The Samsung Galaxy M21 is another mid-range smartphone. This phone is the perfect example of a feature-to-price ratio. It is equipped with a massive battery of 6000mAh, a decent triple rear camera setup with 48MP primary sensor, and better performance offering a good value of money. M21 is almost identical to Galaxy M31 and M30, they share a minimal difference. M21 is the predecessor of M20 and a lot has improved over the period.
Design and Display
Samsung Galaxy M21 is a fairly standard looking phone in comparison to other Samsung’s premium flagship phones. Although the bezels are not completely thin, it is one of the slimmest phones in its price range. It has simple and elegant looks with a glossy appearance in the back. Because the body is made up of plastic, it is not much of a scratch-proof, so it’s better to use a protective case to preserve its shiny look.
The back has a triple camera set up with a flash in the top-left corner and a fingerprint sensor. The right edge holds power and volume buttons, while the bottom end has a headphone jack, USB-C port, and a single loudspeaker.
The screen of 6.4 inches and Super AMOLED Infinity-U display will let you profoundly enjoy the screen. The display comes with both vivid and natural mode, both are fairly supportive of the excellent viewing experience. The display in M21 has excellent color saturation and accurate skin tones, along with good brightness, wide viewing angles, and no color uniformity issues or dirty screen effect. Though the phone comes with only a 60Hz refresh rate, it might not be that much of downsizing because, in this price range, it is pretty much acceptable.
Samsung Galaxy M21 is powered by Octa-core (4X2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4X1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) processors. It runs on Samsung One UI 2.0 on top of Android 10. One UI 2.0 brought some design changes, such as a redesigned notifications UI, updated Camera app, more accessible design for stock apps that shifts everything down by default with large app titles on top, along with everything Android 10 introduced. The new UI is fairly user friendly and it has got a lot of features inbuilt even in a low budget phone like this.
The users might have to compromise the processing performance. The chipset of this phone is not much of an overwhelming but it works just fine while going through the menu, scrolling social media feeds, multitasking, and so on. This phone is really good for educational, entertainment, and gaming purposes. However, heavier games like PUBG and Call of Duty may require some setting change for smooth gaming performance. Thanks to 4GB RAM with 64 GB internal storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage.
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Samsung Galaxy M21 holds a triple camera setup in the rear which features a 48MP f2.0 main camera, an 8MP f2.2 ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. The camera offers various features, including a portrait or ‘Live Focus’ mode, pro mode, panorama, and night mode. The photo is pretty decent with good contrast and color saturation. The daylight photo captured by the main camera has a lot of details and has less noise to it.
Videos are fairly good in M21, you have the option to shoot in full 4K or 1080p. 4K videos don’t have image stabilization, so it’s recommended to shoot in 1080p if you are shooting handheld. There is a Super Steady mode, which records using the ultra-wide camera and crops in aggressively for even more stable footage. Slow-motion options are also available, including 240fps slow motion and 960fps super slow motion, both in 720p. There’s also a built-in hyper-lapse feature that records in 1080p.
The front camera is a single 20MP f/2 camera, which offers a fair amount of details, good color reproduction, and sharpness. It records video at 1080p with 30frame per second. The overall quality of the camera is fine and does a great job despite its low cost.
Samsung Galaxy M21 has done a great upgrade on this phone in terms of battery. It has a large 6000mAh battery with incredible endurance. With normal use, you can keep going for 3 days once fully charged. Heavy users can also go all day. The 15W fast charger takes 2 hours to fully charge. So feel free to go all day long without worrying about the battery.
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Samsung Galaxy M21 Full specifications:
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 6.4 inches Infinity-U display (approx. 84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: FHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (403 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Dimensions: 159 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm (6.26 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
Weight: 188 grams
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Chipset: Exynos 9611 (10nm)
OS: Android 10, One UI 2
CPU: Octa-core (4X2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4X1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
Dedicated Memory Card slot microSDXC
Internal: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB
MAIN CAMERA (Triple)
48 MP, f/2.0 26mm wide-angle camera, PDAF
8MP, f/2.2, 123° ultra-wide-angle sensor
5MP, f/2.2 DepthVision sensor
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 4K UHD video recording at 30fps (3840×2160), 1080p video recording at 30fps
Features: Steady video, slow motion
Front Camera (Single)
20MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
Pixel size: 0.8μm
Video: 1080p video recording at 30fps
Technology: GSM/ HSPA/ LTE
2G bands: GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
3G bands: HSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
4G bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40, 41
Speed: HSPA 42.2/ 5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Loudspeaker, 3.5mm audio jack
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro sensor, Virtual Light sensing, Geomagnetic sensor, Proximity sensor
Li-po 6000 mAh, non-removable
15W fast charging
12 March 2020
Samsung Galaxy M21 Price in Nepal
NPR 27,499 (6+128 GB), NPR 22,999 (4+64 GB)
Price in India: INR 14,499 (4 + 64GB)
Price in USD: $216.06 (4 + 64GB)