Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon)

Released January 2021

Premium ($600-$800)
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon)

Summary


Pros

  • Exposure and colors in most photos and videos under most conditions
  • Zoom functionalities and performance for a device in its price range
  • Stability in videos taken while walking
  • Portrait photos
  • Overall audio playback experience
  • Performance in audio recording particularly in loud environments such as concerts and shows
  • Power efficiency level both in charging and discharging

Cons

  • Visible noise in most photos and in videos shot indoors and in low light
  • Photo autofocus
  • Many artifacts in photos
  • Photos taken in backlit conditions
  • Below-average charging speed
  • No microSD card slot

Scores


119
camera
15th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Camera Score i
119
76
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 146
Photo i
124
81
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 153
Zoom i
73
23
Apple iPhone SE (2020)
BEST 107
Video i
101
67
Samsung Galaxy A50
BEST 119
70
audio
15th

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
69
battery
10th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Battery Score i
69
45
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 96
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G
Autonomy i
55
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
89
35
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 102
Charging Time
2 days 2h
Battery Life
Charging Time
0h49
0-80% Charging Time
Charging Time
1h36
Full Charging Time

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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