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.