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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos)

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Exynos)
$797
Brand: Samsung
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.2-inch Full-HD+ screen
  • Camera 64 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP Main / 10 MP front
  • Memory 8GB RAM with 128/256 GB ROM
  • Platform Exynos 2100 / Android 11

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

9
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Overview

This is the Exynos model, as well as the International model of the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G. It is the direct successor to the Exynos model of S20 of last year, and come in a 6.2-inches display with Full-HD+ resolution. The screen panel is Dynamic AMOLED 2X with upto 120Hz refresh rate.

The device takes processing power from the latest Exynos 2100 octa-core CPU with a peak clock of 2.9GHz, along with Mali-G78 MP14 GPU. The device does not support SD-card, but come with 8GB RAM with either 128/256GB built-in storage.

It has three cameras at the back, a combination of 12MP + 12MP + 64MP lenses, while a single 10-megapixel selfie lens is used in the Infinity-O notch upfront.

This Exynos model of Galaxy S21 is powered by a 4000mAh battery that support 25W wired and 15W wireless fast charging, and come with under-screen fingerprint scanner. The unit’s model number is SM-G991B/DS, meaning it support both single and dual SIM slots, depending you region. The full specs of the Galaxy S21 Exynos model is detailed in the table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
- CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
5G Network Bands 5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300), 77(3700), 78(3500); SA/NSA/Sub6 - For the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G model only
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps; 5G (5+ Gbps DL)

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight 171 grams
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Vectus)
- Plastic back
- Aluminum frame
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
Size 6.2 inches, 94.1 cm2 (~87.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~421 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset Exynos 2100 (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G78 MP14

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 8 GB
Card Slot No

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) Main: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
+ Telephoto Lens: 64 MP, f/2.0, 28mm, 1/1.76", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
+ Ultrawide: 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55" 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Camera Features Autofocus
Face detection
LED Flash
Panorama
HDR
Video Resolution 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24", 1.22µm
Camera Features Dual Pixel PDAF
Dual video call
FaceID
Face beautification
Auto-HDR
Video Resolution 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Placed at the basement
Audio Jack Type No

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
FM Radio No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Wireless Charging Yes, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 29 hours
Stand-by Up to 670 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

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