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Nokia N96 vs Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Nokia N96 vs Samsung Galaxy A21s phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Nokia N96
2.8"
TFT

240x320

5
MP

0.3mp

128MB
RAM

32bit Single

950
mAh

(Removable)

vs
27PointsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Compare Nokia N96 X
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)

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!

N964 Advantages Nokia N96vsGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
+125 grams (4.38 ounces)54%
Lighter
vs192 grams (6.72 ounces)
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+Digital TVAdvantage
Watch your favorite TV shows anywhere
vsNot supported
264Mhz 32bit Single-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core15 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
128MB SDRAMvs+6GB LPDDR4X47 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GBvs+64GB (48GB available)2 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 160GB microSD, microSDHCvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC2 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
18 millimeters (0.71 inches)vs+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)102%
Thinner
TFT LCDvs+TFT PLSAdvantage
TFT PLS display is brighter and more vivid
240x320 pixelsvs+720x1600 pixels14 times
Higher resolution screen
143 PPIvs+270 PPI89%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
2.8"vs+6.5"132%
Larger screen
(back) 5MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP11 times
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 0.3MPvs+(front) 13MP41 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
VGA (640x480)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)6 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) QVGA (320x240)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)26 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
50000 apps (Nokia Ovi Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)69 times
More apps available to download and use
3G HSDPAvs+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
(3G HSDPA) 3.6 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps82 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Capacitive MultitouchAdvantage
The touch screen facilitates the use of the device
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
950 mAhvs+5000 mAh4 times
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
802.11 b/g (2.4Ghz)vs+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
2.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

11 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Speakerphone
Video calling
+4 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 N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
ModelN96Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Other model namesNokia N96 US, Nokia N96-3 RM-247Galaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim (64GB + 6GB RAM)
Country or region availablefeature not registeredPhilippinesIndiaIndonesiaMalaysiaMyanmarThailandVietnam
Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
BrandNokiaSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2008June, 2020
Depth18 millimeters (0.71 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)55 x 103 millimeters (2.17 x 4.06 in)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)
Weight125 grams (4.38 ounces)192 grams (6.72 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Nokia N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Operating systemSymbian 9.3 S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareNokia N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Chipset32bit - STMicroelectronics Nomadik STn8815A1264bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)
CPU processor264Mhz Single-Core ARM926EJ-SOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerfeature not registeredARM Mali-G52 MP1
RAM memory128MB SDRAM6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 160GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayNokia N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT PLS
Screen size2.8" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~42.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution240x320 pixels720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenNot supportedCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)143 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksNokia N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload3.6 Mbps300/150 Mbps
Network technology2G2G, 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 networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat7/13 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkCSD, HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPAGPRS, 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
CallingNokia N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraNokia N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)VGA (640x480) 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
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusfeature not registeredSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionfeature not registeredFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorfeature not registeredNot supported
HDRfeature not registeredHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraNokia N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution640x480 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)QVGA (320x240)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 N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
RadioFM (RDS)FM
TVDigital TVNot supported
Video formatsMP4, WMV, 3GP, RVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WMA, WAV, RA, AAC, M4AMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityNokia N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV output3.5mm (same audio output)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth2.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNAfeature not registeredNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsNokia N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Active noise cancellationfeature not registeredSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserfeature not registeredHTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Quartz
- Carl Zeiss optics
- N-Gage compatible
- TV DVB-H Class C (470-750MHz)
- Document viewer Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF
- Java framework
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyNokia N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
BL-5F
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity950 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy150 minutes | 2.5 hours | 0.1 dayfeature not registered
Standby12000 minutes | 200 hours | 8.3 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateNokia N96Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
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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