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The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 128GB is a slightly better phone than the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 128GB!

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 128GB  Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
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Excellence Score
79.6
78.9
Value for Money Score
83.1
69.7
Price ₹ 35,499 onwards ₹ 39,890 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2020 Oct, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to Android 11 Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.5 inches 6.67 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 405 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type AMOLED IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 120 HzSuper High 144 HzSuper High
Display Features Super AMOLED, 120Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+, Always-on Display HDR10+
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.73 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Samsung Exynos 990Ranked #7 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G77 MP11 Adreno 650
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 12MP + 12MP + 8MP 108MP + 13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (8K)
Other Camera Features 12MP: f/1.8 aperture; 26mm focal length; 1/1.76" sensor size; 1.8um pixel size; dual pixel PDAF; OIS, 8MP: f/2.0 aperture; 73mm focal length; telephoto camera; 1/4.5" sensor size; 1.0um pixel size; PDAF; OIS; 3x optical zoom, 12MP: f/2.2 aperture; 123-degree ultra-wide lens; 13mm focal length; 1/3.0" sensor size; 1.12um pixel size 108MP: f/1.7 aperture; 26mm focal length; 1/1.33" sensor size; 0.8um pixel size; PDAF; OIS, 13MP: f/2.4 aperture; 123-degree ultra-wide; 1.12um pixel size, 5MP: f/2.4 aperture; macro camera, AF, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60/120/240/960fps, EIS
Secondary Camera 32MP 20MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 aperture; 26mm focal length; 1/2.74" sensor size; 0.8um pixel size f/2.2 aperture, 27mm focal length, 1/3.4" sensor size, 0.8um pixel size
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.4 mmMedium 9.3 mmThick
Weight 190 gmMedium 218 gmHeavy
Width 74.5 mmOk for one-handed use 76.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 25W Fast Charging Yes, 33W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 15.0W Fast Charger Yes, 33.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; UFS 3.1 Storage; 15W Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging; 4.5W Power bank/Reverse wireless charging; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration UFS 3.1 Storage; Power Delivery 3.0; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • IP68 dust and water resistant
  • Bright, sharp, and clean looking 6.5-inch display FHD+ AMOLED display - the S20 FE’s screen looks good, with bold colours and high contrast ratios
  • Sufficiently bright and usable under direct sunlight
  • The display features a variable refresh rate which goes up to 120 Hz, most of the time it simply looks luscious and smooth
  • Running the Galaxy Note Ultra is Samsung's OneUI 2.5 on Android 10 - which, as far as Android UIs go, is one of the most refined, well-thought-out experiences - the animations everywhere looks fluid with the high refresh rate display
  • The S20 FE houses the Samsung's own Exynos 990, which is one of the best CPUs available in the market - apps open quickly, scavenging through files is swift and multi-tasking is a breeze, it is a top-tier experience
  • Very good triple camera setup - a 12MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 8MP telephoto camera
  • The S20 FE takes solid shots with the main camera - colours look good overall, white balance is accurate, the focus is sharp, producing clean shots with little or no noise in daylight
  • The S20 FE’s ultra-wide camera squeezes in twice as much of the scene you’re shooting compared to the main snapper - it captures shots at 0.5x zoom, compared to 0.6x on most other phones, and quality is also good
  • The telephoto camera facilitates 3x optical and 30x digital zoom - it is fairly good at closing the distance without losing the details
  • The S20 FE inherits the Single Take mode from its more premium siblings - when engaged, Single Take records a 10-second video and snaps multiple images, giving you an entire gallery of options to choose from and share
  • The low-light shots turn impressive, even in incredibly dark situations, the clarity is quite impressive, and the colours are perfect with little noise - the night mode further improves the quality with brighter and colourful images
  • Live focus mode (Samsung's portrait mode) produces decent results on the S20 FE - the phone delivers good subject separation and natural-looking background blur
  • Selfies from the 32MP front camera look pretty good at the default settings, focus, colour, and white balance were mostly good - with Live Focus mode for selfies you get a range of controls for background effects and edits, and accurate and appropriate background blur
  • Video quality from the FE's main cam is decent, while 1080p footage is comparable to the S20s', 4K on the FE is notably inferior in terms of sharpness and detail - other than that, the videos have likeable colours and dynamic range is excellent
  • Good set of stereo speaker - the earpiece double-ups as the second speaker, and it sounds clean at max volume with well-defined highs and vocals, decent lows
  • Good battery life from the 4500 mAh cell - the S20 FE can last a little over a full day of rigorous use and that too with the 120Hz smooth display
  • 15W wireless charging is a nice feature to have at any price point, which matches that of the wired charger
  • The Galaxy S20 FE is a Samsung flagship at the core at a friendlier price, which comes with pros that include solid performance, excellent battery life, and straightforward software, cameras that are on par with the competition
  • Familiar design, similar to other premium phones - made of metal and Gorilla Glass at the front and back, with a big domino-shaped camera bump
  • The front has a beautiful flat edge-to-edge display, with a punch-hole camera on the left
  • The IR blaster sits at the top and as useful as ever
