So i got this yesterday and i’m, not gon na waste. My time on unboxing, you just get this 15 watt charger in the box, but this phone supports 25 for charging. Uh, this is not going to be a typical review. I and not even impression, so a lot of people ask me some question. I just want to answer them because uh everything you need to know about this device is there for a very long time, because it’s been more than six months that it’s out in the u.s and another country. Even in europe there was a snapdragon version, but in india they just launched it. So i have a keep where i listed. Everything which i want to talk about. These are like the community things uh, you people ask. There are a lot of same questions, so i just uh like wrote it down, so let me just do it one by one. So the first thing i want to talk about is the fingerprint sensor and i think it’s okay, so it works fine it’s, not the fastest one, also it’s, just optical, not the 3d fingerprint sensor. So you have to turn on the display because you can’t just do it, otherwise it works. Fine. Let me also try my second hand yeah. It works fine it’s, not the best. I think it’s kind of similar to a52, which i was using also it has a screen protector on the screen right now: i’m, not sure whether you can see it or not.
Yes, so i think that is making it a bit slow, but otherwise, yes, it works perfectly fine, it’s, responsive it’s, fast from 852, because i think, because of the processor, so the fingerprint is done. Let’S talk about the screen guard, yes, i’ve talked about it. There’S, a screen guard that is applied here already so what’s to talk about there’s, a chrome ring as well, which i want to show which it’s really hideous like that’s. What i wrote you can see. So i i really don’t like that. I don’t know why. Samsung is doing it’s quite small. It looks very nice, as you can see, but uh. You will see that every time you just do phone like this you’ll see that chrome ring like popping out so done. Also. This is something i really want to mention when i was setting up this device. This device got really hot. Like this area was burning hot, it was very difficult to use, so i left it and i read it for setup and i was trying to charge it at the same time, but it got stuck on 26, so i had to leave it uh with the setup And then i i think, switched off the phone and let it charge for 70 and after that has been perfectly fine. But i want to tell you that so in case you uh buy this phone and you see that it’s heating up for the first time.
I think that’s, okay, because after that i didn’t face any of that issue. A lot of people ask me like tell me about the animation, so i haven’t enabled the 0.5 x i’m just using what they were. Let me just show you so in the developer options. Wherever that is so, yes, as you can see, these are on 1x, so i’m, using the animations like this, and it still feels fast. I mean which is like really smooth, so the touch sampling rate is 240 hertz. I think one of the person asked that question as well, so yes it’s, very responsive, so you don’t have to worry about that. I didn’t feel any sort of lag like it was working perfectly fine, even when it was heating up. I didn’t see any sort of frame drop, so that’s a good thing. Okay, so let’s go to yeah. Another thing i want to talk about is the january patch. Let me just show you so when i turn this phone on uh, there was no update like it was on android 11, so that’s a good thing. I think we’re going to get three more updates, but i’m not sure about that. But the problem is it’s still on january, one patch – and that is strange. This is april right now so i’m a bit concerned about that, but otherwise it was on. Let me just show you the software version, okay, so it is on one ui 3.
0 and that comes with android 11, as you can see so that’s, one more thing, uh also. I some people ask me whether netflix supports hdr or not. It does not and i’m really disappointed about that, like i think this phone supports hdr, 10 plus for some reason i don’t know why netflix is not doing that. So let me just show you the specification of that as well. So this is the playback specification and if you want to see there are no hdr capabilities so that sucks um. So there are nine 5g band, which i confirmed from gsm, marina and one and two other sites. I i can’t figure out like in india how many bands they’re going to support, but i think it’s going to be pretty good it’s much better than the one plus two bands of single band. So i think you do not have to worry about the 5g thing. Uh, the haptic feedbacks are really nice um after coming from samsung a52, like you can see it’s a flagship level flat feedback, so i really don’t have any problem with that and it’s a very smooth phone. Like every single response you can just see. I mean i can’t show you the haptics, but trust me they’re, really good and what’s the next thing. So yes, a lot of people, ask me i was using a52 and it said that phone feel cheap. This phone does not feel cheap. I know it is plastic, but the frame is metal.
