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Honor V40 5G (128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Honor V40 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Honor V40 5G (128GB)
6.72"
AMOLED

1236x2676

50
MP

16mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
18PointsSamsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)Compare Honor V40 5G X
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

V40 5G (128GB)10 Advantages Honor V40 5G (128GB)vsGalaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR5
+128GB (107GB available)10%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (97GB available)
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1236x2676 pixels28%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+439 PPI7%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs411 PPI
+6.72"5%
Larger screen
vs6.4"
+(triple camera) 50MP + 8MP + 2MP86%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MP
+1/1.56" inches13%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.76" inches
+66W164%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs25W
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
2.6GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
186 grams (6.51 ounces)vs+177 grams (6.2 ounces)5%
Lighter
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
AMOLEDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
HDR10vs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 16MPvs+(front) 32MP101%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 10vs+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
4000 mAhvs+4500 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

29 Common items in both devices
120Hz
LED flash
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)
5G SA/NSA
+22 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
ModelV40 5G (128GB)Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
Other model namesHuawei Honor V40 5G, 荣耀V40 5G YOK-AN10Galaxy S21 FE 5G SM-G990B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)
Country or region availableChinaHong KongTaiwan
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
BrandHonorSamsung
Release date1/22/20211/7/2022, Announced: 1/4/2022
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)74.26 x 163.07 millimeters (2.92 x 6.42 in)74.5 x 155.7 millimeters (2.93 x 6.13 in)
Weight186 grams (6.51 ounces)177 grams (6.2 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 12
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 4.0

⚙️ Processor

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
Chipset64bit - Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ MT6889Z (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.6GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A77
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.9GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8GHz Triple-Core ARM Cortex-A78
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G77 MC9ARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (107GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (97GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
Display typeAMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.72" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1236x2676 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)439 PPI411 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass Victus
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display features800nits[peak]
HDR10
1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 19, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79)SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA

📷 Camera

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
50 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.4120°17mm
2MP macrof/2.4
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°13mm1/3"1.12µm
8MP telephotof/2.476mm1/4.5"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution8160x6120 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.56" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered1080p@240fps

📸 Front camera

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.74" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C SlimPort®
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts66W Fast battery charging
50W Qi wireless charging
5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
25W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
15W Qi wireless charging
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Midnight Black, Rose Gold, Titanium Silver
- Magic UI 4.0
- Screen protection film applied
- TPU case included
- Stereo speakers
- Colors: Graphite, White, Lavender, Olive

☢️ Radiation rate

Honor V40 5G (128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/6GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.65W/kg (head), 1.19W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.93W/kg (head), 1.319W/kg (body)
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