When did the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G come out?
Released on the 29th January 2021, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is one of Samsung’s most popular smartphones to date, rich with features including a triple rear camera and Full HD+ display, the S21 is sure to satisfy all of your needs from a smartphone, be it personally or professionally.
Dimensions: 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 169 g
Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs + eSIM, dual stand-by)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Gorilla Glass Victus, plastic back, aluminium frame
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1080 x 2400 display
Android 11, One UI 3.1
Octa-core Exynos 2100 processor
Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
Li-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable battery
USB Type C 3.2
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55" 1.4µm, Super Steady video
8K 24fps video recording
10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
4K 60fps video recording
Should I buy a used Samsung Galaxy S21 5G?
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is a highly capable device that can fulfil all of the personal and professional requirements you may have for a smartphone.
With new software from Samsung that increases the ease of user experience such as
The design of the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is both sleek and minimal, easily fitting in the hand with comfortable rounded edges and a matte ‘glasstic’ finish which looks and feels professional.
The Full HD+ 1080 x 2400 display on the Samsung S21 5G is brimming with brightness and contrast, and a 120Hz refresh rate provides some of the smoothest user operation in a smartphone to date.
The S21 5G has a 4000mAh battery which is more than enough to last an entire day of heavy usage browsing the web, using social media, playing games, etcetera, with room left to spare. And with 25W fast-charging technology your new Samsung S21 5G can be fully charged from 0% in roughly an hour. Perfect for those on the move.
The camera on the Galaxy S21 is also an impressive feature, with three cameras as part of the rear camera array, including a main camera lens, ultrawide, and telephoto, enabling users to capture whatever field of view they see fit. The device also provides the option to capture images with all three lenses at once, for unpredictable or fast-moving subjects.
For other devices in the S21 line, see our pages for the S21 FE and S21 Ultra.
Is the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G waterproof?
The Samsung S21 FE, even a refurbished Samsung S21 FE, is not waterproof but it is -IP68 dust/water resistant, meaning that the device can be submerged in water up to 1.5m for 30 mins, meaning that any spillages or unwanted accidents will not result in a completely destroyed device.
Saving money on your Samsung Galaxy S21 5G through buying refurbished
When purchasing a device graded as ‘Like New’, you can expect to pay more than the same device in ‘Good’ condition, as a ‘Like New’ device will display much less cosmetic wear and appear exactly as new, just without the box. Every Samsung device that we sell is fully tested and expertly refurbished; our grading system only refers to the cosmetic condition of the device, and has zero impact on system performance. Those who are seeking out savings, then, must choose the device in a condition fitting for their price range.
Our grading system works as follows:
Fully tested with no visible signs of use, for all intents and purposes a new device with perfect functionality.
Potential for small amounts of cosmetic wear such as scratches while still in perfect working order.
Used product with moderate signs of use/ wear and tear. In perfect working order.
May have cracks, dents, chips and heavy signs of usage, though still operating to an acceptable standard (perfect working order.)
If looking to maximise your savings even further, you have two storage options to choose from with the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G. Either 256GB, or 512GB. Opting for a smaller amount of physical storage in your device can be economical as the device itself will be cheaper and cloud services can more than make up for the deficit at a fraction of the price. Samsung offers a cloud service that provides users with 200GB storage space for just £2.60 per month.
Will my Samsung Galaxy S21 5G come with a charger?
When purchased from us, your device will come with a genuine Samsung charging cable as standard. We provide a range of USB plugs for purchase if required.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is also compatible with Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging, 15W, as well as reverse wireless charging 4.5W, if the wireless lifestyle is a little more your speed.
To browse our selection of wireless chargers, including Samsung branded chargers, click here.
If I order my refurbished Samsung Galaxy S21 5G today, when will it arrive?
If you order before 4 PM (Monday to Friday), you will receive your device the very next day! We offer free delivery on all orders over £30. If you need it as soon as possible, you can select Next Day Delivery at checkout, and specify whether you want it before 1 PM, or 9 AM. Every phone that you can see on our site is in stock, so unlike other websites, you won’t have to wait for weeks before receiving your device, it’s picked, packed and shipped the same day!
Why buy a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S21 5G from The Big Phone Store?
We have a 14-day, no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee and 12-month warranty, we make sure that our customers are satisfied when they shop with us! Our UK-based customer service team is available and ready to help you every step of the way. If you’re unsure about buying a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S21, you can even get in touch today to resolve any queries you may have.
For our full selection and best deals on refurbished Samsung Galaxy devices see our landing page here.