Samsung Galaxy S21+ vs Sony Xperia 5 II – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 handset 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 Sony Xperia 5 II 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 Sony Xperia 5 II
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.7 in (inches) 6.1 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System One UI 3.0 One UI 3.0
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels 1080 x 2520 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 12/12/12 MP
Front Camera MP 8 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4000 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.

Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia 5 II has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming and Game Enhancer. 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 Sony Xperia 5 II has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 battery capacity is 4000 mAh, which is the same as Sony Xperia 5 II. 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 Sony Xperia 5 II battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

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 Sony Xperia 5 II is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2520 pixels and a screen size of 6.1 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 is a 9.8% bigger than Sony Xperia 5 II screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Sony Xperia 5 II
120Hz refresh rate 100% DCI-P3
Always-On Display 120 Hz refresh rate
Capacitive 240 Hz touch sampling rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 400 cd/m²
HDR10+ 8-bit+FRC color bit depth
Infinity-O Display Capacitive
Multi-touch CinemaWide display
Scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Dynamic contrast enhancement
Dynamic Vibration system
HDR
ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020)
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 650 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
Triluminos display for mobile
X1 for mobile
X-Reality display

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 Sony Xperia 5 II is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 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 Sony Xperia 5 II 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 Sony Xperia 5 II with 128 gigabytes.

Sony Xperia 5 II 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 Sony Xperia 5 II rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 equivalent):24 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX557 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Sony
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Sony Xperia 5 II
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 960 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 3x optical zoom (#2)
720p @ 960 fps 5-axis stabilization
Autofocus 720p @ 960 fps
Continuous shooting Angle of view – 124° (#3)
Digital zoom Angle of view – 34° (#2)
Dual OIS Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3)
Exposure compensation Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
Face detection Autofocus
Geotagging Cinematography Pro
HDR Continuous shooting
HDR10+ video recording Digital image stabilization
ISO settings Digital zoom
Object tracking AF Dual Pixel PDAF
Optical image stabilization Dual Pixel PDAF (#3)
Optical zoom Exposure compensation
Panorama Face detection
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2)
Scene mode Geotagging
Secondary rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto) HDR
Self-timer ISO settings
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2)
Touch focus Optical image stabilization
White balance settings Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
Pixel size – 1.4 m (#2)
Real-Time Eye AF for Humans and Animals
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Samsung S5K3T2 (#2)
Sensor version – Sony IMX363 (#3)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus
White balance settings
Zeiss lens
Zeizz T Coating

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Sony Xperia 5 II has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 Sony Xperia 5 II
MP 8 MP
Auto HDR Aperture:f/2.0
Autofocus HDR
HDR Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Sensor model:Samsung S5K4H7
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
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 Sony Xperia 5 II
EDGE 5G is market-dependent
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO 5G NSA
Exynos Modem 5123 5G SA
GPRS EDGE
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) GPRS
LAA (US only) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20 LTE Cat 19
UMTS(384 kbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Up to 7CA

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SD888 price is $1200 and the Sony Xperia 5 II price tag is $950