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Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1) vs Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A21 vs Google Pixel 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

16
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
6"
OLED

1080x2340

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4080
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)

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!

Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)5 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)vsPixel 5 (GD1YQ)27 Advantages Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.5"8%
Larger screen
vs6"
+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR3vs+8GB LPDDR4X167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (20GB available)vs+128GB (109GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
193 grams (6.76 ounces)vs+151 grams (5.29 ounces)28%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT PLSvs+OLEDAdvantage
OLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
720x1600 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels119%
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+430 PPI59%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(quad camera) 16MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MPvs+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 16MP1%
Higher resolution main camera
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
1/3.06" inchesvs+1/2.55" inches20%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 10vs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G LTEvs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps32 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4000 mAhvs+4080 mAh2%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+18W20%
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.
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 6Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

25 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+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 featuresSamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
ModelGalaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Other model namesGalaxy A21 SM-A215UZKAXAA (USA Unlocked)Google Pixel 5 5G UW (Ultra Wideband) GD1YQ
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungGoogle
Release dateJune, 2020October, 2020
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76.7 x 167.8 millimeters (3.02 x 6.61 in)70.4 x 144.7 millimeters (2.77 x 5.7 in)
Weight193 grams (6.76 ounces)151 grams (5.29 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 11
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 680MhzQualcomm Adreno 620
RAM memory3GB LPDDR38GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (20GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Display typeTFT PLSOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~79.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~86.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI430 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz90Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps5000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1700/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 28, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78)
mmWave (260, 261)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
16 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4.0"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.2107º1.0µm
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor size1/3.06" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical 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/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
RadioFMNot 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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + 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, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
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 (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Just Black, Sorta Sage
- Always-on display
- Google Pay
- Google Cast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4080 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
12W Qi wireless charging
5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A21 (SM-A215U1)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.6W/kg (head) | 1.27W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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