Galaxy S9 Plus vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

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Upgrading from a Galaxy S9 Plus to a Galaxy S21 Ultra means skipping several generations, and also going from a plus-sized model to an ultra-sized model. Going from the Plus to Ultra means you will be getting a bigger display, which in this case has you going from 6.2-inches on the S9 Plus to 6.8-inches on the S21 Ultra. The S21 Ultra display has a resolution of 3200 x 1440 and supports a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Other areas of improvement include more RAM, more internal storage, a bigger battery, a better camera setup, and 5G connectivity. The Galaxy S21 Ultra offers up to 12GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal storage, a 5000 mAh battery with fast wired charging and fast wireless charging, a 40MP front-facing camera, and a 108MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto, and a 10MP periscope zoom setup on the back.

Price Comparison

Galaxy S9 Plus

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Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

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Galaxy S9 Plus vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Pricing

Galaxy S9 Plus prices start at $113, which is cheaper than the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G low price of $515.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size Galaxy S9 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Width 74 mm 2.9 inches 76 mm 3.0 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches 165 mm 6.5 inches
Depth 9 mm 0.3 inches 9 mm 0.4 inches
Weight 189 g 6.7 ounces 227 g 8.0 ounces

Camera

Camera Galaxy S9 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Primary 12.1 MP 108.0 MP
Resolution 4016x3008 12000x9000

Screen

Display Galaxy S9 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Resolution 1440x2960 1440x3200
Screen Size 158 mm 6.2 in 173 mm 6.8 in
Pixels Per Inch 531 ppi 516 ppi

Battery

Battery Galaxy S9 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Capacity 3500 mAh 5000 mAh
Longevity hours 18 hours
USB USB-C USB-C

Processing

Processor Galaxy S9 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
CPU Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 Samsung Exynos 2100 5G S5E9840

Color Choices

Galaxy S9 Plus

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Purple
  • Red

Which Galaxy S9 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 S9 Plus vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Colors

The Galaxy S9 Plus introduces four new colors not found in the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G color palette: Brown, Navy Blue, Silver, and Titanium. Both the Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G share one color: Black. However, the Galaxy S9 Plus does away with Blue, Gold, Gray, Purple, and Red, previously seen on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

Storage Options

Galaxy S9 Plus

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which Galaxy S9 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 S9 Plus vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Storage

The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G introduces one new storage option not found on the Galaxy S9 Plus: 512GB. Both the Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G share two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. However, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the Galaxy S9 Plus.

Reviews

Galaxy S9 Plus

85 reviews 4.9 stars

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

48 reviews 4.9 stars

Galaxy S9 Plus vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Reviews

Both the Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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