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Is the Galaxy S20 FE the best Android phone of 2020?

Galaxy S20 FE in-hand
Galaxy S20 FE in-hand (Image credit: Hayato Huseman / Android Central)

If there's one phone that's worth talking about right now, it's the Galaxy S20 FE. Samsung's new value flagship came out of nowhere, and within no time at all, became one of the best deals of the entire year.

For those that need a quick refresher, the S20 FE offers the core S20 experience at an incredible price. It has a 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865 processor, strong battery life, great cameras, etc. The retail price of $700 is incredibly appealing, and because this is Samsung we're talking about, we've already seen the phone discounted to just $600.

A lot of our AC forum members have shared their thoughts on the S20 FE, with some of them including the following:

This is a killer price and probably going to eat OnePlus, Pixel and LG Velvet lunch. Samsung is going to push this heavily through all it's retail partners.


Got mine yesterday on a deal that I just couldn't refuse. Tmobile had a deal where if you add a line you get one of these for free. So I added a line to my account (had been thinking of doing that anyway) and now I have a $700 5G phone for free. Here are some thoughts after using it for a day; I do like it, having come from a Pixel 3a and many phones prior to that. It's a phone with great...


Good choices folks..definitely give it a look see ...I'm loving this phone right now ..plenty good things with it ..


Got mine yesterday. Upgrade from a Pixel 2 XL. Wish I had come here first it would have been nice to get an additional $70 in accessories but $549 for the Verizon version is a deal. Did not really want to move away from the Pixel but their hardware strategy seems like a complete mess. Spec wise no comparison between Google 5 and S20 FE. I really like it. The screen is extremely nice, you really...


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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • Of course it is because you guys are Samsung butt lickers
  • And I guess you are either a Pixel, OnePlus or Apple butt licker?
  • None of the above
  • LG bootlicker identified!
  • I don't have affinity with any brand. Whatever brand is the one that makes a phone that meets my needs and expectations is the one I buy and it's never been Samsung.
  • It's a phone, with bloat. *yawn*
  • I got mine last week. Didn’t think I would like it but wanted to give it a shot. Actually am really enjoying the phone and glad I grabbed it.
  • Sent mine back. The display is poor, it actually doesn't do white (even after fiddling with all of the settings). Just gray and lacks the brightness and pop of my Pixel 3A XL. The AOD is not actually always on and you can't see time or notifications from the first "black" lock screen. Sammy level 2 tech support confirmed this, and also that you can't adjust font size on the status bar (icons are microscopic). FPS under the screen frankly sucks - immediately did not recognize 2 out of the 3 fingerprints just stored. And tapping sensitivity is a problem, having to tap multiple times to get it to register. And no headphone jack. That's just my own personal preference. Obviously in the minority.
  • You obviously got a lemon...happens with ALL phones no matter what...mine looks and works great.
    I don't like punch holes, and I wish it had a headphone jack...but I use dark wallpapers so you can't really see it, plus it can be hidden if necessary.