Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus hands-on: price drop

14 ian. 2021
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Samsung’s two new entry-level flagships, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus feature the new Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a triple camera array. But the most significant change this year is the $200 lower starting price. Chaim Gartenberg takes an early look at the new phones and compares both models. They will be available for preorder on January 14th with prices starting at $799 and will start shipping on January 29th.
**Correction: At 2:14 the back of the S21 Plus is glass, not aluminum. The S21 (non Plus) has a polycarbonate back.
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  • **Correction: At 2:14 the back of the S21 Plus is glass, not aluminum. The S21 (non Plus) has a polycarbonate back.

    The VergeThe VergeAcum lună
    • @PuertoRican Pie Yes its exactly what they are doing in an attempt to force us to buy the ultra. Last year people enjoyed the s20 and s20 plus better than the ultra. I think that's the reason for them trying to force the ultra on us

      emileo naickeremileo naickerAcum lună
    • I dont appreciate a company making several model phones, downgrading all but the ultra version in an attempt to manipulate me into buying it. No thanks

      PuertoRican PiePuertoRican PieAcum lună
    • @emileo naicker But its the cheapest model, they are catering for the lower end, maybe you would prefer they made it £100 more and it has a glass back, but maybe 99% of people put a case on it anyway and would rather save that £100.. and say thank you very much. My point being, People complain phones are too expensive, they bring the price down to cater to that crowd, and people complain that its not as premium "feeling" as the more expensive models, 🤣 it makes no sense, the only thing I can derive is that... people just love to find fault in everything 😐

      Grey ManGrey ManAcum lună
    • @Sean Burns When apple used polycarbonate no-one complained.

      AkuAkuAcum lună
    • What a poor video 1:57 "predecessors"

      JJAcum lună
  • Price is not less than previous generation in India.

    Yashwant ChaudhariYashwant ChaudhariAcum 3 Zile
  • Heir cut the same like Samsung camera bump

    ost Febost FebAcum 3 Zile
  • Ssss👍👍👍prev.😯😯😯

    Vishwa PerlaVishwa PerlaAcum 5 Zile
  • I've always said anything higher than 1080p on these little phone screens is an overkill marketing gimmick that causes faster battery drain.

    RKGSDRKGSDAcum 5 Zile
  • btw the base s21 have more screen than the S8+

    Bogomil BoevBogomil BoevAcum 9 Zile
  • Anyone defending the plastic backs is a Samsung shill or coping. Plastic is brittle and worse at dissipating heat than metal/glass. For their "flagship" series, Samsung decided to cut costs to improve their markup value. Pure and simple.

    Terry BunchTerry BunchAcum 10 Zile
  • Way are there no real tech people doing tech videos? This guy could just read the specs, that's all your getting , well and the fact that he likes purple and gold.

    E WrightE WrightAcum 11 Zile
  • The s21 still starts at 965 us dollars here in india

    mango juicemango juiceAcum 16 Zile
  • Dear (me), We confirmed order # for your customized Galaxy S21+ 5G 256GB (Unlocked) and have started building it for delivery within five weeks. Look for an email with your shipment tracking number. We will reach out if there are any issues with your delivery. Your Galaxy S21+ 5G 256GB (Unlocked) will ship in five weeks.

  • Yuck.

    P SP SAcum 27 Zile
  • Is it just me of the s20+ chin size is abit smaller than the one on the s20

    C DesclayC DesclayAcum lună
  • Can there be a comparison between the Plus and Ultra. They're almost the same size but no one has done this.

    Alex McCaffreyAlex McCaffreyAcum lună
  • It would've been a victory for Samsung to sell these phones for less ,,with the epidemic still hovering over the country and so many out of work the right thing would've been to give its customers a break.... they would've owned the industry and beat apple and all others clear out if the water..... maybe Apple will read this and make it happen ....

    Ben HdzBen HdzAcum lună
  • No sd card 🤔 R.I.P Samsung 😎 hello Sony experia ..the future belongs to sony experia 🤓

    F PF PAcum lună
  • @The Verge - what camera are you guys using to shoot this video? Also, isn't Samsung using the Exynos processor and not the Snapdragons this year?

    Mark1Mach2Mark1Mach2Acum lună
  • just what i noticed...all the people who reviews phones have terrible finger nails lol

    johnpark219johnpark219Acum lună
  • S10's still a better value per what was NOT taken away per screen, storage, jack, and more...just not the 120 hZ thing...Still a great screen. OH...AND NO camera bump like these, yet all the cameras one would need. No wobble.

