Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, US Version, 128GB, Phantom Gray – Unlocked (Renewed)

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15 reviews for Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, US Version, 128GB, Phantom Gray – Unlocked (Renewed)

  1. Tyrone

    Performance = 9 / 10 – fast Snapdragon cpu but only only 6gb ramDisplay = 8.7 / 10 – 120ghz is great but screen is washed compared to s10/s20Batttery = 8.8 / 10 – all day batteryDesign = 8.7 / 10 – flat screen but bezels could be smallerCamera = 9 /10 – great main cameras – selfie camera is MEH and pics can be blurry on moving objectsFeatures = 9/10 – three years of software updates..5g…a lot of color options .. ip68 .. wireless charging .. dex

  2. Jake

    When I purchased this it was listed as 8gb of ram but the model I received is 6gb. That makes me feel lured into something I wasn’t expecting.The phone is a solid overall phone with premium performance for the price due to sacrificing the build quality by making the back plastic and the screen gorilla glass 3 instead of 6.Doesn’t matter to me as I wanted an unused device (battery) with a top notch processor for the smallest price point.I’m still slightly upset about not getting 8gb as was listed when I purchased which is why I didn’t rate 5/5.

  3. Jacob E

    Coming from a pixel 2 I expected more.Front camera is slow and very blurry in low-lightvibration intensity is pathetic, I keep missing calls.it’s obnoxiously largefingerprint scanner is inconsistent at best, even without any screen protection (if anyone had one in stock)Samsung’s version of android is garbage, I actually downgraded from Android 11 to 10battery life is better than my ancient phone.wifi6 is fast, about 300Mbps testedWifi6 Stats:Channel 40 (11ax)Signal 94% (-53 dBm)Rx Rate 960 MbpsTx Rate 648 MbpsPower Save Enabled5G is decent (LTE+ indicated at 100Mbps down, 4Mbps up, AT&T in Raleigh, NC)If you you like Samsung’s spin on android and large screens this is a great phone for you.

  4. Mr. Quality and Value

    The progression and evolution of Samsung has not gone the way I would’ve foreseen it. In the beginning when I first became a new fan, it was the Samsung S3. I’ve owned the S3, LG G3, S6 Edge, S7 Edge, S8, Note 8, S9, Note 9, S10 Plus, Note 10 Plus, S20 Plus, Note 20 Ultra, and now the S21 Ultra. What got me on Samsung? I felt Samsung actually listened to consumers and gave us the room to help with development. “The next best thing” It was a work in progress with every release and I felt like I was a part of it. I was also not an Apple fan with the limited custom features and controls. Fast forward to the S21 series. There’s a saying, you either die a hero, or live long enough to become the villain. It appears the entire time, Samsung was the villain in the making. We knew Samsung wanted to prove Apple wrong, but I didn’t realize Samsung wanted to actually become Apple. They mocked Apple only to follow Apple, what a bunch of hypocrites. The peak of Samsung when I felt it was the people’s company was the S10 plus. The S10+ offered it all, the little FanBoy items that made me feel life was good with Samsung: headphone jack, heart rate sensor, MST/NFC mobile payment technology, great screen, thin bezel, in screen fingerprint scanner, included AKG headphones, fast charger, and expanded storage. Do you remember? Then the slow decline: the Note10 Plus released with no headphone jack and the loss of MST mobile pay. Then the S20 Plus, no headphone jack, no MST, no heart rate sensor. And now, the S21 Ultra with no headphone jack, no MST, no heart rate sensor, no headphones, no fast charger and no expandable storage.What have we gain with the S21 Ultra? At a high cost, the screen is the best smartphone screen in the industry. Barnone with its 120hz refresh rate and adaptive resolution. The in-screen fingerprint scanner is upgraded, the camera is now among the best in a very crowded and competitive pool.After using the S21 Ultra for a few days, I was underwhelmed, coming from the S20 Plus. I found myself missing the S20 Plus, and more the S10 Plus, even with the new upgrades. I’ve lost enthusiasm and confidence in Samsung. The S21 Ultra’s weight and size is not for me, I found myself with hand fatigue and not really enjoying using the S21 Ultra. The SPen support is nice, but come on Samsung, this is a Galaxy S phone. The Note 20 Ultra is actually the better phone than the S21 Ultra if you want productivity and comfort.There’s no doubt the performance is noticeable particularly the high resolution and high refresh rate with the new Snapdragon 888, 12 gigs of memory and faster storage speeds. But was it an advancement worth upgrading to…my 100% sure answer, definitive no. There is a lacking of quality and value that I look for and want. And in a way, Samsung I have a feeling knows that. The pandemic and consumer behavior may have had something to do with it, but the S21 Ultra despite its advancements, left out too many great distinguishing Samsung features that defined a Samsung Galaxy S-series phone. The pre-order deal was so enticing to me, I jumped on it, with $700 of my old S20plus to trade up, and to also get $260 off of added buys – so I got the Buds Pro, S-pen, and a Samsung Case. But I’ve decided to keep my S20 Plus and paying the difference.What I plan to do now is keep the S21 Ultra as a backup phone and continue to use my S20 Plus and Notw 20 Ultra. Truth is I still have the S10 Plus and continue to be completely nostalgic about it — putting my sim card in it from time to time reminiscing how it could’ve been instead of where we are now in the Samsung Galaxy S Line Up.Imagine the S21 Ultra having these features: MTS/NFC payments, heart rate sensor, expandable storage, exceptional camera, best industry screen, IP68, Invictus protection, 120hz refresh rate with high resolution, 5000ma battery and everything else it has.That would be something amazing and exciting!!!If you still own the S10 Plus, keep it, if you own the S20 Plus, keep it. The S21 Ultra, in my humble opinion is Samsung reducing itself to become the villain. Don’t start another lease agreement, extend your contract, or get into another debt on the S21 Ultra. It’s harsh and it’s my opinion.Rumor is we may not see the next Note this year, which disturbs me even more….stay tuned. Samsung is trending toward Foldables, which I just don’t get.

