LG Velvet vs Samsung Galaxy A21

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Display

Size

6.8 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

2460 x 1080 pixels, 20.5:9 ratio,
395 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
270 PPI

Technology

P-OLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

88.89 %
79.20 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB
Mediatek Helio P35

Processor

Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU

Adreno 620
PowerVR GE8320

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB (UFS 2.1), available to use: 95.4 GB
32GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 19.8 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (10)
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

4300 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 9.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear

Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera

48 MP (OIS, PDAF)
16 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 15 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

5 MP (Depth information)
2 MP (Macro)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera

 
2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording

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

Features

EIS
 

Front

16 MP (HDR)
13 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.58 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches (167.2 x 74 x 7.9 mm)
6.61 x 3.02 x 0.32 inches (167.8 x 76.7 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

6.35 oz (180.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
 

Biometrics

In-screen fingerprint
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 

Keys

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

Colors

Aurora white, Aurora green, Aurora gray, Illusion sunset, Aurora silver
Black

Cellular

5G

SA, NSA
 

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

aptX-HD
 

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 30, 2020
Apr 17, 2020

FCC ID value: ZNFG900UM link
FCC ID value: ZCASMA215U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.23 W/kg
0.42 W/kg

Body

1.02 W/kg
1.27 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.27 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.12 W/kg
1.27 W/kg

Phablet

3.85 W/kg
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 600
$ 250

User Manual

This is the official LG Velvet User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
 

In The Box

Quick Charging Block, USB-C cable, SIM Tray Eject Tool, Quick Start Guide, Product Safety and Warranty Information
This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A21 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced

May 07, 2020
Apr 08, 2020
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