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Let's take a look at the middle child of the latest Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup: the Galaxy S24+. At first glance, it might not look much different from the base model, but once you start using and getting into the nitty-gritty aspects of the phone, that's when you can start to tell the difference.
Compared to its predecessor, it is one of the best upgrades Samsung has made to the Galaxy S series. From the display to the processor, the Galaxy S24+ has plenty of exploration potential if you're thinking about getting a smartphone upgrade.
Samsung Galaxy S24+ Specifications
- Processor: Exynos 2200
- Display: 6.7" QHD+, 3120 x 1440 pixels, DynamicAMOLED 2X
- Rear Camera: 50MP OIS (Wide), 10MP OIS (Tele), 12MP (Ultra Wide)
- Front Camera: 12MP AF
- Battery: 4,900 mAh
- Operating System: Android 14, One UI 6.1
- Memory + Storage: 12 GB + 256 / 512 GB
- Weight: 197g
Design & Display
Design-wise, the Galaxy S24+ retains the familiar design silhouette of its predecessor, featuring the standard three-camera layout and comfortably rounded corners. However, as opposed to last year's curved edges, the transition to flat sides marks a subtle evolution, contributing to a more robust hand feel. The matte finish also adds a layer of sophistication and improves grip, making the device a pleasure to hold.
Additionally, this is the year when Samsung took a significant step forward in eco-conscious manufacturing with the S24+ by incorporating recycled materials into the phone's construction – The use of recycled steel and Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) reflects Samsung's commitment to reducing its environmental footprint without compromising on quality or durability.
One difference compared to last year’s Galaxy S23+ is the display. The display is where the S24+ truly shines, boasting an upgraded QHD screen that leaps beyond the previous model's FHD offering.
This enhancement in pixel resolution transforms the viewing experience, delivering unparalleled clarity, vivid colours, and exceptional brightness, peaking at 2600 nits for optimal outdoor visibility. The slimmer bezels and 6.7-inch display work together to create an immersive viewing experience, further enriched by the crisp QHD+ resolution shared with the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
Performance & Battery
At the centre of the Galaxy S24+ is the Exynos 2200 chipset. Just like the base model, this allows the phone to handle more complex tasks, such as the newly integrated Galaxy AI. The efficiency and speed at which the S24+ handles different AI tasks showcase the device's excellent processing capabilities.
The phone also had a significant memory boost, moving from 8GB to 12GB, allowing for smoother multitasking and enhanced overall performance.
On the other hand, while performance on games such as Genshin Impact may not reach the heights of the Galaxy S24 Ultra variant, the S24+ still delivers a satisfying experience, with decent graphics and minimal lag on the game’s medium settings.
This balance makes the Galaxy S24+ an appealing option for users seeking a high-performance device for daily usage without the need for ultra-high gaming specifications.
Battery life also saw a slight improvement over its predecessor and was able to last just over a day on extensive usage and a single full charge. If you were someone with minimal usage, you could definitely use this phone for two days at the very least.
The camera setup on the S24+ remains consistent with the previous model, ensuring the continuation of Samsung's high photographic standards. As with older Galaxy S Plus models, the selfie camera still impressed us with its detailed capture. If you really like those front cam shots, then this phone offers you a superior self-portrait experience.
So what’s new if the camera specs remained the same? Well, it’s probably the integration of Galaxy AI into the camera system.
In all honesty, Galaxy AI's Generative Edit feature is a real game-changer. It revolutionises photo editing, making professional-grade adjustments accessible to casual users like you and me. From eliminating unwanted reflections to subtle enhancements, the AI ensures that every shot is frame-worthy, highlighting the Galaxy S24+'s prowess in combining hardware excellence with smart software solutions.