We present a study of electrical characteristics of ferroelectric field-effect transistors made of PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 and SnO2:Sb thin films. Due to properly chosen semiconductor parameters, the transistor channel can be totally depleted by the ferroelectric charge displacement. The observed remnant on/off ratio of the channel current amounts to 7×103. Pulse response measurements give information on data retention, device speed, and the occurrence of charge injection. The results lead to important design considerations for ferroelectric transistors.