Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Apple iPhone SE (2020) – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 5000 mAh. On other side, the Apple iPhone SE (2020) also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Apple iPhone SE (2020)
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.8 in (inches) 4.7 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels 750 x 1334 pixels
RAM 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) 3 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/12/10/10 MP 12 MP
Front Camera 40 MP 7 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 1821 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 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 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 3.1 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Lightning and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Thunder. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2650 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on One UI 3.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a Adreno 660 gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has the Apple GPU,4 cores,Antutu gpu – 186079 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 174.5% (percent) more powerful than the 1821 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone SE (2020). 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 Apple iPhone SE (2020) battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and USB Power delivery 2.0.

Screen

The smartphone is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.8 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone SE (2020) is featuring a IPS display with 750 x 1334 pixels and a screen size of 4.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a 44.6% bigger than Apple iPhone SE (2020) screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Apple iPhone SE (2020)
120Hz refresh rate 1400:1 contrast ratio
1600 cd/m² peak brightness 625 cd/m²
Always-On Display Capacitive
Capacitive Haptic Touch
Gorilla Glass Victus Ion-strengthtened glass
HDR10+ LED-backlit
Infinity-O Display Multi-touch
Multi-touch Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Scratch resistant Retina HD display
Scratch resistant
Wide Color display (P3)

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) is coming with a 3 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gives a 300% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 433.33% bigger than the Apple iPhone SE (2020) with 3 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

The max storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Apple iPhone SE (2020) with 256 gigabytes.

Apple iPhone SE (2020) gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 108/12/10/10 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:24 mm , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KHM3 Camera sensor size:8.17 x 10.82 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.9 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Apple iPhone SE (2020) rear camera comes with 1 lenses of 12 MP , the flash type is Quad LED , a focal length(35 mm) of 28 mm , carrying sensor like Sony Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.22 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Apple iPhone SE (2020)
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
10x hybrid optical zoom (#4) Autofocus
10x optical zoom (#3) Continuous shooting
2160p @ 60 fps Digital zoom
3x optical zoom (#4) Exposure compensation
720p @ 960 fps Face detection
Angle of view – 10° (#4) Flash type – Quad LED
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Geotagging
Angle of view – 35° (#3) HDR
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Hybrid IR filter
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) ISO settings
Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4) Macro mode
Autofocus Noise reduction
Continuous shooting Optical image stabilization
Digital zoom Panorama
Dual Phase Detection (#2) RAW
Dual Phase Detection (#3) Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Dual Phase Detection (#4) Scene mode
Exposure compensation Self-timer
Face detection Touch focus
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) White balance settings
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3)
Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto)
Geotagging
HDR
HDR10+ video recording
ISO settings
Laser autofocus (LAF)
Nona Super Phase Detection
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Object tracking AF
OIS (#3)
OIS (#4)
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#4)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#3)
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#4)
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#4)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Third rear camera – 10 MP (periscope telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 40 MP in the front.

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a 7 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Apple iPhone SE (2020)
40 MP 7 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 720p @ 240 fps
Auto HDR Aperture:f/2.2
Autofocus Face detection
HDR HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Panorama
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm
Pixel size:0.7 µm /0.000700 mm Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Sensor model:Samsung S5KGH1
Sensor size:5.13 x 6.51 mm /0.33 in
Sensor type – ISOCELL Plus
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern

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 Ultra Apple iPhone SE (2020)
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
Built-in 5G modem GPRS
EDGE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LTE Cat 16(150/1 Gbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
LTE Cat 20 TD-
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price is 1200 (12 GB + 128 GB) or $1250 (12 GB + 256 GB) or $1380 (16 GB + 512 GB) and the Apple iPhone SE (2020) price tag is $550

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