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Galaxy S21 vs. iPhone 12 specs: Apple and Samsung’s flagship telephones in contrast

2021-01-14 23:43:32

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Samsung’s new lineup consists of (from left) the $800 Galaxy S21, $1,000 Galaxy S21 Plus and $1,200 Galaxy S21 Extremely. 


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This story is a part of CES, the place our editors will convey you the newest information and the most well liked devices of the completely digital CES 2021.

Samsung’s trio of S21 telephones are right here — and the lineup begins at a cool $200 lower than its predecessor. The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Extremely, unveiled in a digital Unpacked occasion on Thursday, are all accessible to preorder as of 8 a.m. PT Thursday, and can ship on Jan. 29.

Whereas the worth minimize is a welcome change, the smartphone trade is notoriously cut-throat, and (as at all times) you may wager the S21 will face stiff competitors from the iPhone 12 sequence. So let’s have a look at how the S21 stacks up in opposition to its long-time rival.  

In a nutshell: The $800 S21 seems to be a greater deal for the options you get, on paper no less than. Though the iPhone 12 line begins at $829 (£799, AU$1,349) you will must pony up $879 (£849, AU$ 1,429) for the 128GB model, which is similar quantity of storage you get for the entry-level S21.

The S21 additionally has an additional telephoto lens, and the highest-end S21 Extremely has help for Samsung’s S Pen stylus, which is bought individually.


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One thing you get in the iPhone 12 that’s absent on the S21, however, is MagSafe. That’s Apple’s proprietary magnetically enabled system that lets you charge your iPhone wirelessly and attach all kinds of accessories to the back of the device. The Pro models also have lidar, which is a depth sensor that’s useful for auto-focusing in low light for taking photos, videos and slow-motion footage, among other things. 

For more details on how the phones stack up against each other, check out our specs chart below.

Editors’ note: Removed information about expandable storage on the S21 series.

Galaxy S21 line vs. iPhone 12

Galaxy S21 Galaxy S21 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra Apple iPhone 12
Display size, resolution 6.2-inch Flat FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display (2,400×1,080 pixels), 6.7-inch Flat FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X (2,400×1,080 pixels) 6.8-inch Edge WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X (3,200×1,440 pixels), 6.1-inch OLED; 2,532×1,170 pixels
Pixel density 421 ppi 394 ppi 515 ppi 460ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 2.80×5.97×0.31 in 2.97×6.35×0.30 in 2.97×6.50×0.35 in 5.78×2.82×0.29 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 71.2×151.7×7.9 mm 75.6×161.5×7.8 mm 75.6×165.1×8.9 mm 146.7×71.5×7.4 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 6.03 oz; 171g 7.12 oz; 202g 8.07 oz; 229 g 5.78oz; 164g
Mobile software Android 11 Android 11 Android 11 iOS 14
Camera 64-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide) 64-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide) 108-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 10-megapixel (telephoto), 10-megapixel (telephoto) 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)
Front-facing camera 10-megapixel 10-megapixel 40-megapixel 12-megapixel
Video capture 8K 8K 8K 4K
Processor Snapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.8GHz (Max 2.4GHz +1.8GHz) Snapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.8GHz (Max 2.4GHz +1.8GHz) Snapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.8GHz (Max 2.4GHz +1.8GHz) Apple Bionic 14
Storage 128GB/256GB 128GB/256GB 128GB/256GB, 512GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
RAM 8GB 8GB 12GB, 16GB Undisclosed
Expandable storage No No No No
Battery 4,000 mAh 4,800 mAh 5,000 mAh Undisclosed; Apple lists 15 hours of video playback
Fingerprint sensor In-screen In-screen In-screen No (Face ID)
Headphone jack No No No Lightning
Special features IP68 rating, 5G-enabled, 30X Space Zoom, 10W wireless charging, IP68 rating, 5G-enabled, 30X Space Zoom, 10W wireless charging, IP68 rating, 5G-enabled, 100X Space Zoom, 10W wireless charging, 10x optical zoom; S Pen support 5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)
Price off-contract (USD) $800 (128GB) $1,000 (128 GB) $1200 (128 GB) $829 (64GB), $879 (128GB), $979 (256GB)
Price (GBP) N/A N/A N/A £799 (64GB), £849 (128GB), £949 (256GB)
Price (AUD) N/A N/A N/A AU$1,349 (64GB), AU$1,429 (128GB), AU$1,599 (256GB)
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