Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Samsung Galaxy S21

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Galaxy S21 (Galaxy S Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G 8 x 2.2 - 2.9 GHz, Exynos X1 / Cortex-A78 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR5
Display
6.20 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, capacitive, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, HDR10, HDR10 , FHD , S Pen compatible, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 99.9 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, proximity sensor, OTG, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Full
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz), 4G (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66), 5G (bands n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, n78), eSIM, head SAR 0.456 W/k, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 151.7 x 71.2 ( = 0.31 x 5.97 x 2.8 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Wide-angle (1/1.76", F1.8, FOV 79°); 64 MP telephoto (1/1.72", F2.0, FOV 76°); 12 MP ultra-wide (1/2.55", F2.2, FOV 120°), OIS, hybrid optical zoom 3x, super resolution zoom 30x, 8K video (16:9, 24 FPS)
Secondary Camera: 10 MPix (1/3.24", F2.2, FOV 80°), dual-pixel AF
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: on-screen, USB cable, SIM tool, quick-start guide, One UI 3.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless, waterproof
Weight
169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
849 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.36% - good
Average of 93 scores (from 169 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 91%, features: 81%, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy S21

89.4% Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone review: The most affordable high-end Galaxy | Notebookcheck
The Samsung Galaxy S21 is the smallest and least expensive of the three new Galaxy S21 models and should be the obvious choice for most users. The 6.2-inch device lacks a few features of the more expensive Galaxy S21 models, but that doesn't change its high-end quality: The performance, display, and camera are great, and the price is even lower than that of the Galaxy S20.
100% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: 2021 is off to a great start
Source: Expert Reviews English
Not a huge amount has changed so if you grabbed a Galaxy S20 last year, then you might want to hold onto it for a little while longer. If, however, you’re eager to start 2021 with a brand-new handset, either by replacing an out of date model or making the move from Apple to Android, then the Galaxy S21 is the smart choice; the slightly lower price helps, too. The decision to remove the microSD slot and bundled charger are the only blots on the landscape; otherwise, the Galaxy S21 represents another sublime flagship offering from Samsung. If you can live without both these things there’s no doubt the Galaxy S21 will be a brilliant sidekick for whatever 2021 decides to throw at you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
With Samsung removing as much from this phone as it adds, I was prepared to be let down by the Galaxy S21. But I needn’t have worried. Sure, a plastic back isn’t ideal on a flagship phone but I soon got used to the polycarbonate, and the overall design of the Galaxy S21 is lovely, as well as more practical than the S20. The lack of any hardware upgrades for the cameras was a little disappointing, but then they still produce flagship-grade results and have a huge amount of features and tools to really dig into. I would have liked to have seen Samsung push the hardware envelope for the Galaxy S21, but that’s the domain of the Galaxy S21 Ultra. By making what I feel was the right choice when it came to removing features, the Galaxy S21 still offers the latest flagship chips, a fantastic display and powerful cameras in a refined smartphone at a competitive price; one that should worry the iPhone 12.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The only fly in the ointment, is the Galaxy S20. If you already have an S20 then I don’t think you’ll benefit from an upgrade. I feel Samsung knows this and the S21 is more for people with older Galaxy phones or looking to move to their next phone. If you're in such a position, then I really suggest you consider the Galaxy S21 as you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon) Camera review: A slight Qualcomm advantage
Source: DxOMark English
Samsung’s Galaxy S21 5G is the least expensive of the company’s current high-end S21 series. Here we examine the version based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset, which is sold in the US and China (we’ve previously reviewed the global version, powered by Samsung’s own Exynos chip). The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon) features a 120 Hz 6.2-inch AMOLED screen with a hole punch for the selfie camera. It has 8 GB of memory with either 128 or 256 GB of storage. There are three cameras on the back; the main wide and ultra-wide modules have 12 MP sensors. The tele camera starts quite wide (76˚ field of view) but uses its 64 MP sensor to retain detail while zooming in, with the output binned down to 12 MP.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The only fly in the ointment, is the Galaxy S20. If you already have an S20 then I don’t think you’ll benefit from an upgrade. I feel Samsung knows this and the S21 is more for people with older Galaxy phones or looking to move to their next phone. If you're in such a position, then I really suggest you consider the Galaxy S21 as you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: Strength in value
Source: Android Authority English
Samsung decided to make the Galaxy S21 the phone for the everyday person. Power users will think it's anemic, but the average smartphone buyer will find everything they need at a very reasonable cost. If you're looking for the Android phone that has it all, check out the Galaxy S21 Ultra. If you're looking for a phone that delivers the essentials without destroying your bank account, this is the Galaxy for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon) Audio review
Source: DxOMark English
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon) is Samsung’s S-series base model for the Chinese and North American markets. The device is built around Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888 chipset instead of the Exynos variant used in most other regions, but otherwise tech specs are largely identical.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos) Audio review
Source: DxOMark English
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos) is the global version of Samsung’s S-series base model. The device is built around Samsung’s in-house Exynos 2100 chipset instead of the Qualcomm top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888 used in devices for the Chinese and North American markets. Otherwise tech specs are largely identical.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The only fly in the ointment, is the Galaxy S20. If you already have an S20 then I don’t think you’ll benefit from an upgrade. I feel Samsung knows this and the S21 is more for people with older Galaxy phones or looking to move to their next phone. If you're in such a position, then I really suggest you consider the Galaxy S21 as you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos) Selfie review: Wide dynamic range
