Samsung recently launched its mid-range offering in the Indian market, dubbed the Samsung Galaxy M21. The prices of both variants of the Samsung Galaxy M21 were hiked because of the recent GST amendment, which now appears to have changed a bit. Samsung has introduced a permanent price cut for the Samsung Galaxy M21 smartphone. The newly introduced price of the Samsung Galaxy M21 puts it right into competition with the Realme 6 smartphone. Today, we will discuss the revamped pricing model of the Samsung Galaxy M21 and compare it with the Realme 6 in a hope to find out the best choice of a smartphone amongst the two. So, without waiting any further, let’s jump right into our comparison. But before that, below is the price comparison of the Samsung Galaxy M21 with its earlier pricing model.
Samsung Galaxy M21: Updated Prices in India
The 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant of the Samsung Galaxy M21 is now reduced to Rs 13,199. The launch price of the device was Rs 12,999, which later increased to Rs 14,222 in the country. The 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant of the device, on the other hand, will now sell for Rs 15,499 in India. The launch price of the same was Rs 14,999, which later on increased all the way to Rs 16,499.
|Samsung Galaxy M21: Memory Variant||Launch Price||Price After GST Hike||Reduced Price|
|4GB/64GB||Rs. 12999||Rs. 14222||Rs. 13199|
|6GB/128GB||Rs. 14999||Rs. 16499||Rs. 15499|
Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Realme 6: Price in India
We have already mentioned the price of the Samsung Galaxy M21. Now, let’s talk about the Realme 6 prices. The Realme 6 is available in three memory variants – one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is priced at Rs 13,999, one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which is priced at Rs 15,999, and lastly, the top-of-the-line variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which is priced at Rs 16,999 in India.
As far as pricing goes, the base variant of the Samsung Galaxy M21 will cost you the least, so if pricing is your primary concern, the Samsung Galaxy M21 is the one to go for.
Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Realme 6: Display Features
Starting with the displays of both devices, the Samsung Galaxy M21 sports a6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U panel, which comes with a 1,080 x 2,340 pixel resolution and a 403 pixel per inch pixel density. The Realme 6, on the other hand, features a 6.5-inch display with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The Realme 6, unlike the Samsung Galaxy M21, comes with an IPS LCD panel. That being said, it offers a higher refresh rate – 90Hz.
When it comes to display, there are several parameters one has to keep in mind before making a buying decision. If you want an AMOLED panel, the Samsung Galaxy M21 provides you with the same. If, on the other hand, you need a higher refresh rate display and a punch-hole cutout, which is currently the buzzword, the Realme 6 should be the ideal choice.
Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Realme 6: Processor and Software
Powering the Samsung Galaxy M21 is the company’s in-house Exynos 9611 mobile platform, which is the same processor that the Samsung Galaxy M31 makes use of. The Exynos 9611 chipset comes with 4x Cortex-A73 CPU cores + 4x Cortex-A53 CPU cores + Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The Realme 6, on the other hand, drives power from a 2.05GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T chipset which comes with an ARM G76 GPU on board.
As far as processing goes, both processors offer decent mid-range performance, but the Realme 6 comes with a MediaTek Helio G90T processor, which is designed to provide for an optimum mid-range gaming experience.
Coming to the software, both devices ship with the latest Android 10 OS out of the box, which is coated with different custom skins. While the Samsung Galaxy M21 runs OneUI, the Realme 6 comes with Realme UI. One must consider the fact that the Realme UI contains adverts, so if you can live with ads on your smartphone, you are well off with the same. If not, we would suggest that you opt for the Samsung Galaxy M21 instead.
Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Realme 6: Camera Features
Coming to the cameras, the Samsung Galaxy M21 boasts a triple rear camera setup, which consists of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. At the front, the device makes room for a 20MP selfie shooter. The Realme 6, on the other hand, packs in a quadruple rear camera arrangement, which includes a 64MP f/1.8 Samsung GW1 wide-angle camera, an 8MP f/2.3 ultra-wide lens, a 2MP f/2.4 B&W portrait lens, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro camera. At the front, the Realme 6 boasts a 16MP selfie snapper.
Though the resolution of the cameras is not the only thing one should consider while buying a smartphone, the Realme 6 has an added camera at the back and its primary lens is also relatively bigger, so we will give this round to the Realme 6. If, however, we move on to the front of the device, the Samsung Galaxy M21 features a larger selfie shooter.
Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Realme 6: Battery Features
Moving on to the batteries of the devices that we are comparing today, the Samsung Galaxy M21 features a massive 6,000mAh cell, which has scope for up to 15W fast charging. On the other hand, the Realme 6 sports a relatively smaller 4,300mAh battery, which can be charged by up to 30W of fast charging speeds. If you want a bigger battery smartphone, you should go with the Samsung Galaxy M21. If, however, fast charging is your concern, the Realme 6 offers you a faster charging solution.
Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Realme 6: Final Verdict
Both Samsung Galaxy M21 and Realme 6 are absolute value-for-money devices. They tick almost all the check boxes which a mid-range smartphone should. If you want an AMOLED device, the Samsung Galaxy M21 should be your choice. If higher refresh rate and modern looks are your concern, Realme 6 is the one for you. Samsung Galaxy M21 will provide you with ample juice for your various smartphone-centric users, while the Realme 6 will ensure that it charges way faster than the former.
So, there it is. This is our comparison between the Samsung Galaxy M21 and the Realme 6. What are your thoughts on the comparison? While we tried to cover almost all the key elements in our comparison, if you still have any more points on your mind, do let us know in the comments section below.