Samsung Galaxy Note FE


Samsung Galaxy Note FE
Samsung Galaxy Note FE (Galaxy Note Series)
Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa 8 x 2.6 GHz, Mongoose / Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
5.70 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 515 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB, Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2, USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, HSPA, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 153.5 x 73.9 ( = 0.31 x 6.04 x 2.91 in)
3200 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/1.7, 26mm, LED flash, 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 4K vide
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
167 g ( = 5.89 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 81.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 75% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Note FE

80% Samsung Galaxy Note FE Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
An acceptable option for the Note fans, the Samsung Galaxy Note FE retains what we loved about the samsung Galaxy note7 when we had the device in our lab over a year ago.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Should You Buy The Samsung Galaxy Note FE Edition This December?
Source: Unbox English
The biggest question is: should you buy the Galaxy Note FE. If the phone existed in a vacuum, sure – it’s still a great device a year on, and the reduced battery doesn’t hamper its endurance that much. Unfortunately, the Note FE doesn’t exist in a vacuum – since the Galaxy Note 7 was yanked off the shelves, 18:9 displays and dual-cameras have become the rule rather than the exception. With phones like the Huawei Mate 10 sitting roughly at the same price point, it’s difficult to recommend a year-old flagship when faced with this kind of competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2017
Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Galaxy Note Fan Edition is a fitting tribute to the old Galaxy Note series. This model came about because fans truly wanted it revived and released back to the market. The design is already a year old but it’s still as beautiful and impressive as ever.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2017
88% Samsung Galaxy Note FE (Fan Edition) Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Samsung’s Galaxy Note Fan Edition is the right smartphone at the wrong time. It is too bad it is ostensibly little more than an exercise in recycling, and barely a month before the world would be introduced to its successor for good measure. Were it not for the need to ensure a smooth rollout of the new Galaxy S8 and S8+, it is not inconceivable to think that Samsung would have enjoyed a positive reception of the Note FE earlier in the year and with a wider market release.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 88%

Foreign Reviews

Smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note Fe - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
77% Galaxy Note FE - 'món quà' cho tín đồ yêu Samsung
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Mở hộp Galaxy Note FE chính hãng giá 13,9 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; impressive design; top cameras. Negative: Average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2017
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy Note FE: không chỉ dành cho fan
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice display; excellent cameras; high performance; smart stylus pen; good price. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2017
Đánh giá chi tiết Galaxy Note FE: Có phải chỉ dành cho Fan?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice display; top performance; good hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2017
Galaxy Note Fan Edition sắp lên kệ tại VN, giá 14 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; nice performance; smart stylus pen; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2017
Trên tay Galaxy Note FE tại Việt Nam: Tặng fan một trái tim màu xanh!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Attractive design; excellent display; iris scanner; good cameras; powerful hardware; support waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2017
Review Samsung Galaxy Note FE: Smartphone Premium Murah Terbaik
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Excellent display; high performance; top main camera; long battery life; smart stylus pen; support waterproof IP68; nice connectivity; good price. Negative: Combined slot; poor selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2018


Model: Galaxy Note fans can rejoice as Samsung has unveiled a new model at a more affordable price point. According to Samsung Malaysia Electronics product marketing head, Julian Thean, the Galaxy Note Fan Edition is a new device that was assembled using unused components from the Note 7. This is also part of Samsung’s commitment to lessen the carbon footprint and be environmentally-friendly. The Samsung Galaxy Note FE boasts the same features and specs as the Note 7, except that it now sports a smaller battery capacity at 3,200 mAh. The company stresses that the devices have undergone Samsung’s 8-point safety check and are fully compliant with the safety standards of the relevant industry and regulatory bodies, all to give Note users that extra peace of mind. Despite the comparatively smaller battery, the Note FE is still very much a flagship device that ranks high up among the rest of Samsung’s Galaxy range of smartphones. For instance, it is powered by the company’s top of the range Exynos 8890 octa-core processor and has a large amount of memory with 4 GB RAM on board. It also sports a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Note Fan Edition ships with 64 GB of internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded with a microSD card. The device maintenance settings provide for basic analytics to free up memory and storage, as well as automatically shut down apps in the background if they go unused for too long.

With the 2K resolution, the Note FE carries on with Samsung’s penchant for making vivid AMOLED displays. Though, the 16:9 ratio is arguably an outlier among flagships this year, the arrangement makes sense for a device with a suite of functionality baked-in to utilize the S-Pen. Of course, a Note device would not be complete without the iconic S-Pen, which allows users to jot down notes and sketch some artworks on the go. Underneath the new UI aesthetic is Android 7.0 and all the associated goodies that arrived with the latest iteration of Google’s operating system. The fresh appearance looks right at home on the Note FE. Other features include an iris scanner and front fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication, the virtual intelligent assistant Bixby, fast charging, and IP68 water and dust resistance, allowing the device to survive up to 30 minutes in as deep as 5 feet of water. Samsung’s new AI assistant, Bixby, is along for the ride, but it is not the complete experience as can now be found in the Galaxy S series. Rather, it is Bixby Home and Reminders only, with no voice assistant. How it performs long-term will depend on how much a user uses it, as well as how Samsung feeds its AI engines over time. At its price point, the Galaxy Note FE is a strong competitors for many of the flagships today. It’s older processor and AMOLED display is still on a flagship level today. However, it also faces some serious competitions like the OnePlus 5T that was launched recently.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T880 MP12: Mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, which can be found in ARM SoCs like the Samsung Exynos 8890 with 650 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Exynos 8890: Exynos-8-SoC featuring 4 Samsung M1 cores (2 at 2.6, all 4 cores at 2.3 GHz) and 4 ARM Cortex-A53 power saving cores at 1.6 GHz. Furthermore, a 2 x 32 Bit LPDDR4 memory controller at approx. 1800 MHz is included in the SoC.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.167 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.


In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.

81.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-08-29 (Update: 2017-08-29)