Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G

SM-G996B, SM-G996B/DS, SM-G996U, SM-G996U1, SM-G996W, SM-G996N, SM-G9960

8GB
RAM
256 GB
memory
6.7"
1080x2400
12MP
10MP front
4800 mAh battery

Platform

OSAndroid 11, One UI 3.1
RAM8/8 GB
+53.2
Internal128/256 GB
+135.8
CPUOcta-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - InternationalOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680) - USA/China
GPUMali-G78 MP14 - InternationalAdreno 660 - USA/China
ChipsetExynos 2100 (5 nm) - InternationalQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) - USA/China

Screen

TypeDynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
Size6.7 inches (16.415 cm)
+3.8
Resolution1080x2400
+30.2
Pixel density394 ppi
+15
Screen/body ratio88.3%
+8.9
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass Victus

Sound

Loudspeaker
OutputNo
RadioFM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)

Camera

TypePhoto / Video
Primary12 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
Video quality[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Secondary10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
-30.6
Features32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG
LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Battery

CapacityLi-Ion 4800 mAh, non-removable
+13.7
Battery lifeEndurance rating 114h

Physical feel

Height16.15cm (6.59 inch)
-0.8
Width7.56cm (3.09 inch)
-4.8
Thickness0.78cm (0.32 inch)
-11.6
Volume95.23332cm3 (5.81 inch3)
-19.6
Weight200 g (Sub6), 202 g (mmWave) (7.05 oz)
Ideal
ColorsPhantom Black, Phantom Gold, Phantom Pink, Phantom Red, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet
dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

Sensors & ports

GPSA-GPS, BDS, GALILEO, GLONASS
Card slotNo
USBUSB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
Sensors & portsAccelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Fingerprint (under Display, Gyro, Proximity, Ultrasonic)

Network

SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, dual stand-by)
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
LTE-A (CA)
5G
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFCYes

Variants & compatibility

Modals(DualSIMmodelonly), SM-G996U1
International modalGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (Dual SIM model only)
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 18(850), 19(850), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 48(3600), 66(1700), 71(600)
(Dual SIM model only)GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (Dual SIM model only)
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 18(850), 19(850), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 48(3600), 66(1700), 71(600)
SM-G996U1GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (Dual SIM model only)
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 18(850), 19(850), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 48(3600), 66(1700), 71(600)

Misc.

Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support) Bixby natural language commands and dictation Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified) Ultra Wideband (UWB) support

Availability

VendorSamsung
Modal year2021
Announced2021 September
Released2021 September
StatusAvailable. Released 2021, January 29
Price$ 799, £ 714.79, € 789, ₹ 67,490

Review

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is an Android device (Android 11, One UI 3.1) powered with a Octa-core - InternationalOcta-core - USA/China processor, Exynos 2100 (5 nm) - InternationalQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) - USA/China chipset and Mali-G78 MP14 - InternationalAdreno 660 - USA/China GPU. Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has 8 GB RAM. This is +53.2% when compared with the industry avarage capacity of a RAM of the devices released during this year (September, 2020 - September, 2021). An avarage device released during this year had 5.2 GB of RAM. Also Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has 256GB internal memory which is +135.8% when compared with the industry avarage capacity of a internal memory for this year. An avarage device released during this year had around 108.5GB of internal memory. Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has a 6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen. Screen size avarage for 2021 was 6.5 inch (+3.8%). Total number of pixels in screen for Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is 2,592,000 (2400x1080) and this is +30.2% the avarage. Pixel densiy 394ppi is +15% (avarage was 343ppi). An avarage phone in 2021 was about 200g in weight but Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G 200g weight is Ideal% of this avarage. Screen/body ratio 88.3% is +8.9% the avarage of 81% and Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. 12MP primary camera is -59.5% the avarage of 29.7MP and 10MP secondary camera is -30.6% the avarage of 14.4MP. The volume of Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is 95.23 cubic cm and it is -19.6% the avarage of 118.46 cubic cm while its thinkness is 7.8 cm while the 2021 avarage was 8.82cm (-11.6%). Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is powered by a Li-Ion 4800 mAh, non-removable which is +13.7% while the avarage battery capacity for 2021 was 4221 mAh.

Pros

8 GB RAM71.7-
256 GB internal memory. 86.2-
6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak) 85.8-
1080x2400 screen resolution.26.4-
394ppi pixel density.55.9-
88.3% screen/body ratio.93.5-
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
Dual camera.
Compact dimensions (16.15x7.56x0.78cm).25.8-
Thin, 0.78cm.8.4-
4800 mAh battery.74.3-
Dual SIM.
CDMA compatible.
Fingerprint sensor.
Type-C USB.
Water resistant.
6 colors.

Cons

12 MP primary camera.76.8+
10 MP front camera.52.3+
No external memory expansion slot.
No 3.5mm audio jack.
Non-removable battery.

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