Launching in January 2021, the exciting new Samsung Galaxy S21 series is comprised of three top-tier handsets, varying in specs and price. Today, we’re going to take a look at the smartphone in the middle of this trio – the Samsung Galaxy S21+, which is brimming with flagship specs, from its 6.7-inch HDR10+ display, to its spectacular triple lens camera system. We’ll break down the top 5 features this handset has to offer in more detail below.
1. Durable Design
The first thing you’ll notice about the S21+ is its stunning design. Built for maximum ergonomic comfort without compromising on style, the smoothly rounded edges of this device make it just as easy to grip as it is on the eye.
Despite its appealing exterior, this phone is also designed for durability, as the front is coated in Gorilla Glass Victus while the contoured body is made from resilient plastic and a sturdy aluminium frame. For convenience, there’s also an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner integrated directly into the display, granting you lightning-fast access to your handset in a single seamless step.
2. 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED Display
Spanning across the face of the S21+ is a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display. You’ll enjoy minimal interruption from bezels, as the screen-to-body ratio comes in at 88.4%, so this HDR10+ display provides a cinematic viewing experience perfect for users who love to catch up on the their favourite shows while commuting. With a refresh rate of 120Hz, this smartphone is also a great choice for gamers, as the display can handle the speedy transitions of even the most advanced smartphone game graphics.
3. Triple Lens Rear Camera System
Samsung is widely known for going above and beyond with its smartphone camera offering, and the camera tech in this device is no exception. On the rear of the S21+, you’ll find three separate lenses mounted in a vertical strip on the left-hand side. This triple camera setup is comprised of one 12MP wide lens, one 64MP telephoto lens and a 12MP ultra wide lens, so from scenic landscape shots to macro closeups, all your photography bases are covered.
There’s an abundance of photography settings designed for specific scenarios on board, like Night Mode for capturing the finer details in low light, and Portrait Mode to keep your subject crisp and clear in the foreground. The 10MP front-facing camera also features a dedicated Portrait Mode, so you can catch your best angle in vivid clarity, every time you take a selfie.
As for videography, this phone is capable of filming (and editing) in cutting-edge 8K – and with OIS and Super Steady Mode to hand, you’ll have smooth, cohesive footage no matter how bumpy the road is. Found a frame you love in your film? Video Snap mode will even allow you to extract 33MP stills from your reel, so you can freeze any specific moment in high quality.
4. 5G Connectivity
All three handsets in the Samsung Galaxy S21 series are 5G-ready, so you’ll be able to make the most of all the advantages the UK’s 5th generation mobile network has to offer with this smartphone too. When you’re in a 5G-supported area, you can experience a considerably faster connection, as well as smooth downloads, seamless streaming and glitch-free video calls. Plus, with its 4,800 mAh battery and high-spec Exynos 2100 processor, you’ll enjoy low-latency and lag-free connectivity without a noticeable increase in power consumption.
5. 4,800 mAh Battery
There’s a lot of tech on board the S21+, and Samsung has incorporated a 4,800 mAh battery, which is more than capable of seeing you right through from tracking your morning workout, to playing your bedtime audiobook.
When the time comes to charge there’ll be no need to plug in overnight, as this device can power up with 25W Super Fast Charging in minutes – or go even faster with Samsung’s speediest USB-C 45W charger, which is sold separately. You can also charge this device wirelessly with any Qi-certified charger, while Wireless Powershare enables you to transfer power from your phone to another Qi-enabled Samsung handset, Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds.