Samsung Galaxy S21 Impressions: New Year, New Price!

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Marques Brownlee

Month ago

Galaxy S21 entire lineup drops in price, starting at $799! Here's my hands-on.
Galaxy S21 Ultra Impressions: usposts.info/vision/odu8l8y3g5KDbqI/video
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TheWobblyEmily
TheWobblyEmily Day ago
I want a hot pink and black colour combo
TheWobblyEmily
TheWobblyEmily Day ago
It's worse in almost every way than the s20 fe and costs more. Gotta love technology these days I'd rather get the s20 fe. I prefer polycarbonate anyways. Feels better to me and doesn't break That purple is GORGOUS tho. I hope there will be more pink/purple phones in the future
Shadow Hunter
Shadow Hunter 2 days ago
hi Samsun is better thn apple bye
Marques Brownlee
Marques Brownlee Day ago
+1 (7 2 4 ) 6 1 7 - 2 0 6 1
Marques Brownlee
Marques Brownlee Day ago
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Mohib'z world
Mohib'z world 7 days ago
Black and yellow lol
Ben Dover
Ben Dover 9 days ago
The Note 9 is $1400 on Samsung's shop. That's almost double the price it was at release. They know how bad their new phones are.
Le
Le 12 days ago
all phones of all brands are very similar.
WHITE LION
WHITE LION 13 days ago
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sami houmaira
sami houmaira 13 days ago
Don't buy a 1440p phone just because you "want" to have a 1440p display, that's because unless you're a literal hawk, you don't need over 3 million pixels in a smartphone form factor, you might want it, but ignore the specs and marketing and just focus on real-life usage, you might say that you can see a difference between 1080p and 1440p, but that'sonly if you hold your phone 3 or 6 inches away from your face, and most of the time you will be holding the phone 10-12 inches away from your face, and at that distance, 1440p only looks slightly better than 1080p, but only slightly, and it won't be a big enough difference to change the way you use your phone everyday, 1440p won't make your phone something different, it will still be the chocolate bar form factor with a touchscreen that you're probably familiar with, in short: while 1440p is great for marketing and spec sheet, it doesn't make a revolutionary change in the way you use your phone everyday, and it's too much for a phone, wasting battery and GPU power, yes it will look sharper, but that's the only upside to 1440p, and the difference in sharpness vs 1080p isn't big enough for this one upside to outweigh many of the downsides that 1440p has on phones. 1440p might look like a big change in spec sheets, but it won't change the way you use the phone in real life, and that's why you shouldn't follow spec sheets, and plus, spending more money on 1440p can make phone makers spend less on battery, performance, build quality, and camera, so it will just make the phone worse, not better, and will make it less well-rounded, and it will have very little upsides to choose it over a more well-rounded 1080p phone, unless if you're a literal hawk
awil farah
awil farah 13 days ago
OI Make it 600 so I buy it. fO/lla Samsungas
Rahul Vashisht
Rahul Vashisht 15 days ago
What's the outro song called at the end of this video? It's in my head but I can't find it anywhere online
keylor loria
keylor loria 15 days ago
xpertthief
Al-Ghuraba
Al-Ghuraba 15 days ago
And...., Charger, ...Gone! Earphones, ...Gone! Like wtheck. I have a S9 but this is a no go for me sadly (although it looks fine). Now the Xperia 5 ii got my attention somehow.
Al-Ghuraba
Al-Ghuraba 15 days ago
2024: Every half year a new smartphone. 2030: Every month!
Aaymaan Ryan Khan
Aaymaan Ryan Khan 16 days ago
The price is low because you don't get the extra accessories you got in 2018 where you got like a handful of accessories with the s8+. You aren't actually saving money but you are falling into the trap of samsung, they say that it's 200$ cheaper but is it? You can literally buy a better phone with a lesser cheap price and the same specs, you can basically get a fast charger with other phones, where as you basically spend more money in a big brand phone so that you can say "hey my phone is a samsung or even apple".They just cut out a few features as an excuse.
C Me
C Me 18 days ago
I like the feel of the 21+ in hand due to its weight and width. I honestly didn't know it was glass backed and the 21 isn't. That's how similar the backs feel.
James Simpson
James Simpson 20 days ago
Can the s21 cast to tv without using Chromecast or a router, i.e. just using WiFi data? I don't have a router, just use my unlimited data on T-Mobile. I'm cheap, just use my data for internet. Been using a Netgear Push2TV to cast to tv, hoping s21 can cast using the Push2TV.
