The advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung Galaxy A21 | Samsung, the South Korean giant, has launched a mid-range smartphone under the “A” series, namely the Samsung Galaxy A21. It comes with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, quad rear camera setup, and a 4,000mAh battery.
As usual, before I review the advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung Galaxy A21, it’s good to have a look at the specifications of this mid-range phone.
Samsung Galaxy A21 Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy A21 phone features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with HD + resolution, and a trendy punch-hole. The display has a pixel density of 270 Pixels Per Inch (PPI), a 20:9 aspect ratio, and an HD+ resolution paired with 720 x 1600 pixels.
The Samsung Galaxy A21 is powered by MediaTek MT6765 which is also known as MediaTek Helio P35. The SoC is built on a 12nm process, and the octa-core setup includes a Cortex A53 core, of which four are clocked at 2.3GHz and the other four at 1.8GHz. For the GPU side, inserted PowerVR GE8320. On the other hand, it comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB eMMc 5.1 internal storage. Further, it can be expanded via a micro SD card up to 512GB. This smartphone has a dedicated SIM card slot where you can insert two Nano type SIM cards, and a micro SD card.
The Samsung Galaxy A21 has a quad rear camera setup. This setup includes a primary 16MP sensor with autofocus support. This primary setup is paired with a secondary 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. Also comes with a 2MP macro sensor. It supports features like LED flash, panorama, and HDR. The front camera has a 13MP sensor located in the punch-hole screen. Unfortunately, both sensors can only record videos at up to [email protected]
The Samsung Galaxy A21 has a 4,000 mAh battery, and it also supports 15W fast charging technology. The smartphone runs on One UI 2.0, which is based on Android 10. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, and FM radio. Onboard sensors include accelerometer, proximity, and compass. Talking about the biometric options, it includes a rear-mounted physical fingerprint sensor and also supports face unlock. The device is only available in one color option, namely black.
The advantages of the Samsung Galaxy A21
- The Samsung Galaxy A21 already provides an external memory slot. We can add MicroSDSX memory to store photos and videos in external memory.
- The Samsung Galaxy A21 already uses Android 10.0 as the factory default operating system. It works in conjunction with Samsung’s ONE UI 2.0 user interface.
- The Samsung Galaxy A21 has a Quad main camera on the back with 16 MP, for standard width + 8 MP for Ultrawide + 2 MP for Macro + 2 MP for DOF.
- The Samsung Galaxy A21 still has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Still able to connect with any external headset or audio device.
- The Samsung Galaxy A21 has a large 4000 mAh battery. This capacity can make it work longer.
Disadvantages of Samsung Galaxy A21
- The front camera of the Samsung Galaxy A21 does not have an LED flash. But we can still get some relief from the brightness of the LCD when taking photos in low light situations.
- The body of the Samsung Galaxy A21 is not waterproof.
- The Samsung Galaxy A21 does not have an Infra Red sensor. Usually this feature is used to replace the remote control for some devices.
- The Samsung Galaxy A21 battery is not removable. Since the battery is non-removable, usually after using this phone for about 2 years or so, we need to replace the battery at an authorized service center.
- The Samsung Galaxy A21 does not have wireless charging technology. wireless charging is usually available in high-end smartphones.
- The internal memory of 32 GB and 3 GB of RAM is actually not too big, and maybe this is one of the weaknesses of the Samsung Galaxy A21.
Other Considerations Samsung Galaxy A21
The Samsung Galaxy A21 has fast 15W charging with a USB Type-C port, helping to quickly charge the 4000 mAh battery. The battery is not removable to support the slim body of the Samsung Galaxy A21.
On the back side of the body, we can find four vertical cameras with one LED flash. We can also find a fingerprint sensor on the back of the body. The volume button and power button are located on the same left side.
Is the Samsung Galaxy A21 worth buying?
The price of this phone is not very expensive but we can find some good features like 6.5″ Super AMOLED LCD screen which can provide better color display for any application. We can also use external memory with its own slot. This phone is recommended to buy.
Price of Samsung Galaxy A21
Armed with the specifications above, of course many people are curious to know the price of the Samsung Galaxy A21 in Indonesia. Unfortunately, we can’t say for sure how much this smartphone will cost. Most likely the price of the Samsung Galaxy A21 will be in the range of Rp. 4 Million.