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Nokia 5.1 (16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)

Side by side comparison between Nokia 5.1 vs Samsung Galaxy A21s phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Nokia 5.1 (16GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x2160

16
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2970
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
14PointsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)Compare Nokia 5.1 X
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)

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!

5.1 (16GB)11 Advantages Nokia 5.1 (16GB)vsGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
+150 grams (5.25 ounces)28%
Lighter
vs192 grams (6.72 ounces)
+8.27 millimeters (0.33 inches)8%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+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
+1080x2160 pixels103%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+439 PPI63%
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
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core38%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (9GB available)vs+32GB (19GB available)111%
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
5.5"vs+6.5"18%
Larger screen
(back) 16MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 9.0 Pievs+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+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2970 mAhvs+5000 mAh68%
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.

25 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+18 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 featuresNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
Model5.1 (16GB)Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
Other model namesNokia 5.1 dual-sim, HMD 5.1Galaxy A21s SM-A217F Single-Sim (32GB + 3GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
South AfricaAustraliaNew Zealand
South Africa, Australia, New Zealand
BrandNokiaSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2018June, 2020
Depth8.27 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)70.73 x 151.1 millimeters (2.78 x 5.95 in)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)
Weight150 grams (5.25 ounces)192 grams (6.72 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Nokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6755S Helio P18 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T860 MP2 800MhzARM Mali-G52 MP1
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (9GB available)32GB (19GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT PLS
Screen size5.5" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)439 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-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 networkAmerica, LATAM, AU, TW version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
APAC, EMEA, HK version:
UMTS 850/900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4
America, LATAM, AU, TW version:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,40)
APAC, EMEA, HK version:
LTE (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,40)
India version:
LTE (Bands 1,3,5)
TD-LTE (Bands 40,41)
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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
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
CameraNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm 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 cameraNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
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 aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
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
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
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 (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Copper, Tempered Blue, Black
- Android One
- 18:9 ratio screen
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2970 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateNokia 5.1 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
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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