• Daniel Chaparro

Samsung S20 FE 5G ViserMark Battery Life

Updated: Nov 4


Battery Life Testing Report – February 2021


SMARTPHONE TIER: HIGH

Battery Capacity mAh: 4500



Smartphone Battery Performance: Ranking #27


Positioned halfway for Battery Performance within the

High Tier Ranking Table



Battery Performance Testing and Review - October 2020



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


Battery Performance


Introduction


Being the cheapest device from the S20 series (around 600 EURO), the Samsung 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.


The overall Battery Performance Score is now a global score taking calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging Times.



Based on our test results, we have given the Samsung S20 FE 5G smartphone a ViserMark score of 50/100. This score places the Samsung S20 FE 5G smartphone in the middle of ViserMark overall ranking, 18 points below the leader that has a (68/100) score. Compared with other Mid-Tier smartphones, the Samsung S20 FE 5G performs better than direct competitors like the Xiaomi Poco F3, the Oppo A54 5G and the Samsung A52 5G.


Testing Results


BATTERY LIFE - Days of Use


The Samsung S20 FE 5G autonomy was close to 50 hours with a display refreshing rate of 120 Hz and over 53 hours with 60Hz as shown in Figure 1. Based on the ViserMark test protocol, the Samsung S20 FE 5G obtained a Battery Life score of 2 Days of Use.


With the average Days of Use ViserMark Battery Life score of a High Tier smartphone being “1.7” Days, the Samsung S20 FE 5G matches the majority of similar smartphones that also achieved this Battery Life score.


CHARGING TIME - Hours and Minutes


With the 25W fast charge option, we obtained an outstanding Charging Time of 1 hour and 31 minutes,




Test Graphics


Our testing is based on real smartphone usage from 100% battery level down to Power Off. When testing Smartphones, the testing protocol includes common daily life activities, for instance: Calls, Web, Video and Music streaming, Gaming, Social networks, Picture & Video capture and standby.


All testing is performed under strictly controlled test conditions with all activities being executed in a defined order and timeline.



Figure 1. Battery test at 60 Hz


Figure 1. Battery test at 120 Hz

There are a number of power-efficient processors, within today's Smartphones, that are able to cope with the growing number of new applications and can support high-resolution displays without compromising battery life.


Power Efficiency is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves" and reflects a rating between 1 being least and 5 being the most power-efficient.


The Samsung S20 FE 5G achieved an overall Power Efficiency Score of 1.5 and is placed in the upper half of the