Samsung Galaxy S21 Impressions: New Year, New Price!

Galaxy S21 entire lineup drops in price, starting at $799! Here's my hands-on.
Galaxy S21 Ultra Impressions:
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Intro Track: Jordyn Edmonds
Playlist of MKBHD Intro music:




  • they looked like those cheap phones from china

    yo ipetsssyo ipetsssPrieš 4 dienas
  • I bought a s21 5g because it has a plastic back. I also own a note 20 ultra (and have had years of glass phones) and I'm tired of carrying around and being extremely careful all the time, like I was carrying a very fragile object (that it is) that costs a fortune to repair. We have no choice in regard to the front, but come on, also the back? I need and am used to flagship devices so I don't want to lose any of the really Important features of my note (that I use mainly in 60 hz 1080p anyways to save battery). What I think is really smart (like my wife's pixel 5) is having wireless charging and a polycarbonate back! The most absurdity is that almost everyone has a plastic (rubber or some kind of tpu) on the back of there phones anyway, because everyone buys cases to protect tgere glass back. Is it profoundly ironic?. I ride motorcycles and I would never use a glass helmet!

    Vasco Pais BrandãoVasco Pais BrandãoPrieš 5 dienų
  • Less Samsung Health features are not a good look. No O2 or heart rate monitors in the time of Covid?!

    Good Idea AdiaGood Idea AdiaPrieš 6 dienų
  • I want a hot pink and black colour combo

    TheWobblyEmilyTheWobblyEmilyPrieš 9 dienų
  • It's worse in almost every way than the s20 fe and costs more. Gotta love technology these days I'd rather get the s20 fe. I prefer polycarbonate anyways. Feels better to me and doesn't break That purple is GORGOUS tho. I hope there will be more pink/purple phones in the future

    TheWobblyEmilyTheWobblyEmilyPrieš 9 dienų
  • hi Samsun is better thn apple bye

    Shadow HunterShadow HunterPrieš 9 dienų
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      Marques BrownleeMarques BrownleePrieš 9 dienų
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  • Black and yellow lol

    Mohib'z worldMohib'z worldPrieš 15 dienų
  • The Note 9 is $1400 on Samsung's shop. That's almost double the price it was at release. They know how bad their new phones are.

    Ben DoverBen DoverPrieš 16 dienų
  • all phones of all brands are very similar.

    LeLePrieš 20 dienų
  • Dear (me), We confirmed order # for your customized Galaxy S21+ 5G 256GB (Unlocked) and have started building it for delivery within five weeks. Look for an email with your shipment tracking number. We will reach out if there are any issues with your delivery. Your Galaxy S21+ 5G 256GB (Unlocked) will ship in five weeks.

    WHITE LIONWHITE LIONPrieš 21 dieną
  • Don't buy a 1440p phone just because you "want" to have a 1440p display, that's because unless you're a literal hawk, you don't need over 3 million pixels in a smartphone form factor, you might want it, but ignore the specs and marketing and just focus on real-life usage, you might say that you can see a difference between 1080p and 1440p, but that'sonly if you hold your phone 3 or 6 inches away from your face, and most of the time you will be holding the phone 10-12 inches away from your face, and at that distance, 1440p only looks slightly better than 1080p, but only slightly, and it won't be a big enough difference to change the way you use your phone everyday, 1440p won't make your phone something different, it will still be the chocolate bar form factor with a touchscreen that you're probably familiar with, in short: while 1440p is great for marketing and spec sheet, it doesn't make a revolutionary change in the way you use your phone everyday, and it's too much for a phone, wasting battery and GPU power, yes it will look sharper, but that's the only upside to 1440p, and the difference in sharpness vs 1080p isn't big enough for this one upside to outweigh many of the downsides that 1440p has on phones. 1440p might look like a big change in spec sheets, but it won't change the way you use the phone in real life, and that's why you shouldn't follow spec sheets, and plus, spending more money on 1440p can make phone makers spend less on battery, performance, build quality, and camera, so it will just make the phone worse, not better, and will make it less well-rounded, and it will have very little upsides to choose it over a more well-rounded 1080p phone, unless if you're a literal hawk

    sami houmairasami houmairaPrieš 21 dieną
  • OI Make it 600 so I buy it. fO/lla Samsungas

    awil farahawil farahPrieš 21 dieną
  • What's the outro song called at the end of this video? It's in my head but I can't find it anywhere online