Source: DxOMark English
Samsung’s Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos) is a capable selfie shooter, doing well overall with both stills and videos. Images and videos have plenty of detail with wide dynamic range, and although there’s more noise than ideal and color in stills could be better, performance is generally very satisfying. It’s worth noting that this phone scores largely on par with (or even slightly below) Samsung’s last-generation devices, but that doesn’t change the fact that the S21’s selfie performance is competitive with the market overall.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos) Camera review: S-series base model
Source: DxOMark English
Samsung’s dominant place in the market means the Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos) will be on the shortlist for many people considering a new, fairly high-end Android phone. Most mobile photographers will probably be satisfied with the S21’s nice color and accurate exposures, despite higher-than-ideal noise and the occasional clipped highlight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The only fly in the ointment, is the Galaxy S20. If you already have an S20 then I don’t think you’ll benefit from an upgrade. I feel Samsung knows this and the S21 is more for people with older Galaxy phones or looking to move to their next phone. If you're in such a position, then I really suggest you consider the Galaxy S21 as you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Galaxy S21 review, one month later: Reclaiming the title
Source: Android Police English
And I just can't get over the value of the S21, even at full MSRP. I know, it's a little crazy thinking of an $800 phone as being a good value, and the OnePlus 9 is $70 cheaper, but there's more to it than just comparing a pair of prices. Samsung guarantees a whole extra year with its update policy. Samsung's track record for updating its phones from the last couple of years also beats OnePlus's very easily (and I wish it weren't so), and that means the Galaxy S21 will last you longer between upgrades. Amortize that cost over the expected lifetime and you're saving quite a bit. We've been known to adjust our review scores over time (usually down), but as I've used more smartphones this year, my opinion of the Galaxy S21 has only improved. So, we're increasing our review score by half a point to 9/10 and giving the Galaxy S21 a much-deserved Editors' Choice Most Wanted award.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The only fly in the ointment, is the Galaxy S20. If you already have an S20 then I don’t think you’ll benefit from an upgrade. I feel Samsung knows this and the S21 is more for people with older Galaxy phones or looking to move to their next phone. If you're in such a position, then I really suggest you consider the Galaxy S21 as you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Review: Sibling Rivalry?
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
With the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung has changed the relative positioning of these three smartphones. If you want the absolute best, then the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the one to pick. Yes, its size makes it a bit unwieldy, but it has the best cameras and a higher-resolution curved-edge display.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
93% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: a return to form
Source: Phandroid English
The Samsung Galaxy S21 is the phone we recommend if you’re looking for a high-end Samsung smartphone in 2021, offering significantly more value than the Galaxy S21+ and the Ultra.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 93%
88% Samsung Galaxy S21 Review – Powerful Pretty Purple Performer
Source: Hitech Century English
The Galaxy S21 is a superb compact flagship phone with a brilliant 120Hz refresh rate Super AMOLED display, a great rear camera array capable of 8K video and excellent overall performance. If you want the ultimate uber phone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra awaits.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The only fly in the ointment, is the Galaxy S20. If you already have an S20 then I don’t think you’ll benefit from an upgrade. I feel Samsung knows this and the S21 is more for people with older Galaxy phones or looking to move to their next phone. If you're in such a position, then I really suggest you consider the Galaxy S21 as you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy 21 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Galaxy S21 is perhaps more a style icon than a tech one, as it is actually a downgrade from the Galaxy S20 in some respects. However, we love its rear camera array. There’s zero bloat, Samsung squeezes every last bit of photographic utility from each sensor and these cameras just try so hard to please your eyeballs with every frame they capture.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: Star of the show
Source: Gadgets Now English
Samsung Galaxy S21 is the right choice for all the right reasons. What that means is the compromises Samsung has made with the Galaxy S21 seem big but they aren’t that big of a deal when it comes to the practical aspect of the smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review, 1 month later: Less is less
Source: Android Central English
The Galaxy S21 delivers the flagship Samsung experience in a phone that's much more pocketable (and affordable) than the top-end S21 Ultra. You'll lose out on the Ultra's major camera improvements, as well its S Pen support, but this is still a great phone at the right price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The only fly in the ointment, is the Galaxy S20. If you already have an S20 then I don’t think you’ll benefit from an upgrade. I feel Samsung knows this and the S21 is more for people with older Galaxy phones or looking to move to their next phone. If you're in such a position, then I really suggest you consider the Galaxy S21 as you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: A flagship that has learned the right lessons
Source: Neowin English
Still, those are relatively small blemishes on a phone that otherwise improved so much on its predecessor. If you haven't upgraded in a while, or if you're simply looking to upgrade and you're already familiar with Samsung, the Galaxy S21 is definitely worth a look. You can buy the Snapdragon variant in the U.S. on Amazon, where it's currently discounted to $699.99, making it an even better deal. In the UK, the Exynos variant (the one we tested), is available starting at £735.80 depending on your color of choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Review: Cuts That Don’t Feel Good
Source: Droid Life English
That’s a tough call. By no means is the Galaxy S21 a bad phone. It’s a perfectly good phone. If you have a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S10 and are looking to pick-up something new, it would be an upgrade. Will you be blown away like you would if you bought the Galaxy S21 Ultra (review)? I don’t think so.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2021
