Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy A21s (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy A20s (4GB RAM, 64GB), and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy A21s (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Samsung Galaxy A20s (4GB RAM, 64GB)  Samsung Galaxy A21s (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
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Excellence Score
26.0
29.8
Value for Money Score
62.3
65.2
Price ₹ 13,695 onwards ₹ 14,998 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2019 Jun, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.5 inches 6.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1560 pixels (~ 264 pixels per inch) 720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #102 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 850Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 506 Mali-G52
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 8MP + 5MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture, 8MP: 120° Ultra-wide angle lens; F/2.2 Aperture, 5MP: Depth Sensor 48MP: f/2.0 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 123-degree Field-of-view; Ultra-wide Lens; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro Camera, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
Secondary Camera 8MP 13MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture f/2.2 Aperture; 1/3.1" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8 mmMedium 8.9 mmMedium
Weight 183 gmMedium 192 gmHeavy
Width 77.5 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 75.3 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 15W Fast Charging Yes, 15W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 15.0W Fast Charger Yes, 15.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Looks sleek and eye-catching with its iridescent finish - the plastic back has this rainbow-like effect
  • The front looks trendy with minimal screen bezels and an unobtrusive hole-punch in the top-left corner
  • Samsung has gotten the software part on point with its recent launches, with it's new One UI, that's now one of the better, more streamlined Android skins around - it's especially well suited for big displays like this, packs an intuitive gesture navigation system, and other useful things like a convenient 'dark mode'
  • Good quadruple-camera array - a primary 48MP lens, supported by an 8MP ultra-wide angle unit, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor
  • The Galaxy A21s manages to take a pretty good picture from the primary camera - it produces wonderfully detail-rich images with plenty of vibrancy
  • Live Focus mode (portrait mode) allows adjusting the level of blur either before, or after, you press the shutter button, and the results are good
  • Macro mode is also a lot of fun - it captures some crisp closeups
  • Excellent battery life with the 5000 mAh cell - combined with a low-res screen and a power-efficient CPU, it would easily last you for 2 days of moderate use
  • Supports 15W fast charging
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • Average 6.5-inch TFT LCD - the HD resolution is rather low for a phone at this price, and the colour reproduction isn't great
  • The Galaxy A21s is powered by Samsung's new Exynos 850 chipset, which gets things done and that's about it - it doesn't compete with the powerful processor other phones offer and heavy games are a no go
  • Overall, the Galaxy A21s has quite capable cameras, though they aren't the class-leading
  • On the whole, while the Galaxy A21s is a fashionable choice for the price bracket, and does exceptionally well with battery life and a decent set of cameras - however, it falls a bit behind in terms of performance and display - you will find better all-round options from the likes of Xiaomi, Realme and Motorola
Expert Reviews N/A
  1. The Galaxy A21s seems like a reasonable offer
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you’re looking for a good budget-friendly smartphone with solid battery life and a big display, the Galaxy A21s might be a good candidate for you
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Galaxy A21s manages to exceed expectations, but the competition is tough
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  4. Stellar battery life and a nice enough design are pitched into a package that lacks power and doesn't have a great display
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
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