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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs POCO F2 Pro Specs Comparison

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE recently arrived on PH shores. We decided to pair it up with the POCO F2 Pro for a specs battle to see who comes out better.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs POCO F2 Pro Specs Comparison
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs POCO F2 Pro Specs

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs POCO F2 Pro Specs Comparison

DeviceSamsung Galaxy S20 FEPOCO F2 Pro
Display6.5-inch 3D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected Dynamic AMOLED 2x 120Hz screen w/ FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 405 ppi6.67-inch 3D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected AMOLED screen w/ 60Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 395 ppi
CPU
2.7GHz 7nm Exynos 990 octa-core processor
2.84GHz 7nm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor
GPUMali-G77 MP11Adreno 650
RAM8GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X/8GB LPDDR5
ROM128GB expandable via microSD card up to 1TB128GB/256GB UFS 3.0
Back Camera12MP f/1.8 w/ Dual Pixel and OIS + 12MP f/2.2 123-degree ultra-wide-angle + 8MP f/2.4 w/ 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom and OIS + ToF + LED flash64MP f/1.89 Sony IMX686 + 13MP f/2.4 123-degree ultra-wide-angle + 5MP f/2.2 w/ 3-7cm telemacro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash
Selfie Camera32MP f/2.220MP f/2.2
Battery
4,500mAh w/ 25W fast charging, wireless charging, reverse wireless charging
4,700mAh w/ 30W fast charging
OSAndroid 10.0 w/ One UI 2.5
Android 10 w/ MIUI 11
Connectivity
WiFi 6, 4G LTE Cat 20, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, NFC, dual-band GPS, dual SIM (hybrid)
WiFi 6, 5G, 700MHz 4G LTE, Super Bluetooth chip + Bluetooth 5.1 (AAC, LDAC, LHDC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive), OTG, NFC,  GPS (L1 + L5), A-GPS, GLONASS (E1 + E5a), QZSS, Galileo (L1 + L5), dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure,
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others
Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IP68 water and dust resistance, USB-C, UHQ 32-bit/DSD audio support, AKG stereo speakers, Colors: Cloud White, Cloud Navy, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Red, Cloud Orange, Cloud Mint
In-Display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR Blaster, 1216 linear speaker, Hi-Res Audio, Dolby Atmos, X-axis linear vibration motor, LiquidCool Technology 2.0, USB-C, Colors: Neon Blue, Phantom White, Electric Purple, Cyber Grey
Dimensions159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9 mm
Weight
190 g
218 g
PricePHP 35,990PHP 26,990 (6GB/128GB), PHP 29,990 (8GB/256GB)

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Plastic frosted finish
Plastic frosted finish

Build / Design
- The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE features a matte-like plastic back panel with different colors such as 
Cloud White, Cloud Navy, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Red, Cloud Orange, and Cloud Mint. It also has a small punch-hole giving a modern look upfront.
Metal and glass POCO body
Metal and glass POCO body

Meanwhile, Xiaomi's POCO F2 Pro features a glass and metal body for a premium look and feel. It also features a small punch-hole design upfront. It comes in Neon Blue, Phantom White, Electric Purple, Cyber Grey.

For less, you get a glass and metal body with POCO F2 Pro but it is a bit slippery to the touch. You get a plastic body for Samsung Galaxy S20 FE but it could prove to be more durable.
Punch-hole AMOLED
Punch-hole AMOLED

Display - The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has a 6.5-inch 3D curved Dynamic AMOLED 2x screen with 2400 x 1080 FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 405 ppi pixel density, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

POCO F2 Pro has a 6.67-inch 3D AMOLED screen with FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 395 ppi, HDR10+, 60Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and 180Hz touch sampling rate.

In this aspect, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE takes a lead with a better panel and 120Hz refresh rate but POCO F2 Pro has HDR10+ support.
POCO F2 Pro pop-up cam
POCO F2 Pro pop-up cam

Specs - For performance, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has a 2.7GHz 7nm Exynos 990 octa-core processor, Mali-G77 MP11 GPU, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB expandable storage, and 4,500mAh w/ 25W fast charging, wireless charging, reverse wireless charging.

POCO F2 Pro has the 2.84GHz 7nm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor, Adreno 650 GPU, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB UFS 3.0 storage, and a 4,700mAh w/ 30W fast charging.

In terms of CPU and GPU speeds, POCO F2 Pro takes the lead. It's a tie in terms of RAM while POCO F2 Pro has bigger storage and battery. In terms of charging, Galaxy S20 FE jas more options with wireless and reverse wireless charging in the mix.

Cameras - The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has a triple camera set-up with 12MP f/1.8 w/ Dual Pixel and OIS + 12MP f/2.2 123-degree ultra-wide-angle + 8MP f/2.4 w/ 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom and OIS + ToF + LED flash While in front is a 32MP f/2.2 selfie camera.

POCO F2 Pro has a quad-camera setup with 64MP f/1.89 Sony IMX686 + 13MP f/2.4 123-degree ultra-wide-angle + 5MP f/2.2 w/ 3-7cm telemacro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash. For selfies, a 20MP f/2.2 is present.

In terms of sensor size and number of cameras, the POCO F2 pro takes the lead with a 64MP quad-camera setup. But, knowing Samsung the Galaxy S20 FE's 12MP sensors will perform very good as well.

Other features - Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has WiFi 6, 4G LTE Cat 20, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, NFC, dua-band GPS, Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IP68 certification, USB-C, UHQ 32-bit/DSD audio support, and AKG stereo speakers.

POCO F2 Pro has WIFI 6, 5G, 700MHz 4G LTE, In-Display, fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Super Bluetooth chip + Bluetooth 5.1 (AAC, LDAC, LHDC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive), OTG, dual-band GPS, OTG, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS (E1 + E5a), QZSS, IR Blaster, 1216 linear speaker, Hi-Res audio, Dolby Atmos, X-Axis linear vibration motor, LiqiodCool Technology 2.0, and USB-C.

One of the biggest differences here is the POCO F2 Pro's 5G readiness compared to Samsung Galaxy S20 FE's 4G LTE. Overall, POCO F2 Pro offers a better feature package than the Galaxy S20 FE.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE advantages - OIS, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging, IP68 dust resistance, stereo speakers
POCO F2 Pro advantages - Better screen, faster CPU and GPU, bigger battery, bigger storage, 64MP sensor, 5G ready, better features, more affordable

Our thoughts

For PHP 6K less, the POCO F2 Pro has an overall better package than the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. It has a more premium design, better screen, faster CPU and GPU, bigger battery, bigger storage, and 5G connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has its own charm too. It has a more durable plastic body, wireless charging, IP68 resistance, stereo speakers, and a tried-and-tested camera setup with OIS.

Still, you can't go wrong with either one.

What do you guys think?
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