90% Samsung Galaxy S21 Review: The Best Midrange Android Smartphone Money Can Buy
Source: Best Products English
Does the Galaxy S21 prove that maybe less is more? I’d say so. I think if you’re in need of a new phone, you’ll be more than happy upgrading to the S21. It’s an attractive-looking waterproof device that packs powerful performance, outstanding cameras, long battery life, all for a lower price than its predecessor. And for those who want more, including improved zoom performance for photos, battery life, memory, and a bigger and better display you can well … spend more on the S21 Ultra instead.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra & S21 Review: The Near Perfect and The Different
Source: AnandTech English
All in all, although this generation hasn’t been perfectly executed, and I still have mixed feelings about the displays on the S21 and S21+, it’s generally a much better and well rounded line-up than last year, especially with the new more attractive pricing.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 review: Compact, but not weak
Source: Sam Mobile English
If a compact phone isn’t what you’re looking for, then you might want to take a look at the $100 cheaper Galaxy S20 FE. Its LTE variant is powered by the Exynos 990, but it still offers excellent performance, long battery life, a high refresh rate display, pretty much the same main camera and slightly better zoom pictures, and, most importantly, a microSD slot and Samsung Pay with NFC support. It will also get updates up to Android 13, so even though it’s older than the S21, it’s not going to be immediately outdated once you purchase it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Techradar English
The Galaxy S21 isn’t the star of Samsung’s S series in 2021, like we’ve been used to for most of the past decade, but it’s a solid smartphone choice with an impressive camera, powerful internals and great battery life. If you want the best of the best, look to the Galaxy S21 Ultra; but if you want a handset that’s cheaper than the Galaxy S20 was at launch, with a whole load of premium features, the Galaxy S21 is a delight to use, and will do you proud.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The only fly in the ointment, is the Galaxy S20. If you already have an S20 then I don’t think you’ll benefit from an upgrade. I feel Samsung knows this and the S21 is more for people with older Galaxy phones or looking to move to their next phone. If you're in such a position, then I really suggest you consider the Galaxy S21 as you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra review: Distilled excellence
Source: Hardware Zone English
At a glance, Samsung has made one of its better Galaxy S launches in recent years with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. They put the phones out early, yet managed to deliver a powerful and beautiful trio. Each device - be it the regular, plus, or Ultra variant - were stylish in their ways, and cater very well towards everyday use.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% Samsung Galaxy S21 Review: Flagship Phone, Mid-Range Price
Source: Make Use Of English
Overall, Samsung's entry-level flagship for this year is a great addition to its lineup. The S21, for the most part, has made reasonable compromises that make this device suitable for many people, especially considering the price. If you're someone who is looking to get a device that will give you incredible performance, decent battery life, and a consistent camera experience—all within a sleek, unique design—the S21 really is one of the best price-to-feature phones released thus far.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 92%
Samsung Galaxy S21 unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
We go hands-on with Samsung's latest flagship, powered by an Exynos 2100 (or Snapdragon 888), 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. Samsung has also reduced the price of the phone by $200 compared to the S20, and that comes with some sacrifices.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Review: Packed With Features And Value
Source: Hot Hardware English
In the end, the new Samsung Galaxy S21 5G has an excellent value proposition, and packs some of the latest mobile platform technologies into a svelte, beautifully-designed, size-efficient device. In this case, you get what you pay for and then some. The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G checks a lot of boxes that many next-generation 5G phones should, only at a price point that will minimize sticker shock for those looking to update their smartphone without such a major financial commitment. The Galaxy S21 5G is indeed, HotHardware approved.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: Less is less
Source: Android Central English
The Galaxy S21 delivers the flagship Samsung experience in a phone that's much more pocketable (and affordable) than the top-end S21 Ultra. You'll lose out on the Ultra's major camera improvements, as well its S Pen support, but this is still a great phone at the right price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 Review — Everything you need in a phone that actually fits in your pocket
Source: Ausdroid English
Samsung's Galaxy S21 is the perfect blend of feature, utility, size and cost; the cheapest of the S21 range, it offers almost everything the range has to offer at a brilliant price, making it an easy recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70%
Galaxy S21 review: one step back, two steps forward
Source: Talk Android English
If you’re already invested in Samsung’s ecosystem, though, and you’re okay with the tradeoffs, this phone just blows it out of the water. There’s a lot to love and with Samsung’s track record you’re almost guaranteed to squeeze years and years out of this before you need another upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Techradar English
The Galaxy S21 isn’t the star of Samsung’s S series in 2021, like we’ve been used to for most of the past decade, but it’s a solid smartphone choice with an impressive camera, powerful internals and great battery life. If you want the best of the best, look to the Galaxy S21 Ultra; but if you want a handset that’s cheaper than the Galaxy S20 was at launch, with a whole load of premium features, the Galaxy S21 is a delight to use, and will do you proud.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Review: Samsung's Galaxy S21 is the no-brainer upgrade phone
Source: CNet English
The Galaxy S21 lineup is now available. Before you buy one, the biggest takeaway you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, along with the Galaxy S21 Plus 5G and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, is that Samsung cut the US price of each by $200 (the savings are less in other countries). Clearly this wasn't done out of generosity and Samsung's made trade-offs to hit that lower price on the Galaxy S21: The wall charger and headphones don't come in the box, the phone doesn't have a microSD card slot for expanded storage and it has 4GB of RAM less than the S20. Samsung also removed half of the pixels from the screen and replaced the Gorilla Glass from the back with polycarbonate, which is a nice way of saying plastic.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 88%
Galaxy S21/S21+/Ultra: Which should you choose?
