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Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO) vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)

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

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Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)
6.1"
OLED

1080x2520

12
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
14PointsSamsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)Compare Sony Xperia 5 II X
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 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!

Xperia 5 II (A002SO)11 Advantages Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)vsGalaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)9%
Lighter
vs177 grams (6.2 ounces)
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1080x2520 pixels5%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+449 PPI9%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs411 PPI
+(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP12%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MP
+1/1.7" inches4%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.76" inches
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core5%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
8GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
128GB (110GB available)vs+256GB (215GB available)95%
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 3.0vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
OLEDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
6.1"vs+6.4"5%
Larger screen
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 32MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 11vs+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
4000 mAhvs+4500 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
21Wvs+25W19%
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.
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

34 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
HDR10+
120Hz
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
+27 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
ModelXperia 5 II (A002SO)Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
Other model namesソニーXperia 5 Mark II SOG02 (SoftBank Corp) 5GGalaxy S21 FE 5G SM-G9900 Dual-SIM (Exynos)
Country or region availableJapan
Japan
China
China
BrandSonySamsung
Release date9/17/20201/7/2022, Announced: 1/4/2022
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)68 x 158 millimeters (2.68 x 6.22 in)74.5 x 155.7 millimeters (2.93 x 6.13 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 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

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 12
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 4.0

⚙️ Processor

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (SM8250) (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 585
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 585
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 controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (250-587MHz)ARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (110GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (215GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
Display typeOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~80.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2520 pixels (21:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)449 PPI411 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass Victus
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
Display featuresHDR10+1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 12, 17, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
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 (77)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, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA

📷 Camera

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAF3x-optical-zoomOIS
12MP ultrawidef/2.2124°16mm1/2.55"PDAF
(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 resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 120 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.8µm 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 extrasfeature not registered1080p@240fps

📸 Front camera

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/2.74" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo 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

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C SlimPort®
Bluetooth5.1 + 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, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts21W Fast battery charging
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

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 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: Black, Grey, Blue, Pink
- Cameras with ZEISS optics
- Dolby Atmos
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Dynamic vibration system
- PS4 Remote Play
- DUALSHOCK 4 compatibility
- Colors: Graphite, White, Lavender, Olive

☢️ Radiation rate

Sony Xperia 5 II (A002SO)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.674W/kg (head), 1.501W/kg (body)
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