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CAT S42 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Samsung Galaxy S8

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.5 inches
6.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 720 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 293 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz

Screen-to-body:

62.99 %
85.79 %
84.26 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

MediaTek Helio A20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor:

Quad-core, 1800 MHz, Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

PowerVR GE8300
Adreno 650
Adreno 540

RAM:

3GB
6GB LPDDR5
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB
128GB (UFS 3.1), available to use: 103.4 GB
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10)
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4200 mAh
4500 mAh
3000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

13 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 76 mm; Sensor size: 1/4.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

EIS
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP
32 MP (EIS, HDR)
8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.34 x 3.03 x 0.50 inches (161 x 77 x 12.7 mm)
6.29 x 2.93 x 0.33 inches (159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight:

7.76 oz (220.0 g)
6.70 oz (190.0 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

In-screen fingerprint
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Cloud red, Cloud orange, Cloud lavender, Cloud mint, Cloud navy, Cloud white
Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red

Cellular

5G:

SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Charging, OTG
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
Charging, Video out, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC
NFC
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M4, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 24, 2020
Sep 17, 2020
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value:

ZL5S42
A3LSMG781U
A3LSMG950U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.07 W/kg
0.32 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body:

1.06 W/kg
0.82 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.60 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.10 W/kg
1.01 W/kg
0.46 W/kg

Phablet:

3.43 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 329
$ 699

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy S20 FE User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 09, 2020
Sep 23, 2020
Mar 29, 2017
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