Galaxy S21 Review: Would You Notice?

2 feb 2021
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Samsung Galaxy S21 is a serious series of smart selections.
Galaxy S21 Ultra Review:
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Playlist of MKBHD Intro music:
Phone provided by Samsung for review.

  • Song at 1:11 appears to be The Cell by C2C. MKBHD, linking an entire playlist is not helpful when trying to find a specific song. It is a nice list tho.

    GoofsGoofs5 timmar sedan
  • No need to launch s21 FE s21 is already the lite version

    Mesut ORMesut OR7 timmar sedan
  • Samsung does try to price for all budgets which is good

    YamiAlex224YamiAlex22415 timmar sedan
  • I just have mine...but im not inpressed tbh..... i liked my s10 lot more.....

    weetjewatikwil1weetjewatikwil120 timmar sedan
  • More fps

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  • I'm waiting on s21 FE!!!

    Kemroy HarryKemroy HarryDag sedan
  • Am i the only one who thinks the s21 is not that beautiful?

    Arnab SinhaArnab SinhaDag sedan
  • Samsung are realising people are no longer interested in getting a new phone every year. They've lowered the price to try and tempt people in. But think about it, once the excitement of owning a new phone has worn off, it's really no different from the last phone you had. Honestly, I get more excitement out of buying a new phone case these days. I'm still on an s10e. I'm getting a little tired of the smaller screen, so may get the s21, but only the basic model with 5g.

    Mathew LeeMathew Lee2 dagar sedan
  • God its like too much lol

    Random DudeRandom Dude2 dagar sedan
  • Galaxy is dead like HTC... Who even remembers HTC

    Cornholio777Cornholio7772 dagar sedan
  • They need to go back to including the dual SD/SIM slot and not just sim

    SouthernBassHunterSouthernBassHunter2 dagar sedan
  • 10s vs 21s = i keep my SD chip and earphones 10s ✊🙏💪

    Alexander RobletoAlexander Robleto2 dagar sedan
  • Does it have an external SD?

    Guilherme RodriguesGuilherme Rodrigues2 dagar sedan
  • Mines is arriving this week. Upgrading from an S9 Plus that I bought a few months after release!

    EddyEddy3 dagar sedan
  • Samsung should do in the “+” version a more fancy version not just in functional edges but in fancy body less plastic and more expensive looks like

    kenji horinoutikenji horinouti3 dagar sedan
  • Welp, just ordered one from Google Fi. First new phone since I got the LG G7 when it first came out in 2018.

    DocDrazenDocDrazen3 dagar sedan
  • +MKBHD loved the intro

    Karthik. SKarthik. S3 dagar sedan
  • $816 Phone for 1080p....uh...Nope. I pass.

    Manuel LaborManuel Labor3 dagar sedan
    • Does resolution beyond HD matter that much on a screen that'll fit into your hand? I've ordered the S21 Ultra and I know I won't have 4k turned on.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das Licht3 dagar sedan
  • again missed what is missing in the box great job just like your apple reviews

    prophinexprophinex4 dagar sedan
  • After the years of over priced mobile, of course, Samsung feel the competition from China,, they forced to follow the steps, reduce the price,

    Osin OzOsin Oz4 dagar sedan
    • The Xiaomi Mi 11 is breathing down its neck. I think I'd choose the Xiaomi over this. The Ultra is undoubtedly the best phone out there right now, with the caveat that the Mate 40 Pro+ would probably have kicked its ass had it GMS.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das Licht3 dagar sedan
  • Am I the only one who just want a camera that can shoot an image or a video and don't care about more from it

    Troodon FarhadTroodon Farhad4 dagar sedan
    • @Sally Ann We just want to take a pic and that's it. This camera thing feels like that trend when everyone tried to make phones as thin as possible

      Troodon FarhadTroodon Farhad4 dagar sedan
    • Omg yes Im thinking maybe this or an iPhone 11 i want to take nice ig pics

      Sally AnnSally Ann4 dagar sedan
  • Stereo sound?

