In 2020, Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE wowed us when it came to value, cutting down its $1,000 flagship into an affordably exciting $700 package ($600 on launch-day sale). But 2022 is a very different year. Up against the Pixel 6 and even Samsung’s own reduced pricing, the Galaxy S21 FE isn’t a value king or flagship-killer like the last model; it’s just another (admittedly good) phone in Samsung’s increasingly crowded lineup.