In the field of mobile phones, everyone has different needs. Someone wants the best performance, someone needs a better camera, and someone just wants their smartphone to look good.
In the top 10 Samsung smartphones of 2021, we tried to collect models that can satisfy almost all your requirements.
6.Samsung Galaxy M51
.screen: 6.7 ″ (2400 × 1080) 60 Hz
.RAM: 6 GB
.memory: 128 GB, memory card slot 4
.cameras: 64 MP, 12 MP, 5 MP, 5 MP
.battery: 7000 mAh
.processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
.SIM-cards: 2 (nano SIM)
.wireless interfaces: NFC, Wi- Fi, Bluetooth Internet: 4G LTE
The rating of Samsung smartphones in terms of price and quality in 2021 is opened by a model whose main advantage is the battery. Its capacity is 7000 mAh, so if you’ve dreamed of a smartphone that doesn’t need to be charged for several days – congratulations, you’ve found it!
The M51 is equipped with a convenient side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and its 6.7-inch AMOLED display will delight you with bright colors and a highly visible image even outdoors in sunlight.
The quad-camera of this model takes very detailed and accurate color images. You can, of course, find fault with the blurring of strands of hair during portrait photography, but this drawback is unlikely to outweigh the advantages of the device. However, in low light conditions, the photos taken by the M51 can be disappointing: although the color balance remains good, noise and fuzzy details will appear.
When it comes to the speed and heating of the Galaxy M51 with its Snapdragon 730G processor, you will have no problems playing games at medium settings, scrolling through long documents, reading a feed on social networks, or watching a long YouTube video.
Pros: battery, bright and good color AMOLED screen, high-speed performance, stable operation, a separate slot for a memory card.
Cons: heavy, difficult to use with one hand, scratches quickly appear on the back cover – a cover is required.
5. Samsung Galaxy A12
.screen: 6.5 ″ (1600 × 720) 60 Hz
.RAM: 4 GB
.memory: 64 GB, memory card slot 4 cameras: 48 MP, 5 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP
.battery: 5000 mAh processor: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
.SIM cards: 2 (nano-SIM) operating system: Android 10
.wireless interfaces: NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 Internet: 4G LTE weight: 205 g
If you’re looking for a low-cost 2021 Samsung smartphone, then the Galaxy A12 is the perfect option.
Its 6.5-inch display boasts high brightness and clarity, it is comfortable to play and watch videos on it, and the rear quad camera takes pictures that are not ashamed to post to Instagram. The front camera shoots well in good lighting and mediocre indoors.
Although the phone is a budget phone, it has both face recognition and a fingerprint scanner built into the side button. Both work quickly enough.
The eight-core MediaTek Helio P35 processor installed in this model is not a gaming solution. But with tasks like surfing the web, switching between multiple apps, working with Google Docs, etc. he will handle it without problems.
Pros: a capacious battery, the presence of NFC, fast 15 W charging, there is a separate slot for a memory card.
Cons: a soiled screen, to work with contactless payments, you will need to install Google Pay (Samsung Pay is missing).
4. Samsung Galaxy A51
.screen: 6.5 ″ (2400 × 1080)
.RAM: 6 GB memory: 128 GB, memory card slot 4
.cameras: 48 MP, 12 MP, 5 MP, 5 MP
.battery: 4000 mAh
.processor: Samsung Exynos 9611
.SIM- cards: 2 (nano-SIM) operating system: Android 10
.wireless interfaces: NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 Internet: 4G LTE weight: 172 g
The Samsung Galaxy A phones have been a welcome addition to the mid-range market, and the Galaxy A51 is one of the best Samsung smartphones in the lineup. It features an excellent OLED screen with a maximum brightness of 565 nits and an elegant design and does not skimp on internal storage.
Plus, its display is flat, so it’s easier to work with. Some curved panels look odd (like the Motorola Edge Plus), while others are magnets for unintentional pressing (like the OnePlus 8 Pro).
However, the Galaxy A51 is disappointing in some areas, especially if you’re looking for a phone that can compete with Apple’s low-cost iPhone SE. Its cameras perform best in ideal conditions, and in low light, the quality of photos drops noticeably. And the Exynos 9611 processor is inferior in power to the processor in the iPhone SE.
But the A51 has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which the Apple device cannot boast of.
You can expect one or two cameras on the phone for RUR 23,000, but the Galaxy A51 has four cameras on the back. The 32MP sensor on the front is for selfies. Under the right conditions, the A51 can work out a lot of detail and capture shots that stand out against the best iPhone SE photos.
Ironically, the A51 seems to do well in demanding mobile games like PUBG Mobile – at least for a budget phone – while sometimes getting dull when doing simple actions like opening apps.
Pros: excellent display, elegant design, 128 GB of memory up to the maximum, separate slot for a memory card.
Cons: Cameras do not shoot well in low light.
3. Samsung Galaxy A71
.screen: 6.7 ″ (2400 × 1080)
.RAM: 6 GB memory: 128 GB, memory card slot 4
.cameras: 64 MP, 12 MP, 5 MP, 5 MP battery: 4500 mAh
.processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SIM cards: 2 (nano-SIM) operating
.system: Android 10 wireless interfaces: NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 Internet: 4G LTE weight: 179 g
The Galaxy A71 5G, for less than RUR 30,000, offers good battery life, decent performance, and a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen. The latter is bright enough to read in the sun and provides rich hues, especially if you choose a bright color profile.
