Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Samsung Galaxy S21+

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Display

Size:

10.5 inches
6.2 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 288 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

81.93 %
86.06 %
88.63 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)
1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 640
Adreno 660
Adreno 660

RAM:

8GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

256GB, available to use: 224.3 GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (11), Samsung One UI
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

7040 mAh
4000 mAh
4800 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse 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
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
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)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
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)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Video light, EIS

Front:

8 MP (Dual-Camera)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22 inches (244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)
6.35 x 2.98 x 0.31 inches (161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm)

Weight:

14.82 oz (420.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)
7.13 oz (202.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Mountain gray, Cloud blue, Rose blush
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White
Phantom silver, Black, Violet

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
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), 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+), 46, 48(3600)
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

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, 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)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 08, 2020
Dec 18, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG991U link
A3LSMG996U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.36 W/kg
0.65 W/kg

Body:

1.08 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

3.96 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg
3.97 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 730
$ 800
$ 1000

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Jul 31, 2019
Jan 14, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
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