Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S21+ vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

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

Display

Size:

4.7 inches
6.7 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 326 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

65.34 %
88.63 %
85.79 %

Peak brightness:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250

Processor:

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Apple 3-core GPU
Adreno 660
Adreno 650

RAM:

2GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

256GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.1), 103.4

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

1821 mAh
4800 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 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
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)
8 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

7 MP (HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
32 MP (EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
6.35 x 2.98 x 0.31 inches (161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm)
6.29 x 2.93 x 0.33 inches (159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm)

Weight:

5.22 oz (148.0 g)
7.13 oz (202.0 g)
6.70 oz (190.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Phantom silver, Black, Violet
Cloud red, Cloud orange, Cloud lavender, Cloud mint, Cloud navy, Cloud white

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, 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), 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), 66(AWS-3)
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)
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), 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)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), 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
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

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

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
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
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
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
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
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T3
M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2017
Dec 18, 2020
Sep 17, 2020

FCC ID value:

BCG-E3174A link
A3LSMG996U link
A3LSMG781U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.09 W/kg
0.65 W/kg
0.32 W/kg

Body:

1.09 W/kg
0.95 W/kg
0.82 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
1.60 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
1.04 W/kg
1.01 W/kg

Phablet:

3.97 W/kg
3.43 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 849
$ 1000
$ 699

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy S20 FE User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2017
Jan 14, 2021
Sep 23, 2020
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