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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy S21

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Samsung Galaxy S21 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 XSamsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)04Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Samsung Galaxy S21
6.2"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21

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 S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)vsGalaxy S2114 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.5"5%
Larger screen
vs6.2"
+(front) 32MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+4500 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
2.73GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core13%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR5vs+8GB LPDDR533%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
190 grams (6.65 ounces)vs+169 grams (5.92 ounces)12%
Lighter
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)6%
Thinner
405 PPIvs+424 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP174%
Higher resolution main camera
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 1800 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps178%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
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.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

44 Common items in both devices
128GB (103GB available) / 128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
120Hz
16 million
+37 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
ModelGalaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Galaxy S21
Other model namesGalaxy S20 Fan Edition 4G SM-G780F/Dual-SIM (Exynos)Galaxy S21 5G SM-G991B/DS
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date10/2/20201/29/2021, Announced: 1/14/2021
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)74.5 x 159.8 millimeters (2.93 x 6.29 in)71.2 x 151.7 millimeters (2.8 x 5.97 in)
Weight190 grams (6.65 ounces)169 grams (5.92 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
System versionAndroid 10Android 11
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
User InterfaceOne UI 2.5 / 3.1One UI 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.73GHz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
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 controllerARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)ARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 514623 (v8), 608454 (v9)feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
RAM memory6GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)405 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass Victus
Display features120Hz
HDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz, 1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
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/upload1800/200 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat19 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 ()
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, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat19 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°13mm1/3"1.12µm
8MP telephotof/2.476mm1/4.5"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@60fps4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.74" inches1/3.24" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedFM
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 S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
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 S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
15W Qi wireless charging
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
25W 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
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice 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: Lavender, Mint, Navy, White, Red, Orange- Colors: Phantom Gray, White, Violet, Pink
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S21
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.429W/kg (head), 1.355W/kg (body)0.456W/kg (head), 1.509W/kg (body)
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