Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition
12,499
Highlights
  • 64GB, 128GB Storage / 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • 48MP + 8MP + 5MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 20 MP Front Camera
  • 6.4 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels, Display
  • Samsung Exynos 9611 (10nm), Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition: Specs Score

  • 3.2
    Camera
  • 3.9
    Battery
  • 3.5
    Display
  • 3.7
    Value for Money
  • 2.9
    Performance
Rated at 68.5%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    1080p AMOLED display with 60Hz refresh rate
  • Camera : 3.2/5
    48MP triple camera setup
  • Processor : 2.9/5
    Based on an entry-level processor
  • Battery : 3.9/5
    Massive 6000 mAh battery with 15W charging
  • RAM : 3/5
    Based model offers 4GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.2/5
    Base model offers 64GB storage
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G Support

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition: TOP COMPETITORS

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition: Price

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition: Review

Pros
  • 48MP ISOCELL GM2 camera
  • AMOLED display
  • 6,000 mAh battery
Cons
  • No 5G support
  • Outdated processor
  • Older version of OS

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition Design

OEMs sometimes revamp slightly older smartphones and release them once again in the market. One such device is the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition, which has a new paint job and a couple of upgrades. The smartphone flaunts a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate and a typical Infinity-U style notch. The screen is protected by the 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and offers a higher screen-to-body ratio. The design of the new Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 is largely similar to its older variant.

 

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition Hardware Performance

Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 draws power from the Exynos 9611 octa-core processor with a peak CPU clock speed of 2.3GHz paired with the Mali-G72MP3 GPU. The chipset is paired with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB default storage, which can be expanded via a dedicated memory card. The Exynos 9611 chipset is found on several Samsung smartphones, capable of handling smartphone tasks seamlessly. However, it’s slightly outdated.

 

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition Camera Performance

The camera on the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 has received most of the upgrades. The smartphone includes a triple-camera setup with a 48MP ISOCELL GM2 sensor. The other cameras include an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 5MP depth sensor. At the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Both the primary and the secondary front-facing camera can shoot native 1080p videos but lacks 4K video recording.

 

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition Price-To-Specs Ratio

The Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 is available in two models of 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB. The phone is priced at Rs. 12,499 for the base model. As a smartphone under Rs. 15,000, the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 is quite impressive for its display, cameras, and battery. However, it still packs an outdated chipset, which is quite a drawback when compared to other smartphones in this segment.

 

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition Important Features/Highlights

There are a few highlights on the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021. Firstly, the smartphone includes a massive 6,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging support, which can easily last a day on a single charge. Also, it runs Android 10 OS, but it’s likely to get the Android 11 update in the coming days.

 

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 is a decent phone in the sub-Rs. 15K segment. However, it still lacks in a few departments, which one should consider before buying. Moreover, this segment has several other options from Redmi, Xiaomi, Realme, and other brands.

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS 10
Custom UI One UI 2.0
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Arctic Blue, Charcoal Black
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date July, 2021
Indian Release Date 21 July, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 8.9 mm thick
Weight 188 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.4 inches
Technology Super AMOLED
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset Samsung Exynos 9611 (10nm)
CPU Octa core (Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.7GHz)
GPU Mali-G72MP3
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB (UFS 2.1) Storage
RAM 4 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 512 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 48 MP (rear) + 8 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 5 MP (f/2.2) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 20 MP (f/2.0, wide) Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Panorama, HDR, gyro-EIS
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
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes, Dolby Atmos
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Other Features 15W Quick Charging, Face Unlock
Videos

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition: FaQs

  • How is the rear camera of the Galaxy M21 2021 Edition?

    There is a triple camera module at the back side that offers 48MP (ISOCELL GM2) primary sensor.

  • What features lack in the Galaxy M21 2021 Edition?

    The smartphone does not support 4K video recording.

  • Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition alternatives?

    The Realme 8 and the Redmi Note 10 can be considered as an alternative to the Galaxy M21 2021 Edition.

  • Does the Galaxy M21 2021 Edition support 5G?

    No, the smartphone does not support 5G network.

  • Is the Galaxy M21 2021 Edition protected by corning gorilla glass?

    Yes, the Galaxy M21 2021 Edition is protected by the 2.5D curved corning gorilla glass 3.

  • What is the integrated processor in the Galaxy M21 2021 Edition?

    The device is based on the Exynos 9611 octa-core processor.

  • How is the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition selfie camera?

    It has a 20MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture that can shoot native 1080p videos.

  • Does the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition have a notch display?

    Yes, the smartphone features an Infinity-U style notch.

  • Is there is a microSD card slot on the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition?

    Yes, the storage of the smartphone is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card slot.

  • What is the capacity of the battery on the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition?

    The Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition is fuelled by a 6,000 mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging.

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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