I got the S20 FE just a couple of hours ago and this is super early impressions obviously so i won’t report on things like battery life. But I have to say that I honestly feel like the S10 is the better phone. But first let me share my impressions on the 20 FE. I think the size is good, doesn’t feel overwhelming big. It’s taller than it is wide. The plastic back is no problem for me, I like it. The phone is a bit thicker than I thought it would be but considering that it has a big 4500mah battery we can give them a pass lol. The display is nice and bright like 99% of samsung devices out there and the phone has a nice weight to it, not too light or too heavy.
Now how does it compare to the S10?well first let me say that I couldn’t feel the 120hz, maybe because I was installing all my apps. But once it was done I definitely could tell. This thang is BUTTERRRRRR!!! Damn it’s smooth. But scrolling isn’t as fast as it is on my S10 and I don’t like that. It’s sorta iphoneish where the scrolling is more on the smooth side vs just fast scrolling. My S10 seem to be faster at opening apps and moving around the whole UI. Again this is after a couple of hours of use so we’ll see how this holds up. But one thing that is without a doubt better on the S10 is the stereo speakers. It’s not that they’re bad on the FE, they sound pretty solid actually. But the S10 speakers are just flat out better. More base, deeper sound and louder. I Also find that the front facing camera is noticeably better on the S10. Oh I almost forgot too, the fingerprint scanner on the FE is more miss than hit and that’s very frustrating. On the S10 it works 99% of the time without issues.
Overall I can’t say that I’m impressed by the S20 FE. It’s a great phone for the price without a doubt and I’m sure many ppl will love it but for me coming from the S10 I can’t say that I’m wowed. I do feel like it’s a downgrade except for the 120hz refresh rate and the battery size. And to be completely honest 120hz is cool and all but it’s not a must for me. Before 120hz was on the market I wanted it so bad, now It doesn’t really matter like that. It’s cool to have but not a must. The S10 has a headphone jack too and dare I say the dedicated bixby button that I have come to love since you can remap it to open any app. Yeah guys, the S10 family is where it’s at. I wouldn’t "upgrade" at all if I were y’all.