Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

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Choosing to upgrade from a Galaxy S9 to a Galaxy S21 Plus means going from an early 2018 release to an early 2021 release. This ultimately means you will experience a big performance boost that comes courtesy of the 8-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor that powers the S21 Plus. You will also be going from the standard-sized model to the plus-sized model, which means you will be getting a larger display. In this case, that means going from 5.8-inches to 6.7-inches. The Galaxy S21 Plus display is also Infinity-O which has slimmer bezels around the edges. Other highlights of the Galaxy S21 Plus include 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, and a 4800 mAh battery. You will also be getting a much-improved camera setup. The Galaxy S9 has an 8MP camera on the front and a 12MP camera on the back. The Galaxy S21 Plus features a 10MP camera on the front, and a triple camera array on the back with a 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, and a 64MP telephoto.

Price Comparison

Galaxy S9

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Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

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Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S21 Plus 5G Pricing

Galaxy S9 prices start at $91, which is cheaper than the Galaxy S21 Plus 5G low price of $270.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size Galaxy S9 Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Width 69 mm 2.7 inches 77 mm 3.0 inches
Height 148 mm 5.8 inches 162 mm 6.4 inches
Depth 9 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 163 g 5.8 ounces 200 g 7.1 ounces

Camera

Camera Galaxy S9 Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

Screen

Display Galaxy S9 Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Resolution 1440x2960 1080x2400
Screen Size 147 mm 5.8 in 170 mm 6.7 in
Pixels Per Inch 568 ppi 393 ppi

Battery

Battery Galaxy S9 Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Capacity 3000 mAh 4800 mAh
Longevity hours 15 hours
USB USB-C USB-C

Processing

Processor Galaxy S9 Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 (Napali) Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SM8350 (Lahaina)

Color Choices

Galaxy S9

Available in 5 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Purple

Which Galaxy S9 color should you buy?

Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

Available in 5 colors:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Violet

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

Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S21 Plus 5G Colors

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

Storage Options

Galaxy S9

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which Galaxy S9 storage should I buy?

Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB

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

Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S21 Plus 5G Storage

Both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S21 Plus 5G share two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. However, the Galaxy S21 Plus 5G does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the Galaxy S9.

Reviews

Galaxy S9

120 reviews 4.8 stars

Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

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Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S21 Plus 5G Reviews

The Galaxy S9 is rated by users at 4.8 of 5.0 stars. Review data for Galaxy S21 Plus 5G is not available at this time.

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