We've rounded up this week's best Galaxy S21 FE deals to help you save some hard-earned cash on this excellent mid-range flagship. Released in early 2022, the S21 FE looks to bring a number of well-thought-out design tweaks to the already outstanding Galaxy S21 range - plus, a new lower price point that's much easier on the pocket.
The new Samsung Galaxy S21 FE retails for $699 - a full $100 cheaper than the standard S21 at launch. It's also, interestingly, the same price as the extremely well-received Google Pixel 6, giving Android users another compelling mid-range flagship to choose from. Straddling the middle to upper price brackets, the S21 FE looks to be a top choice if you're looking for a slimmed-down device that's packing in great components without all the usual bells and whistles found on the latest releases.
For the price, you'll get the same extremely powerful Snapdragon 888 processor as the standard S21 in a screen size that sits between the S21 and the S21 Plus; 6.4-inches, to be exact. Camera-wise, you're also essentially getting the same specs as the standard S21, albeit with an upgraded front camera and slightly worse telephoto lens.
If you'd like to read more about this device's specs, or our initial thoughts, then scroll down past this week's best Galaxy S21 FE deals to see a brief review. We've also got a handy page for this week's best cell phone deals should you want to check out other devices. Also worth considering: this week's Galaxy S23 deals and Galaxy S23 Ultra deals for the latest devices in the range.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE deals
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: free with an unlimited line at Verizon
Verizon is offering the device for free without the need for a trade-in this week - an absolutely awesome promo that's eligible with unlimited data plans only. Even better still, Verizon is also throwing in a free Galaxy Tab S7 FE and a Galaxy Watch 5 as an additional bonus. Note, however, that these freebies are also available on a range of newer Android devices, so you may prefer to opt for one of those instead over the S21 FE.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: $10/mo with an unlimited plan at AT&T
AT&T is offering a respectable monthly discount on device payments right now - again, a promotion that's not tied to a trade in. Overall, this one isn't a bad option but we have seen the carrier offer the device for $5 per month before, which is obviously a better deal.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE deals: what you need to know
OS: Android 12 | Screen size: 6.4-inch AMOLED, 120Hz| Resolution: 1080 x 2400 | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | Memory: 6GB | Weight: 177g |Storage: 128 / 256| Battery: 4,500mAh | Rear camera: 12MP dual wide/ultrawide/telephoto| Front camera: 32MP
The Galaxy S21 FE is an interesting device at launch. It's angled as the cost-effective choice versus the S21 range, but it comes almost a full year after the release of that particular line. As of writing, we've already seen the standard S21 go for as little as $649 over big sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day so at first glance the launch price tag of $699 for the S21 FE seems like a tall order.
However, with the release of Galaxy S22 imminent, the S21 FE is poised to take the mantle as the mid-range choice for 2022. Not only is the 'FE' range of smartphones really partial to excellent unlocked and carrier deals, but it's extremely likely that promotions on the standard S21 will now start to dry up as it's discontinued.
When it comes to specs, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is also a great choice on paper too. Aside from the omission of a glass-backed design (lost in favor of Samsung's 'glasstic' material), you're essentially getting the same excellent device as the standard S21. Not only does the S21 FE feature the extremely powerful Snapdragon 888 processor, but it's essentially got the same superb camera system too.
Really, the main difference here is the S21 FE's new 6.4-inch display - which sits in the goldilocks zone between the standard S21's 6.1-inch, and the S21 Plus' 6.7-inch display. With a 1080 x 2400 resolution, vibrant colors, and 120Hz refresh rate, it's definitely one of the best displays you can buy right now in this price range.
See our Samsung Galaxy S21 FE review for more information.
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Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.