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Motorola Moto G5S (XT1795) vs Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G5S vs Samsung Galaxy A21 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A21 XMotorola Moto G5S (XT1795)10Points
Motorola Moto G5S (XT1795)
5.2"
IPS

1080x1920

16
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
13PointsSamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Compare Motorola Moto G5S X
Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

16
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)

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 G5S (XT1795)10 Advantages Motorola Moto G5S (XT1795)vsGalaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
+32GB (22GB available)10%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (20GB available)
+157 grams (5.5 ounces)23%
Lighter
vs193 grams (6.76 ounces)
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+1080x1920 pixels80%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+424 PPI57%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs270 PPI
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+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 Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core72%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)1%
Thinner
5.2"vs+6.5"25%
Larger screen
(back) 16MPvs+(quad camera) 16MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP75%
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) 13MP154%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 8.1 Oreovs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+4000 mAh33%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
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 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

32 Common items in both devices
3GB LPDDR3
eMMC 5.1
60Hz
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+25 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 G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
ModelMoto G5S (XT1795)Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G5S Dual-Sim (3GB RAM) XT1793Galaxy A21 SM-A215UZKAXAA (USA Unlocked)
Country or region availableIndia
India
USA
USA
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2017June, 2020
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)73.5 x 150 millimeters (2.89 x 5.91 in)76.7 x 167.8 millimeters (3.02 x 6.61 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)193 grams (6.76 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1 NougatAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 8.1 Oreofeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 (28nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 505 450MhzPowerVR GE8320 680Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (20GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT PLS
Screen size5.2" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~79.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 40)
LTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingMotorola Moto G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
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 G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels(quad camera)
16 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4.0"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.06" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: 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 G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 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
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Lunar Grey, Fine Gold
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto G5S (XT1795)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.6W/kg (head) | 1.27W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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