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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Samsung Galaxy S4 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S4 XSamsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)32Points
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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07PointsSamsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 FE X
Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

13
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 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 S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)32 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)vsGalaxy S4 (SGH-i545)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core117%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.7GHz 32bit Quad-Core
+8GB LPDDR53 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+256GB (215GB available)12 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 4.5
+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.4"28%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MP152%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+1/1.76" inches76%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3.1" inches
+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 32MP14 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 5.0.1 Lollipop
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps19 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh73%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2600 mAh
+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+Stereo soundAdvantage
Better sound quality for listening to music or clearer hands-free calls
vsMono sound (not stereo)
+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
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
177 grams (6.2 ounces)vs+130 grams (4.55 ounces)36%
Lighter
411 PPIvs+441 PPI7%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores

22 Common items in both devices
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
BSI sensor
Capacitive
+15 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
ModelGalaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 FE 5G SM-G9900 Dual-SIM (Exynos)Verizon Galaxy S4 i545 (4G LTE + CDMA)
Country or region availableChina
China
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/7/2022, Announced: 1/4/20225/23/2013, Announced: 3/15/2013
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)74.5 x 155.7 millimeters (2.93 x 6.13 in)69.8 x 136.6 millimeters (2.75 x 5.38 in)
Weight177 grams (6.2 ounces)130 grams (4.55 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
System versionAndroid 12Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 5.0.1 Lollipop
User InterfaceOne UI 4.0TouchWiz UI

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064T) (28nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.9GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8GHz Triple-Core ARM Cortex-A78
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Quad-Core, 1 processor:
1.7GHz Quad-Core Krait 300
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR52GB LPDDR3
Internal storage256GB (215GB available)
UFS 3.1
16GB
eMMC 4.5
External storageNot supportedUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~72.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)411 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 3
Refresh rate120Hz60Hz
Display features1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat3 (4, 13)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSANot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
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
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.14µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
Camera extras1080p@240fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/2.74" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Mono sound (not stereo)
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®Micro-B USB MHL
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh2600 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
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), 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: Graphite, White, Lavender, Olive- Colors: White Frost, Black Mist
- Dual Shot camera
- mDNIe
- S-Voice
- Group Play
- Smart Stay eye tracking
- Dropbox (50GB)
- Java framework

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i545)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.674W/kg (head), 1.501W/kg (body)feature not registered
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