The Samsung Galaxy S21 series has finally been announced and the devices have a lot to offer. We give five reasons why you should buy the Galaxy S21 or – if you now have an older Samsung device – switch.
Switch to Samsung Galaxy S21
With the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, Samsung is releasing its main flagships early in the year. The smartphones are faster, more beautiful and more extensive than their predecessors. This makes them an interesting option if you are looking for a new, high-end smartphone that you can use for the coming years.
But even if you are currently using an older Samsung smartphone, such as the Galaxy S9, S10 or S20, there are plenty of reasons to switch to the new S21. In this article we will discuss the most important ones.
1. A new design
In the field of design, Samsung is making the necessary changes with the Galaxy S21. For example, the screen of the smartphone is flat, which means that the curved edges of previous Galaxy S devices have disappeared. This may have looked nice, but not everyone found it ideal because of accidental touches on the touchscreen.
As we are used to from Samsung, the S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra have a front-filling screen with very thin edges and a small camera hole. The screen also has a refresh rate of 120Hz, which ensures very smooth images. Because all animations are shown so smoothly, the Galaxy S21 feels very fast.
If you turn the Galaxy S21 devices over, you will see that the camera island curves around the edge of the device. This looks unique and beautiful and gives the Galaxy S21 a very distinctive look.
2. Considerably improved cameras
Speaking of the cameras: they have been significantly improved and a lot more advanced than those of the Galaxy S20. On the back of the Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus are three cameras: a main camera of 12 megapixel, wide-angle lens of 12 megapixel and telephoto lens of 64 megapixel. You use the latter to zoom in without loss of quality and that goes optically with a maximum of 3x. Thanks to smart software and the Space Zoom function, however, you can zoom in much further without losing much quality.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra does something completely new, because this device even has two zoom lenses: one with 3x optical zoom and the other with no less than 10x. Thanks to a periscopic telephoto lens you can get images very close without loss of quality. It is also nice that the zoom lenses work together and the Galaxy S21 automatically chooses the most suitable lens for every situation. That way you always have the perfect picture.
If you get the Galaxy S21 at home, you can also get started with 8K Video Snap. With this function you can get super sharp 8K photos from the 8K videos that the devices can take.
3. Faster and standard 5G
Switching to the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus or S21 Ultra is of course also interesting due to the performance of the devices. They have the new Exynos 2100 chip, which is one of the fastest chips at the moment. The Galaxy S21 phones therefore fly through the software and run every app and game smoothly. Especially if you now use an older Galaxy S device, you will improve enormously in terms of speed.
This also applies to your internet speed, because the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra support 5G by default. This makes the devices completely ready for the future and suitable for the new mobile network. Furthermore, the batteries last a nice long time and they also charge quickly with a maximum of 25 watts. You can also charge wirelessly and power other devices by placing them on the back of the S21.
4. Android 11 and good software support
Samsung Galaxy S21 phones run on Android 11, the latest version of the mobile operating system. This is great, because it means they are immediately up-to-date and you can also count on good software support.
Samsung regularly releases security updates and even promises to give high-end smartphones three major Android upgrades. Up to and including Android 14 you are good with the Galaxy S21, and that is different with many Android devices.
5. Handy with the Galaxy Buds Pro and Smart Tag
The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra also work optimally together with the Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy Smart Tag. The Buds Pro are the company’s latest wireless earbuds, which pair super fast with your new S21. The Smart Tag is a small, but handy device to find your things. For example, hang the Tag on your key ring or double tap the accessory to find your smartphone.
Buy Samsung Galaxy S21 and pre-order promotion
Are you planning to buy the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus or S21 Ultra, then you can temporarily take advantage of a great pre-order promotion. With the Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus, you get a free set of Galaxy Buds Live earbuds and the Galaxy Smart Tag as a gift. If you go for the S21 Ultra, you get the brand new Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy Smart Tag.
→ Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S21 (Plus) at the Samsung shop
→ Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra at the Samsung shop
If you buy the new smartphone at the official Samsung shop, you will also receive it on the release day (January 29). In addition, you receive an extra 100 euros trade-in discount if you return a Galaxy S or Note device. The suggested retail prices of the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra are 849, 1049 and 1249 euros respectively.
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