Samsung Galaxy S21-series announcement coverage wrap-up

14 January 2021
A quick overview of what's new with the new Galaxy S21 trio.

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  • Alex

Sqweak, 17 Jan 2021I don't get the absurd amount of negativity in the com... moreEver heard of a "customer feedback"? That's a message for Samsung. And for you there is no need to come here and tell people whether to come here or not.

  • Sqweak

I don't get the absurd amount of negativity in the comments section. If the S21 line is such garbage to you then just stay away from it. No need to come here and hate on it

  • Anonymus

TheLastOracle, 16 Jan 2021The number of negative comments is legendary. It seems peop... morePeriscope telefoto is downgraded from f3.5 (S20 Ultra) to f4.9 (S21 Ultra) and that doesn't seem to be great. Because Huawei P40 Pro+ has problem with losing colours on f4.4 and S20 Ultra was better in zooming because it doesn't lose colours and brightness. We will see the results from f4.9 very soon on S21 Ultra.
One thing I think noone noticed is selfie aperture f2.2 or people don't complain about last 1.5 years. I don't understand why is f2.2 from Note10+ and above on S and Note series. On my S10+ selfie aperture is f1.9 for more light. S8 and S9 have f1.7 and they give more light to photos than S10+. But I see Huawei phones also have selfie apertures f2.2. Why is f2.2 acceptable and journalist don't say a word about it

  • Alex

TheLastOracle, 16 Jan 2021The number of negative comments is legendary. It seems peop... more"the number of negative comments is legendary" means that the release is a legendary cr...
But who is forcing to listen to all the "whining" people, instead of going ahead and legendarily wasting your €850/1250?

The number of negative comments is legendary. It seems people want to crib and whine all over the internet.

The S21 Series is great, especially considering the $200 price reduction. The removal of the SD card is disappointing. But, 0art from that, the S21 Series, with the various offers, on preorders, that include either complimentary or very low priced wireless earbuds, makes up for the lack of microphone jack.

It's true that the S21 Ultra has way better cameras than the other 2. But, it has way better camera hardware than anything else around, too. And the 10x all the way to100x zoom, in in between seem great.

  • Anonymus

S21 series is serious downgrade from S20:

From QHD screen resolution to FHD on S21 and S21+.
From glass back to glastic on S21.
Charging from 45W to 25W on S21 Ultra.
From 6.9 to 6.8 screen size on S21 Ultra.
From 12GB RAM to 8GB RAM on S21 and S21+.
And no SD card slot.
No edge screens on S21 and S21+.
No cahrger and earphones.

I must say design of S21 series is very ugly.

I have ceramic S10+ 1TB and I can say I have phone from future.

Why you should buy S21? I don't know, to spend money I guess.

  • Tony

Gg12, 14 Jan 2021Again, people that don't need SD card can buy this pho... moreI agree 100%. That's why I didn't buy the Galaxy S6, I currently have the Samsung Galaxy S10+ And I was going to purchase the Ultra S21 but because of no storage card slot* I will not purchase it* I invested a lot of money in my SanDisk 1TB, storage card so I guess Samsung wants me to throw that away & bow down to Their B/S* I will not/once again Samsung wants to copycat off of Apple*

  • Anonymous

a phone from 5 years ago much more innovative from this e-waste

  • Anonymous

The ultra has an SDcard expansion

  • inSyt

They should start internal storage at 512GB and offer 2 USB C slots if they gonna ditch the SD card slot and headphone jack. How do you use headphones and charge the phone at the same time? Also USB needs to sort themselves as far as headphone compatibility goes. This nonsense of certain USB C headphones only working with certain devices is crazy.

  • Anonymous

Basterd first they mocked apple for removing charger and headphones from the box and now done same strategy for s21 always doing this shits rascals

Take Note Samsung:

Samsung Galaxy S21
6.2” Dynamic AMOLED Display
1080x2400, 20:9, 440ppi, 90Hz
Samsung Exynos 1080
G78 MP10
6GB LPDDR5 RAM
50MP GN1 Main Camera
48MP GM5 UltraWide Camera with AF
32MP JD1 Selfie Camera
Battery - 4000mah
128GB Internal Storage & SD Card Support
Aluminium/Gorilla Glass Victus(Back & Front)
$650/£650/€650