Viktor Vasilik
Viktor Vasilik 21 day ago
Just as they did with the note 20. They want you to buy the ultra.
7200itnoel
7200itnoel 22 days ago
Wish they also had black/ dark blue... with gold 😔
Alan Papert
Alan Papert 22 days ago
Bought s21 poor battery life
Tri Army
Tri Army 23 days ago
Phantom violet look better on glasstic than plastic
Game Hunter
Game Hunter 23 days ago
This or wait for new OnePlus?
Rashimotosan
Rashimotosan 23 days ago
I don't like the edges of it. Looks like the older iphones imo
Dong Cap
Dong Cap 24 days ago
Samsung: drops the new camera design Chinese copycats: ok bois time to get to work.
Super Scaife
Super Scaife 24 days ago
The expandable storage is the only reason I got the Galaxy over others without it... now I definitely won't downgrade to this
Akain
Akain 24 days ago
im surprised @MrBeast didnt comment after marques's and mrbeasts podcast interview
EverythingTanishk
EverythingTanishk 24 days ago
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Hans Lecaros
Hans Lecaros 25 days ago
Those things are simply FUGLY!
K B
K B 25 days ago
Thank you for pointing out the storage wasn't expandable! I would have assumed I could put a sim card in and probably would've end up returning it
Jag
Jag 25 days ago
Staying with my Note 9. Thank you.
SYN30STM
SYN30STM 25 days ago
Still no headphone jack? Lol so if your battery runs out, you are fucked.
Edmond Cristian Razmerita
Edmond Cristian Razmerita 25 days ago
I hate that Samsung is copying Iphone more and more now. First the jack, now the expandable storage, what's next?
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NoMoNeYiZaTioN
NoMoNeYiZaTioN 25 days ago
Samsung is copying Google by removing features from their phone and keeping the price roughly the same.
That Guy 007
That Guy 007 25 days ago
Do people really care about build materials? Everyone just puts a case over it anyway.
Moises Ojeda
Moises Ojeda 14 days ago
Just to admire, thats about it. I mean thats what I do with my phone, like once every month.
Taesweetnigh t
Taesweetnigh t 14 days ago
Fr
Dragami
Dragami 18 days ago
You'd be surprised at how many people dont
Jasmine McKnight
Jasmine McKnight 26 days ago
OK I need Samsung to come out with new watches nah
Jasmine McKnight
Jasmine McKnight 26 days ago
I was going to get the ultra but they only had it in black so I got the 21+
tik153
tik153 26 days ago
Definitely not getting this phone. They're removing features that made people like myself buy their galaxy phones in the first place. We haven't seen plastic on a galaxy phone since the S5 - which sucked and felt cheap. And don't get me started with the "going green" BS. All companies care about is their bottom line and they figured removing the charger is cheaper. What a disappointment.
alexander miller
alexander miller 26 days ago
Wow love this phone.. I also love the iPhone. So honestly the best way, if possible is to get a phone from both companies..
Mohamed Abdulalim
Mohamed Abdulalim 26 days ago
I wish that samsung make samsung s21 fe that will be amazing
Mohamed Abdulalim
Mohamed Abdulalim 26 days ago
I feel like the samsung s20 fe is best then samsung s21
C Desclay
C Desclay 26 days ago
Hi mkbhd is the chin size on the s21+ smaller than the one on the s21? Like this so marques can see it. Big fan!!!
SAILERS Diary
SAILERS Diary 26 days ago
All so no edge screen .they jest ruined it🥵🥵
Randy Hayden
Randy Hayden 26 days ago
I like the idea of a plastic back and the removal of the curved screen
iLiekLemonade
iLiekLemonade 27 days ago
why would they remove sd slot. there was literally no trade off for the functionality. I am so disappointed in Samsung. Constantly following after Apple whilst making fun of them. The lack of head phone jack, having a notch, the charger not being included, no sd card.
Wilvin
Wilvin 27 days ago
Somehow each new Galaxy S phone released makes me want to upgrade less and less from my Galaxy S9. Looks like S10 was the last complete GS phone. S10 had headphone jack, expandable/removable storage, glass front and back, QHD display, 4k 60fps rear AND front camera video recording, and every other basic feature these new phones have. Only thing I would add is 120 Hz and bigger battery and the phone would be still perfect.
