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Motorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy A21s phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A21s XMotorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)15Points
Motorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)
5.96"
AMOLED

1440x2560

13
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3220
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
18PointsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Compare Motorola Nexus 6 X
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)

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!

Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)15 Advantages Motorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)vsGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
+64GB (57GB available)19%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (48GB available)
+184 grams (6.44 ounces)4%
Lighter
vs192 grams (6.72 ounces)
+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+1440x2560 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+493 PPI83%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs270 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+WPC/Qi Wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+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
2.7Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
10.1 millimeters (0.4 inches)vs+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)13%
Thinner
5.96"vs+6.5"9%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/3" inchesvs+1/2" inches50%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 2.1MPvs+(front) 13MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 7.1.1 Nougatvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3220 mAhvs+5000 mAh55%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.0 + 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.

23 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
f/2.0 (aperture)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
+16 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 Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
ModelNexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
Other model namesGoogle Nexus 6 XT1100, Motorola Nexus X, Motorola ShamuGalaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim NFC (64GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)SpainGreeceIsraelPortugalTaiwan
(Europe), Spain, Greece, Israel, Portugal, Taiwan
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2014June, 2020
Depth10.1 millimeters (0.4 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)83 x 159.3 millimeters (3.27 x 6.27 in)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)
Weight184 grams (6.44 ounces)192 grams (6.72 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
Operating systemAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 7.1.1 Nougatfeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)
CPU processor2.7Ghz Quad-Core Krait 450Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 420ARM Mali-G52 MP1
RAM memory3GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (57GB available)64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT PLS
Screen size5.96" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~74.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)493 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksMotorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
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/upload150/50 Mbps300/150 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 19, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 41)
LTE Cat7/13 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, 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 Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
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 Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/6" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPortNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Midnight Blue, Cloud White
- 13MP IMX 214 image sensor camera
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3220 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
WPC/Qi Wireless charging
15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1440 minutes | 24 hours | 1 dayfeature not registered
Standby19800 minutes | 330 hours | 13.8 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Nexus 6 (XT1100 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.422W/kg (head) | 1.544W/kg (body)
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