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OnePlus 9 vs. Galaxy S21: Which sub-$800 phone is for you?

The market for flagship Android phones is as competitive as ever, especially with Samsung dropping prices on many of its phones (or selling them at lower MSRPs) over the past year. The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition was one of the best value smartphones of 2020, and each phone in the Galaxy S21 series is $200...

Samsung rolls out May 2021 security patches, camera improvements, and more to the Galaxy S21 series

After rolling out the April 2021 security patches to a host of Galaxy devices over the last few weeks, Samsung has now started rolling out the May 2021 update to its flagship Galaxy S21 lineup. Along with the latest Android security patches, the update includes improvements for both the Camera and Quick Share. As per a...

The Best Galaxy S21 Alternatives – The Top Phones to buy instead!

Samsung kicked off 2021 with the launch of its flagship Galaxy S21 series. All three devices in the Galaxy S21 lineup were the best Android had on offer at the time, but other manufacturers have caught up with Samsung over the last few months. So if you're currently in the market for a flagship smartphone,...

These are the best Galaxy S21 fast chargers you can buy now in July 2021!

Samsung has gone the Apple way by ditching the charger from the Galaxy S21 box. The company justifies this by stating most consumers at this point have plenty of charging bricks at home. While this may or may not be true, it’s disappointing not getting a fast charger to go with your new, cutting-edge smartphone...

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE looks like the Galaxy S21, but may cost a lot less

Samsung last year added a new member to the Galaxy S family in the form of the Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition). The Galaxy S20 FE turned out to be a big hit as it offered some of the best features of the standard Galaxy S20 at a much cheaper price tag. Samsung is all...

Best wireless earbuds for Galaxy S21 series: Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, Sony WF-1000XM4, & more!

Samsung's Galaxy S21 phones are some of the best Android devices to date, available in three models (regular, Plus, and Ultra), and starting at only $800. The recent Galaxy S21 deals have even brought the phones down by $200, and you can expect more discounts in the coming months. No matter how much you pay...

Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Note 10 are getting April 2021 security patches

We’re just days away from April, but Samsung is already rolling out security patches for next month. The Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Note 10 are beginning to receive the April 2021 security patches in different parts of the world, so get those downloading fingers ready. Sam Mobile said Samsung’s update for the Galaxy...

Galaxy Max Hz is an app for Samsung Galaxy owners to fine tune their high refresh rate displays

High refresh rate displays have become a core part of our smartphone experience. Once reserved for premium, top-tier smartphones, this display property can now be found on a wide range of budget and mid-range smartphones. Like other phone manufacturers, Samsung too had restricted the high refresh rate panel for its top-shelf offerings such as the...

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 reportedly triples the S20’s sales figures in the US

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series is reportedly selling much better than the Galaxy S20, according to a new report. The news will be welcome news for Samsung, which reportedly experienced poor sales with the Galaxy S20 series last year. The new data comes from Strategy Analytics (via SamMobile), which claims the Galaxy S21 series tripled the first-month...

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 12 Mini: Which small phone is for you?

Over the past few weeks, we've been testing Samsung's brand new Galaxy S21 series against Apple's iPhone 12 series, beginning with the middle one and then the biggest one. Now it's time for the smallest ones to shine. If you dislike the trend of phones getting bigger and bigger, then the iPhone 12 Mini and...

TWRP ports are now available for the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra

One of the biggest draws to the XDA forums are the abundance of custom ROMs, kernels, and modifications available on it. However, two major roadblocks must be overcome before aftermarket development can really take off on our forums: bootloader unlocking and then porting a custom recovery. Without the latter, it's too risky for most users...

Chainfire’s Holey Light app gets its biggest update yet with new Samsung and Google device support

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's Holey Light app is getting its biggest update yet. The app now offers support for a bunch of new Samsung and Google devices, Android 11 compatibility, and much more. Read on to learn more about everything new in the latest Holey Light update. For the unaware, Holey Light is a handy...