Samsung Galaxy S21 review

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The Verge

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Samsung did a lot to lower the price of the regular Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus. But it did prioritize one major upgrade: the processor. Is the new chip, the new design, and the new fingerprint sensor enough to make up for the rest of the phone staying basically the same as last year? Dieter Bohn reviews it to find out.
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The Verge
The Verge 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
What do you think about the changes Samsung made this year?
TheDolphinBoss 21 दिवसापूर्वी
Everyone complaining, this is what they expect you to say. The s21 ultra is supposed to be the phone appealing to you, not the standard s21. The standard s21 is supposed to appeal to everyday people, not people like us that care abiut the extra stuff.
Marqueeexotic 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Abhisar Choubey not good enough tell me why should i buy this phone what are the best feature it has from the past galaxy phones cough cough s20??
Abhisar Choubey
Abhisar Choubey 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Marqueeexotic everything the S21 sales are record high in 4 years for a reason
Marqueeexotic 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
What are the new changes from s20???? Convince me
Abhisar Choubey
Abhisar Choubey 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Sean Burns I can surely tell this is a take comment 😂😂😂cause S21 ultra's camera is simply the best now and you are denying that only.cause they just also launched world's best and largest image sensor..
Paul from MNL
Paul from MNL 12 दिवसांपूर्वी
Dieter is 🥰
Aji 20 दिवसांपूर्वी
BEWARE OF THESE ½ REVIEWEWS: They hide a lot of stuffs ....... E.g : To use step counter / heart rate sensor etc you need *Samsung health* app. Samsung health app since April 2021 wants permissions to your - Telephone - Contacts - Camera - GPS etc ... Why does a step counter need these permissions ??? Without these permissions you wont be able to use Samsung Health and without this app. your Heart Rate sensor etc are useless on a $1200 + Phone or your Galaxy watch.
Nikhil Chandra
Nikhil Chandra 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
I just fear the S21's battery would perform bad after 2 years of usage. I'm confused between the S21+ and S21 just because of the battery size.
lordvore 28 दिवसांपूर्वी
Hold up... What screen resolution? Lower than the s10…?
G B 29 दिवसांपूर्वी
Is it worth getting the ultra over the regular s21?
One Christian Guy
One Christian Guy महिन्यापूर्वी
What are the difference between s20 camera and s21 ?
kendrick starr
kendrick starr महिन्यापूर्वी
Its no palm pre plus.
Sketchable Studios
Sketchable Studios महिन्यापूर्वी
Even tho tho the camera is last gen, it practically beats the iPhone 12's camera and most likely the 12 pro as well
Lets Go Flying
Lets Go Flying महिन्यापूर्वी
just upgraded on the Samsung site from an S10 to the S21 for $240 w/ trade in.
Henry Bradley
Henry Bradley महिन्यापूर्वी
$800?? WHAT A STEAL!
Ken महिन्यापूर्वी
Great review thanks keep up the great reviews.
mr_flawlesstaco महिन्यापूर्वी
Just got my s21 yesterday
LaughingSquid महिन्यापूर्वी
If you are jumping fro m a 2017 phone to this one then its probably worth getting but not if you have a 2 year old phone.
Salman Javed
Salman Javed महिन्यापूर्वी
Watching on my s21 lol
Ajibola Saka
Ajibola Saka महिन्यापूर्वी
Bro did Samsung annoy you 🤣🤣
Dwayne W.
Dwayne W. महिन्यापूर्वी
Oh wow, an actual review on the base model of the phone.. seems like everyone else was too focused on the Ultra variant. Just know I appreciate you, Verge.
Jason Matthew
Jason Matthew महिन्यापूर्वी
I went from a LG 6 to S21 it's a huge difference to me 😁
Jason Matthew
Jason Matthew महिन्यापूर्वी
I love my S21 it's a great device. No spen is great actually never used it on other devices
Newf Guy
Newf Guy महिन्यापूर्वी
Gold Formation
Gold Formation 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Darrin 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Watching on my s20 ultra, and still loving it...but you know it's all about personal preference, I need to have my sd card....😝
Jose Philip
Jose Philip 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Still! Exynos is not good enough especially when we know that you guys get a Snapdragon version😭.
