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Samsung Galaxy M21

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Galaxy M21
Processor
Samsung Exynos 9611 8 x 1.7 - 2.3 GHz, Exynos 7 Series
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.4 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 64 GB 
, 56 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, Card Reader: up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: motion sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, USB-C
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/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 159 x 75.1 ( = 0.35 x 6.26 x 2.96 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Video @2160p/​30fps (camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle (camera 2); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, depth sensor (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker on the bottom, Keyboard: virtual, charger, USB cable, SIM card removal tool, 24 Months Warranty, LTE speed: 600 Mb/s (Download), 150 Mb/s (Upload); SAR value: 0.492 W/​kg (head), 1.13 W/​kg (body) , fanless
Weight
188 g ( = 6.63 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 54 g ( = 1.9 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.82% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 43 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 61%, features: 61%, display: 85% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy M21

79.5% Samsung Galaxy M21 Smartphone Review - Plain, but good | Notebookcheck
The Samsung Galaxy M21 is a close but lower-priced relative of the Galaxy M31. It offers less storage space and a slightly cut-down camera system. However, it still features the same gigantic battery. Is the Galaxy M21 the ideal smartphone for bargain hunters? Read our review to find out.
70% Samsung Galaxy M21 review: A go-to smartphone with endurance
Source: Gadgets Now English
Coming back to the questions we asked above, does it have what matters most to the users. Well, the answer is a straightforward yes. Battery life is great, performance is satisfactory and gets the job done, the display is really good for the price. It even comes with the latest Android operating system which offers meaningful features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy M21 Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
The Samsung Galaxy M21 doesn’t really make a huge difference, the design isn’t exciting, it looks very much the same as Galaxy M30s. However, as far as the price is concerned, you get a 6,000 mAh battery which sounds is great if you are looking for a phone with a reliable battery life. Other features like Super AMOLED display and a decent camera add up to the overall package to make it one of the best phones in this segment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2020
80% This is what we thought of the Samsung Galaxy M21
Source: The Indian Express English
The Galaxy M21 performs similarly to the Galaxy M31. I mean, both phones have a 6000mAh battery, identical processors and displays, and even the design is the same. What the Galaxy M21 noticeably lacks, however, is a camera that’s not at par to the Galaxy M31. Still, there’s a lot to love about the Galaxy M21. For those who are still using old Galaxy phones like the Galaxy J2, I think the Galaxy M21 would make logical sense.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy M21 hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy M21 joins a rather crowded market, with the crowd mostly consisting of its own rather similar stablemates. We really can't figure out why Samsung has three versions of the same basic device so closely priced and why you should care about this particular version more than others.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2020
Samsung Galaxy M21 Review: All the battery life you need
Source: Fone Arena English
When you compare the improvements that Samsung has made to the Galaxy M21 from its predecessor, the Galaxy M20, it is easy to justify the price increase. The screen is wonderful and bright, the battery life is outstanding and the performance has been relatively improved. However, when you look at the smartphone by itself in the current market, it doesn’t look as impressive anymore.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2020
Samsung Galaxy M21 review: Yet another value-packed offering
Source: Sam Mobile English
And that’s pretty much the verdict for this review. Want a macro camera? Get the Galaxy M31. Can do without one? The Galaxy M21 is a considerably better deal, especially if your budget is tight. Other than the cameras, it offers the exact same experience, so you can check out our Galaxy M31 review to see how the M21 fares when it comes to the display, performance, audio quality, software, and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2020
Samsung Galaxy M21 review: A worthy option among non-Chinese brands
Source: Business Standard English
Starting at Rs 13,199, the Galaxy M21 is one of the most affordable Samsung smartphones. It does not compromise on the precedent set by the company’s Galaxy M-series. True, it does not have the best design or build quality, but its bright and vivid screen is a delight to use and the camera is versatile, with good value-added features. Moreover, its performance is up to the mark and the phone’s OneUI 2.0 user interface is one of the best iterations of the custom Android OS in this segment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2020
70% Samsung Galaxy M21 review: Big battery and display at an affordable price
Source: India Today English
The Galaxy M21 is one of those phones that's really there to populate line-ups. In terms of features or even design, the Galaxy M21 doesn't really bring anything new to the table. It follows a trusted scrip that sees a simple design being paired to hardware that has already been used on Samsung phones in the past.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung Galaxy M21 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Samsung Galaxy M21 feels a lot like the Galaxy M30s (Review). It shares a lot of key specifications with the older device. The differentiators are Android 10 and a higher resolution selfie shooter, but since the Galaxy M30s recently got an update to One UI 2.0, the selfie camera is pretty much the only differentiator. Surprisingly, Samsung has priced the Galaxy M21 lower than the Galaxy M30s which is still on sale. The lower price and the better chance of getting updated to Android 11 at some point tip the scales in the Galaxy M21's favour.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy M21 hands-on preview: Another budget home run?
Source: Sam Mobile English
And that’s not a bad thing. The Galaxy M31 is a pretty compelling budget smartphone, and the cuts Samsung has made on the Galaxy M21 won’t notably ruin the experience. You still get a massive 6,000 mAh battery, a beautiful 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, and the same Exynos processor that powers the considerably costlier Galaxy A51. We’ll do a full review of the phone in the coming days, but I think I can already say that for the asking price, the M21 looks destined to be yet another home run from Samsung in the budget segment.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/19/2020
73% Samsung Galaxy M21 Camera Review
Source: Techniqued English
So summing up, how good is the Samsung Galaxy M21 in terms of camera? The Samsung Galaxy M21 does well in daylight shots, close up and even selfie camera and it is surprisingly good. But at the same it fails in the video quality with horrible focus hunting issues and also average low light performance. The portrait selfie camera also needs improvement for poor edge detection.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 73%

