Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217) Smartphone: 6.5″ inch – 4GB RAM – 64GB ROM – 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP Camera – 4G – 5000 mAh Battery

KSh20,300 KSh19,499

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  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Main camera: 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Display: 6.5 inch
  • Processor: Exynos 850
  • Connectivity: Dual sim, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
  • OS: Android 10
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Samsung Galaxy A21s

Samsung Galaxy A21s price in Kenya is 20,000 Kenya shillings. The phone is powered by Octa core (2 GHz, Quad core + 2 GHz, Quad core) processor. It runs on the Samsung Exynos 8 Octa Chipset. A21s has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. It can be summarized this way:

  • See the whole scene on a big screen
  • Stylish look, comfortable hold
  • Quad Cam lets you shoot with more perspective

Samsung Galaxy A21s specs and price in Kenya

Price Ksh. 20,000
Display 6.5″ inch Super AMOLED touchscreen
Processor 2.0 GHz Octa-core Exynos 850
Sim Card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Connectivity 4G
Operating System Android 10, One UI 2.0
RAM 3 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB
Memory Card Slot up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera 48MP (main) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth)
Front Camera 13MP (wide)
3.5mm Jack Yes
USB Port 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Fingerprint Sensor Rear-mounted
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh
Colors Black, White, Blue, Red

Stylish look

You should check out the images simulated for illustrative purposes on the official website, to have a look at what the A21s’s design. The best I might be able to say here is that the phone measures 163.7 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm and weighs about 192 grams. Let’s face it, apart from the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner on the A21, Samsung is maintaining the A-series design here. I have in mind Samsung Galaxy A71 And Galaxy A51 smartphones in Kenya. This is because the camera module has that (now) traditional A-series L-shape. We will get into the cameras later on in this review.

Now about style. Samsung Galaxy A21s comes in three color options Black, White, Blue, and Red. The build here is plastic frames, a plastic back, and a glass front. By the way, be sure to check out the original Galaxy A21. A21s has a glossy and holographic finish that catches the eye. The smooth curves of the body allow for an easy and secure grip when navigating the screen. Its button placement sees the power button and volume rocker on the same side of the phone. This usually comes in handy when taking screenshots.

Display

Immerse yourself in the large 6.5-inch Infinity-O Display of Galaxy A21s is the statement used to describe the display here. But what strikes at first glance is that hole punch wherein the selfie camera lies. We are talking about a PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen here with 16M color support. Samsung will no longer be making IPS displays since sometime this (2020) year. So we see a PLS TFT screen instead. It is a 6.5 inches display that covers an area of 102.0 cm2. The 720 x 1600 pixels display resolution however is something to murmur about given the price of Samsung Galaxy A21s.

Platform

The Exynos 850, which is the latest entry-level SoC by Samsung. It is built on the 8nm LPP process, packs eight Cortex-A55 cores with a maximum frequency of 2.0 GHz, and doesn’t support any sort of 5G – source. This is the chipset Galaxy A21s comes with. The phone also has an Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU and a Mali-G52 GPU. Samsung Galaxy A21s is an Android 10 powered device with Samsung‘s One UI 2.0 skin on top of Android. This too is the case with Samsung Galaxy A11. The phone comes in three storage option i.e 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM and 64GB 6GB RAM.

Speaking of internal storage options. You will be pleased to learn that there is a dedicated slot for storage expansion on the Galaxy A21s. This means you will not have to sacrifice a SIM slot for that microSDXC (up to 512 GB). The internal storage is also of eMMC 5.1 infrastructure. Samsung Galaxy A21s has fast processing and spacious storage so you can focus on now. The phone delivers smooth and efficient performance see also Huawei Y8p.

Galaxy A21s cameras

The catchline of Samsung Galaxy A21s’s camera is, “A Quad Cam lets you shoot with more perspective.” You get to go ultra high-res with a 48MP Main Cam for crisp, clear photos day and night and a 123° 8MP Ultra Wide Cam captures more of the view. This is not all. There are two other camera lenses on the back panel as you can see in the product image above. They are a 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), and a 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth sensor). Onboard still is a 13MP selfie (front camera) that gives you clear, high-resolution photos. And with Live focus present with it, the selfie will have a gently blurred background. What we are dealing with here is [email protected] video recording for both the main and front-facing cameras (see also Galaxy A31).

Battery

Actual battery life may vary depending on the network environment, usage patterns, and other factors. But Samsung Galaxy A21s 5000 mAh battery should last a whole day of usage with ease. Its rated (minimum) capacity is 4,900 mAh. Samsung has also included a fast charging 15W capability here to ensure the wait time while charging is reduced. Oppo A92 is another great example of a phone with a long-lasting battery. You might also want to check out Huawei Y6p‘s non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery if you are shopping for long-lasting battery life smartphones.