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Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB) vs Nokia 8 (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A21s vs Nokia 8 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Nokia 8 XSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)08Points
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Nokia 8 (64GB)
5.3"
IPS

1440x2560

13
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3090
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Nokia 8 (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/DS 64GB/6GB)8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)vs8 (64GB)20 Advantages Nokia 8 (64GB)
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+6.5"23%
Larger screen
vs5.3"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP133%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 13MP + 13MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh62%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3090 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.45Ghz 64bit Octa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+160 grams (5.6 ounces)20%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT PLSvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
720x1600 pixelsvs+1440x2560 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+554 PPI105%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
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+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP54 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

25 Common items in both devices
64GB (48GB available) / 64GB (50GB available)
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo on both cameras
f/2.0 (aperture)
(front) 13MP
4G+ LTE-A
+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 A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (64GB)
ModelGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)8 (64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim (64GB + 6GB RAM)Nokia 8 (4GB RAM)
Country or region availablePhilippinesIndiaIndonesiaMalaysiaMyanmarThailandVietnam
Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungNokia
Release dateJune, 2020September, 2017
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)73.7 x 151.5 millimeters (2.9 x 5.96 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)160 grams (5.6 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP54 certified: protection against dust and splashing
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.45Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MP1Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (50GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (64GB)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.5" inches5.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI554 PPI
Colors16 millionfeature not registered
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/150 Mbps450/50 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 EV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat7/13 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (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/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(dual camera)
13 megapixels
13MP monof/2.01.12µmPDAFLaserAF
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
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 on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
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 pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (64GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
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
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (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
Heart rate
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Blue, Polished Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
- 2.5D glass screen
- Carl Zeiss camera optics
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Nokia OZO audio
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3090 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Nokia 8 (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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