Samsung Galaxy S21 review

25 ian. 2021
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Samsung did a lot to lower the price of the regular Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus. But it did prioritize one major upgrade: the processor. Is the new chip, the new design, and the new fingerprint sensor enough to make up for the rest of the phone staying basically the same as last year? Dieter Bohn reviews it to find out.
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  • What do you think about the changes Samsung made this year?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum lună
    • @Sean Burns I can surely tell this is a take comment 😂😂😂cause S21 ultra's camera is simply the best now and you are denying that only.cause they just also launched world's best and largest image sensor..

      Abhisar ChoubeyAbhisar ChoubeyAcum 4 Zile
    • I found S21 Ultra cameras a let down sent it back

      Sean BurnsSean BurnsAcum 4 Zile
    • Have you all got the news Exynos 2100 beats Snapdragon 888 in battery drain test..... Clearly Samsung has nailed it with S21 Lineup and their ONE UI 3 is getting appreciated and loved by everyone.... Clearly Samsung hears feedback and improves.... Hats off !!

      Abhisar ChoubeyAbhisar ChoubeyAcum 27 Zile
    • How many of you knew that Samsung owns Sony ??

      Abhisar ChoubeyAbhisar ChoubeyAcum 28 Zile
    • @UndergroundGaming Correct

      Abhisar ChoubeyAbhisar ChoubeyAcum 29 Zile
  • The lack of accessories is not an issue of value, but an issue of: The customer don't matter. If you are a prestigious brand, you would aspire to deliver the most prestigious package to the consumer. What if Tesla stopped selling wheels? What if Starbucks stopped selling coffee in cups? What if Qualcomm stopped producing SOCs with GPUs? It's sad that in 2021, basic things like taking pride in delivering good service to customers has to be taught.

    Andrew LeeAndrew LeeAcum 23 ore
  • Just ordered a Phantom White S21 on sale for $649 I can't wait to be back on Android :)

    Kevin GannetsKevin GannetsAcum o Zi
  • My old Huawei P30 still have better battery life then my new Galaxy S21

    biyarslanbiyarslanAcum 4 Zile
  • Th only thing drawing me to the s21 is how good the trade in value is right now. I know the price of the phone will go down but I hope the trade in value for older samsung phones doesn't degrade as much

    Chris MooreChris MooreAcum 10 Zile
  • It's interesting, that I've bought the Note 2 during it's release week for 300 Bucks while I'd have to pay around 1500 Bucks for the S21 nowadays :D And yeah I know inflation and "some" more features my comment's just a joke

    Der CalvinDer CalvinAcum 11 Zile
  • I disagree about the cameras. I’ve seen comparisons with the s20 and the difference was very noticeable

    Clint CurtisClint CurtisAcum 12 Zile
  • The Note 9 is $1400 on Samsung's shop. Thats almost double the price it was at release. They know how bad their new phones are.

    Ben DoverBen DoverAcum 12 Zile
  • Best phone today

    Strahinja MilenkovicStrahinja MilenkovicAcum 14 Zile
  • I've watched so many review videos of this phone and they all seem like duplicates of one another. This is quite disappointing, because I watch different reviewers to get their unique thoughts a views. I recommend that when you're working on a review for a product, don't watch anyone else's review until after you've released yours.

    Nitesh MaharajNitesh MaharajAcum 14 Zile
  • the price also went down because the cost of 5g went down.

    mpcrmpcrAcum 15 Zile
  • I have the iPhone 12 mini, Pixel 5 and now the S21. Out of the three: 1. S21 2. iPhone 12 mini/Pixel 5 (Tie) Pixel 5 is a super nice phone, but I use the playback speakers alot and the Pixel 5's in ear speaker on top is just terrible. iPhone 12mini has a really nice setup in comparison, but it has a very weak battery life and doesn't get through the day for me. The S21 basically solved all of these problems for me.

    Tim TsaiTim TsaiAcum 15 Zile
  • I never used mst when I had it ;-;

    Sean MSean MAcum 21 o Zi
  • I hate this aspect ratio

    Magnus HarrisonMagnus HarrisonAcum 21 o Zi
  • My laptop is 1080p. Are people really complaining about this on a phone?

    doomtomb3doomtomb3Acum 23 Zile
  • I was thinking to upgrade s21 but since i cant add more sd card, so it will be no to me

    Charmaine MoralaCharmaine MoralaAcum 26 Zile
  • Hope the telephoto becomes a real one telephoto hardware a better one not just cropted from 64mp.

    Liza SoberanoLiza SoberanoAcum 26 Zile
  • Remember when $800 phones were considered flagships?

