Samsung's Galaxy S21+ vs. the OnePlus 8T and the iPhone 12 Pro Max

Kris Naudus
·Buyer's Guide Editor
·2 min read

It might only be January with CES just a day behind us, but Samsung is getting new phone season started with the reveal of three new Galaxy devices today. Right in the middle you’ll find the Galaxy S21+, with a 6.7-inch screen and a three-camera array on the back — but how does it compare to other high-end devices already on the market, the OnePlus 8T and Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max? Check out the table below to see how the specs measure up, and be sure to check out our hands-on, as well as our review when it’s posted later on this year.

Galaxy S21+

OnePlus 8T

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Pricing

$1000 / $1050

$749

$1,099 / $1,199 / $1,399

Dimensions

161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm (6.36 x 2.98 x 0.31 inches)

160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm (6.33 x 2.92 x 0.33 inches)

160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm (6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)

Weight

202g (7.13 ounces)

188g (6.63 ounces)

228g (8.03 ounces)

Screen size

6.7 inches (170.18 mm)

6.55 inches (166.37 mm)

6.7 inches (170.18 mm)

Screen resolution

2,400 x 1,080 (394 ppi)

2,400 x 1,080 (402 ppi)

2,778 x 1,284 (458 ppi)

Screen type

Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED

Fluid AMOLED

Super Retina XDR OLED

Battery

4,800 mAh

4,500 mAh

Up to 20 hours video (non-streamed)

Internal storage

128 / 256 GB

128 / 256 GB

128 / 256 / 512 GB

External storage

128 / 256 GB

None

None

Rear camera(s)

Three cameras:
Ultra-wide, 12MP, f/2.2
Wide, 12MP, f/1.8
Telephoto, 64MP, f/2.0

Four cameras:
Main, 48MP, f/1.7
Ultra-wide, 16MP, f/2.2
Macro, 5MP
Monochrome, 2MP

Three cameras:
Ultra-wide, 12MP, f/2.4
Wide, 12MP, f/1.6
Telephoto, 12 MP, f/2.2

Front camera(s)

10MP, f/2.2

16 MP, f/2.4

12MP, f/2.2

Video capture

4K at 60 fps

4K at 60 fps

4K at 60 fps

SoC

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Apple A14 Bionic

CPU

2.8 GHz octa-core

3.1 octa-core

3.1 hexa-core

GPU

Adreno 660

Adreno 650

Apple GPU

RAM

8 GB

8 / 12 GB

6 GB

WiFi

802.11ax

802.11ax

802.11ax

Bluetooth

v5.2

v5.1

v5.0

Operating system

Android 11

Android 11

iOS 14

Other features

IP68 certified, USB-C, Qi wireless charging

USB-C

IP68 certified, Lightning connector, MagSafe and Qi wireless charging