Samsung Galaxy M21: Specifications, Price and Review

Ray December 17, 2020

Samsung Galaxy M21: Specifications, Price and Review

Samsung Galaxy M21 Specs

Samsung to a bid to win back buyers from it Chinese rivals has introduced yet another affordable phone in M-series, the Galaxy M21.

The Smartphone which is a successor to last year’s Galaxy M20, offers an impressive 48MP rear camera, 20MP selfie camera and a monster battery of 6000 mAh.

The smartphone was introduced to compete with Chinese rivals like Vivo, Realme, and Oppo and Xiaomi in the market.

Design and Display

In terms of body design, the smartphone looks almost the same as Galaxy M31.

The rear is a glossy plastic back and frame which feels a bit flimsy and cheap

The smooth panel also features the cameras and an LED flash.

Upfront is a scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a water-drop notch which encloses the front snapper.

Samsung Galaxy M21 dimensions measures 159 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm and weighs 188 grams.

It showcases a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display that delivers 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a screen resolution 1080 x 2340

It comes in amazing colors shades such as Blue and Black.

The Cameras

The phone employs triple sensors. The primary shooter is a 48MP sensor (as against 64MP on Galaxy M31) accompanied by an 8MP super wide-angle shooter and a 5MP depth sensor.

The main camera features LED flash, panorama, HDR and can also record 4K video quality at 30fps.

The 20MP frontal snapper is for selfies and video calling.

Hardware and Software

It draws power from Samsung Exynos 9611 processor for effortless multitasking similar to the one found on the Galaxy M30S.

The octa-core SoC handles its assignment at a speed of 2.3GHz with Mali-G72 MP3 for graphics.

Powering the phone is One UI 2.0 based Android 10 operating system to help you take on a super seamless adventure.

Storage

The handset starts at 4GB LPDDR4x RAM and a 6GB options linked to 64GB and 128GB storage variant which can be expanded up to 512GB with microSD.

Sensors

For security, there’s a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and Face ID. Others includes Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Virtual Light Sensing.

Connectivity

The Smartphone supports all connectivity options such as Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi calling, 4G VoLTE, dual SIM support,GPS, 3.5mm earjack, dual-band Wi-Fi and USB-C port.

Battery

One of the selling points of the Galaxy M21, is the gargantuan non removable 6000 mAh which is a huge upgrade compared to the Galaxy M20 that has 5000 mAh.

It supports 15W fast charging which on paper will ensure you refill the juicer in a few minutes.

Samsung Galaxy M21 Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy M21 for now is available in India at a price of $175. It available in two versions 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage.

In other climes it’s expected to cost about 65,000 Naira in Nigeria, about 1,000 GhC in Ghana and around 18,500 Ksh in Kenya.

Review

The M21 offers same experience as the Galaxy M31, but the later justifies its higher price with better low-light camera performance.

With it’s 8.9mm sleek, 188g slimmer light weight design and unique stunning colours, you’ve got it covered.

For users who prioritize big batteries the 6000mAh powerhouse is sure a definite advantage.

The screen size is smaller than what you’d get on phones like Galaxy A51, but it’s still a great screen to watch videos.

The 15W fast charging isn’t exactly fast as it is on paper.

In a nutshell, though its not very premium in its feel, but it’s very well designed for a big battery phone and covers most basics.

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