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Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A60 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra XSamsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)04Points
Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)
6.3"
PLS

1080x2340

32
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
31PointsSamsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A60 X
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)

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 A60 (SM-A606F/DS)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)vsGalaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)31 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+168 grams (5.88 ounces)35%
Lighter
vs227 grams (7.95 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
2GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core30%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
128GB (106GB available)vs+256GB (220GB available)108%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT PLSvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels82%
Higher resolution screen
409 PPIvs+516 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.3"vs+6.8"8%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 32MP + 8MP + 5MPvs+(quad camera) 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
(front) 16MPvs+(front) 40MP151%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 400 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps12 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3500 mAhvs+5000 mAh43%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+25W67%
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.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+15 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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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
ModelGalaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A60 SM-A606F/Dual-SimGalaxy S21 Ultra 5G (SM-G998B/Dual-SIM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date6/1/20191/29/2021, Announced: 1/14/2021
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)73.9 x 155.3 millimeters (2.91 x 6.11 in)75.6 x 165.1 millimeters (2.98 x 6.5 in)
Weight168 grams (5.88 ounces)227 grams (7.95 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 11
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 12
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 3.1 / 4.0

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SDM675 (11nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2GHz Dual-Core Kryo 460 Gold
1.7GHz Hexa-Core Kryo 460 Silver
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.9GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8GHz Triple-Core ARM Cortex-A78
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 612 845MhzARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 657150 (v8), 727634 (v9)
Geekbench: 3457 (v5.2)
GFXBench: 51fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
256GB (220GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
Display typeTFT PLSDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches6.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)409 PPI516 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass Victus
Display featuresfeature not registered120Hz, 1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD 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) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload400/50 Mbps5000/1920 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
32 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1.12µmPDAF123°
5MP depthf/2.2
(quad camera)
108 megapixels
10MP periscope telephotof/4.9240mm1/3.24"1.22µmPDAFOIS10x-optical-zoom
10MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.24"1.22µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAFSuper-Steady-video
Main camera resolution6528x4896 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.33" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels40 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.7µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
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, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.2 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standby331 hours (13.8 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
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, Cocktail orange, Peach mist, Pink/blue, Pink/white
- 19.5:9 display ratio (FHD+)
- Glasstic back panel
- One UI
- Dolby Atmos sound
- ANT+
- Colors: Phantom Black, Silver, Titanium, Navy, Brown
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- Stylus pen support

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A60 (SM-A606F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.24W/kg (head), 0.72W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.714W/kg (head), 1.58W/kg (body)
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