  5. Mr. Quality and Value

    The progression and evolution of Samsung has not gone the way I would’ve foreseen it. In the beginning when I first became a new fan, it was the Samsung S3. I’ve owned the S3, LG G3, S6 Edge, S7 Edge, S8, Note 8, S9, Note 9, S10 Plus, Note 10 Plus, S20 Plus, Note 20 Ultra, and now the S21 Ultra. What got me on Samsung? I felt Samsung actually listened to consumers and gave us the room to help with development. “The next best thing” It was a work in progress with every release and I felt like I was a part of it. I was also not an Apple fan with the limited custom features and controls. Fast forward to the S21 series. There’s a saying, you either die a hero, or live long enough to become the villain. It appears the entire time, Samsung was the villain in the making. We knew Samsung wanted to prove Apple wrong, but I didn’t realize Samsung wanted to actually become Apple. They mocked Apple only to follow Apple, what a bunch of hypocrites. The peak of Samsung when I felt it was the people’s company was the S10 plus. The S10+ offered it all, the little FanBoy items that made me feel life was good with Samsung: headphone jack, heart rate sensor, MST/NFC mobile payment technology, great screen, thin bezel, in screen fingerprint scanner, included AKG headphones, fast charger, and expanded storage. Do you remember? Then the slow decline: the Note10 Plus released with no headphone jack and the loss of MST mobile pay. Then the S20 Plus, no headphone jack, no MST, no heart rate sensor. And now, the S21 Ultra with no headphone jack, no MST, no heart rate sensor, no headphones, no fast charger and no expandable storage.What have we gain with the S21 Ultra? At a high cost, the screen is the best smartphone screen in the industry. Barnone with its 120hz refresh rate and adaptive resolution. The in-screen fingerprint scanner is upgraded, the camera is now among the best in a very crowded and competitive pool.After using the S21 Ultra for a few days, I was underwhelmed, coming from the S20 Plus. I found myself missing the S20 Plus, and more the S10 Plus, even with the new upgrades. I’ve lost enthusiasm and confidence in Samsung. The S21 Ultra’s weight and size is not for me, I found myself with hand fatigue and not really enjoying using the S21 Ultra. The SPen support is nice, but come on Samsung, this is a Galaxy S phone. The Note 20 Ultra is actually the better phone than the S21 Ultra if you want productivity and comfort.There’s no doubt the performance is noticeable particularly the high resolution and high refresh rate with the new Snapdragon 888, 12 gigs of memory and faster storage speeds. But was it an advancement worth upgrading to…my 100% sure answer, definitive no. There is a lacking of quality and value that I look for and want. And in a way, Samsung I have a feeling knows that. The pandemic and consumer behavior may have had something to do with it, but the S21 Ultra despite its advancements, left out too many great distinguishing Samsung features that defined a Samsung Galaxy S-series phone. The pre-order deal was so enticing to me, I jumped on it, with $700 of my old S20plus to trade up, and to also get $260 off of added buys – so I got the Buds Pro, S-pen, and a Samsung Case. But I’ve decided to keep my S20 Plus and paying the difference.What I plan to do now is keep the S21 Ultra as a backup phone and continue to use my S20 Plus and Notw 20 Ultra. Truth is I still have the S10 Plus and continue to be completely nostalgic about it — putting my sim card in it from time to time reminiscing how it could’ve been instead of where we are now in the Samsung Galaxy S Line Up.Imagine the S21 Ultra having these features: MTS/NFC payments, heart rate sensor, expandable storage, exceptional camera, best industry screen, IP68, Invictus protection, 120hz refresh rate with high resolution, 5000ma battery and everything else it has.That would be something amazing and exciting!!!If you still own the S10 Plus, keep it, if you own the S20 Plus, keep it. The S21 Ultra, in my humble opinion is Samsung reducing itself to become the villain. Don’t start another lease agreement, extend your contract, or get into another debt on the S21 Ultra. It’s harsh and it’s my opinion.Rumor is we may not see the next Note this year, which disturbs me even more….stay tuned. Samsung is trending toward Foldables, which I just don’t get.