This is how it looks. As you can see. I mean it’s, very smooth plastic and it does not have that uh feeling where i felt in a 52 there’s a gap between the battery and the bag. So it is very solid, it does get warm up here sometimes, but it doesn’t get it didn’t heat up after that um. This is the metal frame and i really like the feeling it feels a little bit heavier than a52, but the i think the weight is exactly the same. I think it’s a little bit smaller footprint. I don’t have to do with me right now, so i would have shown you um, so this metal frame makes it feel more solid, so the weight does not feel bad. I think it feels like pretty sturdy device, so let’s see one ui 3.0. I already show you it’s not on one point, one ui 3.1 and that’s the problem. So, as you can see on on the left side, you don’t have any google feed and that’s a problem. I think even on my s10 it’s on one point i think one ui 3.1, but it still does not show that google feed, so i don’t know when samsung is going to use that so that’s one another problem. So let me just take that one as well. Yes, it has two hertz uh touch sampling rate that i told you already. The network reception is great. I tried calling multiple sign on voiceover lte, voiceover, wi fi and the normal calls.
Everything works. Fine uh here i don’t get 4g plus, but it does support carrier aggregation in case you’re interested. So you do not have to worry about on the network front um and yes, this is very important, so there is no mst support. I think it is mentioned everywhere. I tried google, but when i set up my card, let me just show you so this is the samsung pay and there is one card. As you can see, this is nfc payments only so yeah that’s another problem, so you have to make sure i mean a lot of people are in the doubt that s20 fe supports mst. It does not so make sure before purchasing. It is expandable memory it’s, a dual sim support, it’s kind of hybrid, so either you can use a second sem or expendable storage, which is a i think, a great deal if you’re buying s21. I think it’s still a better option. If you want to expand the memory you don’t have to worry about the storage uh speakers are good. I i’ll show you but there’s one problem. It does lack a little bit bass. Let me just play something so uh. The speakers are very loud and very clear. I think it lacks a little bit bass, but i think speakers are really good, so you don’t have to worry about that and they also support dolby atmos. I think it’s very usual on everything, but i just still wanted to show you and let’s see what else do we have so no throttling? So i was playing call of duty for a while.
I did play it even when the phone was hot. The phone did not throttle at all. Let me just show you what sort of settings you get? The sound is amazing, i think yeah, the sound is really good. Let me just show you the graphic settings, so, yes, you can play at very high and max and i turn everything on uh. If you want, i can just play one game and show you like how it works. I don’t have any um fps counter right now. So, i’m, sorry for that, but if you want to see like how the game works, let me just play a single session. As you can see, this is very smooth like i can see. Even these lines are pretty good, the graphics, rendering get really great. I haven’t seen this sort of graphing in a samsung phone in a very long time. As you can see, the sun like it looks great. It is smooth, it is smooth. It’S been some time. I haven’t played this game, so please, hey i’m, not great at this right now. I’M, usually like i usually play with my controller. So so yes, the gaming experience was really good, so you do not have to worry about that it. It does not get as form as the exynos version. I mean that got really hot, but this did not throttle, and there was no fps lag like that. What i feel i didn’t have any fps counter just wanted to tell you that.
Yes, as i told you like when it gets warm like when, while charging or something even playing games after half an hour, it does get warm on this side and sometimes feel the side so that you have to like think about it’s, not anything. That is alarming, but it does get warm so don’t think about like if you have snapdragon version it’s going to be perfectly cool that’s, not gon na work, uh charging speed uh. So i have the 15 volt charger. I don’t have 25 for charger right now, but i know like how much time it takes because i had s21 plus i had this 20 with 25 for charger. I use m31s and m51 every one. Every single phone had 25 for charger, so this did take 1 hour and 25 minutes from 20 to 100, so um with 25 for charger. You can expect this phone to be fully charged in less than one and a half hour uh. But with this i think it’s going to take 1 hour and 45 minutes on the 15 watt charger. So the difference is not very huge in the end of the charging, but for first half an hour you’re going to get 50 from 25 for charger, and this would usually take 35 to 40 percent. This the the differences like that and let’s see what else do we have battery life uh, so the first charging cycle? I think it was not very good, but after that, when the phone or the phone cooled down, let me just show you my battery percentage, so it’s uh, i charged it last night, still learning my pattern so it’s 65 available and i want to show you so It’S been 2 hours and 17 minutes for 35, so i think i’m expecting more than six hours of screen on time, but i’m sure it’s going to give me more than that, because i was also playing game so that eats a lot of battering.
