• Daniel Chaparro

Samsung S20 FE 5G ViserMark Battery Life

Updated: Feb 26

Battery Life Testing Report – February 2021




Product


The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G comes to the market with specific changes to gain in price competitiveness while offering most of the S20 family features.


Most characteristics are similar to other S20 family devices being the most significant changes one missing rear camera, and 6/8 GB of RAM memory compared with the 8/12 and 12/16 GB from the other versions.


Release Date October 2020


Product Features and Specification


· Design: Plastic design with detailed finishing and texture.

· Camera: 32 MP Front camera, f/2.2 (1/2.74”, 0,8µm)

Wide (main)12 MP rear camera, f/1.8, (26 mm) 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS; Telephoto: 8 MP rear camera, f/2.4, 73mm, 1/4.5", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom; Ultra-wide angle: 12 MP rear camera, f/2.2, 123˚, 13mm, 1/3.0", 1.12µm; LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama.

Video capture: Rear camera: 4K, 1080p, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 4K, 1080p

· Battery: 4500 mAh (25W fast charge, 15W fast wireless charge, 4.5W reverse wireless charge, USD Power Delivery 3.0).

· Display: 6.5"

· Size: 159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm

· Weight: 190g

· Memory: 128/256GB microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).

· RAM: 6/8GB

· Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+): Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585); Adreno 650.

· Android: Android 10, One UI 2.5

· Software Version: QP1A.190711.020.G781BXXU1ATK1


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Introduction


Being the cheapest device from the S20 series (around 600 EURO), the S20 FE 5G is classed as a high tier in the ViserMark list. Like most devices of its price range, the S20 FE is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 offering 5G connectivity.

The FE comes with a 4500mAh battery and as the other member of S20 family, it comes with a 25W fast charge, a 15W wireless fast charge, and a 4.5W reverse charge option.



Testing Results


Through the ViserMark test protocol, the FE battery lasted about 50 hours with a display refreshing rate of 120 Hz and over 53 hours with 60Hz obtaining a 221 ViserMark score. Compared with the average ViserMark score of high tier devices “173.83” the FE offers a higher autonomy. Users can gain about 1.5 hours per day of autonomy by using the device with a lower display refreshing rate.


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Conclusion

The battery autonomy of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is around 2 days based on the ViserMark testing protocol, compared with other devices from the same hierarchy the autonomy is slightly higher considering its 4500 mAh battery.


ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser’s test automation solution viSer. The automation test includes a variety of user actions from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

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Background

The Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 74 countries and employs around 290,000 people. Samsung is a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, image sensors, camera modules, and displays for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC, and Nokia


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