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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB) vs Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Huawei P40 Lite phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P40 Lite XSamsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)29Points
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
6.4"
IPS

1080x2310

48
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)

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-G990B/DS 128GB)29 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)vsP40 Lite (L21A)6 Advantages Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core21%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.27GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+177 grams (6.2 ounces)3%
Lighter
vs183 grams (6.41 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)10%
Thinner
vs8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsLTPS IPS LCD
+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 pixels4%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2310 pixels
+411 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs398 PPI
+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
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+1/1.76" inches14%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2" inches
+(front) 32MP101%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 16MP
+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 10
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 400 Mbps
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4200 mAh
+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+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
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
128GB (97GB available)vs+128GB (107GB available)10%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB nano-MemoryAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP86%
Higher resolution main camera
25Wvs+40W60%
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.
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

24 Common items in both devices
16 million
6.4"
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
Capacitive
+17 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
ModelGalaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)P40 Lite (L21A)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 FE 5G SM-G990B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)Huawei P40 lite (JNY-L21A, JNY-LX1) NFC Dual-SIM
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandSamsungHuawei
Release date1/7/2022, Announced: 1/4/20223/2/2020
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)74.5 x 155.7 millimeters (2.93 x 6.13 in)76.3 x 159.2 millimeters (3 x 6.27 in)
Weight177 grams (6.2 ounces)183 grams (6.41 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-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
System versionAndroid 12Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User InterfaceOne UI 4.0feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7nm)
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
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.27GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.88GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)ARM Mali-G52 MP6 820Mhz
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (97GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (107GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size6.4" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2310 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)411 PPI398 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusNot supported
Refresh rate120Hz60Hz
Display features1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps400/75 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, 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+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
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/NSAGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
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
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.4
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@240fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.74" inches1/3.06" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Supported
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 S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4200 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
40W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
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: Graphite, White, Lavender, Olive- Colors: Black, Emerald Green, Light pink/blue
- EMUI 10
- Screen protective film included

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.65W/kg (head), 0.61W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.952W/kg (head), 1.48W/kg (body)feature not registered
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