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All About The Samsung Galaxy S21

author Luis Silva (Updated on: July 2021)

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What You Should Know About The Galaxy S21





Considering their rivals:

- All of its rivals have AMOLED displays.

- 50% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 92% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 92% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 62% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- It has a lower number of Dots-Per-Inch (about 13% below) than the average (424 DPI vs. 488 DPI).

- Its picture quality score is 31% above the average (138 vs. 105.33).

- 71% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- Fast charging is 26% slower than the average (25w vs. 34w).

- 92% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- Wireless charging speed is 24% slower than the average (15w vs. 20w).

- 62% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you value a lightweight smartphone, then this one is 10% lighter than the average (169g. vs. 187g./5.96oz. vs. 6.61oz).

- All of its adversaries have full glass bodies.

- 83% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- 62% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 62% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 4% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 17% 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: $899

    Walmart: $729

  • 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 
    Nord
    #1$534
    Galaxy A72
    #2$534
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #3$535
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #4$535
    Galaxy S21
    #19$649
  • Global Score 
    Xperia 1 II
    #17.76
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #27.65
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #37.51
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #47.47
    Galaxy S21
    #87.42
  • Performance 
    iPhone 12
    #18.8
    Mi 11
    #27.8
    9
    #37.7
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #47.7
    Galaxy S21
    #107.2
  • Display 
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #19.8
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #29.8
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #39.8
    Mi 11
    #49.8
    Galaxy S21
    #69.2
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #16.8
    Mi 11
    #26.8
    Galaxy A72
    #36.7
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #46.7
    Galaxy S21
    #216.2
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Xperia 1 II
    #1642
    Xperia 1
    #2642
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #3565
    Galaxy S10
    #4551
    Galaxy S21
    #20424
  • Cameras 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18.6
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #28.5
    Mi 10
    #38.5
    iPhone 12
    #48.2
    Galaxy S21
    #98.1
  • Camera MP 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #1108
    Mi 11
    #2108
    Mi 10
    #3108
    Galaxy A72
    #464
    Galaxy S21
    12
  • Zoom (mm) 
    P30 Pro
    #1125
    Mi 10 Pro
    #294
    P40
    #380
    Galaxy A72
    #478


  • Body 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #19.2
    Pixel 5
    #29.1
    Galaxy S10
    #38.9
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #48.9
    Galaxy S21
    #117.7
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #192
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #292
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #392
    Mi 11
    #491
    Galaxy S21
    #1886
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #110
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #210
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #310
    Reno4 Pro
    #410
    Galaxy S21
    #296.5
  • Weight (g) 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #1150
    Pixel 5
    #2151
    Galaxy S10
    #3157
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #4157
    Galaxy S21
    #8169
  • Size (mm) 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #1142
    iPhone XS
    #2143
    Pixel 5
    #3144
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #4144
    Galaxy S21
    #11151
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18
    Mi 11
    #27.9
    Mi 10
    #37.7
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #47.6
    Galaxy S21
    #146.9
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy A72
    #185
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #284
    P30 Pro
    #384
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #484
    Galaxy S21
    #1781
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy A72
    #173
    iPhone 11
    #271
    Mi 10 Pro
    #371
    Mi 10
    #471
    Galaxy S21
    #2462
  • Battery:Video* 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #174
    P30 Pro
    #274
    Mi 10 Pro
    #374
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #474
    Galaxy S21
    #1967
  • Fast Charging. 
    9
    #165
    Find X3 Lite
    #265
    Reno4 Pro
    #365
    Mi 11
    #455
    Galaxy S21
    #1525
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 11
    #150
    Mi 10 Pro
    #230
    Mi 10
    #330
    Galaxy S20 SD
    15
    Galaxy S21
    15
  • Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #110
    Xperia 1 II
    #210
    Mi 10 Pro
    #38.5
    Galaxy A72
    #47.5
    Galaxy S21
    #246
  • Int. Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #1256
    Mi 10 Pro
    #2256
    Xperia 1 II
    #3256
    Galaxy A72
    #4128
    Galaxy S21
    #18128
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy S20+ SD
    #112
    Galaxy S20 SD
    #212
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #312
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #412
    Galaxy S21
    #138
  • Connectivity 
    Find X3 Lite
    #110
    Xperia 1 II
    #210
    Galaxy A72
    #38.5
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #48.5
    Galaxy S21
    #194.6


 Rivals 
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1 II
    Xperia 1 II
    $650   7.76

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
    Galaxy Note 10+
    $565   7.65

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    $600   7.47

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11
    Mi 11
    $698   7.44

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
    Mi 10 Pro
    $600   7.37

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    $600   7.32

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10
    Galaxy S10
    $599   7.27

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    $689   7.21

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 9
    9
    $551   7.06

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10
    Mi 10
    $721   6.8

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 5
    Xperia 5
    $649   6.79

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 5
    Pixel 5
    $580   6.78

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12
    iPhone 12
    $689   6.76

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1
    Xperia 1
    $699   6.63

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Galaxy Note 9
    $659   6.62

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P40
    P40
    $666   6.5

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei P30 Pro
    P30 Pro
    $599   6.42

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    iPhone 11 Pro
    $684   6.12

    Compare


  • Oppo

    Oppo Reno4 Pro
    Reno4 Pro
    $594   6.08

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A72
    Galaxy A72
    $534   6.06

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus Nord
    Nord
    $534   6.06

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X3 Lite
    Find X3 Lite
    $554   6.05

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11
    iPhone 11
    $575   6

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS
    iPhone XS
    $649   5.64

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS Max
    iPhone XS Max
    $675   5.62

    Compare


The top 5 list is based only on these rivals.

You can click on any rival to know more about it too.

These are the lowest prices found on any of these stores: Amazon.com, eBay.com, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prices on eBay are in $US for reference but are Europe-based.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay, that are from new devices, unless they are out of stock, then they can be from bids, and then from pre-owned devices).

We're only including devices that still receive security updates.

Disclaimer: We earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews .

*What's left of a full charge after 1 hour of talking, 1 (or 3) hour of web browsing, and 1 (or 3) hour of video playback.



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