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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon)

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon)
$797
Brand: Samsung
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.2-inch Full-HD+ screen
  • Camera 64 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP Main / 10 MP front
  • Memory 8GB RAM with 128/256 GB ROM
  • Platform Snapdragon 888 / Android 11

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

9
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Overview

This is the second option of the standard S21. It comes in same 6.2-inches display with Full-HD+ resolution, but built on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU, along with Adreno 660 GPU, along with 8GB RAM with 8GB RAM and either 128/256GB none expandable internal storage.

The Galaxy S21 Snapdragon edition is headed to North America, South Korea and China. It utilizes three camera modules at the back as well, a combination of 12MP + 12MP + 64MP lenses, while a single 10-megapixel selfie lens is used in the Infinity-O notch upfront.

Just like the Exynos model, this unit comes with 4000mAh battery that support 25W wired and 15W wireless fast charging. It has an under-screen fingerprint scanner, and run on Google Android 11 with One UI 3.1 out of the box. The full specs of the Galaxy S21 Snapdragon model is detailed in the table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
- CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
5G Network Bands 5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300), 77(3700), 78(3500); SA/NSA/Sub6 - For the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G model only
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps; 5G (5+ Gbps DL)

LAUNCH

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BODY

Dimensions 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight 171 grams
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Vectus)
- Plastic back
- Aluminum frame
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
Size 6.2 inches, 94.1 cm2 (~87.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~421 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System An operating system (OS) is the software that manages a device's hardware and software resources, providing services for programs to run and enabling users to interact with the device. It acts as an intermediary between users and the device hardware, facilitating tasks like file management, memory allocation, and device communication. Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset A chipset is a set of electronic components in a computer or other device that manages data flow between the processor, memory, peripherals, and other hardware components. It serves as a communication hub, coordinating the interactions between different parts of the computer system. Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
CPU The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is the primary component of a computer responsible for executing instructions from programs. It performs calculations, carries out logical operations, and manages data, acting as the "brain" of the device. Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680
GPU A GPU, or Graphics Processing Unit, is a specialized electronic circuit designed to accelerate the creation of images on a screen. It's optimized for handling complex graphical computations and rendering, particularly for gaming, video playback, graphical design, and other visually intensive tasks. Qualcomm Adreno 660

MEMORY

RAM + ROM RAM, or Random Access Memory, is used by the computer's operating system and software to temporarily store data that is actively being used or processed. It's volatile memory, meaning it loses its stored information when the power is turned off. ROM, or Read-Only Memory, is a type of memory that retains its stored data even when the power is turned off. It contains permanent instructions that the computer uses during startup or booting processes. 8 GB
Card Slot A memory card slot is a hardware feature commonly found on various devices such as cameras, smartphones, tablets, and some computers. It's a slot or port designed to accommodate various types of memory cards, including SD (Secure Digital), microSD, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, and others. Users can insert memory cards into these slots to expand storage capacity or transfer data between devices. No

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type This refers to the camera setup on a device. It could be single, dual, triple, or even more. Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) A camera sensor is the electronic component in a digital camera that captures incoming light and converts it into an electronic signal. It's the core element responsible for recording images. Main: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
+ Telephoto Lens: 64 MP, f/2.0, 28mm, 1/1.76", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
+ Ultrawide: 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55" 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Camera Features Camera features encompass a range of functionalities and capabilities offered by a camera, which can vary based on the device's type, model, and intended use. Some common camera features include; Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) High Dynamic Range (OIS), Burst Mode, etc. Autofocus
Face detection
LED Flash
Panorama
HDR
Video Resolution Video resolution refers to the level of detail in a video image and is typically measured in terms of pixels. It represents the number of distinct pixels that can be displayed in each dimension. Common video resolutions include; HD, FHD, 2K, 4K, and 8K. 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type This refers to the camera setup on a device. It could be single, dual, triple, or even more. Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) A camera sensor is the electronic component in a digital camera that captures incoming light and converts it into an electronic signal. It's the core element responsible for recording images. 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24", 1.22µm
Camera Features Camera features encompass a range of functionalities and capabilities offered by a camera, which can vary based on the device's type, model, and intended use. Some common camera features include; Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) High Dynamic Range (OIS), Burst Mode, etc. Dual Pixel PDAF
Dual video call
FaceID
Face beautification
Auto-HDR
Video Resolution Video resolution refers to the level of detail in a video image and is typically measured in terms of pixels. It represents the number of distinct pixels that can be displayed in each dimension. Common video resolutions include; HD, FHD, 2K, 4K, and 8K. 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker A loudspeaker is an electroacoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sound. It consists of various components like a diaphragm, voice coil, magnet, and enclosure. Yes
Speaker Location This simply refers to where the loudspeaker is located on a device. Some common placement includes the rear, basement, sides, and even at the top or within the earpiece grill. Placed at the basement
Audio Jack Type Audio jacks come in different types, each with specific sizes and functionalities. Some common ones include a USB-C audio port, a 3.5mm jack, 6.3mm jack. No
Sound Enhancements Yes
- Stereo speakers
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Tuned by AKG

CONNECTIVITY

USB USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, a standard interface used for connecting various devices to a computer or other compatible host device. USB ports come in different shapes and sizes (such as USB-A, USB-B, USB-C) and have evolved over time to offer increased data transfer speeds and power delivery capabilities. 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard used for exchanging data over short distances between devices. It enables devices like smartphones, headphones, speakers, keyboards, and other peripherals to communicate and transmit data without the need for physical wired connections. Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices to connect to the internet and communicate wirelessly within a local area network (LAN). It uses radio waves to transmit data between devices, such as computers, smartphones, tablets, and other devices equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC NFC stands for Near Field Communication, a short-range wireless technology that enables devices to communicate with each other when they're brought into close proximity, typically within a few centimeters. NFC allows for contactless data exchange between devices, facilitating various functions like contactless payments, data transfer between smartphones or other compatible devices.
GPS GPS stands for Global Positioning System, a satellite-based navigation system that provides location and time information to users anywhere on or near the Earth. It uses a network of satellites orbiting the Earth to accurately determine the precise location of a GPS receiver or device. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
FM Radio No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Fast Charging Yes, 25W fast charging
- Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
- USB Power Delivery 3.0
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. Yes, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 29 hours
Stand-by Up to 670 hours
Music Play Up to 28 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Smartphones and mobile devices incorporate various sensors that enable them to interact with their environment and provide enhanced functionalities. Some common sensors found in these devices include; an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, proximity sensor, etc. Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. No
Box Contents What is in the box, What is the box content, What accessories is in the box Charging Brick / USB cable

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