    VariTimoVariTimoAcum 27 Zile
  • what brand is your gray mask? where did you get it?

    travanti1travanti1Acum 27 Zile
  • As soon as another manufacturer catches up with Samsung, I'm jumping ship. They're getting so extremely greedy and anti-consumer. The baseline S and Note is just to convince you to upgrade to the ultra. At such a high premium, you get a flagship with specs that DONT BEAT a 2 year old phone. Currently holding onto my note 9 because: I still have a headphone jack, 1440p screen, expandable storage, MST chip. I was looking at one of the ultras, but am overwhelmed by the amount of compromise I have to make to buy either, at 1200-1300$. Ridiculous. I hope samsung seriously notices a backlash from this.

    Jace PalermoJace PalermoAcum 28 Zile
  • "Samsung had to cut down" on a 800$ phone ...

    Pierre - Louis StanniesPierre - Louis StanniesAcum 29 Zile
  • S21 is a downgrade from last year. Pick up a S20 fan edition from last year at a discount and get more features. Especially SD card support.

    Lee RedmanLee RedmanAcum 29 Zile
  • I'd prefare an iphone 12 at those money

    Βαγγέλης ΧουστουλάκηςΒαγγέλης ΧουστουλάκηςAcum lună
  • Definitely happy I chose the s20 fe 5g instead of S21.. Much better phone at lower price

    Shahar RosnerShahar RosnerAcum lună
  • Watching this on the S21 phantom violet. This is my first flagship phone and it feels great.

    Nut boyNut boyAcum lună
    • @Horsey Horsebox It's part of the flagship series but yeah I guess it's not a real flagship

      Nut boyNut boyAcum lună
    • It’s not a flagship phone.

      Horsey HorseboxHorsey HorseboxAcum lună
  • Samsung should've just released the S21 under the A series or maybe at least something like "S21 mini" similar to what Apple did. Seriously wanted to get the S21 this year but hate the S21 ultra's size to get a "no-compromises" phone. With a display of lower quality than my S9plus , no MST and no expandable storage the S21 is just not a flagship phone, not buying this "upgrade". Poor decision Samsung!

    ShubhangShubhangAcum lună
  • please tell to becca for making video about the iphone 12 pro max va S21 ultra camera test and comparison

    Sandi HermanaSandi HermanaAcum lună
  • 800$ is not an expensive phone? Like really? I think most people can only afford something like A series in Samsung rather than a S21 depending on the country.

    Sobhan SarthakSobhan SarthakAcum lună
  • I traded in my s10e and got the S21, galaxy buds+, one of those like trackers that you put on your keys, a wireless charger, and 4 months of youtube premium for $259

    David RutitskyDavid RutitskyAcum lună
  • No micro sd card slot? I pass. How much more will it cost Samsung to include the slot while budget phones include them with no huge cost hikes? It's a great way for consumers to buy the phone with 256gb storage instead of their 128gb model.

    izziereal2010izziereal2010Acum lună
  • Feels like he's rushing through the review. Slow down Dieter!

    Erick De LeonErick De LeonAcum lună
  • Apt title.

    Kartik SharmaKartik SharmaAcum lună
  • Vivo v20 pro 10days new phone do you want I sell sun shine colour bill box charger all ok

    Mamon TechMamon TechAcum lună
  • Ultra is Samsung's Pro Maybe we'll get a smaller version of the Ultra next year to compete with the Iphone Pro

    WesternUranusWesternUranusAcum lună
  • And what explanatiom do they have for not giving the charger brick in the box?

    Varun S KumarVarun S KumarAcum lună
  • Compare to S20 FE please? Thanks

    LynxLynxAcum lună
  • As a former Samsung user I've become disenfranchised with there offerings the past 3 to 4 years. Pixels and iPhones are for me right now

    Brandon WBrandon WAcum lună
  • Marketed as flagship, in reality an expensive budget phone 😂

    Jack DominiakJack DominiakAcum lună
  • buy the s20 FE instead

    asrar ahmedasrar ahmedAcum lună
  • Lol no charger no buy

    Blacki GangstaBlacki GangstaAcum lună
  • $800 plastic phone

    Jonathan BradyJonathan BradyAcum lună
  • This phone is really nice and definitely a big improvement over last year only if you get the s21 Ultra. But there's many cons: no charger in the box, no headphone jack, no expandle memory/Sd card, qhd only available on the Ultra, main 108mp camera only on ultra. What is Samsung thinking ? They are becoming more and more like Apple. The main reason I switched to Samsung from Apple many years ago. Guess I'll be upgrading to another brand once my s10+ gets boring lol

    Haris WadudHaris WadudAcum lună
  • it was a -ve review from the very begining.

