Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Apple iPhone 12 mini

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Display

Size:

4.7 inches
6.2 inches
5.4 inches

Resolution:

1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 326 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 477 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

65.34 %
86.06 %
85.83 %

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)
1300 cd/m2 (nit)
1200 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
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Apple 3-core GPU
Adreno 660
Yes

RAM:

2GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5
4GB

Internal storage:

256GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
64GB (NVMe), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

1821 mAh
4000 mAh
2227 mAh

Type:

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

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
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, 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: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

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) (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)

Features:

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

Front:

7 MP (HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
12 MP (EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)

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)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)
5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 inches (131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm)

Weight:

5.22 oz (148.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)
4.76 oz (135.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint
3D Face unlock

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
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), 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), 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 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

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, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
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
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

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

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
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port

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, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2017
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

BCG-E3174A link
A3LSMG991U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.09 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

1.09 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 849
$ 800
$ 729

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
USB-C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2017
Jan 14, 2021
Oct 13, 2020
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