The Galaxy S20 FE and the Galaxy A73 are two Samsung phones that should enter the consumer wish list this year-end. Both models stand out for their cost-effectiveness. They feature a 120Hz refresh rate and 5G internet support. As for the differences, the A73 brings a photographic set with a quad camera of up to 108 MP. The S20 FE, on the other hand, features a powerful processor, Snapdragon 865. In the following lines, learn about the features of each model.
Galaxy A73 vs Galaxy S20 FE
|Specifications||Galaxy A73 5G||Galaxy S20 FE 5G|
|Launch||April 2022||May 2022|
|Bodies||6.7 inches||6.5 inches|
|screen resolution||Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)||Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 778||Snapdragon 865|
|RAM||6 GB or 8 GB||6 GB|
|Storage||128 GB or 256 GB||128 GB|
|Memory card||MicroSD up to 1TB||MicroSD up to 1TB|
|Main camera||Quad camera – 108, 12, 5, and 5 MP||Triple Camera – 12, 12, and 8 MP|
|Front Camera||32 MP||32 MP|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||4,500 mAh|
|Operating system||Android 12||Android 12|
|Dimension and weight||163,7 x 76,1 x 7,6 mm; 181 g||159,8 x 74,5 x 8,4 mm; 190 g|
|Colors||Green, white and gray||blue, lavender, green, white, red, and orange|
Screen and design
There is quite a reasonable difference between the screens of the two phones. While the Galaxy A73 has a 6.7-inch screen and Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels), the S20 FE has slightly smaller proportions: 6.5 inches and the same Full HD+ resolution.
Both models bring in their configurations a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which should win over the public seeking an intermediate cell phone of good level for more fluid gaming and playback of videos and series.
For comparison purposes, the big difference in the display is the Super AMOLED Plus technology in the A73 line, while the S20 FE brings the traditional Super AMOLED. These features should allow the user to view the experience with less blur, more detail, and vivid contrast.
Both devices are less prone to scratches and bring protection to their respective screens, but with different versions. The Fan Edition features Gorilla Glass 3 and IP68 certification. According to Samsung, the freshwater resistance is up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. Whereas the A-line features Gorilla Glass 5 aligned with IP67 certification. With this, the phone can withstand immersion of up to one meter for up to 30 minutes.
The design of the front of the two phones is quite similar, both feature a selfie camera embedded and centered on the front display. On the back, both smartphones choose to bring the camera module in a rectangular base, which contrasts with the rest of the phone.
The camera arrangement also signals a significant difference between the two models. The Galaxy A73, for example, features a quad array and a 108 Megapixels main sensor. The Galaxy S20 FE, on the other hand, distributes the triple camera lenses between main, ultra-wide, and telephoto.
The Galaxy S20 FE’s lens array looks like this:
- 12 MP main (f/1.8),
- 12 MP ultra-wide (f/2.2)
- 8 MP telephoto lens (f/2.4)
The Galaxy A73, on the other hand, has a set of four cameras on the rear:
- 108 MP main (f/1.8)
- 12 MP Ultra Wide (f/2.2)
- 5 MP Macro (f/2.4)
- 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
In both versions of Samsung’s phones, you can find the HDR system, face detection, Panorama Mode, Night Mode, autofocus, and LED flash.
The S20 FE has more features such as, for example, 3x optical zoom without losing quality and up to 30x digital zoom. Whereas the A73 only has a 10x digital zoom. With this, the Fan Edition should allow image magnification with higher quality and sharper records.
For taking selfies, both Samsung models feature a 32 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. Although both devices record movies in 4K, the S20 FE manages 60 frames per second, while the A73, only 30.
Performance and Storage
The new generation Fan Edition features the Snapdragon 865 processor in its configurations. This component showed good performance in benchmark tests such as Geekbench when the S20 FE beat 901 points with the Qualcomm chip against 887 points with the Exynos processor. In all, it features eight cores of up to 2.84 GHz. In everyday tasks, the user should not have any crashing problems.
The A73 comes standard with another version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, the 778G model. It has eight cores, which reach a maximum speed of 2.4 GHz. Intended for the mid-range market, the CPU performs well, even though it does not have the same level of power as more elaborate products from the brand.
About storage, the A-line model brings 6 and 8 GB RAM options and also has 128 and 256 GB storage. The S20 FE, however, only offers one RAM option, with 6 GB. As for internal storage, the Fan Edition brings only one version with 128 GB. Both Galaxy phones allow the possibility of memory expansion via MicroSD card up to 1 TB.
The Galaxy A73 has an advantage when it comes to battery. The generous capacity, 5,000 mAh, can make the model stay up to two days away from the socket, depending on use. Samsung guarantees up to 18 hours of use using 4G internet and up to 21 hours of video playback.
The S20 FE, on the other hand, has a 4,500 mAh battery. According to the South Korean manufacturer, the user should have enough availability for up to 19 hours of video playback or 14 hours of surfing the 4G internet. The component left something to be desired, especially when the screen was at the highest capacity of the refresh rate, 120 Hz. Therefore, it is recommended that users disable this function when not needed to alleviate power consumption.
According to the manufacturer, both models come with the charger in the starter kit. Those who want a faster recharge can opt for 25-watt accessories, which should proportion the full battery charge in just under two hours. Both phones are compatible with the fast charging function.
Both the Galaxy S20 FE 2022 and the Galaxy A73 bring Android 12 as standard. However, while the FE has the One UI 4.1 interface, the A-generation model is equipped with One UI 5.
One UI 5 brings a new photo gallery and the Smart Widget function, which allows users to stack up to seven apps and view them by swiping to the side. In addition, there is greater customization of system colors and reworked icons.
A positive differentiator of both Galaxy is 5G internet – so they are ready for the connection of the future. 5G is expected to offer speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G.
The two phones from Samsung bring a technical sheet with features such as a fingerprint reader on the screen, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Wi-Fi 6, and NFC. With this, they enable the user to make payments by proximity and also dispense with a physical sensor on the frame to unlock the phone.
Price and Availability
The Galaxy A73 5G arrived on the domestic market and is currently for $519. Overall, it is offered with three color options: Green, white, and gray.
The new version of the S20 FE arrived a month later and it is available for $559. Samsung still offers six color options to users: red, lavender, orange, mint, blue, and white.