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.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2021, January 14
- Colors: Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gold, Phantom Red
- Dimensions: 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm.
- Weight: 200 g.
- Screen: 6.7" inc, 1080 x 2400, Dynamic AMOLED 2X
- Camera : Triple, 12MP
- Chipset: Exynos 2100 (5 nm)
- 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
- Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
- Battery: 4800, Li-Ion, non-removable
- Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
- Operating system: Android 11, One UI 3.1
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.