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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

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Samsung Galaxy S9

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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S9 : What is the Difference?

  • Release Date: 2021, January 14 | 2018, February
  • Dimensions: 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm | 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 169 g | 163 g
  • Screen: 6.2", Dynamic AMOLED 2X | 5.8", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Triple, 12 MP | Single, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 10 MP | Single, 8 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM | 64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery: 4000 mAh | 3000 mAh
  • Headphone Jack: No | Yes
  • Approximate price: $ 800 | 490 EUR

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Common features
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Samsung Galaxy S9
Rating (+5) (+3)
Release date 2021, January 14 2018, February
Dimensions (HxWxD) 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm | 5.97 x 5.97 x 2.8 in 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm | 5.81 x 5.81 x 2.7 in
Weight 169 g | 5.96 oz 163 g | 5.75 oz
Body Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), plastic back, aluminum frame Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Colors Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue
Battery 4000 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Approximate price $ 800 490 EUR

Screen
Technology Dynamic AMOLED 2X Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.2" inc 5.8" inc
Screen area 94.1 cm2 84.8 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width) 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 87.2% 83.6%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 px 1440 x 2960 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 421 PPI 570 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other specs - Always-on display
-120Hz
-HDR10+
-1300 nits (peak)
- HDR10
-3D Touch (home button only)
-Always-on display

Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Triple 12 MP, Single
Camera specs -12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
-64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
-12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55" 1.4µm, Super Steady video
-12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
DxOMark Main Score 116
DxOMark Photo 123
DxOMark Video 93
Front camera, selfie 10 MP, Single 8 MP, Single
Specifications 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24'', 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps 1440p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score 98 81
DxOMark Photo 100 81
DxOMark Video 95 81
Performance
Operating system - OS Android 11, One UI 3.1 Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset - Exynos 2100 (5 nm)
- Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) - USA/China
- Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm)
- Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China
Processor CPU - Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International
-Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680 - USA/China
- Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
Graphics processor GPU Mali-G78 MP14 - International
Adreno 660 - USA/China
Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China
External memory No microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal memory 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM 64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM
Antutu 9 score 755368
Antutu 8 score 601547 284449
Antutu 7 score 247256
GeekBench 5 Single Core 945 469
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 3061 1957
GeekBench 4 Single Core 3288
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 8240
GeekBench 4 RenderScript 8705
GeekBench 4 Battery 3960
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
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Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes Yes
USB USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation SAR - 0.74 W/kg (head) 1.08 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.46 W/kg (head) 1.51 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio (Snapdragon only) FM radio (USA & Canada only)
Headphone jack No Yes
Others - 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Tuned by AKG
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
Sensors - Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Other extras
- Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
-ANT+
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Fast charging 25W
-USB Power Delivery 3.0
-Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
-Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-ANT+
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Versions
- Versions: SM-G991B, SM-G991B/DS (International); SM-G991U (USA); SM-G991U1 (USA unlocked); SM-G991W (Canada); SM-G991N (Korea); SM-G9910 (China)

- Versions: G960F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); G960F/DS (Europe, Global Dual-SIM); G960U (USA); G960W (Canada); G9600 (China, LATAM)

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