Hello and Welcome to Technopashto.com! My name is waris and this is the unboxing of A21s and our review.
This phone came in our studio a few days ago and recently I have also done an impressions article of this phone with Galaxy A11 In which we talked about the features and specifications of this phone and if you are interested in watching that, the link is in the description below This phone is launching in Pakistan with a retail price of Rs 33,500/- But you can get it cheaper and if you are interested in that then again, I am leaving the link in the description below you can check that out too.
A21s is launching in Pakistan with just one variant 4GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage.
The highlight features of this phone are it’s hole-punch cutout, and a quad-camera setup at the back.
In which there is a 48MP main sensor along with an 8MP ultrawide camera. That’s enough for the intro now let’s get to the article.
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You get it’s warranty card with the plastic. With the phone, you also get a warranty booklet and user manuals which are in Urdu.
Loving the localization.
With the phone, you don’t get any protective case or pre-applied screen protector And here is Galaxy A21s handset Along with the handset, you get a SIM ejector tool a 15W Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging Power Brick and a USB Type-C cable Galaxy A21s has a 6.5-inch PLS TFT Display and here these is HD+ Resolution that is 720 x 1600 whereas the pixel density is 270ppi This PLS technology is Samsung’s own technology and according to Samsung this technology is superior to IPS because with this you can get 10% more brightness plus some other benefits.
I’ve been noticing that a lot of people are doing comparison of IPS and TFT that TFT is an inferior technology.
But Samsung claims that PLS technology is a little superior than IPS technology.
It has better brightness and viewing angles.
And for the purpose of viewing angles, I didn’t find any issues. My single issue with this phone is that there is no Full HD Display here.
Even-though, in the range of Rs 30,000 to 35,000 a lot of brands offer Full HD Displays now but in Galaxy A21s you get a 720p Display.
So, this is definitely a criticism but still, I never felt any issue in any using a 720p display.
Even in such a big display, you will not feel any pixelation.
When you’ll watch videos you will not feel any quality loss either.
But yeah, you might detect a difference if you put a full HD Display next to a 720p Display and look at it very closely then you might feel a slight difference but overall I really liked the display of this phone.
There is a hole punch cut-out at the top left of the display which is in trend these days.
Overall, if we talk about the quality of the display it seems fine to me but here 720p resolution is a compromise.
Now if we move towards the build and design, the whole phone is made out of plastic.
There is no Gorilla Glass protection at the front.
Therefore, on the basis of material, the phone is very basic and of entry level quality.
But I really liked the design language of this phone.
Especially I found this white colour quite elegant.
This also gives off multi-coloured prism-like shades which we have seen in its big brothers.
And overall, its look resembles them too. I liked the hand feel of this phone Due to a big battery it also has weight to it and it feels slight chunky in the hand.
Power buttons and Volume rockers are on the right side of the phone, SIM tray is on its left side, a noise cancellation mic at its top whereas, at the bottom side there is a headphone jack, USB Type-C port and a speaker grill.
Now let’s talk about that feature of Galaxy A21s which is my favourite feature and that is it’s quad-camera setup.
On back there is a 48MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture.
This is Samsung’s GM2 Sensor. This is the same GM2 sensor which we saw on Redmi Note 9s and Redmi Note 9 Pro.
And both of these phones, compared to this one, compete in somewhat Rs 10,000 higher price range.
So, in Rs 30,000 – 35,000 price range getting Samsung GM2 in a Samsung Device is a great thing.
Along with it, there’s a 8MP Ultrawide camera in the phone, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor.
Whereas, at the front there’s a 13MP wide-angle selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture.
The maximum video recording resolution of back and front camera is set to 1080p at 30 frames per second.
But, there’s no gyro based electronic image stabilization in this phone.
Which means whenever you’ll record videos with this phone they will come out very jerky so, I will recommend that if you record videos must use a tripod with it.
Now, if we look at the image samples I really like the image quality.
Colour reproduction was very accurate. I didn’t feel any colour shift in reds, yellows, or greens.
The dynamic range of the images was also quite good. Even in bright images there’s blue in the sky.
And the detail isn’t getting crushed in the shadows.
But for me the stand out feature of this camera is it’s clarity. This 48MP camera gives out very detail images.
