Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.2 in (inches) 6.2 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/12/12 MP 64/12/12 MP
Front Camera 10 MP 10 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4000 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 battery capacity is 4000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy S20 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G battery 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.

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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the same size as Samsung Galaxy S20 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive) 120Hz refresh rate
1300 cd/m² peak brightness Always-On Display
Always-On Display Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus HDR10+
HDR10+ Infinity-O Display
Infinity-O Display Multi-touch
Multi-touch 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G.

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.

The max storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G with 128 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G gets you or 128 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX374 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 2160p @ 60 fps
3x hybrid optical zoom (#3) 3x optical zoom (#3)
720p @ 960 fps 720p @ 960 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Angle of view – 76° (#3) Angle of view – 76° (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Autofocus Autofocus
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Dual OIS Dual OIS
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 22 mm (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3) Geotagging
Geotagging HDR
HDR HDR10+ video recording
HDR10+ video recording ISO settings
ISO settings Object tracking AF
Object tracking AF Optical image stabilization
OIS (#3) Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization Panorama
Optical zoom PDAF (#3)
Panorama Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Scene mode
Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2) Self-timer
Scene mode Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Touch focus
Self-timer White balance settings
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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
10 MP 10 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Auto HDR Auto HDR
Autofocus Phase detection with Dual Pixel
HDR Sensor model:Sony IMX374
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20 LAA (US only)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 20
Snapdragon X55 modem
UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Up to 7CA

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 price is $900 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G price tag is $999

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