Ligma Báwsaq
Ligma Báwsaq 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
1 month in and i love my s21. The plastic back is 100% my preference over a fragile glass back. Loving the non curved screen.
eric hanson
eric hanson महिन्यापूर्वी
Agree 100%
Kristina Cathy
Kristina Cathy 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
lot of users are complaining S21 Exynos 2100 version is getting heated quickly using video call and camera is that true ? what is the reson behind it ? i'm asking this because i want to buy a new one
Graham Davey
Graham Davey 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Hi how do you active PIP in S21 seen that it can be done but cant work it out ??? Any help would be much appreciated thank you. Does the s21 also have object erase?
Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The lack of accessories is not an issue of value, but an issue of: The customer don't matter. If you are a prestigious brand, you would aspire to deliver the most prestigious package to the consumer. What if Tesla stopped selling wheels? What if Starbucks stopped selling coffee in cups? What if Qualcomm stopped producing SOCs with GPUs? It's sad that in 2021, basic things like taking pride in delivering good service to customers has to be taught.
Kevin Gannets
Kevin Gannets 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Just ordered a Phantom White S21 on sale for $649 I can't wait to be back on Android :)
biyarslan 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
My old Huawei P30 still have better battery life then my new Galaxy S21
Chris Moore
Chris Moore 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Th only thing drawing me to the s21 is how good the trade in value is right now. I know the price of the phone will go down but I hope the trade in value for older samsung phones doesn't degrade as much
Der Calvin
Der Calvin 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
It's interesting, that I've bought the Note 2 during it's release week for 300 Bucks while I'd have to pay around 1500 Bucks for the S21 nowadays :D And yeah I know inflation and "some" more features my comment's just a joke
Clint Curtis
Clint Curtis 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I disagree about the cameras. I’ve seen comparisons with the s20 and the difference was very noticeable
Alex Lane
Alex Lane 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The Note 9 is $1400 on Samsung's shop. Thats almost double the price it was at release. They know how bad their new phones are.
Strahinja Milenkovic
Strahinja Milenkovic 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Best phone today
Nitesh Maharaj
Nitesh Maharaj 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I've watched so many review videos of this phone and they all seem like duplicates of one another. This is quite disappointing, because I watch different reviewers to get their unique thoughts a views. I recommend that when you're working on a review for a product, don't watch anyone else's review until after you've released yours.
mpcr 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
the price also went down because the cost of 5g went down.
Tim Tsai
Tim Tsai 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I have the iPhone 12 mini, Pixel 5 and now the S21. Out of the three: 1. S21 2. iPhone 12 mini/Pixel 5 (Tie) Pixel 5 is a super nice phone, but I use the playback speakers alot and the Pixel 5's in ear speaker on top is just terrible. iPhone 12mini has a really nice setup in comparison, but it has a very weak battery life and doesn't get through the day for me. The S21 basically solved all of these problems for me.
Sean M
Sean M 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I never used mst when I had it ;-;
Magnus Harrison
Magnus Harrison 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I hate this aspect ratio
doomtomb3 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
My laptop is 1080p. Are people really complaining about this on a phone?
Charmaine Morala
Charmaine Morala 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I was thinking to upgrade s21 but since i cant add more sd card, so it will be no to me
Liza Soberano
Liza Soberano 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Hope the telephoto becomes a real one telephoto hardware a better one not just cropted from 64mp.
VariTimo 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Remember when $800 phones were considered flagships?
travanti1 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
what brand is your gray mask? where did you get it?
Jace Palermo
Jace Palermo 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
As soon as another manufacturer catches up with Samsung, I'm jumping ship. They're getting so extremely greedy and anti-consumer. The baseline S and Note is just to convince you to upgrade to the ultra. At such a high premium, you get a flagship with specs that DONT BEAT a 2 year old phone. Currently holding onto my note 9 because: I still have a headphone jack, 1440p screen, expandable storage, MST chip. I was looking at one of the ultras, but am overwhelmed by the amount of compromise I have to make to buy either, at 1200-1300$. Ridiculous. I hope samsung seriously notices a backlash from this.
Pierre - Louis Stannies
Pierre - Louis Stannies 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
"Samsung had to cut down" on a 800$ phone ...
