If you've recently invested in the Samsung Galaxy S21, there are several accessories to complement the experience. Thanks to Samsung's popularity, there is a diverse selection available for this smartphone.

With that in mind, here are some of the best Samsung Galaxy S21 accessories you can buy right now. Many of these are also compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S21+ and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

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1. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

9.40 / 10
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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is a great companion device for the S21 series. The Watch 3 offers a sleek design that features Samsung's intuitive rotating bezel, which makes navigating the watch easy.

The Watch 3 also features many health-focused features such as blood-oxygen readings (SpO2), Electrocardiogram readings (ECG), heart rate, and sleep tracking.

The great thing about this watch is it isn't limited to just Android devices; you can pair it with an iPhone as well. This is, in part, because the Galaxy Watch 3 runs Samsung's Tizen operating system rather than Google's Wear OS platform.

Key Features
  • Fall Detection
  • Find My Phone
  • Galaxy Store
Specifications
  • Brand: Samsung
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Color Screen: Yes
  • Notification Support: Yes
  • Battery Life: Two days
  • Operating System: Tizen
  • Onboard GPS: Yes
  • Offline Media Storage: Yes
  • Customizable Strap: Yes
  • SIM Support: eSim
Pros
  • Compatible with both Android and iOS
  • Has two-day battery life
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
Cons
  • ECG (Electrocardiogram) readings aren't available in all regions
Editors choice

2. Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

8.40 / 10
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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are incredibly comfortable to use. Unlike traditional earbuds that jam into your ear canal, these Buds Live sit on top of your concha (the groove above your ear canal), which makes them feel like they aren't even there.

The earbuds seamlessly link with Galaxy devices, and you can head into the Samsung Wearables app to further tweak the sound profile and touch controls on your earbuds.

The only thing that might mislead people would be the inclusion of Active Noise Cancelling (ANC). These Buds Lives are open-type, which means they don't actually block any sounds from entering your ears.

Consequently, the ANC on these earbuds can only stop the subtle white noise you might hear from your fridge or an AC.

Key Features
  • Ergonomic design
  • Case charges via USB-C or wirelessly; supports reverse wireless charge
  • Adjustable sound profile via the Samsung Wearables app
Specifications
  • Brand: Samsung
  • Battery Life: 21 hours
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Mono Listening: No
  • Bluetooth : Yes
Pros
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Decent battery life
  • Samsung's Wearables app allows you to easily tweak the sound profile
Cons
  • Included ANC isn't equivalent to similar feature found on other headphones
  • Getting adjusted to the new design will take some time

Whitestone Dome's Premium Film for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series is an excellent alternative to their more expensive tempered glass screen protectors.

While it won't offer the same level of scratch-resistance, the inclusion of three protectors and two camera protectors make this a great value purchase.

Key Features
  • 8H hardness
  • Includes three protectors in the box
Specifications
  • Brand: Whitestone Dome
  • Compatibility: Samsung Galaxy S21
Pros
  • Cheaper than tempered glass screen-protectors
  • Comes with two tempered glass camera protectors
Cons
  • Not as smooth as a tempered glass protector
  • Scratches easier than a glass screen-protector

The Whitestone Dome Glass Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S21 is one of the best out there. The process of putting on the adhesive yourself ensures that the screen protector will be on for longer.

The screen protector also works with Samsung's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, which is a huge plus considering this is a tempered glass protector instead of plastic.

The installation process can be daunting, especially for beginners. We recommend watching their instructional video at least two times before applying the screen protector to your device.

Key Features
  • 9H Hardness
  • Includes a UV light for curing the adhesive
Specifications
  • Brand: Whitestone Dome
  • Compatibility: Samsung Galaxy S21 series
Pros
  • High-quality tempered glass
  • Includes an extra replacement screen protector
  • Works with in-display fingerprint scanner
Cons
  • Installation takes longer than usual screen protectors

The new S21 ditched the power brick in the box. The Aukey 32W Swift charger offers a small, portable charger that can charge your new phone up to 20W; the total power output of this charger is 32W, but the S21 maxes out at 20W.

This charger is excellent for quickly topping up multiple devices at once. The USB-C port can output 20W of power, while the USB-A port can output 12W of power.

Key Features
  • Has a USB-C and USB-A 3.0 Output
  • Can charge two devices at the same time with 20W and 12W
Specifications
  • Brand: Aukey
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 0.17 pounds
Pros
  • Small and portable
  • Can charge devices up to 32W
Cons
  • No cable in the box

With Samsung ditching the charger in their boxes, the Samsung Wireless Charger Trio offers a convenient way to charge your new S21. As its name suggests, it can wirelessly charge up to three devices at once.

However, the right charger is only limited to Samsung's wearables, but this charger's overall usability is ideal for topping up multiple devices at once.

The charging mat has six coils which should make it easier for you to line up your devices easier, and the LED indicators are perfect for letting you know that your devices are charging.

Key Features
  • Has six coils to better help your device align onto the charging pad
  • LED indicators to show if devices are charging or not
Specifications
  • Brand: Samsung
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 1 pound
Pros
  • Can charge three devices at once
  • You don't have to take off your phone case to charge your device
Cons
  • The right charging pad only supports Samsung's wearables

Suppose you're worried about protecting your new S21 from drops and scratches. In that case, the Spigen Neo Hybrid Designed for Galaxy S21 Case (2021) offers a slim and sleek option that complements the unique design of the Galaxy S21 perfectly.

The case is compatible with wireless charging, and it's just thick enough to level out the camera bump, protecting the three lenses from scratching.

Key Features
  • Slim design
  • Wireless charging-compatible
Specifications
  • Brand: Spigen
  • Material: TPU
  • Wireless Charging Support: Yes
  • Weight: 1.76 ounces
Pros
  • Offers drop protection without being too bulky
Cons
  • Only available in Gunmetal Black and Clear

FAQ

Q: What Accessories Come With the Samsung Galaxy S21?

Samsung has ditched the charger and headphones for the S21 series, so you're only getting the phone, charging cable, and Quick-Start Guide out of the box.?

Q: How Do I Use Headphones With the Galaxy S21?

The S21 series does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you have to use USB-C headphones or a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter to plug in your existing headphones. Alternatively, you can use Bluetooth headphones.

Q: Do Screen Protectors Work With the Samsung Galaxy S21?

For the most part, all plastic correctly-sized screen protectors should be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S21. As for tempered glass, you need to look for specific screen protector brands that support the in-display fingerprint scanner on your device. The tempered glass screen protector featured in our list supports the in-display fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S21.

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