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Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21 5G compare

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Compare Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

What is the difference between the Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S21 5G? Which one is better? The answers to these questions and many more can be found here in this detailed comparison of the two phones. Discover the differences in specs between these two desirable devices, from screen size to battery life, in the table below. We have all the information you need to choose the best phone for you.


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Common specs

Brand and model Apple iPhone 13 Pro Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Rating (+11) (+11)
Release date 2021, September 14 2021, January 14
Dimensions (HxWxD) 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7 mm | 5.78 x 5.78 x 2.81 in 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm | 5.97 x 5.97 x 2.8 in
Weight 204 g | 7.2 oz 169 g | 5.96 oz
Body Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), plastic back, aluminum frame
Colors Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink
Battery 3095 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable 4000 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable
Battery life Stand by time - Up to 22 h (multimedia)
Music play - Up to 75 h
Approximate price 1150 EUR $ 800

Screen

Technology Super Retina XDR OLED Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.1" inc 6.2" inc
Screen area 90.2 cm2 94.1 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width) 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 86.0% 87.2%
Screen resolution 1170 x 2532 px 1080 x 2400 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 460 PPI 421 PPI
Screen protection Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Other specs - Wide color gamut
-True-tone
-120Hz
-HDR10
-Dolby Vision
-1000 nits (HBM)
-1200 nits (peak)
- Always-on display
-120Hz
-HDR10+
-1300 nits (peak)

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 12 MP, Quad 12 MP, Triple
Camera specs -12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
-12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
-12 MP, f/1.8, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), PDAF
-TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
-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
Functions Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama) LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode, stereo sound rec. 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
DxOMark Main Score 137 116
DxOMark Photo 144 123
DxOMark Video 119 93
Front camera, selfie 12 MP, Dual 10 MP, Single
Specifications 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6''
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24'', 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Functions HDR Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score 99 98
DxOMark Photo 102 100
DxOMark Video 95 95

Performance

Operating system - OS iOS 15 Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset - Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm) - Exynos 2100 (5 nm)
- Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) - USA/China
Processor CPU - Hexa-core (2x3.22 GHz Avalanche + 4xX.X GHz Blizzard) - 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
Graphics processor GPU Apple GPU (5-core graphics) Mali-G78 MP14 - International
Adreno 660 - USA/China
External memory No No
Internal memory 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM, 1TB 6GB RAM 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Antutu 9 score 837856 755368
Antutu 8 score 601547
GeekBench 5 Single Core 1705 945
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 4523 3061

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/eSIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes Yes
USB Lightning, USB 2.0 USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation SAR - 1.20 W/kg (head) 1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.99 W/kg (head) 0.98 W/kg (body)
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 No FM radio (Snapdragon only)
Headphone jack No No
Others - 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Tuned by AKG

Other features

Sensors - Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer - Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Other extras
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
-Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
- Fast charging 23W, 50% in 30 min
-USB Power Delivery 2.0
-MagSafe wireless charging 15W
-Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

- 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)
Versions
- Versions: SM-G991B, SM-G991B/DS (International); SM-G991U (USA); SM-G991U1 (USA unlocked); SM-G991W (Canada); SM-G991N (Korea); SM-G9910 (China)

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