It’s been almost two weeks since the Samsung Unpacked event, revealing a stylish new Samsung Galaxy S21 handset and launching a long pre-order period. And now, that period is over.
For those who order Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus or Ultra all-out, you can already book and will be sent soon. While Samsung has ended its free gift with pre-order offers in the US and UK, it appears Samsung has returned a scaled-down version for next month. Until February 25, anyone who buys one of the three handsets will get a free gift.
In the UK, a pair of Galaxy Buds Live is free and in the US, instant credit is worth $100 and one of samsung’s new Smart Tags. All three handsets are unlike pre-orders where the Galaxy S21 Ultra has a bigger reward offer. Considering all three handsets see lower prices compared to their predecessors also get upgrades to the powerful new Exynos 2100 processor, seeing better camera settings and stylish new designs, the S21 range looks like a good purchase.
However, keep in mind that to achieve that lower price tag, both the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the larger Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus see weaker screen usage and loss of external storage.
Samsung Galaxy S21 range?
The price of Samsung Galaxy S21 is cheaper than the three handsets, the S21 is a 5G handset with a price that rivals the iPhone 12 and is much cheaper than the S20 at launch. Regardless of the lower price tag, you get a new Exynos 2100 processor from Samsung. It’s a very powerful chip that powers Samsung’s already impressive camera software and operating system.
The camera enhancements from what the S20 provides, improving 8K video software, super stable video and improved 60fps ‘Director View’. Thanks to the new processor, the camera’s AI software is working better than ever.
For the price of Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is in the middle of these three handsets, Samsung S21 Plus combines high-end specifications with affordable price banderol. The most striking difference between the regular S21 and Plus lies in the battery and the screen size. Its battery capacity has soared to 4800mAh and the screen is up to 6.7 inches, a considerable increase. However, in most categories, these two handsets are very similar to almost identical cameras and screens.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the most expensive of the three handsets, it is not surprising that the S21 Ultra provides a significant spec increase compared to its two smaller siblings. It features a new Exynos 2100 processor but unlike the two above, it skips the screen size to a 6.8-inch Dynamic 2X AMOLED screen.
Users no longer have to choose between a 120Hz refresh rate or Quad HD+ quality – an impressive feat to run both. The screen brightness is also 25% brighter than both handsets. The enormous 5000mAh battery and rear quad camera setup feature a new 108MP pro sensor with 64x richer colours. You can also shoot in 4K at an impressive 60fps.
Most interestingly, the Ultra is the first Samsung phone outside the Note series that allows stylus S pen compatibility although you’ll have to spend more money to get it.