  6. Mr. Quality and Value

    Is this the decline of Samsung? Likely not. But it is a slow decline of my loyalty and admiration for Samsung. As a techie enthusiast and a general user, like many others, I get excited each year over the prospect of the next great thing that will help me live my life and manage my day. Samsung has been a part of that center. But, IMHO, Samsung has slowly declined since the S10 Plus. “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Harvey Dent, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Samsung embodies this. Originally touting itself as the anti-Apple and speaking to guys like me. My relationship with Samsung started with the S3. But I did switch to the LG G3 afterwards and skipped the S4 & S5, as I felt Samsung didn’t have all I needed. LG was the rebel underdog I had cheered for. I admired LG for it’s bold creative and innovative ideas every year, but they just didn’t execute and deliver — the price of LG was the failure to be practical. So, I slowly gravitated towards Samsung Galaxy, after the LG G3, (notable is the LG G3 was absolutely the best and legendary phone), I owned Samsung in this progression: Note 3, S3, Note 4, S6 Edge, Note 5, S7 Edge, S8, Note 8, S9, Note 9, S10 Plus, Note 10 Plus, S20 Plus, Note 20 Ultra, and now the S20 Ultra. Samsung was the company that I trusted each year to delivery “counter-Apple” features that consumers asked for and wanted, and set itself apart with Android customization, Headphone Jack, Expandable Storage, IR Blaster, Heart Rate Sensor, and MST Payments, just a few I LOVED about Samsung. In addition, the perk of Samsung was you always knew you would get the absolute best panels. What I long for was Samsung to fix their software shell, which they did with One UI. Then I had wanted them to fix their speaker game which they did with AKG tuning. They it was battery life, which One UI helped with and optimization as well as larger battery. It was looking good.The S10 Plus was the peak of Samsung and the slow decline since. The S10 Plus had still the headphone jack, MST payments, heart rate sensor. After the S10, I had hoped for better battery life, higher refresh rate, better button placement, improved in screen finger print scanner and keep everything else, earphone jack, MST payments, heart rate sensor. We thrived on mocking Apple having gotten rid of the headphone jack then. But then the slow decline of Samsung’s identity, and the shift.Note10Plus – the head phone jack disappeared. MST disappeared.S20 Plus/Note 120 Plus – the heart rate sensor disappearedS21 Ultra – the expandable storage is gone and also the charger and headphones.All those little things that made Samsung unique is now gone. They had become the villain.Is the S21 Ultra a great phone, compared to the competitors, absolutely yes, but at the cost of so many identifiable unique Samsung features that leave me no longer loyal to Samsung. This is a 180 strategic positioning of Samsung that leaves me open to other companies now. However, with the competition thinning, I hated to hear LG is no longer in the game. So, it leaves Apple, Motorola, OPPO, Xaomi, One Plus, and only a short list. I’m looking at switching to Apple, I can’t believe it.Should you buy the Samsung Ultra, upgrade, etc?If you already have an S10, S10 Plus, Note 10 Plus, S20 series, the answer is NO. Save your money, and consider your phone to still be very capable. In fact, if you can get the S10 Plus, S20 Plus, or Note 20 Ultra,I still kept my S10 Plus and S20 Plus and will continue to use it. I will keep my S21 Ultra, but only as a back up. That’s right! A brand new flagship, as a backup. The S21 Ultra is too big, bulky, and doesn’t deliver enough compared to either my S10 Plus or S20 plus. My daily driver is the S20 Plus. I do carry 2 phones, the S20 Plus and the Note 20 Ultra. Despite having dramatic nostalgia over what could’ve been, I long for the days of the S10 plus and dream of Samsung building up from that. Even the S20 lost the heart rate sensor and headphone jack, but it was negotiated with a great panel and high refresh rate at 120hz with great battery performance, good camera set up, one hand usability, 120hz panel, etc.. The S21 Ultra just doesn’t deliver enough, the battery life is great, but the usability doesn’t outpace the S20 Plus. Too many sacrifices plague the S21 Series. Going back to 2020, what the heck was up with the Note 20 basic model. And btw, I don’t care about the S-pen compatibility on the S21 Ultra. That’s what the Note series is for and btw, I hear Samsung might cancel the Note series, it appears Samsung is going through strategic shift to their foldables and other innovative screen form factors. Let’s see what the future holds. For the year 2021, it’s a disappointing January so far, and I DO NOT recommend the S21 Ultra. My best advice is the get the S10 Plus or S20 Plus. The S20 Ultra was and is still a fiasco.

