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Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB) vs Samsung Star (GT-S5230)

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

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Compare Samsung Star XSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)35Points
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
3"
TFT

240x400

3.1
MP

N/A
RAM

32bit Single

1000
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)35 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)vsStar (GT-S5230)2 Advantages Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
+32GB (19GB available)388 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs50MB
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC31 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 16GB microSD, microSDHC
+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)34%
Thinner
vs11.9 millimeters (0.47 inches)
+TFT PLSAdvantage
TFT PLS display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+16 million61 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs260 thousand
+720x1600 pixels11 times
Higher resolution screen
vs240x400 pixels
+270 PPI74%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs155 PPI
+6.5"117%
Larger screen
vs3"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP18 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 3.1MP
+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)26 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsQVGA (320x240)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)349999 times
More apps available to download and use
vs10 apps
+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
+CapacitiveAdvantage
Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitive.
vsResistive
+MultitouchAdvantage
Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same time.
vsSingle
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
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
vs1000 mAh
+Video callingAdvantage
The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+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.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsWAP, HTML
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+93 grams (3.26 ounces)106%
Lighter
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily

6 Common items in both devices
Only digital zoom
Accelerometer
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
FM / FM (RDS)
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector / USB 2.0 proprietary connector
+ 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/DSN 32GB)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
ModelGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Star (GT-S5230)
Other model namesGalaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim NFC (32GB + 3GB RAM)Samsung S5230A Star, Samsung Tocco Lite, Samsung Player One
Country or region available(Europe)(United Kingdom)KazakhstanRussia
(Europe), (United Kingdom), Kazakhstan, Russia
feature not registered
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJune, 2020April, 2009
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)11.9 millimeters (0.47 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)53 x 104 millimeters (2.09 x 4.09 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)93 grams (3.26 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)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
Operating systemAndroid 10Proprietary OS
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
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
50MB
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 16GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT LCD
Screen size6.5" inches3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~46.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)240x400 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchResistive Single touch 1-point
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI155 PPI
Colors16 million260 thousand
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-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 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, MMS, E-mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
3.1 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels2048x1536 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsQVGA (320x240) 15 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)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
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)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
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 supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5WAP, HTML
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Pink
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF
- DNSe
- Shazam Find Music service
- Java framework
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh1000 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registered48000 minutes | 800 hours | 33.3 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Samsung Star (GT-S5230)
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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