Tech News: Galaxy S21 VS iPhone 12 specs: Samsung has beaten Apple this time.
Samsung’s trio of S21 phones has arrived and the lineup starts at $ 200 less than its predecessor. The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra, unveiled Thursday in an Unpacked virtual event, are all available for pre-order and will ship on January 29th. While the price cut is a welcome change, the smartphone industry is notoriously cut-throat and (as always) you can bet the S21 will face stiff competition. from the iPhone 12 series. So let’s see how the S21 compares to its longtime rival.
Simply put: The $ 800 S21 seems to be a slightly better deal for the features you get, at least on paper. although the iPhone Line 12 starts at $ 829 (£ 799, AU $ 1,349) and you’ll have to pay $ 879 (£ 849, AU $ 1,429) for the 128GB version, which is the same amount of storage you get for the S21 entry-level.
The S21 also has an extra telephoto lens, and the high-end S21 Ultra has support for Samsung’s S Pen stylus, sold separately. One thing you get in the iPhone 12 which is absent on the S21, however, is MagSafe. That’s Apple’s magnetically enabled proprietary system that allows you to charge your own iPhone wirelessly and connect all kinds of accessories to the back of the device. The Pro models also have lidar, which is a useful depth sensor for autofocus in low-light conditions for taking photos, videos, and slow-motion shooting, among other things.
GALAXY S21 VS LINE IPHONE 12
|Galaxy S21||Galaxy S21 Plus||Galaxy S21 Ultra||Apple iPhone 12|
|Display size, resolution||6.2-inch flat FHD display + Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O (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 (inch)||2.80 × 5.97 × 0.31 inches||2.97 × 6.35 × 0.30 inches||2.97 × 6.50 × 0.35 inches||5.78 × 2.82 × 0.29 inches|
|Dimensions (mm)||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||5.78 ounces; 164g|
|Mobile software||Android 11||Android 11||Android 11||iOS 14|
|camera||64 megapixel (telephoto), 12 megapixel (wide angle), 12 megapixel (ultra wide angle)||64 megapixel (telephoto), 12 megapixel (wide angle), 12 megapixel (ultra wide angle)||108 megapixel (wide angle), 12 megapixel (ultra wide angle), 10 megapixel (telephoto), 10 megapixel (telephoto)||12 megapixel (wide angle), 12 megapixel (ultra wide angle)|
|Front camera||10 megapixels||10 megapixels||40 megapixels||12 megapixels|
|Video capture||8 THOUSAND||8 THOUSAND||8 THOUSAND||4K|
|Processor||Snapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core 2.8 GHz processor (maximum 2.4 GHz + 1.8 GHz)||Snapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core 2.8 GHz processor (maximum 2.4 GHz + 1.8 GHz)||Snapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core 2.8 GHz processor (maximum 2.4 GHz + 1.8 GHz)||Apple Bionic 14|
|storage||128GB / 256GB||128GB / 256GB||128GB / 256GB, 512GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|RAM||8 GB||8 GB||12GB, 16GB||Undeclared|
|Battery||4,000 mAh||4,800 mAh||5,000 mAh||Undeclared; Apple lists 15 hours of video playback|
|Fingerprint sensor||On the screen||On the screen||On the screen||No (Face ID)|
|Special features||IP68 rated, 5G enabled, 30X spatial zoom, 10W wireless charging,||IP68 rated, 5G enabled, 30X spatial zoom, 10W wireless charging,||IP68 rated, 5G enabled, 100X spatial zoom, 10W wireless charging, 10x optical zoom; S Pen support||5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM functionality (nano-SIM and e-SIM)|
|Out of Contract Price (USD)||$ 800 (128GB)||$ 1,000 (128GB)||$ 1,200 (128GB)||$ 829 (64GB), $ 879 (128GB), $ 979 (256GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£ 769,||£ 949||£ 1,329||£ 799 (64GB), £ 849 (128GB), £ 949 (256GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU $ 1,249||AU $ 1,549||AU $ 1,849||AU $ 1,349 (64GB), AU $ 1,429 (128GB), AU $ 1,599 (256GB)|