Samsung Galaxy S21 has been launched after several months of rumours and leaks. Per the specs and the information Samsung provided, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus models possess a lot in common giving the S21 Ultra distinct features.
Aside from screen size and battery capacity, both are larger with S21 Plus. However, Samsung Galaxy S21 offer more colour choices than with other Samsung models.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra only available in either Phantom Silver or Phantom Black, nonetheless, customers who buy from Samsung will have more choices comprising the Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy and Phantom Brown.
One thing has to also be pointed out that the Galaxy S21 Ultra has the biggest screen [6.8 inches] and battery size [5,000 mAh] of all the threes S21 model. Likewise, the distinctions are evident when it comes to display, refresh rate and overall cameras performance among the three models.
Most of the difference will not be seen greatly in a day to day usage of the device. The refreshing news is this year’s Galaxy series is inexpensive compared to last year’s Galaxy S20.
Samsung has slashed $200 off it’s last year’s flasgship. This makes the S21 the least costly the device Samsung has brought to the market since $,1000 smartphones became the norm.
The Galaxy S21 price starts at $799, while the Galaxy S21 Plus is priced at $999. Both prices those prices, users will get a 128GB model, however, if you needs are like mine and need more storage, you can pay extra dollars for 256GB.
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 plu and S21 ultra official specs
|Galaxy S21||Galaxy S21 Plus||Galaxy S21 Ultra|
|Screen size||6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED (2400 x 1080; 48Hz – 120Hz)||6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED (2400 x 1080; 48Hz-120Hz)||6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED (3200 x 1440; adaptive 10Hz – 120Hz)|
|CPU||Snapdragon 888||Snapdragon 888||Snapdragon 888|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Rear cameras||12MP (f/1.8) wide; 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide; 64MP (f/2.0) telephoto with 3x optical zoom||12MP (f/1.8) wide; 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide; 64MP (f/2.0) telephoto with 3x optical zoom||108MP (f/1.8) wide; 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide; 10MP (f/2.4) telephoto with 3x zoom; 10MP (f/4.9) telephoto with 10x zoom|
|Front cameras||10MP (f/2.2)||10MP (f/2.2)||40MP (f/2.2)|
|Battery size||4,000 mAh||4,800 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Size||6 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches||6.4 x 3 x 0.31 inches||6.5 x 3 x 0.35 inches|
|Weight||6.07 ounces||7.13 ounces||8.04 ounces|
|Colors||Phantom Violet, Phantom Gray, Phantom Pink, Phantom White||Phantom Violet, Phantom Silver, Phantom Black||Phantom Silver, Phantom Black, Phantom Navy (Samsung only), Phantom Titanium (Samsung only), Phantom Brown (Samsung only)|
Samsung Galaxy S21 design
The S21 and S21 Plus have an identical look with both possessing a flat edge and a camera arrangement designed to incorporate into the phones metal frame. This is a design Samsung describes as “Contour Cut camera housing“
Samsung Galaxy S21 display
Over the years, Samsung Galaxy smartphones have been known for their great Oled displays. It has been the selling point for most Samsung devices. Galaxy S21 houses a 6.2 inches, 6.7 inches for the S21 Plus and 6.8-inch punch-hole display on the S21 Ultra. All of those displays maintain the fast 120Hz refresh rate.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra has the brightest display, measured in at a peak 1,500 nits, compared to 1,200 nits for the S21 and S21 Plus. Clearly, the 120Hz will be difficult on the S21 and S21 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S21 cameras
Galaxy S21 Ultra offer a pair of zoom lenses — one capable of 10x optical zoom and the other delivering a 3x optical zoom. Zoom
The pair of telephoto lenses, the Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 108MP main camera along with a 12MP ultrawide shooter. A laser autofocus sensor which helps keep photos looking sharp.
The selfie camera of the Galaxy S21 Ultra boasts a 40MP camera with phase auto-detection. That compares to the 10MP dual-pixel selfie cam on the S21 and S21 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S21 processor
All the Samsung Galaxy S21 models are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 system-on-chip. This is the first 5-nanometer chip built by Qualcomm, matching Apple’s A14 Bionic chip which was introduced last fall in the iPhone 12 series and currently sets the pace for mobile phone performance.
Samsung Galaxy S21 battery and charger
According to Samsung, the bigger Galaxy S21 model you buy determines the size of the battery you’ll get. The Galaxy S21 features a 4,000 mAh power pack, and that scales up to 4,800 mAh for the S21 Plus and 5,000 for the S21 Ultra. The batteries on the three phones use artificial intelligence to analyze your usage patterns for more efficient power consumption, very similar to the feature introduced by Apple.
The new Galaxy phones can support 25W charging, with the S21 Ultra is specifically able to get up to a 50% charge after half-an-hour, according to Samsung. It also important to note that now of the three models come with a charger in the box.