    Rahul VashishtRahul VashishtPrieš 23 dienas
  • xpertthief

    keylor loriakeylor loriaPrieš 23 dienas
  • And...., Charger, ...Gone! Earphones, ...Gone! Like wtheck. I have a S9 but this is a no go for me sadly (although it looks fine). Now the Xperia 5 ii got my attention somehow.

    Al-GhurabaAl-GhurabaPrieš 23 dienas
  • 2024: Every half year a new smartphone. 2030: Every month!

    Al-GhurabaAl-GhurabaPrieš 23 dienas
  • The price is low because you don't get the extra accessories you got in 2018 where you got like a handful of accessories with the s8+. You aren't actually saving money but you are falling into the trap of samsung, they say that it's 200$ cheaper but is it? You can literally buy a better phone with a lesser cheap price and the same specs, you can basically get a fast charger with other phones, where as you basically spend more money in a big brand phone so that you can say "hey my phone is a samsung or even apple".They just cut out a few features as an excuse.

    Aaymaan Ryan KhanAaymaan Ryan KhanPrieš 24 dienas
  • I like the feel of the 21+ in hand due to its weight and width. I honestly didn't know it was glass backed and the 21 isn't. That's how similar the backs feel.

    C MeC MePrieš 25 dienų
  • Can the s21 cast to tv without using Chromecast or a router, i.e. just using WiFi data? I don't have a router, just use my unlimited data on T-Mobile. I'm cheap, just use my data for internet. Been using a Netgear Push2TV to cast to tv, hoping s21 can cast using the Push2TV.

    James SimpsonJames SimpsonPrieš 27 dienų
  • Just as they did with the note 20. They want you to buy the ultra.

    Viktor VasilikViktor VasilikPrieš 28 dienų
  • Wish they also had black/ dark blue... with gold 😔

    7200itnoel7200itnoelPrieš 29 dienų
  • Bought s21 poor battery life

    Alan PapertAlan PapertPrieš mėn
  • Phantom violet look better on glasstic than plastic

    Tri ArmyTri ArmyPrieš mėn
  • This or wait for new OnePlus?

    Game HunterGame HunterPrieš mėn
  • I don't like the edges of it. Looks like the older iphones imo

    RashimotosanRashimotosanPrieš mėn
  • Samsung: drops the new camera design Chinese copycats: ok bois time to get to work.

    Dong CapDong CapPrieš mėn
  • The expandable storage is the only reason I got the Galaxy over others without it... now I definitely won't downgrade to this

    Super ScaifeSuper ScaifePrieš mėn
  • im surprised @MrBeast didnt comment after marques's and mrbeasts podcast interview

    AkainAkainPrieš mėn
  • Hello, everyone. Please support me by subscribing to my channel! This means so much if you do!

    EverythingTanishkEverythingTanishkPrieš mėn
  • Those things are simply FUGLY!

    Hans LecarosHans LecarosPrieš mėn
  • Thank you for pointing out the storage wasn't expandable! I would have assumed I could put a sim card in and probably would've end up returning it

    K BK BPrieš mėn
  • Staying with my Note 9. Thank you.

    JagJagPrieš mėn
  • Still no headphone jack? Lol so if your battery runs out, you are fucked.

    SYN30STMSYN30STMPrieš mėn
  • I hate that Samsung is copying Iphone more and more now. First the jack, now the expandable storage, what's next?

    Edmond Cristian RazmeritaEdmond Cristian RazmeritaPrieš mėn
    • Legacy Episode 1 The Search for Love by Robert Maxxim

      __Prieš 12 dienų
  • Samsung is copying Google by removing features from their phone and keeping the price roughly the same.

    NoMoNeYiZaTioNNoMoNeYiZaTioNPrieš mėn
  • Do people really care about build materials? Everyone just puts a case over it anyway.

