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Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Galaxy S21+

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 32 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
2.84 GHz
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/2.0
12+ MP, f/2.0
4800 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is a big-screen smartphone that delivers strong overall performance, particularly in terms of its screen, camera, and processing power. However, if you’ve bought a flagship smartphone in the last couple of years then it’s unlikely to be worth switching to this one, as it...

- Peter Phelps, Recombu

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G (Snapdragon) captures almost identical image quality to the more diminutive S21 5G (Snapdragon); no surprise as the two models share the same camera hardware. We couldn’t get a cigarette paper between them in our analysis, so if you want to save a few bucks and can live wi...

- Paul Carroll, DxOMark
Top Ten Reviews
Top Ten Reviews

We still love that edgeless Galaxy screen, and the S21 Plus has made small improvements over the S20 Plus, making it the best in this particular line. But it fails to innovate enough to justify an upgrade from the previous model.

- Andy Hartup, Top Ten Reviews

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is a great device that is a good middle ground between the cheaper S21 and more expensive S21 Ultra.

- Sachin Bahal, TheCanadianTechie
Tom's Guide
Tom's Guide

The Galaxy S21 Plus sits in a weird spot between the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra, but it features almost everything good about the regular S21 in a bigger package.

- Jordan Palmer, Tom's Guide

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Common Questions

The Galaxy S21+ price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy S21+ prices from around the web here on The Informr.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy S21+ user manual here.

Samsung backs up the Galaxy S21+ with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Galaxy S21+ has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy S21+'s screen size is 6.7 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 11 operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/2.0 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 10+ megapixels resolution.

128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4800 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 2400 minutes, 1020 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy S21+ Specs

Release Date January 29, 2021
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 11

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Processor Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.65 W/kg
Body: 0.95 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/2.0
3x optical
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (64 MP, F2.0, Telephoto), 3rd camera feature (12 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
10+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Dynamic AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel Density 394 pixels
Size 6.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Up to 15 W
Fast Charging Up to 25 W
Video Playback Time Up to 1320 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 1020 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 900 minutes
Talk Time Up to 2400 minutes
Standby Time Up to 12 days
Mixed Usage Up to 1723 minutes
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, Phantom Gold, Phantom Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.15 x 7.56 x 0.78 cm (6.4 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 202 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus

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