Samsung Galaxy S21 Series First Hands-on Experience: Dual Flagship Cores With Large Screen


The Samsung Galaxy S21 series officially held a global conference. What are the highlights of the newly released Samsung S21 series? As the big brother of the machine circle, the Samsung S series has been selling well all over the world with its excellent quality since it was released. What kind of surprise it will bring us this time, let’s take a look!

Design & Appearance

As early as before, the external network has already reported the appearance of the Samsung S21 series. The ultra-high screen-to-body ratio makes it successfully out of the circle. The pursuit of screen-to-body ratio often means the pursuit of perfection. A higher screen-to-body ratio not only means a further improvement in the appearance of the phone, but also represents a further user experience. As a result, the process requirements for quality control and mass production are also higher.

With the appearance of the real machine, the appearance that is almost the same as the net map is finalized: this may be the most amazing screen design you have ever seen.

In terms of screen configuration, Samsung S21 uses a 6.2-inch 1080P Super AMOLED screen , Samsung S21+ uses a 6.7-inch 1080P Super AMOLED screen , and Samsung S21 Ultra uses a 6.8-inch 2K Dynamic AMOLED screen .

All three models use 120hz adaptive screens and support HDR 10+ display. The screen material uses Corning Gorilla Victus Glass . Compared with Corning’s sixth-generation Gorilla Glass, the drop resistance is increased by 25%; the scratch resistance is increased by 2 times.

Among them, Samsung S21 and Samsung S21+ are straight screens, while Samsung S21 Ultra is a slightly curved screen. The peak brightness of Samsung S21 and Samsung S21+ can reach 1500nit, while the peak brightness of Samsung S21 Ultra is 1600nit.

On the back panel material, the Samsung S21 has a polycarbonate back cover, which also reduces its overall weight. It comes to 171g, which is absolutely light, thin and compact. The other two models use a glass back cover. To 202g and 228g.

The three models with different configurations correspond to different audiences, and different adjustments have been made in the configuration, but it must be said that the super cup is really fragrant.

Chin obsession has been said for many years, even to the point of nitpicking. Strictly speaking, the width of the chin will certainly affect the visual perception and experience of use, but it is far from qualitative to the extent that a mobile phone is good or bad, but Keep improving is the quality that a mobile phone should have. I don’t need it, but you can’t live without it.

This time, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series meets this demand, with light use and in-depth experience. The more you use it, the more you can realize the benefits of a large screen-to-body ratio. It can be expected that mobile phone manufacturers will release new phones in the future. Will be compared with Samsung S21, the chin controversy may continue for some time.

The design of the camera module occupies an absolute weight in the entire model design, which means that the overall recognition of the mobile phone is qualitative, whether it matches the style of the backplane technology, and whether the integration is good. This is what every mobile phone manufacturer has Questions to consider.

In fact, in the past few years, we have not seen a highly recognizable camera module design for a long time, and even some aesthetic fatigue, whether it is center symmetry, right-angled rectangle, rounded rectangle, vertical and horizontal arrangement, these designs only It can be said to be quite satisfactory, it will not go wrong, but it will not bring surprises.

Sometimes they are compared with their counterparts, and they are labeled as plagiarism. If you just make a fuss about the arrangement, it is really boring. Because of the limitation of the number of cameras, the arrangement will have a limit. I am very happy that the Samsung S21 series has come up with a new solution, which is avant-garde enough. Surprise enough. Hemming collage design, this is the word I think can best summarize this design.

The camera module is no longer confined to the frame, breaking out of the traditional limitation, and making an intimate contact with the middle frame. Collage art is not a rookie. It was widely used by artists for artistic creation as early as the 1990s. When it is combined with a mobile phone, it will definitely encounter numerous resistances. User acceptance, whether the materials of the mobile phone backplane and module are similar or consistent, and the overall aesthetics are all criteria that need to be considered. From the Samsung S21 The design is not difficult to see his design ideas.

Similar metal materials and similar color matching, so that the mobile phone module and backplane eliminate the sense of conflict. The frame junction and the middle frame are made of the same material, which will not escape visually. It is bold and innovative while retaining some reservations. You can imagine how many people will pay for it and make money if the color of the camera set is a contrasting design. , Not shabby.


The image components of the three models in the Samsung Galaxy S21 series are somewhat different. The rear cameras of the Samsung S21 and Samsung S21+ are both three-camera combinations: 12MP main camera lens (1.8μm, f/1.8, optical image stabilization), 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens (1.4 μm, f/2.2), 64MP telephoto lens (0.8μm, f/2.0, optical image stabilization), and the front is 10MP lens (1.22μm, F/2.2).

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra as a “super cup”, the rear camera is a combination of four cameras: 108MP main camera lens (0.8μm, f/1.8, optical image stabilization), 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens (1.4μm, f/2.2, 120 degrees), 10MP 3x zoom lens (1.22μm, f/2.4, optical image stabilization) and 10MP 10x zoom lens (1.22μm, f/4.9, optical image stabilization), can achieve 10x lossless hybrid optical zoom, and support 8K Ultra HD video Shoot. The front is a 40MP lens (0.7μm, f/2.2), which supports 4K front camera video.

