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Samsung Galaxy A21 vs Apple iPhone 13 mini vs Samsung Galaxy A12

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.5 inches
5.4 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 477 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
OLED
LCD

Refresh rate:

60Hz
60Hz

Screen-to-body:

79.20 %
68.31 %
85.80 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Mediatek Helio P35
Apple A15 Bionic
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765

Processor:

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm
Hexa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

PowerVR GE8320
Yes
PowerVR GE8320

RAM:

3GB LPDDR4
4GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 19.8 GB
128GB, not expandable
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10), Samsung One UI
iOS (15.x)
Android (10), Samsung One UI UI

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
2406 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Fast charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 20.0W; Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

16 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)
2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

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

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)
2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

13 MP
12 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF), EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)
8 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.61 x 3.02 x 0.32 inches (167.8 x 76.7 x 8.1 mm)
5.18 x 2.53 x 0.30 inches (131.5 x 64.2 x 7.65 mm)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

6.81 oz (193.0 g)
4.97 oz (141.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Splash, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black
Blue, Pink, Midnight, Starlight
Black, White, Blue, Red

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79

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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 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), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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
802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging
Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 17, 2020
Sep 14, 2021
Mar 11, 2021

FCC ID value:

ZCASMA215U
BCG-E3994A
A3LSMA125U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.42 W/kg
0.96 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Body:

1.27 W/kg
0.96 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.27 W/kg
1.46 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.27 W/kg
0.96 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 250
$ 699
€ 179

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A12 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A21 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
USB‑C to Lightning Cable, Documentation
Power brick, USB cable, Headphones, Sim card extraction tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 08, 2020
Sep 14, 2021
Nov 24, 2020
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