    Dev FlankerDev Flanker5 dagar sedan
  • How many android update S21 has

    Mridul SinghMridul Singh5 dagar sedan
    • @Mac Matt better still. Just picked up an S21 Ultra.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das Licht2 dagar sedan
    • @Alle Warten Auf Das Licht no its 3 years of software and 4 years of security

      Mac MattMac Matt2 dagar sedan
    • It's usually 2-3 years worth with Samsung flagships.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das Licht3 dagar sedan
  • i find it funny that the things listwd that phone users care about is what i phone users look for. i'm more interested in functionality, and expandable memory. i'm sad they got rid of the sd card slot tray. and i do miss the bixby button and the curved edges. but ii's slowly growing on me. slowly >.>

    sonic hedgehogsonic hedgehog5 dagar sedan
    • are y getting any heating issues ?

      cooolhunk007cooolhunk0074 dagar sedan
  • I have cray

    Lj MinecraftLj Minecraft5 dagar sedan
  • Guess I'll wait until they come to their senses and bring expandable storage back on the next one

    lambotamalambotama5 dagar sedan
    • keep waiting, it will never happen, like headphone jacks or charger in the box or removable batteries

      santiago carrersantiago carrerDag sedan
  • the only act of balance samsung did is what kind of profit percentage they make; is it 100% is it 150% or so on. Let's be real, not including a charger is a cost saving move at best, even if they cut the price, as the price should've come down anyway thanks to not including external 5G chip and using still selling those damned exynos chips and charging the same price as the superior SD variant. The only thing I liked about this gen samsung smartphone is that they FINALLY ditched the curved screen. It was never a good idea anyway, and they held on to that for years is kind of amazing. Oh, and the "glastic" back panel feels good to the touch. And that's about it. It's not much of a change, and outside of US, still disappointing as always. Samsung, let me be real, LSI sucks. Disband it and just buy SD chips internationally. it'll save you R&D cost, and reduce the whole complexity of your business.

    Josua DJosua D5 dagar sedan
  • everytime I upgrade my phone I watch another one of these videos

    WeirdWhiteDogWeirdWhiteDog6 dagar sedan
  • I have the S21 plus given to me as a gift. I didn't switch my service to it yet. It is FAST!!!!!!

    David CarterDavid Carter6 dagar sedan
    • @cooolhunk007 It gets warm but thats because im playing games at high res. But if anything happens to it then its no loss to me since it was a gift given to me. I could easily sell it and buy a mid-range. But this is my first flagship device and im happy with it. But no serious issues from my experience with it.

      David CarterDavid Carter4 dagar sedan
    • are y getting any heating issues ?

      cooolhunk007cooolhunk0074 dagar sedan
  • Samsung camera software, a total mess, a lot of inconsistency, noise at low iso and exposure, weak processing to remove noise. They are behind Apple, Huawei, Google at least 3 years, before p20 pro era. Try s21 with pixel camera app in low/medium light condition, or indoor, you will be blown away, it's like having another sensor. Instead of pushing MS crap on their phones(onedrive, office and others), they should make a partnership with Google to improve their camera software. If you are trying for several years in a row to improve you camera software, processing, and you are not able to do it, then ask for help(from Google).

    mephisto86ytmephisto86yt6 dagar sedan
  • i want to buy a new phone but i dont know which one to get someone recommanded me de oppo find x3 neo but i was thinking about galaxy s21 if someone can help me i would appreciatie it

    Junjie JuanJunjie Juan6 dagar sedan
  • Which would YOU choose OnePlus 9 pro or samsung s21?

    Prateek SaxenaPrateek Saxena6 dagar sedan
  • The S21 is a clear winner over the S20, for me, because of the completely flat screen.

    I'm RetardedI'm Retarded6 dagar sedan
  • Come on, Samsung. Keep up! Make a compact flagship smartphone!

    weightycarlosweightycarlos7 dagar sedan
  • Miss the headphone jack. I upgraded from the S9+.

