How has your Galaxy S20 FE battery life been?

Galaxy S20 FE in orange
Galaxy S20 FE in orange (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

The Galaxy S20 FE has a ton of impressive specs given its affordable price tag. It's powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor, has 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and three rear cameras for taking great photos. With a retail cost of just $700 (opens in new tab), it's all great stuff.

One of the other highlight specs is the 4,500 mAh battery, which on paper, should allow for excellent endurance. In real-world use, though, does it deliver the goods?

A few of our AC forum members recently started talking about this very subject, sharing their S20 FE battery impressions as follows:

Now that we've had a few days, was just curious what you all think of the battery life on the FE model -- so far I'm pretty impressed & I would love to take full advantage of the battery settings but not entirely sure how to do that; for example I wish I had better knowledge on what apps are safe to put to sleep versus deep sleep versus selecting the option to be optimized -- any advice greatly...

THEPRFCT10

With such a huge battery I thought it would be better. The first few days are always rough though. I unplugged about 5 hours ago and I'm down to 62%. 3 hours SOT- split between chrome, YouTube, and among us almost evenly. Not too bad I guess. I have chargers all over the place so it really doesn't matter. Every time I put it down I have a wireless charger nearby...

BotanicalStig

Give it time, and it will give you a more accurate assessment. Plenty of range in battery time people will experience based on usage. If you keep it on 120Hz, high brightness, do a lot of gaming, and don't have a strong connection, expect it to be on the very short side. I run 120Hz, adaptive brightness, typical mixed usage with a slight weight towards gaming, but am usually in excellent...

Jeremy8000

I think I can confidently say S20 FE's battery life is excellent. I've pretty much settled into my routine with this phone and this is what I've gotten the past week. - 7am to 11pm. 5 hours of SOT with 45% left in battery - Don't play games, but mostly Youtube, social media, texting, email, music streaming, web browsing and google news feed. Youtube, web browsing and social media probably gets...

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What about you? How has your Galaxy S20 FE battery life been?

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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.

3 Comments
  • I've had insanely good battery life on mine, a full charge is estimating about 1 day, 12 hours. And I'm on my phone *a lot* throughout the day - easily 5 hours SOT. Significantly better than my Pixel 4 XL ever ways, and probably the first phone in a while I'd trust to actually last me through a full day of moderate-heavy use.
  • Average of 3 days 8 hrs between charges so far. Usually plug in when the battery level gets down to the low 20's. That said i have my screen brightness just barely above half. That is more than enough for me. Used for some gaming, texting, Whats app, heavy email usage all day and night for work, Skype and Teams set to active as much as possible. Let's see how it holds up in the long term. I have only had it for a week and a half now but so far I'm a happy camper.
  • I've just come over to the S20 FE from an S10, and my S10 had WAY better battery life. Very disappointed. I've been searching all over the web to find ways to change my settings; I can't get through the day without having to re-charge. This has never happened to me before, never! So...I'm not sure if I made a wise switch...