Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

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An upgrade from the Galaxy S9 to the Galaxy S21 Ultra means you are skipping a few generations, and also going from the standard model (S9) to the high-end model (S21 Ultra) for their respective release years. The Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch display and is powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 6.8-inch display and is powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor. Other key features of the S21 Ultra include up to 512GB of internal storage, up to 12GB of RAM, and a 5000 mAh battery that supports 15W fast wireless charging, 25W fast wired charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging that allows you to charge other devices using your S21 Ultra. The Galaxy S21 Ultra also offers an impressive rear-camera array that includes a 108MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto, and 10MP periscope zoom. In comparison, the Galaxy S9 features a single 12MP rear camera.

Price Comparison

Galaxy S9

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Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Pricing

Galaxy S9 prices start at $91, which is cheaper than the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G low price of $391.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size Galaxy S9 Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Width 69 mm 2.7 inches 76 mm 3.0 inches
Height 148 mm 5.8 inches 165 mm 6.5 inches
Depth 9 mm 0.3 inches 9 mm 0.4 inches
Weight 163 g 5.8 ounces 227 g 8.0 ounces

Camera

Camera Galaxy S9 Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Primary 12.2 MP 108.0 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 12000x9000

Screen

Display Galaxy S9 Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Resolution 1440x2960 1440x3200
Screen Size 147 mm 5.8 in 173 mm 6.8 in
Pixels Per Inch 568 ppi 516 ppi

Battery

Battery Galaxy S9 Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Capacity 3000 mAh 5000 mAh
Longevity hours 18 hours
USB USB-C USB-C

Processing

Processor Galaxy S9 Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 (Napali) Samsung Exynos 2100 5G S5E9840

Color Choices

Galaxy S9

Available in 5 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Purple

Which Galaxy S9 color should you buy?

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Available in 5 colors:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Navy Blue
  • Silver
  • Titanium

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Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Colors

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

Storage Options

Galaxy S9

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which Galaxy S9 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 vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Storage

The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G introduces one new storage option not found on the Galaxy S9: 512GB. Both the Galaxy S9 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.

Reviews

Galaxy S9

120 reviews 4.8 stars

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

48 reviews 4.9 stars

Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Reviews

Users rate the Galaxy S9 with 4.8 stars, compared to the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G with 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

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