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Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 FE XSamsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)12Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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03PointsSamsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 X
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)

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46 Common items in both devices
2.73GHz 64bit Octa-Core
128GB (104GB available) / 128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
HDR10+
+39 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
ModelGalaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
Other model namesGalaxy S20 4G-LTE G980F Single-Sim (Exynos, 8GB RAM)Galaxy S20 Fan Edition 4G SM-G780F/Dual-SIM (Exynos)
Country or region available(United Kingdom)AustraliaMexicoNew Zealand
(United Kingdom), Australia, Mexico, New Zealand
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date3/6/2020, Announced: 2/11/202010/2/2020
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)74.5 x 159.8 millimeters (2.93 x 6.29 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)190 grams (6.65 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
System versionAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 12Android 12
User InterfaceOne UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.0One UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.0

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73GHz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.73GHz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)ARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 514623 (v8), 608454 (v9)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)566 PPI405 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Not supported
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display featuresHDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD
700nits[typ], 1000nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/200 Mbps1800/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat19 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat19 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°13mm1/3"1.12µm
8MP telephotof/2.476mm1/4.5"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
1080p@60fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/2.74" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C SlimPort®
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
25W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
15W Qi wireless charging
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy20 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Colors: Lavender, Mint, Navy, White, Red, Orange

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F)Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.76W/kg (head), 1.01W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.279W/kg (head), 1.525W/kg (body)0.429W/kg (head), 1.355W/kg (body)
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