Lee Redman
Lee Redman 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
S21 is a downgrade from last year. Pick up a S20 fan edition from last year at a discount and get more features. Especially SD card support.
Βαγγέλης Χουστουλάκης
Βαγγέλης Χουστουλάκης 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I'd prefare an iphone 12 at those money
Shahar Rosner
Shahar Rosner 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Definitely happy I chose the s20 fe 5g instead of S21.. Much better phone at lower price
Nut boy
Nut boy 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Watching this on the S21 phantom violet. This is my first flagship phone and it feels great.
Nut boy
Nut boy 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Horsey Horsebox It's part of the flagship series but yeah I guess it's not a real flagship
Horsey Horsebox
Horsey Horsebox 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
It’s not a flagship phone.
Shubhang 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Samsung should've just released the S21 under the A series or maybe at least something like "S21 mini" similar to what Apple did. Seriously wanted to get the S21 this year but hate the S21 ultra's size to get a "no-compromises" phone. With a display of lower quality than my S9plus , no MST and no expandable storage the S21 is just not a flagship phone, not buying this "upgrade". Poor decision Samsung!
Sandi Hermana
Sandi Hermana 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
please tell to becca for making video about the iphone 12 pro max va S21 ultra camera test and comparison
Sobhan Sarthak
Sobhan Sarthak 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
800$ is not an expensive phone? Like really? I think most people can only afford something like A series in Samsung rather than a S21 depending on the country.
David Rutitsky
David Rutitsky 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I traded in my s10e and got the S21, galaxy buds+, one of those like trackers that you put on your keys, a wireless charger, and 4 months of youtube premium for $259
izziereal2010 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
No micro sd card slot? I pass. How much more will it cost Samsung to include the slot while budget phones include them with no huge cost hikes? It's a great way for consumers to buy the phone with 256gb storage instead of their 128gb model.
Erick De Leon
Erick De Leon 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Feels like he's rushing through the review. Slow down Dieter!
Kartik Sharma
Kartik Sharma 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Apt title.
Mamon Tech
Mamon Tech 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Vivo v20 pro 10days new phone do you want I sell sun shine colour bill box charger all ok
WesternUranus 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Ultra is Samsung's Pro Maybe we'll get a smaller version of the Ultra next year to compete with the Iphone Pro
Varun S Kumar
Varun S Kumar 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
And what explanatiom do they have for not giving the charger brick in the box?
Lynx 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Compare to S20 FE please? Thanks
Brandon W
Brandon W 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
As a former Samsung user I've become disenfranchised with there offerings the past 3 to 4 years. Pixels and iPhones are for me right now
Jack Dominiak
Jack Dominiak 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Marketed as flagship, in reality an expensive budget phone 😂
asrar ahmed
asrar ahmed 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
buy the s20 FE instead
Hinata Shoyo
Hinata Shoyo 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Lol no charger no buy
Jonathan Brady
Jonathan Brady 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
$800 plastic phone
Haris Wadud
Haris Wadud 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This phone is really nice and definitely a big improvement over last year only if you get the s21 Ultra. But there's many cons: no charger in the box, no headphone jack, no expandle memory/Sd card, qhd only available on the Ultra, main 108mp camera only on ultra. What is Samsung thinking ? They are becoming more and more like Apple. The main reason I switched to Samsung from Apple many years ago. Guess I'll be upgrading to another brand once my s10+ gets boring lol
Sikal Hota
Sikal Hota 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
it was a -ve review from the very begining.
goyod6 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I desperately need to get rid of my galaxy nope 20. So I pre-ordered the s21 plus. Will arrive tomorrow. If the s21 turns out just as awful as the note,I will finally switch to iPhone. Last chance samsung!!!
Xavier Robinson
Xavier Robinson 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The deal is in the pre order. Get the 200 dollar Samsung gift card
Joshua Whiteneck
Joshua Whiteneck 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This phone is an overpriced disappointment. It should be $200 - $300 cheaper
Ayush Garg
Ayush Garg 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
It has fhd display. Even galaxy S8 has Qhd display. It's shame
Harrow 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Missing SD card slot,no 3.5 jack,no earphones in Australia they rip you off to buy these,the Ultra 21 starts at 1900aud for 128gb,so buying these accessories will cost you nearly 2,000Aud,if you buy the 256 gb,you will pay 2,000aud,plus the accessories another 200aud,if your not on a plan and buy outright 1,245aud for basis,the plus is 1547aud,the Ultra 21 is 1849aud now all these are 128gb,so add another 100aud for 256gb,its not cheap and on plans well you could at the end of a 2 year plan buy 2 smartphones because if you use a lot and pay extra over your monthly plan you will be dropped off more money,wait for 6 months and the prices will fall.
