Samsung Galaxy S21 Review: admitting mistakes and making the right compromises

Since we’re on hardware currently, let’s talk about the plastic back. Like the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 FE from last year, the Galaxy S21 has a “glasstic” back. While you can definitely tell it’s plastic, it still feels rather nice to me. The build is solid and sturdy and the matte texture does a great job of hiding fingerprints. Plus, plastic has added benefits. It’s not going to crack despite probably being easier to scratch. It’s also lighter, leaving the Galaxy S21 feeling a bit more comfortable in the hand and forgettable in the pocket.

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