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Galaxy S21 5G vs Galaxy S23 Plus

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Samsung released the Galaxy S21 in January 2021 and released the Galaxy S23+ in February 2023. The Galaxy S23+ has several key advantages compared to the Galaxy S21. For example, the Galaxy S23+ features a 4700 mAh battery, up to 512GB of storage, and a 6.6-inch display. In comparison, the Galaxy S21 features a 4000 mAh battery, up to 256GB of storage, and a 6.2-inch display.

Price Comparison

Galaxy S21 5G vs Galaxy S23 Plus Pricing

Galaxy S21 5G prices start at $153, which is cheaper than the Galaxy S23 Plus low price of $428.

Specs Comparison

The key specs for the Galaxy S21 include a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X FHD+ display, a Snapdragon 888 processor, Adreno 660 GPU, up to 256GB of storage, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 4000 mAh battery.

The key specs for the Galaxy S23+ include a 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X FHD+ display, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, Adreno 740 GPU, up to 512GB of storage, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and a 4700 mAh battery.

The shared specs include 5G cellular connectivity, 8GB of RAM, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, stereo speakers, NFC, USB-C, and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.

Size

Size Galaxy S21 5G Galaxy S23 Plus
Width 71 mm 2.8 inches
Height 152 mm 6.0 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 170 g 6.0 ounces

Measurements for the Galaxy S21 are as follows: 5.97” (H) x 2.80” (W) x 0.31” (D), with a weight of 6.0 ounces, and a 6.2” display size. The Galaxy S23+ measures 6.21” (H) x 3.0” (W) x 0.30” (D), weighs 6.9 ounces and features a 6.6” display size.

Camera

Camera Galaxy S21 5G Galaxy S23 Plus
Primary 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024

The Galaxy S21 features a rear camera system that includes a 64MP wide-angle, 12MP telephoto, and 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera. On the front, the Galaxy S21 has a 10MP wide-angle selfie camera.

The Galaxy S23+ features a rear camera system that includes a 50MP wide-angle, 10MP telephoto, and 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera. On the front, the Galaxy S23+ has a 12MP wide-angle selfie camera.

Screen

Display Galaxy S21 5G Galaxy S23 Plus
Resolution 1080x2400
Screen Size 158 mm 6.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 424 ppi ppi

The Galaxy S21 features a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 at 421 pixels per inch, and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The Galaxy S21 display is also HDR10+ certified and supports refresh rates up to 120Hz.

The Galaxy S23+ display is larger but has several things in common with the Galaxy S21 display. The Galaxy S23+ display is also HDR10+ certified and can support refresh rates up to 120Hz. Otherwise, the Galaxy S23+ features a 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 at 393 pixels per inch and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Battery

Battery Galaxy S21 5G Galaxy S23 Plus
Capacity 4000 mAh mAh
Longevity 15 hours hours
USB USB-C

The Galaxy S21 is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery and the Galaxy S23+ is equipped with a 4700 mAh battery. Charging speeds for the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S23+ are as follows: 25W fast wired charging, 15W standard wired charging, 15W Qi wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging (Wireless Powershare).

Processing

Processor Galaxy S21 5G Galaxy S23 Plus
CPU Samsung Exynos 2100 5G S5E9840

Color Choices

Galaxy S21 5G

Available in 4 colors:

  • White
  • Gray
  • Pink
  • Violet

Which Galaxy S21 5G color should you buy?

Galaxy S23 Plus

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Cream
  • Graphite
  • Green
  • Lavender
  • Lime Green

Which color Galaxy S23 Plus is the most popular?

Galaxy S21 5G vs Galaxy S23 Plus Colors

The Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S23 Plus have completely different color choices. The Galaxy S21 5G offers four color choices: Violet, White, Pink, and Gray. The Galaxy S23 Plus sports six different color choices: Black, Cream, Lavender, Graphite, Green, and Lime Green.
Swappasaurus

The Galaxy S21 is available in the following colors: Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Pink, and Phantom Violet. And to compare, the Galaxy S23+ is available in the following colors: Lavender, Cream, Phantom Black, Green, Lime, and Graphite.

Storage Options

Galaxy S21 5G

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which Galaxy S21 5G storage should I buy?

Galaxy S23 Plus

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage Galaxy S23 Plus is the most popular?

Galaxy S21 5G vs Galaxy S23 Plus Storage

The Galaxy S23 Plus introduces one new storage option not found on the Galaxy S21 5G: 512GB. Both the Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S23 Plus share one storage option: 256GB. However, the Galaxy S23 Plus does not have options for 128GB, as seen on the Galaxy S21 5G.
Swappasaurus

The Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S23+ are available with 256GB of storage. The Galaxy S21 is also available with 128GB of storage, and the Galaxy S23+ is also available with 512GB of storage.

Reviews

Galaxy S21 5G

23 reviews 5.0 stars

Galaxy S23 Plus

No reviews at this time

Galaxy S21 5G vs Galaxy S23 Plus Reviews

The Galaxy S21 5G is rated by users at 5.0 of 5.0 stars. Review data for Galaxy S23 Plus is not available at this time.

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