    That Guy 007That Guy 007Prieš mėn
    • Just to admire, thats about it. I mean thats what I do with my phone, like once every month.

      Moises OjedaMoises OjedaPrieš 21 dieną
    • Fr

      Taesweetnigh tTaesweetnigh tPrieš 22 dienas
    • You'd be surprised at how many people dont

      DragamiDragamiPrieš 25 dienų
  • OK I need Samsung to come out with new watches nah

    Jasmine McKnightJasmine McKnightPrieš mėn
  • I was going to get the ultra but they only had it in black so I got the 21+

    Jasmine McKnightJasmine McKnightPrieš mėn
  • Definitely not getting this phone. They're removing features that made people like myself buy their galaxy phones in the first place. We haven't seen plastic on a galaxy phone since the S5 - which sucked and felt cheap. And don't get me started with the "going green" BS. All companies care about is their bottom line and they figured removing the charger is cheaper. What a disappointment.

    tik153tik153Prieš mėn
  • Wow love this phone.. I also love the iPhone. So honestly the best way, if possible is to get a phone from both companies..

    alexander milleralexander millerPrieš mėn
  • I wish that samsung make samsung s21 fe that will be amazing

    Mohamed AbdulalimMohamed AbdulalimPrieš mėn
  • I feel like the samsung s20 fe is best then samsung s21

    Mohamed AbdulalimMohamed AbdulalimPrieš mėn
  • Hi mkbhd is the chin size on the s21+ smaller than the one on the s21? Like this so marques can see it. Big fan!!!

    C DesclayC DesclayPrieš mėn
  • All so no edge screen .they jest ruined it🥵🥵

    SAILERS DiarySAILERS DiaryPrieš mėn
  • I like the idea of a plastic back and the removal of the curved screen

    Randy HaydenRandy HaydenPrieš mėn
  • why would they remove sd slot. there was literally no trade off for the functionality. I am so disappointed in Samsung. Constantly following after Apple whilst making fun of them. The lack of head phone jack, having a notch, the charger not being included, no sd card.

    iLiekLemonadeiLiekLemonadePrieš mėn
  • Somehow each new Galaxy S phone released makes me want to upgrade less and less from my Galaxy S9. Looks like S10 was the last complete GS phone. S10 had headphone jack, expandable/removable storage, glass front and back, QHD display, 4k 60fps rear AND front camera video recording, and every other basic feature these new phones have. Only thing I would add is 120 Hz and bigger battery and the phone would be still perfect.

    WilvinWilvinPrieš mėn
  • In addition to all the previously existed features you mentioned ( screen resolution, no SD card, plastic back) now they don't include the headphones and charger! It's like they give you a lesser product now

    Ilya SolodkyIlya SolodkyPrieš mėn
  • I like it! Leaving Apple for this phone ... hopefully won’t have any regrets

    Zakiya WilsonZakiya WilsonPrieš mėn
  • Best Tech LTclub channel 🙌 👌 😎

    Justin HJustin HPrieš mėn
  • I would REALLY like to know/see how the s21 series over all compares to iphones.

    Mads TrabandtMads TrabandtPrieš mėn
  • Plastic being less likely to break is a pretty good thing

    Anthony MendenhallAnthony MendenhallPrieš mėn
  • I love how everyone is complaining about no power cord. I've owned about 4 Samsung phones over the years. Tell me you all don't have about 2 to 3 cords somewhere in your house. 🙄🙄🙄🙄 Plus wireless charging is the way to go.

    Angel CityGirlAngel CityGirlPrieš mėn
  • i want you to discuss one major issues with the samsung high end phones i.e. screen problem. I checked with people who were using samsung high end phones and every second person is facing screen fading issues. Either they are intentionally injecting it through software update as before every new phone launch some issue starts in old phone.

    gaurang singhalgaurang singhalPrieš mėn
  • Phone specs is good but I won't buy this phone bcoz there is no sd card support charging adeptor, earphone in this phone 😭

    Deepak GautamDeepak GautamPrieš mėn

    Gabby OmegaGabby OmegaPrieš mėn
  • ive been using a huawei nova 3 for 3 years, im getting this phone, thanks for the review i really liked this s21!

