The New Samsung Galaxy S21

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone

The Galaxy S21 starts at $799.99 for the smaller version with a 6.2-inch screen and $999.99 for the Plus version with a 6.7-inch display. Though in both cases, the smart move is to spend an extra $50 for the models with 256GB of storage.

Without a doubt the first thing I notice about the S21 is its design. This two-tone approach gives the phone an art-deco sensibility. Well, kind of. Samsung made the camera bump bigger and more industrial-looking. I can almost envision someone at Samsung searching for the perfect drill press to make the camera cutouts just the right size.

The bump seemingly melts into the sides. The purple and gold S21 I reviewed (the colour’s called phantom violet) gives off some major Mardi gras vibes. The S21 also comes in other "phantom" colours, including grey, pink and white. On Samsung's website, there are limited-edition phantom colours in gold and red.

The plastic back has a matte finish and feels great. I know people have strong feelings about plastic on phones. But this isn't the hollow-feeling plastic you found on phones five or six years ago. The S21 feels well-made. (Although the results of our Galaxy S21 drop test may suggest otherwise.)

Around the front is Corning's Gorilla Glass Victus, which we first saw on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. As a complete package, the S21 has a striking design.

Key features

Display -2400 x 1080 pixels

Camera - 64MP + 12MP + 12MP Triple Rear Facing Cameras 10MP Front Facing Camera

Battery & Charging - 30 Hours talk time 11.25 Days standby time

Other features

  • 5G Connectivity
  • Pro Grade Camera
  • 8K Video
  • Night Mode
  • Security
  • Super-Fast Charging
  • Wireless Power Share
  • Water & Dust Resistant
  • Android 11 OS
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Director’s View
  • Single Take AI Video Snap
  • 30x Space Zoom
  • 120Hz Display
  • Striking new Design
  • Intelligent 4000 mAh battery
  • Optimal Mobile Gaming
  • Hyper Fast Processor
  • Portrait Mode

The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and its new stylish design was created to help you capture life’s ordinary moments and make them extraordinary. With the ability to record in 8K, your videos are cinema quality. Use the 64MP camera for still shots that come out clear whether it’s day or night. Single Take AI transcends the usual restrictions of photo and video editing to capture life’s greatest moments, wherever they happen, in one single take.

The beautiful 6.2” adaptive 120Hz display makes scrolling feel faster and silky smooth while also being easy on the eyes for ultimate viewing. Experience the incredibly advanced Galaxy on the 5G leader in coverage.