Source: 9to5google English
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2021
70% Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Review: Standard Flagship
Source: Htxt Africa English
As solid a flagship as you'll find, the Galaxy S21 5G is a true all-rounder. That said, there are not enough improvements to warrant an upgrade if you purchased a flagship device in 2020. If your device pre-dates that, then the S21 5G is well worth considering as a daily driver.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S21 review: Compact, but not weak
Source: Sam Mobile English
So, let’s break it down: Should you buy the Galaxy S21? Well, if you’re looking for a compact flagship phone with the latest features and a beautiful design, don’t mind the lack of expandable storage or full-fledged Samsung Pay support, and are okay with your phone heating up at times (an issue that, should it be widespread, will likely be fixable through a software update), the Galaxy S21 will suit you well. It’s not a huge step up over the Galaxy S20, but then not many people are upgrading their phones yearly so that shouldn’t matter all that much.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 review: Compact, but not weak
Source: Sam Mobile English
So, let’s break it down: Should you buy the Galaxy S21? Well, if you’re looking for a compact flagship phone with the latest features and a beautiful design, don’t mind the lack of expandable storage or full-fledged Samsung Pay support, and are okay with your phone heating up at times (an issue that, should it be widespread, will likely be fixable through a software update), the Galaxy S21 will suit you well. It’s not a huge step up over the Galaxy S20, but then not many people are upgrading their phones yearly so that shouldn’t matter all that much.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2021
88% Review: Samsung's Galaxy S21 is the no-brainer upgrade phone
Source: CNet English
The Galaxy S21 lineup is now available. Before you buy one, the biggest takeaway you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, along with the Galaxy S21 Plus 5G and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, is that Samsung cut the US price of each by $200 (the savings are less in other countries). Clearly this wasn't done out of generosity and Samsung's made trade-offs to hit that lower price on the Galaxy S21: The wall charger and headphones don't come in the box, the phone doesn't have a microSD card slot for expanded storage and it has 4GB of RAM less than the S20. Samsung also removed half of the pixels from the screen and replaced the Gorilla Glass from the back with polycarbonate, which is a nice way of saying plastic.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Aside from a rejuvenated design and the obligatory spec bump, the Galaxy S21 does little to improve upon or surpass its predecessor (and in some areas steps backwards). That said, as ever this year's S21 has everything you'll likely want and need in a high-end 2021 smartphone, without pushing the boat out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Techradar English
The Galaxy S21 isn’t the star of Samsung’s S series in 2021, like we’ve been used to for most of the past decade, but it’s a solid smartphone choice with an impressive camera, powerful internals and great battery life. If you want the best of the best, look to the Galaxy S21 Ultra; but if you want a handset that’s cheaper than the Galaxy S20 was at launch, with a whole load of premium features, the Galaxy S21 is a delight to use, and will do you proud.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: A premium phone that's a great value
Source: PC World English
But those changes won’t be all that noticeable to most users, and it comes with a nice $200 price cut over the S20. At $800, the Galaxy S21 is one of the best premium smartphone bargains I’ve seen in years. You’re also unlikely to find a Snapdragon 888 phone for less until the second half of 2021.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: A little bit of history repeating
Source: Pocket Lint English
There's a lift in design for the Galaxy S21, resulting in a phone that looks fresh and exciting, and a great display, offering adaptive refresh rates. While there's plenty of power - and a flagship performance - the camera doesn't reach the highs that you get from the Galaxy S21 Ultra, leaving this feeling like the lesser device. Sadly, sitting so close to the cheaper S20 FE, that might see some opting for the cheaper phone instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Phone Arena English
Don’t get me wrong, that’s still very, very good. On a normal day of use, the Galaxy S21 has plenty of juice leftover in the evening and I never ever felt pressured by low battery percentages. I was just a bit more hyped that we may see a slight improvement in this area, and we didn’t.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The only fly in the ointment, is the Galaxy S20. If you already have an S20 then I don’t think you’ll benefit from an upgrade. I feel Samsung knows this and the S21 is more for people with older Galaxy phones or looking to move to their next phone. If you're in such a position, then I really suggest you consider the Galaxy S21 as you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: A premium phone that's a great value
Source: PC World English
But those changes won’t be all that noticeable to most users, and it comes with a nice $200 price cut over the S20. At $800, the Galaxy S21 is one of the best premium smartphone bargains I’ve seen in years. You’re also unlikely to find a Snapdragon 888 phone for less until the second half of 2021.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra review: Distilled excellence
Source: Hardware Zone English
While it sounds like a lot of praise for the current batch of Galaxy S phones by Samsung, we're also not blind to the missteps that came with the Galaxy S21 series. If you ask us, the Koreans should've kept microSD compatibility instead of removing it, and bring back 1440p on to the S21 and S21+ for the people who actually know how to use them. The real shame is the removal of a charging adapter. Indeed, Samsung could've found it in them to at least give a universal fast-charging adapter, considering the sticker prices of these premium devices.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/28/2021
Galaxy S21 Teardown! - Its bigger than you think....
