If you’re looking for a great smartphone at a good price to offer for Christmas, we’ve selected the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Google Pixel 6a and Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G for you. But which of these is really for you?
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is perhaps the mobile that offers the most conventional design with its island of photo sensors installed on a plate in the upper left corner of the back. It is also on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G that we find the photo sensors, but with additional integration on the South Korean mobile, while the Pixel 6a has a band that occupies the entire width of the device, to integrate photo lenses.
Among these three devices, the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is the thinnest with a profile of 8.12 mm against 8.4 mm for Samsung and 8.9 mm for Google. However, it is also the most voluminous with a large size. It’s also the heaviest of the three smartphones compared in this article, weighing 202 grams on the scales versus 190 grams for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G and 178 grams for the Pixel 6a.
This is due, among other things, to its battery, which has the largest capacity, namely 5000 mAh against 4500 mAh on Samsung and 4400 mAh on board Google. However, it is the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G that recharges the fastest and supports the load of 67 watts against 18 watts for the other two. Note that the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G has the advantage of offering wireless charging and reverse charging.
What is the best screen?
If you are looking for the largest screen, it is installed on the largest of the mobiles in this article, therefore the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G with a screen surface of 6.67 inches on an AMOLED panel with a definition of 1080×2400 pixels and an update speed at 120 Hz. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G’s screen is slightly smaller, measuring 6.5 inches, also at 120 Hz, while the Google Pixel 6a’s screen area is limited to 60 Hz at 6.1 inches.
All are 5G compatible and offer NFC. The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G offers Wi-Fi 5, while the Samsung mobile offers more efficient Wi-Fi 6, and the Google Pixel 6a relies on even faster Wi-Fi 6E. The Xiaomi mobile has an audio jack port for connecting headphones and has an infrared transmitter that makes it a universal remote control. Samsung and Google smartphones are certified waterproof, which is not the case with the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, which can only withstand splashes.
Which gives the best performance and which configurations for images?
The most powerful mobile is Google’s Pixel 6a with its Tensor G chipset and 6 GB of RAM, which beats the Snapdragon 865 installed at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G itself and largely dominates the Snapdragon 695 available in the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G.
All offer at least 128 GB of internal storage, but only Xiaomi allows the insertion of a memory card to expand the data recording capacity.
Finally, for the imaging setup, the Pixel 6a has a dual-stabilized 12.2-megapixel main sensor with a second 12-megapixel sensor. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G offers a block of 108 + 8 + 2 megapixels on the back, while the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is satisfied with two sensors of 12 megapixels each. There is a 32 megapixel lens on the front of the latter, while there is a 16 megapixel module on the front of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and the selfie sensor is 8 megapixels on the front of the Google Pixel 6a.