For many years, mobile manufacturers have launched at least one terminal per year in each of their families. It is not always expected that we change the previous model for the current model, but they always try to strengthen the differentiation of the new terminals from their predecessors.
This is what we are going to analyze today looking at the Galaxy S21 which was presented yesterday and the Galaxy S20 which was announced less than a year ago.
We were able to test all three terminals from last year and, very briefly, also all three this year.
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We were able to test the new Samsung phones, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra for a few hours and we will tell you everything.
We tested the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra: our opinion
We have been able to use the new Samsung phones for a few hours, the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra and we give you our opinion.
In addition to the various main features, we will highlight the price change.
Price differences between Galaxy S20 and S21
If we look at the two lists that we put below, we will see how much cheaper the S21 is than the Galaxy S20 in 2019. The reason is that Samsung should not only be fighting with brands like Apple, but also with others like Xiaomi. Moreover, even Apple has started to lower the initial price of its phones with models like the iPhone SE.
In 2019, the cheapest S20 cost over $ 900 and didn’t have 5G connectivity.
- Samsung galaxy s20
- 909 $ (4G / 128 GB / 8 GB RAM)
- 1009 $ (5G / 128GB / 12GB RAM)
- Samsung galaxy s20 +
- $ 1,009 (4G / 128 GB / 8 GB RAM)
- 1109 $ (5G / 128 GB / 12 GB RAM)
- $ 1259 (5G / 512 GB / 12 GB RAM)
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- 1339 $ (5G / 128 GB / 12 GB RAM)
- 1559 $ (5G / 512 GB / 16 GB RAM)
In 2020 we see how the cheapest model, the S21, has 5G and also lowers the price by 50 dollars compared to last year’s model. Then we will see how this is possible.
- Samsung galaxy s21
- 859 $ (128 GB / 8 GB RAM)
- 909 $ (128 GB / 8 GB RAM)
- Samsung Galaxy S21 +
- 1059 $ (128 GB / 8 GB RAM)
- $ 1109 (256 GB / 8 GB RAM)
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
- $ 1259 (128 GB / 12 GB RAM)
- $ 1309 (256 GB / 12 GB RAM)
- $ 1,439 (512 GB / 16 GB RAM)
What are we losing and gaining
Of course, if the terminals are cheaper instead of more expensive, we’ll have lost something along the way, as it’s rare for a business to want to lose money or be able to adjust costs from year to year. ‘other.
To begin with, we have to say that we have won in various aspects in general. Now we have 5G in all variants and bigger batteries which should give us more range.
The problem is that we’ve lost many things. Usually, again, the memory expansion slot is lost, so internal storage is more important than ever. You also lose the ability to use Samsung Pay with a magnetic stripe POS.
The screens of the S21 and S21 Plus are now FHD and not QHD, a very relevant step back from the S20 and S20 Plus. As if all that weren’t enough, the S21 uses a polycarbonate rear and not glass like it does in the two top models.
Finally, the sales box is much more concise since it includes the charging cable, but not the wall charger or headphones that we had in the 2019 models.
As you can see, Samsung has lowered the price of its cellphones but at the cost of some sacrifices in their specifications, especially in the S21 and S21 Plus, and in the accessories included in the sales box.
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