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Apple iPhone 12 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

6.1 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2532 x 1170 pixels, 457 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI

Technology:

OLED
LTPS

Screen-to-body:

87.24 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

60Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A14 Bionic
Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SM8350

Processor:

Hexa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Yes
Yes

RAM:

12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB (NVMe), not expandable
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

2815 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging
Fast charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 60.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Sapphire crystal lens cover)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Video recording:

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

Features:

OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front:

12 MP (EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)
10 MP (Under-screen)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 inches (146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.78 oz (164.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock
Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
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
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), 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)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

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

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.1

Wi-Fi:

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, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port, OTG

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Buyers information

Price:

$ 829

In The Box:

USB-C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 13, 2020

Expected Announcement:

Jan 14, 2021
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