Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs S20: what are the differences?

What are the differences between the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and its predecessor? We take a look at all the important differences.

Basic version or fan edition?

Are there differences between the Samsung S20 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE? We’ll go over the details in this article, but in short: the differences between these two smartphones aren’t many! 

The Samsung S20 FE has two different models: one with 5G and one without. All three devices were released in 2020 – hence the name S20 – and are thus still quite young and capable.

It's easy to lose track of new models these days, as manufacturers' release cycles continue to shrink. We at Back Market are not big friends of this, and we work every day to ensure that devices are in use for as long as possible. At Back Market, you can find refurbished Galaxy S20 models with an extra 12-month warranty.

Here is a first overview of the differences between the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20 FE:


S20 FE

S20 FE 5G





Battery Size

4,000 mAh

4,500 mAh

4,500 mAh


128 GB

128 GB or 256 GB

128 GB or 256 GB

Camera Zoom

Digital Zoom

x3 Optical Zoom

x3 Optical Zoom

Design and size difference in the Galaxy S20 FE

The Galaxy S20 FE is the fan edition of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones, in which the most requested wishes of the fans were integrated. 💚 As seen in the table above, 5G and more storage were included in the S20 FE. Whether the size was also on the fans' wish list is unknown to us, but one thing is certain, the Galaxy S20 FE is also bigger than the base model. 

  • Galaxy S20 FE Size: 159.80 x 74.50 x 8.40  with a 6.5 inch screen

  • Galaxy S20 Size: 151.70 x 69.10 x 7.90 with a 6.2 inch screen

🔥 The slightly wider display edges on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and the larger OLED display are also noticeable. 

If you turn the devices over, you’ll notice a different design as well: the S20 is equipped with a high-quality glass casing, where the Galaxy S20 FE is made of polycarbonate (plastic).

The glass outfit looks sleeker, but many people use a phone case anyway. Both devices feature Gorilla Glass, so hopefully nothing should happen to the display if the phone is dropped. 

👉 Read more in the Galaxy S20 series comparison.

Are different colours available with the S20 FE?

Yes, there definitely are!

The Galaxy S20 colours are limited to the three usual Samsung colours

  1. Cosmic Grey

  2. Cloud Blue

  3. Cloud Pink

With the S20 FE, you have twice the choice

  1. Cloud Navy

  2. Cloud Lavender

  3. Cloud Mint

  4. Cloud Red

  5. Cloud Orange

  6. Cloud White