It was bound to be another summer of Samsung budget smartphones and, by golly, we've got more to add to the list. The Galaxy A51 and A71 still await their 5G-enabled counterparts, but we do have widespread availability now of the Galaxy A11 and A21.

Both phones started getting around to carriers at the end of last month, but it seems like more of them are now starting to pick up sales, too.

In the U.S., the A11 costs $180. At that price, the Snapdragon 450 seems like a nice get here, but knowing that foreign models get 3GB of RAM to our 2GB is a bit disappointing.


Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Storage 32GB + microSD up to 512GB
Display 6.4" 720 x 1560 "Infinity-O" LCD
Rear cameras 13MP f/1.8 main, 5MP f/2.2 wide-angle,  2MP f/2.4 depth camera
Front camera 8MP f/2
Battery 4,000mAh
Dimensions 161.4 x 76.3 x 8 mm / 177g
Misc. Rear fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm jack is selling units for Verizon at an introductory price of $130 ($50 off) in addition to bundling 2 months of YouTube Premium. You can also get the phone direct from Verizon and, new today, AT&T. Amazon has the international version (compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks) for $150.

The A21, at $250 MSRP, is getting wider pickup with the carriers at the moment — perhaps four rear cameras are better than three? We do trade Qualcomm power for a MediaTek plant, though.


Chipset MediaTek MT6765
Storage 32GB + microSD up to 512GB
Display 6.5" 720 x 1600 "Infinity-O" LCD
Rear cameras 16MP f/2 main, 8MP f/2.2 wide-angle,  2MP f/2.4 depth, 2MP f/2.4 macro
Front camera 13MP f/2.2
Battery 4,000mAh
Dimensions 163.7 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm / 192g
Misc. Rear fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm jack

Once again, has a Verizon unit with 2 months of ad-free YouTube for $200 ($50 off), but you can get the same price and YouTube with Sprint and T-Mobile options this time. Likewise, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all selling this phone to their own parties as well. Metro by T-Mobile is inexplicably overcharging its customers by $10 while Boost is following Samsung's tack with a $50 discount.