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TCL 20 Pro 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.7 inches
6.2 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 395 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI

Technology:

AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz (adaptive)

Screen-to-body:

89.80 %
86.06 %
84.26 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10 nm)

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1x 2.84GHz Kryo 680 + 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 680 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 680, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 619
Adreno 660
Adreno 540

RAM:

6GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

256GB, available to use: 239 GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11)
Android (12, 11), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4500 mAh
4000 mAh
3000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Qi wireless 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, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W; Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

48 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

16 MP (Ultra-wide)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

32 MP (HDR, Slow-motion videos)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.46 x 2.87 x 0.36 inches (164.2 x 73 x 9.07 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight:

6.70 oz (190.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Moondust Gray, Marine Blue
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White
Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n7, n41, n48, n66, n71
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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 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)
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), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

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

Radio:

FM
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
5.0
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, 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), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4
M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 09, 2021
Dec 08, 2020
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value:

2ACCJN050
A3LSMG991U
A3LSMG950U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.38 W/kg
0.36 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body:

1.38 W/kg
1.08 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.50 W/kg
3.96 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.38 W/kg
1.09 W/kg
0.46 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 549
$ 800

In The Box:

USB Type-C cable, Quick Guide, SIM card PIN, TPU protective case , wrap sticker, 9V 2A charger
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 14, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
Mar 29, 2017
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