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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

12.9 inches
6.1 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2532 x 1170 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 457 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
OLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz
60Hz
120Hz (adaptive)

Screen-to-body:

85.43 %
86.93 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)
1200 cd/m2 (nit)
1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple M1
Apple A14 Bionic
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Apple 8-core GPU
Yes
Adreno 660

RAM:

8GB
6GB LPDDR5
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
128GB (NVMe), not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Device type:

Tablet
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iPadOS (14.x)
iOS (15.x, 14.x)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

10758 mAh
2815 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 52 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front:

12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
12 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF), EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 inches (146.7 x 71.6 x 7.4 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

24.06 oz (682.0 g)
6.66 oz (189.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray
Pacific blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite

Resistance:

Water, Splash, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock
3D Face unlock
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

Right: Volume control
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, Video out
Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG991U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.36 W/kg

Body:

1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1000
$ 800

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter
USB‑C to Lightning Cable, Documentation
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 20, 2021
Oct 13, 2020
Jan 14, 2021
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