Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Launch Date : 29 January, 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
83,999
Highlights
  • 128GB, 256GB Storage / 8GB RAM
  • 64MP + 12MP + 12MP Triple Primary Camera, 10MP Front Camera
  • 6.2 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels Display
  • Exynos 2100, Octa Core
  • Non removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
128GB ROM

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: Specs Score

  • 3.8
    Camera
  • 4.2
    Battery
  • 4
    Display
  • 4
    Value for Money
  • 4.5
    Performance
Rated at 83%
  • Display: 4/5
    6.2-inch FHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 120Hz display
  • Camera : 3.8/5
    Improved camera setup with 64MP telephoto lens
  • Processor : 4.5/5
    Advanced processor with integrated 5G modem
  • Battery : 4.2/5
    4000mAh battery with 25W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging
  • RAM : 4.2/5
    8GB RAM for effective multitasking
  • Storage : 3.5/5
    No support for expandable storage
  • 4G/5G : 5/5
    Supports 5G connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: Price

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: Review

Pros
  • High-resolution FHD+ display for vivid output
  • Three rear cameras with OIS, PDAF, and other features
  • 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging
Cons
  • Single 10MP selfie snapper
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack

Samsung Galaxy S21: Design

Samsung has unveiled its flagship Galaxy S21 smartphone lineup in India. The Galaxy S21 has been introduced alongside the Galaxy S21 Plus and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The standard model is launched with a punch-hole design with the camera cutout placed at the center-top. The Dynamic AMOLED display measures 6.2-inches and has a pixel density of 424 PPI. It is a high-resolution panel that supports a 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 1080 x 2400 pixels FHD+ resolution. The borders are narrow on all corners.  Samsung’s Galaxy ‘S’ series is well known for its vibrant displays. You will undeniably enjoy binging on TV Shows and movies and also gaming. The rear panel has a single-tone gradient surface accommodating three cameras in a vertical array on the top-left corner. The only other thing you see on the back is the Samsung branding at the bottom. The device comes with IP68 certification which will protect it from dust and splashes.

Samsung Galaxy S21: Hardware Performance

Samsung’s new generation Galaxy S21 is powered by the in-house Exynos 2100 SoC. The flagship-grade processor is backed by 5G connectivity. To render all the high-end graphics with ease, the processor is aided by Mali-G78MP14 GPU. The octa-core processor employs one core clocked at 2.9 GHz, 3 cores a 2.8GHz, and four cores with 2.2GHz clock speed to deliver a lag-free experience with graphic-intensive games. You don’t have to worry about any stutters in the performance. Besides, the multitasking experience will also be smooth on the Galaxy S21. The device is announced with 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage configuration.

Samsung Galaxy S21: Price To Specs Ratio

The Galaxy S21’s base model which has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage can be bought for Rs. 69,999. You will need to shell out Rs. 4,000 extra if you want to buy the 8GB RAM+ 256GB storage option. To be precise, this model has been announced at Rs. 73,999. As for the color options, the Galaxy S21 will be available in grey, white, pink, and Phantom Violet. The pink shade won't be available for the 256GB storage model. Samsung’s pricing for the Galaxy S21 series has always been on the higher. The same goes for the new-generation Galaxy S21 series as well.

Samsung Galaxy S21: Camera Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is one of the most feature-rich smartphones when it comes to camera hardware. The optics setup at the rear includes a 12MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. The main camera sensor gets paired up with a 12MP secondary sensor which has an f/2.2 aperture and a 64MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. The cameras come with several features including support for PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), OIS, HDR, Panorama, and Bokeh shooting modes. The rear camera further supports up to 8K@24fps video recording. There is a Super Steady video feature for stabilization during video recording. The handset uses a 10MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture and dual-pixel PDAF for selfies and video calling. The selfie camera is capable of recording 4K@30fps/60fps videos.

Samsung Galaxy S21: Important/ Highlight Features

The Samsung Galaxy S21 draws fuel from a 4,000 mAh battery unit. It supports 25W fast charging, 12W wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. The setup is sufficient to run the handset for more than half a day. Besides, the fast charging support can recharge the handset in an hour. The device has been launched with the new Android 11 OS. Another important feature is the in-display fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication.

Samsung Galaxy S21: Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is amongst the top-of-the-line Android smartphones available in the market today. The handset is equipped with all the top-notch hardware that makes it a beast in its category. The Galaxy S21 comes as an all-rounder with performance-oriented towards lag-free multi-tasking/ gaming and also photography. That’s not it, the remaining aspects such as the FHD+ OLED display, fast charging supported battery, and 5G network support is what makes this device worth a buy.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android 11
Custom UI One UI 3.1
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date January, 2021
Indian Release Date 29 January, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight 169 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.2 inches
Technology Dynamic AMOLED
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~421 ppi density)
Refresh Rate 120Hz Refresh rate
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset Exynos 2100
CPU Octa Core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G78 MP14
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128 GB Storage
RAM 8 GB RAM
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 64 MP (f/2.0, telephoto) + 12 MP (f/1.8, wide) + 12 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 10 MP (f/2.2) Selfie Camera
Video Recording 4k, 8k, 3240p@30fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps
Camera Features OIS, gyro-EIS, Auto HDR, 4K video, Dual Video recoding, Panorama
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player WAV, AAC+, AC3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, MP3, AMR, AAC, MXMF, eAAC+
Video Player 3GP, ASF, M4V, H.263, H.264, MKV, 3G2, DivX, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG4
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack No
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Infrared Port Yes
USB USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
5G Yes, 5G
MORE FEATURES
Sensors In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer
Other Features 25W Quick Charging, Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX, 4.5W Reverse wireless charging, 15W Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging
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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: FaQs

  • Should I buy Samsung Galaxy S21?

    If you are looking for a premium smartphone to enjoy HDR playback, good image quality, smooth gaming experience then you can consider the Samsung Galaxy S21.

  • What is the screen refresh rate of the Samsung Galaxy S21?

    The smartphone features 1080p Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

  • Is the Samsung Galaxy S21 waterproof?

    No but it is water resistant, the smartphone is IP68 rated for dust and water resistant.

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 alternatives?

    The OnePlus 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 11 can be considered as the Galaxy S21 alternatives.

  • How is the rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy S21?

    There is a triple camera module at the back side comprising of a 12MP main lens a 12MP secondary lens and a 64MP telephoto lens. It also offers 8K@24fps video recording with OIS.

  • Is the Samsung Galaxy S21 protected by corning gorilla glass?

    Yes, the smartphone is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass.

  • How fast the Samsung Galaxy S21 can be charged?

    The Samsung Galaxy S21 supports 25W fast charging, 12W wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. It also claims to take an hour to charge the full battery.

  • Is the Samsung Galaxy S21 good for gaming?

    Yes, the handset runs the Exynos 2100 SoC which offers a smooth gaming experience.

  • Does the Samsung Galaxy S21 support 5G?

    Yes, the smartphone does support 5G network.

  • Which phone is better, Samsung Galaxy S21 or OnePlus 8 Pro?

    Both flagship devices offer impressive features including a powerful chipset, great camera, and more. However, the Galaxy S21 is a bit expensive than the OnePlus 8 Pro, and it also lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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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