What's your favorite thing about the Galaxy S21 so far?

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Image credit: Hayato Huseman / Android Central)

Today is officially Galaxy S21 launch day, but if you were among those that got your pre-order in right out of the gate, chances are you've already received your new phone and have been playing with it for a couple of days.

As you've likely noticed by now, there's a lot to like about the S21. The 120Hz AMOLED display is stunning, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 allows for insane performance, and the whole software experience offered by One UI 3.1 is darn impressive.

Taking a look through the AC forums, here's what a few of our members have to say:

Fingerprint sensor is super quick compared to my old S10. I like the flat screen. Overall speediness.


I had my doubts about the Snapdragon 888 chipset but my S20 Ultra flies! Impressed.


Samsung TV plus app, lots of free channels. Not for me but app looks good with lots of free content Google feed option on the left of the home screen is the biggest addition for me. Absolutely love my Google feed and used to switch to Nova on Samsung phones on order to get Google feed. But with One UI launcher giving this option it feels nice to stick to phone's original launcher with Google...


The screen experience is truly amazing. My Pixel 4 XL screen now feels a little cramp somehow. The brightness and eye-shield settings are just so much better on the S21+ too. More nuance control and more extreme dark and bright levels. Just a truly quality panel. Everything looks vibrant and nice.


Now, we want to hear from you — What's your favorite thing about the Galaxy S21 so far?

Join the conversation in the forums!

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • The price. Telling everyone loud and clear not to pay for tiny year on year iterations, and to wait for the FE option they will doubtless come out with later in the year.
  • Now that they took away sd card expansion, NOTHING. I'll stick with my ZTE AXON 10 pro. A phenomenal device.
  • I've been saying it since the s10 year and note 10 plus.....that year was the last good year for phones. Unless you're like oneplus but for the big boys apple and Samsung they have officially gone downhill, especially Samsung. Since then they've just been taking away and taking away....and the price relatively stays the same......why? Nah scratch all that. They can keep their trash.
  • I'd say the Note 20 Ultra was an improvement but agreed on the S phones. You ran out of ideas after the S10, other than Fast Refresh on the S20. Big deal the S21 has a faster processor, they also took a load of things away too. Waiting for the S22 in the hope they fix it.
  • I have base model S21. I don't use cases. Feels SO good in the hand. Thin. Quality. Yes, the plastic back still feels like quality. I love the way the back feels. The stainless steel edges.
    and it's FAST! wow is this thing fast.
    The camera is better than the reviewers pictures I've seen. But, I won't call the camera amazing or anything. it's as good as most modern smart phone cams. iP12 etc
    I bought unlocked from Samsung direct. No bloat outside of Netflix app. The software is fantastic, the best UI / software ever from Samsung.
    Best phone since OG Moto X
    Love it.
  • Feels so good in the hand is such a silly phrase. Where else would it feel good? Feels good is enough surely.