The Samsung Galaxy S21+ is a premium handset in the Samsung Galaxy S range. It comes with a 6.7-inch screen and a Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth gaming and browsing.
The camera unit on the Samsung Galaxy S21+ is housed in a contour cut design on the rear of the handset. Other than the design, there are few camera changes compared to the previous model.
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|Samsung Galaxy S21+|
|Display||Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|Pixel resolution||1080 x 2400 at 394 ppi|
|Resistance||IP68 rated for dust and water resistance|
|Operating system||Android 11|
|Camera||Rear: 2 x 12MP (wide and ultrawide), 64MP (telephoto)
Front: 10MP (wide)
|Video recording||8K video recording at 24 fps, 4K recording at up to 60 fps, 1080p recording at up to 240 fps, 720p recording at 960 fps|
|Colours||Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Red, Phantom Gold, Phantom Pink, Phantom Violet|
The camera unit on the Samsung Galaxy S21+ has a new design compared to its predecessor and is aligned vertically in a contour cut design on the rear of the device.
Internally, the camera specifications are the same. There are 2 x 12MP lenses: one 26mm wide with a 1.8 aperture and one 13mm ultrawide with a 2.2 aperture. There is also a 29mm telephoto lens with an aperture of 2.0.
The rear camera offers video recording in up to 8K at 24 fps, although most users will record 4K vide at 30 fps and 60 fps or 1080 video at 30 fps, 60 fps or 240 fps. There is also the option to record in 720p at 960 fps.
The selfie camera on the front of the Samsung Galaxy S21+ is a 10MP 26mm wide lens with an aperture of 2.2. It records in 4K at 30 fps and 60 fps or in 1080p at 30 fps.
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ comes with a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display which has a 120Hz refresh rate. This allows it to refresh up to 120 times per second when needed to maintain brightness and smoothness of motion. As the screen refresh is dynamic, it can adapt to the needs of a user and theoretically reduce the drain on the battery.
For gamers and those who enjoy smooth browsing, the high dynamic refresh rate maybe be a deciding factor when looking at Samsung Galaxy S21+ mobile phone deals alongside other rival manufacturers.
Within the display there is also an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. This has been enlarged by around 70% compared to the previous model.
There are only two storage choices with the Samsung Galaxy S21+: 128GB and 256GB. There is no microSD card slot on the device, so customers who think they may need a larger storage capacity should compare Samsung Galaxy S21+ deals for the larger 256GB model.
Cloud storage has become a viable alternative to device storage in recent years, so it is possible to supplement the 128GB or 256GB maximum storage capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S21+ with a cloud subscription. However, remember this will incur extra fees alongside the handset costs, either upfront or in the form of ongoing subscriptions or plans.
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ has a full glass body with Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and rear. It also has an aluminium frame.
Most iconic features of the Samsung branded device remain the same, although the contour cut design of the camera is the big alteration between this generation of devices and the previous one.
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ is the middle device in the three tier S21 range. It has a full glass body rather than any plastic imitations, yet the price tag is lower than the flagship device in the range.
Users upgrading from the previous generation of S devices may not see many differences in performance, however, so it's worth checking the specifications of devices when comparing Samsung Galaxy S21+ deals alongside other handsets.
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ is not a small device, but it isn't an overly large handset either. Most customers used to handling premium devices from manufacturers like Samsung will be familiar with the way the Samsung Galaxy S21+ feels in the hand
At 200g, it is on the heavier side compared to the cheaper phone in the range.
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S21+ is not hugely different to that found on the previous generation of this phone. It has three rear lenses and the ability to record video in 8K, although most users will like that in theory yet use it little in practice right now.
Overall, the camera features of the Samsung Galaxy S21+ are still some of the most impressive on the market.
The battery of the Samsung Galaxy S21+ has a capacity of 4,800mAh. Samsung say this equates to 75 hours of audio playback, 22 hours of video playback or 40 hours of talk time.
If we compare Samsung Galaxy S21+ deals against their rivals' devices, we find this battery size is somewhat standard for these types of high-end phones.