The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is a budget version of the Galaxy S21. Priced at $ 699, it’s $ 100 cheaper than the regular Galaxy S21, even though it shares the same Snapdragon 888 chipset.
Scheduled for release on January 11, the “Fans Edition” phone comes at an odd time as consumers brace for the Galaxy S22’s supposed arrival in about a month or so. Nonetheless, if you are wondering where to buy the Galaxy S21, you have come to the right place.
From Best Buy to Verizon, we’re bringing together carriers and retailers who have confirmed they will have the Galaxy S21 FE available when it is released.
Where to buy the Galaxy S21 FE
Galaxy S21 specifications and hardware
The Galaxy S21 FE looks like the standard Galaxy S21, but as we noted in our Galaxy S21 FE review, there are multiple differences. For example, the S21 FE sports a 6.4-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, while the S21 packs a smaller 6.2-inch display. However, the latter has an adaptive refresh rate, meaning it adjusts refresh rates between 120Hz and 60Hz on the fly, while the display on the S21 FE has to be toggled manually.
Both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset, but the S21 FE packs less RAM than the S21. Likewise, both phones have a triple rear camera sensor with a 12MP wide-angle camera and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. However, the Galaxy S21 FE sports an 8 MP telephoto lens, while the S21 packs a 64 MP sensor.
Finally, while we haven’t tested the battery life of the S21 FE yet, on paper the S21 FE houses a 4,500mAh battery, compared to the 4,000mAh for the S21.