Long-time user, first-time poster.
Found the S20 FE 5G on Amazon for $873 delivered (sure, there’s a 1-2 month wait time on delivery).
Headed down to Officeworks and they beat the price down to $829.35.
Only $35 more than the current best deal for the 4G version.
Receipt for reference
Doesn’t seem to be any stock anywhere In any local stores, Will they price match and order in?
I think so
Thanks for sharing OP, navy colour out of stock at my local stores,
perhaps I’ll wait for the Samsung S21 unveil even on 14.Jan first
I called up the store. They had stock and only available for click and collect. It was showing until I clicked checkout.
Nonsense. … I hate this.
It was showing $795 online. Whoever purchased it (unless it was price error and they revoked it) post the receipt so they could possibly honor?
wait one week and the price may drop further
That makes sense.
I feel the price for this might fall to all time lows in one to two months given new phones are being unveiled very soon.
1 week until the S21 comes out. I think this phone will be much better priced
Still 2 years ahead of an iPhone. AND CHEAPER!
100% agree. Even the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Smartphone 256GB $999 is great value. I am really hoping on scoring an S20 Note Ultra for around that price soon. I think it would be the best phone for me and hopefully will last 3 years. iPhone are overrated. Not going there again
Yea mate, Apple copied Android 10 & 11 and closed the gap from 8 years to two.
Has the multi-touch been fixed on this? Last I heard it had only 2 or 3-finger multi-touch
Honestly? No. From all accounts the software update decreased the likelihood of it happening significantly.
Unless you want to be a competitive mobile player in games that require multitouch like shooters, it won’t be noticeable.
What I’m saying is it shouldn’t deter most people from buying this device. If Samsung didn’t roll out the update and it happened that frequently, yes then you would want to avoid it.
Multi-touch issue is noticeable and happening more frequently for me than before the update.
Even something simple like browsing is frustrating as the ghost touches cause you to zoom rather than scroll when viewing ozbargain – as an example.
TBH I didn’t have any ghost-touch issues until the latest update a few weeks ago when it started happening.
Out of the box, mine would make mistakes while typing quickly. Since the last update it hasnt happened once.
Performing that test on YT, it only happens a few times instead of constantly.
For regular use, its perfect imo.
For competitive fruit ninja, prob not lol
I purchased one when Samsung was having that $300 off sale a few weeks back. From my own personal experience, haven’t had any multi-touch issues (and I use my phone a lot for work), though the one thing I will say is coming from a Galaxy A70 which would last me 2 days on heavy use, the battery on the S20 FE 5G sucks!
Why didn’t you guys get it during Samsung’s Christmas deal? I got my 5g for $699.
Good point – but I thought it was 4G version. If it was really 5G then once the new phone are launched Samsung will lower the price on this I suppose.
I got the FE 5G 128 for $695 early December with the Samsung education store 35% discount, pretty happy with the value.
This is actually about the same (give or take a few bucks) as the in-store offer from Vodafone with the difference being that if you get it from VF, they include a pair of Galaxy Buds+ for free.
I ordered mine on the weekend and its still awaiting shipping from VF so I suspect they got hit with orders badly as I went to three separate VF stores and none have the phone on hand.
Guessing you need a voda plan to get the phone through them?
Also it seems to be $1040 online, do they have a cheaper deal in store currently?
I guess so but wouldnt hurt to ask them if you can buy without having a service.
It is $1040 online so I think the offer is purely in-store as I havent seen it advertised everywhere. Its cheaper by roughly $160 or so from memory plus they will include a set of Galaxy Buds+.
On plan you get further discount and it becomes $861 & with Buds+ worth 299 free.
Available in some stores like the one in Keilor. 🙂
Thanks, Any idea if you can just cancel the plan or do you need to stay connected to get the discount?
Thanks, went in store and checked it out, yep $861 if you stay connected, the discount is monthly. Was hoping to cancel it and use it on Telstra
Has JB ever lowered the price on these? I’ve got the GC I’m looking to spend.
So the description says it’s a Snapdragon processor, but I was under the impression the Aus Samsung models used Exynos.
Can someone please explain to me how it works?
S20 FE 4G model is Exynos whereas 5G Models are Snapdragon. Also 4G model has 6GB RAM whereas 5G models have 8GB RAM. 4G model only comes with 128GB memory, whereas 5G models can either be 128/256GB. Hope this explains.
Oh wow that’s a big difference. Thanks for the explanation mate! I assume it’s the same for the 5G flagship models too?
No, all other S20’s use the exynos
@kille745: Oh what that’s crazy. So is the snapdragon 5G FE processor better than the S20 Exynos processor? Or is the Exynos not all that bad?
5G 128GB has 6GB of RAM and the 256GB has 8GB of RAM. The rest is correct.
the 5G 256GB SKU has 8GB ram,
the 5G 128GB SKU has 6GB ram only
For an Exynos chipset phone $550-580 would be an ok price, considering there is already a Snapdragon version available
The 5G version is Snapdragon
anyone know what the best bang for buck value phone with 5g is? local stock
Motorola Moto g 5G Plus. $499 ( local stock) or ?$408 (amazon UK)
I’m just here for the inevitable touch screen comments
bought the 5G version for $575 during Samsung EPP program during half price offer.
since day 1, it’s running superbly.
no lag, no touch screen issues (unless you replicate it from YT), but it doesn’t cause any problem in day to day activities..
awesome camera.. gcam makes it even better.. only downside is the front cam, which I don’t use anyways..
Woah, that is a steal of a price. May I ask how you have EPP access?
When was this, never saw S20 FE 5G 128GB model for $575 unless you are talking about the Trade In loophole !!
can confirm regarding $575 Telstra EPP around product launch.
Got this offer as Optus employee
Are phones like this any better than a Pixel for example? I’ve used a few Samsungs and found them all to be a bit shit.
Would you suggest getting this deal on the Samsung S20 fe or waiting for a similar deal on the Pixel 5?
It depends really on what you want/need as they are sort of not in the same level per se (the S20 FE is the baby flagship while the Pixel 5 sort of occupies a mid-ranger and flagship area ).
The S20 FE is not dual SIM (Pixel 5 is), there’s expandable memory on the FE while the Pixel is fixed, the screen size is bigger than the Pixel 5, cameras are different (Pixel runs native GCam which is pretty well known for being a good camera app), battery size, etc etc I could go on.
I think the FE supports eSIM + physical together but is technically not dual SIM.
I bought S20 fe in December to replace pixel 4. I sold it 2 weeks later. Pixel is a so much better experience. Currently using Pixel 4 again but plan upgrade to 5 when a decent deal comes along.