Samsung Galaxy S21+ Price: How Much Do I Need To Spend?Let us first look at the exact variants on sale at this time. There is the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option that costs Rs 81,999 while the 8GB + 256GB option sets you back by Rs 85,999. Between the two, it is pretty much a no-brainer that you should stretch that budget and spend on the latter.
Samsung’s Galaxy S21 line-up strategy, on the face of it, seems very clear. In a band of around Rs 45,000 you have the choice of three very distinct Android phones. The assumption seems to be that a user will have a variety, a distinct portfolio of phones to choose from, according to what they need it for. You want a top-notch Android phone but don’t have an extravagant budget? The Galaxy S21 might be your pick. You want a phone that is a no-holds-barred premium Android smartphone experience? The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is what you would want to splurge on. But as is always the case, there is some complication that the middle child has to deal with. In this case, the Samsung Galaxy S21+, or the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus.
A lot of thought has gone into the overall design of the Galaxy S21+. The curve on the spines is just the right amount, and the phone snuggles nicely in the hand. Yet, the biggest testament to the attention to detail has to be how Samsung has not only kept the camera bump on the back well in check, but also incorporated it into the overall design language and added a new visual dimension out of it. You may notice this eventually, but the Samsung Galaxy S21+ gets a full flat display. It isn’t the curved side display type that the larger sibling has. Yes, there is definitely the line of thought that curved displays are better for edge swipe gestures, but to be honest, that advantage is lost once you plaster a case on the phone anyway.
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ is powered by Samsung’s latest Exynos 2100 processor (at least in the Indian market), whereas the US units are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip. These newest pieces of processing power are the biggest testament to the big performance leap that the Samsung Galaxy S21+ gets over the already very powerful predecessors. In terms of the performance, this is without doubt faster than last year’s Exynos 990, and there is a specific reason for that—it remains cooler for longer. In my opinion and based on what I have experienced, the Exynos 2100 does a significantly better job of staying cool, at least comparatively, which means it is able to hold performance for longer. The other advantage—the battery life also remains robust.
This is a 6.7-inch screen with the 2400 x 1080 resolution, can go all the way up to 120Hz refresh rate and is the Dynamic AMOLED 2X canvas. As we had mentioned before, just like on the back, the display also gets a layer of the Gorilla Glass Victus rugged glass. From the outset, this screen looks impressive. Pretty much from the time you switch on the phone for the first time, this display just delivers on the visual aspect without really faltering at any point. It seems vivid to the point that the accuracy isn’t really compromised, is sharp which makes reading the written word quite comfortable. Yes, this screen doesn’t go all the way up to 3200 x 1440 resolution like its larger sibling, but all said and done, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ does the fine balancing job. It may just be that for most phone users, a higher resolution display may actually remain grossly underutilized.