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Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB) vs Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A21s vs Sony Xperia XA1 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia XA1 XSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)17Points
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
5"
IPS

720x1280

23
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2300
mAh

(Non 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)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)vsXperia XA1 (G3123)8 Advantages Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
+2GHz 64bit Octa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+3GB LPDDR4XAdvantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+720x1600 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+6.5"30%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP162%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 23MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+1/2" inches15%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.3" inches
+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.0 Nougat
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh117%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2300 mAh
+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)
+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
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
32GB (19GB available)vs+32GB (24GB available)26%
More internal storage for applications and files
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+143 grams (5.01 ounces)34%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)11%
Thinner
TFT PLSvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
270 PPIvs+294 PPI9%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Virtual ambient light sensorvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+Water splash resistant (don't immerse)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
f/2.0 (aperture)
Full HD (1920x1080)
+19 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
ModelGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Xperia XA1 (G3123)
Other model namesGalaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim NFC (32GB + 3GB RAM)Sony Xperia XA1 Single-Sim G3123, Sony Hinoki SS
Country or region available(Europe)(United Kingdom)KazakhstanRussia
(Europe), (United Kingdom), Kazakhstan, Russia
CanadaUSA
Canada, USA
BrandSamsungSony
Release date6/2/2020, Announced: 5/15/20204/1/2017
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)67 x 145 millimeters (2.64 x 5.71 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)143 grams (5.01 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater splash resistant (don't immerse)

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
System versionAndroid 10Android 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
User InterfaceOne UI 2.0 / 3.1feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 (8nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 (16nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.6GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MP1ARM Mali-T880 MP2 900Mhz
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 107157 (v8)
Geekbench: 1100 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 11fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (19GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (24GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.5" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 4-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hzfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
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)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/150 Mbps300/50 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 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 Cat6 700/850/1700/1900/2600 (Bands 2,4,5,7,12,13,17,28,29,66)
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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat7/13 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ANot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123°
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
23 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels5520x4144 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.3" inches
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 supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
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/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered23mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/4" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Virtual ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh2300 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered10 hours
Standbyfeature not registered603 hours (25.1 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red- Colors: Black, White, Gold, Pink
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Fast battery charging
- Pump Express+ 2.0
- Exmor RS IMX-300 main camera
- Exmor RS IMX-219 front camera

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)Sony Xperia XA1 (G3123)
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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