Samsung Galaxy A21s - Its All About The Battery Life

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Samsung announced the Galaxy A21s mid-range android smartphone in India which starts from INR 16,499/- available on sale since 17/06/2020.
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Firstly, What makes the Samsung Galaxy A21s stand out?
Secondly, What are the improvements over it's predecessor the Samsung Galaxy A20s?
Finally, Worth it for INR 16,499?
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•1) Look & Feel (12/15)
Looks come in the form of 3 beautiful colors Blue, White & Black. Among which the trio white & blue does make this Samsung Galaxy A21s stand apart.
It carries dimensions of 163.7 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm (Length x Width x Thickness) & Weigh's 192g which should feel fairly comfortable & manageable in palm of your hand.
The build uses Scratch Resistant Glass (no mention of Corning Gorilla Glass) on front & poly-carbonate back along with plastic frame to provide good build quality and comfortable feel in hand.

•2) Display (11/15)
The display quality comes from 6.5' HD+ 1600x720 pixels resolution PLS TFT panel having 270 ppi density (sharpness) in 20:9 aspect ratio (cinematic). The display supports Display models (preset display calibration settings).
Considering all the above put together along with higher brightness & contrast (better sunlight visibility) should provide you a display with excellent quality & amazing viewing experience.

•3) Features (12/15)
The awesome features list include dual nano SIM slot, 4G LTE/LTE-A with VoLTE & VoWi-Fi, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac & Dual-Band (2.4G+5G)), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo & BDS), Sensors (rear fingerprint, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity), USB Type-C, Single speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, But misses out on NFC.
There is 2 RAM of 4/6GB LPDDR4x & 1 Storage of 64GB eMMC 5.1 variant on offer. It also supports dedicated MicroSD card slot upto 512GB. 

•4) Performance (14/20)
The internals is powered by Samsung Exynos 850 SOC (8nm Fabrication) which is an Octa-Core processor (4x2.0 Ghz Arm Cortex A55 & 4x2.0 Ghz Arm Cortex A55), Mali-G52 graphics, upto 6GB RAM & 64GB storage.
The software on-board Android 10 with Samsung's One UI 2.0 on top with few software features to let you customize some options as per your taste & requirements.
The performance should be very good thanks to all the tech inside, which would handle all your daily tasks (fairly quick app loading times, Better Multitasking & Smoother UI operations) quite well and for all the gamers out there you should be able to play basic games ( & list goes on) very well but all demanding games (PubG, Asphalt 9, Call of Duty Mobile & list goes on) might not run very well / very smooth (due to lack of horsepower as the SOC lacks Arm Cortex A72 powerful cores). Also the audio quality from single speakers should be very good as well which ads to immersive experience (gaming & video watching).
Talking about RAM management which is my favorite part and here too the performance is pretty good thanks ot upto 6GB of RAM but could have been better (it could have been more efficient for my liking, especially for heavy users) to enhance overall performance.

•5) Camera (14/20)
The rear camera comes with quad lenses which includes 48MP Main (26mm lens, 1/2.0' sensor size, f/2.0 aperture, 0.8 micron pixel & PDAF), 8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 aperture, 1.12 micron pixel, 123° FOV) 2MP Macro (f/2.4, 4cm distance) &  2MP Depth (f/2.4) with LED flash. In terms of video recording it supports upto FHD(1080p)@30fps. The rear camera features include HDR, Live Focus/Portrait & Panorama.
The front camera comes with single lens 13
MP wide (f/2.2 aperture, 1/3.1' sensor size, 1.12 micron pixel, Fixed Focus). In terms of video recording it support's upto FHD(1080p)@30fps.
Talking about image, The overall image quality from 48MP main lens should be very good  in day light & good even under low lightThe overall image quality from 8MP ultrawide lens should be very good in daylight & good in low light, The overall image quality from the 2MP macro lens should be pretty good as well.
Talking about video, The overall video quality from 48MP main lens in FHD@30fps should be very good in day light & good even under low light, The video stabilization is good but could have been better (as there is no proper/dedicated stabilization option).  The overall video quality from 8MP ultrawide lens in FHD@30fps should be very good in daylight & good in low light.
Talking about image & video quality from 13MP front camera should be quite great overall (very good in day light & quite good in low light).

•6) Battery (14/15)
The non-removable Li-Ion battery capacity is rated at 5000 mah, Which supports 15W fast charging.
Talking about battery life the increase in battery capacity from its predecessor (4000 mah on Samsung Galaxy A20) and thanks to better & much efficient Exynos 850 SOC (Snapdragon 450 on Samsung Galaxy A20) while keeping same HD+ screen resolution you can easily expect much better battery life from Samsung Galaxy A20.
SOT (Screen On Time) : upto 10h Avg*.
Battery Life : upto 2 day Avg*.
*Above stats give you better understanding of the screen on time and battery life which you can expect in real world (Note : Battery life depends on one's usage (light/medium/heavy), task (video watching/gaming/camera) & network (wifi/5G/4G/3G). Based on one's usage, task & network above SOT & Battery Life will increase/decrease respectively.

+Very Good Build.
+Pretty Good Display.
+Very Good Performance.
+Very good Audio Quality.
+Very Good Camera & Video Recording. 
+Extra-Ordinary Battery Life.

-Display resolution is 720p HD+ & Not Super AMOLED tech either.
-Performance could have been much better (especially gaming).
-No 4K Video recording option & limited camera settings (No Pro/Night mode etc.,).
-No NFC Support.
-Slight Premium Price. 

GadgetGuruBN Product Rating* - 77/100.
•<50 - Average •50-60 - Good •60-70 - Very Good • 70-80 - Great •80-90 - Excellent •>90 Extra-Ordinary.
*GadgetGuruBN Product Rating is given based on overall performance of the device on all above factors in it's segment.

VFM Rating* - 4.9/10.
•<5 - High Price •5-5.9 - Good Price •6-6.9 - Very Good Price •7-7.9 - Great Price •8-8.9 - Excellent Price •>=9 Most VFM.
*VFM (Value For Money) Rating is given based on price to performance in it's segment.

To conclude here are the answers to the following questions asked at the beginning,

Firstly, What makes the Samsung Galaxy A21s stand out?
•Exynos 850 (8nm) SOC.

Secondly, What are the improvements over it's predecessor the Samsung galaxy A20s?
•Compact (narrower) with same screen size.
•Bigger battery.
•Newer Exynos 850 (8nm) SOC.
•Upgraded main camera (front & rear) & addition of macro camera. 

Finally, Worth it for INR 16,499?
Based on Pros, Cons, Ratings & if you can pay the slight premium price, Then this Samsung Galaxy A21s is quite a great smartphone & if not, It's still is a very good smartphone which does not offer great value in its price segment.

So what do you think of Samsung Galaxy A21s? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I hope you found this review helpful in clearing your confusion.

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