There are four cameras on the back of the Galaxy A71: a 64MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP ultra-wide angle, a 5MP macro lens, and a 5MP depth sensor.
Overall, the photos taken by the A71 are very good, if not stunning. Tom’s Guide compared it to the Pixel 4a and concluded that the A71 certainly delivers more brightness.
The smartphone also comes with a 32MP front-facing camera, which takes excellent selfies and does a great job of bokeh.
A71 easily handles various applications and Internet surfing, not inferior in performance to more expensive phones.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730’s limitations only manifest when you are playing a game. Heavy games will run fairly smoothly at medium settings, although the frame rate will drop dramatically if you increase the graphics quality.
Like many other phones these days, the A71 comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. And while it may seem like a luxury for a mid-range smartphone, this scanner can be so dull that you will yearn for the days of fingerprint sensors on the back.
Pros: With a capacious battery, you can install a microSD card in a separate slot, excellent photo, and video quality even in poor lighting conditions.
Cons: no wireless charging, can turn off in cold weather when the battery is low, not the fastest fingerprint scanner.
2. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
.screen: 6.5 ″ (2400 × 1080) 120 Hz
.RAM: 8 GB memory: 256 GB, memory card slot 3
.cameras: 12 MP, 12 MP, 8 MP battery: 4500 mAh
.processor: Samsung Exynos 990 SIM-cards: 2 (nano-SIM) operating
.system: Android 10 wireless interfaces: NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
.Internet: 4G LTE protection level: IP68 weight: 190 g
This RUR 50,000 phone is powered by a powerful Samsung Exynos 990 processor. And its 6.5-inch OLED display has an ultra-fast 120Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling and a smoother gaming experience.
The manufacturer had to compromise to keep the Galaxy S20 FE cheaper – the phone has a plastic body and display resolution – but it’s a great device for people looking for premium features at a reasonable price. Plus, the Galaxy S20 FE doesn’t cut corners when it comes to water resistance. The phone is IP68 rated, so you can submerge it in water for a while and it will work after that.
There are three lenses on the back of the Galaxy S20 FE and a 32MP selfie camera on the front, which has a normal and ultra-wide angle option for maximum flexibility if you need to fit more people into the frame, for example.
The main camera array consists of an ultra-wide-angle 12MP camera with f / 2.2 aperture and a 123-degree field of view, a 12MP main camera (f / 1.8), and an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and 30x Space Zoom (digital ). The smartphone’s shooting quality is excellent in all lighting conditions, the detail and brightness of the images are not inferior to competitors such as the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The Galaxy S20 FE is fast enough for day-to-day use, whether you’re switching between a dozen open apps or racing through the vastness of a smartphone-intensive mobile game.
Pros: you can install a memory card, wireless charging, reverse charging, excellent camera, good stereo sound.
Cons: plastic case, “stripped-down” 15 W charger included, the optical sensor built into the display often has false positives.
1.Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
.screen: 7.6 ″ (2208 × 1768) RAM: 12 GB
.memory: 256 GB 3 cameras: 12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP
.battery: 4500 mAh processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus SIM cards: 2 (nano-SIM + eSIM)
.operating system: Android 10 wireless interfaces: NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 Internet: 4G LTE weight: 282 g
If you want not only the best of the best Samsung smartphones of 2021, but also the most amazing of them all, then the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the undisputed leader.
Samsung has learned from the mistakes of the original Galaxy Fold by creating a much more sophisticated foldable panel for the second version.
The large front display makes a huge difference: it has grown to 6.2 inches, which means you don’t need to use the internal display to work.
Apps finally make the most of a tablet-sized screen: in Gmail, for example, you’ll see a list of emails on the left and text messages on the right.
Thanks to the special mechanism in the hinge, you can open the display from different angles. And Flex Mode is designed to take advantage of this. Its idea is that you can place controls or settings on one side of the display and content on the other. For example, in the camera app, you’ll see the previous broadcast at the top and controls at the bottom.
But what makes the new Fold stand out are its cameras and internals.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a 12MP main camera, a 12MP ultra wide-angle camera with a 123-degree field of view, and a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. The fun begins with the camera features that are unique to this model. For example, you can take higher-quality selfies with your main camera.
The Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, along with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage (UFS3.1), puts the Galaxy Z Fold 2 up a notch with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
In Geekbench 5, which measures overall performance, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 scored 3,193 in the multi-core test. The Note 20 Ultra with the same chip scored slightly higher (3294 points).
In the GFXBench graphics test, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 scored 1,461 frames in the Aztec Ruins (High Tier) test, compared to 1,455 frames for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
In summary, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the best foldable phone you can buy right now.
Pros: powerful “stuffing”, unique design, quality of the photo and video shooting, tablet mode, long autonomy, wireless, and fast charging.
Cons: Very expensive, heavy, no waterproof rating, no memory card slot, fingerprint scanner false positives.