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    In a nutshell

    • 6.2” Full HD+ AMOLED display
    • 64 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP triple lens camera
    • 128 GB storage
    • Facial recognition and fingerprint scanner
    • 5G connectivity

    What Carphone Warehouse says

    What Carphone Say

    “Capture every moment with sharp detail and clarity thanks to the 64 MP triple camera. Take clear low-light photos in Night mode or impressive panoramas - everything looks fantastic on the Galaxy S21.”

    What Users Say

    4.0 based on

    • Operating System

      Android 11

    • Camera

      12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP + F2.2 Quad Rear Camera

    • Storage

      Available in 128GB and 256GB

    • Display

      6.2 inches

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    Overview

    The ultimate in self-expression

    Make every moment epic with Galaxy S21 5G's next generation camera and video. Create high-res stills with 8K Video Snap and get share-ready shots first time, every time with Single Take. Galaxy S21 5G is unashamedly different with sleek, contour-cut metal housing and stylish colours. It's the ultimate combination of smart tech and stylish looks.

    Next Generation Camera
    8K Video Snap

    Durable Design
    Gorilla® Glass Victus & Glastic Rear

    Striking Colour
    Dynamic AMOLED 2X

    Share instantly
    with next generation cameras

    The power to take your best shots yet. Shoot with all your video cameras at once, or star in your own movie by recording front and rear together. The action is super steady and life-like too. Shoot incredibly detailed 8K Videos, then pull out hi-res stills with 8K Video Snap - perfect for stunning portrait expressions, epic landscapes and everything in-between. And say goodbye to endless re-takes with Single Take and 5x more facial recognition. What's more, there's tons of features like Night Mode, studio lighting and natural bokeh effects to bring out the beauty in every image.

    Stylish shades that reflect you

    Be unashamedly different with Galaxy S21 5G. Boasting a sleek new shape and stylish shades, Galaxy S21 5G is the ultimate in self-expression. The contour-cut metal camera fuses beautifully with the device, and Samsung's new frosted haze effect and metal frame look and feel amazing, making smudges and fingerprints a thing of the past. Featuring the toughest Gorilla® Glass Victus, Glastic Rear and an AL7S10 Metal Frame for protection and peace of mind, Galaxy S21 5G is designed to look pristine.

    Speed, power,
    creativity...

    Galaxy S21's 5G's Exynos 2100 5nm processor brings all the performance you need. Packed with the oomph to rule your social feed while effortlessly keeping up with 8K video editing. Get a smooth, console-quality gaming experience. Never-miss-a-moment in connectivity. Connect to speedy 5G1, make clearer video calls and download twice as fast.

    5nm processor

    8GB RAM

    8K Camera

    A screen to turn heads

    Treat your eyes with Galaxy S21 5G's Dynamic AMOLED 2X display that keeps everything looking brilliant and smooth. See movies in stunning colour. The 6.2" Infinity-O Display allows you to game or watch your favourite film even in bright sunlight. Scrolling is silky smooth and interactions are incredibly responsive. What's more, the new 120Hz adaptive refresh rate levels up for gaming or levels down when scrolling social media feeds to save your battery.

    Unreal power, packaged neatly inside

    With vault-like security and a binge-worthy battery, Galaxy S21 5G has your back no matter what. Stream, share and create - your content stays totally secure. The large sensor, smarter AI and 5nm processor put next generation, vault-like security in your hands. From faster fingerprint authentication to next-level privacy controls, there's nothing holding you back. Galaxy S21 5G is durable too. Featuring IP682 and Dust Resistance, it's fit for almost any environment.

    Faster

    Exynos 2100
    Processor

    Tougher

    Gorilla® Glass Victus AL7S10 Metal Frame

    More storage options

    128GB / 256GB

    What's in the box

    Galaxy S21 5G comes packaged with just what you need - USB Type-C data and charging cable, ejection pin and Quick Start Guide. Just another way of being good to the environment.

    Find new ways to boost
    your phone

    Galaxy S21 5G is epic in every way. And now it comes with loads of epic Boosts. Listen to your favourite tracks in superb quality, binge-watch like a boss, get your game face on, unleash your inner creative, explore a relaxing world of meditation, or even get fitter. Samsung’s picked some of the most exciting apps, from music to meditation, for you to discover how much more your Galaxy S21 5G can do.

    Eligibility, offers and T&Cs vary by partner. For full T&Cs visit samsung.com/uk/boost.

    Compare the
    Galaxy S21 range

    Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

    Galaxy S21+ 5G

    Galaxy S21 5G

    Display

    6.8"

    3200 x 1440
    WQHD+ (515 ppi)

    Dynamic AMOLED 2X -

    120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate (10-120Hz)

    Eye Comfort Shield

    6.7"

    2400 x 1080
    FHD+ (394 ppi)

    Dynamic AMOLED 2X -

    120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate (48-120Hz)

    Eye Comfort Shield

    6.2"

    2400 x 1080
    FHD+ (421 ppi)

    Dynamic AMOLED 2X -

    120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate (48-120Hz)

