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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Review – Best Android Smartphone

In this new era of technology smartphone’s and their features have evolved the most where a smartphone has now become a status symbol more than a  basic necessity of life. It is the era where smartphones can do every job whether it is typing, productivity, professional photography etc. Samsung, the leading Android smartphone and electronics brand decided to expand its smartphone lineup range with its new series.

Let us see what the journey of this brand new smartphone device looks like in real life. Samsung began its journey in 2021 by launching a brand new smartphone in its flagship smartphone lineup, The S21 5G. Although it’s not a true flagship till now it comes in the list of top 3 Android Smartphones whereas it the grand successor and Samsung’s top flagship, the S21 ultra became successful to make its place at the first place in the list of top android smartphones in 2021 with its class-leading 108 MP camera having 100x Ultra space zoom, large battery, large screen and many more first in class flagship leading features.

Now coming onto the Galaxy S21 5G Samsung claims that this smartphone is overall designed to revolutionize video and photography, with beyond cinematic 8K resolution so you can snap epic photos right out of the video. Today we will talk about the new Samsung Galaxy S21 5g smartphone’s features, performance, looks and overall specifications and at the end, we will also discuss some pros and cons of this smartphone and also provide you with an honest opinion about buying this phone or not.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21 Full Specifications

General

Brand   Samsung
ModelGalaxy S21
Price in India₹69,999
Release date14th January 2021
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)151.70 x 71.20 x 7.90
Weight (g)171.00
IP ratingIP68
Battery capacity (mAh)4000
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColoursPhantom Violet

Display

Screen size (inches)6.20
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio20:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)421

Hardware

Processor2.2GHz octa-core (3×2.8GHz + 4×2.2GHz + 1×2.9GHz)
Processor makeSamsung Exynos 2100
RAM8GB
Internal storage128GB

Camera

Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.8-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.4-micron) + 64-megapixel (f/2.0, 0.8-micron)
No. of Rear Cameras3
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera10-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.22-micron)
No. of Front Cameras1

Software

Operating systemAndroid 11
SkinOne UI 3.1

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
5GYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
5GYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors   

Face unlockYes
In-Display Fingerprint SensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes

Features Review of the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Screen

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G screen
Source: Gizmochina

As the brand is best and well known by its screen and display, so starting with the screen, The new Galaxy S21 5g comes with a 6.2-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED screen supporting HDR 10+ With 20:9 aspect ratio With 421 pixel per inch density, 120 Hz refresh rate and 1300 units of peak brightness with more than 87.2% screen to body ratio and screen protection of the flagship quality corning gorilla glass victus and unlike every Samsung smartphone, it also features Always-On Display.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G camera
Source: ZDNet

These days, smartphone cameras have been evolved on another level providing even higher details than a regular DSLR camera. The S21 5G is fitted with Samsung own in house Samsung HM series flagship camera sensors with 64 MP (main) +12MP (ultra-wide-angle with a wide 120-degree field of view) +12MP (wide angle with a wide 79-degree field of view) on the back which can record videos upto 8k with 24fps with 30x space zoom, OIS, motion focus and many more camera features. On the front, it gets a 10 MP central punch-hole selfie Camera which can record videos upto 4k 60fps with an 80-degree field of view. With this camera setup, u can get the maximum out of the details and clarity among this price point and the class-leading 30x space zoom will also make this product stand out from its competitors at this price point.

Design & Colours

samsung galaxy s21 5g design
Source: XDA Developers

The S21 5g Comes with a stunning looking body style featuring almost 4 colours namely Phantom Violet, Phantom Grey, Phantom White and Phantom Pink Which can further be customised from samsung.com colourways.

Talking about the design, this new smartphone gets a nice thin, comfortable, premium and nice to hold design as compared to its competitors although some of them get the glass back. The plastic back makes this smartphone more strong and lightweight in comparison to its rivals and competitors.

Dimensions and Comfortability

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G comfortability
Source: PCMag

As mentioned above the design of the Galaxy S21 5g is very premium in terms of looks and comfort quality too. It comes with a polycarbonate type plastic back and a glass front with dimensions 151.7mm x 71.2mm x 7.9mm with a total weight of almost 170g 

Battery and Performance

As we always say a smartphone is of no use if it does not last long in terms of battery backup that’s why the Galaxy S21 5g gets a large 4000 mAh Lithium polymer non-removable battery lasting almost 11 hours when using at its minimum of 60 Hz refresh rate and almost 10 hours when using it at its maximum 120 Hz refresh rate. The S21 5g is supporting upto a maximum of 25 watts of superfast charging technology taking almost an hour and a half to charge it from zero to 100%. This Smartphone also supports wireless and reverse wireless charging technology. This phone comes with the flagship Exynos 2100 chipset paired with Mali G78 GPU and 8GB of RAM giving an overall Antutu benchmark score of almost 6.5 lakhs and an overall Geekbench single-core score of 893 and a multi-core score of 3025 points The Galaxy S21 5g provides you with a stunning performance in every task whether it is gaming, productivity or you normal daily usage tasks without any heating and stuttering.

OS And UI

The Galaxy S21 5g comes out of the box with Samsung’s latest One UI 3.1 User Interface which is based on the Android 11 Operating System. This pair of OS and UI makes this phone very smooth, easy to operate. This smartphone will have all the latest updates on time as it is the flagship lineup phone in this segment 

Build And Strength

It is built on a rigid and strong aluminium frame which also enhances the looks of this smartphone. To protect it from water it is also certified with an IP68 water resistance rating which claims that it can survive at a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes in water.

Security And Privacy

This smartphone gets an under-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and faces unlock with iris scanning. Also, Like Samsung’s every flagship smartphone, it gets supported by Bixby, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Knox security and many other security features.

Additional Features

The Galaxy S21 5g comes ready with all required sensors and additional features like Gyroscope, Accelerometer, magnetometer, NFC, Bixby Vision, in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and face unlock with iris scanning.

Pricing

The base variant of this smartphone is 8GB RAM 128 GB ROM comes at a price of almost 70000 INR and another variant i.e. 8GB RAM 256GB ROM comes at a price of almost 75000 INR. In the INDIAN Market respectively which is completely the value for money for a device providing this many features.

Pros & Cons review of Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Pros

  • Attractive color options, standout design, water resistance rating.
  • A fairly compact high-end device overall 
  • Bright and crisp AMOLED display with adaptive refresh rate handling.
  • Very nice battery life.
  • Versatile triple camera setup 
  • Improved camera performance.
  • Widevine L1 support with which you can use and stream web movies in the highest quality

Cons

  • Comes with no charging adapter or headphones inside the box
  • Plastic back is a bit odds with the upmarket glass designs 
  • Flat screen lacks a premium vibe.
  • No generational advancements in the camera department – lack of AF in the ultra wide is a flaw in particular 

Conclusion

Overall leaving these cons aside this smartphone is the most advanced, feature-loaded, and valuable which provides the most protection and fun features to the users that its competitors do not provide.

Our final honest opinion about this smartphone is that it is nice in all aspects which makes it worth the money as its competitors like the OnePlus 9R, Realme X7 etc. Therefore, the one who needs an overall well-balanced smartphone with the best performance, premium looks, flagship camera and long-lasting battery life as well as industry-leading screen technology and with a ton of special features and positive reviews with Samsung’s vast service chain. One finding a smartphone around this budget should definitely consider buying this smartphone without any hesitation.

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Hemant Kumar

Hemant Kumar

I'm Hemant Kumar and BPFY is my world. I have a keen interest in Technology and blogging mostly related to Hosting, Headphones & Speakers.

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