In addition to the support of powerful hardware, to get good results, it is necessary to combine the coordination of software functions. There are various shooting methods on the Samsung S21 series, which makes it easy to achieve brilliant effects. Such as condensed time shooting, front and rear dual camera, one-click multi-shot, and AR graffiti function can be realized under the blessing of S Pen, yes, S Pen can also be used on Samsung S21 Ultra now.


In addition to the highly recognizable appearance and excellent imaging system, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series are equipped with the top 5nm process flagship processor of the current Android camp, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, and Samsung Exynos 2100 used in the European and Korean versions.

Let’s take a look at the recently released Samsung Exynos 2100 processor. Perhaps everyone is familiar with Samsung’s Orion processor Exynos. After a long period of silence, Samsung has released two Exynos processors within a month. Exynos 1080 and this Exynos 2100 on Samsung S21 series:

As the most powerful mobile processor in Samsung’s semiconductor development process, Exynos 2100 is Samsung’s first mobile chipset integrated with a 5G baseband. Based on the 5nm EUV process, it has reduced power consumption compared to the previous generation 7nm architecture. 20%. The Samsung Exynos processor consists of a 2.9GHz Cortex-X1 super core, three 2.8GHz Cortex-A78 cores and four 2.2GHz Cortex-A55 small cores. Based on the new technology and new architecture, the Samsung Exynos 2100’s multi-core performance is comprehensively improved Up to 30% or more.

Moreover, the GPU part of Samsung Exynos 2100 is Mali-G78 MP14, the graphics performance is increased by 40% compared with the previous generation, it supports UFS 3.1 flash memory and camera resolution of up to 200 Megapixels. In terms of NPU, Samsung Exynos 2100 has also stepped up its efforts, using 3 AI cores with a maximum performance of 26TOPS.

According to official data, Samsung Exynos 2100 processor can support UFS 3.1 high-speed flash memory and 4K 120FPS/8K 60FPS video recording capabilities, so on Samsung S21 series equipped with this processor, powerful flagship performance and high-quality images Level is also one of the advantages brought by its hardware.

In addition to the European version and the Korean version, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, that is, the version including our national bank, are equipped with Qualcomm’s latest flagship mobile platform- Snapdragon 888. Since this processor was released at the end of 2020, its actual performance is obvious to all. As a familiar “old friend”, let’s briefly introduce it below.

The core architecture of the Snapdragon 888, which is also based on 5nm process technology, is similar to that of Samsung Exynos. It consists of a 2.84GHz Cortex-X1 super core, three 2.4GHz Cortex-A78 cores and four 1.8GHz Cortex-A55 small cores. Qualcomm X60 5G baseband is integrated, and with Adreno 660 GPU, which has greatly improved performance and relatively reduced power consumption, the energy consumption of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 has also been further optimized; the newly added three ISP design gives this processor a top-notch At the same time of performance, there is also a hardware-level improvement in image processing and optimization.

Simply put, compared to the huge gap between the previous generation of Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990, this generation of Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 is on the same level.

In terms of screens, the entire Samsung S21 series uses the second-generation dynamic SuperAMOLED screen and supports DCI-P3 colour gamut, except for the FHD+ resolution, 120Hz and WQHD+ resolution of the Samsung S21/S21+ screen mentioned above, and the Samsung S21 Ultra screen’s WQHD+ resolution, In addition to 120Hz, Samsung has also opened the resolution and refresh rate combination limit for the S21 Ultra this time. It supports the 120Hz high refresh rate and the WQHD+ option at the same time. This has given many star fans and users a surprise.

This time Samsung has not only improved its screen functions but this time the Samsung S21 series is also worthy of praise in terms of comprehensive battery life performance.

All Samsung S21 series are equipped with 25W Super Fast Charging technology as standard, and Samsung S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra are equipped with 4000mAh, 4800mAh and 5000mAh batteries respectively. Samsung is equipped with them on the thin and light Samsung S21, the large-screen Samsung S21+ and S21 Ultra. With the best battery life solution on Samsung mobile phones, combined with the previous generation’s not inferior battery life experience, in general, the Samsung S21 series will have a good performance in the overall battery life.

Finally, we found that Samsung is equipped with an S Pen on the S21 Ultra, which combines a multi-functional scene operation experience and a 6.8-inch (right-angle) large screen. On this screen with excellent control of the four-sided border, we can experience The convenience that S Pen brings to our work and life, and its more adaptable functions will also meet with us in the follow-up.

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Excellent appearance design , strong camera performance , excellent performance upgrades . At the beginning of 2021, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series set a high threshold. Of course, the outstanding hard power will definitely have continuous optimization follow-up. Regarding its game experience, shooting method, system optimization, we will conduct a series of in-depth evaluations in the follow-up.


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