    Sikal HotaSikal HotaAcum lună
  • I desperately need to get rid of my galaxy nope 20. So I pre-ordered the s21 plus. Will arrive tomorrow. If the s21 turns out just as awful as the note,I will finally switch to iPhone. Last chance samsung!!!

    goyod6goyod6Acum lună
  • The deal is in the pre order. Get the 200 dollar Samsung gift card

    Xavier RobinsonXavier RobinsonAcum lună
  • This phone is an overpriced disappointment. It should be $200 - $300 cheaper

    Joshua WhiteneckJoshua WhiteneckAcum lună
  • It has fhd display. Even galaxy S8 has Qhd display. It's shame

    Ayush GargAyush GargAcum lună
  • Missing SD card slot,no 3.5 jack,no earphones in Australia they rip you off to buy these,the Ultra 21 starts at 1900aud for 128gb,so buying these accessories will cost you nearly 2,000Aud,if you buy the 256 gb,you will pay 2,000aud,plus the accessories another 200aud,if your not on a plan and buy outright 1,245aud for basis,the plus is 1547aud,the Ultra 21 is 1849aud now all these are 128gb,so add another 100aud for 256gb,its not cheap and on plans well you could at the end of a 2 year plan buy 2 smartphones because if you use a lot and pay extra over your monthly plan you will be dropped off more money,wait for 6 months and the prices will fall.

    HarrowHarrowAcum lună
  • Glastic is getting some good words, not too bad!

    NickNickAcum lună
  • How come so many subscribers but such low view count lol

    Dylan CDylan CAcum lună
  • I really don't know why manufacturers like samsung put tons of money into hardware anymore. They really need to focus on software features and stability. Hardware is pretty much near market saturation levels. My S10+ with the 855 works super fast, even after 2 years.

    Sahil KSahil KAcum lună
  • Would it be a good upgrade to switch from an s9 to this? I bought the s9 at launch and didn't really like it at first coming from iPhone but that oneUI grew on me.

    ExAvier AExAvier AAcum lună
    • Traded mine with tmo. S21 Ultra 512Gb is costing me $550 broken down over 24 months. with an additional $200 credit on Samsung site. Not a bad deal.

      Roger InnocentRoger InnocentAcum lună
  • Wish I could have a link to buy the shirts the presenter is wearing. Nice colors/design

    saim khansaim khanAcum lună
  • i'm still rocking my pixel 2 xl, so everything at this point is up for grabs lol

    mrcowan_mrcowan_Acum lună
  • Well done review.

    AlexAlexAcum lună
  • No micro SD slot it's a very bad thing, don't matter the storage. They are literally copying the iPhone.

  • Vs Iphone 11 & 12

    Jon ThorJon ThorAcum lună
  • I made also the chois "like samsung" to save money! I'll wait till next year.

    Faruk ZeqiriFaruk ZeqiriAcum lună
  • Is there any phone with oled screen and removable battery?

    MX127MX127Acum lună
  • I feel like its a downgrade since I have the s20. I like the tap and pay and memory slot. Ya it will only be 50 bucks and 100 in credit but not worth it

    Ant toe KneeAnt toe KneeAcum lună
  • i just did get the s20 FE a few months ago and there aren’t a lot of new things to justify an upgrade. But that purple color is lovely.

    Jason ChamberlainJason ChamberlainAcum lună
  • Why do people want a glass back so much? Plastic is a lot more durable and 99% of people I know use a case on the phone so you cannot even see what is under it.

    Borislav BeshkovBorislav BeshkovAcum lună
  • Rocking an S7

    qwertzuiopqwertzuiopAcum lună
  • The glass at the back of a phone is the most useless thing you can come up with.

    Moses TekperMoses TekperAcum lună
  • Samsung is not just the only choice. Hi Xiaomi! Fortunately I live within Asia :)

    Edison JohnEdison JohnAcum lună
  • When it comes to Android, I only like the Pixel.

    Ryan NguyenRyan NguyenAcum lună
  • Iphone 12 mini size and a samsung s21 ultra specs. That would force me to buy one regardless of the price

    Traveller ManTraveller ManAcum lună
  • If it was Iphone 12 mini size and a samsung s21 ultra specs, that would force me to buy one regardless of the price

    Traveller ManTraveller ManAcum lună
  • If Samsung could make their Exynos chip better, like as good as snapdragon, they can bring down the price of the phone! But I guess this will take an other year or 2...

    Arjun SaneshArjun SaneshAcum lună
    • @BaddieUniverse That's good to know

      Arjun SaneshArjun SaneshAcum lună
    • The price was brought down and exynos battery is actually better than SD this year

      BaddieUniverseBaddieUniverseAcum lună
  • Disappointing offering from samsung.

