Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is a nice upgrade over the base model Galaxy S series smartphone sold by the popular Korean brand, which gets a lot of new upgrades.

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G

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Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is the slightly more expensive version of the popular Galaxy S series flagship smartphone sold by the Korean brand, which features a brand new design and more powerful internals. Unlike the base model S21, which has to make do with a plastic back, this version features a more premium glass back cover, while the frame still features lightweight aluminium construction. The camera module is similar to the S21, with a metallic finish that contrasts nicely with the smooth matte finish on the rest of the panel. The front panel is flat and is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.


Bottom Line

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is the latest flagship from the brand that features an amazing display, a super fast processor, a versatile camera array and a large, relatively fast-charging battery to keep it all going.


  • Display
  • Processor
  • Cameras


  • Charging
Basic Details
Form Factor Bar
Year 2021
Announced Date Thursday January 14, 2021
Released Date Friday January 29, 2021
Warranty 1 Year
Versions 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)
Variants 8GB/128GB,$1002
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slots Dual
SIM Size Nano-SIM
Network 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Network Technology GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, LTE, 5G
Network Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps, 5G (5+ Gbps DL)
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 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
5G Bands 2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
Extra Network
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Connectivity Features USB Type-C 3.2
FM Radio
Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Body & Design
Height 161.5 mm
Width 75.6 mm
Thickness 7.8 mm
Weight 200 g
IP Rating IP68
Colours Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gold, Phantom Red
Body Features Glass Front
Aluminum Frame
Glass Back
Screen & Display
Display Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Screen Size 6.7 inches
Screen To Body Ratio 88.3%
Ppi 394
Refresh Rate 120Hz
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-Touch
Bezel-less Display Yes, With Punch-Hole Display
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Display Features HDR10+
1300 nits Peak Brightness
Always-On Display
Hardware & Performance
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
Processor Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics Adreno 660
Storage 128GB, 256GB
Storage Features UFS 3.1
Card Slot
AnTuTu 622276 (v8)
GeekBench 3476 (v5.1)
GFXBench 54fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Camera & Multimedia
Rear Camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide)
64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto)
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
Rear Camera Video 8K@24fps
Front Camera 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide)
Front Camera Video 4K@30/60fps
Camera Features Dual Pixel PDAF
1.1x Optical Zoom
3x Hybrid Zoom
Super Steady Video
Stereo Sound Recording
Dual Video Call
Pro Grade Video
Speakers Yes, with Stereo Speakers
Multimedia Features 32-bit/384kHz Audio
Tuned by AKG
Battery & Charging
Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Polymer)
Battery Capacity 4800 mAh
Charging Port USB-C
Charging Speed 25W
Fast Charging 25W
Wireless Charging 15W
Reverse Charging
Reverse Wireless Charging 4.5W
OS & Software
Operating System Android OS
OS Version Android 11
Custom UI One UI
Custom UI Version 5
Sensors & Features
Sensors In-Display Fingerprint - Ultrasonic
Magnetometer / Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Hall Sensor
Features Samsung DeX
Samsung Wireless DeX
Bixby Voice Controls
Samsung Pay
Ultra Wideband (UWB) Support

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