Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos)

Released January 2021

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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos)

Summary


Pros

  • Accurate photo exposure in all conditions, except in highy contrasted scenes
  • Color performance and natural skin tones in all lighting conditions
  • Fast and reliable video autofocus, allowing good capture of subject in movement
  • Details in selfie stills and videos
  • Overall audio playback performance
  • Performance in audio recording particularly for high volume such as concerts and shows

Cons

  • High noise in photos, especially when taken in low light
  • Low detail in long-range zoom photos
  • Visible noise in selfie stills and videos in most lighting conditions
  • Stabilization performance in selfie videos
  • Slower charging speed than competition in its segment
  • No microSD card slot

Scores


116
camera
19th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Camera Score i
116
76
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 146
Photo i
123
81
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 153
Zoom i
77
23
Apple iPhone SE (2020)
BEST 107
Video i
93
67
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 119
70
audio
14th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Audio Score i
70
41
Nokia 7.2
BEST 86
Playback i
70
33
Nokia 7.2
BEST 86
Recording i
71
39
Black Shark 2 Pro
BEST 86
63
battery
12th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Battery Score i
63
45
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 96
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G
Autonomy i
51
31
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 98
Top score
Wiko Power U30
Charging i
73
50
Wiko Power U20
BEST 121
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
75
35
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 102
Charging Time
1 days 22h
Battery Life
Charging Time
0h48
0-80% Charging Time
Charging Time
1h36
Full Charging Time
98
selfie
4th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Selfie Score i
98
22
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 106
Top score
Huawei P50 Pro
Photo i
100
10
ZTE Axon 20 5G
BEST 112
Top score
Huawei P50 Pro
Video i
95
29
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 96
Top score
Huawei P50 Pro

Specifications


151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP68

Protection

Wireless

Charging

128/256 GB

Storage

Wide, Tele, Ultra-Wide

Main camera
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