Source: JerryRigEverything English
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the latest and greatest from Samsung. And today we are going to see how the S21 Ultra works from the inside. Its not the normal periscope camera, and invincible battery adhesive. But there is one thing we haven't seen yet... and thats the MASSIVE fingerprint scanner. One perk of using an Ultrasonic Fingerprint scanner vs an optical fingerprint scanner is that the surface area can more easily be expanded.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/28/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 review: A premium phone that's a great value
Source: Good Gear Guide English
When you boil it down, the Galaxy S21 isn’t all that different from the S20. It has the same size screen and the same camera, along with less RAM and a lower resolution. You’re also giving up a microSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: Less is less
Source: Android Central English
The Galaxy S21 delivers the flagship Samsung experience in a phone that's much more pocketable (and affordable) than the top-end S21 Ultra. You'll lose out on the Ultra's major camera improvements, as well its S Pen support, but this is still a great phone at the right price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Samsung Galaxy S21 Review: A solid flagship with important changes
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
At RM3,699, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is actually more affordable than the Galaxy S20 when it was first launched. The predecessor was priced at RM3,599 and offered only 128GB of storage, but this phone comes with 256GB of storage. The Galaxy S21 is an impressive flagship and I think Samsung made the right choice with the minor adjustments. That being said, the Galaxy S21 may be overshadowed by the upcoming phones in 2021 since some other brands are already offering things like 65W fast charging and 44MP front cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 88% performance: 88% display: 90% mobility: 82% workmanship: 85%
Samsung Galaxy S21
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
This Android phone has an AMOLED 120Hz display with an improved in-display fingerprint scanner, 5G and it runs Android 11 with One UI 3.1 on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor (Exynos 2100 in some countries). It has 8GB RAM and is available with 128 or 256GB storage. It has triple rear cameras, stereo speakers and is IP68 water resistant.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy S21
Source: PC Mag English
When we gave the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE an Editors' Choice award a few months ago, we called it "everything you need, and nothing else." That’s still true. The Galaxy S21 definitely moves the bar up, but it does so with features that don't quite justify the price for now. Yes, there are new camera modes; yes, low-light selfies are dramatically improved. Otherwise, the Snapdragon 888 doesn't make a noticeable difference in performance, and the improved network features aren't available yet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S21 review: The best Android phone for the money
Source: Engadget English
The new Samsung Galaxy S21 is the entry-range model is Samsung's new trio of flagship phones, but it offers many of the best features of its bigger siblings while only packing an $800 price tag. Now that's not exactly cheap, but it's a far cry better than the $1000-plus Android flagships we've seen in recent years. This price puts it just a hair over the OnePlus 8T, maybe its only real competition at this price range -- unless you're willing to jump to an iPhone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Techradar English
The Galaxy S21 isn’t the star of Samsung’s S series in 2021, like we’ve been used to for most of the past decade, but it’s a solid smartphone choice with an impressive camera, powerful internals and great battery life. If you want the best of the best, look to the Galaxy S21 Ultra; but if you want a handset that’s cheaper than the Galaxy S20 was at launch, with a whole load of premium features, the Galaxy S21 is a delight to use, and will do you proud.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra review: Distilled excellence
Source: Hardware Zone English
While it sounds like a lot of praise for the current batch of Galaxy S phones by Samsung, we're also not blind to the missteps that came with the Galaxy S21 series. If you ask us, the Koreans should've kept microSD compatibility instead of removing it, and bring back 1440p on to the S21 and S21+ for the people who actually know how to use them. The real shame is the removal of a charging adapter. Indeed, Samsung could've found it in them to at least give a universal fast-charging adapter, considering the sticker prices of these premium devices.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Review: Yes, Buy This Phone!
Source: Pocketnow English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2021
85% Samsung Galaxy S21 Review – What A 2021 Flagship Should Be
Source: Pokde English
The Samsung Galaxy S21 is a great smartphone overall. The new Exynos 2100 shows some solid performance here, it’s noticeably more efficient than the Exynos 990 SoC, camera works great, adaptive refresh rate is a great addition to have, battery life is good, it’s an attractive device, the matte finish is a good change, and the under-display fingerprint scanner works better.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 82% workmanship: 85%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Review
Source: Recombu English
The Samsung Galaxy S21 is a good phone that, above all, offers high processing performance and a reliable camera. There have been some compromises made in comparison to other top-notch phones, most notably the plastic materials and the lower screen resolution, while the battery hasn’t blown us away either. Fortunately the price is more competitive, which partly makes up for these potential shortfalls.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: A little bit of history repeating
Source: Pocket Lint English
There's a lift in design for the Galaxy S21, resulting in a phone that looks fresh and exciting, and a great display, offering adaptive refresh rates. While there's plenty of power - and a flagship performance - the camera doesn't reach the highs that you get from the Galaxy S21 Ultra, leaving this feeling like the lesser device. Sadly, sitting so close to the cheaper S20 FE, that might see some opting for the cheaper phone instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There are sacrifices yes, but this is still a great phone for a more enticing price. It has a lovely screen, a reliable camera and a slick new design that feels a little bit futuristic. The basics are here and they're all done excellently.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Aside from a rejuvenated design and the obligatory spec bump, the Galaxy S21 does little to improve upon or surpass its predecessor (and in some areas steps backwards). That said, as ever this year's S21 has everything you'll likely want and need in a high-end 2021 smartphone, without pushing the boat out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: It’s a great Honda, not a great Mercedes
Source: Android Authority English
Samsung decided to make the Galaxy S21 the phone for the everyday person. Power users will think it's anemic, but the average smartphone buyer will find everything they need at a very reasonable cost. If you're looking for the Android phone that has it all, check out the Galaxy S21 Ultra. If you're looking for a phone that delivers the essentials without destroying your bank account, this is the Galaxy for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
88% Review: Galaxy S21 is the no-brainer upgrade phone
Source: CNet English
The S21 is a significant rethink by Samsung, which may have tried to push the S20 to be too premium. But the company found a good balance in terms of price, features and design for the S21.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 88%
84% Samsung Galaxy S21 5G review
Source: GSM Arena English
It's not that we don't like the Galaxy S21. On the contrary, we're quite fond of its looks, and there's proven substance beneath them. But maybe that's the issue - it's a little too proven. Last year's S20 is in many ways superior, and even though the S21 launches at a lower MSRP, the year-old S20 can still be found for less while arguably offering more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 84%
88% Samsung Galaxy S21 review: The best Android phone for the money
Source: Engadget English
Unsurprisingly, the S21 is a good phone. It has a powerful processor, a lovely screen, capable cameras and a long-lasting battery. It even has some useful software and a gorgeous new design in eye-catching colors. At $800, the S21 is more reasonably priced than its stablemates. If you prefer a pure Google experience and want to save $100, the Pixel 5 may be good enough for you. But the S21 has a more versatile camera setup and faster processor, making it the best Android phone for the money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 88%
Samsung Galaxy S21 review (hands on)
Source: Tom's Guide English
But you also get a lot of phone for your money, including a telephoto zoom (reserved for Apple's $999 iPhone 12 Pro), a faster Snapdragon 888 chip and a dynamic 120Hz display. Once we're able to fully benchmark the Galaxy S21, run our battery test and compare the phone's cameras to the competition, I'll have a much better idea of how good this phone is. But right now it looks as though Samsung made most of the right trade-offs.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 & S21 Ultra hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
For such feature-packed phones, it's tough to form an early impression. But we do feel like it's a step forward for the Ultra and a side step for the other two in the family. Sure, the S21 and the S21+ both received a significant price reduction to be in line with the absence of some features and even the downgrades, but it still feels it's not enough. In a couple of months, the Galaxy S21 will be an excellent compact flagship at a lucrative price, while the Plus model will touch the Ultra size at a more manageable price as well.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra a Weekend Later: Growing Up?
