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Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Review and a Buying Guide

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Design
9.5/10
Display
9.5/10
PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE
8.9/10
FEATURES
9.0/10

Samsung Galaxy S21 plus is a flagship device from Samsung alongside its other series, which was launched on the 14th of January,2021. It is an impressive device with 5G Ultra Wideband speed that is a slightly larger version of Samsung Galaxy S21. The major features that this series has that differentiates It from the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the size and the battery. The Samsung Galaxy S21 plus has the same outer look as the S21 except that instead of plastic back, S21 plus has Gorilla Glass back and has a 6.7 inch Gorilla Glass Victus front. The Samsung Galaxy S21 plus has a triple main camera (12mpx12mpx64mp) and a 10mp front camera just like the Galaxy S21.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS DESIGN

The Samsung Galaxy S21 plus has the same design as the Samsung Galaxy S21 model with Gorilla Glass Victus for both the front and back of the device and an aluminum frame that wraps around the corner of the phone creating a camera bump at the back of the phone. The Samsung Galaxy S21 plus has three rear cameras (12mpX12mpX64mp respectively) and one front facing camera (10mp) at the center of the phone.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS DISPLAY

The Samsung Galaxy S21 plus delivers an excellent screen of 6.7 inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X flat display, a 2400×1080 pixel resolution, always-on display, an adaptive 120Hz variable refresh rate, HDR10+ support and 1300nits peak brightness. The Samsung Galaxy S21 plus offers a optic zoom telephoto lens that let’s you get a closer shot of your photo subject. The in-display fingerprint sensor on Samsung Galaxy S21 plus is larger and more accurate than the previous Samsung Galaxy S series.

PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE

Samsung Galaxy S21 plus comes with a 4800mAh non removable battery that can last up to 14 hours during which you can share and stream your favorite apps without missing a bit. The battery powers up to 50 charging percent in 30 minutes and adapts to your usage habit as well as conserves energy so you can enjoy maximum performance at all times. The Samsung Galaxy S21 plus records super smooth 8k video with cinema quality features and 24fps video capture.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Reviews 5G

FEATURES

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 plus has a beautiful design and comes with a faster and easier fingerprint sensor.
  • It has three rear cameras(12mpX12mpX64mp respectively) and one front camera (10mp) that makes your pictures and videos look like it was taken by a professional.
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 plus is dust/water resistant. It can stay in up to 1.5m of water for 30 minutes.
  • It has a 6.7inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED SCREEN with 1300nits brightness that makes screen display outstanding and beautiful.
  • The new Samsung Galaxy S21 plus comes with a 4800mAh battery and it supports both wireless and wired charging.
  • It takes wonderful pictures with all the details intact.
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 plus has high storage capacity of 8GB 128GB and 8GB 256GB.
  • It allows you to edit and multi task with hyper fast processor speed.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Operating system: Android 11
  • Build: Aluminum mid-frame, Gorilla Glass Victus front, Gorilla Glass back
  • Display: 6.7 inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X flat display with120Hz variable refresh rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888(US) Exynos 2100(international models)
  • Water resistance: IP68
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Dimensions& Weigh: 75.6×161.5×7.8mm, 202g
  • Battery: 4800mAh, 15W wireless charging, 25W USB power delivery
  • Security: Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner
  • Rear camera (s): 12mp ultra wide, 12mp wide angle, 64mp telephoto
  • Front camera: 10mp, f/2.2
  • Port: USB 3.2 Type-C
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, 5G
  • Sim slot: Dual sim
  • Colors: Phantom violet, Phantom gray, Phantom white. (Samsung.com Exclusive: phantom gold, phantom red)

PROS

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 plus has a beautiful 120Hz AMOLED screen display suitable for all your daily activities.
  • It has a crazy zoom feature.
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 plus takes amazing pictures in low light condition without loosing any details.
  • It comes with Gorilla Glass Victus screen for better protection.
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 plus is fast charging when used with the recommended 25W adaptor.

CONS

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 plus does not come with a charging adaptor.
  • It does not have expandable space i.e. it does not support the use of micro SD.
  • The picture quality isn’t consistent.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Buying Guide

Samsung Galaxy S21 Buying Guide

There are few things to consider when buying the Samsung Galaxy S21 plus and they are:

  • It is $200 higher than Samsung Galaxy S21.
  • It does not come with a charging adaptor.
  • Some buyers have reported that their phone battery is draining abnormally.
  • If you are after the camera, it is better to go for the Samsung Galaxy S21 and save $200 or better still, go for the higher one if you have enough money which is Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra for a much better camera and other features inclusive.

HOW MUCH DOES SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS COST

Samsung Galaxy S21 plus cost $999 for the 128GB. But if you want to pay a little extra, you can go for the 256GB at $1049. The price of Samsung Galaxy S21 plus is $200 higher than the price of Samsung Galaxy S21.

AVAILABLE SERIES

The Samsung Galaxy S21 plus is one of the three 5G flagship device released by Samsung in 2021. Its other series are:

  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 plus and
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 plus and S21 have most of the features alike except for the size of the phone and the battery while the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has a lot more features like Quad camera, S pen, etc.

IS SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 PLUS WORTH BUYING

For a larger screen and a longer battery life, Samsung Galaxy S21 plus is a better option than the Samsung Galaxy S21 and it cost $200 more than the Samsung Galaxy S21.

CONCLUSION

Samsung Galaxy S21 plus is a slightly bigger version of the Samsung Galaxy S21 but with no reasonable difference aside the phone size and battery. The fact that Samsung Galaxy S21 plus does not support external SD card storage might also discourage buyers who would like to add to their phone’s internal memory.

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Price History for Samsung Galaxy S21+ Plus SM-G996U 128GB 8GB RAM Phantom Black UNLOCKED

Statistics

Current Price $778.88 November 28, 2022
Highest Price $778.88 August 29, 2022
Lowest Price $778.88 August 29, 2022
Since August 29, 2022

Last price changes

$778.88 August 29, 2022

Zeeshan Yousaf
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