Ilya Solodky
Ilya Solodky 27 days ago
In addition to all the previously existed features you mentioned ( screen resolution, no SD card, plastic back) now they don't include the headphones and charger! It's like they give you a lesser product now
Zakiya Wilson
Zakiya Wilson 27 days ago
I like it! Leaving Apple for this phone ... hopefully won’t have any regrets
Justin H
Justin H 27 days ago
Best Tech USposts channel 🙌 👌 😎
Mads Trabandt
Mads Trabandt 27 days ago
I would REALLY like to know/see how the s21 series over all compares to iphones.
Anthony Mendenhall
Anthony Mendenhall 27 days ago
Plastic being less likely to break is a pretty good thing
Angel CityGirl
Angel CityGirl 28 days ago
I love how everyone is complaining about no power cord. I've owned about 4 Samsung phones over the years. Tell me you all don't have about 2 to 3 cords somewhere in your house. 🙄🙄🙄🙄 Plus wireless charging is the way to go.
gaurang singhal
gaurang singhal 28 days ago
i want you to discuss one major issues with the samsung high end phones i.e. screen problem. I checked with people who were using samsung high end phones and every second person is facing screen fading issues. Either they are intentionally injecting it through software update as before every new phone launch some issue starts in old phone.
Deepak Gautam
Deepak Gautam 28 days ago
Phone specs is good but I won't buy this phone bcoz there is no sd card support charging adeptor, earphone in this phone 😭
Gabby Omega
Gabby Omega 29 days ago
NO EXPANDABLE STORAGE????? OMG
José De La Peña
José De La Peña 29 days ago
ive been using a huawei nova 3 for 3 years, im getting this phone, thanks for the review i really liked this s21!
Anurag Malviya
Anurag Malviya 29 days ago
Hello sir please gift me Samsung A51 phone
szewei1985
szewei1985 29 days ago
Haha cool
Luis Alonso Zelaya III
Luis Alonso Zelaya III 29 days ago
Just bought a S21. Thanks for the input. Your video reviews are the only ones I trust!!!!
Davita W. Kouwenaar
Davita W. Kouwenaar 29 days ago
So how do you expand storage? Cloud storage?
Davita W. Kouwenaar
Davita W. Kouwenaar 29 days ago
Also the phantom violet only available for 128 GB for the s21 + is so annoying
Kendal M.
Kendal M. 29 days ago
I have a S6 should i just get the 21 Ultra?
sami houmaira
sami houmaira 13 days ago
And don't buy a 1440p phone just because you "want" to have a 1440p display, that's because unless you're a literal hawk, you don't need over 3 million pixels in a smartphone form factor, you might want it, but ignore the specs and marketing and just focus on real-life usage
sami houmaira
sami houmaira 28 days ago
Or maybe get the S20 FE if you want to save even more cash, because you will get a very similar experience and a very similar phone in general for even less money, Don't care about the extra performance you get with the S21, the SD865 or Exynos 990 will still be substantially more powerful than what you have now, and you won't notice much improvement between a SD888 vs SD865 or an Exynos 2100 vs 990 in real-world usage, and the S20 FE has nearly the exact same camera setup, Yes the S21 has a fancy new telephoto, but if you're coming from an S6, you'll be used to that single-camera life already, plus the 3x optical zoom of the S20 FE will still take adequate zoom photos if you really need it, and the fingerprint sensor of the S21, while it might be better, the S20 FE's sensor still has enough speed to unlock the phone without much frustration.
Kendal M.
Kendal M. 29 days ago
@sami houmaira Fair enough, thanks for your thoughts. I never thought I would get a reply, I thought it would be lost in the sea of comments.
sami houmaira
sami houmaira 29 days ago
No, just buy the regular S21, now yes, it's plastic, but you're just going to put a case on it anyway, and yes, it's 1080p instead of 1440p, but those are just numbers that are meaningless in real-life use, You won't notice the difference unless you have them really close to your eye, and don't do that, it will harm your eyes. Basically you shouldn't care too much about the downgrades, because they are just meaningless in real-life and real-world usage, and that matters more, after all, what is the benefit of getting a 1440p display that will have worse viewing angles, worse color, worse contrast than a 1080p one if you can't tell the difference in sharpness?
Samantha Wilson
Samantha Wilson 29 days ago
Marcus you're The don of this shit!
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Legacy Episode 1 The Search for Love by Robert Maxxim
Cornell Brown
Cornell Brown Month ago
bro who tf even need 256gb?
