Samsung Galaxy M21

Updated: 10th November 2021
14,069

Display

6.4 inches

Processor

Samsung Exynos 9611

Ram

6 GB

Storage

128 GB

Front Camera

20 MP (f/2.0, wide) Camera

Primary Camera

48 MP (f/2.0, wide) + 8 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 5 MP (f/2.2, depth) Triple Camera with LED Flash

Battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery

Expert Score

4.6
An affordable and elegant smartphone with great endurance

Pros

  • Crisp AMOLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent performance

Cons

  • Spammy notifications
  • Plastic design
  • Longer charging time

Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy M21 to join the Galaxy M series. Samsung Galaxy M21 shares some of the key features and plenty of hardware that the M series is known for. This smartphone comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, a vivid output, a triple camera setup, a 6,000mAh battery and perfect viewing angles, which are hard to find at this price-point. One downside is that the M21 takes a little longer to charge.

Samsung Galaxy M21 price in india starts from 14,069. This Mobile is a decent phone with Samsung Exynos 9611 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of Storage.

Design and Display

Samsung Galaxy M21 has a screen size of 6.4 inches and weights approximately 188 g . This mobiles runs on Android OS 10 and has decent resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

Performance

Samsung Galaxy M21 runs on Samsung Exynos 9611 Processor and it has Octa core (Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.7GHz) CPU and Mali-G72MP3 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes up with rear camera of 48 MP (f/2.0, wide) + 8 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 5 MP (f/2.2, depth) Triple Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 20 MP (f/2.0, wide) Camera . Other camera features include Geo-tagging, Panorama, HDR, gyro-EIS.

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model includes Face Unlock, Fingerprint Sensor. Different network support available for the 2g: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz , 3g: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz , 4g: Dual VoLTE .

Other Features

Sensors included in Samsung Galaxy M21 are: Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass . This phone also comes up with some interesting feature such as 15W Quick Charging, Face Unlock.

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Samsung Galaxy M21 Detailed Review

Camera

The Galaxy M21 comes with a triple camera setup: 48-megapixel primary sensor camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor camera. Other than the video and regular photo modes, the M21 camera comes with Live Focus, Panorama, Night, Super-Mo, Pro and a few more modes. A scene optimiser mode is good at adjusting certain aspects like contrast and colour depending on the particular image.

With an easy-to-use UI, the camera performs perfectly in capturing details in daylight. It is also good at locking focus and meter light. However, as a photo fanatic user, I expect a bit more clarity in the output.

In photo mode, the M21 clicks standard shorts of 12-megapixels by default. Alternatively, you can also shoot the images in the full 48-megapixels. To save some space, you can save the shots in HEIF, but it can cause compatibility issues with the other devices compared to the Samsung Galaxy M21 competitor phones.

In video mode, Galaxy M21 gives you two options to shoot either in full 4k or 1080p. However, it is wise to shoot in 1080p as 4k videos lack image stabilisation if you hand-hold the device. There is also a Super Steady mode to shoot steadier videos. To save some space, you can save the videos in the HEVC codec.

Summary

The camera is pretty good overall as its image quality is similar to the M30s

Design

The design of the Samsung M21 is quite similar to the Galaxy M30s. Just like the other models in the M series, the M21 also features a plastic design. But it is something that helps the company keep the Samsung Galaxy M21 price moderate in India. It also makes the smartphone a little more durable and break-resistant than the glass models. With a few minor drops or falls, the device can survive without any noticeable damage, cracks, or scratches.The glossy plastic design makes the phone extremely susceptible to fingerprints. So, if you prefer to use the device without a cover, be ready to wipe the phone constantly to make it look seamless and shiny.

Coming to the front design, the Samsung Galaxy M21 screen is good; it comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, which also has an Infinity-U (waterdrop notch) and features full-HD+ resolution. The colour, contrast, brightness levels and viewing angles are on par with any premium phone. The phone's bottom has the speaker grille, primary microphone, USB Type-C port, and a headphone jack.

To protect your M21 from significant falls, you will need to buy a cover separately as the company does not provide the one in the box. All you get in the box is your smartphone, USB Type-C cable, 15W charger, SIM ejector and some documentation.What's great about this smartphone is that it is pretty lightweight. Its thickness is just 8.9 mm and weighs 188 grams.

Summary

The Galaxy M21 may not house Samsungs best design and display but it is still a great pick at a moderate price point

Performance

The Galaxy M21 is powered by the same processor that powers the M30, the M31 and the A51. It is Exynos 9611, which is an octa-core processor. Thus, this new model does not offer anything new but provides a decent balance between efficiency and performance.However, a smartphone's performance does not merely depend on its processor; it is also about its RAM and storage. From this point of view, Galaxy M21 comes in two variants: 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage. Both these variants are good at handling day-to-day tasks.

Source :Samsung Galaxy M21

You can easily surf social media, send messages, click photos, shoot videos and do a lot more with the device without noticing any sign of slowing down, hanging, or lagging. All the basic apps such as Whatsapp, YouTube, Gmail, Facebook, etc., can load easily and run fast. However, some heavy apps such as Photoshop can take a little longer to load, but it will run smoothly once it is loaded.

When we talk about gaming performance, the Samsung Galaxy M21 battery life is excellent; it can run almost every game without breaking a sweat. Be it about casual games or triple-A titles such as PUBG, Asphalt 9, Call of Duty, you can play any game on this smartphone. Besides the huge storage and Exynos 9611 processor, M21 comes with One UI 2.0, which is the most refined custom Android skin.

