Samsung Galaxy A21s vs Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Google Pixel 5

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Display

Size:

6.5 inches
6.2 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 430 PPI

Technology:

TFT
Dynamic AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

82.94 %
86.06 %
86.75 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Arm Cortex-A55, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Mali-G76
Adreno 660
Adreno 620

RAM:

3GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 19.5 GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
128GB (UFS 2.1), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10), Samsung One UI
Android (11), Samsung One UI
Android (11)

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
4000 mAh
4080 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Fast 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, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Triple camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 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)

Features:

HDR, EIS
Time-lapse video, EIS

Front:

13 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
8 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.44 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches (163.7 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)
5.70 x 2.77 x 0.31 inches (144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm)

Weight:

6.77 oz (192.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)
5.33 oz (151.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, White, Blue, Red
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White
Just black, Sorta sage

Cellular

5G:

SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n258, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
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), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

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; Wi-Fi Direct, 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, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC, ANT+
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3

Buyers information

Price:

€ 240
$ 800
$ 700

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A21s User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin
18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

May 15, 2020
Jan 14, 2021
Sep 30, 2020

Scheduled release:

Jan 29, 2021
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