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Now that CES is over, we can get the new year underway. Here at Engadget, that means reviewing the latest techs as it becomes available, from smartphones to. At last week’s event, Samsung announced two smartphones, the Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra, and a new set of earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Pro. We and reviewed more niche products: the Hatch Grow smart scale for infants, a moddable arcade stick from 8BitDo, and a tracker from Polyend. We spent the past week putting them all through their paces, and for the most part, we’ve been impressed.
According to Cherlynn Low, the smallest — and cheapest — of Samsung’s latest flagships, the, offers a compelling set of features for its reasonable $800 price. With a hand-friendly, appealing design, a 6.2-inch screen, and high-end specs, the S21 ditches the extra stuff while retaining what users want most. Cherlynn was pleased that the 888 processor, a 120Hz screen, and a long-lasting battery life.
Helpful software and versatile cameras. A high-res screen is missing from the S21’s features (its 2,400 x 1,800 resolution is lower than that of the more expensive. However, Cherlynn didn’t miss those else the S21
had going for it: a sturdy, premium feel and a slew of, which recognizes two fingers at once on display. Photos and videos looked vibrant, and she enjoyed the setup during testing. In Cherlynn’s opinion, the speedy processor and advanced photo features help the S21 edge out the on Android handsets that offer the best bang for your buck.
Theoffers excellent performance, valuable software, and polished cameras — all things we would expect from a premium Samsung smartphone. But none of these features make it a particularly dramatic departure from its predecessor, the S20 Ultra. The large 6.8-inch size, and the accompanying $1,200 starting price, will keep some from choosing this , but Chris Velazco still felt that the S21.
Ultra was a polished smartphone powerhouseareas. The handset’s selling point. Chris said the has one of the best-looking screens he’s ever seen on a smartphone and that the performance didn’t lag a bit thanks to the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Combine that with solid battery life and 5G support, and you have a capable smartphone worth recommending.