Nick 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Glastic is getting some good words, not too bad!
Dylan C
Dylan C 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
How come so many subscribers but such low view count lol
Sahil K
Sahil K 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I really don't know why manufacturers like samsung put tons of money into hardware anymore. They really need to focus on software features and stability. Hardware is pretty much near market saturation levels. My S10+ with the 855 works super fast, even after 2 years.
ExAvier A
ExAvier A 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Would it be a good upgrade to switch from an s9 to this? I bought the s9 at launch and didn't really like it at first coming from iPhone but that oneUI grew on me.
Roger Innocent
Roger Innocent 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Traded mine with tmo. S21 Ultra 512Gb is costing me $550 broken down over 24 months. with an additional $200 credit on Samsung site. Not a bad deal.
saim khan
saim khan 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Wish I could have a link to buy the shirts the presenter is wearing. Nice colors/design
mrcowan_ 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
i'm still rocking my pixel 2 xl, so everything at this point is up for grabs lol
Alex 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Well done review.
DAVI VERÍSSIMO 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
No micro SD slot it's a very bad thing, don't matter the storage. They are literally copying the iPhone.
Jon Thor
Jon Thor 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Vs Iphone 11 & 12
Faruk Zeqiri
Faruk Zeqiri 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I made also the chois "like samsung" to save money! I'll wait till next year.
MX127 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Is there any phone with oled screen and removable battery?
Ant toe Knee
Ant toe Knee 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I feel like its a downgrade since I have the s20. I like the tap and pay and memory slot. Ya it will only be 50 bucks and 100 in credit but not worth it
Jason Chamberlain
Jason Chamberlain 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
i just did get the s20 FE a few months ago and there aren’t a lot of new things to justify an upgrade. But that purple color is lovely.
Borislav Beshkov
Borislav Beshkov 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Why do people want a glass back so much? Plastic is a lot more durable and 99% of people I know use a case on the phone so you cannot even see what is under it.
qwertzuiop 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Rocking an S7
Moses Tekper
Moses Tekper 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The glass at the back of a phone is the most useless thing you can come up with.
Edison John
Edison John 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Samsung is not just the only choice. Hi Xiaomi! Fortunately I live within Asia :)
Ryan Nguyen
Ryan Nguyen 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
When it comes to Android, I only like the Pixel.
Traveller Man
Traveller Man 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Iphone 12 mini size and a samsung s21 ultra specs. That would force me to buy one regardless of the price
Traveller Man
Traveller Man 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
If it was Iphone 12 mini size and a samsung s21 ultra specs, that would force me to buy one regardless of the price
Arjun Sanesh
Arjun Sanesh 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
If Samsung could make their Exynos chip better, like as good as snapdragon, they can bring down the price of the phone! But I guess this will take an other year or 2...
Arjun Sanesh
Arjun Sanesh 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@BaddieUniverse That's good to know
BaddieUniverse 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The price was brought down and exynos battery is actually better than SD this year
JT Manuel
JT Manuel 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Disappointing offering from samsung.
cantthinkany 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
5:08- what’s up with phone on oranges , lol
Stefan 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
S22 and S21+ are made to be failure. Their sole purpose are to drive ppl to buy S21Ultra, the same as Note20, or to make the future S21FE look good by comparison.
Tech Aisle
Tech Aisle 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The S21 being $800, does it mean that the S21 FE is just non-existent or is it going to be even lower priced? Like, how about $549 or $600?
Amix Raga
Amix Raga 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Please tell with phone should I buy s20 plus or s21??
Flipped_itover 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Not everybody wants a big phone I wouldn’t mind the S 21+ so from the sounds of it the better camera is on the ultra well I don’t want the ultra because it’s too big of a phone just like my iPhone 12 pro max with AT&T
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