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Traveler Photography Gadget Combo: Samsung Galaxy S21 + DJI Mini 2

Who travels usually takes pictures and videos of the beautiful places that are visited. And I'm not talking about a few single shots! Often we come home with hundreds or even thousands of photos. Without realizing it, we have become photographers unnoticed with the advent of mobile phones. This week the new one comes Samsung Galaxy S21 out, a smartphone that is very suitable for travelers who take a lot of photos on the road and want to share them on social media. In addition, we take a look at the new DJI Mavic Mini 2, a super compact and lightweight drone that still manages to squeeze out stunning photo and video quality.

Samsung Galaxy S21

If you are on the road a lot, it is nice if your phone actually takes good pictures. A phone that takes good photos makes it unnecessary to take an extra camera with you. This not only saves you money (you don't have to buy a separate camera), you also simply have to take less stuff with you on a trip and you also save space and weight. A phone with a decent camera is therefore definitely worth considering!

Samsung Galaxy S21 - Purple
Samsung Galaxy S21 – Purple

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S21

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 is one such phone to consider. It is a slightly stripped-down variant of the flagship, the S21 Ultra. In terms of performance, this phone hardly compromises on its predecessor, but it is a lot cheaper. Below the most important specifications in a row.

128 or 256 GB

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is available in both the 128 GB as the 256 GB variant. Most people think 128 GB of storage is enough, but for those who also make a lot of videos, 256 is nice. It can go fast, especially with 4K video recordings that this phone records in great detail.

triple camera

The triple camera get super sharp photos. The Samsung Galaxy S21 has a 12MP main camera, 64MP telephoto lens and 12MP wide-angle lens so in every situation there is a lens with which you can take the perfect picture.

4000 mAh battery

The battery is good, with 4000 mAh the phone can last a whole day without any problem, even with intensive use. That is also handy when traveling, because you don't have a socket at hand all day, of course.

Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED

The screen of 15,75 cm (6.2”) is large but not too large, fortunately it still fits easily in your pocket. The screen is Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED, so super bright and easy to read in sunny weather.

5G support

The phone also supports 5G, which means you are ready for the future. Streaming Netflix in the highest possible quality on the go is therefore no longer an issue with this phone. Enjoy binge watching on the train!

eSIM support

Another handy feature is that eSIM is fully supported by the Samsung Galaxy S21. An eSIM is the digital replacement for the SIM card. No more messing with vulnerable SIM cards!

Photos Samsung Galaxy S21

Below are some photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy S21, to give you an idea of ​​what you can do with it from a photographic point of view. We are already convinced, are you?

DJI Mavic Mini 2

Then the next indispensable gadget for your next trip: a drone. The DJI Mavic Mini 2 is the ideal (beginner) drone to start with and/or if you absolutely want a drone with a weight of less than 250 grams (due to the new EU regulations that come into effect on December 31, 2020). Due to the extremely low weight and flexible regulations, this is the most suitable drone to take with you on a trip.

Also read: Amsterdam from the air (with a drone) in 4K

What's in the box

  • mini 2 drone
  • Protective cover for gimbal
  • Remote
  • 2 additional control sticks
  • 3 cables to remotely connect to smartphone (usb-c to usb/c-/usb-micro/lightning)
  • 1 battery
  • Usb-c to usb-a cable for charging battery in drone
  • 1 extra set of propellers with screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Documentation

New EU regulations

The weight of 249 grams is also a (big) plus with the new upcoming EU regulations, which will take effect on December 31, 2020. This drone may even fly (outside the no-fly zones) in places where heavier drones are not allowed, such as above contiguous buildings.

This drone is seen as a toy drone, and therefore also falls into the lowest category. Please note, however: you will have to register yourself as a drone operator (with the RDW) according to the new EU regulations, since the drone contains a camera! This registration will cost €23,- once, and then €13,- per year.

Pros

  • Connection technology (OcuSync 2) is great!
  • [email protected], very good in this weight class!
  • Photos can now also be saved as RAW
  • Good price/quality
  • Very light and compact (except for the remote)
  • Super long flight time up to 31min, especially for such a small drone!
  • Typical DJI Mavic (improved) flight behaviour
  • Good improvements compared to predecessor Mavic Mini

Cons

  • Build quality less than other DJI drones (slightly improved compared to Mini 1)
  • No Obstacle Avoidance: quite important for novice drone pilots!
  • Short of power and speed compared to other DJI drones
  • New remote is quite big

Photos Mavic Mini 2

Also read: The Azores | Breathtaking destination for drone photographers

Ready for your next (world) trip

While there are still travel restrictions in place, those too will come to an end. Vaccination is already in full swing and it is expected that you can travel again to all corners of the world from the summer, prepare yourself, get this the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the DJI Mavic Mini 2 already at home and start practicing! This way you can be sure that during your next trip, you can share the most beautiful photos on Instagram.

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