Happiness James, 09 Nov 2020Thanks for your answer. In your previous comment you talk about fixing the TFT display with an... moreYou can fix the screen calibration on any phone via a color filter app from the Play store. Because out of the box the a21s screen is yellow/green, you balance it out by adding an color overlay that boosts Red + Blue. This changes the calibration of the display that can make all colors look more accurate, but it's not a miracle cure. The subpixels on the a21s simply can't reproduce vibrant colors. If I were you I'd look at the a31 or a41 which costs not that much more but has no faults imho.
Not sure how to "upgrade" it to normal One UI. It's only Core which means it doesn't have Knox folder and you can't download it via app. sorry. You'll have to try the a31 or a41.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2020Can you confirm if its camera is at least on par with Samsung Galaxy A51 or A50?
This phone... moreI don't have those phones unfortunately but I assume they have better saturation/color accuracy. A21s isn't great with low light and there's no stabilisation unlike with the a51. This youtuber has one of the most in-depth a21s camera tests & compared it to the a31 and theyre close, so maybe look for the a31 which has a better screen: youtu.be/2jVb4_oSKlo
Still, the camera is more than good enough & much clearer than Nokia and moto Gs in this price range. Samsung handles dynamic range and clarity better than either of them, though moto g phones have better night mode for low light. Don't know about the other brands, sorry.
Peter, 09 Nov 2020The camera is a bit washed out but still great, pretty underrated at this price point actually... moreThanks for your answer. In your previous comment you talk about fixing the TFT display with an app. Can you please explain more because I don't understand. I would have love the A71 because I love long dimensions and it is quad camera, but the price is what I can't. I love a phone from 163-167 in height, a quad camera in a square setting not a straight line like the A21, and a 128GB with 512GB expandable. I haven't seen another of the A series with this specs with similar price, except the A71 that is expensive for me
Peter, 09 Nov 2020The camera is a bit washed out but still great, pretty underrated at this price point actually... moreCan you confirm if its camera is at least on par with Samsung Galaxy A51 or A50?
This phone costs much less than them, but I got the opportunity to test A51 & A50 cameras. Honestly, their cameras are comparable or worse than other phones in this price.
For example, Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 & Realme 6i picture quality is better than A51 in low light.
Realme 3 picture quality is MUCH better than A51 with Gcam.
Happiness James, 08 Nov 2020Some people here said the camera and display are so bad and it is discouraging me from buying ... moreI don't have answer to your question, but check out Infinix Hot 10. Two of my friends have it. Its camera is really good. It can record videos in 2K.
Its 8MP selfie camera is better than 16MP camera of my other friend's Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. Even better than Infinix Note 7.
It's completely different from other 8MP camera phones. For example, Realme 5i 8MP selfie camera is much much worse than it. Even with Gcam/Google Camera.
I know Tecno & Infinix phones tend to have "whitish" selfie pictures, but they've reduced it quite a bit from previous model (although still present).
Happiness James, 08 Nov 2020Some people here said the camera and display are so bad and it is discouraging me from buying ... moreThe camera is a bit washed out but still great, pretty underrated at this price point actually. It might be one of the best cameras in the sub $180 range. 48MP mode is stunning, though you can't use zoom or portrait blur in that mode & the file sizes are huge so it's off by default. The camera isn't the problem.
It's the screen that holds it back. I have TFT screen phones from 5 years ago that have much better color reproduction. If you don't mind dull screens it's still highly recommended.
Hi. Does anyone have an issue with notifications? The screen remains dark, but sound is triggered with the incoming notifications. All the settings are checked and turned on.
Peter, 08 Nov 2020Amazing phone for the price, even with 3gb. But the PLS screen is seriously bad. You won'... moreSome people here said the camera and display are so bad and it is discouraging me from buying it. I only love the rainbowlike display when light hit the phone. Is the display so bad? Is the camera so bad that the pictures it captured are faded? Please, I need your honest reply if you are using the phone. Comparing the display and camera to Tecno Camon 12 Air and Camon 15 which is better? Thanks in advance for your honest reply
Amazing phone for the price, even with 3gb. But the PLS screen is seriously bad. You won't see any vibrant colors at all. It's bright enough, but saturation always looks washed out and dull. It's also not calibrated well & looks yellow out of the box, but you can fix this with any color filter app to balance out the whitepoint. There is no stock setting to change color temp so you'll need a third party app.
samsung a21s 128gb 4 gb ram...i think u need to chack
it Should Full ONE UI 2.0 .it is ONE UI Core 2.1 that's why it have't Secure Folder,AOD,Screen Recorder, Bixby..etc.
I would Recommend for that device in Future Push Full ONE UI 2.0 for A21s.
Happiness James, 04 Nov 2020Is Samsung A21s camera so bad. Is it true the photos it captured are washed out or faded? Is t... moreThe screen is THAT bad, all photos taken on a21s looks good on a computer, but on the phone is bad, it has the same situation as nokia 5.3, the cameras are really good, but the screen can't display how good the picture quality is
I've used this phone for a while now and I think it's a nice phone at this price range. The phone runs smoothly and the battery life is just amazing. Taking phone during the day is very nice but in the night photos are not that good. I'm yet to try gaming on it and I hope the experience is great. My problem with the phone is the resolution, I think Samsung could have given a 1080p resolution to the phone.