Samsung Galaxy S21 vs. S21+ vs. S21 Ultra - Pros and Cons

14 January 2021
Concise lists of the relative advantages and disadvantages of the three new flagships compared against each other.

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  • 15 Jan 2021

Oppa Oppa, 15 Jan 2021Why Glasstic is in "CONS" section? It's a cl... moreBecause glasstic scratches easily. While glass breaks easily. The best material is metal. We don't need wireless charging.

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    • Giul
    • iic
    • 15 Jan 2021

    Neo, 15 Jan 2021all of these Android oems are forcing me to buy an iPhone 😑After the Pixel hardware issues and now the S21 downgrades. I'm getting more convinced that iPhone is a proper upgrade from my S10e.

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      • Kct
      • 15 Jan 2021

      TheLastOracle, 14 Jan 2021And this is from xdadevelopers "Other phones that ... more1. Samsung S21 ultra now has much smaller aperture. It is like cutting off an athelete's right leg because he got stronger and only need 1 leg to match his previous performance.

      2. The current Samsung S21 ultra can only outperform in the best of light. The best image image stabilisation will fall when the amount of light drops just a bit. Remember the reviewers are amazed by what they see on screen, but actual captures.

      3. Please, we have seen the dumb apple fan boys. Don't be let people know there are dumb Samsung fan boys. That's how we maintain our moral high ground. That the android supporters actually know what we are talking about.

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        • pE8
        • 15 Jan 2021

        Why Glasstic is in "CONS" section? It's a clear "PRO". I'm not buying latest flagship phones just because of this stupid idea to have it glass. I don't want to repair both front and back if my phone accidentally drops. There is no logic to have it glass. If this is only to have it wireless chargable, then there is Google Pixel 5 who proves it wrong - it can be even metal and still wireless chargable. And even if it's plastic - it is much cheaper to repair it (besides - it's more durable than glass anyway).

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          • N7W
          • 15 Jan 2021

          Neo, 15 Jan 2021all of these Android oems are forcing me to buy an iPhone 😑with that huge notch and 60hz ? i don't think so hh

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            • cherry
            • 8XB
            • 15 Jan 2021

            Anonymous, 14 Jan 2021Only 8GB RAM for S21 and S21+?! As a phone it's enough... moreYes, the 8GB of RAM on S21(+) is kind of fishy. My S20 Snapdragon has 12GB of RAM. I think they are pushing people to buy the ultra, which is in my opinion, the only phone in the line up to consider. Last year ultra was not that great and had a whooping price.

              For me, there is not much difference for S21 and S21+ compared to S20 and S20+ respectively. The only reason I would want the S21 or S21+ is because of Exynos 2100, Gorilla Glass Victus, and adaptive screen refresh rate. It's more of a refresh instead of a brand new model. It's the S21 Ultra that got my attention mainly because of the dual telephoto sensor. I wonder how would the S21 Ultra camera fairs up against the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, and Vivo X50 Pro+.

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                • Neo
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                • 15 Jan 2021

                all of these Android oems are forcing me to buy an iPhone 😑

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                  • 8pQ
                  • 15 Jan 2021

                  Alex, 15 Jan 2021Please follow your valuable advice, buy yourself a PC and r... moreAlready got a pc. Doesn't fit in my pocket. Nice try n00b xD

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                    • AnonD-940827
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                    • 15 Jan 2021

                    Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021You should worry more about upgrading from your 70$ smartph... moreGet a name.

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                      • Anonymous
                      • gq3
                      • 15 Jan 2021

                      Alex, 15 Jan 2021No idea why Arena deleted my post about consumers deserving... moreProbably they are using iPhone and their sentiments got hurt

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                        • Alex
                        • qC@
                        • 15 Jan 2021

                        No idea why Arena deleted my post about consumers deserving superior products for this price. I repeat:
                        For €850 I deserve glass, QHD, optics, SD, jack, charger and a Samsung salesman by my side with a roll of a toilet paper.

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                          • Anonymous
                          • gq3
                          • 15 Jan 2021

                          AnonD-940827, 14 Jan 2021Instead of useless headset in pre-order gift, they should a... moreYou should worry more about upgrading from your 70$ smartphone that slows down with adguard.

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                            • Alex
                            • qC@
                            • 15 Jan 2021

                            AnonD-940827, 14 Jan 2021Why don't you just buy a camera, since that's you... morePlease follow your valuable advice, buy yourself a PC and relieve everyone from your advises.
                            For this price we deserve it all in one phone.

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                              • Anonymous
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                              • 15 Jan 2021

                              AnonD-940827, 14 Jan 2021Why don't you just buy a camera, since that's you... moreYour attitude is what will make tomorrow they sell us the phone in parts to assemble, or that it only works if you pay the monthly payments. Conformism and justifying things that have no justification. Not at the same price when they are taking away value by charging you, even more for what they really offer. As much a fan as one may be, it is NOT the answer and avoiding buying products that follow this trend is the best thing to do to change it. If they want to sell that they improve their offer or their products, because they have done it before ...

                                First time I'm not excited by a new Galaxy S

                                Guess you have to go Galaxy Z if you an exciting device.

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                                  • Anonymous
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                                  • 15 Jan 2021

                                  No micro SD card slot on S21/S21+, Samsung you are stupid! Micro SD card slot is your selling point, fire your marketing people!

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                                    • AnonD-940827
                                    • 8pQ
                                    • 14 Jan 2021

                                    Anonymous, 14 Jan 2021Not buying them is the best solution. Be sure that if the s... moreWhy don't you just buy a camera, since that's your biggest priority? And a TV, so you can enjoy the high resolution.

                                    But yeah, I can't wait to see exynos get beaten by the snapdragon version again. I'm also excited to see the ghost touches.

                                    For me, I need max performance, stability and speed of work flow. No need for jack, sd card, slow wireless charging or TV resolution.

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                                      • AnonD-940827
                                      • 8pQ
                                      • 14 Jan 2021

                                      AnonD-973296, 14 Jan 2021we all have USB-C in our homes how are y'all this dumb... moreWe all have headset. Same lame point made xD

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                                        • Bart
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                                        • 14 Jan 2021

                                        Small s21 best phone ever. Good size, appropriate resolution for 6.2 inch, big battery for the size, flat screen, less fragile back, good enough cameras, latest processors.
                                        Can't see the s21+ beat Chinese phones as the competition is too stiff for that size phone and screen resolution too low.