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Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB) vs Nokia 206 (RM-873)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A21s vs Nokia 206 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Nokia 206 XSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)28Points
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Nokia 206 (RM-873)
2.4"
TFT

240x320

1.2
MP

N/A
RAM

32bit Single

1100
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)

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/DSN 32GB)28 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)vs206 (RM-873)2 Advantages Nokia 206 (RM-873)
+32GB (19GB available)303 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64MB
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC15 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)39%
Thinner
vs12.4 millimeters (0.49 inches)
+TFT PLSAdvantage
TFT PLS display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+16 million245 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs65 thousand
+720x1600 pixels14 times
Higher resolution screen
vs240x320 pixels
+270 PPI62%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs167 PPI
+6.5"171%
Larger screen
vs2.4"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP48 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 1.2MP
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+PDAF: phase detection autofocusAdvantage
Best autofocus type for taking pictures
vsNot supported
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 13MPAdvantage
A front-camera is best for taking selfies
vsNot supported
+Full HD (1920x1080)81 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsQCIF (176x144)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)2499 times
More apps available to download and use
vs1000 apps (Nokia Store)
+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
vs2G EDGE
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps1270 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(2G EDGE) 0.236 Mbps
+Capacitive MultitouchAdvantage
The touch screen facilitates the use of the device
vsNot supported
+Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Compass, Gyroscope, Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh4 times
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1100 mAh
+Video callingAdvantage
The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video
vsNot supported
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs2.1 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsWAP, HTML, Flash player
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+91 grams (3.19 ounces)111%
Lighter
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily

7 Common items in both devices
Only digital zoom
3.5mm jack
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
FM / FM (RDS)
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector / MicroUSB 2.0
+ specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
ModelGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)206 (RM-873)
Other model namesGalaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim NFC (32GB + 3GB RAM)Nokia Asha 206 RM-873
Country or region available(Europe)(United Kingdom)KazakhstanRussia
(Europe), (United Kingdom), Kazakhstan, Russia
feature not registered
BrandSamsungNokia
Release dateJune, 2020December, 2012
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)12.4 millimeters (0.49 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)49.4 x 116 millimeters (1.94 x 4.57 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)91 grams (3.19 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
Operating systemAndroid 10Nokia Series OS S40 Platform 2.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)32bit
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Single-Core
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MP1feature not registered
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4Xfeature not registered
Internal storage32GB (19GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64MB
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT LCD
Screen size6.5" inches2.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~31.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)240x320 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchNot supported
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI167 PPI
Colors16 million65 thousand
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
Maximum download/upload300/150 Mbps0.236 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Dual-Band 900/1800
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 900/1800 - USA: 850/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat7/13 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 900/1800 - USA: 850/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
1.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsQCIF (176x144) 10 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusNot supported
Touch focusSupportedNot supported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasNot supported
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixelsNot supported
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Not supported
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, WMV, H.263, H.264
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, AAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE2.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMONot supported
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedfeature not registered
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5WAP, HTML, Flash player
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Not supported
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Cyan , Magenta, Yellow, Black, White
- USB On-the-go support
- Java games
- 100% recoverable as materials and energy
- Java framework
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
BL-4U
Battery capacity5000 mAh1100 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registered40800 minutes | 680 hours | 28.3 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Nokia 206 (RM-873)
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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