- 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X vs 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display
- 5,000mAh vs 4,900mAh battery
- Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 3/Exynos 2400 versions (depending on region)
- 256gb vs 128GB base storage
- Quad vs triple-camera setup
- S Pen stylus
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Design and Size
Titanium is in
Bright future ahead of us
In terms of screens, the Galaxy S24 Plus is bridging the gap to the Galaxy S24 Ultra. While the latter will still come with a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, the Plus is actually getting a 6.7-inch screen, 0.1 inches larger than the Galaxy S23 Plus.
Resolution is another area in which the Galaxy S24 Plus might score an improvement. Unlike the FHD+ display on the Galaxy S23 Plus, its successor is rumored to get a WQHD display, which will put it into the Galaxy S24 Ultra territory as far as sharpness goes.
The big improvement this year could be the much brighter 2,500-nit display that has been rumored for the Galaxy S24 Ultra, which will be a serious improvement over the 1,750-nit displays that Samsung had used in the past two generations. It’s unclear if the same display will arrive to the Galaxy S24 Plus as well.
While the Galaxy S24 Ultra will likely retain the 1-120Hz refresh rate of its predecessors, we hope that the Galaxy S24 Plus will finally score a LTPO display capable of ranging between 1-120Hz. Previously, Galaxy Plus phones could only go down to 48Hz.
Performance and Software
Who invited Exynos to the party?
If we are to believe the rumor mill, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will be exclusively featuring a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip worldwide. At the same time, the Galaxy S24 Plus will use the Qualcomm chip in the US, but rely on Samsung’s own Exynos 2400 silicon in all other regions around the globe.
Some 12GB of RAM might be the new default on both the Galaxy S24 Ultra and the Galaxy S24 Plus. It’s unclear if base storage will be 256GB on both devices: there’s the possibility that the Galaxy S24 Plus might come with 128GB of native storage.
The big change with the Galaxy S24 Ultra will reportedly be the unfortunate axing of the ultra-long 10X periscope. As per numerous reports, it will be substituted for a 48MP or 50MP 5X telephoto lens, which will closely match the recent iPhone 15 Pro Max in terms of overall throw. Still, rumors point out that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will retain the maximum 100X Space Zoom that the Galaxy S23 Ultra and its predecessors achieved.
At the same time, the Galaxy S24 Plus isn’t expected to score any major hardware changes in its triple-camera setup. You can hold your breath for a 50MP main camera, aided by a 10MP telephoto one delivering 3X optical zoom, and finally, a 12MP ultra-wide camera.
Audio Quality and Haptics
With the Galaxy S23 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Plus, we got slight improvements in audio. The Galaxy S23 Ultra, naturally, delivered slightly punchier and louder sound. We don’t expect to change drastically with the Galaxy S24 generation.
The same applies to haptic feedback, which is already extremely decent on the Galaxy flagship series.
Battery Life and Charging
Galaxy S24 Plus retakes more ground
As far as battery life is concerned, it’s naturally too early to have any realistic expectations, but we might see the Galaxy S24 Plus creep dangerously close to the Galaxy S24 Ultra and even easily outlast it. After all, the Galaxy S24 Plus will have a slightly smaller display with lower resolution, so it wouldn’t be outlandish to expect the phone to really stretch the 4,900mAh. In the case of the Galaxy S24 Ultra, we will have more power-hungry components, helmed by the brighter OLED display.
Charging-wise, we don’t expect any drastic speed improvements, so it would be safe to assume that 45W wired charging to be the default on both phones. Wireless charging and reverse wireless charging will be available.
If you’ve expected that the Galaxy S24 Ultra and the Galaxy S24 Plus would introduce tons of changes to the Galaxy flagship formula, then you should probably re-evaluate your expectations.
Just like most of its rivals, Samsung is aiming to introduce incremental updates that will gradually evolve its flagships rather than try reinventing the wheel with the Galaxy S24 series.
As far as the Galaxy S24 Ultra and Galaxy S24 Plus are concerned, the gap between the top-tier and middle-tier devices is getting smaller and smaller with each year. One will have all the features, including the useful S Pen and the extra camera, while the other will surely be more affordable and easier to slip in a pocket, but aside from that, both should deliver the exemplar Galaxy experience.