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Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB) vs ZTE ZMax (Z970)

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

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Compare ZTE ZMax XSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)24Points
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
ZTE ZMax (Z970)
5.7"
TFT

720x1280

8
MP

1.6mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3400
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)24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)vsZMax (Z970)4 Advantages ZTE ZMax (Z970)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core162%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+3GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB
+32GB (19GB available)58%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC15 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
+TFT PLSAdvantage
TFT PLS display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+720x1600 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+270 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs258 PPI
+6.5"14%
Larger screen
vs5.7"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP7 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+(front) 13MP7 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.6MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 150 Mbps
+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 mAh47%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3400 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)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
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
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + 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
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+190 grams (6.65 ounces)1%
Lighter
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

20 Common items in both devices
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A
+13 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)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
ModelGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)ZMax (Z970)
Other model namesGalaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim NFC (32GB + 3GB RAM)ZTE ZMax LTE-A, ZTE Z970, ZTE ZMax 4G LTE
Country or region available(Europe)(United Kingdom)KazakhstanRussia
(Europe), (United Kingdom), Kazakhstan, Russia
feature not registered
BrandSamsungZTE
Release dateJune, 2020September, 2014
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)83.8 x 162.6 millimeters (3.3 x 6.4 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)190 grams (6.65 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)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
1.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MP1Qualcomm Adreno 305 400Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X2GB
Internal storage32GB (19GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (12GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT LCD
Screen size6.5" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI258 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
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)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload300/150 Mbps150/50 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 850/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat7/13 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
LTE 700/1700/1900/2100/2600
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 networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
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 autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels1.6 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels1536x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
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)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
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
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black
- Dolby Digital sound
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3400 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day
Standbyfeature not registered21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 32GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
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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