Samsung launched a budget smartphone Galaxy M21 for the Indian market in March. The price of Galaxy M21 is currently Rs 14,499 in India. It has two variants – the base variant has 4GB + 64GB, the second variant has 128GB of storage with 6GB of RAM and is priced at Rs 16,499.
Budget smartphones are quite popular in India. If you are looking to buy this smartphone, then this review will work for you.
The Galaxy M21 has a 6.4-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED display. In this too, Infinity U panel has been used like Galaxy M31. Aspect ratio is 19.5: 9. The resolution of the screen is 1080X2340p.
The display is bright and colourful, looks good. For the last time, the company is launching smartphones with the best display in this segment. The bezels are short, but the chin is given. The display of this phone is impressive and it will not disappoint with any angle.
The always-on display is also fantastic. Since the AMOLED panel is used, the dark mode looks good. Always on display looks like a premium smartphone.
There is no problem in the viewing angle of the screen and we did not face any problem in using it even in indoor or outdoor sunlight.
This phone feels compact in the hand. Talking about the design, here you have the Identical design of Galaxy M series. That is, there is nothing new. The back panel is plastic. There is a good grip in holding the phone. We have reviewed the blue colour variant which is good. Build quality is the average.
The bottom of the phone has USB Type C and a headphone jack with the speaker grill. Apart from this, all the side buttons are standard. As we told you, Infinity U is a display that means you will get a notch.
The Galaxy M21 has an Exynos 9611 Octacore processor. The same processor is also given in Galaxy M31. With this Mali-G72 MP3 GPU has been given.
As we have also told you in the review of Galaxy M31, this inhouse processor of Samsung Exynos 9611 is also compared to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 712 or 730.
Talking about performance, Galaxy M21 handles all types of applications well. Daily use apps – such as social media, shopping, photo apps, or gaming apps. It is also smooth in multi-tasking.
Talking about the response of this phone during gaming, you will not be able to play Asphalt and other games in full settings, including COD Mobile and PUBG. You will notice the lag and the phone also heats up. This phone is not for full-time gamers. But you can play by reducing the settings of the game.
Since the phone’s display is good, you can watch binge. Your experience will be good while watching videos and web series. Switching from one app to another is also fast. You can choose one of the buttons or gestures by going into settings. Once your habit becomes a gesture, then it will be beneficial for you.
The Galaxy M21 has Android 10 based OneUI 1.5 which is smooth. Security patches also keep coming, but it cannot be said how long the update will be received. However, the company has worked on the software experience and you will be able to feel this while using this phone.
There are also some blotwires i.e. apps which will be pre-installed in Galaxy M21. These include apps such as Daily Hunt, Snapchat, Amazon Prime Video, Hello and Netflix. Many people will like this and many will like it.
The Galaxy M21 has three rear cameras. The primary camera is 48 megapixels. There is an ultra-wide lens of 8 megapixels. A 5-megapixel depth sensor has been given. A 20-megapixel front camera has been given for selfie.
The camera interface is standard which is given in other Samsung smartphones with this custom UI. There is also an option of Pro Mode. Apart from this, the scene detection feature works well. You can also enable it manually.
Talking about camera features, features like Live Focus, Night Mode, Slow Mo, Super Slow-Mo and Timelaps have been given.
Photography defaults to 12 megapixels, 48 megapixels have to be enabled. Photos from the primary lens are good and in this, you will get plenty of details. However, the wide-angle lens provided in it does not affect that much. With this, you will be able to notice distortion in the photos clicked and their resolution will also be reduced.