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Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Galaxy S21 FE lying against dry leaves and rocks
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The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is a budget-friendly version of the Galaxy S21. Priced at $699, it's $100 cheaper than the regular Galaxy S21 even though it shares the same Snapdragon 888 chipset. 

The "Fans Edition" phone comes at an odd time as consumers prep for the rumored arrival of the Galaxy S22 in a month or so. Nevertheless, if you're wondering where to buy the Galaxy S21, you've come to the right place. 

The Galaxy S21 FE is now available for purchase and we're rounding up the carriers and retailers with Galaxy S21 FE stock. 

Where to buy the Galaxy S21 FE

Galaxy S21 FE: up to $375 off w/ trade-in @ Samsung
Samsung has various Galaxy S21 offers for anyone interested in the company's new budget smartphone. Purchase an S21 FE via Samsung and you can either get a $100 Samsung credit, free Samsung Buds Live earbuds, or Samsung Buds Pro earbuds for just $29.99 (normally $199). You can also get up to $375 off when you trade-in your old phone. 

Galaxy S21 FE: was $699 now $499 @ Walmart
Walmart is slashing up to $200 off the Galaxy S21 FE when you purchase your phone at Walmart and activate it via AT&T or Verizon. After discount, AT&T customers will pay $13.87/month (for 36 months), whereas Verizon customers will pay $16.64/month (for 30 months). 

Galaxy S21 FE: from $15/month @ AT&T
The Galaxy S21 FE is now available on AT&T's network. New and existing customers can get the 128GB model for $699 or the 256GB model for $769. For a limited time, AT&T is offering the Galaxy S21 FE for $15/month (128GB) or $20/month (256GB) on a qualifying installment plan with no trade-in required. 

Galaxy S21 FE: up to $700 off w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon
The nation's biggest network is taking up to $700 off the new Galaxy S21 FE with an eligible trade-in and select unlimited plans. Plus, new customers will get up to $1,000 off when switching to Verizon. 

Galaxy S21 FE: from $23/month @ Best Buy
Free $200 gift card! Best Buy is offering the Galaxy S21 FE for $23/month on a 30-month Verizon plan. You can also opt for $29/month plan on a 24-month plan. In both cases, you'll get a $200 Best Buy gift card with your purchase. 

Galaxy S21 FE: up to $400 off w/ trade-in + unlimited @ T-Mobile
T-Mobile is knocking up to $400 off the new Galaxy S21 FE with trade-in and select Magenta Max or Sprint Max plans. Additionally, T-Mobile is offering a free Galaxy S21 FE when you buy a Galaxy S21 FE. 

Galaxy S21 specs and hardware

The Galaxy S21 FE looks like the standard Galaxy S21, but as we noted in our Galaxy S21 FE review, there are multiple differences. For instance, the S21 FE sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED 120Hz display, whereas the S21 packs a smaller 6.2-inch display. However, the latter has an adaptive refresh rate, which means it adjusts between 120Hz and 60Hz refresh rates on the fly, whereas the display on the S21 FE needs to be toggled manually. 

Both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset, but the S21 FE packs less RAM than the S21. Likewise, both phones feature a triple rear camera sensor with a 12MP wide angle camera and 12MP ultrawide lens. However, the Galaxy S21 FE sports an 8MP telephoto lens, whereas the S21 packs a 64MP sensor. 

Finally, although we haven't tested the S21 FE's battery life yet, on paper the S21 FE houses a 4,500mAh battery, compared to the S21's 4,000mAh battery. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.