Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

4.7 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

1334 x 750 pixels, 326 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

65.71 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

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

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, 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 A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350

Processor:

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 660

RAM:

2GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

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

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

1715 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:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 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:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

5 MP (HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.04 oz (143.0 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; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

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

Cellular

5G:

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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)
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+)
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-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

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:

Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, 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:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 09, 2015
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2946A link
A3LSMG991U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.45 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

0.38 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 849
$ 800

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 09, 2015
Jan 14, 2021

Scheduled release:

Jan 29, 2021
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