The Samsung Galaxy S21 looks like it has lost many features as it has gained many. The Galaxy S range has always offered to do everything and have anything type of mobile phone, but this smartphone feels like an invitation for a disaster. But, Samsung has given and produced an excellent Android phone that's $200 cheaper than its predecessor, is the Galaxy S20.

But in case you're holding onto the Galaxy S10 or some other sibling phone, this new dynamic AMOLED display, improved camera, and software proves the Galaxy S21 a very strongly recommended flagship device. So start reading our Samsung Galaxy S21 review to figure out why taking away features appears to work well for this Samsung's newest flagship.

Key Specifications:

  • Processor - 2.2GHz octacore
  • Excellent dynamic - 120Hz display
  • Screen size (inches) - 6.20
  • RAM - 8GB
  • Internal storage - 128GB
  • Rear camera - 12+12+64MP
  • Front camera - 10MP
  • Resolution -1080x2400 pixels
  • Protection type - Gorilla Glass
  • Dimensions (mm) - 151.70 x 71.20 x 7.90
  • Weight (g) - 171.00
  • IP rating - IP68
  • Battery capacity (mAh) - 4000


Talking about the front view, the Galaxy S21 looks like the Galaxy S20, with a 6.2-inch display, and with a clean punch-hole selfie camera in the topmost middle of the screen. When we got closer we'll come to know that the S21 has left its predecessor's curved display and leaned towards flat edges.

The flat edges on the Galaxy S21 pave the way to the metal edges and flow to the new “Contour Cut” camera design, where the rear camera seems to blend into S21’s left-hand edge as well as the back. The metal gives way to argue about the Galaxy S21’s biggest change, it's a plastic back. The company calls it polycarbonate but it is a fancy plastic, although the S20 makes use of glass.

Opting for a plastic back is the main reason Samsung could offer Galaxy S21 at its cheaper price with the lack of a glass back might seem odd for a flagship phone. Three other color options are available which are Phantom Gray, Phantom Pink, Phantom White.


Talking about Display it is more restrictive, it removes complexity. You can visit and set the display to stick to 60Hz, if you want to seek out very much battery life as possible, or if you just love a bit of judder when you're scrolling through web pages. But then you'll be given a dynamic refresh rate and this allows the S21 to drop its refresh rate from 120Hz to 48Hz which solely depends on the task at hand. It’s not an upgrade you’ll have to necessarily notice this when you’re not scrolling, but it's a smart one that makes S21 more enjoyable to use.

The Galaxy S21’s photo is just a flush with color and detail, though, like Galaxy phones within the past, the colors are perhaps more saturated than those of the Google Pixel 5 when compared. The Pixel 5 delivers a hotter tone and more true-to-life colors, with a better dynamic range. However, zooming in the S21 picks out some finer details, likely thanks to its telephoto camera.

Moving over the processor, putting the Snapdragon 888-equipped S21 through a series of benchmarks, gives the chip a multi-core score of three,302 in Geekbench 5. It is slower than the iPhone 12, which raked during a score of three,859. But the S21, unsurprisingly, outpaces tons of other Android phones with the older Snapdragon 865. The graphics performance, the S21 topped out at 33 frames per second in 3DMark’s WildLife graphics benchmark.

Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S21 shows up with a 4,000 mAh battery. This is fine for a phone of this size, though it is a pity that Samsung didn't increase the capacity a little. Although the adaptive refresh rate and improved chip efficiency may deliver better battery life.

The interface is very much elegant, completed with a redesigned Quick Panel and notification screen that feels less cluttered. It is appreciable that the redesigned lock screen allows widgets as well as the ability to place widgets on the screen and adjust their transparency.

One UI 3 still comes with a wide number of options to tweak your Galaxy experience, which some will love. It can even get a bit overwhelming sometimes when you just want to find one particular setting.

Final Opinion

With Samsung removing so much from this phone as it adds. Surely, the plastic back isn’t ideal on a flagship phone but you'll soon get used to the polycarbonate, and the overall design of the Galaxy S21 is lovely, as well as more practical than the S20. The deficiency of hardware upgrades for the cameras is a little disappointing, but then they'll produce flagship-grade results and have a huge amount of features.

The only fly in the ointment is the Galaxy S20. If you already have an S20 then it might be possible that the upgrade will benefit you. It looks like Samsung knows that the S21 is more for people with older Galaxy phones or is looking to move to their next phone. If you're in such a position, then I suggest you consider the Galaxy S21 as you won’t be disappointed.

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