Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Asus ROG Phone 3 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 phone has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 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 Asus ROG Phone 3
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.2 in (inches) 6.59 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/12/12 MP 64/13/5 MP
Front Camera 10 MP 24 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 6000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the 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. Running on One UI 3.1 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 3.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S21 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 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 smartphone is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 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 is a 6.2% smaller than Asus ROG Phone 3 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Asus ROG Phone 3
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive) 1 ms response time
1300 cd/m² peak brightness 1000000:1 contrast ratio
Always-On Display 108.8% NTSC
Capacitive 113.3% DCI-P3
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 144 Hz refresh rate
HDR10+ 153.7% sRGB
Infinity-O Display 2.5D curved glass screen
Multi-touch 25 ms touch latency
Scratch resistant 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 is carrying a ram memory of 8 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 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Asus ROG Phone 3.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 100% 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 comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21 gives a 300% more storage memory capacity than Asus ROG Phone 3.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Asus ROG Phone 3 with 512 gigabytes

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

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S21 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm Sensor version – 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.

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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.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Asus ROG Phone 3
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 2160p @ 120 fps
3x hybrid optical zoom (#3) 3-axis electronic image stabilization
720p @ 960 fps 720p @ 480 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Angle of view – 125° (#2)
Angle of view – 76° (#3) Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Autofocus
Autofocus Continuous shooting
Continuous shooting Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Dual OIS Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation Face detection
Face detection Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 11 mm (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Geotagging
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3) HDR
Geotagging ISO settings
HDR Optical image stabilization
HDR10+ video recording Panorama
ISO settings Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Object tracking AF Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
OIS (#3) Pro Video Mode
Optical image stabilization RAW
Optical zoom Scene mode
Panorama Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Self-timer
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3) Touch focus
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2) White balance settings
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 Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a 10 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 Asus ROG Phone 3
10 MP HDR
Aperture:f/2.2 24 MP
Auto HDR Aperture:f/2.0
Autofocus Face unlock
HDR Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
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.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Asus ROG Phone 3
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) TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 price is $900 and the Asus ROG Phone 3 price tag is $1050 (12 GB + 512 GB) or $1150 (16 GB + 512 GB)

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