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Sony Xperia Tablet Z vs Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Samsung Galaxy A21s

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

10.1 inches
6.5 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

1200 x 1920 pixels, 224 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

TFT
LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body:

64.68 %
85.80 %
82.94 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 (12 nm)
Samsung Exynos 850

Processor:

Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Arm Cortex-A55, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 320
PowerVR GE8320
Mali-G76

RAM:

2GB
4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 11.6 GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB
32GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 19.5 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.1.2)
Android (10), Samsung One UI UI
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

6000 mAh
5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

8.1 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
48 MP (Autofocus)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)
2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)
2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

HDR

Front:

2.2 MP
8 MP
13 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

10.47 x 6.77 x 0.27 inches (266 x 172 x 6.9 mm)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)
6.44 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches (163.7 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

17.46 oz (495.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)
6.77 oz (192.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP57

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, White
Black, White, Blue, Red
Black, White, Blue, Red

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, MHL, TV-out
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Other:

NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC
NFC

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 11, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA125U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.14 W/kg

Body:

1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.34 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 179
€ 240

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A12 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A21s User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Power brick, USB cable, Headphones, Sim card extraction tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 20, 2013
Nov 24, 2020
May 15, 2020
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