Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G – 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 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.2 in (inches) 6.55 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 MediaTek Dimensity 1000+
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 64/8/2 MP
Front Camera 10 MP 32 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4300 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 MediaTek Dimensity 1000+.

Meanwhile, the Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G has a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 4 cores of 2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 and 4 cores of 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2600 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 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G has the ARM Mali-G77 MC9,9 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 7.5% (percent) less powerful than the 4300 mAh offered by the Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G. 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 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 65W fast charging and SuperVOOC 2.0.

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 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G is featuring a 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 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive) 90 Hz refresh rate
1300 cd/m² peak brightness Capacitive
Always-On Display Corning Gorilla Glass
Capacitive Multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Scratch resistant
HDR10+
Infinity-O Display
Multi-touch
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 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 1866 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 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G 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.

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G 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 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/8/2 MP , the flash type is LED , carrying sensor like Samsung S5KGD1 , a pixel size of 0.8 mic (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.4 f/2.2 f/2.4 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
1080p @ 240 fps Angle of view – 119° (#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 autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Autofocus Digital image stabilization
Continuous shooting Digital zoom
Digital zoom Exposure compensation
Dual OIS Face detection
Exposure compensation Geotagging
Face detection HDR
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) ISO settings
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 Scene mode
Object tracking AF Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
OIS (#3) Self-timer
Optical image stabilization Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Optical zoom Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro)
Panorama Touch focus
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) White balance settings
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Sensor edition – 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 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
10 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 3-element lens (#2)
Auto HDR Angle of view – 78° (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
HDR Aperture:f/2.0.4
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Digital image stabilization
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Face unlock
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
Secondary front camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Sensor model:Samsung S5KGD1
Sensor type – ISOCELL PLUS

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 Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE GPRS
GPRS HSPA+
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) LTE
LTE Cat 20 Snapdragon X52 modem
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-SCDMA

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 price is $900 and the Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G price tag is $550-600

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