    Douglas SmithDouglas SmithAcum lună
  • People complaining about 1080p 120hz LTpO display but typing on their iPhone 6S from 2016 or iPhone 12 with same grid icons from 2014 😂

    Roman KrRoman KrAcum lună
  • How does battery saving mode affect the adaptive refresh feature?

    Victor LancedVictor LancedAcum lună
  • 5:46 nice Note 20 😂

    Plump CatPlump CatAcum lună

    Gene AuGene AuAcum lună
  • Horrible made video!!

    UrbanSipflyUrbanSipflyAcum lună
  • Less resolution S21 vs S20 (The idea that one can see anything at all for the average person won't be recognized). The plastic back cover will likely be tucked in a case - so, who is there to impress?

    UrbanSipflyUrbanSipflyAcum lună
  • Last time I saw this guy he wasn’t blinking, now he blinks like a clock. What did verge do to him??????

    Alexander SokolovAlexander SokolovAcum lună
  • Wow the music tho

    Jonas BiemondJonas BiemondAcum lună
  • I love the way the verge's video team set up their videos. Would love to get a tech channel started instead of skin 😡

    iLoveSkinCareiLoveSkinCareAcum lună
  • You forgot to mention they don't come w/ earphones and charger. It's like buying an new electric car without charging cable so that you have to spend unnecessary time to shop around for a charger after you bought your car. Of course you have to take a taxi since the car needs charging first - it's as stupid as it can get.

    AnthonyAnthonyAcum lună
  • Quite disappointing

    DiaMonD FaLcoNDiaMonD FaLcoNAcum lună
  • I hate the no headphone jack concept just as much as a tablet sticking out on a car dashboard 🤦‍♂️😒

    NAGAbaba2288NAGAbaba2288Acum lună
  • You know what's a great gadget? A comb!

    Live ExcellentlyLive ExcellentlyAcum lună
  • Watching on my Samsung Z Fold 2. 🙄 I was like, nahh, same old rectangular phone, just like all other phone, and phones before that, and before that.....

    Jeypee LizJeypee LizAcum lună
  • im glad they got rid of that bixby button i have no interest in it

    Tony BoneTony BoneAcum lună
  • cheap. I have a note 10 + and see these as cheap. My note 10 + is better

    Mike 10452Mike 10452Acum lună
  • And exinoshit processors outside the US...

    avicohen2kavicohen2kAcum lună
  • In India they start at 900$ that too for an Exynos version. I wonder why Samsung along with Apple are losing the top-end smartphone market to OnePlus!!

    Anubhav SolankeyAnubhav SolankeyAcum lună
  • Apologies. I see your correction about the back

    Anthony ThompsonAnthony ThompsonAcum lună
  • The s21 plus does have glass on the back..

    Anthony ThompsonAnthony ThompsonAcum lună
  • Hi Sir please if you can tell, using the non pro or non Bluetooth Spen that is coming out with S21 Ultta, can we start or stop recording or swap Camera as I can do with my Note 10 Plus.

  • $800 f/ plastic? Miss me.

    James SmithJames SmithAcum lună
  • Why is there a price difference between the two??? They are identical in specs.

  • Personally...I wish Samsung kept the volume buttons (Up/down) on the LEFT SIDE..I find it much easier to use my thumb on my current S6 model than either my index finger or middle finger on the new ones, which I use at my job!

    Itz An OpinionItz An OpinionAcum lună
  • Affordable? No charger, no dual sim card option. I think I will pass...

    Izabela MariaIzabela MariaAcum lună
  • New chepset is not actually an upgrade this time. If you put last year's chipset in the S21 Ultra and price it 1000 I'll gladly accept it.

    wilson ndebaywilson ndebayAcum lună
  • Can the plastic backed s21 wirelessly charge?

    ItsJustTechItsJustTechAcum lună
    • Yes.

      Iván Gil IbañezIván Gil IbañezAcum 8 Zile
  • Nice looking pik

    Muhammad AsgharMuhammad AsgharAcum lună
  • Looking for confirmation Samsung giving S21 4 years of Android updates instead of 3, rumors are out but nothing concrete.

    MaidendgMaidendgAcum lună
    • I verified directly from Samsung by 2 different people that the S21 is doing 4 years.

      MaidendgMaidendgAcum lună
  • I just hope all mobile companies release phone once in two years atleast..

    Sasank ViyyapuSasank ViyyapuAcum lună
  • Like we care about the material it was made of..almost everyone uses a that’s a good choice imo

    Sasank ViyyapuSasank ViyyapuAcum lună
  • I like the movement in the background. So many vans got parked there

    rajanmithra urajanmithra uAcum lună
  • About instagram stories was improved?

