Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G specs, comparisons, faq, opinions

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Released 2021, January 29 200g (Sub6), 202g (mmWave), 7.8mm thickness Android 11, One UI 3.1 128GB/256GB storage, no card slot
  • Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) - USA/China Mali-G78 MP14 - International Adreno 660 - USA/China Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs + eSIM, dual stand-by) About 850.1 USD
  • 6.7" 1080x2400 pixels
  • 64MP 4320p
  • 8GB RAM Exynos 2100
  • 4800mAh Li-Ion

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G overview

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is a smartphone that runs on Android. It was released on 2021, January 29. Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has 6.7 inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak), a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels screen with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It uses Exynos 2100 (5 nm) - International Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) - USA/China chipset, Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) - USA/China CPU, Mali-G78 MP14 - International Adreno 660 - USA/China GPU. It supports 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G networks with Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs + eSIM, dual stand-by). Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has 64MP Triple main camera, 1MP Single selfie camera. It uses Li-Ion 4800 mAh, non-removable battery which supports wireless charging. The price of Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is about 850.1 USD.

Score the key features of Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G compared to the other phones on the market:

  • CPU Cores: 95 / 100 points
  • Camera pixels: 103 / 100 points
  • Screen resolution: 81 / 100 points
  • Battery capacity: 96 / 100 points
  • Price: 81 / 100 points

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G full specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - SM-G996U1
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - SM-G996B
5G bands 2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - SM-G996U1
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - SM-G996B
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps; 5G (5+ Gbps DL)

LAUNCH

Announced 2021, January 14
Status Available

BODY

Dimensions 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm (6.36 x 2.98 x 0.31 in)
Weight 200 g (Sub6), 202 g (mmWave) (7.05 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs + eSIM, dual stand-by)
  IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

DISPLAY

Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
Size 6.7 inches, 107.8 cm2 (~88.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~394 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  Always-on display

PLATFORM

OS Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset Exynos 2100 (5 nm) - International Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) - USA/China
CPU Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) - USA/China
GPU Mali-G78 MP14 - International Adreno 660 - USA/China

MEMORY

Card slot No
Internal 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  UFS 3.1

MAIN CAMERA

Triple 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
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
  32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG

COMMUNICATIONS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)
USB USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go

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 Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified) Ultra Wideband (UWB) support

BATTERY

Type Li-Ion 4800 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 25W USB Power Delivery 3.0 Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W Reverse wireless charging 4.5W

MISCELLANEOUS

Colors Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gold, Phantom Red
Models SM-G996B, SM-G996B/DS, SM-G996U, SM-G996U1, SM-G996W, SM-G996N, SM-G9960
SAR 0.65 W/kg (head) 0.95 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.54 W/kg (head) 1.33 W/kg (body)
Price About 850.1 USD

TESTS

Performance AnTuTu: 622276 (v8) GeekBench: 3476 (v5.1) GFXBench: 54fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -25.8 LUFS (Very good)
Battery life Endurance rating 114h

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