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Samsung Galaxy A21s

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Processor
Samsung Exynos 850 8 x - 2 GHz, Cortex-A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.5 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive, PLS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm combination headphone/microphone jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, dedicated, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: motion sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 163.7 x 75.3 ( = 0.35 x 6.44 x 2.96 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​2.0, phase detection AF, LED flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (camera 3); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, telephoto lens (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.2, 1/3.1", 1.12µm
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker on the bottom, Keyboard: virtual, charger, USB cable, headset, SIM card removal tool, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio; LTE Cat.7 2CA 300Mbps (Download), Cat.13 2CA 150Mbps (Upload); SAR value: 0.422W/​kg (head), 1.544W/​kg (body), fanless
Weight
192 g ( = 6.77 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 57 g ( = 2.01 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
209 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 71.82% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 34 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 31%, features: 65%, display: 74% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A21s

76.4% Samsung Galaxy A21s Smartphone Review - Quad-camera on the cheap | Notebookcheck
The Samsung Galaxy A21s is a low-priced midrange device. Nevertheless, it still offers a flexible camera system and a notchless display. Other smartphones in this price range offer more memory and a higher level of performance. Can Samsung’s smartphone impress in our review in spite of this?
75% Samsung Galaxy A21s review
Source: Phone Arena English
Budget-friendly and mid-range phones are getting better and better, and with the economy all shaken up, they are becoming the more desirable option for a lot of people. Joining the budget-friendly crowd is the Samsung Galaxy A21s: а device with a massive battery life and well-performing cameras. Now, we did encounter performance issues, and the LCD screen is not so color accurate, but if you’re looking for a good budget-friendly smartphone with solid battery life and a big display, the Galaxy A21s might be a good candidate for you. Read on to see what else we liked and disliked about this smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Samsung Galaxy A21S review: How low can you go?
Source: Pocket Lint English
Stellar battery life and a nice enough design are pitched into a package that lacks power and doesn't have a great display. Compromises are expected at the affordable end of the scale, but unless you're desperate for a Samsung phone, you'll find better experiences elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung Galaxy A21s review
Source: GSM Arena English
Still, being a good phone often means that it will be noticed one day, probably in the upcoming months. The Galaxy A21s needs only one thing to become a good offer, and that's a proper price drop. Once that comes to pass, it may as well find a place in our buyer's guide. Until then, the Galaxy A20 will get to keep its spot in there for yet another couple of months.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy A21s Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
The Samsung Galaxy A31 has a good battery performance, a standout holographic design, a 48 MP camera, optimized OneUI 2.1 UI, and fast charging support. However, at the price of Rs 16,499, the phone misses out on a crisp Super AMOLED display, 90 Hz refresh-rate, camera features like 60fps video, and slow motion. Also, the competition is far better in terms of overall performance, you can opt phones with Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 730G, and better GPU in this segment if this is your budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2020
Samsung Galaxy A21s review: Only worth it for outstanding battery life
Source: Sam Mobile English
If battery life is a priority for you, then you may be perfectly happy with the Galaxy A21s. However, if you live in a market where Samsung has either the Galaxy M21 or Galaxy M31 on sale, then the A21s is a phone you should completely ignore. Save some money and go for either of the M series phones, or maybe even take a look at the Galaxy A31 (read our review here) if it’s available in your country. All those phones are much, much better for just a little extra money and make the Galaxy A21s seem like an unnecessary phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2020