Samsung Galaxy S21+
6.7” Dynamic AMOLED Display
1202x2673, 20:9, 440ppi, 90Hz
Samsung Exynos 1080
G78 MP10
8GB LPDDR5 RAM
50MP GN1 Main Camera
48MP GM5 UltraWide Camera with AF
Dual-LED Flash
32MP JD1 Selfie Camera
Battery - 4500mah
128GB Internal Storage & SD Card Support
Aluminium/Gorilla Glass Victus(Back & Front)
$750/£750/€750

Samsung Galaxy S21 Edge
6.4" Dynamic AMOLED Display
1260x2800, 20:9, 480ppi, 120Hz
Samsung Exynos 2100
G78 MP14
12GB LPDDR5 RAM
108MP Gen.2 Main Camera
12MP UltraWide Camera with AF
48MP GM5 SuperZoom Telephoto(3x Optical)
Laser Focus Module
32MP JD1 Selfie Camera
Battery - 4100mah
from 128GB Internal Storage & SD Card Support
Stainless Steel/Gorilla Glass Victus(Back & Front)
$950/£950/€950

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
6.8" Dynamic AMOLED Display
1260x2800, 20:9, 480ppi, 120Hz
Samsung Exynos 2100
G78 MP14
12GB LPDDR5 RAM
108MP Gen.2 Main Camera
12MP UltraWide Camera with AF
10MP Telephoto Camera(3x Optical)
10MP UltraZoom Periscope(10x)
Laser Focus Module
32MP JD1 Selfie Camera
Battery - 4800mah
from 128GB Internal Storage & SD Card Support
Stainless Steel/Gorilla Glass Victus(Back & Front)
$1150/£1150/$1150

  • Anonymous

that new CEO TM Roh.... DJ Koh last worked on the S10 and that was am amazing phone, now they churn out this garbage

  • Anonymous

oladi, 14 Jan 2021My 128gb phone is 95gb free ;.I've used 85 of he 128gb internal and 19 of 32 sd card space.
Granted I could clean up some old stuff like movies and stuff but that's not the point.

  • Anonymous

Trully the Galaxy S6 series will be proud for finally having its successor!!!

  • MKL

Samsung most probably doesn't have any business decision making unit. Whatever Apple does with iPhone, they just copy that business model. Very good way to cut cost. But at the same time no need to buy a Samsung anymore if not a die hard fan as it is like now same as an iPhone with same disadvantages which used to differentiate android from IOS. Hope some brands will keep those features alive.

  • MikeWCA

What a joke! I thought the ultra had the Micro SD Card slot!
Theres no reason to buy this now. Might as well buy a Iphone! or note 20 with micro sd card slot!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021I never have bought a phone with contract and i will never ... moreIt's one thing thing to not afford it , it's another being cheap and giving excuses to why a phone is not worth more than 200 euros . I don't play game one my phone , yet it's the single most used item , so it's worth every penny to spend and upgrade each year.
I need the good battery , the speed especially the memory, all these do show a difference year by year, people say a 2 years phone is running like new are or a mid to low range phone is just as good as new high end, are just in denial.

That being said , this bs phone with no less ram than mtly s20 and no SD is a downgrade. Even the trade in offer right now, I give my phone pay 100 and get 100 gift card , which means I can get S21 for free for my S20. Not a chance I'm not going to 8GB RAM after seeing the difference from a 12GB RAM

  • Anonymous

AnonD-973296, 14 Jan 2021the carriers might take advantage and slash the prices for ... moreI never have bought a phone with contract and i will never do so. If i dont have money to buy phone out on the day i want to buy a new phone then i just dont need it. Leaching a electronics is just a dumb thing to do. You leach a house or a car that are that expensive that you dont have the money to buy out. Electronics is different story. there value drop in landslide in that 3-5 years you use the device and by then it's in a point they are pretty useless. Based on my needs out of phone it's not even logical for me to spend over 200 euro. For browing social media or playing games like candy crush or solitaire you dont need flagship hardware. I dont even use camera so much that i need it to be the highest level possible. I mostly use phone to make a few calls a day and thats pretty much it. I have access to PC all the time at home and work so i dont do any work on a phone too.

My ideal phone be a compact something like iphone 12 mini size but for around 150-200 euro

OK,I think Samsung's counselor wont find me here.
The prime engineering example of S21 have QHD+ screen and plastic back(yeah they may have a better name for ut but basiclly it is plastic)
But since everyone complain about plastic back,the later engineering example of S21+ start to use glass back...However,in order to make the cost down(glass back is expensive than plastic),they downgrade S21+'s QHD+ screen to FHD+ one...