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Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F) vs HTC U11 Life (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A21s vs HTC U11 Life phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare HTC U11 Life XSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)09Points
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
HTC U11 Life (64GB)
5.2"
SLCD5

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2600
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? HTC U11 Life (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!

Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)vsU11 Life (64GB)15 Advantages HTC U11 Life (64GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core5%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+6.5"25%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh92%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2600 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
3GB LPDDR4Xvs+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (19GB available)vs+64GB (54GB available)184%
More internal storage for applications and files
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+142 grams (4.97 ounces)35%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)10%
Thinner
TFT PLSvs+TFT Super LCD 5Advantage
TFT Super LCD 5 display is brighter and more vivid
720x1600 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels80%
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+424 PPI57%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
(front) 13MPvs+(front) 16MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

26 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
f/2.0 (aperture)
+19 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 A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
ModelGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F)U11 Life (64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A21s SM-A217F Single-Sim (32GB + 3GB RAM)HTC U11 Life Global version 4GB RAM, HTC Ocean Life
Country or region availableSouth AfricaAustraliaNew Zealand
South Africa, Australia, New Zealand
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungHTC
Release dateJune, 2020December, 2017
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)72.9 x 149.09 millimeters (2.87 x 5.87 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)142 grams (4.97 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWaterproof (IP?)
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MP1Qualcomm Adreno 508
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (19GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (54GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT Super LCD 5
Screen size6.5" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~68.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/150 Mbps600/75 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 networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat7/13 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat11 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,12,17,13,28,20,66)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
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 A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
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 supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
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
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Sapphire Blue, Ice White
- Android One
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Plastic body
- Plastic case included
- Amazon Alexa
- HTC Sense UI
- HTC BoomSound
- Hi-Res audio
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
- Slow motion
- VoLTE
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh2600 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registered40200 minutes | 670 hours | 27.9 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F)HTC U11 Life (64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.422W/kg (head) | 1.544W/kg (body)feature not registered
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