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Samsung Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S24+ Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra X Samsung Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB) 05Points
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3120

50
MP

12mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

4900
mAh

(Non removable)

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05Points Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB) Compare Samsung Galaxy S24+ Plus X
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3120

200
MP

12mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)

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45 Common items in both devices
3.4GHz 64bit Octa-core (4nm)
12GB LPDDR5X
256GB (226GB available)
UFS 4.0
Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
120Hz
+38 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
ModelGalaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S24 Plus (Snapdragon) SM-S926U1Galaxy S24 Ultra SM-S9280
Country or region availableUSA
USA
ChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/24/2024, Announced: 1/17/20241/24/2024, Announced: 1/17/2024
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)75.9 x 158.5 millimeters (2.99 x 6.24 in)79 x 162.3 millimeters (3.11 x 6.39 in)
Weight196 grams (6.86 ounces)232 grams (8.12 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/back
Back: Gorilla Glass Victus 2
Titanium frame, glass front and back
Back: Gorilla Armor
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

📲 Display

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches6.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3120 pixels (19.5:9)1440x3120 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)513 PPI505 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass Victus 2Gorilla Armor
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display features2600nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
2600nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
System versionAndroid 14Android 14
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User InterfaceOne UI 6.1One UI 6.1

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (SM8650-AC) (4nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (SM8650-AC) (4nm)
CPUOcta-core, 4 processors:
1x 3.4GHz ARM Cortex-X4 (Single-core)
3x 3.15GHz ARM Cortex-A720 (Triple-core)
2x 2.96GHz ARM Cortex-A720 (Dual-core)
2x 2.27GHz ARM Cortex-A520 (Dual-core)
Octa-core, 4 processors:
1x 3.4GHz ARM Cortex-X4 (Single-core)
3x 3.15GHz ARM Cortex-A720 (Triple-core)
2x 2.96GHz ARM Cortex-A720 (Dual-core)
2x 2.27GHz ARM Cortex-A520 (Dual-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 750 (1GHz)Qualcomm Adreno 750 (1GHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 1290969 (v9), 1774820 (v10)
Geekbench: 5987 (v5), 6926 (v6)
AnTuTu: 1452915 (v9), 1822988 (v10)
Geekbench: 7076 (v6)

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR5X12GB LPDDR5X
Internal storage256GB (226GB available)
UFS 4.0
256GB (226GB available)
UFS 4.0
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload5000/1024 Mbps5000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 25, 38, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78)
mmWave (260, 261)
SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 66)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6, mmWaveGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6
Secondary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6, mmWaveGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6

📷 Camera

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
50 megapixels
10MP telephoto f/2.467mm1/3.94"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady
(quad camera)
200 megapixels
50MP periscope telephoto f/3.4111mmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmPDAFSuper-Steady
10MP telephoto f/2.467mm1/3.52"1.12µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution8160x6120 pixels20000x10000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/1.56" inches1/1.56" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras8K@24/30fps
4K@30/60fps
1080p@30/60/240fps
HDR10+
8K@24/30fps
4K@30/60/120fps
1080p@30/60/240fps
HDR10+

📸 Front camera

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)12 megapixels12 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Tuned by AKG
Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.3 + A2DP/LE5.3 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be [wifi7/6E/6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wideband)
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wideband)
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4900 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts45W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
45W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
Inductive / wireless charging15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Jade Green, Sandstone Orange, Sapphire Blue
• Samsung DeX
• Colors: Titanium Black, Gray, Violet, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange
• Samsung DeX
• Stylus pen (Bluetooth)

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy S24 Ultra (SM-S9280 256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.16W/kg (head), 0.84W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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