Samsung Galaxy M21 – Why You Should Buy It In 2022


With tons of midrange smartphones flooding the mid-range segment from brands like Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, Oppo, and Vivo the consumers are in a sea of chaos in choosing the ideal smartphone for themselves. This confusion has been aggravated by the anti-Chinese sentiment that is floating around the country to boycott Chinese goods. For the ones who are with the anti-China wave and looking to buy a smartphone that is not Chinese and is a very good midrange, Samsung M21 is the device for them. Let us explore its features and then I will give a quick review on it for you to decide according to your needs.

Samsung’s M series is an affordable range of mid-range smartphones that were introduced in the online market by Samsung to compete with its Chinese counterparts. From the very start, they have been bang on for the price you pay, moreover, the after-sales service you get is next to none. The M21 variant of this series has carried on the legacy as it comes with a ton of features. Looking at the specs its main highlight is its 6.40-inch Full HD+ (2340×1080) crisp AMOLED display that offers excellent viewing angles and dark blacks that would add take your media consumption experience to a whole new level. The next best thing that we get is fantastic battery life. The battery capacity of M21 is massive 6000mAH that would surely last a day and a half without charge even if you are a heavy user. But what annoys us is the time it takes to charge even with the 15-watt charger in the box. Coming to the SOC, it is powered by Samsung’s native Exynos 9611 that is capable of handling your day to day tasks very well without any lag or stutter. This chip along with Samsung’s own one UI together gives the user a buttery smooth experience. With the above primary features, other small necessary details like important sensors, sturdy build quality, a good selfie camera are kept in mind. This makes GalaxyM21 is a very good deal. Let us see how SamsungM21 fares with its Chinese counterparts.

The 4GB RAM, 64 GB storage base variant of Samsung M21 comes at a price tag of Rs.13, 999 and the higher 6GB RAM, 128GB storage comes at a price tag of Rs.15, 999. In this price range, Chinese brands have Poco M2 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro, and the recently launched Realme 7. The following table compares its various features.

Samsung M21Realme 7Redmi Note 9 proPoco M2 pro
Display6.4″ (16.26 cm) 1080×2340 px, 403 PPI6.5″ (16.51 cm) 1080×2400 px, 405 PPI6.67″ (16.94 cm)
1080×2400 px, 395 PPI
6.67″ (16.94 cm)
1080×2400 px, 395 PPI

2.3 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM
SoC: Mediatek Helio G95
2.05 GHz + 2 GHz, 6 GB RAM
SoC:-Snapdragon 720G 2.3 GHz + 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAMSoC:-Snapdragon 720G 2.3 GHz + 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM
Storage64 GB 512 GB (Expandable)64 GB 256 GB (Expandable)64 GB 512 GB (Expandable)64 GB 512 GB (Expandable)
Camera48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP (Primary) 20 MP(Front)64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP (Primary) 16 MP(Front)48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP (Primary) 16 MP(Front)48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP (Primary) 16 MP(Front)
Battery6000 mAh5000 mAh5020 mAh5000 mAh

Honest Opinion:

The Samsung M21 is a fantastic deal considering its price, the features it offers, and the brand value of Samsung.

If you are not a heavy gamer and need a smartphone with good performance and long-lasting battery for daily life uses, it is the best device you can have right now,