Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Display

Size:

5.5 inches
6.5 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 401 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI
2778 x 1284 pixels, 458 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

67.47 %
87.37 %
87.45 %

Peak brightness:

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

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Samsung Exynos 9611
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Apple 3-core GPU
Mali-G72 MP3
Yes

RAM:

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

256GB, not expandable
128GB, available to use: 105.9 GB
128GB (NVMe), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

2691 mAh
4000 mAh
3687 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
Fast charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

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

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
48 MP (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: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Pixel size: 1.7 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 65 mm

Third camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 40 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

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

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)
6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 inches (158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm)
6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (160.84 x 78.09 x 7.39 mm)

Weight:

7.13 oz (202.0 g)
6.07 oz (172.0 g)
8.03 oz (228.0 g)

Materials:

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

Materials & Colors:

Pacific blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, 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
Prism Crush black, Prism Crush white, Prism Crush pink, Prism Crush blue

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), 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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 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+), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

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
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, OTG
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)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 28, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA515FN link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.89 W/kg

Body:

1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.12 W/kg

Phablet:

2.76 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 949
$ 400
$ 1100

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A51 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
USB‑C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2017
Dec 12, 2019
Oct 13, 2020
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