    Jaguar7444Jaguar74447 dagar sedan
  • Ahhh this was pleasant to listen and see👌🏾👌🏾

    askala ebonyaskala ebony7 dagar sedan
  • Is it worth it.... Bad reviews on T-MOBILE website.. I don't know what to do

    William WeatherspoonWilliam Weatherspoon7 dagar sedan
  • im waiting for the s21 fe, that's gonna be lit, hopefully this but with a 765g.

    BluursitoBluursito7 dagar sedan
    • bruh, the s20 fe had a snapdragon 865, you can't just make that kind of downgrade

      santiago carrersantiago carrerDag sedan
  • Text on my old Pixel 2 XL looks sharper than on the S21. Must be because of the higher ppi.

    RKGSDRKGSD7 dagar sedan
  • I wish it would've come out a little earlier because I could've gotten it

    tribopptribopp8 dagar sedan
  • So the question is should i buy this phone?

    Internet KidInternet Kid8 dagar sedan
  • Thank God T Mobile sending me this phone for good price

    unknownunknown8 dagar sedan
  • its nice that i can get unlimited data and this phone with two year contract for only 86 cad

    TooadVRTooadVR8 dagar sedan
  • I'm making the jump from s7 edge. My mind will simply be blown.

    Shahab SaeedShahab Saeed8 dagar sedan
  • Surprisingly i notice 1440p vs 1080p more than i notice 60fps vs 120 fps

    albert stainsalbert stains8 dagar sedan
  • Please please please,,, make a video covering the details about Samsung's declaration of giving security/OS updates to it's devices for 4 years

    Purnima DebnathPurnima Debnath9 dagar sedan
  • I have that Phone same color and evrything

    Mauro BrugalMauro Brugal9 dagar sedan
  • All I’m seeing though is s21 overheating and stuff..

    John WJohn W9 dagar sedan
  • Why didn't Samsung put a headphone jack on this phone? I googled it and saw they chose not to bring back the headphone jack, anybody have any idea why? I use the phone mostly for music with Bose headphones and I like to plug into the phone

    Scottie SmallsScottie Smalls10 dagar sedan
  • Nice shirt !

    Monou RegomMonou Regom11 dagar sedan
  • Do not buy any samsung without aux jack. The adapters they provide are not working and you wont be able to use headphones. I am so dissapointed with S20 FE.

    Nevena SterikovaNevena Sterikova11 dagar sedan
  • Thank you for the review! I have the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and I might upgrade. The only thing I don't like is that the cameras on these phones have only 12 megapixels, where is at one point they were making them 14. If they could do it before, I don't know why they can't do it again, especially for the price that they charge.

    Karen CoffeltKaren Coffelt11 dagar sedan
  • Corporate shill

    Harry DrakeHarry Drake12 dagar sedan
  • is oneplus 8t more worth it to buy tho?

    Raphael TanRaphael Tan12 dagar sedan
  • Samsung should bring back the mocro SD card the headphone jack and the power breaker too but the phone colour look so good hope in 2022 samsung bring back all these.

    Trishna LutchmuduTrishna Lutchmudu12 dagar sedan
  • Damn..can anybody suggest the intro music?

    Bend RealityBend Reality12 dagar sedan
  • I mean that intro is everything

    Zyanna IkigaiZyanna Ikigai12 dagar sedan
  • 2 things are enough for me to completely skip the S21, no SD and no 3.5 jack

    Hi Im MickuHi Im Micku12 dagar sedan
  • Plastic you can see almost phone user has back cover on their what is the issue

    Agot SanchezAgot Sanchez12 dagar sedan
    • Plastic is cheaper, scratches easier and doesn’t dissipate heat as well as glass or metal

      Harry DrakeHarry Drake12 dagar sedan
  • Android trash

    Perpetual MorphoPerpetual Morpho14 dagar sedan
    • Whats a good Samsung phone(for pics)

      Sally AnnSally Ann4 dagar sedan
  • So we are supposed to settle at a petty 200$ discount compared to how they are more than double what they used to be only 5 yes ago