  • Power button doubles as a rapid fingerprint scanner
  • Large, 6.67-in IPS LCD display - this is arguably one of the best LCDs on the market, it impresses with high brightness, HDR10+ support, and a 144Hz refresh rate making for a solid content consumption experience
  • The 144Hz refresh rate is one of the highest on any display - Xiaomi has included AdaptiveSync technology which dynamically switches between refresh rates depending on the application that you’re running - it feels super responsive and luxuriously smooth to look at
  • The MIUI 12 on the Mi 10T is one of the more polished and refined Android skins around - you will get a plethora of customisation and features, the animations are fast and looks great with the 144 Hz display
  • Excellent performance from the top of the like Snapdragon 865 SOC - the chipset breezes through most tasks and games, the rapid UFS 3.1 storage further helps load times and generally speeds up the user experience
  • Very good triple camera setup - boasting of a 108MP primary camera, a 13MP ultra-wide, and a 5MP macro lens
  • The phone produces great daylight photos, subjects come out sharp with quite a lot of detail, even fine detail can be seen from afar, colours are natural-looking, and the dynamic range is wide - turning on the AI will boost the colours and make the images a bit more contrast-y looking
  • The ultra-wide camera with its 123-degree field of view takes dramatically wide shots and fits a lot of the scene (though, details are weaker compared to the main camera, as expected)
  • The phone uses the large sensor to crop 2x and 3x zoom shots since there's no dedicated telephoto camera - the resulting images look decent
  • Very good macro camera - the autofocus helps a lot, and in most photos, the subject comes out in focus, the amount of detail and sharpness it captures is pretty impressive for a small 5MP sensor, while colours are natural, and contrast is good
  • Good low-light photos with a fair amount of detail, sharpness is decent for the most part and contrast is good - the night mode improves the overall quality of the images quite a bit, it brings out even more detail
  • Portrait shots are decent, the edge detection does okay, the detail is good, skin tones are natural, and colours are pleasant overall
  • Selfies are excellent, sharp with plenty of detail even in challenging lighting conditions - the portrait selfie mode works well and the edge detection is excellent
  • The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has plenty of video features - these include 8K recording, a steady video mode, a movie crop, and a dual-mode in which you can record using both the front and rear cameras
  • Overall, a very capable set of cameras for the price
  • Excellent stereo speakers - the Mi 10 sounds amazing with plenty of detail and adequate bass
  • The Mi 10T Pro's 5000 mAh battery delivers solid battery life - at 144 Hz it will easily last a whole day, which you can extend to 2 days if you lower the refresh rate
  • Rapid fast charging from the 33W fast charger in the box - it tops the device up in about 50 minutes, which is good
  • The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is a well-balanced phone - it cuts away the extra features and delivers the basics at premium quality, from its 144Hz display to its 108MP camera, to its Snapdragon 865 processor, the device performs just as you’d expect - it’s a solid choice for the price
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Boxier in-hand feel when comparing against other S20 phones - not very comfortable
  • Not-so-premium design - the S20 FE looks more like the Samsung A series phone than the S series - the ‘Glasstic’ back and thick front bezels make it look a bit cheap
  • No headphone jack
  • Average fast charging from the 15W adapter included in the box - the phone supports up to 25W fast charging, but for that, you'll have to buy a compatible adapter separately
  • Though, if you want a more premium-looking phone with all the bells and whistles, OnePlus 8 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 are solid phones for the price
  • The camera module at the back is humongous, when placed flat on its back, the phone wobbles heavily
  • This is a huge phone, difficult to manage with one hand due to its sheer size, the slippery back adds more trouble
  • Fingerprints/smudges are quite visible on the shiny back
  • Though, it's an IPS LCD panel and doesn't have the inky blacks of an OLED display
  • Except the camera, the OnePlus 8T offers better value for money, has excellent display, faster charging and overall better software experience
Expert Reviews
  1. A Samsung flagship at the core at a friendlier price
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you want a phone from Samsung but don’t want to spend a lot on the brand’s flagship phones, the Galaxy S20 FE should fit the bill nicely
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Samsung fan, the Fan Edition complements the S20 lineup in a way that makes it worth saving some money
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. This New Galaxy S20 FE is fan-tastic
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  5. A value triumph
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Everything you'd expect from a modern flagship without the modern price
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
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  1. The Mi 10T Pro strikes an excellent balance between price and features
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A zingy flagship experience
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Xiaomi has made a solid smartphone for those looking for speed and fluidity
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A nice try at making a flagship
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. This is as solid a smartphone as it comes around this price point
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Flagship specs at a good price
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The Mi 10T Pro is a value-for-money flagship phone
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Good phone at a great price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. A seriously powerful Android smartphone
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
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