Samsung Galaxy S21 vs OnePlus 8T – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 device 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 OnePlus 8T also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 OnePlus 8T
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.2 in (inches) 6.55 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/12/12 MP 48/16/5 MP
Front Camera 10 MP 32 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4500 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.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 8T 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. 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 OnePlus 8T has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 12.5% (percent) less powerful than the 4500 mAh offered by the OnePlus 8T. 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 OnePlus 8T battery include Fast charging and Non-removable.

Screen

The device is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 in (inches).

Meanwhile the OnePlus 8T is featuring a Fluid AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.55 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is a 5.6% smaller than OnePlus 8T screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 OnePlus 8T
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive) 120 Hz refresh rate
1300 cd/m² peak brightness 3D curved glass screen
Always-On Display Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Display manufacturer – Samsung
HDR10+ HDR10+
Infinity-O Display Multi-touch
Multi-touch Peak brightness – 1100 cd/m²
Scratch resistant Scratch resistant

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 OnePlus 8T is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 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 ram capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 50% smaller than the OnePlus 8T with 12 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, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:256 gigabytes.

OnePlus 8T gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 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 edition – 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 OnePlus 8T rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 48/16/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 25 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX689 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.12 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S21 OnePlus 8T
1080p @ 240 fps Angle of view – 123° (#2)
2160p @ 60 fps Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
3x hybrid optical zoom (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
720p @ 960 fps Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Autofocus
Angle of view – 76° (#3) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Digital image stabilization
Autofocus Digital zoom
Continuous shooting Exposure compensation
Digital zoom Face detection
Dual OIS Geotagging
Exposure compensation HDR
Face detection ISO settings
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3) Macro mode
Geotagging Optical image stabilization
HDR Panorama
HDR10+ video recording Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
ISO settings Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3)
Object tracking AF Pixel size – 1.75 m (#4)
OIS (#3) RAW
Optical image stabilization Scene mode
Optical zoom Secondary rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Panorama Self-timer
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
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 OnePlus 8T has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 OnePlus 8T
10 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Digital image stabilization
Auto HDR Face unlock
Autofocus HDR
HDR Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
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 OnePlus 8T
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) GPRS
LTE Cat 20 HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 20
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 price is $900 and the OnePlus 8T price tag is $600 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $700 (12 GB + 256 GB)

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