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Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)

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

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Samsung Galaxy S21
6.2"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 X
Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
6.58"
OLED

1200x2640

50.5
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21

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 S2118 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21vsP40 Pro (N04 256GB)11 Advantages Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.86GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs8GB LPDDR4X
+169 grams (5.92 ounces)24%
Lighter
vs209 grams (7.32 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)14%
Thinner
vs9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsOLED
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+120Hz33%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs90Hz
+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)
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs5G SA/NSA
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(dedicated slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
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 3.1 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
128GB (104GB available)vs+256GB (230GB available)121%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB nano-MemoryAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1200x2640 pixels22%
Higher resolution screen
424 PPIvs+441 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.2"vs+6.58"6%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 50.5MP + 12MP + 40MP + 0.3MP17%
Higher resolution main camera
1/1.76" inchesvs+1/1.28" inches38%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 10MPvs+(dual front camera) 32MP + 0.3MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4000 mAhvs+4200 mAh5%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
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.
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

32 Common items in both devices
UFS 3.0
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
+25 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
ModelGalaxy S21P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 5G SM-G991B/DSHuawei P40 Pro 5G ELS-N04
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Latin America)(Global, International)USA
(Latin America), (Global, International), USA
BrandSamsungHuawei
Release date1/29/2021, Announced: 1/14/20214/7/2020, Announced: 3/26/2020
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)71.2 x 151.7 millimeters (2.8 x 5.97 in)72.6 x 158.2 millimeters (2.86 x 6.23 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)209 grams (7.32 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
System versionAndroid 11Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 11
User InterfaceOne UI 3.1feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (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, 3 processors:
2.86GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2.36GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.95GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)ARM Mali-G76 MP16 (600MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 496356 (v8)
Geekbench: 12848 (v4.4), 3197 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 31fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.58" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1200x2640 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusNot supported
Display features120Hz, 1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
90Hz
HDR10

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload5000/1920 Mbps2000/150 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
LTE Cat21 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 ()SA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 28, 38, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ANot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
(quad camera)
50.5 megapixels
12MP periscope telephotof/3.4125mmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
40MP ultrawidef/1.818mm1/1.54"PDAF
0.3MP TOF 3D depth
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8700x5800 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/1.28" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel2.44µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels(dual front camera)
32 megapixels
0.3MP TOF 3D depth
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.24" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot 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 S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.1 + 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
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
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)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
40W (10V/4A) Fast battery charging
27W Qi wireless charging
27W Reverse wireless charging between devices
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
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: Phantom Gray, White, Violet, Pink
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- Colors: Black, Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White
- EMUI 10.1
- 90Hz and HDR10 display
- Leica optics on back camera
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Fast wireless charging 27W

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.456W/kg (head), 1.509W/kg (body)feature not registered
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