Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus hands-on: price drop

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The Verge

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Samsung’s two new entry-level flagships, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus feature the new Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a triple camera array. But the most significant change this year is the $200 lower starting price. Chaim Gartenberg takes an early look at the new phones and compares both models. They will be available for preorder on January 14th with prices starting at $799 and will start shipping on January 29th.
**Correction: At 2:14 the back of the S21 Plus is glass, not aluminum. The S21 (non Plus) has a polycarbonate back.
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The Verge 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
**Correction: At 2:14 the back of the S21 Plus is glass, not aluminum. The S21 (non Plus) has a polycarbonate back.
Fernando M
Fernando M 8 दिवसांपूर्वी
@emileo naicker the screens on the s21 and s21 plus is what is forcing the ultra on the consumer not polycarbonate.
emileo naicker
emileo naicker 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@PuertoRican Pie Yes its exactly what they are doing in an attempt to force us to buy the ultra. Last year people enjoyed the s20 and s20 plus better than the ultra. I think that's the reason for them trying to force the ultra on us
Grey Man
Grey Man 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@emileo naicker But its the cheapest model, they are catering for the lower end, maybe you would prefer they made it £100 more and it has a glass back, but maybe 99% of people put a case on it anyway and would rather save that £100.. and say thank you very much. My point being, People complain phones are too expensive, they bring the price down to cater to that crowd, and people complain that its not as premium "feeling" as the more expensive models, 🤣 it makes no sense, the only thing I can derive is that... people just love to find fault in everything 😐
Aku 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Sean Burns When apple used polycarbonate no-one complained.
J 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
What a poor video 1:57 "predecessors"
Douglas Taggart
Douglas Taggart 8 दिवसांपूर्वी
All these people complaining yet the S21 is still better than the iPhone 12.
SMRUTI SNIGDHA 27 दिवसांपूर्वी
Should I buy s21+ if I'm getting the 128gb variant in 60k after exchange? Or go for some other options like OnePlus 9 pro?
Preston 28 दिवसांपूर्वी
According to Samsung the backs of the S21 plus and ultra are glass. Also I own all three it's true. The plastic my wife has and I must say the size is perfect even though though I love large phones and own the Ultra. Great Review.
Saw Boaz
Saw Boaz महिन्यापूर्वी
Plastic back doesn't matter at all bec everyone use phone cover cases plus you won't always try to feel the plastic back anyway.
Gold Formation
Gold Formation 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
robertsgaming21 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I got the s21 though it will be big enough for me but it's to small for me
Yashwant Chaudhari
Yashwant Chaudhari 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Price is not less than previous generation in India.
ost Feb
ost Feb 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Heir cut the same like Samsung camera bump
Vishwa Perla
Vishwa Perla 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
RKGSD 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I've always said anything higher than 1080p on these little phone screens is an overkill marketing gimmick that causes faster battery drain.
Bogomil Boev
Bogomil Boev 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
btw the base s21 have more screen than the S8+
Terry Bunch
Terry Bunch 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Anyone defending the plastic backs is a Samsung shill or coping. Plastic is brittle and worse at dissipating heat than metal/glass. For their "flagship" series, Samsung decided to cut costs to improve their markup value. Pure and simple.
E Wright
E Wright 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Way are there no real tech people doing tech videos? This guy could just read the specs, that's all your getting , well and the fact that he likes purple and gold.
mango juice
mango juice 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The s21 still starts at 965 us dollars here in india
WHITE LION 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Dear (me), We confirmed order # for your customized Galaxy S21+ 5G 256GB (Unlocked) and have started building it for delivery within five weeks. Look for an email with your shipment tracking number. We will reach out if there are any issues with your delivery. Your Galaxy S21+ 5G 256GB (Unlocked) will ship in five weeks.
P S 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
C Desclay
C Desclay 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Is it just me of the s20+ chin size is abit smaller than the one on the s20
Alex McCaffrey
Alex McCaffrey 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Can there be a comparison between the Plus and Ultra. They're almost the same size but no one has done this.