    José De La PeñaJosé De La PeñaPrieš mėn
  • Hello sir please gift me Samsung A51 phone

    Anurag MalviyaAnurag MalviyaPrieš mėn
  • Haha cool

    szewei1985szewei1985Prieš mėn
  • Just bought a S21. Thanks for the input. Your video reviews are the only ones I trust!!!!

    Luis Alonso Zelaya IIILuis Alonso Zelaya IIIPrieš mėn
  • So how do you expand storage? Cloud storage?

    Davita W. KouwenaarDavita W. KouwenaarPrieš mėn
  • Also the phantom violet only available for 128 GB for the s21 + is so annoying

    Davita W. KouwenaarDavita W. KouwenaarPrieš mėn
  • I have a S6 should i just get the 21 Ultra?

    Kendal M.Kendal M.Prieš mėn
    • And don't buy a 1440p phone just because you "want" to have a 1440p display, that's because unless you're a literal hawk, you don't need over 3 million pixels in a smartphone form factor, you might want it, but ignore the specs and marketing and just focus on real-life usage

      sami houmairasami houmairaPrieš 21 dieną
    • Or maybe get the S20 FE if you want to save even more cash, because you will get a very similar experience and a very similar phone in general for even less money, Don't care about the extra performance you get with the S21, the SD865 or Exynos 990 will still be substantially more powerful than what you have now, and you won't notice much improvement between a SD888 vs SD865 or an Exynos 2100 vs 990 in real-world usage, and the S20 FE has nearly the exact same camera setup, Yes the S21 has a fancy new telephoto, but if you're coming from an S6, you'll be used to that single-camera life already, plus the 3x optical zoom of the S20 FE will still take adequate zoom photos if you really need it, and the fingerprint sensor of the S21, while it might be better, the S20 FE's sensor still has enough speed to unlock the phone without much frustration.

      sami houmairasami houmairaPrieš mėn
    • @sami houmaira Fair enough, thanks for your thoughts. I never thought I would get a reply, I thought it would be lost in the sea of comments.

      Kendal M.Kendal M.Prieš mėn
    • No, just buy the regular S21, now yes, it's plastic, but you're just going to put a case on it anyway, and yes, it's 1080p instead of 1440p, but those are just numbers that are meaningless in real-life use, You won't notice the difference unless you have them really close to your eye, and don't do that, it will harm your eyes. Basically you shouldn't care too much about the downgrades, because they are just meaningless in real-life and real-world usage, and that matters more, after all, what is the benefit of getting a 1440p display that will have worse viewing angles, worse color, worse contrast than a 1080p one if you can't tell the difference in sharpness?

      sami houmairasami houmairaPrieš mėn
  • Marcus you're The don of this shit!

    Samantha WilsonSamantha WilsonPrieš mėn
    • Legacy Episode 1 The Search for Love by Robert Maxxim

      __Prieš 12 dienų
  • bro who tf even need 256gb?

    Cornell BrownCornell BrownPrieš mėn
  • I came from an S7, finally got a new phone, the S21 256GB Gray, it's not the best phone out there and an S20 could have worked but I like that the flat screen is back without edges. I had 160GB total in my phone so this should easily cover me and the screen, if it saves battery and isn't super noticeable I call it a win, I need the phone to not need power for a day and with my heavy usage I hope it can get that.

    Richard PrinsRichard PrinsPrieš mėn
  • Samsung wants to be Apple so bad it's nauseating

    calvin ogunacalvin ogunaPrieš mėn
  • The physical goose comparably use because tugboat spindly plug unlike a male trout. marked, quaint sudan

    Farjana SaidulFarjana SaidulPrieš mėn
  • Lmao , s20 has double the ram and SD slot and higher resolution screen

    Ant toe KneeAnt toe KneePrieš mėn
  • I hated how they removed headphone jack.

    Nadir NovruzNadir NovruzPrieš mėn
  • Why does plastic matter? Who buys an $800-1000+ phone and doesn't put a case/screen protector on it right away?

