Samsung Galaxy A21s Camera Review


The Samsung Galaxy A21s comes with an incredibly impressive quad-camera setup and runs Android 10 out of the box. The primary camera is a 48MP sensor, while the other three are wide-angle, macro, and depth-sensing cameras.

We’re big fans of the primary camera – it’s capable of excellent images with top-notch sharpness, accurate colors, and natural dynamic range. The videos also look great.

Camera Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A21s is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a smartphone with a good camera and fast performance. It also has a notch-less design and is a decent budget option.

The phone’s 6.5-inch Infinity-O Display is a perfect size for watching videos, connecting with friends on social or browsing online. A broad aspect ratio fills your screen with content from edge to edge, while a glossy and holographic finish adds to its stylish look.

The rear dual-camera system is impressive – a 48-megapixel primary camera coupled with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide and two 2-megapixel depth-sensing cameras. Details aren’t great in low light, but you can crop and zoom in on the photos to bring out more elements.

Camera Quality

The Galaxy A21s is a low-cost Android smartphone with four cameras, a punch-hole design, and a massive battery. However, it faces tough competition in this segment from rivals like the Realme 6 Pro (review), Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and POCO X2.

The 48-megapixel primary camera on the Galaxy A21s does a great job taking photos with good details and vibrant colors. Dynamic range is generally decent, too.

However, the A21s isn’t as good at nighttime photography as its competitors. Detail can be lost if the lighting isn’t proper, and noise creeps in at low light levels.

The front camera on the A21s also takes decent shots, with some friendly face smoothening and portrait modes. It’s just not as detailed and sharp as the primary camera.

Camera Modes

The Galaxy A21s is a mid-range device that packs Samsung’s usual magic. But it also aims to be an affordable smartphone that doesn’t cost too much, which means it has to perform well and offer something for the money.

The primary camera on the Galaxy A21s has 48 megapixels, and it takes photos with great detail in good lighting conditions. However, the fact is lost when taking pictures indoors in artificial light, and noise creeps into images taken at night.

The camera also has a Live Focus mode that lets you take pictures with a blurred background, but it can struggle to separate subjects from backgrounds at a distance. The bokeh effect can be impressive, though, under controlled lighting.

Camera Settings

The Samsung Galaxy A21s has a set of camera settings that are very easy to change. For example, you can adjust the white balance or switch to ‘Night’ mode to make your photos brighter at night.

In the daytime, the primary camera of the A21s takes excellently detailed photos with vivid colors and an excellent dynamic range. However, the sensor loses detail when you take pictures indoors or in low light conditions.

On the other hand, the wide-angle lens has a great field of view. Wide-angle images on the A21s look better than budget phones like the Realme 6i or the Redmi Note 9.

Portrait selfies, meanwhile, are decent for the price, with sound subject focus and a good level of bokeh. There’s also a grid lines option which is helpful for properly framing your photos.

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