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Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A30 vs Samsung Galaxy A21s phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A21s XSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)10Points
Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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06PointsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A30 X
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 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 A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)vsGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
+165 grams (5.78 ounces)16%
Lighter
vs192 grams (6.72 ounces)
+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)16%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+1080x2340 pixels119%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+403 PPI49%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs270 PPI
+f/1.7 (aperture)18%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(front) 16MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 13MP
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsVirtual ambient light sensor
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
1.8GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2GHz 64bit Octa-Core29%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4Xvs+4GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (24GB available)vs+64GB (48GB available)100%
More internal storage for applications and files
6.4"vs+6.5"2%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 16MP + 5MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP187%
Higher resolution main camera
4000 mAhvs+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

37 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC / Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+30 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
ModelGalaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A30 SM-A305G/Dual-Sim (32GB + 3GB RAM)Galaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region available(Latin America)
(Latin America)
(Global, International)AngolaSaudi ArabiaEgyptIndiaMoroccoMozambiquePakistan
(Global, International), Angola, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Morocco, Mozambique, Pakistan
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date3/2/2019, Announced: 2/25/20196/2/2020, Announced: 5/15/2020
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)
Weight165 grams (5.78 ounces)192 grams (6.72 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 11
User InterfaceOne UI 1.1 / 3.1One UI 2.0 / 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7904 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 (8nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2 (770MHz)ARM Mali-G52 MP1
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 96550 (v7)
Geekbench: 4146 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 4.6fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 124232 (v8)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (24GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT PLS
Screen size6.4" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display features60Hz60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
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/upload600/150 Mbps300/150 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat7/13 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat7/13 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
16 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123°
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.06" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.12µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)Mono sound (not stereo)
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Virtual ambient light sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy23 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
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, Blue, Red

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/4GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.316W/kg (head), 0.404W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.422W/kg (head), 1.544W/kg (body)
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