On Friday, January 15, 2020, Korean giant Samsung Mobile officially announced its three new flagship-level 5G-compatible Galaxy S smartphones for the global market in 2021, and as in recent years, details about each have leaked in precedence turned out to be very accurate.
The smallest and “most affordable” of these three ultra-premium smartphones is the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, which is officially priced at PHP 47,990 and is expected to be released in the Philippines in February 2021.
Essentially, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is just the smaller version of the more expensive Samsung Galaxy S21 + 5G as the two share the same design identity, display type and resolution, processor model, and amount of RAM and internal storage.
I think this model, which is pretty much the “ base ” of the trio, is ideal for consumers who want to enjoy the power and image quality of the larger and more expensive 2021 S series models, but prefer a phone. smaller that fits better in their hands, pockets, or purses.
In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G looks like a cross between the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the 2020 Samsung Galaxy Note20. It has rounded sides and corners and an almost rimless face with an Infinity-O hole in the top center of the flat screen. or not curved. The sides are made of aluminum, which gives the phone a look of durability and sophistication.
The rear panel has three cameras neatly arranged in a column and housed in a metal module in the upper left corner when the phone is held upright, similar to what we see on the Note20. Oddly – unlike the Galaxy S20 – however, the S21 5G has a polycarbonate backplate rather than a scratch-resistant glass, making using a back cover a must in my opinion.
Another strange thing about the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is that the resolution of the 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display is only FullHD + or 1080 x 2400, which is a step below the pixel-rich QHD or 1440 x 3200 resolution. Samsung Galaxy S20 from 2020.
However, the good thing about this year’s S21 5G in terms of the screen is that the screen is protected by the new Corning Gorilla Glass Victus panel which has been tested to withstand drops on rough surfaces from a height of 2 meters and 4 meters. times more scratch-resistant than competitive aluminum silicate lenses.
Triple rearview camera module for Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Like the previous ultra-premium models in the Samsung Galaxy S series, this year’s Galaxy S21 5G excels in three specific areas: photography, video recording, and raw performance.
In terms of imaging, I’d say the S21’s three rear cameras are largely the same in terms of technical specifications as those of the Galaxy S20 2020, and the same can be said of the front camera as well.
On the back, the Galaxy S21 has the following shooters:
1.12-megapixel main camera with f / 1.8 aperture, dual-pixel phase detection autofocus, and optical image stabilization
This is the best of the three when it comes to low-light performance and dynamic range in everyday point-and-shoot photography.
2. 64-megapixel secondary camera with f / 2.0 aperture, telephoto, PDAF, and OIS
This allows for 1.1X lossless optical zoom and 3X hybrid zoom, which is very useful when you don’t want or can’t get close to your subject to get a sharper image.
3.12 megapixel ultra wide-angle tertiary camera with f / 2.2 aperture and AF
This third camera is ideal for capturing dimensions, making it ideal for landscape and architectural photography.
For YouTube vloggers and content creators, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G rear camera can record videos up to 8K at 24fps, but if your PC can’t handle very large file formats for editing, you can always record 4K video at 30 or 60 frames per second, which I recommend in 2021. You can shoot in slow motion in FullHD at 30, 60, and even 240 fps.
For those who still love to take selfies, the S21 5G’s 10 MegaPixel f / 2.2 Dual Pixel PDAF front camera with a 26mm field of view can do that. This camera can also record 4K video at 30 or 60 frames per second, so you can rely on it to record your main videos while on the go or even in your home studio.
For power users who demand excellent performance from their smartphones day and night, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G will satisfy your needs with its incredible set of internal hardware.
This unit runs on the One UI 3.1 custom Android 11 operating system with its very powerful but ultra-energy-efficient 5nm 2.9GHz Octa-Core Exynos 2100 processor, Samsung’s best mobile chipset at the time. writing. The S21 5G also has 8GB of RAM for multitasking and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage, which sadly isn’t expandable, unlike last year’s model which has a microSD card slot.
As for the battery, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G has a non-removable 4,000mAh Li-Po Pack that easily provides all-day uptime with regular use and supports 25W wired fast charging via USB Power Delivery 3.0 and 15W fast Qi wireless charging. The phone can also charge wireless accessories on the go thanks to the 4.5W reverse wireless charging support.
For privacy and security, this 2021 release has an under-display fingerprint scanner integrated with the screen, facial recognition, Samsung Knox, and your trusted set of password and pattern unlocking methods. Combined, these features provide a true level of protection for the user against those who wish to control the content on their phone without authorization.
To increase user productivity, the S21 5G comes with Samsung DeX and Wireless DeX which provide a desktop-like experience for document processing. Just plug your phone into a bigger screen and you’re good to go.
Interested? Would you like to upgrade to the S21 5G from your Samsung Galaxy S10 or S20? Well, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G will be officially released in the Philippines in February 2021 through Samsung stores and via Smart Signature Postpaid and Globe’s The Plan. The suggested retail price of this model is PHP 47,990, PHP 2,000 lower than the price of the Samsung Galaxy S20 at launch.
On the other hand, the S21 5G doesn’t come with a travel charger or power supply for “environmental reasons” and you’ll have to buy one separately for $ 20 or around PHP 1,000 if you’ve lost the one that came with your S10 or S20.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Specifications
- 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
- 169 grams
- IP68 certified dust and water-resistant
- 6.2 inches, slim, FullHD +, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20: 9 ratio, 421 ppi density,
- 2X dynamic AMOLED, 120 Hz, HDR10 +, 1300 nits
- Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
- Triple Rear View Camera Module:
- 12 megapixel, wide-angle, aperture f / 1.8, 26 mm, 1 / 1.76 “, 1.8 µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
- 64 megapixels, telephoto, f / 2.0, 28 mm, 1 / 1.72 “, 0.8 µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
- 12 megapixels, ultra wide-angle, f / 2.2, 13 mm, 120˚ lens, 1 / 2.55 “1.4 µm, Super Steady video
- Front Camera:
- 10 MegaPixel, f / 2.2, 26 mm, 1 / 3.24 “, 1.22 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
- Video recorder:
- Rear: 8K 24fps, 4K 30 / 60fps, FullHD 1080p 30/60 / 240fps, HD 720p 960fps, HDR10 +, Stereo audio recording, Gyro-EIS
- Front: 4K 30 / 60fps, 1080p 30fps
- One U.I 3
- Android 11 operating system
- 2.9GHz 5nm octa-core Exynos 2100 processor
- 8 GB of RAM
- 256GB UFS 3.1 internal memory
- No MicroSD card slot
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / 6
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 4G LTE-A
- Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner under the display
- Facial recognition
- No 3.5mm audio jack
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung DeX Wireless
- Bixby support
- Support for 25W fast charging
- USB 3.0 power supply
- Support for 15W fast Qi wireless charging
- 4.5W Reverse Wireless Charging Support
- Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
- No travel charger in the package
- Central frame in aluminum, the rear panel in polycarbonate
- Phantom Gray, Phantom Violet
Official Samsung Galaxy S21 Price in Philippines
- List price: PHP 47,990
- Availability: February 2021 through Samsung Authorized Resellers and Network Providers