    JT ManuelJT ManuelAcum lună
  • 5:08- what’s up with phone on oranges , lol

    cantthinkanycantthinkanyAcum lună
  • S22 and S21+ are made to be failure. Their sole purpose are to drive ppl to buy S21Ultra, the same as Note20, or to make the future S21FE look good by comparison.

    StefanStefanAcum lună
  • The S21 being $800, does it mean that the S21 FE is just non-existent or is it going to be even lower priced? Like, how about $549 or $600?

    Tech AisleTech AisleAcum lună
  • Please tell with phone should I buy s20 plus or s21??

    Amix RagaAmix RagaAcum lună
  • Not everybody wants a big phone I wouldn’t mind the S 21+ so from the sounds of it the better camera is on the ultra well I don’t want the ultra because it’s too big of a phone just like my iPhone 12 pro max with AT&T

    Flipped_itoverFlipped_itoverAcum lună
  • So... you're saying that 800+ is what you consider the "inexpensive phone"? It might be a third less than the ultra high end, but that alone does not make it inexpensive. It being inexpensive would make it, you know, inexpensive.

    Stephen WakemanStephen WakemanAcum lună
  • Are you sure about 4k60 fps on all lenses?

    KKAcum lună
  • Man i love you dieter but this review is boring as hell

    Fares ElsbiaiFares ElsbiaiAcum lună
  • Its an overall great phone with better cameras at an even price! Can't complain much!

    Prashant SharmaPrashant SharmaAcum lună
  • But what if you want the best phone but in a smaller form factor?

    ProkashRoyProkashRoyAcum lună
  • Nice..its helpful for me..👍

    dorianand riandodorianand riandoAcum lună
  • Adware in apps is pretty woof

    ValValAcum lună
  • 8:44 that is a beautiful shot

    Allan AbrahamAllan AbrahamAcum lună
  • I'd like to start a movement calling the Exynos based S21 the S20.5 being its not as capable as the snapdragon phone.

    Dammika JayasekeraDammika JayasekeraAcum lună
  • No SD card, no sale

    Conscious GentileConscious GentileAcum lună
  • Damn this phone is the best phone I have ever seen the design is so eye catching and the colours !! The specs the quality and I don't get why people are complaining about the things that they don't care much otherwise this phone is far better than getting an APPLE obviously the new power is on another level...... I am getting this for sure

    Abhisar ChoubeyAbhisar ChoubeyAcum lună
  • The S21 is just an S20 in disguise with less features,no charger in the box,lover resolution screen and a plastic back

    Franco RimotiFranco RimotiAcum lună
  • iPhones are better

    Kshitij PatilKshitij PatilAcum lună
  • Why the hell they are not doing anything innovative with the cameras..🙄

    Abhinav DAbhinav DAcum lună
  • I would beg to differ when it comes to camera. The s21 is equal or better in some ways then the iPhone 12 not the max.

    tony lanskytony lanskyAcum lună
  • I think the S21 is a great looking phone. However now that I have a Pixel 4a, I'll trade processor for battery life. Hopefully Samsung A series gets some of the S21 design.

    Christine RoyChristine RoyAcum lună
  • the s21 easily keeps up with the iPhone 12 that's bs

    The MandalorianThe MandalorianAcum lună
  • Galaxy S21 is the best choice

  • At least you could've taken off your Apple Watch while doing this review.

    chriskhjunchriskhjunAcum lună
  • Why am I watching this, I already bought the ultra lol 😅

    Uzair AttaUzair AttaAcum lună
    • The ultra is my next purchase

      Jonathan BradyJonathan BradyAcum lună
  • Fair to assume there is no S21 FE this year Will be interesting if Samsung offers the S20 with just the new process and rest same specs at that higher price point. Would that sell more than this new S21 ?

    AshishAshishAcum lună
  • Biggest mistake was taken away SD card support and stopped my long awaited upgrade. How can I pay a premium price for a phone which got smaller total memory than my current phone?!

    FastRiderFastRiderAcum lună
  • Please ask the verge to no longer use the default English subtitles in the United States version🙏

    Sandi HermanaSandi HermanaAcum lună
  • I thought the ad on Samsung apps is only on A-series

    Gati Akbar WibisonoGati Akbar WibisonoAcum lună
  • At around 7:06 you said that the S21 can't keep up with the Ultra or the iphone 12, but showed an iphone 12 pro. Did you mean to say Pro or the whole iphone 12 line?

    Luis MendezLuis MendezAcum lună