Samsung Galaxy S21 Review

By | April 5, 2021

In less than a year, Samsung managed to launch a new flagship, so let’s go with Samsung Galaxy S21 Review. From a short glance at the specs sheet, some people might find it quite odd. How not, the flagship that comes later has a drop in some of its specs compared to the previous one.

So, what is happening here? Why would a huge tech company want to do that? Is it another marketing strategy? Or they are just being anxious at the moment. You might want to know the full explanation.
So, the main problem for each flagship would be the bundled price. The price which Samsung sets for the product might be quite hard to afford for most people. However, if we talk about technology, no one would want to miss new features.

Considering the fact, this is also the main reason why Samsung made some specs lower for this new flagship. The company wants its flagship to be able to reach a bigger market.
With some specs made lower, they would be able to also drop the price. All that because obviously, Samsung would want to put their focus on this flagship.

Last year you might have had many questions and considerations before deciding whether you should or shouldn’t buy their flagship. But now, more people would be familiar already with the specs and features, all they need would just be an affordable price.
For people who have had their hands on the previous flagship, of course, this new phone would feel less exciting. However, it does not change the fact that Samsung starts to offer their latest technology at a more affordable price.

The Chipset

So, what part of this Samsung Galaxy S21 Review you should pay attention to? The first thing is the chipset. Everyone should expect a powerful and fast chipset. And it is true that Samsung has improved the chipset with Exynos 2100.
Yes, you are not seeing it wrong. Even though Samsung Galaxy S21 is selling at a lower price range than the S20, it uses the best chipset available on the market.

Display

Now moving to the display, as the spec sheet describes, the screen should have a lower spec than S20. S21 uses 6”2 FHD+ which is lower than its predecessor the S20.
However, the 120Hz refresh rate makes up smoothly for the difference in performance. Scrolling feels super smooth and we could see that the screen still has fantastic colors.
There is also no noticeable difference in resolution and S21’s brightness level is still as powerful as S20.

Camera

If there is another reason people need to buy a smartphone, it would be the camera. The Galaxy S21 uses the same camera as S20, with the quad-camera system (1 front + 3 back).
The back cameras consist of 12+64MP which offers telephoto and hybrid zoom features, plus a 12MP ultra-wide camera with LED flash.
With this 3 cameras system, you can rest assured that you would be able to take high-quality pictures with its auto HDR and panorama mode.
Besides, this phone also supports up to 8K video recordings. As for the front camera, it is the same as the S20 featuring a 10MP wide-angle camera.
You can also record up to 4K videos with the selfie camera. Of course for people who use their smartphones for photography, the Galaxy S21 would be a considerable choice among flagships.

Battery

For convenience, just as the previous flagship, the Galaxy S21 also features an under-display fingerprint sensor which makes the design look neat and premium.
You can also use the Samsung Pay feature which could integrate your Visa and Mastercard cards into the phone.
You also don’t have to worry about the battery life, with a 4000mAh battery, you could spend a day without worry with a full charge. Even if you have to charge, the 25W fast charging feature could provide you a quick recharge.
Besides, you can also make use of its 15W wireless charging for convenient usage. With the big capacity, it encourages Samsung to also all 4.5W reverse charging so you can charge your other small gadgets anytime.

Performance

You would want to know about the performance in this Samsung Galaxy S21 Review. The result of the test came out extraordinary. Of course with an even more advanced processor on board, the Exynos 2100, this phone could perform excellently.
You can see from its AnTuTu benchmarking software that this phone could score more than 500k pretty easily.
It is inevitable that the presence of the new flagship would also affect the previous one. You might find some discounted Galaxy S20 handsets.
Well, a new product launching would affect the market price of all previous products after all. However, you should remember that if you are not that keen on smartphone details, the difference between the two shouldn’t be a bother.
You could still enjoy all the features of Samsung Galaxy S20 on this S21. Moreover, the price difference could be a couple of hundreds of dollars, which makes this new Samsung flagship totally worth the price.

The Takeaway

So, what kind of trimming did Samsung do to this new flagship phone? Of course, without compromising the performance, the safest thing to do is to reduce the quality of the display component.
If you dig deeper, you would see that this S21 has a lower maximum display resolution than the previous S20. But you don’t have to worry, because the camera features and phone performance wouldn’t be affected at all. The other thing you should consider is that this S21 won’t have a MicroSD slot in any form.
However, Samsung offers this phone in a whopping 128GB and 256GB of storage capacity. With this much storage in the phone, you don’t have to worry about taking high-quality pictures and high-resolution video.

The Samsung S21 would only be available in 5G support version. And the company wouldn’t provide a 4G only version in this phone series. If you think this phone would suit you well, it is time to own the start of Samsung 2021.

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About Maria Tsekova

Maria Tsekova has worked in several IT companies for the last 8 years. Her experience contributes to her knowledge of different fields. She is most interested in new technology trends following the last brands on the market, listening to webinars, and be in touch with people from the corporate environment.