There is just one thing, due to f/2.0 aperture of the main camera and a low light on the sensor, images will come out softer and you might feel aggressive sharpening at places.
If we talk about the ultra wide camera, then you surely get an interesting perspective through an ultrawide camera but due to lower mega pixels, the images are softer And if we move towards the selfies, its 13MP Selfie Shooter takes decent selfies in bright lightening but you’ll get softer selfies indoors. As I told you before, this phone’s camera is my favorite feature about it.
If you want a good camera within 30,000 – 35,000 price range, then I will recommend you to must look towards Galaxy A21s. Right now, this Samsung GM2 sensor dominates in the Rs. 30-35,000 price range. And also competes in Rs. 10,000 higher price range Along with that, Samsung’s software processing and computational photography is also superior to other competitors.
Moving forwards, if we talk about the specifications and internals of Galaxy A21s so there is an Exynous 850 chipset inside the phone, which is based on 8nm.
And a Mali G52 GPU along with it.
And as mentioned in the intro, phone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB Built-in Storage And this is eMMC 5.1 Storage.
Talking about the expansion, there is a full dual SIM support in the phone.
Meaning, there is a dedicated SD card slot.
And you can insert two sims and a micro SD card, altogether in it. If we talk about the performance this chip set and this GPU configuration so, off the bat I can tell you that this in no way will give you tear leading and top tear performance.
Now if we look at the benchmarks in Geekbench 4 the single core score came at 991 Whereas, multicore score came at 4,673 On the other hand, the score on Antutu came at 114,185 As you can see that this performance, in this price range is quite low as compare to other chinese competitors.
Within this price range, among Chinese competitors you can get Snapdragon 720G and MediaTek Helio G80 type of processors.
Which undoubtedly, has better performance compared to this phone, specially, when you talk about high performance and gaming.
So, if you are looking for a phone, in this price range specifically for gaming so, I will never recommend this phone to you.
But this performance, for day-to-day usage your day-to-day apps, social media apps video or movie watching and the regular type of usage done by an average everyday user for them these internals are absolutely fine.
You won’t have any issues while watching a movie, or while working on online emails, or using your WhatsApp, or Facebook or Instagram and other things like that will not have any issues.
Along with it, Exynous 850 is also considered as a very efficient processor.
Therefore, while using it will consume less phone battery which will provide you with a longer battery life.
Moving forward, if we talk about the interface, A21s comes with Android 10 alongwith Samsung’s own OneUI And Samsung has refined this interface alot with time.
So, I am also using this interface for my day to day usage in my Note 9.
I don’t have any issues with this interface And you get the similar software experience in more expensive phones by Samsung.
And this is why I consider this interface as a plus point for Samsung in mid range market segment.
Moving forwards, let’s talk about another big selling point of Galaxy A21s and that is, its battery and charging setup.
There is a 5,000 mAh huge battery.
Along with that, the phone comes with fast charging support But this is Samsung’s 15W Adaptive Fast Charging.
Most of the competitors, within this price range, are supporting 18W fast charging at this point but I still don’t feel much of a difference between 15W and 18W.
And with this 15W fast charging, the phone will take 2 to 2.25 hours to get from empty to full charged.
But once the phone is full charged, then with 5,000 mAH, Exynos 850 and due to 720p display you will get a great battery life.
This phone will give you 1 to 1.5 days easily, And if your usage is light, it might give you 1.5 to 2 days too.
So, if your usage require a longer battery life, whether you travel alot, or during your day to day usage you don’t get enough time to charge your phone.
There this huge battery comes in very handy.
Besides that, if you consume alot of media, watch articles or movies on your phone, This phone can be a good option for that too.
Lastly, I would like to talk about my conclusions.
Overall, I really liked Galaxy A21s alot.
Specially, its camera.
I liked its camera quite a lot in this price range.
If you are looking for a phone in Rs 30,000 – 35,000 price range with a good camera I will recommend you to must try Galaxy A21s.
Along with that, due to a huge battery, this can also be a great media content consumption device.
And as mentioned before, if your usage is average this phone will work great for you.
What are your thoughts about Galaxy A21s? What are the features that you liked or disliked? And if you would like to buy this phone or not? Let me know in the comment section below.
That’s all for this article.
I will meet you guys in the next article. Goodbye!