    Salad TongsSalad TongsPrieš mėn
  • Marques is not that happy with Samsung S21, that is obvious cause Samsung is coming down with price and multiple specs. Me too also not happy with Samsung S21!!

    Dhruv RathodDhruv RathodPrieš mėn
  • Won’t it be a problem for people who use it without any cover?

    tsukiyami shinomiyatsukiyami shinomiyaPrieš mėn
  • Hi Marques. Have you heard about the "Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro" phone- May be the only 2020 Samsung phone with a removable battery. Can you review it if Possible..!

    nc konerunc koneruPrieš mėn
  • Marques, I can't thank U enough for that dark intro, I'm currently watching at 11pm and I didn't get blinded by the white. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

    seeni gztyseeni gztyPrieš mėn
  • I was here

    Not Your Average TruckerNot Your Average TruckerPrieš mėn
  • In my opinion, I think samsungs slowly converting the Galaxy S series into their higher end regular smart phones. Possibly, their new flagships will soon be phones like the Ultra, the Flip, and so on

    MetoMetoPrieš mėn
  • please please please stop with the fucking samsung s21 and the Iphone what so eever it seems that the only phones in existence are those 2 what about the others ZTE, NOKIA,Huawei, XIAOMi and others ? THEY DONT EXIST ? just look at most of the tech reviews now they only talk about the Samsung and the Iphone i kow they are great i get it but please also talk about some cheaper or just diferent phones like the one plus or others there are more importante things then just making publicity to those 2 brands .

    Ricardo Gomes de abreuRicardo Gomes de abreuPrieš mėn
    • Samsung: Look! I'm Apple! Samsung buyers: Look! I'm getting a oneplus!

      seeni gztyseeni gztyPrieš mėn
  • Ugliest galaxy ever. I'll hold on to my qhd sexy S9.

    Abhishek SavantAbhishek SavantPrieš mėn
    • @Abhishek Savant It doesn't matter, because it's cheaper than last year, and it's "only" fallen off a cliff compared to predecessors if you look at the specs and don't use it in real-life, because in real-life you wouldn't notice the downgrades anyway, and if those downgrades just to get the price down vs last year are too much for you, then fine, just go and spend all of your hard-earned $1200 on an S21 Ultra, and plus, S9 is still on Android 10, and won't get upgraded to Android 11, I think that this is much more important than a glass back or a 1440p display that your average Joe wouldn't care about, So, theme of the story: Specs don't matter as much as real-life use, if something looks bad on a spec sheet, then you might/might not like it in real-life use.

      sami houmairasami houmairaPrieš mėn
    • @Abhishek Savant But being practical instead of fancy also meant the phone was cheaper, the predecessors were targeted at the enthusiast market, to the people who care about having the most no-compromise phone possible, the problem was, that this was a very small portion of the market, and while it made the phones have a lot of premium features, they made them really expensive for your average Joe to afford. and making your phone so your average Joe can afford is important in those dark times, so Samsung shifted their attention to the masses, to your average Joe, who doesn't care about 1440p because they are going to use it at 1080p anyway, and who doesn't care about glass vs plastic because he's going to put a case on the phone anyway, so Samsung have removed a lot of premium features just to make most people, which in those dark times, are tightening their budgets, Samsung had to make the phone more affordable, so they said: "Okay, we're going to remove some premium stuff because, well, you want a more affordable Galaxy S", so they made those trade-offs just to make the phone cheaper than last year as possible, and that is what I mean when I said that Samsung wanted the S21 to be practical rather than fancy. I'm okay with less exciting specs for a more affordable price, yes my friends, $800 is now considered affordable considering we have like $1200 and $1600 phones, and Samsung didn't want the regular S21 to cost a thousand bucks, the S9 existed in a world where it was okay to make a phone that had it all, no matter how expensive it is to the average Joe, but Samsung did this again to the S20, and it didn't pay off because it was too expensive for the average Joe to buy, especially in those dark times where everyone is tightening their budgets, but Samsung understood it, and said: Okay, you want a more affordable Galaxy S phone vs last year, okay, we have removed all of the enthusiast features like a 1440p display with curved glass, and a glass back, just to make our phone cost less than a thousand bucks as possible, are you happy with the price reduction vs last year? and everyone but the most enthusiastic of enthusiasts will say: Yes!!

      sami houmairasami houmairaPrieš mėn
    • @sami houmaira S series flagship isn't meant to be a compromise of quality & premiumness for practicality. While practicality is good, this phone though feels like it's fallen of a cliff in some departments compared to its predecessors.

