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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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

Display

Size:

6.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 405 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI

Technology:

Dynamic AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz

Screen-to-body:

86.77 %
84.26 %

Features:

HDR support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, 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 Prime, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 660
Adreno 540

RAM:

8GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4370 mAh
3000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Third camera:

8 MP (Telephoto, OIS)

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.13 x 2.93 x 0.31 inches (155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight:

6.21 oz (176.0 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

In-screen fingerprint
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red

Cellular

5G:

5G Ready

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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0, EDR

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

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, OTG
Charging, Video out, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 29, 2021
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG990U
A3LSMG950U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.77 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body:

0.90 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.48 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
0.46 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 29, 2017
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