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OnePlus Nord (64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)

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

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OnePlus Nord (64GB)
6.44"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4115
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
06PointsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)Compare OnePlus Nord X
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? OnePlus Nord (64GB)

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!

Nord (64GB)23 Advantages OnePlus Nord (64GB)vsGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
+2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core23%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+184 grams (6.44 ounces)4%
Lighter
vs192 grams (6.72 ounces)
+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)9%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Fluid AMOLEDAdvantage
Fluid AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1080x2400 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+409 PPI51%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs270 PPI
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP5%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
+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
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(dual front camera) 32MP + 8MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 13MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 1200 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+30W100%
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
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
64GB (49GB available)vs+128GB (104GB available)112%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
6.44"vs+6.5"1%
Larger screen
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
4115 mAhvs+5000 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

26 Common items in both devices
Plastic body, glass front/back / Plastic body, glass front
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
1/2" inches
Android 10
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
ModelNord (64GB)Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
Other model namesOnePlus NORD 5G AC2001 (64GB + 6GB RAM), OnePlus ZGalaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim NFC (128GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)
(Europe)
BrandOnePlusSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2020June, 2020
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)73.3 x 158.3 millimeters (2.89 x 6.23 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, materialsPlastic body, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)OnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 620ARM Mali-G52 MP1
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (49GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (104GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
Display typeFluid AMOLEDTFT PLS
Screen size6.44" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~86.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)409 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display features90Hz, HDR10+60Hz
Mobile networksOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps300/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 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 Cat18
VoLTE

Europe version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)

India version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
LTE Cat7/13 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkEurope:
SA/NSA (1, 3, 7, 28, 78)

India:
SA/NSA (78)
Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/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
CameraOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.3119˚
5MP depthf/2.4
2MP macrof/2.4
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: 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 on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
32 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.5105˚1/4.0"1.12µm
13 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.5 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
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
ConnectivityOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 + 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, BeiDou, SBAS, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Blue Marble, Gray Onyx
- Sony IMX586 back camera sensor
- Sony IMX616 front camera sensor
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/4GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4115 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts30W (5V/6A) Fast battery charging15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateOnePlus Nord (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 128GB/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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