Samsung introduced its Galaxy S21 lineup earlier this week - a vanilla Galaxy S21, a plus model that provides largely the same internals in a larger package and the Ultra that has a strong claim for the throne of the ultimate cameraphone. We already compared the three new phones, but now it's time to look at the upgrades they bring over the outgoing Galaxy S20 family.
What changed: The vanilla phone brings a brand new design and a flat screen, which may be an upgrade or a downgrade depending on where you stand. The new chipset should bring substantial performance upgrade, but the display saw its resolution dropped to 1080p. The panel has adaptive refresh rate though, so it should be way more power-efficient.
What changed: The changes between the S20+ and S21+ are largely the same as those on the vanilla phones - you get the new look and color palette, the flat screen and the refreshed internals with the main cameras remaining unchanged. The S21+ drops the ToF sensor, but we doubt it will be dearly missed.
What changed: The Ultra member certainly got the most changes over its predecessor even if it retained the curved QHD+ screen. It's now an adaptive refresh rate panel that goes down to 10Hz when you see static content.
Yet arguably the biggest upgrades are around the back where the single 5x telephoto unit of the S20 Ultra is replaced by a 3x and 10x units, largely increasing flexibility. The ultrawide camera gained autofocus, while the main sensor is a new design that should boost low-light performance further.
Do you know what is the difference between UFS 3.X on S21 and UFS 3.1 on S21 Ultra? I can't find this info anywhere and the guys from gsmarena seem to have an understanding with samsung not to post additional info
Correct the title, should be downgrade details