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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon)

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon)
$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 Snapdragon 888 / Android 11

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable 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

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon) Highlights and Overview

This is the second option of the standard S21. It comes in same 6.2-inches display with Full-HD+ resolution, but built on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU, along with Adreno 660 GPU, along with 8GB RAM with 8GB RAM and either 128/256GB none expandable internal storage.

The Galaxy S21 Snapdragon edition is headed to North America, South Korea and China. It utilizes three camera modules at the back as well, a combination of 12MP + 12MP + 64MP lenses, while a single 10-megapixel selfie lens is used in the Infinity-O notch upfront.

Just like the Exynos model, this unit comes with 4000mAh battery that support 25W wired and 15W wireless fast charging. It has an under-screen fingerprint scanner, and run on Google Android 11 with One UI 3.1 out of the box. The full specs of the Galaxy S21 Snapdragon model is detailed in the table below.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon) Full Specifications and Features

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 Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 660

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

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Snapdragon) User Reviews and Opinions

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We CANNOT guarantee 100% accuracy for the specification table above.