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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Nokia 5.3 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.8 inches
6.5 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 268 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz (adaptive)

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
82.17 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 610
Adreno 660

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1)
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
4000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
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; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

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

Second camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)
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:

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

Specifications:

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

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
8 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
6.47 x 3.02 x 0.33 inches (164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.47 oz (155.0 g)
6.53 oz (185.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red
Charcoal, Cyan, Sand
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, 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), 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)
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), 28(700 APT), 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), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)
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 Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0, EDR
4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 06, 2017
Apr 06, 2020
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG950U
2AJOTTA-1223
A3LSMG991U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.49 W/kg
1.03 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg
0.95 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg
1.33 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.46 W/kg
0.97 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 200
$ 800

User Manual:

This is the official Nokia 5.3 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

5V/2A charger, Type-C USB Cable, Headset (depends on market) , Quick Start Guide, Sim Pin, TPU Jelly case (depends on market)
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 29, 2017
Mar 19, 2020
Jan 14, 2021
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