Samsung Galaxy S21+

Samsung Galaxy S21+ (G996)
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128 GB
256 GB

Pro and cons Samsung Galaxy S21+

  • New eye-catching design
  • Triple cam full of functions
  • Big and smooth screen
  • Bigger battery
  • Few improvements compared to S20+

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Samsung Galaxy S21+ product details

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ is the middle child of the S21 series that was announced in early 2021. Still, it is not just a larger version of the S21. The S21+ does have a glass back instead of plastic. But there are also many similarities. Which ones exactly is something we will explain here.

Modest upgrade raises questions

On paper, the S21+ seems like a modest upgrade. There's a new more powerful processor and the battery is bigger. The camera seems the same, the screen is the same size, and there's 5G support just like last year. There are also some things that stand out. The screen resolution has gone down, there is no memory card slot and the RAM memory is smaller. These are all striking choices, but Samsung wanted to bring the price down. It did, but the price drop is very modest. For a more premium phone, Samsung wants to push you towards the S21 Ultra. 2021 is a transition year in that respect and you may wonder whether you wouldn't be better off going for an S20+ from 2020.

Samsung Galaxy s21 plus black front right side

Take control

And yet, the S21+ is a new phone, and that's largely due to its new look. That becomes especially apparent on the back. The camera takes up a special corner which Samsung calls 'Contour Cut Camera'. We find the 3 familiar cameras there: a 12MP main camera with f/1.8 wide-angle lens, 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 64MP telephoto camera with 3x hybrid optical zoom. On the front is again a 10MP selfie camera with autofocus in a punch-hole. Samsung does give its cameras the necessary new functions. Thus, the selfie mode has been improved with the help of AI so that it captures colors better. On the back, the portrait mode is now better able to distinguish foreground from background. This should lead to better portrait photos. Thanks to 8K Video Snap, you can snap sharp, 33MP photos from an 8K video. The image stabilization is improved and there is a new feature called Director's View. The latter lets you become a true studio director by switching between different cameras, each with their own focal length, as you shoot.

Most important Samsung Galaxy S21+ specifications

  • Flat 6.7-inch Infinity-O Display screen with FHD+ resolution
  • 12+12+64MP camera with 8K video and 30X Space Zoom
  • 10MP selfie camera with autofocus and AI portrait mode
  • Waterproof IP68 body from glass
  • Powerful 5nm octacore processor with 8GB of RAM memory
  • Choose between 128 or 256GB non-expandable memory
  • 4800 mAh large battery with fast (wireless) charging
  • 5G support and Dual SIM (nanosim + eSIM)

Much more powerful

The new look is a nice touch but what really matters is the updated processor. It's the same chipset that Samsung put in the S21 and in the S21 Ultra. And not just any one. It is a 5nm based chipset consisting of 8 cores at up to 2.9 GHz. Using even smaller transistors makes it faster and more energy efficient. For you, it means the S21+ is fast and lasts well over a day on a full battery charge. There is 8 GB of RAM, which is basically enough for the most demanding user. Apps remain in the memory, so switching between them does not take any time at all. In terms of storage, you can choose between 128GB and 256GB. Think carefully in advance how much space you need, because a memory card slot is missing this year. Just like a headphone port and a charger. This is the first time the charger has been missing from the box.


Most important Samsung Galaxy S21+ specifications

Dimensions 161.4 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm
Weight 202 grams
Item ID SM-G996
Codename Samsung T2
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Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 11
Display
Color display Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Hardware
Camera 12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP
Dust and waterproof
Processor 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2100, octa core
Secondary camera 10 MP
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
5G
Build-in memory
Internal memory 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 4800 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Connections
Audio jack plug

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 Current product 
Fingerprint recognition
Android1110
Color displayInfinity-O Display, hole-punch displayInfinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Camera12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP
Dust and waterproof
Processor2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2100, octa coreOcta core
Secondary camera10 MP10 MP
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
5G
Internal memory8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery4800 mAh4500 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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