Today is Samsung Galaxy S21 day for a variety of markets, as the phones hit store shelves in the likes of the US and Europe. The series starts at $800 for the base model, while the S21 Ultra comes in at $1,199. Either way, theyâ€™re cheaper than last yearâ€™s mainline S20 devices.
That got us wondering whether Android Authority readers had already pre-ordered a Galaxy S21 series phone or intended to purchase one in the first place. Hereâ€™s how you voted in our poll.
Are you thinking about buying a Galaxy S21 phone?
We posted the poll on January 26 2021, asking readers whether theyâ€™ve pre-ordered a Galaxy S21 series phone, planned to buy one after release, were thinking about a purchase, or if they simply had no interest in the phones. A total of 1,043 votes were cast as of writing, with 41% of respondents saying theyâ€™ve pre-ordered Samsungâ€™s new flagship phone.
The second most popular pick was â€œIâ€™m not interested,â€� with almost 28% of respondents choosing this option. Clearly Samsungâ€™s 2021 phones donâ€™t resonate with some people. Comments suggest that feature decisions (e.g. the lack of a microSD card slot) and financial reasons might be to blame.
A sizeable number of voters (25%) are thinking about getting the phone, which could mean that people are intrigued by the series bar a few key concerns. Finally, only 6% of respondents said they planned to buy a Galaxy S21 series phone after release.
Looking at these results another way, over 70% of polled readers said theyâ€™ve either bought, will buy, or are thinking about buying a Galaxy S21 device.
- Patrick Oâ€™Neil: I am keeping my S7 till the battery dies. Then I may just replace the battery. 🙂
- John Zilch: I would have pre-ordered the S21 Ultra already BUT IT DOESNâ€™T COME WITH A SD CARD SLOT SO GET BENT SAMSUNG!!
- x2ice25: lack of an SD expansion was a no deal for me. Samsung seems to forget that if you offer something that others (mainly apple) dont then people might consider your product, but now that samsung s21 has basically become an iphone i might as well reconsider another brand. SD expansion is the ONLY reason i never went apple
- Anthorama: They lowered the price of their line, the s21 is same price as a last year s20 5g or even cheaper. They will definitely sell more.
- sonicsynth2000: even with the insane trade in values at launch i doubt many people are gonna get a flagship phone this year
- Lamar Taylor: I pre-ordered the GS21 Ultra and it arrives on Wednesday according to my FedEx tracking number. Samsung gave me $700 trade in credit so at least I donâ€™t pay even close to full price.
Thatâ€™s it for this Galaxy S21 series poll. Are you planning to buy one of the phones? Or maybe it doesnâ€™t pique your interest? Either way, let us know below!