    Lennox1492Lennox149214 dagar sedan
  • Galaxy S10 latest update With HDR10+ feature removed. The Dynamic Range on the screen has been reduced

    Onur AderaOnur Adera14 dagar sedan
  • Holy crap no expandable storage 😳 😢 im gonna miss that

    Priscilla MichelPriscilla Michel14 dagar sedan
  • I have an issue with "Hey Google". I am using Samsung S21, my issue is when I lock my phone with airplane mode off, I can say "Hey Google" Turn on Airplane Mode and it turns on Airplane Mode. The weird thing is when I ask my friend to repeat what I do but using their voice they can do it. They can turn on Airplane Mode on my phone which is dangerous because my phone can be stolen and if the thief know this, it will cause "find my phone/find my device" to become less effective in our attempt to save our phone. I also have video recording of me trying to use different voice tone to try turning on Airplane mode on my phone.

    Relatable AFRelatable AF14 dagar sedan
  • I was huge fan of galaxy until i got the S20 ultra what a piece of crap camera, all my pictures are blurry , it can not focus at all, i've tried everything ,software updates, reboot the app, etc and nothing my pictures still blurry, i am about to give up in this s20 ultra and get something else, i was looking the pixel 5,but doesn't have expendable memory, can you recommend me a " simple" phone just like the pixel 5 , can take good "simple" pictures just like the pixel 5, but has expendable memory to use my memory card? ( i take a lot of pictures because my job )I will appreciate it..

    Milton BernalMilton Bernal14 dagar sedan
  • I know the S21 is faster than my S10e (which is still going strong), but removing the headphone jack and expandable storage means that, to me, the S10e is hands down the better phone.

    Jeff WiesneskiJeff Wiesneski14 dagar sedan
  • NOT THE EXPANDABLE STORAGE!!! That was the best thing they had over iphone

    Take me to Space 77Take me to Space 7714 dagar sedan
  • Please intro name I'm 10 days disturb

    Niza AnsarNiza Ansar14 dagar sedan
  • Great review as usual :) does anyone know it it is supporting LDAC codec for audio?

    Damian NocuńDamian Nocuń15 dagar sedan
  • Galaxy S21 got bad reviews on AT&T and T-Mobile, it's less than 2 stars from user reviews. MKBHD is super biased and always recommends Samsung while trashing LG, kind of odd really. Samsung removed headphone jack, micro SD slot, Samsung Pay MST, no charger in box, plastic back.. if they charged $200 extra, then I would pay that and I think it's worth having.

    American Freedom World PeaceAmerican Freedom World Peace15 dagar sedan
  • You, Sir, have this SEworld thing DOWN.

    Jared BauerJared Bauer15 dagar sedan
  • selfie camera in s21 has become blurry. i can see a tiny scratch in the punch hole camera. is it because of that or software issue or hardware issue

    tado kojtado koj15 dagar sedan
  • Samsung's S21 Ultra. How far it's improved. Is it the Photographic Titan & Best Flagship? @/s21 Ultra @ss2g ............,

    shani shinushani shinu15 dagar sedan
  • What calendar widget is he using ?

    Bruno MedeirosBruno Medeiros15 dagar sedan
  • I just ordered the s21 ultra

    AAO TubeAAO Tube15 dagar sedan
  • This intro wooooo

    Niza AnsarNiza Ansar16 dagar sedan
  • ummm i think its bababooey

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    • @zachxgames

      booboo channal booboo channalbooboo channal booboo channal16 dagar sedan
  • Trading in my S10+ for the S21 Ultra saved me money. Really. I noticed.

    Tim in PATim in PA16 dagar sedan
  • My biggest issue with android. Ever since the debacle of a mess that was the end of the year update last year...the os has still been buggy as hell. I still can't hear when I have a phone call cause no matter what I do the phone ring tone volume is always nothing. It's still buggy as closing my map over and over because it wants to put the phone ahead of it...etc etc. Fix android and I'll upgrade.