Ben Hdz
Ben Hdz 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
It would've been a victory for Samsung to sell these phones for less ,,with the epidemic still hovering over the country and so many out of work the right thing would've been to give its customers a break.... they would've owned the industry and beat apple and all others clear out if the water..... maybe Apple will read this and make it happen ....
F P 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
No sd card 🤔 R.I.P Samsung 😎 hello Sony experia ..the future belongs to sony experia 🤓
Mark1Mach2 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@The Verge - what camera are you guys using to shoot this video? Also, isn't Samsung using the Exynos processor and not the Snapdragons this year?
johnpark219 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
just what i noticed...all the people who reviews phones have terrible finger nails lol
Douglas Smith
Douglas Smith 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
S10's still a better value per what was NOT taken away per screen, storage, jack, and more...just not the 120 hZ thing...Still a great screen. OH...AND NO camera bump like these, yet all the cameras one would need. No wobble.
Roman Kr
Roman Kr 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
People complaining about 1080p 120hz LTpO display but typing on their iPhone 6S from 2016 or iPhone 12 with same grid icons from 2014 😂
Victor Lanced
Victor Lanced 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
How does battery saving mode affect the adaptive refresh feature?
Plump Cat
Plump Cat 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
5:46 nice Note 20 😂
Gene Au
Gene Au 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
UrbanSipfly 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Horrible made video!!
UrbanSipfly 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Less resolution S21 vs S20 (The idea that one can see anything at all for the average person won't be recognized). The plastic back cover will likely be tucked in a case - so, who is there to impress?
Alexander Sokolov
Alexander Sokolov 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Last time I saw this guy he wasn’t blinking, now he blinks like a clock. What did verge do to him??????
Jonas Biemond
Jonas Biemond 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Wow the music tho
iLoveSkinCare 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I love the way the verge's video team set up their videos. Would love to get a tech channel started instead of skin 😡
Anthony 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
You forgot to mention they don't come w/ earphones and charger. It's like buying an new electric car without charging cable so that you have to spend unnecessary time to shop around for a charger after you bought your car. Of course you have to take a taxi since the car needs charging first - it's as stupid as it can get.
DiaMonD FaLcoN
DiaMonD FaLcoN 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Quite disappointing
NAGAbaba2288 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I hate the no headphone jack concept just as much as a tablet sticking out on a car dashboard 🤦‍♂️😒
Live Excellently
Live Excellently 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
You know what's a great gadget? A comb!
Jeypee Liz
Jeypee Liz 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Watching on my Samsung Z Fold 2. 🙄 I was like, nahh, same old rectangular phone, just like all other phone, and phones before that, and before that.....
Tony Bone
Tony Bone 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
im glad they got rid of that bixby button i have no interest in it
Mike 10452
Mike 10452 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
cheap. I have a note 10 + and see these as cheap. My note 10 + is better
avicohen2k 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
And exinoshit processors outside the US...
Anubhav Solankey
Anubhav Solankey 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
In India they start at 900$ that too for an Exynos version. I wonder why Samsung along with Apple are losing the top-end smartphone market to OnePlus!!
Anthony Thompson
Anthony Thompson 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Apologies. I see your correction about the back
Anthony Thompson
Anthony Thompson 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The s21 plus does have glass on the back..
SUKHDEEP KAUR 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Hi Sir please if you can tell, using the non pro or non Bluetooth Spen that is coming out with S21 Ultta, can we start or stop recording or swap Camera as I can do with my Note 10 Plus.
James Smith
James Smith 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
$800 f/ plastic? Miss me.
MR REDDICK 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Why is there a price difference between the two??? They are identical in specs.
Itz An Opinion
Itz An Opinion 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Personally...I wish Samsung kept the volume buttons (Up/down) on the LEFT SIDE..I find it much easier to use my thumb on my current S6 model than either my index finger or middle finger on the new ones, which I use at my job!
