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Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB) vs Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A21s vs Xiaomi Mi Note 2 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi Note 2 XSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)13Points
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
5.7"
AMOLED

1080x1920

22.6
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4070
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)

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/6GB)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)vsMi Note 2 (64GB)12 Advantages Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core31%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.5"14%
Larger screen
vs5.7"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP166%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 22.6MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+1/2" inches30%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.6" inches
+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh23%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4070 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
64GB (48GB available)vs+64GB (54GB available)13%
More internal storage for applications and files
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+166 grams (5.81 ounces)16%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)17%
Thinner
TFT PLSvs+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1600 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels80%
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+386 PPI43%
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
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
15Wvs+18W20%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.

26 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
EIS: Digital stabilization
f/2.0 (aperture)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A
+19 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/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
ModelGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)Mi Note 2 (64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim NFC (64GB + 6GB RAM)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Standard edition (64GB+4GB), Xiaomi Scorpio
Country or region availableHong Kong
Hong Kong
ChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release dateJune, 2020October, 2016
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)77.3 x 156.2 millimeters (3.04 x 6.15 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)166 grams (5.81 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/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996AC Pro (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MP1Qualcomm Adreno 530 650Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (54GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
Display typeTFT PLSAMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~74.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI386 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/150 Mbps600/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Tri-Band 900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 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 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 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 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/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
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, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
22.6 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels5488x4112 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
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 only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
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 registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
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/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (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
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Silver
- MIUI 8.0
- Curved 3D glass (front and back)
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh4070 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DSN 64GB/6GB)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (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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