Samsung Galaxy M21 – Best Budget phone under 16,000 INR

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Samsung Galaxy M21 is another M-series Smartphone to compete with Realme and Xiaomi devices. In this mid-range price, Samsung is providing lots of features with highlighting 6000mAh battery and AMOLED display. The processor is quite good at this price range and the camera function is also nice.

Highlights of Samsung Galaxy M21

  • Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED infinity-U display.
  • Powered by Exynos 9611 SoC.
  • It has a monstrous 6000mAh battery.

Specification of Samsung Galaxy M21

Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED infinity-U display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. M21 is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core Exynos 9611 processor. It comes with 4GB and 6GB of RAM with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded up to 512 GB via Micro SD card. The Samsung Galaxy M21 runs on One UI 2.0 based on Android 10.

The Samsung Galaxy M21 provides a triple camera set-up with 48+8+5 MP and a 20 MP front selfies shooter. It has a massive 6000mAh non-removable battery with a 15W charger. M21 implements a fingerprint scanner at the back. Samsung Knox protects the phone by defending the most sensitive information from malware and malicious threats. It has launched in Black, Midnight Blue and Raven Black colour.

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Hardware of Samsung Galaxy M21

The Samsung Galaxy M21 has launched with Exynos 9611 chipset. Exynos 9611 is an Octa-core processor containing four high-performance ARM Cortex-A73 at a clocked speed of 2.3 GHz and four high-efficiency ARM Cortex-A53 cores at a clocked speed of 1.7 GHz. M21 has a 1080p 6.4-inch Infinity-O AMOLED display with a wider aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The base variant contains 4GB of RAM and 68 GB of internal storage with up to 512 GB of expansion via the micro-SD card slot.

It comes with another variant that is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The rear fingerprint sensor along with the face unlock option is there for unlock. The M21 contains a massive 6000mAh battery with a 15W charger using a USB Type-C cable.

Samsung Galaxy M21

Camera of Samsung Galaxy M21

Samsung Galaxy M21 has a triple camera set-up where the primary camera is 48 MP with an aperture of f/2.0. Second one is an 8MP, 119-degree ultra-wide-angle camera with an aperture of f/2.2, and the last one is also a 5 MP Depth Camera, with an aperture of f/2.4, helps to adjust the depth of field before and after nailing the shot.

It reduces unwanted background noise from images to make it more professional. It has Live Focus, Night, Pro, Super Slo-Mo, Food and many more. It can record up to 4K videos without stabilization.

In the front Galaxy M21 provides a 20MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2. It gives clear and high-resolution photos. It also supports live focus for making the background blur to spot the face like the star.

What’s in the box

In the Retail Box, there is a Handset, 15W Power Adapter, Data Cable (USB Type-C), Ejector Pin and some Paper Booklets.

Launch date in India

It has already launched in India. It is available on Amazon. The price is 13,999/- for the base variant i.e. 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage. And the price of the max variant i.e. 6GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage will be 15,999/-


Overall overview of Samsung M21

Earlier Samsung has launched another M-series handset. Let’s talk about its features. It is made of plastic bodies in midnight blue and raven black colour. The screen quality of M21 is very good with a 6.4-inch infinity-U FHD+ AMOLED display. It is powered by Exynos 9611 chipset which is a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor. So it will perform quite well. You can play games in a medium setting without any lag issues.

It comes with two RAM variants i.e. 4GB and 6GB with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. Storage can be expanded up to 512GB, so there is no chance of storage shortage.

Samsung M21 has a 48MP triple camera set up along with 8MP, 119-degree wide-angle lens, and 5MP Depth lens that helps to take professional photos. It is a plus point for those who love photography. It can record up to 4K. Though it has a massive 6000mAh battery, M21 doesn’t feel heavier. For a light user, it can run for one and a half to two days. For a heavy user, it can easily survive one. With a 15W Type-C charger, M21 takes 2 hours to be fully charged. It also provides a 3.5 mm headphone jack which is very good.

Gaming Experience of Samsung M21

Galaxy M21 comes with Exynos 9611 Octa-core processor with four performance core and four efficiency cores that can deliver smooth and efficient performance. Frame Booster gives graphics smooth, life-like motion and fast processing. Cutting distractions and analyzing user’s gameplay Game Booster optimizes battery, temperature and memory. A massive 6000mAh battery with 15W charger gives the power to stream and game on.

Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy M21
Release date 18th March, 2020
Weight (g) 188.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 6000
Removable battery No
Fast charging 15W charger
Colours Black, Midnight Blue and Raven Black
Screen size (inches) 6.4-inch
Touchscreen Yes, AMOLED
Resolution 1080×2340 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Processor 1.7GHz Octa-core (4 x 2.3GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz)
Processor make Exynos 9611
Internal storage 64Gb, 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type Micro SD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512
Rear camera 48-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 20-megapixel (f/2.2)
Operating system Android 10
Skin One UI 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphone 3.5 mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes (Back)
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

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