Samsung Launched their flagships for the year and damn, they are pretty attractive.

We definitely had some mixed feelings about the design when we saw the renders but they are much better in real.

We got Galaxy S21 5G, S21 Plus 5G and S21 Ultra 5G.

We won’t go in detail about the specs here, just an overview and our opinions.

Specifications

Category

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G

Basic Colors

Phantom Violet
Phantom Gray
Phantom Gold
Phantom Red
Phantom White Phantom Pink
Phantom Violet
Phantom Gray
Phantom White Phantom Pink
Phantom Silver
Phantom Black
Phantom Titanium Phantom Navy
Phantom Brown

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm

Weight: 227g

Dimensions: 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm

Weight: 169g

Dimensions: 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8mm

Weight: 200g

Display

6.8″ edge Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2XInfinity-O Display (3200×1440)

515 ppi

HDR10+ certified

120Hz refresh rate

6.2″ flat FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2XInfinity-O Display (2400×1080) 

421 ppi

HDR10+ certified

120Hz refresh rate

6.7″ flat FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2XInfinity-O Display (2400×1080)

394 ppi

HDR10+ certified

120Hz refresh rate

Front Camera

40MP Selfie Camera

PDAF

Pixel size: 0.7μm (10MP 1.4μm)

FOV: 80˚

F.No (aperture): F2.2

 10MP Selfie Camera

Dual Pixel AF

Pixel size: 1.22μm

FOV: 80˚

F.No (aperture): F2.2

10MP Selfie Camera

Dual Pixel AF

Pixel size: 1.22μm

FOV: 80˚

F.No (aperture): F2.2

Rear Camera

12MP Ultra Wide Camera
Super Speed Dual Pixel AF
Pixel size: 1.4μm
FOV: 120˚
F.No (aperture): F2.2
108MP Wide-angle Camera
PDAF, OIS
Pixel size: 0.8μm (12MP 2.4μm)
FOV: 83˚
F.No (aperture): F1.8
1/1.33″ image sensor size
 10MP Telephoto Camera
Dual Pixel AF
Pixel size: 1.22μm
FOV: 35˚
F.No (aperture): F2.4
10MP Telephoto Camera
Dual Pixel AF
Pixel size: 1.22μm
FOV: 10˚
F.No (aperture): F4.9
Space Zoom
Dual Optical Zoom 3x, 10x
Super Resolution Zoom up to 100x
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Laser AF
 12MP Ultra Wide Camera
Pixel size: 1.4μm
FOV: 120˚
F.No (aperture): F2.2
 12MP Wide-angle Camera
Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS
Pixel size: 1.8μm
FOV: 79˚
F.No (aperture): F1.8
1/1.76″ image sensor size
64MP Telephoto Camera
Pixel size: 0.8μm
FOV: 76˚
F.No (aperture): F2.0
1/1.72″ image sensor size
Space Zoom
Hybrid Optic Zoom 3x
Super Resolution Zoom up to 30x
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Tracking AF
12MP Ultra Wide Camera
Pixel size: 1.4μm
FOV: 120˚
F.No (aperture): F2.2
 12MP Wide-angle Camera
Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS
Pixel size: 1.8μm
FOV: 79˚
F.No (aperture): F1.8
1/1.76″ image sensor size
64MP Telephoto Camera
Pixel size: 0.8μm
FOV: 76˚
F.No (aperture): F2.0
1/1.72″ image sensor size
Space Zoom
Hybrid Optic Zoom 3x
Super Resolution Zoom up to 30x
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Tracking AF

Battery Capacity

5000mAh (typical)
4000mAh (typical) 4800mAh (typical)

Memory

16GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 512GB internal storage

12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 256GB internal storage

12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage

8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 256GB internal storage

8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage

8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 256GB internal storage

8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage

Operating System

Android 11 Android 11 Android 11

Samsung Galaxy s21 Series pre-order link

Exynos 2100

All these phones will come with Exynos 2100 in India and it is surprisingly, NOT BAD. The chip is based on 5nm process and performs way better than its predecessor. Though there are reports that it throttles with extended use but with few software updates and some optimisation it will be good. Not better than SD888 but yes now you guys can actually buy a Samsung phone without worrying about the performance.

S21 – more like S21 FE ?Samsung Galaxy S21

Looks like Samsung launched S21 just so that they can make the S21 Ultra look like value for money. You lose a lot of things from its predecessor including SD Card slot which is justified because slower SD cards degrade the performance and people hardly use them.
One UI 3 is pretty amazing and you will love the size of this phone, it feels compact at 6.2 inches. LOL
Here’s what we liked and didn’t like about the phone:

Good

Bad

• Display – Flat and 120hz with gorilla glass victous❤️

• Camera – 12+12+64 MP camera system isn’t something extra ordinary but very reliable and it can shoot at 8K

• Colours – The Violet and gold accent is a crowd pleaser

• No charger – You dont get a charger in box and you have to buy it seperately. Thanks Apple.

• Full HD display – The last time Samsung S Series had Full HD display was in S5.

• Plastic Build – Frame is metal but you get a plastic back.

• Price – With no charger, Plastic back, FHD display, this phone costs ₹70K

 

S21 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S21 PlusVery similar to S20 but now has a bigger display, battery and a glass back. Rest EVERYTHING is almost same and you pay ₹82K for this.

 

S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraHere comes the big boy.  And it actually looks better than the last years model.

The cameras are similar to the last years model but now has a new HMX3 sensor and a way better Focusing system.

With New ISP and software features, the 100x zoom is more stable, you can shoot at 4K 60fps on all cameras, you can click from all cameras at once and the new feature called director’s view allows you to use 2 cameras simultaneously.

The display is gorgeous and now you can actually use it at QHD+ 120hz which varies from 10-120hz to save battery.

This phone also supports S-Pen but you need a case for that.

It has a matte rough glass at the back and looks very good in black.

The fingerprint scanner is now way faster and has a larger area. You get 256/512 GB storage and 12GB RAM at ₹1,05,000 and yet no charger 🤦

If we compare it with iPhone, this phone will look Value for money but would recommend to wait before buying this, because its prices are going to drop pretty quickly as we saw with previous Galaxy S phones. These phones will get 3 years of Android updates which even Pixel doesn’t promise.