Source: Pocketnow English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Series First Hands-on Experience: Dual Flagship Cores With Large Screen
Source: Igeekphone English
Excellent appearance design , strong camera performance , excellent performance upgrades . At the beginning of 2021, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series set a high threshold. Of course, the outstanding hard power will definitely have continuous optimization follow-up. Regarding its game experience, shooting method, system optimization, we will conduct a series of in-depth evaluations in the follow-up.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra hands-on: a stunner in the flesh
Source: Hardware Zone English
Since it was a hands-on before the official launch, we had limited time and space to explore the Galaxy S21 series with. We used the time to better understand Director's View, a new feature joining Samsung's already pro-grade series of cameras and camera functionalities. In a nutshell, Director's View is a unique live-editing feature for video recording. It has three main components. There's a key video feed that takes up most of the recording and a picture-in-picture feed of the opposing, user-facing camera. Three other video feeds on the right allow the user to preview the look and feel coming from Samsung's other rear lenses running in real-time (called Live Thumbnail). Tapping on any of the three feeds would swap the main feed out for the other. In a completed recording, you actually do not see any of previews from other lenses - only the picture-in-picture feed and the main, world-facing footage remains.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra First Look
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Lisa Gade does a first look at the new Samsung Galaxy S21 and the S21 Ultra, 2 of 3 flagship Galaxy Android smartphones releasing in January 2021. The prices are $200 less than last year’s S20 family of phones, and there are again 3 sizes to choose from: the 6.2” S21, 6.7” S21+ and the 6.8” S21 Ultra. The phones sport a new design with a matte back, and run Android 11 with One UI 3.0 on the Snapdragon 888 in the US (Exynos 2100 is several other countries). The S21 Ultra supports the S Pen and has significantly improved cameras compared to the S20 Ultra. Our full review will come later, as will our review of the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro wireless ANC earbuds.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ hands-on: A perfect balance
Source: Sam Mobile English
The Galaxy S21 series is trying to find its place in a world that’s still reeling from the pandemic. Naturally, even spending $799 on a base Galaxy S21 might be impossible now for some people who just a year ago may have dropped $999 on a new flagship just because they liked the way it looked.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2021
Samsung Unpacked 2021 | Galaxy S21 launch event in 17 minutes
Source: Engadget English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/15/2021
Galaxy S21 & 21 Ultra unboxing and first impressions!
Source: 9to5google English
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 01/15/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra Flagships Launch With Snapdragon 888, More Affordable Pricing
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is available for preorder between today and January 28th, and you'll receive $200 in Samsung Credit and a free Galaxy SmartTag. It will be priced from $1,199, which is also a $200 discount compared to the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G Hands-on, Quick Review: Power-packed
Source: Unbox English
Samsung is throwing in a LOT of freebies when customers pre-order the new phones from January 15 to 28. You’re getting a pair of Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live with every pre-order, as well as a Galaxy Tab A 8.0 tablet, Galaxy SmartTag, and a 25W Wall Charger.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 first look: Contour of the Galaxy
Source: It Pro English
At face value, the £769 S21 and the £949 S21+ might not have enough new features to warrant an upgrade. It really depends on what you're comparing it to; if you have an older Samsung model or a lesser flagship phone it probably makes more sense. However, if you have last year's S20, you're really just upgrading to a sleeker camera design and that new purple colour. This is a great new Galaxy, but it feels a lot like one we've already visited.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2021
All the Samsung Galaxy S21 specs, confirmed: 120Hz display, battery, price and more
Source: CNet English
Samsung launched three different S21 models, but the specs showed off today were not a surprise: An extensive leak from Android Police gave almost the entire spec sheet for all three phones, and promotional slides released by tipster Evan Blass confirmed most of those details.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/14/2021
Galaxy S21's camera features are good, but are they enough?
