Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Google Pixel 2 XL

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Display

Size:

6.2 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI
2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 537 PPI

Technology:

Dynamic AMOLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body:

86.06 %
76.66 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 660
Adreno 540

RAM:

8GB LPDDR5
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
128GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
3520 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

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

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

HDR, Hyperlapse, EIS
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
8 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.03 oz (171.0 g)
6.17 oz (175.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White
Black, White

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), 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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

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

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; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 08, 2020
Sep 19, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG991U link
ZNFG011C link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.36 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Body:

1.08 W/kg
0.40 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

3.96 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
0.41 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 800
$ 949

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 14, 2021
Oct 04, 2017

Scheduled release:

Jan 29, 2021
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