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Should I buy the Samsung Galaxy S21 again?

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Samsung is now selling refurbished versions of the Galaxy S21 lineup.
picture: Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo

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For anyone whose pockets are not overflowing with a file cash needed For a new brand main device Samsung will start selling “refreshed” versions of last year’s Galaxy S21 series at a discount. Yes, they spell that way.

This is a renovation Galaxy S21 devices are available now Pre-order at the refurbished Samsung Store. The store has smartphones that can be bought for anyone on a budget who wants high-end specs and doesn’t mind using the latest generation devices. Forms available for pre-order include Galaxy S21The Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Samsung says that its certified refurbished smartphones “undergo a thorough check and update to like-new condition” in its factories. Only Samsung approved parts and batteries are used to repair phones. Each model in the program comes with a one-year warranty, the same warranty that extends to all-new Galaxy smartphones.

The base model of the Galaxy S21 with 128GB of storage starts at $675 when purchased through the Re-Newed Programwhich is less than about $124 The MSRP for a new device. The Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra, also with 128GB of base storage, start at $850 and $1,000. Samsung an offer $100 credit for anyone who pre-orders before April 21st.

Should I buy back Samsung Galaxy?

If this all sounds like a bargain, think a few things before Buying a refurbished smartphone. First of all, last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra is not these years Galaxy S22 UltraWhich means you don’t get a fresh copy of the Galaxy Note, with a stylus in tow. Certified Renewal Program Note 10 As part of their lineup, but I’m seriously going to stay away from a two-year-old machine thinking how to do it Samsung does Software updates. The later you buy a new smartphone, the shorter the time you’ll have before you run out of software updates, even with Samsung promising three generations of software updates and four years of security updates.

You’ll also want to do a price-to-price comparison if you’re choosing between this year’s and last year’s Samsung flagships. For example, if you like the look and feel of the S21 Ultra and don’t mind that it doesn’t come bundled with the S Pen, then $1,000 isn’t a bad price for a device with similar camera capabilities as its successor, which starts at an extra $200 with only 8GB of RAM. . The S21 Ultra also has 12GB of RAM at the base price, which is what I always suggest for power users who want longevity. Speaking of anecdotally, this extra bit of memory helps tremendously in the long run.

As for choosing between the regular Galaxy S21 and S22 lineup, first See how far you can lower the price on the latter with a hardware swap. The s 22 Featuring an upgraded camera system from S21, a long-lasting battery, its new look and colors could be more aesthetic. The S22 series starts at $800 and $1,000. swap tIt’s a Galaxy S22+ by getting rid of An old smartphone can help bring the cost down enough that you don’t have to consider the regular Galaxy S21 for $850.

Certified Renewal Program is not included Galaxy S21 FEor “Fan Edition,” a line that offers premium hardware at a price less nest price point. As I indicated in my review of the device, it’s not worth buying last year’s watered-down specs, even at the $700 price tag.

The Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra are available for pre-order through the certified Re-Newed Program. It will officially go on sale starting April 22 on Samsung.com and at select retailers starting April 28.

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