Thanks to the FullHD Super AMOLED screen, watching content on the Galaxy M21 is really nice. This phone can comfortably last two days with casual use, with the only real battery drainer being gaming. because of the large 6,000mAh battery, the phone lasted us for on the brink of two full days of normal use. However, does it justify the price increase? Since the fingerprint sensor is a physical capacitive sensor and not under the screen (like many budget smartphone these days) the unlocking is fast and accurate. However, with heavier titles like Asphalt 8, PUBG, Call of Duty: Mobile, the phone would struggle to keep frame rates high, but I never felt like it was unplayable. There is Widevine L1 support and content on Netflix and Amazon Prime will playback in FullHD. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version and Rs. The screen is wonderful and bright, the battery life is outstanding and the performance has been relatively improved. In my opinion, there should just be one mode, that is the ultra-wide mode, by default. Please select your country and operator below to see Device Guides for your operator. Got it. Head SAR value was recorded at 0.468W/Kg. Check out some synthetic benchmarks below: This is an area where the Samsung Galaxy M21 shines. The massive 6000mAh battery pack does exactly what it is meant to do. Photos coming from the ultra wide were often quite a bit more saturated, and the details were just too soft. Over the past year, Samsung has been doing a good job of releasing updates for nearly all their smartphones and I expect it to continue with the M21 too. There is support for Dolby Atmos in this smartphone and it gave a nice boost in audio quality when I have earphones plugged in via the 3.5mm audio jack. Over the time period of using the device, I did not face any serious bugs nor any app crashes, but there was the occasional hiccup and sometimes the UI felt sluggish, especially when switching between multiple apps. New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Samsung Galaxy M series has been received well especially among the young Indian fans and the affordable yet powerful handsets have created a niche space in the market within no time. In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy M21 does not fall short. Samsung’s One UI doesn’t do a very good job of showing battery information, but in my testing I believe I was able to get well above 7 hours of screen on-time. Coming to the quality of photos taken by Galaxy M21, it felt a little inconsistent. While navigating through the UI the phone was smooth for the most part, when switching between apps, especially RAM-intensive or graphic intensive apps, I would notice slowdowns and stutters throughout the UI. Users will need to use this device with a case and it is important to note that Samsung does not include a case in the box, which is something that many Chinese smartphone manufacturers do these days. The Exynos 9611 features a quad core ARM Cortex A73 that clocks up to 2.3GHz and a quad core ARM Cortex-A53 that clocks up to 1.7GHz. Once the phone is set up, I found quite unwanted apps like Candy Crush Saga, Helo, Likee, and even some mainstream apps like Netflix, Outlook, YouTube Music, etc. Thankfully, Samsung does give you the option to uninstall them. Priced at Rs. Power button and volume rocker are on the right edge of the device, and the bottom edge, there is a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port and a single speaker grill. Can it stand on its own in this extremely competitive price segment in India. That extra capacity makes a big difference. If you really prefer Samsung’s OneUI, want a camera that performs as expected and you cannot spend more than Rs. Features 6.4″ display, Exynos 9611 chipset, 6000 mAh battery, 128 GB storage, 6 GB RAM, Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The design of the phone itself, it looks pretty much like any standard Galaxy M series device. 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When using the main 48MP sensor, by default, Samsung will quad-bin pixels and create 12MP photos as the final result. All rights reserved.For reprint rights. The camera app on the Galaxy M21 opened a little slow for my preference but the shutter lag was surprisingly extremely short. But hey, more choices for the user. However, when you look at the smartphone by itself in the current market, it doesn’t look as impressive anymore. Going from 0%-50% took about 1hr 20mins and all the way to 100% took about 3 hours. As long you don’t expect peak 60fps performance at all times, you would be perfectly satisfied with the Galaxy M21 when gaming. This is quite disappointing considering the fact that some of its competition, especially the Chinese brands, can charge their entire devices in about an hour. 14000 for a smartphone, then maybe the Galaxy M21 should be on your radar. The base model of the Galaxy M21 has 4GB of RAM, which sometimes means apps in the background would more often require a complete restart. The setup process, however, was a real pain. There is no preloaded music player, however these most of us use some streaming service anyways. Copyright © 2020. Read on in our review of the Galaxy M21 and let us know in the comments about your opinion on the device. A typical smartphone that claims to have a big battery will have a capacity of around 4500 mAh, but the Galaxy M21 on the other hand has a massive 6000 mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy M21 Android smartphone. Please note: Your operator does not offer Device Guides. Overall, the software experience was acceptable. Announced Mar 2020. During the review, call quality was satisfactory and I did not experience any call drops either. It produced fairly good images, with good white balance and colours, although it may look a tad bit washed out. However, if you do not mind switching to Xiaomi’s MiUI or Realme OS, I think you can have a better overall experience with their smartphone offerings. The Exynos 9611 might be a little under powered to be handling Samsung’s One UI 2.0 easily. The bezels are not huge, but certainly visible, which is understandable considering the price point of this device. On the back of the device we can see a triple camera setup, with the 48MP f/2.0 main shooter, 8MP f/2.2 123° ultra-wide camera and finally a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 lens. The battery is one single pain point for smartphone users' and Samsung's budget-friendly Galaxy M21 just refuses to die. It does support fast charging and Samsung includes a 15W fast charger in the box, but it is still simply too slow. Samsung’s One UI doesn’t do a very good job of showing battery information, but in my testing I believe I was able to get well above 7 hours of screen on-time. The screen was plenty bright with good sunlight visibility, and Samsung has upgraded the panel to OLED this time (compared to the LCD Screen found on the M20), which means much better colour reproduction and contrast. On the left edge is the slot of Dual SIM cards and a dedicated Micro SD card, which is always better than having a hybrid SD/SIM card slot. Extend battery life Samsung Galaxy M21. Zooming in on the photos, you can see how much details were lost in the ultra wide photos. There is however a Radio app, which can be useful for some users. (This story has not been edited by Business Insider and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed we subscribe to.). 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