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Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Realme 7 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)
6.5"
IPS

1080x2400

48
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
21PointsSamsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Compare Realme 7 5G X
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)

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!

7 5G (128GB/6GB)7 Advantages Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)vsGalaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)21 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.5"2%
Larger screen
vs6.4"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP86%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MP
+5000 mAh11%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4500 mAh
+30W20%
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.
vs25W
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
2.4GHz 64bit Octa-corevs+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-core (5nm)14%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+6GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
195 grams (6.83 ounces)vs+177 grams (6.2 ounces)10%
Lighter
9.1 millimeters (0.36 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)15%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
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
405 PPIvs+411 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
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" inchesvs+1/1.76" inches14%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 16MPvs+(front) 32MP101%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 10vs+Android 13Advantage
Android 13 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
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.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

30 Common items in both devices
128GB (106GB available) / 128GB (97GB available)
120Hz
16 million
1080x2400 pixels
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
+23 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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📱 Model features

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Model7 5G (128GB/6GB)Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Other model namesRealme 7 5G RMX2111 (128GB + 6GB RAM)Galaxy S21 FE 5G SM-G990B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandRealmeSamsung
Release date11/27/20201/7/2022, Announced: 1/4/2022
Depth9.1 millimeters (0.36 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.1 x 162.2 millimeters (2.96 x 6.39 in)74.5 x 155.7 millimeters (2.93 x 6.13 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)177 grams (6.2 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 12
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 13
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 4.1 / 5.0

⚙️ Processor

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Chipset64bit: MediaTek Dimensity 800U MT6853 (7nm)64bit: Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
2x 2.4GHz ARM Cortex-A76 (Dual-core)
6x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Hexa-core)
Octa-core, 3 processors:
1x 2.9GHz ARM Cortex-X1 (Single-core)
3x 2.8GHz ARM Cortex-A78 (Triple-core)
4x 2.2GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G57 MC3ARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (97GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)405 PPI411 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassGorilla Glass Victus
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display features480nits[typ]1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload2000/1024 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
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 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78)SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA

📷 Camera

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.3119°1/4"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°13mm1/3"1.12µm
8MP telephotof/2.476mm1/4.5"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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 registered1080p@240fps

📸 Front camera

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.1 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.06" inches1/2.74" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
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

🔌 Connectivity

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
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 outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C SlimPort®
Bluetooth5.1 + 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, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts30W (5V/6A) Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
25W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
15W Qi wireless charging
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy35 hours (1.5 days)feature not registered
Standby672 hours (28 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
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: Baltic Blue
- Realme UI
- Dolby Atmos
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Screen protector included
- Protective case included
- Weather-sealed ports & loudspeaker
- Colors: Graphite, White, Lavender, Olive

☢️ Radiation rate

Realme 7 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.65W/kg (head), 0.61W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.952W/kg (head), 1.48W/kg (body)
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