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A Guide to everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 series is the latest 5G flagships from Samsung that was launched on the 14th of January, 2021. These phones come with high-class technology and offer the S pen experience with beautiful designs and the best Gorilla Glass (Gorilla Glass victus) for screen protection. The Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21plus are more similar compared to the S21 ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S21

DESIGN

Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21plus have a beautiful corning design that wraps around the edges of the phone giving it a slight camera bump that makes it stand out. Unlike the S21 and S21plus, the Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra has a curved edge also with an aluminium mid-frame wrapped around it to give a very attractive camera bump.

DISPLAY

The Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21plus both have a 6.2” and 6.7” FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X flat display, a 2400x1080pixel resolution, 1300nits peak brightness, always-on display, infinity-O display and 120Hz variable refresh rate. The Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra on its own has a 6.8” QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X curved display, 3200x1440pixel resolution, 1500nits peak brightness, and other features similar to the other S21 series.

PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series all have different sizes of Li-ion non-removable battery. The S21 has a 4000mAh battery, S21plus has a battery life of 4800mAh and the S21 ultra has the largest battery life of 5000mAh with which you can share and stream your favourite apps for a long period of time without missing anything.

They all support 5G networks and runs with Samsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11. The Samsung Galaxy S21 series has a pack of stereo speakers by AKG and Dolby which gives great audio when playing videos or music.

Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra.

FEATURES

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 series all have the IP68 water resistance.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S21 series takes great videos with cinema quality features.
  • It has a great AMOLED 2X screen suitable for playing games, watching videos and browsing the internet.
  • It offers Gorilla Glass victus screen protection.
  • It contains high pixel density which makes display very clear and bright.
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 series offers high internal memory.
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 series comes with a flash that enables you to take amazing photos in low light condition without loosing and detail.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra(only) supports the use of S pen.

SPECIFICATIONS

SERIESS21S21+S21 ultra
BuildAluminium mid-frame plastic back gorilla Glass Victus frontAluminium mid-frameGorilla Glass victus frontGorilla Glass victus backAluminium mid-frameGorilla Glass victus frontGorilla Glass victus back
Dimensions & weight151.7×71.2×7.9mm 171grams161.5×75.6×7.8mm 202grams165.1×75.6×8.9mm 229grams
SoftwareSamsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11Samsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11Samsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11
Battery & charging4000mAh 25W USB power delivery 15W wireless charging 4.5 reverse wireless charging4800mAh 25W USB power delivery 15W wireless charging 4.5 reverse wireless charging5000mAh 25W USB power delivery 15W wireless charging 4.5 reverse wireless charging
Display6.2” FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X flat display 2400×1080 pixels 421 PPI 120Hz variable refresh rate 20:9 ratio aspect 1300nits peak brightness Always-On display Infinity-O display6.7” FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X flat display 2400×1080 pixels 394 PPI 120Hz variable refresh rate 20:9 ratio aspect 1300nits peak brightness Always-On display Infinity-O display6.8” QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X curved display 3200×1440 pixels 515 PPI 120Hz variable refresh rate 20:9 ratio aspect 1500nits peak brightness Always-On display Infinity-O display
Operating systemExynos 2100(international) Qualcomm snapdragon 888(USA/China)Exynos2100(international) Qualcommsnapdragon 888(USA/China)Exynos 2100(international) Qualcomm snapdragon 888(USA/China)
Storage8GB +128GB 8GB + 256GB8GB + 128GB 8GB + 256GB12GB +128GB 12GB + 256GB      16GB+ 512GB
CameraRear:12MP(wide angle) 12MP(ultra wide angle) 64MP(telephoto lens) Front: 10MPRear:12MP(wide angle) 12MP(ultra wide angle) 64MP(telephoto lens) Front: 10MPRear:108MP(wide angle) 12MP(ultra wide angle) 10mp(telephoto lens) 10MP(telephoto lens) Front:40MP
PortsUSB 3.2 Type-CUSB 3.2 Type-CUSB 3.2 Type-C
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.1 NFC 5GBluetooth 5.1 NFC 5GBluetooth 5.1 NFC 5G
AudioStereo speakers by AKG Dolby AtmosStereo speakers by AKG Dolby atmosStereo speakers by AKG Dolby atmos
Other featuresIP68 water resistance ANT+ Bixby voice assistant Knox Google discover pane Samsung DeXIP68 water resistance ANT+ Bixby voice assistant Knox Google discover pane Samsung DeX UWBIP68 water resistance ANT+ Bixby voice assistant Knox Google discover pane Samsung DeX UWB Wacom stylus and S pen support
ColoursPhantom violet Phantom grey Phantom white Phantom pinkPhantom violet Phantom grey Phantom white Samsung.com Exclusive Phantom gold Phantom redPhantom grey Phantom white Samsung.com Exclusive: Phantom titanium Phantom navy Phantom brown

PROS

  • It offers Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
  • It offers high refresh rate.
  • It has a great battery life.
  • It’s fast charging when used with the recommended 25W charging adaptor.

CONS

  • The Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphones does not come with charging adaptor.
  • It does not support the use of external memory card.
  • It does not have a headphone jack i.e. headphones have to be connected wirelessly.

HOW MUCH DOES THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 SERIES COST

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series price rate is based on the various series of the smartphones and their storage sizes.

S21S21plusS21 ultra
128GB 8GB $799128GB 8GB $999128GB 12GB $999
256GB 8GB $849256GB 8GB $1049256GB 12GB $1049
  512GB 16GB $1490
Samsung Galaxy S21+

BUYING GUIDE

When buying any of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, you have to put into consideration the prices of the phones and as well as the features and specifications of each of them.

IS THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 SERIES WORTH BUYING

This Samsung flagship smartphone is worth buying with one of the best screen displays in a smartphone, great features and awesome performance.

CONCLUSION

The Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21plus have a lot of features in common except for the screen size and battery life while the Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra has a different design and more features. It is safe to say that when buying any of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, you should note that the Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21plus are the same except for the screen size and battery. So, instead of going for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus with an extra $200 compared to the price of S21, it is better to buy the S21 ultra which has everything better than the S21 and S21plus.

PRICE HISTORY

Price History for Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G SM-G998B/DS 256GB 12GB RAM (FACTORY UNLOCKED) 6.8"

Statistics

Current Price $1,199.99 November 27, 2022
Highest Price $1,199.99 November 8, 2022
Lowest Price $1,199.99 November 8, 2022
Since November 8, 2022

Last price changes

$1,199.99 November 8, 2022
Zeeshan Yousaf
Zeeshan Yousaf
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