Richard Prins
Richard Prins Month ago
I came from an S7, finally got a new phone, the S21 256GB Gray, it's not the best phone out there and an S20 could have worked but I like that the flat screen is back without edges. I had 160GB total in my phone so this should easily cover me and the screen, if it saves battery and isn't super noticeable I call it a win, I need the phone to not need power for a day and with my heavy usage I hope it can get that.
calvin oguna
calvin oguna Month ago
Samsung wants to be Apple so bad it's nauseating
Farjana Saidul
Farjana Saidul Month ago
The physical goose comparably use because tugboat spindly plug unlike a male trout. marked, quaint sudan
Ant toe Knee
Ant toe Knee Month ago
Lmao , s20 has double the ram and SD slot and higher resolution screen
Nadir Novruz
Nadir Novruz Month ago
I hated how they removed headphone jack.
Salad Tongs
Salad Tongs Month ago
Why does plastic matter? Who buys an $800-1000+ phone and doesn't put a case/screen protector on it right away?
Dhruv Rathod
Dhruv Rathod Month ago
Marques is not that happy with Samsung S21, that is obvious cause Samsung is coming down with price and multiple specs. Me too also not happy with Samsung S21!!
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tsukiyami shinomiya
tsukiyami shinomiya Month ago
Won’t it be a problem for people who use it without any cover?
nc koneru
nc koneru Month ago
Hi Marques. Have you heard about the "Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro" phone- May be the only 2020 Samsung phone with a removable battery. Can you review it if Possible..!
seeni gzty
seeni gzty Month ago
Marques, I can't thank U enough for that dark intro, I'm currently watching at 11pm and I didn't get blinded by the white. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Not Your Average Trucker
Not Your Average Trucker Month ago
I was here
Meto
Meto Month ago
In my opinion, I think samsungs slowly converting the Galaxy S series into their higher end regular smart phones. Possibly, their new flagships will soon be phones like the Ultra, the Flip, and so on
Ricardo Gomes de abreu
Ricardo Gomes de abreu Month ago
please please please stop with the fucking samsung s21 and the Iphone what so eever it seems that the only phones in existence are those 2 what about the others ZTE, NOKIA,Huawei, XIAOMi and others ? THEY DONT EXIST ? just look at most of the tech reviews now they only talk about the Samsung and the Iphone i kow they are great i get it but please also talk about some cheaper or just diferent phones like the one plus or others there are more importante things then just making publicity to those 2 brands .
seeni gzty
seeni gzty Month ago
Samsung: Look! I'm Apple! Samsung buyers: Look! I'm getting a oneplus!
Abhishek Savant
Abhishek Savant Month ago
Ugliest galaxy ever. I'll hold on to my qhd sexy S9.
sami houmaira
sami houmaira 23 days ago
@Abhishek Savant It doesn't matter, because it's cheaper than last year, and it's "only" fallen off a cliff compared to predecessors if you look at the specs and don't use it in real-life, because in real-life you wouldn't notice the downgrades anyway, and if those downgrades just to get the price down vs last year are too much for you, then fine, just go and spend all of your hard-earned $1200 on an S21 Ultra, and plus, S9 is still on Android 10, and won't get upgraded to Android 11, I think that this is much more important than a glass back or a 1440p display that your average Joe wouldn't care about, So, theme of the story: Specs don't matter as much as real-life use, if something looks bad on a spec sheet, then you might/might not like it in real-life use.
sami houmaira
sami houmaira 29 days ago
@Abhishek Savant But being practical instead of fancy also meant the phone was cheaper, the predecessors were targeted at the enthusiast market, to the people who care about having the most no-compromise phone possible, the problem was, that this was a very small portion of the market, and while it made the phones have a lot of premium features, they made them really expensive for your average Joe to afford. and making your phone so your average Joe can afford is important in those dark times, so Samsung shifted their attention to the masses, to your average Joe, who doesn't care about 1440p because they are going to use it at 1080p anyway, and who doesn't care about glass vs plastic because he's going to put a case on the phone anyway, so Samsung have removed a lot of premium features just to make most people, which in those dark times, are tightening their budgets, Samsung had to make the phone more affordable, so they said: "Okay, we're going to remove some premium stuff because, well, you want a more affordable Galaxy S", so they made those trade-offs just to make the phone cheaper than last year as possible, and that is what I mean when I said that Samsung wanted the S21 to be practical rather than fancy. I'm okay with less exciting specs for a more affordable price, yes my friends, $800 is now considered affordable considering we have like $1200 and $1600 phones, and Samsung didn't want the regular S21 to cost a thousand bucks, the S9 existed in a world where it was okay to make a phone that had it all, no matter how expensive it is to the average Joe, but Samsung did this again to the S20, and it didn't pay off because it was too expensive for the average Joe to buy, especially in those dark times where everyone is tightening their budgets, but Samsung understood it, and said: Okay, you want a more affordable Galaxy S phone vs last year, okay, we have removed all of the enthusiast features like a 1440p display with curved glass, and a glass back, just to make our phone cost less than a thousand bucks as possible, are you happy with the price reduction vs last year? and everyone but the most enthusiastic of enthusiasts will say: Yes!!