  7. Mr. Quality and Value

    Is this the decline of Samsung? Likely not. But it is a slow decline of my loyalty and admiration for Samsung. As a techie enthusiast and a general user, like many others, I get excited each year over the prospect of the next great thing that will help me live my life and manage my day. Samsung has been a part of that center. But, IMHO, Samsung has slowly declined since the S10 Plus. “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Harvey Dent, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Samsung embodies this. Originally touting itself as the anti-Apple and speaking to guys like me. My relationship with Samsung started with the S3. But I did switch to the LG G3 afterwards and skipped the S4 & S5, as I felt Samsung didn’t have all I needed. LG was the rebel underdog I had cheered for. I admired LG for it’s bold creative and innovative ideas every year, but they just didn’t execute and deliver — the price of LG was the failure to be practical. So, I slowly gravitated towards Samsung Galaxy, after the LG G3, (notable is the LG G3 was absolutely the best and legendary phone), I owned Samsung in this progression: Note 3, S3, Note 4, S6 Edge, Note 5, S7 Edge, S8, Note 8, S9, Note 9, S10 Plus, Note 10 Plus, S20 Plus, Note 20 Ultra, and now the S20 Ultra. Samsung was the company that I trusted each year to delivery “counter-Apple” features that consumers asked for and wanted, and set itself apart with Android customization, Headphone Jack, Expandable Storage, IR Blaster, Heart Rate Sensor, and MST Payments, just a few I LOVED about Samsung. In addition, the perk of Samsung was you always knew you would get the absolute best panels. What I long for was Samsung to fix their software shell, which they did with One UI. Then I had wanted them to fix their speaker game which they did with AKG tuning. They it was battery life, which One UI helped with and optimization as well as larger battery. It was looking good.The S10 Plus was the peak of Samsung and the slow decline since. The S10 Plus had still the headphone jack, MST payments, heart rate sensor. After the S10, I had hoped for better battery life, higher refresh rate, better button placement, improved in screen finger print scanner and keep everything else, earphone jack, MST payments, heart rate sensor. We thrived on mocking Apple having gotten rid of the headphone jack then. But then the slow decline of Samsung’s identity, and the shift.Note10Plus – the head phone jack disappeared. MST disappeared.S20 Plus/Note 120 Plus – the heart rate sensor disappearedS21 Ultra – the expandable storage is gone and also the charger and headphones.All those little things that made Samsung unique is now gone. They had become the villain.Is the S21 Ultra a great phone, compared to the competitors, absolutely yes, but at the cost of so many identifiable unique Samsung features that leave me no longer loyal to Samsung. This is a 180 strategic positioning of Samsung that leaves me open to other companies now. However, with the competition thinning, I hated to hear LG is no longer in the game. So, it leaves Apple, Motorola, OPPO, Xaomi, One Plus, and only a short list. I’m looking at switching to Apple, I can’t believe it.Should you buy the Samsung Ultra, upgrade, etc?If you already have an S10, S10 Plus, Note 10 Plus, S20 series, the answer is NO. Save your money, and consider your phone to still be very capable. In fact, if you can get the S10 Plus, S20 Plus, or Note 20 Ultra,I still kept my S10 Plus and S20 Plus and will continue to use it. I will keep my S21 Ultra, but only as a back up. That’s right! A brand new flagship, as a backup. The S21 Ultra is too big, bulky, and doesn’t deliver enough compared to either my S10 Plus or S20 plus. My daily driver is the S20 Plus. I do carry 2 phones, the S20 Plus and the Note 20 Ultra. Despite having dramatic nostalgia over what could’ve been, I long for the days of the S10 plus and dream of Samsung building up from that. Even the S20 lost the heart rate sensor and headphone jack, but it was negotiated with a great panel and high refresh rate at 120hz with great battery performance, good camera set up, one hand usability, 120hz panel, etc.. The S21 Ultra just doesn’t deliver enough, the battery life is great, but the usability doesn’t outpace the S20 Plus. Too many sacrifices plague the S21 Series. Going back to 2020, what the heck was up with the Note 20 basic model. And btw, I don’t care about the S-pen compatibility on the S21 Ultra. That’s what the Note series is for and btw, I hear Samsung might cancel the Note series, it appears Samsung is going through strategic shift to their foldables and other innovative screen form factors. Let’s see what the future holds. For the year 2021, it’s a disappointing January so far, and I DO NOT recommend the S21 Ultra. My best advice is the get the S10 Plus or S20 Plus. The S20 Ultra was and is still a fiasco.

