• Samsung Galaxy A21s
  • Samsung Galaxy A21s
14,999
Highlights
  • 64 GB / 4 GB RAM
  • 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad lens Primary Camera, 13 MP Front Camera
  • 6.5 inches 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density) Display
  • Samsung Exynos 850, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
4GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy A21s: Specs Score

  • 3.8
    Camera
  • 4.1
    Battery
  • 3.2
    Display
  • 4.1
    Value for Money
  • 3.2
    Performance
Rated at 73.5%
  • Display: 3.2/5
    Vibrant display with punch hole design with low resolution
  • Camera : 3.8/5
    48MP primary camera
  • Processor : 3.2/5
    Mediocre processor
  • Battery : 4.1/5
    5,000 mAh battery with regular charging
  • RAM : 3.2/5
    Limited amount of RAM
  • Storage : 3.8/5
    Hybrid microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G Support

Samsung Galaxy A21s: Price

Samsung Galaxy A21s: Review

Pros
  • AMOLED Display
  • 5,000 mAh Battery
  • One UI
Cons
  • 720p Panel
  • Mediocre Graphics Performance

Samsung Galaxy A21s: Design

The Samsung Galaxy A21s is the latest mid-range A-series smartphone from the company that does look a lot like the Galaxy A31. This device,  just like most of the newly launched mid-range smartphones has a gradient back panel made out of plastic, so, make sure to protect the device with a case to prevent it from scratching. At the front, the Samsung Galaxy A21s has a 6.5-inch display with HD+ resolution. The resolution of the screen is a bit lower than the competitive devices. However, like most of the A-series smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A21s is also using an AMOLED display, offering great visibility and multimedia experience.

Samsung Galaxy A21s: Hardware Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A21s is powered by the newly announced Exynos 850 octa-core processor based on Cortex A55 cores with four high-performance cores clocked at 2.0GHz along with the Mali GPU. As per the RAM and storage, the base model comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and there is also a high-end variant with 6GB RAM along with a microSD card slot for additional storage expansion. The smartphone can handle normal day-to-day tasks with ease and the device is also capable of casual gaming, considering the fact that the GPU has to drive a 720p display, hence you can even play PUBG at a lower graphics settings.

Samsung Galaxy A21s: Camera Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A21s has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. The main camera can shoot native 1080p videos and is also capable of capturing 48MP images using a dedicated mode. The smartphone also houses a 13MP front-facing camera with support for 1080p video recording and face unlock. The overall camera experience on the Samsung Galaxy A21s is average and it is definitely capable of taking photos that can be posted on social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram.

Samsung Galaxy A21s: Price To Specs Ratio

The Samsung Galaxy A21s costs Rs. 16,499 in India. For the asking price, the Samsung Galaxy A21s does feel a bit expensive, especially when the phones like the Redmi Note 9 Pro or the Realme 6 offers better specifications and costs a bit less than the Samsung Galaxy A21s. The high-end model of the Galaxy A21s with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage retails for Rs. 18,499. However, the Samsung Galaxy A21s has some advantages, the OneUI on the Samsung Galaxy A21s is a bit better than the Realme UI or the MIUI 11 and the overall build quality of the smartphone is also a bit better, even though the entire back of the phone is made using plastic.

Samsung Galaxy A21s: Important Features/Highlights

The Samsung Galaxy A21s runs on Android 10 OS with custom One UI skin and the overall software experience is much premium when compared to other Android smartphones. The device also has a massive 5,000 mAh battery that can easily last for an entire day even for the heavy users along with a USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing. The smartphone also has a dual nano-SIM card slot with support for 4G LTE and VoLTE on both slots and the phone also supports dual-band Wi-Fi as well. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A21s is a good upper entry-level smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy A21s: Verdict

Compared to the phones like the Samsung Galaxy M31 or even the M30s, the Samsung Galaxy A21s seems like a bit expensive device. However, this is an A-series smartphone and it definitely looks a lot better than the M series smartphone. If you want a good looking smartphone, capable of lasting an entire day, the Samsung Galaxy A21s is the smartphone to consider.

Samsung Galaxy A21s: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS 10
Custom UI One UI 2.0
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, White, Blue
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date May, 2020
Indian Release Date 17 June, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 163.6 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm
Weight 192 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.5 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) PLS TFT LCD (Infinity-O Display)
PROCESSOR
Chipset Samsung Exynos 850
CPU Octa-core (2GHz Quad + 2GHz Quad)
GPU Mali-G52
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
RAM 4 GB RAM
External Storage upto 512 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 48 MP (f/2.0, primary) + 8 MP (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) Quad Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 13 MP (f/2.2) Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo-tagging, Panorama, HDR
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Video Player MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB Yes, USB Type-C
GPS Facility with A-GPS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer,Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Virtual Light Sensing
Other Features 15W Quick Charging, Faceunlock

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Samsung Galaxy A21s: FaQs

  • Is the Galaxy A21s available for purchase in offline stores?

    Yes, the smartphone is available in Samsung store and many retailer stores.

  • Is there a fingerprint reader on the A21s?

    Yes, the smartphone features a fingerprint sensor along with face unlock.

  • What are the Galaxy A21s advantages & disadvantages?

    The advantage is the massive battery, expandable storage, while the disadvantage is that the Galaxy A21s price a little higher than other mid-range phones.

  • What is the price of the Galaxy A21s 4GB RAM model?

    The 4GB RAM model of Galaxy A21s is priced at Rs. 16,499.

  • Is the storage of the Galaxy A21s expandable?

    Yes, the storage is expandable(512GB) via a microSD card.

  • Should I buy the Galaxy A21s?

    If you are searching a mid-range phone with great camera, battery life, expandable storage, you can pick the Galaxy A21s.

  • Galaxy A21s alternatives?

    The Realme 6, and the Redmi Note 9 Pro can be considered as the Galaxy A21s alternatives.

  • How is the A21s selfie camera?

    It has 13MP selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.0.

  • What is the screen size of the Galaxy A21s?

    The smartphone has a 6.5-inch Infinity-O display with 20:9 aspect ratio.

  • Does the Samsung Galaxy A21s support 5G?

    The Galaxy A21s does not support the 5G network.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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