Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra (5G) - Which is Better Choice?

Samsung S21 series Launches - Flagship Samsung Phones Are Here

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (5G) globally ahead of the S22 series launch. The phone is available for $699 globally and listed on Amazon India for Rs. 49,990 in India.

Samsung S21 FE 5G

The S21 FE comes with either Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100(in India) processor. It is available in 8 GB Ram and 128 GB base versions.

It boots Samsung One UI 4.0 with the Android 12 operating system. The S21 FE has a 6.41-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a punch-hole design and 120Hz buttery refresh rate.

For imaging, it will have a triple camera setup at the rear carrying a 12MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultrawide angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens (30X Zoom).

There is a 32MP selfie camera. The device can record 4K videos.

Connectivity - WiFi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, USB Type-C port, and 5G network connectivity.

Lastly, there is a 4500mAH battery for fueling the device with 25 Watts fast charging support, 15 Watts Wireless Charging. Other features are - NFC, WIFI 6, USB Type C, Under-display scanner, and IP 68 rating.


After a long wait, Samsung on 14th Jan Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy S21 series for a worldwide launch.

Samsung S21 ultra

Samsung has launched 3 new smartphones in the series - S21, S21 Plus, and the S21 Ultra. The S21 Ultra is the flagship of the flagships and costs an arm and leg. We will talk about pricing

Samsung made the launch event interesting and brought Mr. Anshu Mor(Standup comedian/Writer/Podcaster) who along with Samsung employees emphasized the word 'Epic',

Using witty lines Samsung showcased that the new S21 series is Epic in everything - Performance, Cameras, Display, and overall experience.

Samsung has also unveiled the new TWS (True Wireless Headphones) Galaxy Buds Pro along with the new S21 series.

Samsung S21 Series India Launch Price, Offers, and Discounts

Price

Here are the Price Details for the Samsung S21 Series:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S21 - 8 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage - Price Rs. 69,999
  2. Samsung Galaxy S21+ - 8 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage - Price Rs. 81,999
  3. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - 12 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage - Price Rs. 105,999

Availability

The pre-orders for the Samsung S21 phones will start from 15th January 2021 and you can buy these from Samsung.com from local retailers or from Amazon India.

Pre-order offers:

The customers who pre-order the Samsung S21, S21+ or the Samsung S21 Ultra will get a Galaxy SmartTag Free. Also, buyers will get up to Rs. 10,000 Samsung voucher to redeem against a Galaxy Watch Active 2 or the Galaxy Buds+.

For S21 customers they can get Rs. 4000, S21+ buyers will get an e-voucher of Rs. 10,000 OR can purchase the buds live for Rs. 990. More details on Samsung Pre-Book Offers and terms and conditions.
Additionally, there is a Cashback of up to Rs. 10,000 will be available for HDFC Bank customers.

Those who pre-order will get their devices from 25th Jan 2021 January 25, regular sale in the retail stores and online will start from 29th Jan 2021.

Notably, Samsung is not offering any charger with the Samsung S21 series and you will get only a Usb Type C cable in the box apart from the Smartphone.

There was a time when companies use to give high-quality headphones in the box along with the charger, but now they say in the name of environment (about which no one actually cares) they are not giving any additional accessories.

The real motive is to make more money from sale of chargers and headphones. And the ugly trend is started by the most wealthy and greedy company on the planet.

Let's start with Samsung Galaxy S21 and know about its epic features.

Design

The design from the front side has slight variations in comparison to the last iteration and comes with a rounded narrow bezel on the corners and the display is flat on the S21 and S21+ whereas it is slightly curved on the S21 Ultra.

The rear camera assembly is unique and very noticeable. Samsung is using vertically aligned cameras with a significant bump on one side, as they have to accommodate a set of large cameras. The dual-tone design is an instant love or hate affair for the users.

You may love the design or may like the more simple and sober look that we are getting with the pitch-black variant.

The backside of the phone has glass on the S21+ and the Ultra but plastic for the S21. It's odd to have a plastic phone that costs eye-watering high.

Colors

Samsung S21 Ultra - Phantom Black and Phantom Silver.

Samsung S21 + - Phantom Violet, Phantom Black, and Phantom Silver.

Samsung S21 - Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Grey, and Phantom White.

So, which is the Best color for the Samsung S21?

I like both the colors on the S21 ultra. For the S21 - The silver and black look stunning and for the S21, I will prefer the White, over all else.

Samsung Galaxy S21

Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first phone of the S21 series. The price of the Galaxy S21 is disclosed at the event and it is $799 (Rs 69,990)

Samsung S21

The key highlight of the phone is the Samsung made 5nm Exynos 2100 octa-core processor along with Mali-G57 GPU.

The Snapdragon 888 will be available in South Korea and in the US but Indian buyers will have to contend with the Exynos variant. We are not absolutely sure about the Exynos 2100 performance at the moment in comparison to the A14 or the SD 888 but will update this article as some of the benchmarks and reports are received.

The handset operates on Samsung One UI 3.1 based on the latest Android 11.

