Samsung fans, rejoice!
It’s time you meet the all-new Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G, possibly one of the tech giant’s most intelligent and premium line yet. Since the official release date of these three new groundbreaking 5G Android phones – S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra – they have been snapped up like hotcakes. Beyond their sleek and stylish aesthetic, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G is backed by ingenuity under the hood – packing a punch when it comes to its power and specs.
But the question for most consumers who’re still sitting on their wallets is – “is this new series worth the upgrade?”. We’re here to investigate just that. Let’s dive right in.
Introducing the dark horse: S21
Let’s begin with the most basic S21 out of the trio. Evidently, the S21 boast a smaller screen size at 6.2 inches. However, it’s safe to say that the S21 is also the most inclusively priced and wallet-friendly option of all. Shaving a whopping $200 off the price tag compared to the 2020’s Galaxy S20, the good news is that you still get the full triple camera, 120HZ display, 5G and wireless charging experiences. That’s indeed appealing!
Of course, to offer a premium-tier product at a substantially lower price tag also means that Samsung has to make some sort of compromises here and there. For one, Samsung S21 comes with a plastic rear panel, instead of the presumably more premium Gorilla Glass Victus backing that its siblings, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra have.
The other significant compromise that some might argue is that Samsung S21 only has a maximum resolution of 2400×1800, which means that there’s a step down in resolution compared to S20. But truth to be told, the dip in resolution is almost indiscernible.
Plus, to make up for all that, Samsung has made some refinements and internal upgrades to this particular model – namely its adaptive screen refresh rate that fluctuates between 48 and 120Hz, depending on the content you’re viewing. Overall, this model is pretty terrific, given its price..
Meet the middle child: S21 Plus
Next in line is the middle child of the new flagship series, S21 Plus.
Sitting in between S21 and S21 Ultra, the S21 Plus model is pretty much similar to S21 in terms of its specifications and offerings. But with a 6.7 inches screen, this option is excellent for individuals who have an appetite for smartphones with a bigger screen. On top of that, S21 Plus has a 4,800mAh battery under its hood compared to S21’s 4,000mAh – which obviously means greater battery capacity. Despite the similarities, both S21 and S21 Plus carry outstanding features, to say the least.
Be wowed by the true powerhouse device: S21 Ultra
Last but not least, we look at S21 Ultra, also dubbed as the beast of the lot.
Packed with everything one could possibly want in a smartphone, S21 Ultra is undoubtedly the most highly anticipated model. What exactly is it that makes this one such a standout?
Well, if how a smartphone looks accounts into your purchase decision, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s design is going to be the first model you notice without a doubt. This year, Samsung has brought back its trademark curved edge design specifically for the S21 Ultra model, whereas S21 and S21 Plus sport a flat panel. Its curved screen edges sit perfectly in your palms – making swiping more seamless than ever.
Not to mention, the unrivalled specs of the camera are bound to impress every Instagrammer and photographer alike. The S21 Ultra stands out with its new quad-camera system, enabling you to capture 12-bit HDR photos with 64 times richer colour and more than three times wider dynamic range. But the real game-changer lies in its improved Night Mode, coupled with advanced AI learning capabilities.
Overall, Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G has indeed set a high benchmark for rivals. The only downside is that the devices don’t come with a charging brick in the box. Which means that you’d probably have to purchase it separately – if you don’t already own one.
But given that they cost less than the Galaxy S20 series despite their first-rate features, there’s really nothing much to complain about, isn’t it?