If you’re ready to step up your TikTok game and maybe even create a viral hit or two, enlisting a high-quality smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G is a great first step. Whether you’re posting a fashion haul or filming a beauty tutorial, the new flagship series will let you work your magic and showcase your best self while your phone takes care of the rest.
If you’re ready to make your mark on TikTok, here’s how to elevate your game with creative, high-quality videos.
Stay on top of trends
If you’re struggling to come up with fresh and original content for your TikTok videos, keeping up with the latest trends will go a long way. Scroll through the For You page (aka “FYP”) or the Explore page for inspiration. You will notice a difference in scrolling on your new Galaxy S21 or S21+ 5G. The adaptive 120Hz display swipes smoother1 AND makes your content look amazing. If you look at what popular creators are doing on TikTok, you can build upon what’s already trending. When a topic, song, or transition is gaining momentum, get on board with your own take! And, don’t forget to use the trending hashtags in your video.
Invest in proper equipment
You don’t need to be a pro to stay on top of your TikTok game. Start with a smartphone built with content creators in mind, the Galaxy S21 and S21+ 5G. The pro-grade camera offers a super high-resolution 64MP camera, one-tap effects and multiple lenses to capture all of life’s moments. It basically puts a pro photo studio right in your pocket. You can even capture 8K Video—with sharp, movie-quality video, you’ll be sure to turn heads. The Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G also come with an all-day intelligent battery2. You can shoot and edit without worrying about running low or connecting to a charger3, and the Galaxy S21 Series 5G adapts to your usage to conserve energy, so you can go an entire day without charging.
Skip equipment you don’t need
Normally, you’d want to reach for a ring light to up your lighting game, but with the Galaxy S21 and S21+ 5G, you don’t need one. In Portrait mode, AI applies studio-level effects to your portraits and selfies, highlighting and separating you, the star of the show, from what’s behind you in the background.
The Galaxy S21 Series 5G even has an advanced Night Mode, which gives you bright pictures when there isn’t a lot of light. And if you’re thinking about getting a tripod to avoid shaky videos, you can cross it off your list. Even in fast-moving or bumpy conditions, your footage will be buttery smooth thanks to Super Steady video4.
Shoot like a pro
Let your phone do the work so you can focus on content. The Galaxy S21 and S21+ 5G come equipped with video features like Director’s View, which let you get behind the scenes, jump in front of the lens, or do both at the same time. It allows you to preview or change the angle, zoom, or go wide without losing any action. Within Director’s View, you can also record front and back simultaneously so you don’t have to switch between the main camera and selfie camera while you’re vlogging. Therefore, you can simultaneously capture the gorgeous scenery and your reaction in real-time. Nothing is out of reach when you have the handy 30x Space Zoom, which gives you an up-close view from afar and magnifies nearby details with a helpful zoom lock that keeps your subject in focus.
Make your videos pop
Studying up on in-app editing tools like effects and filters will help you when you’re crafting your new video and getting creative with your videos. The wide array of filters lets you modify the colour, look and feel of your masterpiece and add editing effects such as Green Screen that allow you to change your background using a photo or a video. But of course, all of that takes time — why not let your Galaxy S21 5G do the work for you? With Single Take, you can create share-worthy GIFs, photos and videos with one tap5 and from there, you can choose your best shot.
Keep your branding on point
Do you mostly post beauty or fashion content? Stick with your niche so your audience knows what to expect from you and keeps coming back for more. Consistency is key when it comes to building and growing your followers. Finally, make sure you have a solid profile. Your username, profile picture and description should tell people exactly who you are. First impressions matter so make them count!
1. Compared to devices with 60Hz screens.
2. Based on average battery life under typical usage conditions. Average expected performance based on typical use. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns. Results may vary.
3. Charger not included; use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables; do not use any worn of damaged chargers or cables; incompatible charger or cable can cause serious injuries or damage to your device.
4. Super Steady video is limited to 1080p resolution.
5. Single Take captures images and video up to 15 seconds.
The Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G are available for purchase at samsung.com/ca, Samsung Experience Stores and retail and carrier partners across Canada. The Galaxy S21+ 5G starts at $1,399.99 (our regular price) and is available in Phantom Violet, Phantom Silver and Phantom Black and the Galaxy S21 5G starts at $1,129.99 (our regular price) and is available in Phantom Violet, Phantom Gray, Phantom Pink and Phantom White.