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Updated January 10, 2024·

If a high-end camera is crucial to you, and you have a flexible budget, the iPhone 15's camera system generally provides superior photo and video quality. However, for a lower price, the Galaxy S20 FE offers a larger screen and a battery life that is almost as good. Keep in mind, the iPhone 15 uses iOS and the Galaxy S20 FE uses Android, which might influence your choice based on preferred operating system. The iPhone 15, despite its higher cost, tends to have better overall performance. If saving money is a priority, the Galaxy S20 FE is a strong contender, especially considering its solid camera capabilities and additional features like a 120Hz refresh rate display, which isn't on the iPhone 15. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 15
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Excellent for recording videos
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good display quality
  • Best in class performance
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
  • The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 15.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.6
iPhone 15
Galaxy S20 FE
6.2
The Apple iPhone 15 has very good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

8.5
iPhone 15
Galaxy S20 FE
6.3
The Apple iPhone 15 takes very good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE takes only fair photos.

Video Quality

9.1
iPhone 15
Galaxy S20 FE
5.5
The Apple iPhone 15 takes excellent videos, while the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE takes poor videos.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 15 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is 6.5 inches.

Cost

$829
iPhone 15
Galaxy S20 FE
$198
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The Apple iPhone 15 has a price of $829 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE costs $198.
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Key similarities

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Battery

8.0 Hours
iPhone 15
Galaxy S20 FE
7.8 Hours
The Apple iPhone 15 has 8 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has 7.8 hours of battery life.

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How the Apple iPhone 15 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 15Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
Apple iPhone 15Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

GENERAL

Price
$829
$198
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 22, 2023October 2, 2020

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.5"
Resolution
2556 x 11792400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
461405
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A16SD865
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8.7/106.3/10
Photos Score
8.5/106.4/10
Videos Score
9.2/105.5/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
48 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours7.8 Hours
Battery Capacity
3349 mAh4500 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.81" x 2.82"6.29" x 2.93"
Weight
6.03 oz6.70 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.35.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6)2, 5, 41, 66, 71

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Yellow, Pink, Blue, Green, BlackCloud Navy, Cloud Red, Cloud White, Cloud Orange, Cloud Lavendar, Cloud Mint
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoYes

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | September 2023
"Apple finally waves goodbye to the notch in favor of the Dynamic Island on all phones in its new lineup, and on the iPhone 15 that versatile screen technology is paired with new materials, lovely contoured edges, a powerful A16 Bionic CPU, and, yes, the new USB-C port. Even the photography has been leveled up, with a 48MP camera and new portrait processing capabilities."

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

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Android Authority

Eric Zeman | March 2023
"The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is a fine phone. The flat display glass may turn off some, but the 120Hz refresh rate turned me on. I really liked the overall size and usability of the phone, and the six different colors mean you’ll likely find a version to suit your personal style. Other pros include solid performance, excellent battery life, and straightforward software."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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