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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB) vs LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs LG Nexus 5 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG Nexus 5 XSamsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)27Points
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
4.95"
IPS+

1080x1920

8
MP

1.3mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)

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-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)vsNexus 5 (D820 16GB)4 Advantages LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core61%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3GHz 32bit Quad-Core
+8GB LPDDR53 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR2
+128GB (97GB available)7 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT Super IPS+
+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.4"29%
Larger screen
vs4.95"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+1/1.76" inches82%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3.2" inches
+f/1.8 (aperture)33%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.4 (aperture)
+(front) 32MP23 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.3MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps12 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 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 mAh96%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2300 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+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 3.0
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 3.0
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
177 grams (6.2 ounces)vs+130 grams (4.55 ounces)36%
Lighter
411 PPIvs+445 PPI8%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
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
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
Capacitive
Multitouch
+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 S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
ModelGalaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 FE 5G SM-G990B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)LG Google Nexus 5 D820, LG Nexus 5 4G LTE, LG D820 USA
Country or region availablePhilippinesIndiaMalaysiaThailand
Philippines, India, Malaysia, Thailand
USA
USA
BrandSamsungLG
Release date1/7/2022, Announced: 1/4/202211/1/2013
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)74.5 x 155.7 millimeters (2.93 x 6.13 in)69.2 x 137.9 millimeters (2.72 x 5.43 in)
Weight177 grams (6.2 ounces)130 grams (4.55 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backfeature not registered
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-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
System versionAndroid 12Android 4.4 KitKat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
User InterfaceOne UI 4.0feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (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:
2.3GHz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 330
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR52GB LPDDR2
Internal storage128GB (97GB available)
UFS 3.1
16GB (12GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDTFT Super IPS+
Screen size6.4" inches4.95" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)411 PPI445 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 3
Refresh rate120Hzfeature not registered
Display features1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
feature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
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 Mbps150/50 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
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 Cat4 700/800/850/1700/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,4,5,17,19,25,26)
TD-LTE 2500 (Bands 41)
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
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not 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-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
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
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens30mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical 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 only main camera
Camera extras1080p@240fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels1280x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.74" inches1/6" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.9µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Supported
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
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 3.0
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®Micro-B USB SlimPort
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 supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh2300 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 registered17 hours
Standbyfeature not registered300 hours (12.5 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
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, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Qi Wireless charging

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.65W/kg (head), 1.19W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.93W/kg (head), 1.319W/kg (body)feature not registered
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