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Updated February 12, 2024·

If camera quality is a priority, the Samsung Galaxy S24 offers a significant improvement over the S21 FE with a much higher main camera megapixel count and better overall camera performance. The Galaxy S24 also has a glass back, newer processor, more RAM, and longer battery life, making it a better performer for multitasking and gaming. However, the S24 is typically more expensive. While the S21 FE has a larger screen and slightly higher battery capacity, the tradeoff is in materials quality and performance capabilities. Both phones use Android, but the S21 FE has a plastic back and an older processor. If budget is a concern and you are satisfied with good enough camera performance, the S21 FE would save you money while still providing a competent smartphone experience. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has no clear advantages over the Samsung Galaxy S24.
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S24
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good display quality
  • Best in class performance

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

Galaxy S21 FE
Galaxy S24
The Samsung Galaxy S24 has very good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

Galaxy S21 FE
Galaxy S24
The Samsung Galaxy S24 takes very good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE takes only fair photos.

Video Quality

Galaxy S21 FE
Galaxy S24
The Samsung Galaxy S24 takes good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE takes poor videos.


6.7 Hours
Galaxy S21 FE
Galaxy S24
8.0 Hours
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has 6.7 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S24 has 8 hours of battery life.


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The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has a price of $600 and the Samsung Galaxy S24 costs $800.
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Key similarities

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has a screen size of 6.4 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S24 is 6.2 inches.

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How the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and the Samsung Galaxy S24 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FESamsung Galaxy S24
Samsung Galaxy S21 FESamsung Galaxy S24


Operating System
Release Date
January 29, 2022January 24, 2024


Screen Size
2400 x 10802340 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
Pixels Per Inch
Display Type


Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
6 GB8 GB


Overall Camera Quality Score
Photos Score
Videos Score
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS


Battery Life
6.7 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
4500 mAh4000 mAh
Wireless Charging
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (4.5 watts)Yes (4.5 watts)


6.13" x 2.93"5.79" x 2.78"
6.24 oz5.89 oz
Back Material
Stereo Speakers


Dual SIM
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Version
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)41, 66, 71, 260, 261(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 7, 25, 28, 41, 66, 71, 78, 258, 260, 276


Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Graphite, Lavender, Olive, White, Navy BlueSandstone Orange, Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Jade Green, Sapphire Blue
Stock Android
SD Card


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Tom's Guide

Philip Michaels | March 2022
"The Galaxy S21 FE is a fine addition to Samsung's S21 lineup, retaining the very best features of those flagship phones for a more modest price. This is a solid phone, matching the performance of the top Android flagships from a year ago and delivering photos that hold their own against some of the best camera phones we've tested."

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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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