Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE only just arrived, but Amazon already has a tempting deal on the budget-oriented smartphone. You can grab the 128GB model with a $100 Amazon Gift Card for $600, saving the full price of the card — equivalent to a 14 percent discount. The deal applies to all colors (cream, graphite, mint and purple), the 256GB model (save 13 percent) and with the Galaxy S23 FE/Galaxy Buds FE bundle, which is $150 off including the gift card.
Samsung didn’t make an FE version of the Galaxy S22 last year, but it’s now brought it back with a twist. Instead of denoting “fan edition,” the FE moniker is simply used for devices sharing features and traits with flagship devices. In other words, you’ll get near-flagship performance at mid-range prices — similar to the “a” version of Google’s Pixel phones.
As we detail in our hands-on look, the S23 FE looks very much like the S23, but offers slightly reduced specs. It comes with an older Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip instead of the Gen 2 processor used on the flagship version, along with a 6.4-inch 120Hz display (sized between the Galaxy S23 and S23+) that’s slightly less bright.
Otherwise, it comes with a similar rear triple-camera setup (50-MP main sensor, 12-MP ultra-wide and a slightly lower-res 8-MP telephoto with a 3x optical zoom). Best of all, it still uses a glass and metal design, unlike Samsung’s A-series models with cheaper materials. Other features include a 4,500mAh battery and IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. If you’ve been eyeing the device but waiting for a sale, now is the time to act.