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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Google Pixel 5 vs Google Pixel 5a

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.5 inches
6.0 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 405 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 430 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 415 PPI

Technology:

Dynamic AMOLED
OLED
OLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz
90Hz

Screen-to-body:

86.77 %
86.75 %
84.93 %

Features:

HDR support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680 Prime, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475 Prime, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 660
Adreno 620
Adreno 620

RAM:

8GB
8GB LPDDR4
6GB

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB (UFS 2.1), not expandable
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11)
Android (12, 11)
Android (12, 11)

Battery

Capacity:

4370 mAh
4080 mAh
4680 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

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

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

8 MP (Telephoto, OIS)

Video recording:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS

Front:

8 MP
8 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.13 x 2.93 x 0.31 inches (155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm)
5.70 x 2.77 x 0.31 inches (144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm)
6.15 x 2.88 x 0.35 inches (156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8 mm)

Weight:

6.21 oz (176.0 g)
5.33 oz (151.0 g)
6.46 oz (183.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

In-screen fingerprint
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Just black, Sorta sage
Mostly Black

Cellular

5G:

5G Ready
n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n258, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n2, n5, n12, n25, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, Sub-6

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), 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)
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), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX, aptX-HD
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 29, 2021
Apr 11, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG990U
A4RGD1YQ

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.77 W/kg
1.16 W/kg

Body:

0.90 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.48 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
0.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 700
$ 449

In The Box:

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:

Sep 30, 2020

Expected Announcement:

2022
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