Are you looking for a smartphone below INR 14,000 then you are reading at right place. This is the Samsung Galaxy M21 Review. We have done an exhaustive review of this device. In this review we will talk about all the features of this device and our opinion on it. Let us start.
When you open the box you will see the phone, adapter, USB Type C cable, User Manual, Warranty and Regional lock note. The phone is pretty well packed and there are no earphones provided with the device.
As you can see we have got the Midnight Blue color variant of the device. Other color variant of the device is Raven Black. We liked this color as the phone does look visually awesome. The device is slim too. The rear camera also looks wonderful.
There is fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone. There are 3 rear cameras on the back and it does look amazing for sure. We can see the flash also on the rear side. At the below of the rear side we can see the Samsung Logo.
The front camera is located right on the top center of the device which looks elegant. There are touch buttons like recent, home and back which get activated when you slide up from the bottom of the screen. We can see the volume up and down and the power/lock button on the right side of the phone.
The 3.5mm earphone jack is placed at the bottom of the device. There is also USB Type C slot for fast charging. There is microphone on top of the phone and also at the below. We can see the speaker at the bottom of the device. Overall the phone does look aesthetically elegant. It is having 8.9mm slim body and 188g light weight.
It is having Android 10 with One UI 2.0. This is a dual Sim device (4G+4G) with Dual Standby. There is external memory card slot which supports upto 512GB microSD memory card. You can use 2 nano sim cards and a also a memory card at the same time. It is better than a hybrid sim card phone for sure.
This device is having a 6.4 inch(16.21cm) SAMOLED display. This is an Infinity U Display. It is having contrast ratio of 78960:1 and has peak brightness of 420 nits. Screen to body ratio is more than 91%. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. When we did unboxing of the device we were delighted when we switched on the phone. The display is really superb.
The quality of the screen seems really cool and it is an amazing SAMOLED experience. We have shared our experience of the display in the user experience section in detail. Especially watching the photos and videos on this device is an elegant thing. Even playing games is fun on this device. The display really helps to get connected well and it responds well for sure.
The phone unlocks quickly using the Biometric authentication. This device is powered by Exynos 9611 Processor with 2.4GHz Octa core and GPU Mali G72 MP3. We have tested this device in various conditions. We installed various applications and tried to jump from one app to another. This phone comes with 2 variants of RAM and internal storage.
One is having 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory which we are testing. Other variant is having 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It works flawlessly from jumping from one app to another. We also played numerous simulation games and the phone did responded well. Overall happy with the performance indeed.
This is why we get a smartphone now a days and we are very much careful while choosing a device. Let us talk about the features of this device in terms of it cameras. The phone is equipped with triple camera setup at the rear. It has 48MP main camera, 5MP depth camera and 8MP 123 degree ultra wide camera on the back with flash.
There is 20 MP front camera. Various camera modes include 48MP shot, Live Focus(my favourite), Pro Mode and Ultra Wide. Apart from these modes there are amazing other modes like Panaroma, Food, Night mode, super slow-mo, Slow motion and hyperlapse. There are also interesting things like the Bixby vision and AR moji.
We took numerous photographs as you can see here. Our favorite was to click the photos in the Live Focus mode. In this mode what you can do is you can set the Blur from the scale of 1 to 7 and you can set the background Blur. This gives more focus to the object/person. You can get DSLR kind of effect in this mode. The photos from the main camera that is the 48MP mode you get amazing details of the photographs.
The photos are of around 14MB each and the details are really mesmerizing. You can also switch in between from the normal and wide modes while clicking photographs. Clicking in the wide mode will give you more space to play. If you want photos to be of DSLR effect then Live Focus should be your choice while clicking photographs. You can also set time while clicking photographs and also set filters while capturing the moments.
What I liked more about this device is that when you click photos in Live Focus mode, you can change background effects in the gallery. The camera is certainly amazing indeed.
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This phone is having 6000mAh battery capacity. The phone is having USB Type C connectivity. It does take time to charge the phone around 1 hour 10 min to charge the phone completely even with fast charging as per our experience. The battery capacity is amazing, you can use the phone with ease for more than 1 day for sure with normal use and also with extensive usage.
This is one of the best phone in under INR 14,000 budget at the moment (4GB RAM, 64GB storage). We liked the phone in terms of Battery, Display, Performance, Camera and in budget too.
Price: INR 13,499 (4GB RAM, 64GB storage)
INR 15,999 (6 RAM, 128GB storage)