Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 vs Google Pixel 5 – 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 Google Pixel 5 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Google Pixel 5
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.7 in (inches) 6 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
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) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/64/12 MP 12/16 MP
Front Camera MP 8 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4080 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 765G.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.4 GHz Kryo 475, 1 core of 2.2 GHz Kryo 475 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 475. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Titan M security module. 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 Google Pixel 5 has the Qualcomm Adreno 620 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 2% (percent) less powerful than the 4080 mAh offered by the Google Pixel 5. 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 Google Pixel 5 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and Wireless reverse charging.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Google Pixel 5 is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 is a 11.6% bigger than Google Pixel 5 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Google Pixel 5
120Hz refresh rate 90 Hz refresh rate
Always-On Display Always-on Display
Capacitive Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Corning Gorilla Glass 6
HDR10+ Multi-touch
Infinity-O Display Scratch resistant
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

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 Google Pixel 5 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 is 12 gigabytes ,which is a 50% bigger than the Google Pixel 5 with 8 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, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 300% more than the Google Pixel 5 with 128 gigabytes.

Google Pixel 5 gets you or 128 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 Google Pixel 5 rear camera comes with 2 lenses of 12/16 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35:28 mm , a pixel size of 1.4 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 respectively.

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Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Google Pixel 5
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 120 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 720p @ 240 fps
720p @ 960 fps Angle of view – 107° (#2)
Autofocus Aperture – f/2.2 (#2)
Continuous shooting Autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Dual OIS Digital image stabilization
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Geotagging
HDR10+ video recording HDR
ISO settings ISO settings
Object tracking AF Optical image stabilization
Optical image stabilization Optical zoom
Optical zoom Panorama
Panorama Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
Scene mode Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto) Secondary rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer Self-timer
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Touch focus
Touch focus White balance settings
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Google Pixel 5 has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Google Pixel 5
MP 8 MP
Auto HDR Aperture:f/2.0
Autofocus Face unlock
HDR HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.112000 mm
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 Google Pixel 5
EDGE 5CA
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO 5G NSA
Exynos Modem 5123 5G SA
GPRS Built-in 5G modem
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) EDGE
LAA (US only) EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20 GPRS
UMTS(384 kbit/s) HSPA+(42.2/ 5.76 Mbit/s)
Up to 7CA LTE Cat 13(UL)
LTE Cat 18(DL)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 price is $1200 and the Google Pixel 5 price tag is $700

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