Apple iPhone 5s vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

4.0 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

60.82 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)
1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350

Processor:

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

PowerVR G6430
Adreno 660

RAM:

1GB LPDDR3
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

1570 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
HDR, EIS

Front:

1.2 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

3.95 oz (112.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Space gray
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+)
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 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), 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

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 20, 2013

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2642A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg

Body:

1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.20 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 800

In The Box:

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 10, 2013
Jan 14, 2021

Scheduled release:

Jan 29, 2021
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