Motorola Edge S vs Samsung Galaxy S21 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Motorola Edge S device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor chipset and a battery of 5000 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy S21 also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Motorola Edge S Samsung Galaxy S21
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.7 in (inches) 6.2 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Operating System Android 10 Android 10
Resolution 1080 x 2520 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/16/2/TOF MP 64/12/12 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 10 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 4000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Motorola Edge S runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.2 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.4 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 385. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3200 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on Android 10 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 is a less powerful chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S21 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on Android 10 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Motorola Edge S is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 650 gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy S21 has the Adreno 660 graphics processor.

Battery

The Motorola Edge S battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 25% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The smartphone is using a IPS display with 1080 x 2520 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21 is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Motorola Edge S is a 8% bigger than Samsung Galaxy S21 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Motorola Edge S Samsung Galaxy S21
2.5D curved glass screen 120Hz refresh rate (adaptive)
90 Hz refresh rate 1300 cd/m² peak brightness
Capacitive Always-On Display
Corning Gorilla Glass Capacitive
HDR10 Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Multi-touch HDR10+
Scratch resistant Infinity-O Display
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Motorola Edge S is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Motorola Edge S gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S21.

At the more expensive edition, both phone present the same ram capacity:8 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Motorola Edge S comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:256 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S21 gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Motorola Edge S rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 64/16/2/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 f/2.0 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX563 (#2) , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

Samsung
Motorola Edge S Samsung Galaxy S21
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
Autofocus 2160p @ 60 fps
Continuous shooting 3x hybrid optical zoom (#3)
Digital image stabilization 720p @ 960 fps
Digital zoom Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Exposure compensation Angle of view – 76° (#3)
Face detection Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Fourth rear camera – TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Geotagging Autofocus
HDR Continuous shooting
ISO settings Digital zoom
Laser autofocus (LAF) Dual OIS
Optical image stabilization Exposure compensation
Optical zoom Face detection
Panorama Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
PDAF (#2) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Geotagging
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) HDR
Scene mode HDR10+ video recording
Secondary rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle) ISO settings
Self-timer Object tracking AF
Sensor size – 1.0 m (#2) OIS (#3)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Optical image stabilization
Touch focus Optical zoom
White balance settings Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/1.76″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Motorola Edge S comes with a 16 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Motorola Edge S Samsung Galaxy S21
16 MP 10 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture:f/2.0 (#2) Auto HDR
Face unlock Autofocus
HDR HDR
Pixel size:0.9 µm /0.000900 mm Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary front camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Motorola Edge S Samsung Galaxy S21
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20 LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Motorola Edge S price is $300 (6 GB + 128 GB) or $350 ($8 GB + 128 GB) or $400 (8 GB + 256 GB) and the Samsung Galaxy S21 price tag is $900

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