Izabela Maria
Izabela Maria 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Affordable? No charger, no dual sim card option. I think I will pass...
wilson ndebay
wilson ndebay 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
New chepset is not actually an upgrade this time. If you put last year's chipset in the S21 Ultra and price it 1000 I'll gladly accept it.
ItsJustTech 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Can the plastic backed s21 wirelessly charge?
Iván Gil Ibañez
Iván Gil Ibañez 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Muhammad Asghar
Muhammad Asghar 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Nice looking pik
Maidendg 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Looking for confirmation Samsung giving S21 4 years of Android updates instead of 3, rumors are out but nothing concrete.
Maidendg 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I verified directly from Samsung by 2 different people that the S21 is doing 4 years.
Sasank Viyyapu
Sasank Viyyapu 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I just hope all mobile companies release phone once in two years atleast..
Sasank Viyyapu
Sasank Viyyapu 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Like we care about the material it was made of..almost everyone uses a that’s a good choice imo
rajanmithra u
rajanmithra u 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I like the movement in the background. So many vans got parked there
Anderson Silverio
Anderson Silverio 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
About instagram stories was improved?
themadkiller101 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Price drop is a scam
moblue 289
moblue 289 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
paid by samsung
Deki-Dex Man
Deki-Dex Man 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Downgrade.. eaven to my s10.. 🤮
Paul YOON 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Really looks nice ^^
Tony in The Kitchen and The Grill
Tony in The Kitchen and The Grill 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I just want to say I'm not interested in Samsung products The Galaxy s21 it's better than last year's model but I'm not going to spend the money for that at all. I'd rather keep my Samsung Galaxy S10 which works well and is a great model because the 20 sucked. But if I was going to get a new phone I would get the ultra 21 No doubt or get the note 20 ultra that's it.
KillaSin515 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
No SD card and no Headphone jack??? NOPE.
JironM 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
There's no price drop for us tho, AND THEY TOOK OUT THE CHARGER.
spoly 813
spoly 813 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
So did Apple...nothing new about that.
bxlegend Deemoney
bxlegend Deemoney 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
No SD card no thank you
Harry Drake
Harry Drake 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
$800 for a plastic phone, no charger or SD slot 😂 If you buy this you deserve to be ripped off
Alvar Lagerlöf
Alvar Lagerlöf 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Old camera bump was better
Paul Sadlier
Paul Sadlier 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Much is fedex paying u mate
Safi Abdul
Safi Abdul 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
S21 shows we do not need to upgrade our phones every year or may be a couple of years too. Happy with my S10 everything i can ask for, headphone jack, sd card, good cameras, 3 years upgrade etc. Then only thing it's missing is 5G which is fine cuz its not here yet anyway.
eenayeah 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Did this guy really need to be outside
RedwoodGeorge 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
You can't argue with Becca - she knows her stuff! (Sorry, Chaim, if I have to take sides...)
A Jar of Jam
A Jar of Jam 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
What are we supposed to do when wired headphones are no longer usable??
Ronald Bardalez
Ronald Bardalez 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Becca is always right.
Andrew Feng
Andrew Feng 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
"Affordable" -- plastic back, no sd card option, no charger. Remember when phones are affordable and come with charger and headphones and headphone jacks and a glass back?
Pete Clemenza
Pete Clemenza 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@JM A. they didn't offer me that option
JM A. 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
if u can pre-order you can get the buds live and with a coupon, you'll get a wireless charger. but if it's late, yeah you'll have to buy it on your own. But keep in mind even if some got removed what I think you're paying now are the specs right?
Raamit T.V.
Raamit T.V. 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
If Thanos was a phone
Cookie Tranquilo
Cookie Tranquilo 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Samsung pushing too hard less features ugliest phone ever , no SD Card no dual sim , no charger no quad HD , WTF ...
