Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 vs Asus ROG Phone 3 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 device has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 mAh. On other side, the Asus ROG Phone 3 also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Asus ROG Phone 3
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.7 in (inches) 6.59 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
Operating System One UI 3.0 One UI 3.0
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/64/12 MP 64/13/5 MP
Front Camera MP 24 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 6000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 3.0 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Meanwhile, the Asus ROG Phone 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.09 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.80 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3090 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,GameCool 3 cooling system,3D vapor chamber,Large graphite film and 6x larger heat sink. And it’s running on One UI 3.0 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 is carrying a Adreno 660 gpu in the interior and the Asus ROG Phone 3 has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 50% (percent) less powerful than the 6000 mAh offered by the Asus ROG Phone 3. Some features 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.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 10W reverse wired charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0.

Screen

The handset is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Asus ROG Phone 3 is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.59 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 is a 1.6% bigger than Asus ROG Phone 3 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Asus ROG Phone 3
120Hz refresh rate 1 ms response time
Always-On Display 1000000:1 contrast ratio
Capacitive 108.8% NTSC
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 113.3% DCI-P3
HDR10+ 144 Hz refresh rate
Infinity-O Display 153.7% sRGB
Multi-touch 2.5D curved glass screen
Scratch resistant 25 ms touch latency
270 Hz touch sampling rate
650 cd/m² outdoor brightness
Always-On Display
Bluelight Filter
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Delta-E < 1
HDR10
HDR10+
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 1000 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
Supports glove touch
TÜV Rheinland Certified

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Asus ROG Phone 3 is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Asus ROG Phone 3.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 is 12 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% smaller than the Asus ROG Phone 3 with 16 gigabytes

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 gives a 300% more storage memory capacity than Asus ROG Phone 3.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Asus ROG Phone 3 gets you or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 12/64/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Asus ROG Phone 3 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/13/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26.6 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX686 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.0 respectively.

Asus
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Asus ROG Phone 3
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 2160p @ 120 fps
720p @ 960 fps 3-axis electronic image stabilization
Autofocus 720p @ 480 fps
Continuous shooting Angle of view – 125° (#2)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Dual OIS Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Exposure compensation Autofocus
Face detection Continuous shooting
Geotagging Digital image stabilization
HDR Digital zoom
HDR10+ video recording Exposure compensation
ISO settings Face detection
Object tracking AF Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 11 mm (#2)
Optical image stabilization Geotagging
Optical zoom HDR
Panorama ISO settings
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Optical image stabilization
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Panorama
Scene mode Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Self-timer Pro Video Mode
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) RAW
Touch focus Scene mode
White balance settings Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 comes with a MP in the front.

The Asus ROG Phone 3 has a 24 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Asus ROG Phone 3
MP HDR
Auto HDR 24 MP
Autofocus Aperture:f/2.0
HDR Face unlock
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Panorama
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
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.

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Asus ROG Phone 3
EDGE 5G NSA
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO 5G SA
Exynos Modem 5123 Built-in 5G modem
GPRS EDGE
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) GPRS
LAA (US only) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20 LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-
Up to 7CA TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 price is $1200 and the Asus ROG Phone 3 price tag is $1050 (12 GB + 512 GB) or $1150 (16 GB + 512 GB)