Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy A21s
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Exynos

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Samsung Galaxy A21sSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Exynos
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Prices
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Exynos
Prices
Model aliasSM-A217F
SM-A217F/DS
SM-G988
SM-G9880
SM-G988B/DS
SM-G988N

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width75.3 mm
7.53 cm
0.247 ft
2.965 in
76 mm
7.6 cm
0.249 ft
2.992 in
Height163.7 mm
16.37 cm
0.537 ft
6.445 in
166.9 mm
16.69 cm
0.548 ft
6.571 in
Thickness8.9 mm
0.89 cm
0.029 ft
0.35 in
8.8 mm
0.88 cm
0.029 ft
0.346 in
Weight192 g
0.42 lbs
6.77 oz
222 g
0.49 lbs
7.83 oz
Volume109.71 cm³
6.66 in³
111.62 cm³
6.78 in³
ColorsBlack
White
Blue
Red
Cosmic Grey
Cosmic Black
Body materialsPlasticGlass
Aluminium alloy
Certification-IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards11
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)
Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)
Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)
-eSIM

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
LTELTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
5G NR-5G-FDD 700 MHz (n28)
5G-FDD 850 MHz (n5)
5G-FDD 900 MHz (n8)
5G-FDD 1800 MHz (n3)
5G-FDD 2100 MHz (n1)
5G-TDD 2300 MHz (n40)
5G-FDD 2600 MHz (n7)
5G-TDD 3500 MHz (n78)
5G-TDD 3700 MHz (n77)
5G mmWave 39 GHz (n260)
5G mmWave 28 GHz (n261)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 20
5G NSA
5G SA
-Exynos Modem 5123
Enhanced 4x4 MIMO
Up to 7CA
LAA (US only)

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 10Android 10
User interface (UI)One UI 2.0One UI 2.0

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCSamsung Exynos 850 (S5E3830)Samsung Exynos 990
Process technology8 nm7 nm
CPU4x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 cores, 4x Cortex-A55 cores2x 2.7 GHz Exynos M5 Mongoose, 2x 2.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A76, 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-A
CPU cores88
CPU frequency2000 MHz2700 MHz
GPUARM Mali-G52ARM Mali-G77 MP11
GPU cores-11
RAM capacity3 GB
4 GB
6 GB
12 GB
16 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR5
RAM channelsDouble channel-
RAM frequency1866 MHz2750 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage32 GB
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
eMMC 5.1UFS 3.0

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyPLSDynamic AMOLED 2X
Diagonal size6.5 in
165.1 mm
16.51 cm
6.92 in
175.77 mm
17.58 cm
Width2.67 in
67.75 mm
6.78 cm
2.84 in
72.13 mm
7.21 cm
Height5.93 in
150.56 mm
15.06 cm
6.31 in
160.29 mm
16.03 cm
Aspect ratio2.222:12.222:1
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel density270 ppi
106 ppcm
507 ppi
199 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area83.02 %91.44 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Infinity-O DisplayCorning Gorilla Glass 6
Infinity-O Display
Always-On Display
120Hz refresh rate
HDR10+

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Geomagnetic
Fingerprint
Hall
-In-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor model-Samsung S5KHM1
Sensor typeCMOSISOCELL
Sensor size-8.17 x 10.82 mm
0.53 in
Sensor format-1/1.33"
Pixel size-0.8 µm
0.000800 mm
Crop factor-3.19
Aperturef/2f/1.8
Field of view-79 °
Flash typeLEDDual LED
Image resolution8000 x 6000 pixels
48 MP
12000 x 9000 pixels
108 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
7680 x 4320 pixels
33.18 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary rear camera - 8 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Third rear camera - 2 MP (macro)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#3)
Fourth rear camera - 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#4)
Sensor type - ISOCELL Bright
Nonacell pixel size - 2.4 μm (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Super Phase detection
Object tracking AF
2160p @ 60 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 960 fps
HDR10+ video recording
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Sensor model - Samsung S5K2L3SX (#2)
Sensor size - 5.88 mm x 7.68 mm (#2)
Pixel size - 1.4 µm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Angle of view - 120° (#2)
Third rear camera - 48 MP (periscope telephoto)
Sensor model - Sony IMX586 (#3)
Sensor size - 5.62 mm x 7.47 mm (#3)
Pixel size - 0.8 µm (#3)
Quad Bayer CFA (#3)
Aperture size - f/3.5 (#3)
Angle of view - 24° (#3)
OIS (#3)
10x optical zoom (#3)
30x hybrid zoom (#3)
100x digital zoom (Space Zoom) (#3)
Fourth rear camera - DepthVision
Sensor model - Sony IMX516 (#4)
Image resolution - 640 x 480 pixels (#4)
Sensor size - 4.85 mm x 5.11 mm (#4)
Pixel size - 5.0 µm (#4)

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor model-Samsung S5KGH1
Sensor type-CMOS
Sensor size-5.13 x 6.51 mm
0.33 in
Sensor format1/3.1"1/2.65"
Pixel size1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
0.7 µm
0.000700 mm
Crop factor-5.22
Aperturef/2.2f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent2.61 mm
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
-
Field of view-80 °
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
40 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps60 fps
FeaturesFace unlockPhase detection autofocus (PDAF)
HDR
Autofocus
-Sensor type - ISOCELL Plus
TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Auto HDR

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
-384 kHz / 32-bit
AKG audio
Dolby Atmos

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11ax
-HE80
MiMO
1024-QAM

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
HOGP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.03.2
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AMR
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
3GA
OGA
AWB
MID
XMF
MXMF
IMY
RTTTL
RTX
OTA
APE
DSF
DFF

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
WMV7
WMV8
Xvid
AVI
MKV
MP4
WMV
M4V
3GP
3G2
ASF
FLV
WEBM

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity5000 mAh5000 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
Charger output power5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
9 V / 5 A
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
-Qi/PMA wireless charging - 15 W
Wireless reverse charging - 9 W
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
USB Power Delivery 3.0

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)0.23 W/kg0.319 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)1.38 W/kg1.557 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-Samsung DeX
SM-G988B/DS - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.660 W/kg (5G)
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