Summary

The Galaxy M21 offers tons of features and functionalities great for both novice and experienced users

Battery

It will not be wrong to state that Samsung Galaxy M21 offers the best battery life that is hard to find in any other smartphone in this price range. With the massive 6,000mAh, you may almost forget about charging your phone because it will take around three days to drain the battery from 100% to 0% from light use. With mild to moderate use, you can manage to use the device for two days before the battery drains up, and you have to rush for the charger.

 

For example, with 1 hour of constant PUBG play, the phone drains just 12% of the battery, which is just phenomenal. For a standard battery test, I ran a video on loop with half volume and brightness, and the phone worked for nearly 30 hours before the battery gave up. The gigantic 6000mAh battery doesn't weigh down the device and lasts longer than the expectation.

 

The only downside is its 15W charger that takes around 2 hours to charge the phone from 0% to 100%. However, this long charging time can be compensated because the device will last for days on a single charge.

Summary

The huge 6000mAh battery lasts longer but takes hours to get fully charged

An affordable and elegant smartphone with great endurance

  • A triple camera setup

    M21 features a triple camera setup, which captures good photos and steady videos when used in a suitable mode at the right time.

  • Best battery life

    The massive 600mAh battery lasts for days, powers your phone to run smoothly and loads all the essential apps quickly.

  • No fear of cracks/scratches

    Samsung Galaxy M21 features a sturdy plastic design, making the phone break, crack and scratch-resistant from minor drops.

  • Bang with a budget phone

    Galaxy M21 is a budget smartphone with many features and functionalities, which are good at handling day-to-day tasks.

Samsung Galaxy M21 colours

  • Arctic Blue
  • Charcoal Black
  • Iceberg Blue
  • Raven Black

Samsung Galaxy M21 Price in India

DetailsPriceRAM
Samsung Galaxy M21 (64GB ROM / 4GB RAM)13,999 4 GB
Samsung Galaxy M21 (128GB ROM / 6GB RAM)15,990 6 GB

Samsung Galaxy M21 Specifications

GENERAL

Colours Black, Blue
Custom UI One UI 2.0
Device type Phablet
Operating System Android OS 10
Sim Dual Sim
Status Available in India

DESIGN

Height 159
Thickness8.9 mm
Weight 188 g
Width75.1

DISPLAY

Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Bezel Less DisplayYes, Water Drop Notch
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Form Factor Touch
Pixel Density403 ppi
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Screen size 6.4 inches
Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen

PERFORMANCE

Call Records Unlimited
Card Slot microSD Card
Chipset Samsung Exynos 9611
CPU Octa core (Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.7GHz)
External Storage Up to 512 GB
GPU Mali-G72MP3
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Phonebook Unlimited
RAM 6 GB

STORAGE

Internal Storage128 GB

CAMERA

Camera Features Geo-tagging, Panorama, HDR, gyro-EIS
Front Camera 20 MP (f/2.0, wide) Camera
Primary camera 48 MP (f/2.0, wide) + 8 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 5 MP (f/2.2, depth) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Video Recording 1080p@30fps

MULTIMEDIA

Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Audio Player MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
FM Radio Yes
Games Yes
Speakers Yes, Dolby Atmos
Video Player MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

BATTERY

Type Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
Browser HTML5
Edge Yes
GPRS Yes
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Speed HSPA, LTE
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, hotspot

NETWORK SUPPORT

2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE

MORE FEATURES

Face UnlockYes
Fingerprint SensorYes
Other Features 15W Quick Charging, Face Unlock
Quick ChargingYes, 15W
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass

User Review of Samsung Galaxy M21

0 out of 5
0 Ratings &4 Review
SM

Shashank Mehta

Posted on : 29th April 2021

Good

Battery is good around 6000mAH, i am satisfied with it

D

Deepanshu

Posted on : 1st June 2021

Performance

Battery Backup & display quality are fantastic, Gaming has also no issue

V

Vikas

Posted on : 10th June 2021

premium

Brilliant camera, huge battery life and brilliant display in addition with the premium feeling of SAMSUNG.

JS

Jassi Singh

Posted on : 5th June 2021

Performance

Mobile phone is having heating issue whenever I will start playing game it start heating, battery life is good and camera is good.

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Samsung Galaxy M21 FAQs

Q. What are different RAM & Storage variants available for Samsung Galaxy M21?

Different variants available for Samsung Galaxy M21 are 64GB ROM / 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM / 6GB RAM.

Q. Does Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with fingerprint sensor?

Yes, it has fingerprint sensor. One can quickly unlock our phone using this important feature.

Q. What's the battery capacity for Samsung Galaxy M21?

This Phone equips with Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery.

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for Samsung Galaxy M21 in the market?

Best alternatives available for Samsung Galaxy M21 are: Realme 8i, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Lite, Realme 8, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, Samsung Galaxy M32, Oppo A54, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, Oppo A16, Realme 7.

Q. What are all available bands for Samsung Galaxy M21 ?

Samsung Galaxy M21 comes up with 2g: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz , 3g: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz , 4g: Dual VoLTE.

Q. What are different color options available for Samsung Galaxy M21 ?

This phones comes in following colors: Black, Blue.

Q. What are some interesting features available in Samsung Galaxy M21?

Different Features available in Samsung Galaxy M21 are: 15W Quick Charging, Face Unlock.

Q. What's the dimension of Samsung Galaxy M21 ?

Dimension of Samsung Galaxy M21 is 159 X 75.1 X 8.9 mm.

Q. Does Samsung Galaxy M21 has 3.5 mm jack?

Phone having a 3.5mm jack helps to connect to multiple external devices such as headphone, speakers. Samsung Galaxy M21 has headphone jack.