Samsung Galaxy A21s (4GB RAM)  +1 variation

price₹ 16,499 onwards

launchJun, 2020

32.1

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65.2

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • 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

Display

  • 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

Software

  • 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'

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • Overall, the Galaxy A21s has quite capable cameras, though they aren't the class-leading

Battery

  • 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

Verdict

  • 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

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Samsung Galaxy A21s (4GB RAM) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Display TypeTFT LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Samsung Exynos 850Ranked #57 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G52
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 15W Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight192 gmHeavy
Thickness8.9 mmMedium
Width75.3 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera13MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.2 Aperture; 1/3.1" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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