Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S21 5G

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The Galaxy S8 Plus was originally released in 2017, and with lots of people choosing to upgrade every few years, you may be considering the Galaxy S21. This upgrade path would have you going from a plus-sized model to a regular-sized model, but with the design changes and slimmer bezels, you will be sticking with the same size display. The Galaxy S21 display measures at 6.2-inches with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The Galaxy S21 also supports 5G, whereas the Galaxy S8 Plus topped out with 4G LTE speeds. Other improved features include 8GB of RAM as compared to the 4GB in the S8 Plus and up to 256GB of storage as compared to the 64GB in the S8 Plus. Upgrading to the Galaxy S21 also means getting a 4000 mAh battery with fast wired and fast wireless charging, a 10MP selfie camera, and a triple array on the back with a 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, and 64MP telephoto.

Price Comparison

Galaxy S8 Plus

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How much does Galaxy S8 Plus cost?

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S21 5G Pricing

Galaxy S8 Plus prices start at $94, which is cheaper than the Galaxy S21 5G low price of $278.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S21 5G
Width 73 mm 2.9 inches 71 mm 2.8 inches
Height 160 mm 6.3 inches 152 mm 6.0 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 173 g 6.1 ounces 170 g 6.0 ounces

Camera

Camera Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S21 5G
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

Screen

Display Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S21 5G
Resolution 1440x2880 1080x2400
Screen Size 158 mm 6.2 in 158 mm 6.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 519 ppi 424 ppi

Battery

Battery Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S21 5G
Capacity 3500 mAh 4000 mAh
Longevity hours 15 hours
USB USB-C USB-C

Processing

Processor Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S21 5G
CPU Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895M Samsung Exynos 2100 5G S5E9840

Color Choices

Galaxy S8 Plus

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Pink
  • Silver

Which Galaxy S8 Plus color should you buy?

Galaxy S21 5G

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gray
  • Pink
  • Violet
  • White

Which color Galaxy S21 5G is the most popular?

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S21 5G Colors

The Galaxy S8 Plus introduces two new colors not found in the Galaxy S21 5G color palette: Violet and White. Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S21 5G share two colors: Pink and Gray. However, the Galaxy S8 Plus does away with Black, Blue, Gold, and Silver, previously seen on the Galaxy S21 5G.

Storage Options

Galaxy S8 Plus

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Galaxy S8 Plus storage should I buy?

Galaxy S21 5G

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which storage Galaxy S21 5G is the most popular?

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S21 5G Storage

The Galaxy S21 5G introduces one new storage option not found on the Galaxy S8 Plus: 256GB. Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S21 5G share one storage option: 128GB. However, the Galaxy S21 5G does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the Galaxy S8 Plus.

Reviews

Galaxy S8 Plus

23 reviews 5.0 stars

Galaxy S21 5G

23 reviews 5.0 stars

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S21 5G Reviews

Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S21 5G earn 5.0 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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