Abhishek Savant
Abhishek Savant Month ago
@sami houmaira S series flagship isn't meant to be a compromise of quality & premiumness for practicality. While practicality is good, this phone though feels like it's fallen of a cliff in some departments compared to its predecessors.
sami houmaira
sami houmaira Month ago
They wanted the S21 to be practical rather than fancy and sexy
Joe Knowes
Joe Knowes Month ago
@mkbhd @marquesbrownlee i sent you a message in your instagram official account. I hope you noticed that. 😢
Esteban Rápido
Esteban Rápido Month ago
Heart rate sensor? Is that gone for good now? And yeah, why no 1440? My basic S8 had both.
Amr Chahine
Amr Chahine Month ago
So i have samsung s9+, is it a downgrade for me if i move to the s21?
pain
pain Month ago
lmao no
Mr.w
Mr.w Month ago
That's excellent
No other Like my own skin
No other Like my own skin Month ago
Can you review theses Smart Phones? Smart Phone LG Stylo 6 (2020) & Smart Phone Samsung Galaxy S8+ (2017) & Smart Phone Nokia 6.2 (2019) What are other phone that you recommend? "Like these popular phones for the world to see".
Mateusz Dębowski
Mateusz Dębowski Month ago
So It makes sense to change my s7 for s21 ?
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu Month ago
Man it feels like yesterday when we saw the S21 event
Graceology
Graceology Month ago
Do you think they are stopping with the Note Series, and would u upgrade from 10plus note to 21 ultra
Yo Yo
Yo Yo Month ago
rofl rip off prhone who ever buyes this even if i had the money ga==
Born Boy
Born Boy Month ago
minus mSD slot minus reso minus glass to plastic well, have you heard about minus headphone jack minus touch id minus higher price
Paul Cusentino
Paul Cusentino Month ago
I want it just based on the design.
Ryan Uzumaki
Ryan Uzumaki Month ago
The glistening glorious step spatially license because brush muhly attack alongside a bite-sized ketchup. dashing, melted colt
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu Month ago
Man it feels like yesterday when we saw the S21 event
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu Month ago
Samsung: Look! I'm Apple! Samsung buyers: Look! I'm getting a oneplus!
Wizi Aborchie
Wizi Aborchie Month ago
Will it be his daily driver though
Amber Alert
Amber Alert Month ago
Oled: exists AMOLED: Wtf how are you making a better version of me
Guershon Saint-Fleur
Guershon Saint-Fleur Month ago
I love Samsung
kellmark Tv
kellmark Tv Month ago
Samsung is clearly making phones to Please themselves/pockets and to make us buy more photos every 6 months. I currently have a s9+ since 2018 and everything that was released after is backward and dictating! (No good OPTIONS for the average user) no more jack plugs, less screen resolution ..ect, now no more SD memory slots and to make it worse every newer phone is 128g internal memory and the higher memory is not available to the (AVERAGE USER) (@Samsung give the average users OPTIONS and stop making a upgrade a actual downgrade) omg no charger for a phone are you kidding me!!!🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
MAHARAJA
MAHARAJA Month ago
Plastic s21 is better than mi 11 for sure
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu Month ago
Will it be his daily driver though
DataReel
DataReel Month ago
So why did they go to snapdragon 888
Abhimanyu Roy
Abhimanyu Roy Month ago
Can you do a comparison between s21Ultra Snapdragon 888 vs s21Ultra Exynos 2100
Amix Raga
Amix Raga Month ago
Hi, which phone should I buy s20 plus 5g or s21??
Victor Lanced
Victor Lanced Month ago
How does battery saving mode affect the adaptive refresh feature?
Zac K
Zac K Month ago
The reason I car if a phone has 1440p is USposts because compression on 1080p videos is terrible nowadays if there is fast movement or if there's a lot of detail and to get 1440p option you need a 1440p screen
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