But in my normal usage i am expecting more than six hours with 120hz refresh it enabled – and this is not an adaptive refresh rate, so you have to think about that as well. Uh, let me show you that as well, so the identification is just high and standard, so there’s, no um adaptive refresh rate, so it’s going to be either 60 or 120 hertz refresh rate. What else um cameras um so um? You know the camera setup is just two 12 megapixel camera one 12 megapixel main sensor, one 12 megapixel ultra wide and 8 megapixel telephoto, which is 3x uh. Let me just open the camera app so, as you can see, it’s still on live focus because it’s, not one ui 3.1, where it’s good they’re going to call it portrait. Let me just click some pictures. This is the normal camera. This is the 3x and ultra wide. Let me just take picture of my house as well. If you want to see sorry, let me just open gallery so this is the 3x zoom i’m gon na put the picture somewhere left or right, but the quality is okay. I think it’s not the best one, even the 64 megapixel camera that is like hybrid zoom on s21 plus, is not that great. So, but in that regard i think it it is okay. The main sensor has been good, like even i tried that in the night. I was clicking some pictures.
Let me just open it. So in the night mode it has been good. I i i think it was good. I tried a selfie as well in night mode and it was good, i think, it’s, a good sharpness i’ll show the pictures, and this is without night mode. It is a bit soft, so night mode works really good, and this is a normal picture without night mode, and i think that was okay as well so i’m going to test the camera thoroughly, but i think yeah, the color reproduction is fine. I think it’s more to s21, plus not the s21 ultra. The green still looks a little bit different but um. I think the camera is good, so it also record 4k 60 frames per second from the front and rear camera but i’m going to make a dedicated camera comparison or review with either oneplus 9r. In case you want, i can do that with my um iphone 12, but i think it’s very expensive, so i’m not sure whether it’s a worth comparison, but do let me know if you want that, but otherwise. Yes, these are the thing i wanted to talk about. I am going to talk about the battery mode. Let me use it for a while i’m going out and i’m going to be on 4g, so that will give me more idea. Also one more thing. This also support wi fi, six that’s uh. I think i use wi fi six, so it’s a big deal for me, uh.
That was missing on my a52 and a lot of people are asking on the x60 pro there’s, no wi fi, six, no stereo speaker, so i think that’s also a big deal. So i think it’s a pretty good device and i am definitely going to recommend this over one plus nine series: uh the 9 and 9r and x60, because multiple reasons it does have ip68 uh wireless charging and reverse wireless charging, even if it’s slow, but it works At least i mean i have wireless charger, i can keep that phone on the wireless charging overnight uh. It also has deck support. Um i mean you have seen the decks in wireless, but yeah it works perfectly fine, so the deck support is also there. So i think this phone has a lot of features: yes, it’s, not the best looking phone, because the thicker bezels, but otherwise, i think, it’s a very good device – and i got this for 45 000 rupees uh. If some people got it less than that, if you can negotiate better, but samsung has priced it for 48 000 and if you want to just do it online in samsung shop, you can get for 48 uh, 46. 000 with 2 000 discount. I think pricing wise. I think samsung has done a good job, it’s, not the best job, because it’s already late, but if samsung has launched this device on the initial day with the exynos, it would have been more than 60 000.
So i think the pricing is okay, if you guys have any other questions. Do let me know i really like the device – and i think, it’s been good but it’s, a very initial impression, i’m, going to tell you more about when i compare this device and if you want a typical review of this device, i can do that, but i Think there’s everything out that you want to see. Do, let me know if you want to know anything else.