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Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus vs. iPhone 15 Plus: Which should you buy?

An official product render of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus front and back

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus vs. iPhone 15 Plus: Design and screen

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The Galaxy S24 Plus

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There isn’t much to talk about on the design side of things with either device. Both phones share the same design as their predecessors, and don’t necessarily stand out — in fact, they look very similar. The Galaxy S24+ has boxy sides and a glass back that’s protected by Gorilla Glass Victus 2, and the aluminum mid-frame provides good structural rigidity.

The camera housing at the back is similar to last year, with each camera ensconced within individual rings. The result is a clean design that looks modern, and coming in at 196g, the S24+ isn’t too heavy or unwieldy to hold and use. The iPhone 15 Plus is also unchanged in this area, offering the same camera housing as last year with the two cameras arranged diagonally.

iPhone 14 Pro Max on dock

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The iPhone 15 Plus also has an aluminum mid-frame, with both of these devices missing out on titanium. That said, you get IP68 ingress protection on both phones, and they have the best glass protection currently available. The iPhone 15 Plus is a smidgen taller and heavier than the S24+, but it is comfortable to use.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus

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Coming to the screen, the Galaxy S24+ has a distinct edge thanks to higher 2600-nit brightness in HDR content and 120Hz refresh. The iPhone 15 Plus goes up to 2000 nits in HDR content and is limited to 60Hz, being the only device in this category to not offer 120Hz. That’s a huge limitation, and you can easily make out a difference between a 60Hz panel and 120Hz — the tech should have been standard across the iPhone 15 series.

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