System and applications
Galaxy S20 FE has Android 10 (with security updates from the 1st of September 2020), but Samsung does not provide smartphones with a pure version of the system. Which is why we need to come to terms with the preinstalled add-on, the One UI 2.5 interface.
Some like it more, others like it less, but this is, without a doubt, a mature, enhanced and a well-thought interface, which provides a lot of options connected with personalization, comfortable system usage or the work in the desktop mode, after plugging in a monitor or a TV and a mouse and a keyboard – that is the DeX mode.
What other functions are provided by Galaxy S20 FE? Among the most important ones, it is worth mentioning:
- Always On Display
- dark mode,
- options connected with colours temperature and the white balance of the displayed image,
- blue light reduction,
- gestures and movements control,
- edge screen, which is an additional menu with shortcuts to apps, selected functions and contacts,
- edge lighting – another way of showing notifications.
When we turn on the phone for the first time, during the preliminary configuration, it is worth noticing a window with a suggestion of installing additional apps signed by Samsung – and only accepting those ones that can be really useful. There is no reason of installing bloatware from the start. Moving back to the system for a moment – Samsung promises 3 years of updates for the phone, so besides Android 11, Galaxy S20 FE will receive Android 12 and Android 13 as well.