Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G features and specification in Kenya

  • RAM: 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Main camera: 64 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP
  • Front camera: 10 MP
  • Display: 6.2 inch + 120Hz AMOLED display
  • Processor: Exynos 2100
  • Connectivity: Dual sim, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Colors: Gray, White, Violet, Pink
  • OS: Android 11

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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Price in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G are officially here. Samsung has brought new specs, better designs, the likes. But the biggest thing about this year’s new phones isn’t actually the phones themselves but that they start for less than last year’s Galaxy S20 models. Now that’s a big change despite the fact that these phones are actually more advanced in some ways like the new Snapdragon processor. Visit the official website to learn more about this 5G smartphone by Samsung.

Notable differences

For starters, the base Samsung Galaxy S21 5G’s back is made out of polycarbonate plastic instead of aluminum. It has shifted from the curved screens that Samsung has been using for years down to a flat panel. There are a couple of bigger changes to the specs that Samsung has made here. Both panels are lower resolution than last year’s now down to 2,400 x 1080 resolution instead of 3,200 x 1440. They also come with less RAM, 8 gigabytes instead of 12. Of course, there’s still a lot of new things to like there’s the new design, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 / Exynos 2100 processor, and there are improvements to the already really good cameras from last year.

Design

If you’re getting the base Samsung Galaxy S21, you’ll have a choice of four colors, Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, or Phantom Pink. The biggest design change on the Samsung Galaxy S21 models is the camera bump. Flip it over and you’ll see some differences. Gone is the back piece of glass. Now it’s just either aluminum (Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G) or polycarbonate (Samsung Galaxy S21 5G). Now for years, we’ve been stuck with big ugly protruding camera bumps. Last year’s S20 lineup was particularly egregious with that massive thing that just stuck out of that otherwise beautiful glass back. Now, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and the S21 Plus still have a camera, right? But instead of jetting out, Samsung has made it this seamless piece of metal that smoothly flows from the metal rails of the phone onto the back.

Cameras

As for those three cameras, on Samsung Galaxy S21 5G there’s a 12 megapixel wide, a 12 megapixel ultra-wide, and a 64-megapixel telephoto lens along with a 10-megapixel selfie camera in that whole punch on the front display. Now, if those sounded a little familiar to you, it’s because these are virtually identical, at least hardware-wise to the cameras on last year’s Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus. That said, Samsung says that it has made improvements to things like AI processing and added some new camera features. So there are some things to look forward to.

5G support

Samsung Galaxy S21 fully supports 5G with support for both sub six and millimeter-wave 5g, thanks to the integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 / Exynos 2100 processor. It should work with whichever phone network you have (but 5G was not yet in Kenya as at the time of this review).

Battery

The complaint on battery life is quickly silenced at the mention of S21’s Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery. The same supports fast charging 25W, fast Qi/PMA wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging 4.5W. There is wireless charging if you need another way to charge your phone. One thing that is not included in the box is a charging adapter just like with a new iPhone. If you don’t have an adapter at home, you’ll have to buy one. But there is support for up to 25-watt charging as well as fast wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. The battery life itself should be good though.

Preference

Of the two (Galaxy S21 Plus), many might prefer the Samsung Galaxy S21’s size. But, that plastic back just has it feeling cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus (a subjective opinion I must add. Utterly personal). The Galaxy S21 5G phone is also surprisingly light. Possibly because there’s no slab of glass on the back. There’s a USB-C port. There’s also a power button and volume buttons, no weird Bixby buttons here, and no headphone jacks.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G specifications

General
Available January, 2021
Dimensions 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight 169 g
Colors Phantom Violet, Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Pink
Network 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Key features IP68 dust & water resistant, Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, Gorilla Glass Victus, 8K video recording, UFS 3.1 storage, S-Pen compatible
Platform
Operating system Android 11; One UI 3.1
Processor 2.9 GHz, Octa-core
Chipset Exynos 2100
Graphics processor Mali-G78 MP14
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB UFS 3.1
Card slot No
Battery 4000mAh, Li-Po
Battery features 25W Fast Charging, 15W Fast Wireless Charging, 4.5W Reverse Wireless Charging
Platform features Samsung Knox, Game Booster, Dual Stereo Speakers, AKG Audio, IP68 Dust & Water Resistant
Display
Display size 6.2 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels
Display type Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen, 16M colors
Pixel density 421 ppi
Display features Always-on Display, 120Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+, 1300 Nits Peak Brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus, Eye Comfort Shield, Infinity-O Display, S-Pen compatible
Camera
Camera resolution 12MP F1.8 + 64MP F2.0 + 12MP F2.2
Camera features Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 1.1x Optical Zoom, Auto-HDR, LED Flash, Color Point Filter, Backdrop Filter, Low-key Mono Filter, High-key Mono Filter, Studio Filter, Blur Filter, Night Mode, Up to 30x Digital Zoom
Video recording 8K 24fps, 4K 30/60fps, Full HD 30/60/240fps, HD 960fps, Super Steady Video
Front camera
Front camera resolution 10MP F2.2
Front camera features Dual Pixel PDAF, Auto HDR
Video recording 4K 30/60fps, Full HD 30fps, Dual Video Call
Sensors & Connectivity
Sensors Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer
Connectivity USB Type C 3.2, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Dual band WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, USB OTG
Connectivity features WiFi 6

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Sim Type

Dual Sim, GSM+GSM

4G

Yes

Size

4000 mAh, Li-Po Battery

Aspect Ratio

20:9

PPI

~421 PPI

Screen to Body Ratio

~ 87.2%

Features

Auto-HDR, Panorama

USB Features

USB on-the-go, USB Charging

Dual Sim

Yes

RAM

8 GB

Notch

Yes, Punch Hole

Card Slot

No

3G

Yes

EDGE

Yes

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

5G

Yes

VoLTE

Yes, Dual Stand-By

Wifi

Yes, with wifi-hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE

USB

Yes, USB-C v3.2

Sim Size

Nano+Nano SIM

Device Type

Smartphone

Release Date

January 14, 2021

Dimensions

151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm

Storage Type

UFS 3.1

Weight

169 g

Type

Non-Removable Battery

Touch

Yes, with Multitouch

GPRS

Yes

Email

Yes

Java

No

Rear Camera

12 MP f/1.8 (Wide Angle)64 MP f/2 (Telephoto)12 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)

Video Recording

8K @ 24fps UHD, 4K @ 30/60fps UHD, 1080p @ 240/30/60fps FHD, 720p @ 960fps HD

Flash

Yes, LED

Front Camera

Punch Hole 10 MP f/2.2 (Wide Angle)

OS

Android v11

Wireless Charging

Yes, 15W

Front Video Recording

4K @ 30/60fps UHD, 1080p @ 30fps FHD

Chipset

Samsung Exynos 2100

GPU

Mali-G78 MP14

Browser

Yes

Core Details

1×2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A55

CPU

2.9 GHz, Octa Core Processor

Music

Yes

Extra

NFC

Video

Yes

FM Radio

No

Document Reader

Yes

Fast Charging

25W Fast Charging

Fingerprint Sensor

Yes, In Display

Face Unlock

Yes

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer

3.5mm Headphone Jack

No

Reverse Charging

Yes

Water Resistance

Yes, 1.5 m upto 30 min

IP Rating

IP68

Dust Resistant

Yes

Storage

128GB, 256 GB

Waranty

Dubai, East Africa

Product Brands

Samsung

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