The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition comes in two flavours: 4G and 5G.
The former is, obviously, the cheapest, with a starting price of £599.99. This uses Samsung’s own Exynos 990 chipset. If you want the latest and greatest in connectivity, you’ll have to stump up a further £100. The 5G variant comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform.
Both flavours have the same basic RAM and storage configuration: 6GB of LPDDR4x and 128GB of UFS 3.0 respectively. There’s also room for expansion, thanks to the inclusion of a microSD slot.
These aren’t exactly ground-breaking figures. 6GB RAM is the base of what you should expect in a device over the £400 mark. Nonetheless, this is more than enough for day-to-day usage. Apps and games loaded swiftly, with little perceptible lag, and multitasking felt fluid.
Battery life is respectable. The 4,500mAh battery proved capable of lasting 36 hours between charges. The Galaxy S20 FE supports 25W fast charging – although the charger in the box is only rated to 15W. Fortunately, I had an sufficiently nimble alternative charger on hand, allowing me to get full juice in less than an hour.