Samsung Galaxy S21+ Plus 5G | Factory Unlocked Android Cell Phone | US Version 5G Smartphone | Pro-Grade Camera, 8K Video, 64MP High Res | 128GB, Phantom Black (SM-G996UZKAXAA)
In January 2021, high-end smartphones Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, S21 + 5G and S21 Ultra 5G with the latest Exynos 2100 processor and traditionally excellent photographic capabilities became available. We tried the Junior S21 5G model to Share our impressions and talk about its main advantages.
Samsung Galaxy S21 5g is built on a Chipset with an Exynos 2100 processor, produced by the 5 nm process and the Mali-G78 graphics core. There are also 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM on board and 128 (or 256) GB of internal memory.
Such an iron is enough not only for very smooth operation of the interface, routine scenarios and multimedia entertainment, but also for playing in high settings on PUBG Mobile and genshin Impact. According to the results of the main benchmarks (Antutu, Geekbench 5, 3DMark) Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is among the five smartphones with better performance.
Updated eye-catching design
The device is very comfortable to the touch, it does not try to slip from the palm of your hand, so there is no desire to quickly hide it in the protective bumper. The matte back cover with discreet overflow that we had in the “White Phantom”version. Other shades of “Ghost” are also offered: purple, gray and pink.
The box is lined with a rounded metal frame. A unit with it forms a playground for three rear cameras. The smartphone is thin and narrow, and if it has large palms, many functions can be controlled with one hand. But when using a full-thickness bumper, you can not do without the second hand. Please note that the housing complies with IP68 dust / moisture proof standard.
Bright and high quality screen
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5g is equipped with a dynamic display AMOLED 2x Infinity-O with a diagonal of 6,2 inches and Resolution Full HD + (2400×1080). It supports HDR10 + technology and adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, and can be forced to 60Hz to save power. The autoyarkosti function works quickly, fast enough to work on a sunny day. The color balance is adjusted gradually (saturated / natural) or smoothly. However, the factory pallet did not cause complaints. The oleophobic coating of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protective Glass is very good, so the touch control is comfortable.
The fingerprint scanner integrated at the bottom of the screen responds quickly and clearly to pressures. The owner’s face is also recognized confidently and in less than a second, even in conditions of poor interior lighting.
The smartphone is powered by a 4000 mAh battery. Quite standard, however, the Exynos 2100 processor is manufactured according to the 5 nm process and should be more energy efficient than chipsets of previous generations. In practice, the high autonomy of the gadget was confirmed: the FHD video from the device’s memory in airplane mode at 50% of the screen brightness plays for more than 18 hours.
In resource-intensive games, the load consumption, of course, is higher. However, in PUBG Mobile with high graphics settings, you can fight for about 13 hours and 45 minutes. On a more modern Genshin impact with average graphics settings, the smartphone lasts 6.5 hours, but if the maximum quality is set — 3 hours and 10 minutes.
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 provides fast power recovery. With the usual adapter (5V, 2A), the battery is charged at an average speed of 1% per minute.
Many possibilities of photography
The quality of the shot is one of the main markers of the progress of the smartphone. Here the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G will definitely please the owner. The three modules of its main camera allow you to take high-level photos of almost any scene.
The main module is a 12-megapixel sensor and a wide-angle lens (26 mm) with a large aperture f/1.8. For autofocus, dual-pixel technology is used, and optical stabilization also works. The ultra wide-angle module is equipped with a 12 MP sensor and a lens with f / 2.2 aperture and a coverage angle of 120°.
The telemodule uses a 64 MP sensor and a wide-angle lens (27 mm) with an f/2.0 aperture. This camera supports phase autofocus and optical image stabilization. In the” high resolution” mode, take photos at 64 MP at scale X1, take photos with hybrid zoom X2 and X3, as well as with Digital (up to X30 in photo mode, up to X10 in Night Photo Mode and up to X12 in Full HD video). Only ultra wide angle (x0. 5) and wide angle (X1. 0) shots are available for 4K and 8K video recording, as well as professional photo mode.
Digital zoom is useful only if you need to zoom in and see the contrasting details of objects, because as the image increases, the image inevitably becomes blurred.
In photo mode, when taking photos during the day (with the default zoom), all three modules produce clear images with proper exposure and color reproduction. At night, the shades of the photo are also transmitted without distortion, but only the images of the main module retain the details.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G photo app offers many additional modes and settings in the form of filters and retouching tools.
Between the modes, note “night”. It offers a softer sky, but sometimes spends up to a few seconds on each image and attenuates non-contrasting details in the shadows. “PRO” allows you to manually adjust all the basic shooting parameters. “Panorama” produces high-resolution images, and if you move the camera slowly and evenly, good clarity even at night.
The front camera is integrated in a cutout centered on the top edge of the screen. It contains a 10 MP sensor and a wide angle lens (80°) with f / 2.0 aperture. Support dual pixel auto focus, wide angle (for a group of people) and normal selfie. As always, there are many tools and filters in this mode to enhance portraits. Video and multi-frame recording modes are also available.
The smartphone is capable of making 8K video with 24 frames per second, 4K with 60 frames per second and super stable (Super Steady) FHD video with 60 frames per second. Optional modes include hyperlaps, slow motion and slow motion, portrait video and cinema mode. Also note the function “8K video photos”, which allows you to get clear 33-megapixel images from the clips. In addition, when shooting, holding down the shutter button, you can capture video in FHD+ (1920X1440 pixels) at 120 frames per second. In all video modes, the smartphone offers moderately saturated, correct colors, correct exposure and a wide dynamic range.
Shooting in FHD mode @ 30 fps with super stabilization and change from ultra wide angle to normal shooting:
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is a very interesting smartphone. With the latest Exynos 2100 processor, it has become one of the fastest on the market. In addition, it has an attractive design, and the screen is as comfortable as possible in work and entertainment. Advanced shutter functions, as well as fast 5G and Wi-Fi 6 communication modules (coming soon), complete the portrait of this flagship.