    ShadownianShadownian16 dagar sedan
  • When u have a S7...

    minye193minye19317 dagar sedan
  • Buy link s21

    ZOHA 3D DrawingZOHA 3D Drawing18 dagar sedan
  • Portrait mode.

    First name Last nameFirst name Last name18 dagar sedan
  • Hi 👋kindly do add quality of speakers when reviewing any phone the sound is imp point plz take care an smile bro

    Ocean BlueOcean Blue18 dagar sedan
  • Still love the side fingerprint scanner on the s10e

    Marquis BarefieldMarquis Barefield19 dagar sedan
    • @Tyme Something different than the usual buttonless one that literally every phone uses now lol.

      Marquis BarefieldMarquis Barefield14 dagar sedan
    • Same here

      TymeTyme14 dagar sedan
  • I hope someone will give me a samsung s21, I'm dreaming of that cellphone 😞

    Jonathan PadulJonathan Padul19 dagar sedan
  • hello po sir

    Jonathan PadulJonathan Padul19 dagar sedan
  • I upgraded from a 2018 lg stylo 4 to a s21 but the associate tried to get me to upgrade to a s21 plus or the ultra but i didn't because of price range. I feel like i should have gotten the ultra or plus... Am i missing out on anything important?

    Elana TalksElana Talks19 dagar sedan
  • I got distracted so I especially won't miss that last feature they removed

    jjlpinctjjlpinct20 dagar sedan
  • Samsung is so trash waiting to month for a "jesus" made red phone or at least they act like Jesus made it I waited for two months just for them to cancel my order not me but them then they say I gotta wait 7 to 10 business days for a refund that you guys took in seconds then they just like deal with it nothing for me waiting on a phone for two months nothing for taken my money and canceling my order just straight punk me

    Deon WadeDeon Wade20 dagar sedan
  • Samsung is so trash waiting to month for a "jesus" made red phone or at least they act like Jesus made it I waited for two months just for them to cancel my order not me but them then they say I gotta wait 7 to 10 business days for a refund that you guys took in seconds then they just like deal with it nothing for me waiting on a phone for two months nothing for taken my money and canceling my order just straight punk me

    Deon WadeDeon Wade20 dagar sedan
  • Tedday Fresssh ayyy! 🧸

    Diana AguinaldoDiana Aguinaldo21 dag sedan
  • Tl;dw a bunch of stuff is worse but he thinks you didn't need it anyways

    Tim TiptonTim Tipton21 dag sedan
  • This camera quality is better than my vision

    Mekailah PlanteMekailah Plante21 dag sedan
  • I love this phone , I have the exact same one as in this video , I switched from a iPhone 11 pro max and I have zero regrets , battery life lasts all day and then some , the camera takes amazing photos, it's not laggy , I don't mind the 1080p because 1440 hurts my eyes anyway ( weird I know ) I don't mind the plastic back because I have a case on it 24/7 anyway and the size is perfect for my hands , plus I love themes and the ability to change the font style , perfect phone for me.

    BrookeXpBrookeXp21 dag sedan
  • Don't get this phone it's battery isn't strong enough to keep up with 5g.. 4000mah isn't enough for the phone to keep searching for 5g areas.. its still better then the apples pathetic 2815 mah.. battery.. but still the 5g upgrade is not worth it ... Samsung needs a better battery for the s21 WARNIING DONT GET IT... if ur coming from an s10+ just keep it and wait for samsung to release a better and fully capable 5g phone

    ItsJustKevinBro Fck_offItsJustKevinBro Fck_off21 dag sedan
  • The S21+ in the matte black is 👌🔥 I almost want to rock it with no case but I I'm so clumsy lol

    CJCJ21 dag sedan
  • What I'd like to see is where you find these wallpapers.

    Luis CastroLuis Castro21 dag sedan
  • The phone is complete trash I hated it to the point I went back to the s10

    Tyler LoweTyler Lowe22 dagar sedan
  • This phone is crap compared to S10E

    David WatsonDavid Watson22 dagar sedan
  • That DAFT PUNK POSTER THO!!!!!! So beautiful

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