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Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB) vs Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A21s vs Xiaomi Mi 3 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi 3 XSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)17Points
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
5"
IPS

1080x1920

13
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3050
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)

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 64GB/4GB)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)vsMi 3 (64GB)11 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core37%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+4GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.5"30%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+f/2.0 (aperture)10%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 13MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
vs3G+ HSPA+
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(3G+ HSPA+) 42 Mbps
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh64%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3050 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)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
64GB (48GB available)vs+64GB (60GB available)25%
More internal storage for applications and files
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+145 grams (5.08 ounces)32%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)10%
Thinner
TFT PLSvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
720x1600 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels80%
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+441 PPI63%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

24 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+17 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 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
ModelGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Mi 3 (64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim NFC (64GB + 4GB RAM)Xiaomi Mi3 WCDMA, Xiaomi 3 China Unicom
Country or region available(Europe)SpainGreeceIsraelPortugalTaiwan
(Europe), Spain, Greece, Israel, Portugal, Taiwan
feature not registered
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release dateJune, 2020December, 2013
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)73.6 x 144 millimeters (2.9 x 5.67 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)145 grams (5.08 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 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8274AB (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MP1Qualcomm Adreno 330 450MHz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (60GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size6.5" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~65% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
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 Mbps42/5.76 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G
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 850/900/1900/2100
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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
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 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (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)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
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/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
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
Barometer
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Metallic gray
- USB OTG On-The-Go 1.3
- MI UI 5.0
- Dirac HD sound
- Touchscreen with gloves
- WiFi display
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
BM31
Battery capacity5000 mAh3050 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registered24000 minutes | 400 hours | 16.7 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/4GB)Xiaomi Mi 3 (64GB)
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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