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Galaxy M21 Das Einsteiger-Smartphone
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2020
Samsung Galaxy M21 Erste Eindrücke zum Einsteiger-Smartphone
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2020
80% Samsung Galaxy M21, análisis: uno de los terminales más completos por 200 euros gracias a su pantalla y su batería de 6.000 mAh
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Samsung Galaxy M21
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90%
Análise Samsung Galaxy M21 ecrã SUPER AMOLED de 6.4" e Tripla câmara por um preço arrebatador
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Decent processor; nice cameras; excellent screen; great built quality; long battery life; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/13/2020
78% Samsung Galaxy M21 Recensione: Il Prezzo Scende, Quali Sono I Compromessi?
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 78%
76% Recensione Samsung Galaxy M21
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
62% Recensione SAMSUNG GALAXY M21
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 60% display: 80% mobility: 94% workmanship: 69%
Recensione Samsung Galaxy M21 e M31: un’enorme batteria e un display favoloso
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent cameras; good price; long battery life.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2020
82% Samsung Galaxy M21: budgetsmartphone met uitstekende accuduur
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 82%
90% Samsung Galaxy M21 review: 6000 mAh accu, erg sterke prijs-kwaliteit
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Galaxy M21 met 6.000 mAh accu
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; nice triple cameras; powerful processor; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2020
80% Samsung Galaxy M21: wiele możliwości, niewielki koszt (recenzja)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 75% display: 90% mobility: 90%
Samsung Galaxy M21 – recenzja. Zaskakująco udany smartfon za 999 zł
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent display; long battery life; nice cameras; decent performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2020
Обзор Samsung Galaxy M21: недорогой смартфон с гигантским аккумулятором
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/08/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết Galaxy M21: Một phiên bản tầm trung, một nước cờ đầy bí hiểm!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; large battery capacity; nice cameras; good price. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2020
Trên tay Samsung Galaxy M21: Pin siêu trâu xài lâu mới hết
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Simple design; great built quality; decent hardware; nice cameras; impressive battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2020
Chỉ còn khoảng 4 triệu hơn, thời điểm mua Samsung Galaxy M21 đã đến!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice display; decent processor; impressive battery capacity; great triple cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2020
Đánh giá hiệu năng và thời lượng pin Samsung Galaxy M21
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Impressive battery capacity; good price; decent processor; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2020
Đánh Giá Samsung Galaxy M21: Smartphone Thực Dụng, Không Màu Mè
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Impressive battery life; quick charging; excellent display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2020
Giá hợp lý, camera đẹp, pin trâu, đây là chiếc smartphone tầm trung đáng mua nhất của Samsung
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice cameras; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2020
Đánh giá Galaxy M21: Lựa chọn pin “trâu”, sạc nhanh, camera đa năng tầm giá 5 triệu
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Long battery life; quick charging; nice cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2020
Trên tay Samsung Galaxy M21 với màn hình siêu rộng, pin "khủng" 6.000mAh
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; impressive battery capacity; nice cameras; quick charging; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2020
Mở hộp Galaxy M21: thiết kế cơ bản với màn hình Infinity-U, 3 camera 48MP và pin 6000mAh
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; infinity-U display; nice triple cameras; impressive battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2020
Khui hộp Samsung Galaxy M21, máy giá rẻ sở hữu pin 6000 mAh
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Good price; large battery capacity; quick charging; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2020
Trên tay Galaxy M21 lựa chọn hấp dẫn mùa COVID: Màn hình AMOLED 6.4 inch, pin 6000mAh, bộ nhớ UFS 2.1, 3 camera, giá tốt
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; impressive battery capacity; great hardware; decent triple cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/18/2020
Đâu là những tính năng "đáng tiền" nhất trên Samsung Galaxy M21?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Impressive battery capacity; excellent cameras; powerful processor; elegant design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2020
Samsung ra mắt Galaxy M21: pin 6.000mAh giá 5,5 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive battery capacity; good price; nice triple cameras; infinity display; decent processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2020
Galaxy M21 ra mắt tại Việt Nam - pin lớn 6.000 mAh, giá 5,5 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive battery capacity; good price; quick charging; nice triple cameras; big screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2020
Galaxy M21 trình làng với ba camera, giá siêu rẻ
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice triple cameras; large battery capacity; quick charging; fast fingerprint sensor.
Hands-On, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/19/2020
Có gì thú vị trên chiếc smartphone tầm trung Samsung Galaxy M21 vừa ra mắt?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice triple cameras; good price; impressive battery capacity; quick charging.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2020
Review Samsung Galaxy M21: Penerus dari Samsung Galaxy M30s
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; powerful processor; impressive battery capacity; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2020

Comment

ARM Mali-G72 MP3: Integrated graphics card from ARM with 3 cores based on the 2nd generation of the Bifrost architecture.

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 9611: Mid-range SoC that integrates 8 processor cores in two clusters: four ARM Cortex-A73 cores at up to 2.3 GHz and 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores for power saving at up to 1.7 GHz. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.4":

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.


0.188 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.


76.82%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-04-24 (Update: 2020-04-24)