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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB) vs Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Xiaomi 12 Lite phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi 12 Lite XSamsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)16Points
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
09PointsXiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 FE X
Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
6.55"
AMOLED

1080x2400

108
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
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)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)vs12 Lite (128GB/6GB)9 Advantages Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core12%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.4GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.2
+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+411 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs402 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
+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.9 (aperture)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsVirtual proximity sensor
+4500 mAh5%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4300 mAh
+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+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
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
177 grams (6.2 ounces)vs+173 grams (6.06 ounces)2%
Lighter
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)8%
Thinner
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
6.4"vs+6.55"2%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MPvs+(triple camera) 108MP + 8MP + 2MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
1/1.76" inchesvs+1/1.52" inches16%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
25Wvs+67W168%
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.
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

33 Common items in both devices
128GB (97GB available) / 128GB (101GB available)
HDR10+ / Dolby Vision/HDR10+
120Hz
1080x2400 pixels
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+26 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
ModelGalaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 FE 5G SM-G990B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)Xiaomi 12 Lite 2203129G (Global)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release date1/7/2022, Announced: 1/4/20227/11/2022, Announced: 7/9/2022
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)74.5 x 155.7 millimeters (2.93 x 6.13 in)73.7 x 159.3 millimeters (2.9 x 6.27 in)
Weight177 grams (6.2 ounces)173 grams (6.06 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)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
System versionAndroid 12Android 12
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User InterfaceOne UI 4.0MIUI 13

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (SM7325) (6nm)
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:
2.4GHz Quad-Core Kryo 670
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 670
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 642L (550MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 528905 (v9)
Geekbench: 2943 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 29fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (97GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (101GB available)
UFS 2.2
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.55" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)411 PPI402 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display features1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
950nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10+

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 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 Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41, 42, 48)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 78, 79)SA/NSA (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-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, 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 networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 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
LTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41, 42, 48)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
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)
108 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2120°1/4"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.4
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/1.52" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel0.7µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
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 on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@240fps1080p@120fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.74" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Stereo sound with dual speakers
24-bit/192kHz
Dolby Atmos
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.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)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 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/LE5.2 + 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
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
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 (under display)
Gyroscope
Virtual proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4300 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
67W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
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, Lite Green, Lite Pink

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Xiaomi 12 Lite (128GB/6GB)
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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