- Superb dynamic 120 Hz display.
- The Exynos variant provides a more powerful performance.
- Seamless design that overhauls its predecessor.
- Accurate and clear camera zoom.
- No charger slot.
- No microSD support.
- “Glasstic” rear design.
- Some camera inconsistencies.
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Release Date and PriceThe official release of the S21 was on the 29th of January 2021. The release price in the UK starts at £769. If you want to upgrade your handset to have higher specs in terms of storage and speed, there is a difference in price valued at £819. The release price is remarkably lower than its predecessor at launch, which is why Samsung had to trim some features down to be able to fit the handset in this price range. Some of the sacrifices made included a reduced display resolution and giving up on the microSD support. Instead, there is only support for either 2 sims cards or a sim card and a microSD. Considering the price difference, these sacrifices don’t seem too bad especially when you can make an upgrade and go for the S21 Ultra instead.
- A more premium look with a contour-cut camera design.
- The rear design is made of "glasstic" with a matte finish.
- Has a premium feel to it, but it doesn’t look as high-end as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
- The camera tech is considered the same as the S21’s predecessor.
- Improved camera software and added new modes for Single Take and much more.
- 10MP front camera. It doesn’t stun but it still works just fine.
Specs and Performance
- The handset uses the new snapdragon 888 but only in the US. In the UK, as well as everywhere else in the world, Exynos 2100 is used.
- Exynos is a huge upgrade for Samsung’s chipset.
- There are only two options, 128GB, and 256GB.
- A powerful 4000mAh battery that lasts all day.
- The 120 Hz might have a detrimental effect on the battery life.
- A charger isn’t included in the handset box.
- With the Exynos 2100 chipset, a huge improvement is promised compared to the S20.