Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G 256GB
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- Great affordability
- Powerful new Snapdragon 888 processor
- Stylish camera bump elimination design
- No SD card slot
- No 3.5mm audio jack port
- Curved screen discontinued
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Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G 256GB Review
The 3-Minute Samsung Galaxy S21+ Review
By Rachel Hutson | January 2020
Samsung has taken up a new outlook, by making their new Samsung S21 range even more affordable than previous models. They don’t include the curved screen anymore and glass rear cover. Instead, the Samsung S21 base model has a plastic polycarbonate rear cover but it is the only one in its range to have this. The Samsung S21 Plus features an aluminum rear cover which adds extra strength and a great texture which makes the S21 Plus feel a little bit more expensive with a better build quality. The S21 Plus has a larger screen compared to the S21 base model at its usual 6.7” than that of the 6.2” screen that the S21 base model has.
The S21 range now has flat panel screens instead of the curved screens which Samsung has been using for years. The Samsung S21 Plus packs a punch with its big 4800mAh battery to power up its new powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and a larger screen. Samsung has also made a few camera improvements like new software features and the new neat looking metal framework design which goes around its rear cameras, making that previously protrusive camera bump looks very stylish.
Thanks to the Samsung S21 Plus’ new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, it has the power to support Sub-6GHz and Wave 5G so you can operate the device on almost any network. Samsung has knocked down the screen resolution a little bit too, instead of the 3200x1440 they’ve changed to 2400x1080 because of the flat screen panel. They’ve also cut the RAM down from 12GB to 8GB, which is still more than adequate for the average user.
Features & Design: 4/5 | Performance: 4/5 | Value: 4/5 | Battery Life: 4/5
The Samsung Galaxy S21 features a 12MP ultrawide camera, a 12MP wide camera, a 64MP telephoto camera on the rear, and a 10MP selfie camera on the front, which is quite similar to the previous S20 models, if not identical. The camera quality is still good as always and the new two-tone design makes the smartphone look awesome and stylish, the design also eliminates the ugly camera bump which puts the S21 range above its competitors.
There is no 3.5mm audio jack port anymore, so charging up wireless headphones will need to be a new chore in the near future. This isn’t surprising though, as most 2021 smartphones are like this and ports are in fact, limited nowadays. However, this also helps to keep the S21 range lighter and you don’t need to keep those old headphone jacks clean anymore.
Is it for you?
If you like Samsung smartphones, then the S21 Plus would be a great device for you. With a great balance between affordability, style, performance, and durability, the S21 Plus would bypass its other competitors by either one of these factors.
What we like
We really do like the fact that even though Samsung has “downgraded” their display, the Samsung S21 Plus features a display with an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate which is great for gaming.
What we don’t like
Unfortunately, the new S21 range doesn’t include SD card expandable memory which could possibly mark the end of expandable memory for Samsung smartphones, which has always been a disadvantage.
Should you buy it?
The Samsung S21 Plus has been made more affordable by Samsung which is very appealing to the average consumer. If you are a Samsung fan, then this is definitely the device for you, the aluminum rear cover, screen size, and battery capacity is definitely worth the little extra.
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- The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G 256GB is manufactured by Samsung and was added in January 2021 in the Smartphones section
- This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
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