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Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1) vs Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto E5 Play vs Samsung Galaxy M21s phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy M21s XMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)05Points
Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
5.2"
IPS

720x1280

8
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
23PointsSamsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)Compare Motorola Moto E5 Play X
Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

64
MP

32mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)

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!

Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)5 Advantages Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)vsGalaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
+150 grams (5.25 ounces)27%
Lighter
vs191 grams (6.69 ounces)
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core85%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (10GB available)vs+64GB (49GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)1%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1280 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels174%
Higher resolution screen
282 PPIvs+403 PPI43%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.2"vs+6.4"23%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(triple camera) 64MP + 8MP + 5MP9 times
Higher resolution main camera
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 32MP6 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 8.0 Oreovs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2800 mAhvs+6000 mAh114%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
10Wvs+15W50%
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.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

24 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
+17 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
ModelMoto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Other model namesBoost Mobile Moto E5 Play XT1921, Lenovo Moto E5 PlayGalaxy M21s SM-F415F/Dual-Sim (4GB RAM)
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateMay, 2018November, 2020
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)74 x 151 millimeters (2.91 x 5.94 in)75.1 x 159.2 millimeters (2.96 x 6.27 in)
Weight150 grams (5.25 ounces)191 grams (6.69 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 (10nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 308 500MhzARM Mali-G72 MP3
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)282 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 420 nits
Mobile networksMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 700/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,25,26,29,30,66)
TD-LTE 2500/2600 (Bands 38,41)
LTE Cat6 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(triple camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2123º12mm1/4.0"1.12µm
5MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.72" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Dark lake, Flash gray
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Blue
- One UI 2.5
- Stereo sound not supported
- DeX not supported
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
GK40
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day2880 minutes | 48 hours | 2 days
Standby17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.35W/kg (head) | 1.23W/kg (body)0.383W/kg (head)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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