    Eye Comfort Shield

    Body

    Gorilla® Glass Victus

    AL7S10 Metal Frame

    Gorilla® Glass Victus

    AL7S10 Metal Frame

    Gorilla® Glass Victus

    + Glastic Rear

    AL7S10 Metal Frame

    Rear Cameras

    12MP ƒ2.2 Ultra Wide

    108MP ƒ1.8 Wide

    10MP ƒ2.4 Telephoto

    10MP ƒ4.9 Telephoto

    Laser AF Time-of-Flight

    12MP ƒ2.2 Ultra Wide

    12MP ƒ1.8 Wide

    64MP ƒ2.0 Telephoto

    -

    -

    12MP ƒ2.2 Ultra Wide

    12MP ƒ1.8 Wide

    64MP ƒ2.0 Telephoto

    -

    -

    Front camera

    40MP ƒ2.2 Wide

    10MP ƒ2.2 Wide

    10MP ƒ2.2 Wide

    Performance

    Exynos 2100

    Exynos 2100

    Exynos 2100

    Battery

    5,000 mAh3

    4,800 mAh3

    4,000 mAh3

    Charging

    25W Super Fast Charging

    15W Fast Wireless Charging

    Wireless PowerShare

    25W Super Fast Charging

    15W Fast Wireless Charging

    Wireless PowerShare

    25W Super Fast Charging

    15W Fast Wireless Charging

    Wireless PowerShare

    Memory

    12GB RAM

    16GB RAM

    8GB RAM

    -

    8GB RAM

    -

    Storage

    128GB

    256GB

    512GB

    128GB

    256GB

    -

    128GB

    256GB

    -

    Sound

    Stereo Speakers by AKG

    Dolby Atmos

    Stereo Speakers by AKG

    Dolby Atmos

    Stereo Speakers by AKG

    Dolby Atmos

    Water & Dust Resistance

    IP682

    IP682

    IP682

    Colours

    Phantom Black

    Phantom Silver

    -

    -

    Phantom Violet

    Phantom Silver

    Phantom Black

    -

    Phantom White

    Phantom Grey

    Phantom Pink

    Phantom Violet

    Connectivity

    5G1

    WiFi 6E

    UWB Tracking

    S Pen4

    5G1

    WiFi 6

    UWB Tracking

    -

    5G1

    WiFi 6

    -

    -

    Weight

    227g

    200g

    169g

    1 5G functionality requires compatible network connection and tariff.

    2 Based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 metres of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.

    3 Typical value based on testing under third party lab conditions. Rated capacity for Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is 4,855 mAh, 4,660 for Galaxy S21+ 5G and 3,880 mAh for Galaxy S21 5G.

    4 S Pen sold separately.

    SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 5G FAQS

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    SPECIFICATION SUMMARY

    WHAT's IN THE BOX

    The box contains

    • Device
    • USB cable
    • SIM card removal tool
    • Quick Start Guide

    FULL SPECIFICATIONS

    • Dimensions

      • 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm

      • 169 grams

    • Specification

    • Body

      • Nano

    • Calls & Messages

    • Operating System

      • Android

      • Android 11

    • Apps

      • Play Store

    • Battery

      • 4000 mAh

      • USB Type-C

    • Special Features

      • Bixby/Google Assistant

    • Connectivity

    • Camera

      • LED

      • 4K@60fps, 8K@24fps

      • AR Emoji,Bixby Vison,Food,Hyperlapse,Live Focus,Night,Panorama,Photo,Pro,Slow Motion,Super slow-mo,Video

      • 10 megapixels

      • 4K @ 60fps

      • 64 megapixels

    • Music and entertainment

      • Dolby Atmos, EQ, UHQ upscaler

    • Storage

      • 128 GB

    • Processor

      • Octa

      • Exynos 2100 Octa-Core

      • 8 GB

    • Display

      • Full HD Plus

      • 421 ppi

      • 1080 x 2400 pixels

      • Dynamic AMOLED 2X

      • 6.2 inches

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    Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 205.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Mo10 from Excellent phone overall, one gripe I have though Removal of the sd card holder is very disappointing
    Date published: 2021-10-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by Truepal from Disappointed Product I am so disappointed that I felt like to share my views publicly. It's the worst Samsung phone I have purchased and felt that Samsung has actually taken a U-Turn by forcing people to move ahead with the technology regardless if it is counter productive. I've listed things which you will definitely miss on this model. To begin with 1) No charger, only cable 2) No External Memory, so eventually you will run out space and will run around with external connector to do your backups 3) No 3.5m Jack, so you have to keep you wireless headphones charged whilst your phone charged (an extra job to maintain private conversation) 4) Cannot select lower pixels for Camera so the file size is always high or you choose hvec format which you will have pain to convert or to share with others. 5) Useless apps & Widgets packed which even if you disable they are running behind using up memory, so out of 8gb ram, 3gb is always used up.
    Date published: 2021-10-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by Shum from Performs standard functions well but lacks sparkle I upgraded to an S21 5G earlier this year, so have given it a few months use before leaving a review. Going from my oneplus 6 back to the Samsung S series, I was expecting to be really wowed. Unfortunately not. The phone performs basis functions well, can run multiple apps simultaneously with little impact to speed. Graphics are solid (however having the device screen set to bright will impact the battery life). Camera is OK, I would probably say on a par with the OP6 for the rear camera but the front camera is significantly better. Battery life lasts about a day, the most annoying thing is having to restart it every few weeks when it freezes/crashes. Not sure if this is the phone or my contract provider but I can be sat in a room and the call quality just drops to nothing, have to restart and then it works a treat (happens on WiFi calling and off wifi) All in all, it's a solid, functional phone that performs basic functions well but it just doesn't delight me and I certainly don't love it. Just seems to miss that sparkle that Samsung used to have. Would I recommend it? Actually no, my partner went to upgrade his phone a couple of weeks ago and my advice was to avoid the S21.
    Date published: 2021-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by The Gadget from PHONE For the 2020s Great new features particularly the fingerprint recognition that makes logging in more secure and easy. Also used by a number of apps to log in.
    Date published: 2021-10-09