The 5G Plus version of the S21 features the same triple-lens camera and appealing looks as the standard model. But adds a larger 6.4-inch screen and larger battery.
What does the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus have to offer?
When it comes to price and specs, the Plus edition of the S21 sits somewhere between the standard model and the top-of-the-range Ultra version.
Key features include a vast 6.7-inch screen and a triple camera that combines a standard 12-megapixel lens with ultrawide 12-megapixel lens and a 64-megapixel telephoto lens.
It’s also got 5G connectivity, a powerful processor and a large 4,800mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging.
Design and processor
On looks alone, the S21 Plus could pass for its predecessor. It’s got the same edge-to-edge infinity display, a punch-hole camera at the top of the screen and a vertical camera block with three lenses on the back. Its hardware, however, has improved.
All handsets in the S21 series have the more powerful Exynos 2100 processor. Superfast 5G means you can browse, stream, and play at speed.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus has the same 6.7-inch display as the S20 Plus. Interestingly however, Samsung has reduced the maximum resolution on the S21 Plus which is now restricted to Full HD+ rather than QHD. The display will now support adaptive refresh rates however, meaning a sleeker experience all round.
The S21 Plus’s camera specs are exactly the same as last year’s S20 Plus. It has a triple-camera setup with a 12-megapixel wide lens, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 64-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and 30x Space Zoom. Image quality should be improved however, with the new Exynos 2100 chipset’s ISP and enhanced AI capabilities.
When it comes to the 8K video, Samsung’s new Director’s View mode means you can capture video from multiple cameras at the same time. This means you can use the front and back cameras to catch reactions, as well as your main video.
Samsung has increased the battery capacity of the S21 Plus to 4,800mAh from 4,500mAh on the S20 Plus. Combined with the more power-efficient processor, this should mean the battery should last for 24 hours and more.
You don't get a charger in the box, but you do get a range of charging options, including wired, wireless and reverse wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus contract options
Certain you want the 21 Plus but not sure which contract to suit you? To help you decide, we’ve picked out what we consider the most noteworthy contracts below…
Unlimited data Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus deals
Pick up the S21 Plus with unlimited data and you’ll really be able to make the most of its 5G capabilities.
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Cheap Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus deals
The S21 Plus is a premium phone with a premium price. So it’s important you get the most for your money.
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Alternatives to Samsung’s Galaxy S21
- Samsung Galaxy S21
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone SE 2020
If the S21 Plus waterproof?
It’s water resistant with an IP68 rating, meaning it will survive up to half an hour in up to 1.5 metres of water.
Does S21 Plus have wireless charging?
Yes, there are various wireless charging options for the S21 Plus. You don’t get a charger included in the box but can purchase one separately.
What are the best S21 Plus deals?
Use our comparison tool to find the best deals on the S21 Plus. Whether you’re looking for unlimited data, or a shorter contract length, we’ll show you the best deals around.
Can I upgrade to the S21 Plus handset?
There are a few options if you want to upgrade to the S21 Plus. If you are beyond your minimum term on a pay monthly contract, you should be able to upgrade whenever you’re ready. This is also the case if you’re on a flexible contract like O2 Refresh or Tesco Mobile’s Anytime Upgrade.
What handset colours are available?
The S21 Plus is available in Phantom Violet, Phantom Black, Phantom Silver and Phantom Pink. All models have a glass back with a matte finish. Other colours can be found exclusively on Samsung.com.
How long is the S21 Plus battery life?
The Galaxy S21 Plus’s Intelligent battery should last for 24 hours and more, even on 5G.
How good is the S21 Plus camera?
With four cameras in total and improvements in software, you should be able to capture some pretty good footage with the S21 Plus.
The triple rear camera is made up of a 12-megapixel main sensor, 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 64-megapixel telephoto sensor.
Galaxy S21 Plus 5G specs
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||75.6mm x 7.8mm x 161.5mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|Display Size||6.7 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||394 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||Octa Core Cores|
|Internal Storage||128, 256|
|Primary Camera||64 MP|
|2nd Camera||10 MP|