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$271Out of stock
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is a priority, the Galaxy S21+ offers a higher-resolution main camera and additional features like 8K video recording. For those who prefer a user-friendly interface and ecosystem integration, the iPhone 11 with iOS may be more appealing. The S21+ has a larger and sharper OLED screen with a higher refresh rate, which is better for viewing content and smooth scrolling. However, the iPhone 11 is known for its performance and longevity, thanks to the efficient A13 chip. The S21+ has a bigger battery, potentially providing longer battery life, and supports faster charging, both wired and wireless. Lastly, if storage is a concern, the base model of the S21+ has double the storage capacity of the iPhone 11. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

6.6
iPhone 11
Galaxy S21+
7.2
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ has good overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone 11 has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

6.2
iPhone 11
Galaxy S21+
7.0
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ takes good photos, while the Apple iPhone 11 takes only fair photos.

Battery

7.1 Hours
iPhone 11
Galaxy S21+
8.0 Hours
The Apple iPhone 11 has 7.1 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S21+ has 8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 11 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ is 6.7 inches.

Cost

$271
iPhone 11
Galaxy S21+
$258
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The Apple iPhone 11 has a price of $271 and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ costs $258.
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How the Apple iPhone 11 and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 11Samsung Galaxy S21+
Apple iPhone 11Samsung Galaxy S21+

GENERAL

Price
$271
$258
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 20, 2019January 29, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.7"
Resolution
1792 x 8282400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
326394
Display Type
LCDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A13SD888
Internal Storage
64 gb128 gb
RAM
4 gb8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
6.7/107.2/10
Photos Score
6.2/107/10
Videos Score
6.8/106.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.1 hours8 hours
Battery Capacity
3110 mah4800 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
7.5 w15 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.94" x 2.98"6.36" x 2.98"
Weight
6.84 oz7.05 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
N/A(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Black, White, Green, Purple, Red, YellowPhantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gold, Phantom Red
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraSamsung Galaxy S21+
Better BatterySamsung Galaxy S21+
Better ScreenSamsung Galaxy S21+

Shopping

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Apple iPhone 11

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Tom's Guide

Mark Spoonauer | September 2021
"The iPhone 11 delivers superb cameras, fast performance and excellent battery life, making it the iPhone to buy for many people. The cameras are very good, thanks to an ultra-wide lens and a Night mode for better low-light performance. This device also has IP68-rated water resistance, which means that it can withstand 2 meters of water for 30 minutes, and is one of the best waterproof phones out there."

Samsung Galaxy S21+

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Jordan Palmer | May 2022
"All told, Samsung nailed it with the Galaxy S21 Plus. It has most of the strengths of the smaller S21 in a bigger package. It’s got a lot going for it. If you’re coming from an older device, like the Galaxy S10 series, this is a solid upgrade."

About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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