    Anderson SilverioAnderson SilverioAcum lună
  • Price drop is a scam

    themadkiller101themadkiller101Acum lună
  • paid by samsung

    moblue 289moblue 289Acum lună
  • Downgrade.. eaven to my s10.. 🤮

    Deki-Dex ManDeki-Dex ManAcum lună
  • Really looks nice ^^

    Paul YOONPaul YOONAcum lună
  • I just want to say I'm not interested in Samsung products The Galaxy s21 it's better than last year's model but I'm not going to spend the money for that at all. I'd rather keep my Samsung Galaxy S10 which works well and is a great model because the 20 sucked. But if I was going to get a new phone I would get the ultra 21 No doubt or get the note 20 ultra that's it.

    Tony in The Kitchen and The GrillTony in The Kitchen and The GrillAcum lună
  • No SD card and no Headphone jack??? NOPE.

    KillaSin515KillaSin515Acum lună
  • There's no price drop for us tho, AND THEY TOOK OUT THE CHARGER.

    JironMJironMAcum lună
    • So did Apple...nothing new about that.

      spoly 813spoly 813Acum lună
  • No SD card no thank you

    bxlegend Deemoneybxlegend DeemoneyAcum lună
  • $800 for a plastic phone, no charger or SD slot 😂 If you buy this you deserve to be ripped off

    Harry DrakeHarry DrakeAcum lună
  • Old camera bump was better

    Alvar LagerlöfAlvar LagerlöfAcum lună
  • Much is fedex paying u mate

    Paul SadlierPaul SadlierAcum lună
  • S21 shows we do not need to upgrade our phones every year or may be a couple of years too. Happy with my S10 everything i can ask for, headphone jack, sd card, good cameras, 3 years upgrade etc. Then only thing it's missing is 5G which is fine cuz its not here yet anyway.

    Safi AbdulSafi AbdulAcum lună
  • Did this guy really need to be outside

    eenayeaheenayeahAcum lună
  • You can't argue with Becca - she knows her stuff! (Sorry, Chaim, if I have to take sides...)

    RedwoodGeorgeRedwoodGeorgeAcum lună
  • What are we supposed to do when wired headphones are no longer usable??

    A Jar of JamA Jar of JamAcum lună
  • Becca is always right.

    Ronald BardalezRonald BardalezAcum lună
  • "Affordable" -- plastic back, no sd card option, no charger. Remember when phones are affordable and come with charger and headphones and headphone jacks and a glass back?

    Yuqiao FengYuqiao FengAcum lună
    • @JM A. they didn't offer me that option

      Pete ClemenzaPete ClemenzaAcum lună
    • if u can pre-order you can get the buds live and with a coupon, you'll get a wireless charger. but if it's late, yeah you'll have to buy it on your own. But keep in mind even if some got removed what I think you're paying now are the specs right?

      JM A.JM A.Acum lună
  • If Thanos was a phone

    Raamit T.V.Raamit T.V.Acum lună
  • Samsung pushing too hard less features ugliest phone ever , no SD Card no dual sim , no charger no quad HD , WTF ...

    Cookie TranquiloCookie TranquiloAcum lună
  • Nice to see The Verge getting a homeless person to present 👍

    Ashraf WahidAshraf WahidAcum lună
  • "That's a big change" No, it's not... You Tech reviewers have just lost all common sense, that's all.

    Curve AheadCurve AheadAcum lună
  • Where is dieter bohn ??????

    Shant HShant HAcum lună
  • no headphone jack!!!! How am I supposed to plug my phone in my truck radio to listen to it. It only has aux input.. 🤬

    ScottScottAcum lună
    • @Scott I understand. However you can get a phone car holdet with wireless charger. It works great and there are even new holders with fast wireless charging.

      Sweden721127Sweden721127Acum lună
    • @Sweden721127 Then how do I plug it in to charge if I did that? Currently I have my phone plugged in charging while aux is plugged in.

      ScottScottAcum lună
    • You can use the included USB-C to 3.5 mm adapter or get one if it's not included..

      Sweden721127Sweden721127Acum lună
  • since nobody’s said it - where’s Dieter at?

    AlecSAlecSAcum lună
  • 1:57 uh did you mean predecessors? What was that.

    JJAcum lună
  • Samsung really needs to come out with something to blow us away this new design looks just like an iPhone which I'm starting to want to convert to iPhone at least they keep it simple in the same!

    Tristan petersenTristan petersenAcum lună
  • Doesn't mention the lack of SD card. Amateur hour.

