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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy A30s phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A30s XSamsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)33Points
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

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05PointsSamsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra X
Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
6.4"
AMOLED

720x1560

25
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 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 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)33 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)vsGalaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)5 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core70%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR52 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (220GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (49GB available)
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+Aluminum frame, glass front/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
+1440x3200 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1560 pixels
+516 PPI93%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs268 PPI
+6.8"6%
Larger screen
vs6.4"
+(quad camera) 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 25MP + 8MP + 5MP
+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
+(front) 40MP151%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 16MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 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 13Advantage
Android 13 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 11
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
+25W67%
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.
vs15W
+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)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
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+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
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
227 grams (7.95 ounces)vs+169 grams (5.92 ounces)34%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)14%
Thinner
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores

23 Common items in both devices
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
+16 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
ModelGalaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 Ultra 5G (SM-G998W)Galaxy A30s SM-A307FN Single-Sim (NFC)
Country or region availableCanada
Canada
South AfricaAngolaMozambique
South Africa, Angola, Mozambique
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/29/2021, Announced: 1/14/20219/1/2019, Announced: 8/22/2019
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.6 x 165.1 millimeters (2.98 x 6.5 in)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)
Weight227 grams (7.95 ounces)169 grams (5.92 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/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 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
System versionAndroid 11Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 13Android 11
User InterfaceOne UI 3.1 / 4.1 / 5.0One UI 2.0 / 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (SM8350) (5nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7904 (14nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 680
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 680
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 (840MHz)ARM Mali-G71 MP2 (770MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 681099 (v8), 809165 (v9)
Geekbench: 3539 (v5.2)
GFXBench: 54fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 123142 (v8)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR54GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (220GB available)
UFS 3.1
64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.8" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)720x1560 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)516 PPI268 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusScratch-resistant glass
Refresh rate120Hz60Hz
Display features1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/1920 Mbps600/150 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
LTE Cat12/13 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 41, 66, 71)Not supported
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
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSANot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
108 megapixels
10MP periscope telephotof/4.9240mm1/3.24"1.22µmPDAFOIS10x-optical-zoom
10MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.24"1.22µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAFSuper-Steady-video
(triple camera)
25 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4.0"1.12µm
5MP depthf/2.21/5.0"1.12µm
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels5760x4320 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.33" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: 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 extras4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
Front camera (secondary)40 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution7296x5472 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 lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/3.06" inches
Pixel size0.7µm pixel1µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Mono sound (not stereo)
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
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 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
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 (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.2 + 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, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
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: Phantom Black, Silver, Titanium, Navy, Brown
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- Stylus pen support
- Colors: Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green, Prism Crush Violet2
- Game Booster
- Samsung Pay

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998W 256GB)Samsung Galaxy A30s (SM-A307FN)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.12W/kg (head), 1.25W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered1.05W/kg (head), 1.54W/kg (body)
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