Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2021, January 14
  • Dimensions: 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 200 g
  • Screen: 6.7", Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Main Camera: Triple, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 10 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International
  • Battery: 4800 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
Release date 2021, January 14
Dimensions (HxWxD) 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm | 6.36 x 2.98 x 0.31 in
Weight 200 g | 7.05 oz
Body build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frame
Colors Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gold, Phantom Red
Battery 4800 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable
Approximate price$ 970
Technology Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.7" inc
Screen area 107.8 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio88.3%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 px
PPI /points per inch/ 394 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Other - Always-on display
-1300 nits (peak)
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Triple
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
-64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
-12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55" 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
DxOMark Main Score119
DxOMark Photo124
DxOMark Video101
Front camera, selfie 10 MP, Single
Specifications 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24'', 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
Operating system OS Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset - Exynos 2100 (5 nm)
- Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) - USA/China
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International
-Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680 - USA/China
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G78 MP14 - International
-Adreno 660 - USA/China
External memory No
Internal memory 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Antutu 8 score646221
GeekBench 5 Single Core1017
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core3105
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.65 W/kg (head) 0.95 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.65 W/kg (head) 0.95 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio (Snapdragon only)
Headphone jack No
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Tuned by AKG
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Fast charging 25W
-USB Power Delivery 3.0
-Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
-Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
-IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Also known as Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Versions: SM-G996B, SM-G996B/DS (International); SM-G996U (USA); SM-G996U1 (USA unlocked); SM-G996W (Canada); SM-G996N (Korea); SM-G9960 (China)

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Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G Review

In January 2021, Samsung introduced the new generation of Galaxy S21 smartphones. A worthy place in it is the Galaxy S21 Plus version, which will be discussed in the following lines. We will try to present you as clearly as possible the advantages of the smartphone and its key features.


Galaxy S21 Plus has an updated back that is matte. The main camera module is now closer to the end of the device, with all lenses positioned vertically. Everything in the vision of the smartphone suggests that it is a representative of the flagship class. Structurally, the details are refined to the millimeter. There are no gaps.

On the front side we find a display with a flat surface. The lightness of the case contributes to the comfort when working with Galaxy S21 Plus.


This Samsung model has a 6.7-inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It has received adaptive mode support with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Looking at the display of the Galaxy S21 Plus, you immediately realize that this is the flagship. Everything that happens on it looks smooth, readability and detail are preserved even in dynamics. The default color rendering is natural.


No matter what content you want to use on the Galaxy S21 Plus, you won't have any problems as the performance is high. Samsung has long shortened the list of pre-installed software, and now you have the ability to set up programs. So buying Galaxy S21 Plus, you get a device where you will find applications from Google, Samsung and Microsoft.

To protect your personal data on the device, the company has offered a fingerprint scanner built into the screen. This year, Samsung is betting on Qualcomm's second-generation 3D Sonic sensor. He is responsive and faster. It reacts even to wet fingers. Tests show that even if it's raining outside and your hands are wet, the trigger rate is about 75%.

By default, the Galaxy S21 Plus runs on One UI 3.1 based on Android 11. Samsung continues to actively develop the company's interface and user feedback shows that it is going in the right direction. All elements look well thought out against the background of the whole design. The interface retains its informativeness, is convenient and concise. Animation and smooth transitions contribute to the good impression.


Samsung is a company that cares about the photographic capabilities of its phones. That is why from year to year it offers more and more interesting solutions that successfully position their devices among the most desired. The new generation of S21 flagships is no exception.

Galaxy S21 Plus is equipped with a triple main camera consisting of a 12-megapixel wide-angle model with aperture f/1.8 and OIS, 64-megapixel telephoto module with aperture f / 2.0, IOS, optical zoom and triple hybrid zoom and 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle module with aperture f / 2.2.

The front camera is 10-megapixel. While with the main camera you can make 8K videos at 24 frames per second, creating 4K videos is possible with both the main and front.

Judging by the quality of the photos in standard mode, the South Korean company has significantly improved the algorithm for image processing. HDR-activated shots are bright, detailed and with accurate white balance. The Galaxy S21 Plus's camera does an excellent job of processing the dark and light areas of the photos. Even in limited light, you can count on beautiful shots.

The ultra wide-angle lens of the Galaxy S21 Plus is defined by many as a real find. The photos taken with him are perfect. You will be fascinated by its capabilities.

As for the night shooting mode, when there is absolutely no quality light source, don't worry - Samsung's engineers have worked on the issue. The photos are detailed.

Autonomous work

Galaxy S21 Plus has a battery with a capacity of 4800 mAh, which when used daily in uncharged mode provides a day and a half without recharging. If you add games to consumption, this indicator will decrease.


Galaxy S21 Plus is a smartphone that is a typical representative of the flagship class. From all that has been said so far, it is clear that he is balanced. It offers a renewed stylish vision, a quality and satisfactorily large display and a camera with super capabilities. The fingerprint scanner is even better and you can quickly start working with the device.

Another reason to bet on this model is the ability to use it with one hand, no matter that in its name there is an add-on Plus.

Galaxy S21 Plus will not disappoint you. It offers everything a consumer could want in 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G was around $ 970 after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2021, January 14.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is 200 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is 6.7" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm (HxWxD).
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Triple main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.