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Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Motorola Droid Turbo 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
04PointsMotorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 X
Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
5.2"
AMOLED

1440x2560

20.7
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3900
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 S2132 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21vsDROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)4 Advantages Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core37%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.7GHz 32bit Quad-Core
+8GB LPDDR5167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+128GB (104GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.0
+169 grams (5.92 ounces)4%
Lighter
vs176 grams (6.16 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)42%
Thinner
vs11.2 millimeters (0.44 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+6.2"19%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 20.7MP
+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
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(front) 10MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps32 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh3%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3900 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
+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)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
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
+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 2.0
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x2560 pixels42%
Higher resolution screen
424 PPIvs+565 PPI33%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
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
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / Autofocus
BSI sensor
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+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 S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
ModelGalaxy S21DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 5G SM-G991B/DSVerizon Motorola Droid Turbo XT1254 (Ballistic Nylon)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandSamsungMotorola
Release date1/29/2021, Announced: 1/14/202110/30/2014
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)11.2 millimeters (0.44 inches)
Size (width x height)71.2 x 151.7 millimeters (2.8 x 5.97 in)73.3 x 143.5 millimeters (2.89 x 5.65 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)176 grams (6.16 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-resistantWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
System versionAndroid 11Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
User InterfaceOne UI 3.1feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 (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:
2.7GHz Quad-Core Krait 450
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 420
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR53GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.0
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI565 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 3
Display features120Hz, 1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
feature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
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)
Maximum download/upload5000/1920 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
LTE Cat4 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 7, 13)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 ()Not supported
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, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
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 S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
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
20.7 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels5248x3936 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 24 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.76" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasAutofocus
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 only main camera
Camera extras4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.24" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
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
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
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 S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3900 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
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered48 hours (2 days)
Standbyfeature not registered675 hours (28.1 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
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 Ballistic Nylon
- Moto Display
- Turbo Charger: 60% battery in 30min
- Java framework

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S21Motorola DROID Turbo (32GB Ballistic)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.39W/kg (head), 0.5W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.456W/kg (head), 1.509W/kg (body)feature not registered
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