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Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01) vs Samsung Galaxy S21

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto X4 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 XMotorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)05Points
Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)
5.2"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Samsung Galaxy S21
6.2"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21

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 X4 (XT1900-01)5 Advantages Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)vsGalaxy S2129 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)4%
Lighter
vs169 grams (5.92 ounces)
+Dual-LED on main camera and LED on front cameraAdvantage
The Dual-LED on main camera and LED on front camera helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+(front) 16MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core19%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4vs+8GB LPDDR5167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (17GB available)vs+128GB (104GB available)5 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMCvs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
5.2"vs+6.2"19%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12MP + 8MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
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
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.76" inches45%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
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.
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
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
15Wvs+25W67%
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)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
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.

26 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
16 million
424 PPI
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
+19 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
ModelMoto X4 (XT1900-01)Galaxy S21
Other model namesLenovo Moto X4 XT1900 32GB, Moto X4 Single-Chip (2017)Galaxy S21 5G SM-G991B/DS
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release date10/1/20171/29/2021, Announced: 1/14/2021
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 148.35 millimeters (2.89 x 5.84 in)71.2 x 151.7 millimeters (2.8 x 5.97 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)169 grams (5.92 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
System versionAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 11
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
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 controllerQualcomm Adreno 508 650MhzARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
RAM memory3GB LPDDR48GB LPDDR5
Internal storage32GB (17GB available)
eMMC
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
Display typeTFT IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~68.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass Victus
Display features60Hz120Hz, 1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload600/75 Mbps5000/1920 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 EV-DO RevA
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat11 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 41)
LTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 ()
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED on main camera and LED on front cameraLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
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 registered4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/3.24" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (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, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
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

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
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: Super Black, Sterling Blue, Silver
- Android One
- 3D glass back panel
- TurboPower charging: 6h in 15min
- Colors: Phantom Gray, White, Violet, Pink
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX

☢️ Radiation rate

Motorola Moto X4 (XT1900-01)Samsung Galaxy S21
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.456W/kg (head), 1.509W/kg (body)
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