Ashraf Wahid
Ashraf Wahid 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Nice to see The Verge getting a homeless person to present 👍
Curve Ahead
Curve Ahead 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
"That's a big change" No, it's not... You Tech reviewers have just lost all common sense, that's all.
Shant H
Shant H 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Where is dieter bohn ??????
Scott 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
no headphone jack!!!! How am I supposed to plug my phone in my truck radio to listen to it. It only has aux input.. 🤬
Sweden721127 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Scott I understand. However you can get a phone car holdet with wireless charger. It works great and there are even new holders with fast wireless charging.
Scott 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Sweden721127 Then how do I plug it in to charge if I did that? Currently I have my phone plugged in charging while aux is plugged in.
Sweden721127 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
You can use the included USB-C to 3.5 mm adapter or get one if it's not included..
AlecS 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
since nobody’s said it - where’s Dieter at?
J 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
1:57 uh did you mean predecessors? What was that.
Tristan petersen
Tristan petersen 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Samsung really needs to come out with something to blow us away this new design looks just like an iPhone which I'm starting to want to convert to iPhone at least they keep it simple in the same!
Aku 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Doesn't mention the lack of SD card. Amateur hour.
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Aku lmao you can probably download an app for hiding it
Aku 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Joseph Stalin Where am I going to hide my naughty videos though?
Master 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Joseph Stalin even 128 GB for most.
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Aleksandar Petrović I think if the phone has at least 256g of storage most people won't need an SD card
Aleksandar Petrović
Aleksandar Petrović 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Joseph Stalin It depends on the model, but basically it's the same range like the last few years... Except, until now you could have upgraded the storage, so if you'd buy a model with max storage, you could've still upgraded it and get 1TB... That might be an overkill for a phone, but taken in account that this option as many other features were skipped now, the prices should be much, much lower then they are... Edit: When writing the comment I wasn't aware they completely ditched the support for the memory cards even in the top model...
CrimsonSlayer7 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
the sim card is at the bottom......? huh
zibbyzib 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Why does the phone look like a prototype?!?
Jake Hall
Jake Hall 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Curved Screens are for idiots
Mister Pringles
Mister Pringles 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
what you think about battery life on s21 ?
Mister Pringles
Mister Pringles 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
s21 you think have better battery over S20 fe 5g?
R L 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
You conveniently left out there's no SD card expandable memory on these S21 models...
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Mark1Mach2 256 is enough for most people
Mark1Mach2 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Joseph Stalin 128 gigs and 256gs. Ultra can go up to 512,
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Fazx _ I think that would be enough for most ppl
Fazx _
Fazx _ 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Joseph Stalin it has 250g of storage
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Whats the base storage
Moeka Kiryu
Moeka Kiryu 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
gotta say I'm with Becca, the white/silver phone is clearly the best (seriously, it's gorgeous)
WesternUranus 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Aaand I'll wait for the S22 thx
Pratik Khairnar
Pratik Khairnar 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I understand why people are hating on Samsung but I do believe the base S21 is a good phone at a good price. I genuinely find plastic backs better, they don't shatter, that's a pro. 1080p isn't visibly worse, so the battery savings are a pro. No curved screen, serious pro! It's a bad upgrade from S20 but is still a great phone S21 objectively for its price.
paul kim
paul kim 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Hu David
Hu David 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
As a user that used both Samsung and iPhone in the past few years, Samsung's new lineup appeals to me more than Apple's new iPhone 12 lineup.
Shah Kiro
Shah Kiro 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
*The price drop because of expensive powerbrick charger and earphone*
Caio Henrique Francisco
Caio Henrique Francisco 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Where is your mask ?
Brandon 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Apple: No adapter & earphone Samsung: I'm in
Richard Crossley
Richard Crossley 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Worse ‘upgrade’ since the S8!
Vô Thường
Vô Thường 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Cách bố trí Camera xấu quá, như là gồng một bên
Joseph Schowski
Joseph Schowski 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
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