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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Mi Note 2 vs Samsung Galaxy A21s phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
5.7"
AMOLED

1080x1920

22.6
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4070
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
13PointsSamsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)Compare Xiaomi Mi Note 2 X
Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

13mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)

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!

Mi Note 2 (64GB)13 Advantages Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)vsGalaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
+64GB (54GB available)13%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (48GB available)
+166 grams (5.81 ounces)16%
Lighter
vs192 grams (6.72 ounces)
+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)17%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+1080x1920 pixels80%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+386 PPI43%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs270 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+18W20%
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
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
2.35Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core31%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4vs+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
5.7"vs+6.5"14%
Larger screen
(back) 22.6MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP166%
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/2.6" inchesvs+1/2" inches30%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallowvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4070 mAhvs+5000 mAh23%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

25 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
f/2.0 (aperture)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A
+18 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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Physical featuresXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
ModelMi Note 2 (64GB)Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Mi Note 2 Standard edition (64GB+4GB), Xiaomi ScorpioGalaxy A21s SM-A217F/Dual-Sim (64GB + 6GB RAM)
Country or region availableChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
PhilippinesIndiaIndonesiaMalaysiaMyanmarThailandVietnam
Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2016June, 2020
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)77.3 x 156.2 millimeters (3.04 x 6.15 in)75.3 x 163.7 millimeters (2.96 x 6.44 in)
Weight166 grams (5.81 ounces)192 grams (6.72 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996AC Pro (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)
CPU processorQuad-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 530 650MhzARM Mali-G52 MP1
RAM memory4GB LPDDR46GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (54GB available)64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT PLS
Screen size5.7" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~74.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)386 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/50 Mbps300/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandTri-Band 900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat7/13 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot 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-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)22.6 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"1.12µm123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution5488x4112 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Silver
- MIUI 8.0
- Curved 3D glass (front and back)
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4070 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A21s (SM-A217F/DS 64GB/6GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.422W/kg (head) | 1.544W/kg (body)
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