  8. D J

    Received the phone today and upon opening it, they include the C cable but don’t give you the wall charger to plug it in. My old phone didn’t use a C cable so the charger won’t work with the new cable. The phone was over $1200 and they can’t give you a charger? Now I had to pay an additional $17 for one and I can’t use the phone I waited weeks for till the charger arrives next week. Good bye Samsung, nickel and dime someone else cause this will be my last purchase.

  9. D J

    Received the phone today and upon opening it, they include the C cable but don’t give you the wall charger to plug it in. My old phone didn’t use a C cable so the charger won’t work with the new cable. The phone was over $1200 and they can’t give you a charger? Now I had to pay an additional $17 for one and I can’t use the phone I waited weeks for till the charger arrives next week. Good bye Samsung, nickel and dime someone else cause this will be my last purchase.

  10. Alex Bailey

    I am returning this phone because it was not unlocked. I spoke to Amazon, Verizon, and AT&T. The phone is saying that it is stuck on the Verizon carrier and cannot be transferred. This is because the phone is still on someone else’s account and Verizon will not unlock it because it could be a fraudulent phone.The only way to unlock it is to have the original owner of the phone (who I definitely do not know) give their PIN to Verizon and confirm that they want to unlock it. I just wanted to warn anybody who was thinking of purchasing this phone.

  11. javier

    Said it was S21+ and I the get S21

  12. alan cav

    Brand new phone for $250 less , no brain’rBut coming from the S9 there really isn’t that much of an upgrade… i only did upgrade because of a cracked screen.

  13. Matthew Crittenden

    It is basically a brand new phone. It looked like it was never taken out of the package the first time around. Great buy!One thing that is annoying is if you have a thick screen protector, the fingerprint scanner doesn’t work as well…which makes sense. But still, it’s annoying. Good thing it has the facial recognition!Update *****Fixed the fingerprint scanner issue by changing my screen sensitivity setting to “with screen protector”. It is a flawless phone once again. So very happy with it.

  14. Pete A

    Fast, nice screen, but, compared to my replaced Samsung 6:1. No audio jack…have to buy a dongle;2. Can’t listen and charge at the same time;3. Can’t add storage with a chip4. All controls on the RIGHT side (volume and on/off hard to find by feel)5. Changes to the interface, including missing button at the bottom6. No easy way to tell which is the top by quick glance (prev button at bottom made it easy)Better camera.More…but enough ranting. It is a fast, functional phone with LOTS of unnecessary changes. Not that hard to relearn, but WHY!? They had to copy apl and go with only a USB-C?

  15. Chad Duffey

    This phone is a powerhouse. Overall this phone is good, but it does have some areas of concern.. I will explain why by reviewing the good and bad features of this phone. Let’s start with the good features.This phone has a vibrant screen and has a great camera. The touch screen is responsive. I do like the fact it identifies likely scam callers. Now I need to figure out how to tell the phone to automatically ignore likely scam callers. The eye comfort setting is nice and easy on the eyes in my room at night. The 256 internal storage makes up for the lack of internal storage. This has many ways of identifying you by using a pin, figure print, and or face recognition. These are strong pluses for the phone.There are features that I like, but some of the basics can improve. It is missing a headphone jack so good luck finding an adaptor that allows you to talk on a headset and charge your phone at the same time. It takes a few attempts to unlock my phone using my figure print. The battery drains really fast, and I leave my phone on the charger most of the day. One time while at the gym, the volume level was constantly changing when I was at the gym using my headphones to listen to music and playing a game. The headphones would be blasting and hurting my ears, and after adjusting the volume, it would either go up again or go down to a whisper. I wonder why the phone gets hot near the camera area. Getting hot for no reason is not a good sign of reliability.Hope this phone lasts. It took me a while to find a good switch that allows me to charge the phone and talk in a zoom meeting. I Hope Samsung releases a fix that addresses the erratic volume and getting hot for no reason. I really like the responsiveness of the phone hope this phone is a good investment.

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