Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S21 Plus 5G


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Choosing to upgrade from the Galaxy S8 Plus to the Galaxy S21 Plus would keep you on the plus-sized track. But due to the more modern design with slimmer bezels on the S21 Plus, you would actually get a larger (and better quality) display. The display size goes from 6.2-inches on the S8 Plus to 6.7-inches on the S21 Plus. The Galaxy S21 Plus display is FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x and has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and supports a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Other big areas of improvement include the processor and camera. The processor goes from a Snapdragon 835 on the S8 Plus to a Snapdragon 888 on the S21 Plus, and the rear-camera setup goes from a single 12MP camera on the S8 Plus to a triple camera array with a 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, and 64MP telephoto on the S21 Plus.

Storage Options

Galaxy S8 Plus Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has 2 storage options:

  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB

Which Galaxy S8 Plus storage should I buy?

Galaxy S21 Plus 5G Storage

The Galaxy S21 Plus 5G has 2 storage options:

  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB

Which storage Galaxy S21 Plus 5G is the most popular?

The Galaxy S8 Plus offers one storage size not found on the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G: 64 GB. The Galaxy S21 Plus 5G sports one storage size not available for the Galaxy S8 Plus: 256 GB. Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S21 Plus 5G share one storage option: 128 GB.

Color Choices

Galaxy S8 Plus Colors

The Galaxy S8 Plus is available in 6 colors:

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

Which Galaxy S8 Plus color should you buy?

Galaxy S21 Plus 5G Colors

The Galaxy S21 Plus 5G is available in 5 colors:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Violet

Which color Galaxy S21 Plus 5G is the most popular?

The Galaxy S8 Plus boasts three colors not found in the Galaxy S21 Plus 5G color palette: Blue, Gray and Pink. The Galaxy S21 Plus 5G sports two colors not available for the Galaxy S8 Plus: Violet and Red. Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S21 Plus 5G share three colors: Black, Silver and Gold.

More Specs

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specs

Physical
Size (L x W x D) 2.89in x 6.28in x 0.32in
Weight 173 grams
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors | 529 ppi | Gorilla Glass 5
Processor
Description Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
Memory
Description 4 Gb
Camera(s)
Main Camera Dual 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Selfie Camera 8 MP, f/1.7, dual video call, Auto HDR
Battery
Description 3500 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G Specs

Physical
Display / Screen

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