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Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A21s vs Samsung Galaxy A40s phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A40s XSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)06Points
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

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08PointsSamsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)Compare Samsung Galaxy A21s X
Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
6.4"
AMOLED

720x1560

13
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)

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37 Common items in both devices
64GB (48GB available) / 64GB (47GB available)
eMMC 5.1
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC / Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+30 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
ModelGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Other model namesGalaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim NFC (64GB + 4GB RAM)Galaxy A40s SM-A3050ZKFC (64GB + 6GB RAM), Galaxy M30
Country or region available(Europe)SpainGreeceIsraelPortugalTaiwan
(Europe), Spain, Greece, Israel, Portugal, Taiwan
ChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJune, 2020March, 2019
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)75.1 x 159 millimeters (2.96 x 6.26 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)174 grams (6.09 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MP1ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (47GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Display typeTFT PLSSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)720x1560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI268 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
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)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/150 Mbps600/150 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 1xEV-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 Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 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, TD-HSDPA, 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/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
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 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(triple camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
5MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
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 on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4608x3456 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 registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
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
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Blue, Gold
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- Dolby Atmos sound
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registered25020 minutes | 417 hours | 17.4 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A40s (SM-A3050)
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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