And another highlight of the phone is its cameras. The Samsung S20 series had not the best cameras we have seen in the S-series galaxy phones in the past.

There were auto-focus issues and the white balance and dynamic range were not the best.

There Triple camera setup at the back that includes a 64MP telephoto camera, 12MP wide-angle camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera that provides proper detailing, perfect portrait, super steady video support, and up to 8K shooting video support.

The cameras offer up to 30X Space Zoom and also has OIS support for shooting steady videos.

Additionally, it has a 10MP selfie camera inside a tiny punch hole on the front side.

The Galaxy S21 has a 6.2 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x display with FHD+ (2400*1080) px resolution along with an adaptive 120Hz refresh (48-120 Hz) rate for a super-smooth touch experience. It comes with an IP68 coating so, it is safe from the splash of water.

It comes with two storage variants:

  • 8 GB RAM and 128GB storage.
  • 8 GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Further expandable storage support is not present.

For security and unlocking, the phone comes with an In-display fingerprint and face recognition support.

Lastly, the Galaxy S21 has a standard 4000mAH battery capacity along with a 25 Watts fast charging, fast wireless charging, and also support reverse charging.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is the second phone of the S21 series. The price of the Galaxy S21 Plus is disclosed at the event and it is $999 (Rs 81,990).

Samsung S21 Plus

Note - The specs of Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 are very identical to each other in terms of processor, camera, O.S, RAM, storage, sensors et Cetra. So, here we only discuss the different features of the Galaxy S21 Plus.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus comes with a 6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O display along with FHD+ (2400*1080) px resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

For long usage, the S21 Plus comes with a 4200mAH battery capacity, fast charging, reverse charging, and wireless charging support.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the last and the most advanced phone of the S21 series. The price of this phone is also Ultra compared to the above phone, which is $1,199 (Rs. 105,990).

Samsung S21 ultra

The S21 Ultra is also power by Samsung Exynos 2100 octa-core processor fabricated on a 5nm chipset along with a Mali-G57 GPU.

The handset operates on Samsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11.

It comes with the beautiful Quad camera placement at the rear including 108MP telephoto cameras, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 10MP telephoto lens with 10x optical zoom, and another 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom along with a laser AF sensor. this is sure that with this camera setup the detailing of the photo comes incredible.

Additionally, it has an ultra-clear 40MP selfie camera at the front.

It comes with two RAM variants and three storage variants.

  • 12GB RAM and 128GB storage support.
  • 12GB RAM and 256GB storage support.
  • 16GB RAM and 512GB storage support.

Not have an expandable storage facility.

The S21 ultra has an under-display fingerprint scanner and face recognition support.

Also, the S21 Ultra comes with the S-Pen support but you will have to buy the S-Pen separately if you want to use it.

Lastly, The phone comes with a massive 5000mAH battery capacity, fast charging, reverse charging, and wireless charging support.

If you are facing any trouble or getting confused regarding the specs of the phone while reading. Don't worry, The table made below made it easy for you to compare the specs of these three and help you to choose your best choice.

Comparison Samsung S21 vs S21 Plus vs S21 Ultra

Specs ComparisonSamsung Galaxy S21 5GSamsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5GSamsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
DesignGlass front and Plastic BackGlass back with a matte finishGlass front and glass back with a matte finish
Display6.2 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O display with 120Hz refresh rate 6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O display with 120Hz refresh rate6.8 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O display with 120Hz refresh rate
Pixels resolutionFHD+ (2400*1080) pixels, (48-120 Hz) Refresh RateFHD+ (2400*1080) pixels, (48-120 Hz) Refresh RateQHD+ (1440 x 3200) pixels, (10-120 Hz) Refresh Rate
IP68 ProtectionYesYesYes
ProcessorExynos 2100(5nm)Exynos 2100(5nm)Exynos 2100(5nm)
GPUMali-G78Mali-G78Mali-G78
RAM8GB8GB12/16 GB
Storage128/256GB storage128/256GB storage128/256/512 GB storage
Expandable StorageNoNoNo
OSAndroid 11 based on custom Samsung One UI 3.1Android 11 based on custom Samsung One UI 3.1Android 11 based on custom Samsung One UI 3.1
Rear CameraTriple (64MP + 12MP + 12MP) cameraTriple (64MP + 12MP + 12MP) cameraQuad (108MP + 12MP + 10MP + 10MP)camera with Laser AF sensor
8K VideosYesYesYes
Front Camera10 MP selfie camera10 MP selfie camera40MP selfie camera
Battery Capacity4000mAH4800mAH5000mAH
Fast Charging Support25 Watts Wired / 15 Watts Wireless25 Watts Wired / 15 Watts Wireless25 Watts Wired / 15 Watts Wireless
PortUSB Type -CUSB Type -CUSB Type -C
Face UnlockYesYesYes
Fingerprint ScannerYes(In-display)Yes(In-display)Yes(In-display)
Thickness7.9mm7.8mm8.9mm
Weight171 gram202 gram229 gram
Starting PriceRs. 69,999Rs. 81,999Rs. 105,999
Launch Date14 January 202114 January 202114 January 2021

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Kanuj Sharma

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