Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

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Upgrading from the Galaxy S8 Plus to the Galaxy S21 Ultra means you would be skipping a few generations, and also going to the higher-end model in the S21 family. The most noticeable difference would be the larger display, which goes from 6.2-inches on the S8 Plus to 6.8-inches on the S21 Ultra. The display is also higher quality with a resolution of 3200 x 1440, a PPI of 515, and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Internal specs on the S8 Plus topped out at 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage space, and a 3500 mAh battery. The S21 Ultra offers up to 12GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal storage, and has a 5000 mAh battery that supports 25W fast wired charging 15W fast wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.

Price Comparison

Galaxy S8 Plus

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Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

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Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Pricing

Galaxy S8 Plus prices start at $94, which is cheaper than the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G low price of $524.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Width 73 mm 2.9 inches 76 mm 3.0 inches
Height 160 mm 6.3 inches 165 mm 6.5 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 9 mm 0.4 inches
Weight 173 g 6.1 ounces 227 g 8.0 ounces

Camera

Camera Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Primary 12.2 MP 108.0 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 12000x9000

Screen

Display Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Resolution 1440x2880 1440x3200
Screen Size 158 mm 6.2 in 173 mm 6.8 in
Pixels Per Inch 519 ppi 516 ppi

Battery

Battery Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Capacity 3500 mAh 5000 mAh
Longevity hours 18 hours
USB USB-C USB-C

Processing

Processor Galaxy S8 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra 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 Ultra 5G

Available in 5 colors:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Navy Blue
  • Silver
  • Titanium

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

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Colors

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

Storage Options

Galaxy S8 Plus

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Galaxy S8 Plus storage should I buy?

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

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

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Storage

The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G introduces two new storage options not found on the Galaxy S8 Plus: 256GB and 512GB. Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G share one storage option: 128GB. However, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 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 Ultra 5G

48 reviews 4.9 stars

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Reviews

The Galaxy S8 Plus scores higher with users earning 5.0 of 5.0 stars compared to the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G with 4.9 stars.

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