Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+ bring new design, modest upgrades

14 January 2021
Same between the two models that is, but not far from the S20 triple setup either. 

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  • Marissa

Shiny Dave, 14 Jan 2021So the mainline S21 is the S20 FE but without the FE discou... moreAt lease rhe FE has a charger and a micro SD slot. 🤣 I was waiting to see what phones they were going to drop in January before I upgrade my s9+. Originally I was going to go with the FE but I decided to see what they'd bring out. My logic was "Well clearly they made a lot of improvements for people like me with the FE (flat screen ty jesus, better battery for me. Etc.). Maybe they will do even better!" LMAO mistake. I'm either going to a OnePlus or FE.

Can anyone suggest between S21 ultra and Huawei mate 40Pro

  • Kay

The fact that there is even room for comparism with a 2019 s10 just means Samsung did a shitty job with the s21.
For real no charger ? That's just ridiculous

  • WAQAS MUGHAL

Its very bad news dont have carger and handfree in box

Shame

  • Wes

K, 15 Jan 2021But you are getting a higher refresh rate screen, bigger ba... moreSame cameras as last year's S20 and S20+. Boo.

  • K

Vegetaholic, 14 Jan 2021Failure. I am S10 user and I litterally getting downgraded ... moreBut you are getting a higher refresh rate screen, bigger battery, better cameras, better chip than S10.

Samsung's mobile division gonna obsolete if they continue to do things like this

domraym, 14 Jan 2021If the s21 is just cheaper by $100 at $699, it would embara... moreOn paper, yes, but in practice sadly no. The S10e was a chance to beat it, and every step seemed like samsung tried really hard not to excel in the photo department. Every year I'm looking at a replacement for my Pixel and every year it's a massive (and expensive) disappointment, including the Pixel 5.
The only good thing is that GCam ports exist.

Honestly, if they would have just reused the presentation from last year, not many would notice.
Or perhaps switch the tone and instead of saying "10% faster, 10% more light" just have a comparison saying "20% less pixels, 100% less SD card, 100% less charger". Not that it matters anyway.

AnonD-976961, 14 Jan 2021Downgrade from glass to plastic back: Check✓ Downgrade fro... moreYour name says it all. But you kinda are right if this is true I haven't seen reviews yet so. But you are complaining for nothing also. For example "Ugly colors" not really but ok.

Shamesung-crapple, 14 Jan 2021Flagship are meant to be kept for 3-4 years and those who d... moreI have s10 and s21 is literaly worse than s10, not sure what you mean flagships meant to be 3 to 4 years but seeing downgrades in a flagship comparing to to 2 year old device is litteraly laughable. S21 series is instant failure and should not exist

Anonymous, 14 Jan 2021"The good news for Exynos-land is that the two chips a... moreWhat vhipset design has to do with manufactoring process? It is two completely different things, exynos wasn't behind SD because of manufactoring process it was behind becausr of chip design itself.

Failure. I am S10 user and I litterally getting downgraded device with s21 after 2 years time. Shitty plastic, same memory, same shitty cameras, no 3.5mm and no chargers or headphones, flat 1080p shitty screen, wow Samsung. Really? For what I will pay those 850 euros? Game over Samsung bye bye, s21 ultra should be the only device in s21 series and cost 850 euros, but obviously people think Smasung is good, well good luck people dealing with this nonsense Apple and Samsung trying to shove your throat, I am out from this BS.

  • FlaviuN93

At least samsung has a good trade-in program. I'm gonna trade my s10e for 550 dollars and buy a new flagship phone, the s21 vanilla with 250 dollars which is pretty darn good in my opinion.

  • Shiny Dave

So the mainline S21 is the S20 FE but without the FE discount.

Got it. S20 FE it is.

Anonymous, 14 Jan 2021If you are saying about imaging stacking (merging frames of... moreI know about their hdr, just that its most likely not 12+ frames like in samsung, or is it?
Though they use so called fast sensor, when stacking, multibayer takes exposures simultaneously - faster. Because of small dimensions of phones, stacking is important as it improves output quality.
They try to imitate a fullframe, but fail to understand its a phone. As opposed to samsung which try to make full size cameras look redundant. Cannot imagine sony making such bold move.

AnonD-976961, 14 Jan 2021Downgrade from glass to plastic back: Check✓ Downgrade fro... moreHeh, "checks" all the wrong boxes...
Sammy keeps downgrading their fans alright.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-976961, 14 Jan 2021Downgrade from glass to plastic back: Check✓ Downgrade fro... moreDon't forget for the snapdragon version s20 has 12GB RAM
I'm never going to anything less. This is the most garbage release they've ever done.
Only upgrade is the CPU which with less memory is worth nothing . I'm never going back to less than 12GB my phone avrages at 8.5 GB used

And no I don't want an ultra or even a plus. The regular sized one is perfect and the only reason I don't get a not is the size. Also SD card. Because note 10 was going to be perfect but samsung has to screw something

  • Anonymous

AnonD-976961, 14 Jan 2021Downgrade from glass to plastic back: Check✓ Downgrade fro... moreMost of these complaints are applies to your beloved brand as well.