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All About The Samsung Galaxy S21

author Luis Silva (Updated on: March 2021)

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What You Should Know About The Galaxy S21





Considering their rivals:

- Its performance is 17% above the average (3113 vs. 2668).

- 96% of its rivals have an AMOLED display.

- 57% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 91% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 87% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 43% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- Its picture quality score is 52% above the average (138 vs. 91.07).

- 57% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- Fast charging is 16% slower than the average (25w vs. 30w).

- 70% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- Wireless charging speed is 11% slower than the average (15w vs. 17w).

- 57% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- 91% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 65% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- 52% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 52% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 9% of its adversaries have an headphone jack.



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 Specifications 
  • Pros 
    Performance
    AMOLED
    Always-On-Display
    Cameras
    Fast Charging
    Wireless Charging
    Glass Protection



  • Cons 
    MicroSD Slot
    3.5mm Jack
    Price







  • Price 

    Amazon: $0

    eBay: $798

    BestBuy: $799

    Walmart: $599

  • Performance 
    Year: 2021
    Updates: 4 years
    Exynos 2100
    Mali-G78 MP14
    Android 11
    Geekbench 5: 3113




  • Display 
    6.2" 1080x2400
    424 DPI
    Gorilla Glass V
    AMOLED
    With Always-On
    120 hz
    Notch: Hole
    856 Nits




  • Cameras 
    3 Cameras

    With OIS
    With HDR
    1 LED flash
    4320p (8k)
    DP/Laser focus

    Dxo/Tek Score: 138

  • Main Camera 
    12 MP
    f/1.8
    26mm
    Sensor size: 1/1.76
    Pixel size: 1.8

     
    Selfie 
    10 MP f/2.2 26 mm
  • Other Cameras 
    64 MP f/2.0 29mm


    12 MP f/2.2 13mm
    Wide-Angle





  • Body 
    151x71x7 mm
    5.95x2.80x0.28 in
    169g. / 5.96oz.
    Front Glass
    86% STBR
    Looks: 6.5/10
    Fingerp.: Display
    IP68

  • Colors 
    Phantom Gray
    Phantom White
    Phantom Violet
    Phantom Pink






  • Battery 
    4000mAh
    Charging: 25w
    Wireless: 15w
    Reverse: 4.5w
    1T+1W+1V*: 81%
    1T+3W+1V*: 62%
    1T+1W+3V*: 67%



  • Storage 
    RAM: 8GB
    Storage: 128GB
    No MicroSD

     
    Connectivity 
    4G/5G: 5G
    3.5mm jack: No
    Bluetooth: 5.0
    NFC: Yes



 Top 5 
  •    Price 
    Mi 10T Pro
    #1$499
    Gal. S20 FE 4G
    #2$505
    Mi 10
    #3$529
    Galaxy S10e
    #4$539
    Galaxy S21
    #13$599
  • Global Score 
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #17.51
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #27.47
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #37.46
    Mate 30 Pro
    #47.45
    Galaxy S21
    #57.42
  • Performance 
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #17.7
    Mi 10 Pro
    #27.6
    Mi 10
    #37.5
    Mi 10T Pro
    #47.4
    Galaxy S21
    #67.2
  • Display 
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #19.8
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #29.8
    Galaxy S20
    #39.8
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #49.8
    Galaxy S21
    #69.2
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #16.7
    Mi 10T Pro
    #26.6
    Mi 10
    #36.6
    7T Pro
    #46.6
    Galaxy S21
    #156.2
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #1565
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #2565
    Galaxy S20
    #3565
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #4551
    Galaxy S21
    #12424
  • Cameras 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18.6
    Mi 10
    #28.5
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #38.5
    Mate 30 Pro
    #48.4
    Galaxy S21
    #68.1
  • Camera MP 
    Mi 10T Pro
    #1108
    Mi 10
    #2108
    Mi 10 Pro
    #3108
    P40
    #450
    Galaxy S21
    12
  • Zoom (mm) 
    P30 Pro
    #1125
    Mi 10 Pro
    #294
    Mate 30 Pro
    #380
    P40
    #480


  • Body 
    Galaxy S10e
    #19.2
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #28.9
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #38.6
    Galaxy S20
    #48.6
    Galaxy S21
    #87.7
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Mate 30 Pro
    #193
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #292
    Mi 10
    #389
    Find X2 Neo
    #489
    Galaxy S21
    #1586
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #110
    8
    #210
    Reno4 Pro
    #310
    P30 Pro
    #410
    Galaxy S21
    #236.5
  • Weight (g) 
    Galaxy S10e
    #1150
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #2157
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #3163
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #4163
    Galaxy S21
    #7169
  • Size (mm) 
    Galaxy S10e
    #1142
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #2144
    P40
    #3148
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #4149
    Galaxy S21
    #5151
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18
    Mi 10
    #27.7
    Mate 30 Pro
    #37.7
    P30 Pro
    #47.6
    Galaxy S21
    #96.9
  • Battery* 
    Mi 10T Pro
    #186
    8
    #285
    Gal. S20 FE 4G
    #384
    Mi 10
    #484
    Galaxy S21
    #1581
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Mi 10T Pro
    #175
    Mi 10
    #271
    8
    #371
    Mi 10 Pro
    #471
    Galaxy S21
    #1762
  • Battery:Video* 
    Mi 10T Pro
    #174
    Mi 10
    #274
    8
    #374
    P30 Pro
    #474
    Galaxy S21
    #1667
  • Fast Charging. 
    Reno4 Pro
    #165
    8T
    #265
    Mi 10 Pro
    #350
    P30 Pro
    #440
    Galaxy S21
    #1225
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 10
    #130
    Mi 10 Pro
    #230
    Mate 30 Pro
    #327
    Gal. S20 FE 4GSD
    #415
    Galaxy S21
    #815
  • Storage 
    Gal. S20 FE 4GSD
    #110
    7T Pro
    #28.5
    Find X2 Neo
    #38.5
    Mi 10 Pro
    #48.5
    Galaxy S21
    #196
  • Int. Storage 
    Gal. S20 FE 4G
    #1256
    7T Pro
    #2256
    Find X2 Neo
    #3256
    Mi 10 Pro
    #4256
    Galaxy S21
    #13128
  • RAM (GB) 
    Find X2 Neo
    #112
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #212
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #312
    Galaxy S20
    #412
    Galaxy S21
    #138
  • Connectivity 
    Galaxy S10e
    #18.5
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #28.5
    Mi 10T Pro
    #35.1
    Mi 10
    #45.1
    Galaxy S21
    #114.6


 Rivals 
  • Huawei

    Huawei Mate 30 Pro
    Mate 30 Pro
    $650   7.45

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
    Mi 10 Pro
    $600   7.37

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20
    Galaxy S20
    $669   7.26

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10e
    Galaxy S10e
    $539   7

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10
    Mi 10
    $529   6.8

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 5
    Xperia 5
    $599   6.79

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P40
    P40
    $666   6.5

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X2 Neo
    Find X2 Neo
    $549   6.49

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8
    8
    $570   6.48

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8T
    8T
    $649   6.48

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 7T Pro
    7T Pro
    $544   6.45

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P30 Pro
    P30 Pro
    $598   6.42

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
    Mi 10T Pro
    $499   6.14

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    iPhone 11 Pro
    $589   6.12

    Compare


  • Oppo

    Oppo Reno4 Pro
    Reno4 Pro
    $594   6.08

    Compare
  • Google

    Google Pixel 4 XL
    Pixel 4 XL
    $594   5.7

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS Max
    iPhone XS Max
    $670   5.62

    Compare


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