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.

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 Ultra 5G Storage

The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has 3 storage options:

  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB
  • 512 GB

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

The Galaxy S8 Plus offers one storage size not found on the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G: 64 GB. The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G sports two storage sizes not available for the Galaxy S8 Plus: 256 GB and 512 GB. Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra 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 Ultra 5G Colors

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

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Navy Blue
  • Silver
  • Titanium

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

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

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 Ultra 5G Specs

Physical
Size (L x W x D) 2.98in x 6.5in x 0.35in
Weight 227 grams
Display / Screen
Description Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1500 nits (peak)
Processor
Description Exynos 2100 (5 nm) - International Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) - USA/China
Camera(s)
Main Camera Quad: 108 MP Wide, 10 MP Periscope, 10 MP Telephoto, 12 MP Ultrawide
Selfie Camera Front: 40 MP
Battery
Description 5000 mAh

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