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Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S22 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 FE XSamsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)13Points
Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)
6.1"
AMOLED

1080x2340

50
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3700
mAh

(Non removable)

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04PointsSamsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S22 X
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/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 S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)vsGalaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
+2.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core5%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR533%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR5
+167 grams (5.85 ounces)6%
Lighter
vs177 grams (6.2 ounces)
+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)4%
Thinner
vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+422 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs411 PPI
+(triple camera) 50MP + 10MP + 12MP123%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MP
+1/1.56" inches13%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.76" inches
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(5G SA/NSA) 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
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
6.1"vs+6.4"5%
Larger screen
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 32MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
3700 mAhvs+4500 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

43 Common items in both devices
128GB (100GB available) / 128GB (97GB available)
UFS 3.1
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
120Hz
16 million
+36 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
ModelGalaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S22 5G SM-S901B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)Galaxy S21 FE 5G SM-G990B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date2/25/2022, Announced: 2/9/20221/7/2022, Announced: 1/4/2022
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)70.6 x 146 millimeters (2.78 x 5.75 in)74.5 x 155.7 millimeters (2.93 x 6.13 in)
Weight167 grams (5.85 ounces)177 grams (6.2 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front, plastic 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 S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
System versionAndroid 12Android 12
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User InterfaceOne UI 4.1One UI 4.0

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2200 (4nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.8GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X2
2.5GHz Triple-Core ARM Cortex-A710
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A510
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.9GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8GHz Triple-Core ARM Cortex-A78
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerXclipse 920 [AMD RDNA 2 based]ARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 881428 (v9)
Geekbench: 3682 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 69fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (100GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (97GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)422 PPI411 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass Victus
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display features1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
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) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/1920 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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 75, 77, 78)SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 78, 79)
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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
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 S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
50 megapixels
10MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.94"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°13mm1/3"1.12µm
8MP telephotof/2.476mm1/4.5"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution8160x6120 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.56" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: 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
1080p@240fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels32 megapixels
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" inches1/2.74" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
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 S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C SlimPort®
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/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
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)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3700 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
25W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
15W Qi wireless charging
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
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 Black, White, Pink Gold, Green, Graphite, Sky Blue, Violet, Cream
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- Colors: Graphite, White, Lavender, Olive

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S22 (SM-S901B/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990B/DS 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1W/kg (head), 0.96W/kg (body)0.65W/kg (head), 0.61W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)1.21W/kg (head), 1.59W/kg (body)0.952W/kg (head), 1.48W/kg (body)
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