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Overall user rating

8.5

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

UI speed
7.5
Camera
7.5
Multimedia
9.5
Internet
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Battery
6.5
Reception
10.0
Display
9.5
Build quality
9.5
Text input
6.0
Everyday usage
7.0
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Marsden74 posted on Mar 05, 2021, 11:48 AM
Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 21, 2019

10.0

S21 Brilliant

Marsden74 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Returned my iPhone 12 which was faulty and tried the S21 and have not looked back since. Much cheaper much faster, better camera. Bigger screen. More apps to choose from. No software issues. Running smooth as you like and fast with 120hrtz screen refresh. Apple is really falling behind on the stuff that most people want.

Build quality
10.0
Solid phone
Reception
10.0
Holds signal excellent
Call quality
10.0
Crystal clear.
Internet
10.0
Very fast
Multimedia
10.0
Everything you need
Camera
10.0
Sharp and snappy pictures.
UI speed
10.0
Blazing fast
Everyday usage
9.0
Works flawlessly
Text input
7.0
Needs a little improvement on the typing
Display
10.0
Amazing screen quality
Battery
8.0
Solid battery life

Pros

  • Everything works really well.

Cons

  • None for the money

16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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hugorja posted on May 14, 2021, 4:47 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 14, 2021

7.0

Regret

hugorja has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

I bought a Galaxy S21 5G grey in Brazil, here the version uses Exynos 2100. I came from an iPhone XR and I regret so much that I trade my iPhone for this phone
Battery: Only 4,5-5h SOT with a 4000mAh cell. My XR used to last 6-7h SOT with the same use profile with a much smaller battery of 2900mAh. My city desn´t have 5G yet.
Screen: Despite the screen operates at 120hz, the phone lags in certain apps, documents and all the times I open the camera. My iPhone XR, an 2018 phone didn´t lag at all.
Camera: I don´t know what samsung does with the camera. I had to take 10 pictures until I found one that I liked. My iPhone XR I had to take only one picture and boom. Samsung uses an oversharp algorhitm that destroys the photo, loses detail and increase noise. I just hated almost every picture I took.
The typing experience is horrible. I miss almost every word I type and I don´t know why
The smartphone heats and drains a lot of battery even when I was doing simple tasks like bluetooth audio, instagram, email.
Overheats and drains a lot of battery when I used the camera.

I sold my S21 and Bought an iPhone 11. Now I am happy again

Build quality
9.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
5.0
UI speed
5.0
Everyday usage
5.0
Text input
5.0
Display
9.0
Battery
5.0

Pros

  • Screen

Cons

  • Battery life
  • Camera oversharpening
  • Typing experience
  • Overheating

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