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Samsung Galaxy M21

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  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Main camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Display: 6.4 inch
  • Processor: Exynos 9611 10nm
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 3G, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Midnight Blue, Raven Black
  • OS: Android 10.0; One UI 2

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Samsung Galaxy M21

How much is Galaxy M21 in Kenya? The price of Samsung Galaxy M21 in Kenya is 21,500 shillings. It was released in 2020, March 23. The Galaxy M21 Android Smartphone runs on the Samsung Exynos 9611 (10nm) processor with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The phone has 4 GB RAM and 64GB (UFS 2.1) of internal storage which is expandable using micro SDXC (dedicated slot). It also runs on Android 10 and is powered by a Li-Po 6,000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy M21 price and key features

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Galaxy M21 Ksh. 21,500 64GB 48MP + 8MP + 5MP 6,000 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy M21 measures 159 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm (height x width x thickness) with a total weight of 188 grams. Coming to cameras, it has a triple 48MP rear camera and a single 20 MP front camera for selfies. This phone has a 6.4 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 403 PPI. It has a 2.0, Type-C 1.0 port for data syncing and charging. There is a fingerprint sensor present on the Galaxy M21 smartphone. It is a dual SIM smartphone with support for 4G, Wi-Fi, and GPS too. Buy it today at PhonesStore Kenya.

Prefatory

The A-series was quite the formidable midrange series, probably the most successful series from Samsung in a long time, other than the S series. After that came the M series, with larger batteries and better value. Among them is the Samsung Galaxy M21, very much similar to its bigger brother, the Samsung Galaxy M31. Launched in March 2020, the Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with the biggest battery yet, a 6,000 mAh powerhouse. So to balance it off for just the right price, compromises had to be made. Here’s a closer look.

Display and design

The Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with a 6.4 inch super AMOLED capacitive screen, with an Infinity U teardrop design to accommodate the front-facing camera. The 1080p has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, a screen to body ratio of 84.2%, and a PPI density of 403. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and an advertised brightness of 420 nits. It has a hardened plastic frame all the way to the back.

Outback, it has a triple set up camera system aligned to the top left, and squarely at the back of the back is the fingerprint scanner. It has a downward-firing speaker at the bottom, next to a USB-C connector and the elusive 3.5mm headphone jack. It weighs188g and is 8.9mm thick, largely due to the massive battery.

Performance and storage

The Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9611 10nm chipset, paired with an octa-core Cortex CPU, a quad 2.3GHz A73, and quad 1.7GHz A53 combo, and a Mali G72 MP3 GPU. The memory configuration in 4/6GB for RAM and 64/128GB for ROM, supported by UFS 2.1, with a dedicated microSDXC card slot, capable of expanding the memory by an extra 1T. This is a lot of raw power, capable of flagship performance. There is hardly any task one can through at such an SoC set up and get disappointed, even if it’s a graphics-intensive gaming experience.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with the triple camera set up, flagged off by the 48mp 26mm wide-angle primary camera, supported by an 8mp 12mm ultra-wide lens and a 5’ mp depth sensor. The photos are great, sharp, and very well detailed. The depth sensor works wonders with the bokeh, creating great and believable distance variance. You may also want to see Nokia 5.3 smartphone.

The edge detection is great in portrait mode, creating a very believable blurry background. It can shoot 4k video at 30fps,2k at 30fps, Full HD at up to 60fps, and 720p at 120fps. The front-facing selfie camera is a formidable 20mp 26mm wide lens. The selfies are well detailed, clear, and rich in color. It supports HDR and can shoot 1080p video at 30fps.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy M21’s flagship specification most definitely got to be the battery, the biggest yet in a Samsung phone. The 6000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery can easily 2 last days, even with a power user. On top of all that, there is 15Wwirelesss charging to fill up this massive battery so there’s pretty much no scenario that this phone is running out of juice. The battery endurance should be anywhere north of 130 hours.

Software

The Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with Android 10.0 with One UI 2 on top straight out of the box. The new One UI 2 is a big improvement from the versions of yesteryears. It has been redesigned and optimized, making it lighter, faster, and more interactive. It has less bloatware, feeling less invasive but the extra apps integrated into the UI are most productive, making the experience even more enjoyable, even recommendable.

Remarks

All said and done, the Samsung Galaxy M21 is very much a true value king. That massive battery, an AMOLED screen, and the well-optimized chipset set this device apart from the many midranges in this particular segment. Having no IP rating or wireless charging is not a bad compromise. It supports Bluetooth 5 and dual standby nano sim. It comes in Midnight Blue and Raven Black.

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Category:
LAUNCHMarch, 2020
SUPPORTED NETWORKS
2GYes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GYes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4GYes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
BODY
Weight188g
Dimensions159 x 75.1 x 8.9mm
Body MaterialFront Gorilla Glass, Plastic back/frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM)
DISPLAY
Size6.4 inches
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, (403PPI)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
PLATFORM
Operating SystemAndroid v10.0
ChipsetExynos 9611 (10nm)
ProcessorOcta-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUMali-G72 MP3
MEMORY
RAM4GB
Internal Storage64GB
Micro SD SlotYes, microSDXC - dedicated slot
CAMERA
BackTriple: 48MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF + 8MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm + 5MP, f/2.2, (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR, [email protected], [email protected], gyro-EIS
FrontSingle: 20MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
FeaturesHDR, [email protected]
SOUND
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
Alert typesVibration, ringtones
CONNECTIVITY
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
NFC-
RadioYes, with RDS, recording
SENSORS
FingerprintYes
Face IDNo
AccelerometerYes
GyroscopeYes
ProximityYes
CompassYes
BarometerNo
BATTERY
Capacity6000mAh
TypeLi-Po, non-removable
COLORSMidnight Blue, Raven Black

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