I wanted a phone that was under £200, had a big screen, big battery and this one ticked those boxes. It feels good in my hand, nice smooth rounded edges without the flagship premium finish. The screen quality is excellent with pin sharp images. Im not into photography much but this camera will easily handle the odd holiday snap. I like the panoramic feature. The pinhole camera is a bit annoying. It looks too big and does not fit in but i can live with that. It takes a while to start up maybe a few extra seconds than im used to but i dont notice any lag times in using various apps. The sound quality is crisp but lacks the precise clarity of a flagship. It does not come with LED notifications apart from flash which i find useless but i solved this with a third party app. The battery will last a few days but as we all know they all degrade badly over time. Overall, i am very happy with this purchase. I may update this review in a few months.Update 29/7/20Here is an update after a months usage. I found the plastic sidewall started to move and creak after a day which was really annoying so I had the phone replaced. Thankfully the replacement is fine. I am getting 7 days usage between charges which is really good however my usage is relatively light. I read a pro review dismiss the screen quality as quite poor but i find it perfectly acceptable for me, an average user. I was worried about the 3MB ram but im not having any issues speed wise opening multiple apps. There is an annoying notification everytime the phone restarts which i cant figure how to get rid of but this is an android issue. Overall Im still happy with this purchase.Update 14/8/2021I have had this phone for a year now and the battery still lasts 3 to 5 days between charging. I have not noticed any major degredation in the battery. The android update was annoying as it changed the icon text to white so i had to change my backgrounds. I have had to live without LED notifications as the third party apps drain the battery too much. I had to buy an sd card for extra storage as the 32GB was filling up. The screen is still in good condition and there are no creaking noises in the sidewall. Overall I am still happy with this purchase.
It's not even about the price.There are NO compromises - honestly just as good as many flagship Androids that cost so much more.It was supposed to be a "temporary" phone while I Work at Home, but I don't even want another one.I'm genuinely amazed that it operates like most flagship models- Fast- Stunning camera!- Beautiful screen- Well proportioned design- Very comfortable to use- Speakers are great- Rounded display- Equal edgesThis is it. Kudos to Samsung for this!
The new Samsung A21s. A budget phone with quality throughout. It's been a while since I've owned a Samsung, but this budget option, the A21s is packed full of features you'd expect at this price point. The screen is only 720p, but shows quality, and with a speaker although only on the base of the phone, that is plenty loud enough for music or watching videos. This can be a dual sim phone, with a slot for extra storage, perfect for the photo or music hoarders. With regards to photos, the selfie camera is adequate enough, while on the back, not only do you find a good standard lenses, but also a macro and wide angle lenses providing plenty of options. The processor, while not the fastest you can buy, at this price point works efficiently enough to stop your phone from slowing down under application use. All in all, a great phone, and at the time of writing a great price at just under £130.