      Abhishek SavantAbhishek SavantPrieš mėn
    • They wanted the S21 to be practical rather than fancy and sexy

      sami houmairasami houmairaPrieš mėn
  • @mkbhd @marquesbrownlee i sent you a message in your instagram official account. I hope you noticed that. 😢

    Joe KnowesJoe KnowesPrieš mėn
  • Heart rate sensor? Is that gone for good now? And yeah, why no 1440? My basic S8 had both.

    Esteban RápidoEsteban RápidoPrieš mėn
  • So i have samsung s9+, is it a downgrade for me if i move to the s21?

    Amr ChahineAmr ChahinePrieš mėn
    • lmao no

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  • That's excellent

    Mr.wMr.wPrieš mėn
  • Can you review theses Smart Phones? Smart Phone LG Stylo 6 (2020) & Smart Phone Samsung Galaxy S8+ (2017) & Smart Phone Nokia 6.2 (2019) What are other phone that you recommend? "Like these popular phones for the world to see".

    No other Like my own skinNo other Like my own skinPrieš mėn
  • So It makes sense to change my s7 for s21 ?

    Mateusz DębowskiMateusz DębowskiPrieš mėn
  • Man it feels like yesterday when we saw the S21 event

    oiuet souiuoiuet souiuPrieš mėn
  • Do you think they are stopping with the Note Series, and would u upgrade from 10plus note to 21 ultra

    GraceologyGraceologyPrieš mėn
  • rofl rip off prhone who ever buyes this even if i had the money ga==

    Yo YoYo YoPrieš mėn
  • minus mSD slot minus reso minus glass to plastic well, have you heard about minus headphone jack minus touch id minus higher price

    Born BoyBorn BoyPrieš mėn
  • I want it just based on the design.

    Paul CusentinoPaul CusentinoPrieš mėn
  • The glistening glorious step spatially license because brush muhly attack alongside a bite-sized ketchup. dashing, melted colt

    Ryan UzumakiRyan UzumakiPrieš mėn
    • Man it feels like yesterday when we saw the S21 event

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiuPrieš mėn
  • Samsung: Look! I'm Apple! Samsung buyers: Look! I'm getting a oneplus!

    bocoy noiubocoy noiuPrieš mėn
  • Will it be his daily driver though

    Wizi AborchieWizi AborchiePrieš mėn
  • Oled: exists AMOLED: Wtf how are you making a better version of me

    Amber AlertAmber AlertPrieš mėn
  • I love Samsung

    Guershon Saint-FleurGuershon Saint-FleurPrieš mėn
  • Samsung is clearly making phones to Please themselves/pockets and to make us buy more photos every 6 months. I currently have a s9+ since 2018 and everything that was released after is backward and dictating! (No good OPTIONS for the average user) no more jack plugs, less screen resolution ..ect, now no more SD memory slots and to make it worse every newer phone is 128g internal memory and the higher memory is not available to the (AVERAGE USER) (@Samsung give the average users OPTIONS and stop making a upgrade a actual downgrade) omg no charger for a phone are you kidding me!!!🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

    kellmark Tvkellmark TvPrieš mėn
  • Plastic s21 is better than mi 11 for sure

    • Will it be his daily driver though

      bocoy noiubocoy noiuPrieš mėn
  • So why did they go to snapdragon 888

    DataReelDataReelPrieš mėn
  • Can you do a comparison between s21Ultra Snapdragon 888 vs s21Ultra Exynos 2100

    Abhimanyu RoyAbhimanyu RoyPrieš mėn
  • Hi, which phone should I buy s20 plus 5g or s21??

    Amix RagaAmix RagaPrieš mėn