OnePlus 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A21

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Display

Size:

6.5 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 402 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

88.65 %
79.20 %

Peak brightness:

1100 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

90Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Mediatek Helio P35

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Adreno 650
PowerVR GE8320

RAM:

8GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
32GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 19.8 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 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:

OnePlus Warp Charge
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 30.0W
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: 25 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:

16 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 14 mm
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)
2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS

Front:

16 MP (EIS, HDR)
13 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.31 x 2.87 x 0.31 inches (160.2 x 72.9 x 8 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)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Glacial green
Black

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n41, n66, n71, SA, NSA

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), 71(600)
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 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, OTG
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 17, 2020

FCC ID value:

ZCASMA215U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.42 W/kg

Body:

1.27 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.27 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.27 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 699
$ 250

User Manual:

This is the official OnePl​us 8 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Warp Charge 30 Power Adapter, Warp Type-C Cable (Support USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Welcome Letter, Safety Information and Warranty Card, LOGO Sticker, Screen Protector, SIM Tray Ejector
This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A21 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 14, 2020
Apr 08, 2020
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