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Motorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3) vs Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G9 Play 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 G9 Play (XT2083-3)11Points
Motorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)
6.5"
IPS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
04PointsSamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Compare Motorola Moto G9 Play 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? Motorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)

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 G9 Play (XT2083-3)11 Advantages Motorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)vsGalaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core7%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+4GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+64GB (49GB available)145%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (20GB available)
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+(triple camera) 48MP + 2MP + 2MP86%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 16MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
+1/2" inches53%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3.06" inches
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
+20W33%
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.
vs15W
+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)
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
200 grams (7 ounces)vs+193 grams (6.76 ounces)4%
Lighter
9.2 millimeters (0.36 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)14%
Thinner
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device

39 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC / Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
60Hz
16 million
720x1600 pixels
270 PPI
+32 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 G9 Play (XT2083-3)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
ModelMoto G9 Play (XT2083-3)Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G9 Play XT2083-3 (NFC)Galaxy A21 SM-A215UZKAXAA (USA Unlocked)
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2020June, 2020
Depth9.2 millimeters (0.36 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)75.73 x 165.21 millimeters (2.98 x 6.5 in)76.7 x 167.8 millimeters (3.02 x 6.61 in)
Weight200 grams (7 ounces)193 grams (6.76 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 G9 Play (XT2083-3)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SM6115 (11nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 610 950MhzPowerVR GE8320 680Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (20GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT PLS
Screen size6.5" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~79.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)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 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
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 G9 Play (XT2083-3)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 recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
2MP macrof/2.483º1.75µm
2MP depthf/2.483º1.75µm
(quad camera)
16 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4.0"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inches1/3.06" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1µm 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 G9 Play (XT2083-3)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
RadioFMFM
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
ConnectivityMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Forest Green, Sapphire Blue, Spring Pink
- Silicone case included
- Max Vision HD+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-3)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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