • Greg R
    Greg R12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I got this phone yesterday, love the looks feel and performance of this device. I have the 8bg version, the phone flys, screen looks better then my other phone iPhone 13 pro, love the plastic on the back no case needed nice not slipery texture. free earbuds . And who cares if its gonna be outdated in a month, it will still work for years to come. And and it is still less expensive the the rest of the S line, unlocked new.

  • naan
    naan21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    FEs should be $500 maximum. Still more than the A series but still an good budget step into the S series

  • Mikey
    Mikey21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think they're launching it to just continue the FE lineup and it could sell really well in Europe and other regions which get the Exynos version, since Snapdragon is better than S21 Ultra's Exynos.

  • Hannessomething
    Hannessomething14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Funny story, after recommending an S20 FE to my boss, he bought one, and a week later dropped it in the sea.

  • Hyperspeed
    Hyperspeed7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I really hope Samsung continues with the s21 camera bump

  • Hey
    Hey21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This has to be the phone that Samsung wanted to launch 2 months ago, just before the holiday season time. It’s instead a swing and a miss.

  • Naam Loos
    Naam Loos14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    In europe, the s21 5g with 256GB of storage and 8GB of ram is equally priced as the s21 FE 5G that also has 256GB/8GB. The big difference here is that the s21 FE has a bigger screen and also a snapdragon processor instead of the exynos one, which makes the phone superior this way. The only negative might be that the camera is potentially less good for the FE, but that seems like a good tradeoff for me personally.

  • Narquilum
    Narquilum21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ironically the high s20 prices made the s20 fe very appealing, but dropping the price for the s21 series made the s21 fe not seem like as good of a deal

  • ༄Andy࿐
    ༄Andy࿐21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Totally agree with you, the same thing happened in India in 2020, where S20+ was selling for 45-50k rs (~$600) in October, but then samsung launched S20 FE 4G version at the same price. This was ridiculous, why would anyone buy an FE when he can get a plus at the same price.

  • Jordan Grussling
    Jordan Grussling21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That price is insane especially with the cut corners. Around 6 months ago at Costco they had the S21 Plus for $600 on sale. This phone should be $500

  • Maximusgat
    Maximusgat4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I really want you to do a second video of this phone. This phone is nice and it's literally the perfect size screen. The finger print reader actually worked really well even when my hand was extremely shriveled from washing dishes. Lastly, yes the price may be a little on the high side, but most people will never pay that regular price. I traded in my regular s20, and got the s21 fe for free as an upgrade. Great deal. I think you should show off the colors too. The olive green is fire 🔥.

  • Talking Tech With Ocean
    Talking Tech With Ocean21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Considering the fact that the S21 prices are dropping, you’d expect the FE to at least be a bit less . All the same i guess it up to Samsung executives to decide these things 😅

  • URMz
    URMz14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The FE is the perfect phone. My S20FE is amazing. The display is a bit too big to be handled with one hand but is amazing for content consumption. Battery life is exceptional. The plastic back is going in a 10 dollar case anyway. I can apply screen protectors more easily on the flat display. It's fast enough and has adequate camera. Idon't need anything else.

  • M M
    M M21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Samsung dropped the ball on this one. What made the s20 FE awesome was that it performed as good as the S20 and plus even though it was cheaper. This phone really IS oddly priced because the way the specs were described, it's inferior to the s21 lineup, and it released too late: the prices of the s21 lineup are now down to 699 (maybe less) range.