Samsung Galaxy A72 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.7 inches
12.9 inches
6.8 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 516 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

84.74 %
85.43 %
89.33 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)
1500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

90Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptable), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125
Apple M1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Kryo 465, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 618
Apple 8-core GPU
Adreno 660

RAM:

6GB
8GB
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS)
128GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Tablet
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11), One UI 3.0 UI
iPadOS (14.x)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
10758 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

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

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

64 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF)
108 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.33"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
10 MP (Ultra-wide)
10 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.0 μm
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4
Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)
ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Macro)
10 MP (Periscope, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Optical zoom: 10.0x; Aperture size: F4.9; Focal Length: 240 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

32 MP
12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
40 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.50 x 3.05 x (165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

7.16 oz (203.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)
8.04 oz (229.0 g)

Materials:

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

Materials & Colors:

Black, Blue, White, Violet
Silver, Space Gray

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
3D Face unlock
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Phantom black, Silver

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 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)

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)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, 802.1x; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC
Tethering, Computer sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 26, 2021
Dec 22, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA725M
A3LSMG998U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.29 W/kg
0.77 W/kg

Body:

0.30 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.59 W/kg
1.16 W/kg

Phablet:

3.15 W/kg

EU SAR:

Head:

0.23 W/kg

Body:

1.17 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 449
$ 1200

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 17, 2021
Apr 20, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
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