    AkuAkuAcum lună
    • @Aku lmao you can probably download an app for hiding it

      Joseph StalinJoseph StalinAcum lună
    • @Joseph Stalin Where am I going to hide my naughty videos though?

      AkuAkuAcum lună
    • @Joseph Stalin even 128 GB for most.

      MasterMasterAcum lună
    • @Aleksandar Petrović I think if the phone has at least 256g of storage most people won't need an SD card

      Joseph StalinJoseph StalinAcum lună
    • @Joseph Stalin It depends on the model, but basically it's the same range like the last few years... Except, until now you could have upgraded the storage, so if you'd buy a model with max storage, you could've still upgraded it and get 1TB... That might be an overkill for a phone, but taken in account that this option as many other features were skipped now, the prices should be much, much lower then they are... Edit: When writing the comment I wasn't aware they completely ditched the support for the memory cards even in the top model...

      Aleksandar PetrovićAleksandar PetrovićAcum lună
  • the sim card is at the bottom......? huh

    CrimsonSlayer7CrimsonSlayer7Acum lună
  • Why does the phone look like a prototype?!?

    zibbyzibzibbyzibAcum lună
  • Curved Screens are for idiots

    Jake HallJake HallAcum lună
  • what you think about battery life on s21 ?

    Mister PringlesMister PringlesAcum lună
    • s21 you think have better battery over S20 fe 5g?

      Mister PringlesMister PringlesAcum lună
  • You conveniently left out there's no SD card expandable memory on these S21 models...

    R LR LAcum lună
    • @Mark1Mach2 256 is enough for most people

      Joseph StalinJoseph StalinAcum lună
    • @Joseph Stalin 128 gigs and 256gs. Ultra can go up to 512,

      Mark1Mach2Mark1Mach2Acum lună
    • @DarkKnight Sky I think that would be enough for most ppl

      Joseph StalinJoseph StalinAcum lună
    • @Joseph Stalin it has 250g of storage

      DarkKnight SkyDarkKnight SkyAcum lună
    • Whats the base storage

      Joseph StalinJoseph StalinAcum lună
  • gotta say I'm with Becca, the white/silver phone is clearly the best (seriously, it's gorgeous)

    Moeka KiryuMoeka KiryuAcum lună
  • Aaand I'll wait for the S22 thx

    WesternUranusWesternUranusAcum lună
  • I understand why people are hating on Samsung but I do believe the base S21 is a good phone at a good price. I genuinely find plastic backs better, they don't shatter, that's a pro. 1080p isn't visibly worse, so the battery savings are a pro. No curved screen, serious pro! It's a bad upgrade from S20 but is still a great phone S21 objectively for its price.

    Pratik KhairnarPratik KhairnarAcum lună
  • Beautiful

    paul kimpaul kimAcum lună
  • As a user that used both Samsung and iPhone in the past few years, Samsung's new lineup appeals to me more than Apple's new iPhone 12 lineup.

    Hu DavidHu DavidAcum lună
  • *The price drop because of expensive powerbrick charger and earphone*

    Shah KiroShah KiroAcum lună
  • Where is your mask ?

    Caio Henrique FranciscoCaio Henrique FranciscoAcum lună
  • Apple: No adapter & earphone Samsung: I'm in

    BrandonBrandonAcum lună
  • Worse ‘upgrade’ since the S8!

    Richard CrossleyRichard CrossleyAcum lună
  • Cách bố trí Camera xấu quá, như là gồng một bên

    Vô ThườngVô ThườngAcum lună
  • awesome

    Joseph SchowskiJoseph SchowskiAcum lună
  • Sorry but both these reviews are LITTERED with errors. Why did you let them even get published in this state?

    Unexpected ItemUnexpected ItemAcum lună
  • Back has never been aluminum it's glass ... You can't wireless charge through aluminum 🙄

    Delano MizrahiDelano MizrahiAcum lună
    • @D G yes, they cut a hole in the aluminum backing and covered it with bio-resin (plastic) which allowed the wireless charging .

      Delano MizrahiDelano MizrahiAcum lună
    • Remember pixel 5?

      D GD GAcum lună
  • Holy cow the host had a pandemic glow up. Good for u buddy!

    Malik R.Malik R.Acum lună
  • Can we stop pretending that they are doing us a favour with a 800 dollar price tag

    Plants Rule!Plants Rule!Acum lună
  • i think samsung is losing there way.

    wayne ramsdenwayne ramsdenAcum lună
  • Who in the world thinks that 1080p's a horrible resolution? Man, really?

    TwoSlingTwoSlingAcum lună