Here in this article we will show you everything you need to know about the S21 models and where you can find them cheaply on Black Friday.
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Should I buy a Samsung Galaxy S21 on Black Friday?
Black Friday or Black Friday is a day when tech and many other products are sold at supposed bargain prices. The day is an American tradition and is always the last Friday in November. Black Friday has also become increasingly popular in Europe in recent years.
Black Friday 2022 , which will take place on November 25 this year, is a normal day for us . We won’t push you to buy specific products on that day because our refurbished smartphones are cheap all year round. Compare the bargains on Black Friday 2022 with our prices and you will find out: Those who buy refurbished usually drive cheaper! So relax and only buy your Samsung Galaxy S21 when you really need it. The past has shown that the price of mobile phones drops particularly sharply in the first two years, in other words, next year it will be twice as cheap.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 – The compact standard model
The Samsung S21 is an excellent smartphone with an unfortunately not particularly long battery life, which we have already criticized in our large Samsung Galaxy S21 5G test .
It has a size of 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm and weighs 169g. This makes it a compact smartphone that most people can still use with one hand. While the aluminum on the back feels premium, it’s less scratch-resistant than the glass backs on the other two S21 models.
The display was rated the highest in our test and beats all other well-known brands in the price range. The 6.2-inch AMOLED display has a very large color space and can display colors with very high contrast, strong and bright or hyper-realistic, depending on the setting. With a refresh rate of 120 Hz, all movements on the display are ultra-smooth and the brightness of up to 1300 nits makes it easy to read the phone even in direct sunlight. In addition, the high-end display was covered with robust Gorilla Glass Victus.
In September 2022, Apple introduced the always-on display of the iPhone 14 as if it were an innovative new feature. Samsung devices have had this feature for a long time and of course the Samsung Galaxy S21 series does too.
The processor is the same as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The Exynos 2100 octa-core 2.9 GHz is still close to the current maximum. Even in 2022 there will be no smartphone with a faster processor than 3.2 GHz.
As for the cameras (the same as the S21 Plus), there’s a 64-megapixel telephoto camera, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. Video quality is the same on all three, and videos can be recorded at up to 8K resolution at 24fps.
In our test with maximum processor load, the Galaxy S21 lasted 8 hours and 16 minutes, which is slightly below the average for the price range. Nevertheless, most people should be able to get through the day on one battery charge.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus – Just a big S21?
The two smartphones are identical in terms of RAM, processor, storage and cameras. There are just a few features that set the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus apart from its little brother:
- The battery of the S21 Plus has a capacity of 4800 mAh.
- The screen is larger at 6.7 inches (17.02 cm).
- The back is made of glass coated with Gorilla Glass Victus.
- The S21 Plus can also be bought in gold and red.
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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – The premium model
For those looking for top-of-the-line camera performance, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the right model. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 108-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 40-megapixel rear camera. It also has more RAM with 12 or 16 GB and more storage capacity with 128 or 512 GB than its little brothers.
The 5000mAh battery is the largest in the S21 range. Accordingly, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra also has the longest battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra also has a fourth camera with a periscope lens, which offers an amazingly high zoom. In addition, the S21 Ultra is the only smartphone in the range that is compatible with the S Pen.
What are the prices for these models on Best Black Fridays?
Refurbishing gives old smartphones a new life. After they’ve been checked and repaired, someone can use them again. All of this reduces electronic waste and saves resources.
You are not only doing something for the environment when you buy refurbished, you can also save a lot. The Samsung Galaxy S21 refurbished (128 GB) currently costs 405 euros on Back Market, the Galaxy S21 Plus (256 GB) 481 euros and the Galaxy S21 Ultra (128 GB) is from 606$.
Our prices are cheap all year round. So no need to wait for Black Friday 2022!
Incidentally, a cheap alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the S20 , which differs less from the S21 than one might initially think. You can find more information about the smartphone in our Samsung Galaxy S20 Black Friday and our Samsung Black Friday guide.