Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: compare specs, price

Summary (9)

variants
Critical Review 4.0
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Screen 6.2 inches (15.75 cm) 5.8″ (14.73cm)
performance Samsung Exynos 2100 Samsung Exynos 9 Octa
RAM 8GB 4GB
storage 128GB 64GB
battery 4000mAh 3000 mAh
price in india 69,999 57,900

general (11)

launch date January 27, 2021 (Official) May 5, 2017 (Official)
price in india 69,999
Brand Samsung Samsung
fashion model- Galaxy S21 Galaxy S8
operating system android v11 Android v7.0 (Nougat)
custom onion Samsung One User Interface
sim slots Dual SIM card, GSM+GSM Dual SIM card, GSM+GSM
sim size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (hybrid)
network 5G: Supported by device (network not deployed in India), 4G: Available (supports Indian bands), 3G: Available, 2G: Available 4G: Available (supports Indian bands), 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
fast charging Yes Yes

design (7)

height 151.7mm 148.9mm
width 71.2mm 68.1mm
thickness 7.9mm 8.0mm
weight 171 grams 155 grams
colors Phantom Grey, Phantom Violet, Phantom White Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold, Burgundy
water resistant Yes, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters), IP68 Yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters), IP68
robustness Dustproof Dustproof

display (9)

screen size 6.2 inches (15.75 cm) 5.8 inches (14.73 cm)
screen resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1440 x 2960 pixels
aspect ratio 20:9 18.5:9
borderless screen Yes, with perforated display Yes
pixel density 424 ppi 568 ppi
display type: Dynamic AMOLED Super AMOLED
refresh rate 120Hz
touch screen Yes, capacitive touchscreen, multi-touch Yes Capacitive touchscreen, multi-touch
screen-to-body ratio calculated 85.92 % 84.57%

achievement (5)

chipset Samsung Exynos 2100 Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
processor Octa-core (2.9GHz, Single-core, Cortex X1 + 2.8GHz, Tri-core, Cortex A78 + 2.2GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A55) Octa-core (2.3GHz, Quad-core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A53)
architecture 64 bit 64 bit
Pictures Mali-G78 MP14 Mali-G71 MP20
RAM 8GB 4GB

storage (1)

internal memory 128GB 64GB

camera (12)

camera setting Only Only
solution 64 MP f/2.0 telephoto camera, 12 MP f/1.8, wide-angle primary camera, 12 MP f/2.2, wide-angle, ultra-wide camera 8 MP f/1.7, wide-angle primary camera (25mm focal length, 3.6″ sensor size, 1.22 ┬Ám pixel size)
autofocus Yes, phase detection autofocus, dual pixel autofocus
physical opening F2.2 F1.7
optical image stabilization Yes Yes
flash Yes, LED flash Yes Screen Flash
photo resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels 4000 x 3000 pixels
settings Exposure Compensation, ISO Control Exposure Compensation, ISO Control
shooting modes Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR) Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR)
camera functions Digital zoom, auto flash, face detection, touch to focus wide angle selfie
video recording 3840×2160 @ 30 fps 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
resolution of the front camera 10 MP f/2.2, wide-angle primary camera

battery (6)

capacity 4000mAh 3000 mAh
type lithium-ion Li-ion
user replaceable no no
wireless charging Yes Yes
fast charging Yes, fast, 25W Yes Fast
usb typec Yes Yes

network connectivity (11)

sim size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (hybrid)
network support 5G supported by device (network not rolled out in India), 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
circle Yes Yes
sim 1 4G bands: TD-LTE 2300 (band 40), FD-LTE 1800 (band 3), 3G bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available , EDGE: Available 4G bands: TD-LTE 2300 (band 40) FD-LTE 2100 (band 1) / 1800 (band 3) / 2600 (band 7) / 900 (band 8) / 700 (band 28) / 1900 (band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20)3G bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G -speed: 150 Mbit/s? 1024 Mbit/s? (LTE category 16)3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ?, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ?GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim 2 4G bands: TD-LTE 2300 (band 40), FD-LTE 1800 (band 3), 3G bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available , EDGE: Available 4G bands: TD-LTE 2300 (band 40) FD-LTE 2100 (band 1) / 1800 (band 3) / 2600 (band 7) / 900 (band 8) / 700 (band 28) / 1900 (band 2) / 1700 (band 4) / 850 (band 5) / 700 (band 17) / 800 (band 20) 3G bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G speed: 150 Mbit/s? 1024 Mbit/s? (LTE category 16) 3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ? GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
wifi features Mobile hotspot Mobile hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v5.1 Yes v5.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, Glonass Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
nfc Yes Yes
usb connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging Mass storage device, USB charging

multimedia (2)

loudspeaker Yes Yes
audio cable USB Type-C 3.5mm

special features (4)

fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
fingerprint sensor position On screen Rear end
fingerprint sensor type Ultrasonic
other sensors Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

warranty (1)

Guarantee 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

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