All-New Samsung Galaxy S21: Specification And Review

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 now officially hits the market. Before you buy one, let’s know more about the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, The Galaxy S21 Plus 5G, and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. Samsung has decided to take away nearly as much as it is upgraded. It is an amazing Android phone, which is $200 cheaper than the Galaxy S20.

With the 6.2 inch display with triple rear cameras and 4,000 mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is not much of an upgrade over the predecessor. Though this phone comes with a new camera module and color schemes, it also comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888. 

For those, who are holding on to the Samsung S10 or older smartphone, the new, improved cameras, dynamic AMOLED display, and better software all combine to make this smartphone a flagship phone with an amazing price and size.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Review: Price And Price

In the United States, the starting price of Galaxy S21 $799 with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. However, if you want 256GB of storage, then you have to pay an extra $50 for this variant for $849. This model is also $200 cheaper than the Samsung S20 when it was launched in 2020 — quite the saving. 

In the United Kingdom, the starting price of Galaxy S21 is £769 for the 128GB storage. When the 5G Galaxy S20 launched, the starting price was £899, so the Galaxy S21 is £130 cheaper.   

Remember that there is only a USB-C cable in the box, so you will need to pay extra for the charger if you do not have one already. Moreover, this phone only comes with 8GB of RAM, and if you want 12GB or 16GB RAM, then it will be available only in Galaxy S21 Ultra. 

The Galaxy S21 is also cheaper than the obvious rival, the iPhone 12, which costs $879 for the handset with 128GB. However, the new Galaxy S21 is more expensive than the Google Pixel 5, which can cost you around $699.

Samsung Galaxy S21: Design

The Galaxy S21 looks a lot like the Samsung S20 from the front, with the 6.2-inch complete display with the punch-hole selfie camera in the top middle of the screen.

The flat corners on the Galaxy S21 lead to the metal corners going to the new camera design, where the rear camera module appears to blend into the S21 left-hand edge.

There are four color options — Phantom Gray, Phantom Violet, Phantom White, and Phantom Pink.

The Galaxy S21 has an in-display supersonic fingerprint scanner that is also more responsive, thanks to Qualcomm’s new scanner. This processor is 50% faster and 1.7x larger than the previous models.

Samsung Galaxy S21: Display

Samsung S21 has both upgraded and downgraded the 6.2-inch AMOLED display from what the S20 previously comes with. It doesn’t have options to select between QHD at 60Hz or Full HD+ at 120Hz.

This phone feels more restrictive, and it removes complexity. However, in this phone, you will get the dynamic refresh rate, which enables the Galaxy S21 to lower the refresh rate from 120Hz to 48Hz depends on the task you do. It is not an upgrade you will notice that when you are not scrolling; however, it is a smart one that simply makes this smartphone more enjoyable to use. 

 The Samsung Galaxy S21’s display is excellent. If you use the screen in “Vivid” mode and you will see lots of color and contrast, even if the latter blunders on the oversaturation. The display is excellent for watching movies and videos and playing high-end games. The Samsung has amazing displays on the Galaxy S series, and the new Galaxy S21 is no exception.

Samsung Galaxy S21: Performance

In the United States, the Samsung S21 comes with the all-new Snapdragon 888 chip, which delivers 35% better GPU speed, 20% more CPU performance, as well as it is boosted with AI performance. Though it has no 12GB of RAM option, this phone does a lot with the 8GB.

Putting the Snapdragon 888 in Galaxy S21 through the series of benchmarks, in Geekbench 5, this chip delivers the multi-core by scoring 3,302. It is slower than an iPhone 12, which ranked in the score of 3,859. However, this phone, unsurprisingly, surpasses plenty of other Android smartphones with the older Snapdragon 865 version.

If we talk about graphics performance, the new Samsung Galaxy S21 surpasses 33 frames per second in the 3DMark benchmark. Though it is beaten by the iPhone 12’s with 39 fps, not to worry, as we said, Galaxy S21 is leading of other flagship Android phones in fps. 

For the Asian version, the Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with Exynos 2100 built on a 5-nanometre process node like the Snapdragon 888. This processor is meant to deliver a 10% increase in performance and a 20% better energy efficiency over the previous generation 7nm Exynos 990. In Geekbench 5, the Exynos 2100 delivers a score of 3,391, so it is on par with the Snapdragon chip.

Samsung Galaxy S21: Charging And Battery Life

Like the previous generation, this phone comes with the 4,000 mAh battery. Though it is fine for the smartphone of its size, it is a pity that Samsung did not come up with more capacity. Still, the improved chip and refresh rate performance should give better battery life. 

This phone comes with the default “Adaptive” mode, which is dynamically adjusts the screen’s refresh rate; the Samsung new phone lasted for 6 hours and 31 minutes. This is not amazing, but it is far from bad when you get the vibrant display with the 120Hz refresh rate. 

Final Words

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is great; in the U.S and the UK variant, it is powered with Snapdragon 888, and for the Asian variant, it is powered with Exynos 2100 2.2Hz octa-core processor. The Samsung S21 date is 14th January 2021. Moreover, check out the best smartwatch that can go with the Galaxy S21. If you find this information useful, drop a comment below this section.