Source: CNet English
It's not that I find the S21 Ultra disappointing, it's that I'm having to work hard to find reasons to be excited. Perhaps some of that is down to Samsung's press briefings leaning too much on older features rather than outlining what's new, but I can't help but feel if they can't immediately grab the attention of a pro photographer who's also a committed tech obsessive (me) then how are they going to grab the attention of their paying customers?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, & S21 Ultra first look
Source: Engadget English
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 & S21+ Hands-On
Source: Yugatech English
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 & S21+ Initial Camera Impressions
Source: Yugatech English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2021

Foreign Reviews

94% Samsung Galaxy S21 im Test: Akku, Kamera, Technik, Preis, 5G
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 94%
83% Samsung Galaxy S21
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy S21 Kleiner Kraftprotz mit zu kurzer Ausdauer
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S21 mit Space-Zoom und flachem Karton
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2021
Winterschlaf-Handy ohne Alternative
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2021
92% Samsung Galaxy S21 im Test: Akku, Kamera, Technik, Preis, 5G
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 92%
Galaxy S21 Samsung legt vor
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2021
92% Samsung Galaxy S21 im Test: Akku, Kamera, Technik, Preis
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 92%
Samsung Galaxy S21 das wichtigste Android Flaggschiff des Jahres
Source: Techtest.org German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2021
Samsungs neue Smartphones im Hands-on
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Vernünftig oder nerdig?
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 drei Modelle und viele Kameras
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2021
Ersteindruck zum neuen Samsung-Handy
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/15/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Das ist unser erster Eindruck
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2021
So schlägt sich das Samsung Galaxy S21
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2021
Galaxy S21, S21+ und S21 Ultra im Check
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2021
90% Samsung Galaxy S21, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Prueba Galaxy S21, el gama alta (compacto) de plástico
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice display; decent processor; stylish design; no accessories. Negative: Plastic case; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21, análisis: el único gama alta que es fácil de usar con una mano
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/19/2021
Mi Experiencia Con El Samsung Galaxy S21 Tras Tres Semanas De Uso
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2021
Probamos los Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus y S21 Ultra: nuestra opinión
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; great display; premium design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2021
90% REVIEW: Galaxy S21 combina estilo com alta performance
Source: Showmetech.com.br Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
78% Análise Samsung Galaxy S21 5G um compacto de topo
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
[Review] Samsung Galaxy S21: o smartphone topo de linha para comprar se você curte Android
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Premium design; excellent display; nice connectivity; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2021
80% Recensione Samsung S21
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%
85% Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Recensione: La Variante Meno Costosa Del Top Di Gamma
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Recensione Samsung Galaxy S21: ottimo ma non perfetto
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
83% Recensione Samsung Galaxy S21: eccellente, ma solo al giusto prezzo (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 65% display: 95% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
86% Recensione SAMSUNG GALAXY S21
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 68% display: 91% mobility: 69% workmanship: 88%
88% Recensione Samsung Galaxy S21: una bella conferma
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 56% features: 83%
90% Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: super batteria e Exynos 2100 è la svolta
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% mobility: 85% workmanship: 82%
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus e Ultra: tutti 5G, nuovi colori e c'è la S Pen | Video
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2021
Rating: features: 83%
Recensione Samsung Galaxy S21: è lo smartphone compatto da comprare nel 2021?
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; high performance; long battery life; good price. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2021
70% Review: Samsung Galaxy S21
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Review: Samsung Galaxy S21 en S21 Ultra – Samsung aan de top
Source: Nieuwe Mobiel.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21: ideale high-end smartphone?
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Samsung Galaxy S21, de high-end smartphone voor iedereen
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S21 review
Source: Nieuwe Mobiel.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S21 review: less is more?
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; beautiful display; nice cameras; good speakers; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Short battery life; no accessories.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21: 5 redenen om de smartphone (niet) te kopen
Source: Want.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Nice display; great hardware; excellent cameras. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2021
90% Test du Samsung Galaxy S21 : le smartphone haut de gamme maîtrisé sous tous les points
Source: Meilleurmobile French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test Samsung Galaxy S21 : Une force tranquille, très agréable à utiliser au quotidien
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Test du Samsung Galaxy S21 : y goûter, c'est l'adopter
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Test du Samsung Galaxy S21: Et si on parlait du petit dernier
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
59% Test Du Samsung Galaxy S21, Et Si C’Était Lui Qu’Il Vous Fallait ?
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 59% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90%
94% Samsung S21 : un lot de nouvelles améliorations
Source: Geeks and Com French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% display: 100% mobility: 93% workmanship: 95%
90% Test du Samsung Galaxy S21 : petit smartphone, grande séduction
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% mobility: 80%
90% [Test] Samsung Galaxy S21 et S21+ : sans fausse note
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Test du Samsung Galaxy S21 : les bonnes concessions aux bons endroits
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Test du Samsung Galaxy S21 : une proposition premium, mais pas haut de gamme
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Test du Samsung Galaxy S21 : un bel équilibre entre prix et fiche technique
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
[Prise en Main] Les nouveaux Samsung Galaxy S21
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; smart stylus pen; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2021
Galaxy S21, S21+ et S21 Ultra : notre prise en main des nouveaux fleurons de Samsung
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; premium design; solid workmanship; smart stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2021
Prise en main des Samsung Galaxy S21 et S21+ : juste une mise au point
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; excellent display; top cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2021
83% [Recenzja] Samsung Galaxy S21 5G – gorący towar
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
85% Recenzja Samsunga Galaxy S21 5G – jestem pod wrażeniem (choć wcale się tego nie spodziewałem)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
Samsung Galaxy S21 - krótka recenzja flagowego smartfona. Pokona iPhone'a?
