81points

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

89points

Samsung Galaxy S21

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149 facts in comparison

Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S21

Why is Apple iPhone 12 Pro better than Samsung Galaxy S21?

  • 9.26% higher pixel density
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    460ppivs421ppi
  • 14.29% higher resolution
    ?

    1170 x 2532pxvs1080 x 2400px
  • 20% more megapixels (front camera)
    ?

    12MPvs10MP
  • 256GB more internal storage
    ?

    512GBvs256GB
  • 33.33% better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    2160 x 60fpsvs3240 x 30fps
  • 0.5mm thinner
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    7.4mmvs7.9mm
  • 5mm shorter
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    146.7mmvs151.7mm
  • Has an infrared sensor
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Why is Samsung Galaxy S21 better than Apple iPhone 12 Pro?

  • 42.1% more battery power
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    4000mAhvs2815mAh
  • 2GB more RAM memory
    ?

    8GBvs6GB
  • 1.5x faster CPU speed
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    1 x 2.9GHz & 3 x 2.8GHz & 4 x 2.2GHzvs2 x 3.1 & 4 x 1.8GHz
  • 2.44x more megapixels (main camera)
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    64MP & 12MP & 12MPvs12 & 12 & 12MP
  • 1.64% bigger screen size
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    6.2"vs6.1"
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
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  • 18g lighter
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    171gvs189g
  • Is a multi-user system
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Price comparison

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Buy used:

$169.00

ProductStorePrice
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$333.94

Samsung Galaxy S21

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S21 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic ...Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$679.00
Samsung Galaxy S21 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gra...Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Unlocked (Renewed)
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$455.00

User reviews

Overall Rating

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
10.0
1 User reviews
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
10.0/10
1 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy S21
10.0
2 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy S21
10.0/10
2 User reviews

Features

Build quality

10.0/10
1 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Display quality

9.0/10
1 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Battery life

5.0/10
1 votes
9.0/10
2 votes

Photography

10.0/10
1 votes
9.5/10
2 votes

Performance

10.0/10
1 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Comments

Paule58

Paule58

1 month ago

10 / 10

Teh best smartphone i ever had. Easy to handle

Paule58

Paule58

1 month ago

10 / 10

1 users found this helpful

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

189g

171g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.thickness

7.4mm

7.9mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.width

71.5mm

71.2mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.height

146.7mm

151.7mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
The Ingress Protection (IP) rating classifies the degree of protection against dust and water. Higher ratings are better. For example, a device rated IP68 can resist immersion into water for a certain time, specified by the manufacturer.
9.volume

77.62cmΒ³

85.33cmΒ³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.pixel density

460ppi

421ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

1170 x 2532px

1080 x 2400px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
βœ–Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S21
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
7.has a touch screen
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
8.brightness

1200nits

1300nits

A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
9.has a display enabled for HDR10+
βœ–Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
The display supports HDR10+, which is an improved version of HDR10 video technology. HDR10+ uses dynamic metadata so that each frame can have its own settings for contrast, brightness, and colors, which results in lifelike images.

Performance

1.RAM

6GB

8GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.CPU speed

2 x 3.1GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz (Apple A14 Bionic)

1 x 2.9GHz & 3 x 2.8GHz & 4 x 2.2GHz (Samsung Exynos 2100)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
3.has an external memory slot
βœ–Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S21
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Has integrated LTE
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro (Apple A14 Bionic)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21 (Samsung Exynos 2100)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
7.Supports 64-bit
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro (Apple A14 Bionic)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21 (Samsung Exynos 2100)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
8.Uses big.LITTLE technology
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro (Apple A14 Bionic)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21 (Samsung Exynos 2100)
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.
9.Has integrated graphics
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro (Apple A14 Bionic)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21 (Samsung Exynos 2100)
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP & 12MP & 12MP

64MP & 12MP & 12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
4.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 60fps

3240 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
5.Has a dual-tone LED flash
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
6.has a BSI sensor
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
7.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
8.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
9.supports slow-motion video recording
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
βœ–Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S21
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
βœ–Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S21
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.battery power

2815mAh

4000mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
3.Supports fast charging
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
4.has a removable battery
βœ–Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S21
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
5.Has an ultra power-saving mode
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro (iOS 14)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21 (Android 11)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
6.has a battery level indicator
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
7.has a rechargeable battery
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
8.has reverse wireless charging
βœ–Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
The device can be used as a wireless charging station to power other gadgets.

Features

1.has NFC
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.Has a fingerprint scanner
βœ–Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
4.is DLNA-certified
βœ–Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ–Samsung Galaxy S21
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
6.supports two physical SIM cards
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
A dual-SIM mobile phone can work with two SIM cards at the same time.
7.has 5G support
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21
The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
8.is a multi-user system
βœ–Apple iPhone 12 Pro
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21 (Android 11)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
9.The browser has word wrap
βœ”Apple iPhone 12 Pro (iOS 14)
βœ”Samsung Galaxy S21 (Android 11)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Buy used:

$169.00

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPhone XR, 64GB, White -...(Renewed) Apple iPhone XR, 64GB, White - For Verizon
Amazon logo
$333.94

Samsung Galaxy S21

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S21 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic ...Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$679.00
Samsung Galaxy S21 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gra...Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Unlocked (Renewed)
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$455.00

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