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Galaxy A21s: Günstiges Einsteiger-Smartphone mit vier Kameras
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2020
Samsung Galaxy A21s: Günstiges Einsteiger-Smartphone mit vier Kameras
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2020
75% Samsung Galaxy A21s, análisis: salvado por una autonomía estelar
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
Prueba Samsung Galaxy A21S, en busca de un pedazo del pastel de la gama media
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive design; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2020
Samsung Galaxy A21S, Mi Experiencia Tras Dos Semanas Con Este Económico Móvil
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Low price; large battery capacity. Negative: Plastic case; poor display; mediocre cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2020
71% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A21s: spender poco e avere il giusto
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 70% features: 70%
73% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A21s
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 65% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
78% Recensione SAMSUNG A21s
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 70% display: 69% mobility: 90% workmanship: 69%
Bật mí chiếc smartphone tốt nhất trong phân khúc 4 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; nice cameras; decent performance; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2020
Chia sẻ về Galaxy A21s sau một thời gian sử dụng: Sản phẩm vừa tầm với nhiều trải nghiệm thú vị: Camera macro, pin trâu, sạc nhanh, màn hình lớn,…
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Excellent macro cameras; long battery life; quick charging; big screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2020
Trải nghiệm Samsung Galaxy A21s sau 2 tháng: 5 điểm chinh phục người dùng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice performance; long battery life; excellent macro cameras; excellent display; beautiful design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2020
Lý do nào khiến Samsung Galaxy A21s lại được lựa chọn nhiều đến vậy?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice cameras; high performance; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2020
Trên tay smartphone giá rẻ Galaxy A21s nhưng có 4 camera, pin 5.000 mAh
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice quad cameras; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2020
Chọn điện thoại chụp hình đẹp, pin trâu, giá rẻ, đây là ứng cử viên nên cân nhắc!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; long battery life; good price; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2020
Smartphone giá rẻ Samsung Galaxy A21s đang giảm 300.000 đồng, cơ hội tốt để mua là đây!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice display; decent hardware; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết Galaxy A21s: Sản phẩm giá rẻ nhưng chứa chan mọi tinh hoa của một sản phẩm tầm trung
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice cameras; long battery life; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2020
Chân dung Samsung Galaxy A21s: Smartphone sáng giá nhất trong phân khúc
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; big screen; frameless display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2020
Đánh giá Galaxy A21s: Phổ cập tính năng chụp cận cạnh cho phân khúc giá rẻ
Source: TechZ VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice macro cameras; elegant design; decent autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2020
Đánh giá hiệu năng Samsung Galaxy A21s: Exynos 850 chiến game có tốt không?
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice gaming performance; long battery life; decent cameras; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết Galaxy A21s: Sản phẩm giá rẻ nhưng chứa chan mọi tinh hoa của một sản phẩm tầm trung
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice cameras; long battery life; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2020
Trên tay Galaxy A21s: Trang bị 4 camera, pin 5.000 mAh, màn hình Infinity-O hiện đại
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; large battery capacity; infinity-O display; good price.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2020
Những lý do nên mua Samsung Galaxy A21s tại thời điểm này
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; nice performance; long battery life; great quad cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết Samsung Galaxy A21s: Camera và pin là ấn tượng nhất!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; long battery life; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2020
Trong tầm giá dưới 5 triệu, có nên mua Samsung Galaxy A21s?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; good price; nice quad cameras; large battery capacity; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2020
Trên tay Samsung Galaxy A21s, smartphone tầm trung mà có màn hình Infinity-O, camera macro, pin 5000 mAh
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Infinity-O display; impressive macro cameras; large battery capacity; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2020
3 điểm sáng giá trên Samsung Galaxy A21s mà bạn nên biết
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; large battery capacity; quick charging; decent processor; good performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2020
Samsung Galaxy A21s ra mắt tại Việt Nam giá từ 4,69 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Good price; large battery capacity; impressive macro cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2020
68% Test: Samsung Galaxy A21s – Billigare i tuff konkurrens
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 68%
Samsung Galaxy A21s: telefon de toți banii
Source: Playtech.ro →EN
Positive: Good price; nice cameras; big screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2020

Comment

Model:

The Samsung Galaxy A21 is an entry-level smartphone with an affordable price. Although the Galaxy A21 has a seemingly decent design, it is the most entry-level phone in the A-series. The back cover is made of a 3D glass material with a curved body to provide a comfortable grip. The Galaxy A21 retains a slim frame, but the back cover looks like plastic. As for colour options, the Samsung Galaxy A21 smartphone is available in black. It is equipped with a 6.5-inch 20:9 ratio Super AMOLED capacitive screen. AMOLED panels are widely used in Samsung smartphones for their high-quality colour reproduction ability and very deep black hues. The resolution of the screen is 720x1600 pixels with a pixel density of 270 ppi. The display adopted the Infinity-O extreme full-screen design. It has to be mentioned, though, this display simply does not do enough to be a proper AMOLED display. Brightness is not too good when the display is in direct sunlight, and the display itself can lean more towards being over-saturated. Despite this, it is a good enough display in this price range and certainly better than most LCD displays out there. The front lens opening is set in the upper left corner of the screen to improve the overall visual ratio and provide an immersive entertainment experience.

Although it is not a high-end flagship, the Samsung Galaxy A21 is equipped with 4 lenses. The rear camera of the smartphone consists of a 13 MP (wide) + 5 MP (ultra-wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) lens, while on the front there is an 8 MP (wide) camera for shooting selfies. As for performance, it uses a Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 chipset, 3 GB of memory and 32 GB of internal storage. There is also a 64 GB internal storage option which can be expanded with a single microSDXC dedicated slot. The Samsung Galaxy A21 smartphone runs on Android 10.0 and the One UI 2.0 operating system. It has a built-in 4,000mAh battery and supports 15W lightning-fast charging. In addition, the back of this phone is designed with a fingerprint identification unlocking module, so users can easily unlock the phone and effectively protect their privacy. For connectivity, it also features Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, USB 2.0, a Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go, a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm jack. In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy A21 is a budget smartphone with entry-level performance. It might be the A21, but it actually replaces the A30 from last year and does a rather good job.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G52 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 1 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node. The MC1 / MP1 variant is the smallest version.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Exynos 850: Mid range octa core SoC with 8 small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores that can clock up to 2 GHz. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a LTE Cat 7 (300 Mbit/s download) modem and WiFi-5 (ac). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.5":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.192 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


71.82%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-06-14 (Update: 2020-06-14)