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


111
camera
16th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Camera Score i
111
46
Oppo A57
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Photo i
118
50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G
BEST 152
Bokeh i
70
25
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 80
Preview i
61
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
114
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 151
Video i
90
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 149

Use Cases

BEST 142

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 122

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

118
audio
21st

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Audio Score i
118
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
115
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
124
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 157

Use Cases

BEST 156

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 156

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

100
battery
19th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Battery Score i
100
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 146
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
92
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 182
Top score
Wiko Power U30
Charging i
107
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 181
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
115
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
1 days 22h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h48
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
1h36
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
2h28 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge
132
selfie
4th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Selfie Score i
132
25
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 145

Sub-scores

Photo i
125
18
ZTE Axon 20 5G
BEST 144
Top score
Huawei P50 Pro
Video i
145
38
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 154

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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