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; excellent cameras; beautiful display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2021
80% Poco X3 NFC - Игра мускулами
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Все, что вы хотели знать про Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: обзор самого доступного корейского флагмана 2021 года
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; support 5G; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2021
Первый обзор Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ и S21 Ultra: броский дизайн и двойной 100-кратный зум
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; smart stylus pen; impressive cameras; great connectivity. Negative: No memory card slot; no headphone jack; no accessories.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Dual Sim
Source: GSM4U CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2021
92% Recenze Samsungu Galaxy S21 a S21+: zatraceně sexy telefony
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 92% features: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy S21 5G sau một thời gian sử dụng: Nhỏ gọn nhưng có võ, hiệu năng đứng top trong giới smartphone Android
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2021
Đánh giá chi tiết Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: Flagship nhỏ nhất trong dòng Galaxy S21 có gì mà khiến bao người xao xuyến thế?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; high performance; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2021
Đánh giá chi tiết Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: Không cần phải làm 'trà xanh' nhưng khiến bao người say mê
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; support 5G; high performance; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2021
5 điều trên Samsung Galaxy S21 Series gây ấn tượng với giới công nghệ
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; support 5G; excellent cameras; elegant design; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2021
Ấn tượng đầu tiên Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: Thiết kế màu sắc trẻ trung đi cùng cụm camera độc đáo
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; great built quality; impressive cameras; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2021
Trên tay Galaxy S21 5G tại Việt Nam: Tím đam mê nhìn một lần mà khiến lòng đắm say
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Series ra mắt: thiết kế mới, Exynos 2100, hỗ trợ S Pen
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship; powerful processor; excellent cameras; smart stylus pen
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2021
Galaxy S21 series ra mắt tại Việt Nam: Thiết kế mới, hỗ trợ 5G và bút S Pen, giá từ 21.99 triệu đồng
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; support 5G; smart stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2021
Trên tay Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: Không thay đổi quá nhiều, mặt lưng làm từ “Glastic”, giá từ 21.99 triệu đồng
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Nice display; impressive Glastic design; great cameras; powerful hardware; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Phantom Violet
Source: Mobility.bg BU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent cameras; long battery life; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2021
Първи впечатления от Samsung Galaxy S21
Source: Mobility.bg BU→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2021
90% Samsung Galaxy S21
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy S21-serien [TEST]: De nye konger i Android-verdenen
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 50% performance: 100%
100% Test: Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% Anmeldelse: Samsung Galaxy S21
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 93% workmanship: 85%
83% Samsung Galaxy S21 test | dén du skal købe
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Test: Samsung Galaxy S21 – En smidigare toppmodell
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Samsung Galaxy S21 Review
Source: Arena IT →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
83% Samsung Galaxy S21 simplu: flagship compact și dotat, cu preț mai accesibil
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

ARM Mali-G78 MP14: Integrated graphics card based on the 2nd generation of the Valhall architecture. Uses 14 of the 24 possible clusters. The Mali-G78MP14 is a fast mobile GPUs for Android based phones in 2020.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


Exynos 2100 5G: High End SoC with 8 cores in three clusters (1x Exynos X1 2.9 GHz/ 3x Cortex-A78 2.8 GHz/ 4x A55 2.2 GHz) and a integrated ARM Mali-G78MP14 GPU (+40% faster versus Mali-G77MP11). Integrates a 5 G modem with up to 7.35 Gbps. Manufactured in 5LPE at Samsung.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.20":

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.


0.169 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.


84.36%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

 

Please share our article, every link counts!

Devices with the same GPU

Samsung Galaxy S21+
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos Exynos 2100 5G, 6.70", 0.2 kg
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos Exynos 2100 5G, 6.80", 0.227 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 6.60", 0.203 kg
Samsung Galaxy A22 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Mediatek Helio G80, 6.40", 0.186 kg
Samsung Galaxy M62
Mali-G76 MP12, Exynos Exynos 9825, 6.70", 0.218 kg
Samsung Galaxy F52 5G
Adreno 619, Snapdragon SD 750G 5G, 6.60", 0.199 kg
Samsung Galaxy M02
PowerVR GE8100, Mediatek MT6739WW, 6.50", 0.206 kg
Samsung Galaxy A52
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 720G, 6.50", 0.189 kg
Samsung Galaxy A32
Mali-G52 MP2, Mediatek Helio G80, 6.40", 0.184 kg
Samsung Galaxy A72
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 720G, 6.70", 0.203 kg
Samsung Galaxy A72 5G
Adreno 619, Snapdragon SD 750G 5G, 6.70", 0.203 kg
Samsung Galaxy F62
Mali-G76 MP12, Exynos Exynos 9825, 6.70", 0.218 kg
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
Adreno 619, Snapdragon SD 750G 5G, 6.50", 0.189 kg
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 5.30", 0.172 kg
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 6.50", 0.205 kg
Samsung Galaxy M12
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 6.50", 0.214 kg
Samsung Galaxy A02
PowerVR GE8100, Mediatek MT6739WW, 6.50", 0.206 kg
Samsung Galaxy M02s
Adreno 506, Snapdragon SD 450, 6.50", 0.196 kg
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Adreno 506, Snapdragon SD 450, 6.50", 0.196 kg
Samsung Galaxy A12
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.50", 0.205 kg
Samsung W21 5G
Adreno 650, Snapdragon SD 865+ (Plus), 7.60", 0.282 kg
Samsung Galaxy F41
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos Exynos 9611, 6.40", 0.191 kg
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
Adreno 619, Snapdragon SD 750G 5G, 6.60", 0.193 kg
Samsung Galaxy M21s
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos Exynos 9611, 6.40", 0 kg
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
Adreno 650, Snapdragon SD 865, 6.50", 0.19 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 13 NP930XDB-KD1US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 13.30", 0.87 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
Adreno 619, Snapdragon SD 750G 5G, 12.40", 0.608 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
PowerVR GE8320, unknown, 8.70", 0.366 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KA1US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 15.60", 1.4 kg
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Samsung > Samsung Galaxy S21
Stefan Hinum, 2021-02-14 (Update: 2021-02-14)