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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prefer a larger screen and a longer battery life, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ could be a better fit for you, as it also offers a high refresh rate display, which makes for smoother scrolling and better gaming visuals. However, if you prioritize higher-quality camera performance for both photos and videos, the Apple iPhone 14 may be worth the extra cost. Additionally, the iPhone 14 has a newer chip which may provide better performance. The Galaxy S21+ uses Android, while the iPhone 14 uses iOS, so consider which operating system you prefer. Remember, the Galaxy S21+ is more affordable, which could be influential if budget is a significant factor for you. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 14
  • Very good performance
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S21+
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
iPhone 14
Galaxy S21+
7.2
The Apple iPhone 14 has very good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy S21+ has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.9
iPhone 14
Galaxy S21+
7.0
The Apple iPhone 14 and Samsung Galaxy S21+ both have good photos, though the Apple iPhone 14 takes somewhat better photos.

Video Quality

8.8
iPhone 14
Galaxy S21+
6.6
The Apple iPhone 14 takes very good videos, while the Samsung Galaxy S21+ takes only fair videos.

Battery

7.3 Hours
iPhone 14
Galaxy S21+
8.0 Hours
The Apple iPhone 14 has 7.3 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S21+ has 8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 14 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ is 6.7 inches.

Cost

$729
iPhone 14
Galaxy S21+
$340
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The Apple iPhone 14 has a price of $729 and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ costs $340.
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How the Apple iPhone 14 and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 14Samsung Galaxy S21+
Apple iPhone 14Samsung Galaxy S21+

GENERAL

Price
$729
$340
Brand
AppleSamsung
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 16, 2022January 29, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.7"
Resolution
2532 x 11702400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
460394
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15SD888
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8.1/107.2/10
Photos Score
7.9/107/10
Videos Score
8.8/106.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
3279 mAh4800 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"6.36" x 2.98"
Weight
6.07 oz7.05 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79 (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
Blue, Purple, Yellow, Midnight, Starlight, RedPhantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gold, Phantom Red
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoNo

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Apple iPhone 14

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | October 2022
"The iPhone 14 is a capable smartphone with a seriously snappy CPU, lovely screen, and good cameras. The iPhone 14’s camera array is better than the iPhone 13’s, and will make most mobile photogs very happy. It also lasts more than a day on a single charge. This isn’t the fastest or most feature-rich iPhone, but it’s light, fast, and attractive."

Samsung Galaxy S21+

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Tom's Guide

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."

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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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