Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy A21 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

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Display

Size:

6.7 inches
6.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution:

2778 x 1284 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 458 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 401 PPI

Technology:

OLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

87.45 %
79.20 %
67.58 %

Peak brightness:

1200 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A14 Bionic
Mediatek Helio P35
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor:

Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU:

Yes
PowerVR GE8320
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM:

6GB LPDDR5
3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB (NVMe), not expandable
32GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 19.8 GB
256GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (14.x)
Android (10), Samsung One UI
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)

Battery

Capacity:

3687 mAh
4000 mAh
2900 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Quad camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
16 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Pixel size: 1.7 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.5x; Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 65 mm
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide)
2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

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

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

12 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF), EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)
13 MP
7 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (160.84 x 78.09 x 7.39 mm)
6.61 x 3.02 x 0.32 inches (167.8 x 76.7 x 8.1 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)

Weight:

8.03 oz (228.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
6.63 oz (188.0 g)

Materials:

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

Materials & Colors:

Pacific blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite

Resistance:

Water, Splash, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black
Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Rose gold, Jet black

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

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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 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), 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)

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+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
4.2

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

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging
Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 17, 2020
Sep 07, 2016

FCC ID value:

ZCASMA215U link
BCG-E3087A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.42 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Body:

1.27 W/kg
1.10 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.27 W/kg
1.52 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.27 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1100
$ 250
$ 969

In The Box:

USB‑C to Lightning Cable, Documentation
This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A21 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 13, 2020
Apr 08, 2020
Sep 07, 2016
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