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First look at the Samsung Galaxy S21 series

Ever since Apple introduced the four devices that make up the iPhone 12 family, we’ve expected people from Samsung would do the same with its new high-end products for 2021. Well, the Asian firm has just presented the three members of the Galaxy S21 series, so we are going to analyze what their main strengths are, how they differ between them, and why you should take them into account.

The fact is that, despite all the difficulties of last year, the South Korean continued working to advance the presentation of its flagship this season by a few weeks. Instead of showing us what they look like and their technical characteristics in February, they decided to do it at the beginning of January. It remains to be seen how effective this strategy is and, we believe, that will depend on the interest that the teams in question generate in the public.

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Technical sheet of the new terminals

SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 + / th> SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 + SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 Ultra DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
172 g161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm
202 g 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
228 g DISPLAY Dynamic AMOLED 2X
6.2 inch FHD +
120 Hz Dynamic AMOLED 2X
6.7 inch FHD +
120 Hz Dynamic AMOLED 2X
6.8 inch WQHD +
120 Hz PROCESSORExynos 2100 5nmExynos 2100 5nmExynos 2100 5nmRAM8 GB8 GB12 / 16 GBMEMORY128 / 256GB128 / 256GB128 / 256/512 GBSOFTWAREAndroid 11 with One UI 3.1Android 11 with One UI 3.1Android 11 with One UI 3.1RAM8GB8GB12 / 16GBMEMORY128 / 256GB 3x optical zoom Ultra wide: 12 MP Others: digital zoom up to 30x, portrait mode, night mode, director’s perspective Angular: 12 MP Telephoto: 64 MP, 3x optical zoom Ultra wide: 12 MP Others: digital zoom up to 30x, portrait mode, night mode, Director Angle: 108 MP Telephoto 1: 10 MP, 10x optical zoom Telephoto 2: 10 MP, 3x optical zoom Ultra Angle: 12 MP Laser sensor for Auto Focus Others: digital zoom up to 100x, portrait mode, night mode, director perspective FRONT CAMERA 10 MP10 MP40 MP CONNECTIVITY5G, WiFi6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB-C5G, WiFi6, UWB, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB-C5G, WiFi6E, UWB, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB-C BATTERY 4000 mAh
Fast charging 25W (charger not included)
Wireless charging
Reverse Wireless Charging 4,800 mAh
Fast charging 25W (charger not included)
Wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging 5,000 mAh
Fast charging 25W (charger not included)
Wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging OTHER Water resistance IP68
AKG stereo speakers
Ultrasonic fingerprint reader
2D face unlock
Samsung DeX Water resistance IP68
AKG stereo speakers
Ultrasonic fingerprint reader
2D face unlock
Samsung DeXS Pen holder
IP68 water resistance
AKG stereo speakers
Ultrasonic fingerprint reader
2D face unlock
Samsung DeXPRICEfrom 859 eurosFrom 1,059 eurosFrom 1,259 euros

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Galaxy S21, the cornerstone of this series

Of course, we have to start with the Samsung Galaxy S21, which is what gives the series its name. In addition, it is the smallest of the three, although that also translates into a more affordable price. Good news is that the manufacturer has listened to users, and this Galaxy S21 starts with a lower price than the Galaxy S20.

Of course, this means that, in order to sell us a high-end smartphone at a lower price, Samsung has had to sacrifice some of its distinctive features of the segment. For example, the screen has “only” Full HD + resolution, although it compensates with a frequency rate of the best we can ask for, of 120 Hz.

If we think about the design, we find that the new Galaxy S look in a completely different way. The camera module, which has been renewed, is much to blame. Of course, while in the S21 Ultra we find a glass back plate, that of the S21 is simply made of plastic.

In terms of power we do have nothing to reproach him, since the Snapdragon 888 with 8 GB of RAM appears, a combination more than enough for day to day.

And we have to talk about the rear cameras, three in total, with a 12 MP main lens, a 12 MP ultra wide angle with a 120 ° field of view and a 64 MP telephoto. If we are guided by the work done by the firm’s photography engineers, we can be sure that their performance will be very good.

In summary, the Galaxy S21 is a good way to enter this new series from Samsung, a less exciting phone than its older brothers, but one that looks really good and, above all, that many will be able to buy.

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Galaxy S21 +, the same phone but bigger

As usual, the basic Galaxy S21 is accompanied by an S21 + version, which is responsible more than anything to offer a solution for lovers of multimedia content. Not much more to add.

Generally speaking, one might think that the S21 + would be the least interesting of the three. However, when we take a look and see that it has some small touches of the Ultra, or the possibility of enjoying Samsung’s new SmartThings system, we find that things could change.

If the South Korean always bets on quality screens, in this case we have a 6.7-inch one that makes consuming multimedia a pleasure. If it’s important to you, you should put it above S21.

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Galaxy S21 Ultra, the new king of Samsung

And we come to the most awaited moment. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is, as usual, Samsung’s biggest, best and best looking phone this year. A design that will not leave anyone indifferent, a wide variety of cameras and a generous 5,000 mAh battery that will try to fight against its surely important expense stand out.

If we start with the first, we have a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen, which operates at 3200 × 1400. The user experience is really incredible, especially when taking advantage of its 120 Hz.

One detail that will probably not convince everyone is that we have lost support for microSD, although its internal storage capacities of up to 512 GB are sufficient.

For analysts, the strength of the Ultra is found in its cameras, with a 108 MP main sensor, accompanied by two 10 MP telephoto cameras and a 12 MP ultra-wide camera. It will compete, as usual, among the teams with the best camera of the year. And we can’t forget about its 100x spatial zoom.

Another hallmark of this Galaxy S21 Ultra is the inclusion of the S Pen, something that has a double reading. We say this because there are not a few who believe that the retirement of the Note family is being anticipated. And it would make sense. The Galaxy S have grown so much in size that they already compete directly with the Note. We will see what happens in September, the month in which Samsung generally renews that range.

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Conclusions

As we have seen, this new Samsung family is now available. Among the good news, we have the lower price of the two input devices, more in line with the current market and cut compared to their predecessors. Also, the changes are not substantial if you have an S20, but it is true that the new S21 Ultra looks really striking. The company’s effort to make it wonderful has been noticed.

If you are interested in any, you can buy them through the official website of the company.

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