Apple iPhone 11 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Apple iPhone 11 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 5G. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.4 Ki Price/Quality
Score
9.1 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 6.9 Design & Materials 8.8 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 8.1 Performance & Hardware 8.9 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 8.5 Camera 8.5 Camera
Connectivity score 8.3 Connectivity 9.1 Connectivity
Battery score 7.0 Battery 6.8 Battery

User reviews

User score
9.1
43 opinions
7.8
6 opinions

Summary

Inches 6.1" 6.2"
Resolution FHD FHD+
Usable surface 80% useful 88% useful
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 20:9
Dimensions 75.7 mm
150.9 mm
8.3 mm
71.2 mm
151.7 mm
7.9 mm
Weight 194 g 169 g
Micro A13
Hexa-Core
Exynos 2100
Octa-Core
RAM 4 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB 128 GB
AnTuTu 521.227
v8
755.000
v9
Battery 3110 mAh 4000 mAh
Main Camera 1
12 Mpx · ƒ/1.8
iSight Camera (11)
2
1
12 Mpx · ƒ/1.8
IMX555
2 3
Selfie Camera SELF 12.2 Mpx · ƒ/-- SELF 10 Mpx · ƒ/2.2
Bands
OS iOS 14 Android 11

Brand

Brand Apple Samsung
Aliases A2221 SM-G991B

Release Date

Release date September 2019,
1 year ago
January 2021,
3 months ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Apple iPhone 11
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Apple iPhone 11
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Size
75.7 mm
150.9 mm
8.3 mm
Print 3D Model
71.2 mm
151.7 mm
7.9 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 194 g 169 g
Usable surface 80 % 88 %
Materials Glass Plastic, Aluminium
Resistance IP68 IP68
Colors
Black

White

Red

Yellow

Purple

Green
White

Pink

Gray

Violet

Screen

Diagonal 6.1" 6.2"
Type LCD IPS Amoled Dynamic Amoled 2X
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 20:9
Resolution FHD
828 x 1792 px
FHD+
1080 x 2400 px
Density 324 Pixels per inch 424 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Wide screen notch
  • Brightnes 625 cd/m² (typ)
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio
  • HDR10
  • DCI-P3
  • Wide Color display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Scratch resistant
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
  • Liquid Retina display
  • Hole-punch Notch
  • Refresh rate 120 Hz
  • Peak brightness - 1300 cd/m²
  • Always-On Display
  • HDR10+
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 7 Victus
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.3
6.7
Do you think it's a nice phone?
8.9
9.3
Is it comfortable?
9.0
9.7
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
8.9
9.0
Number of reviews
43 opinions
6 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Apple A13 Bionic Samsung Exynos 2100
CPU 2x Thunder 2.65 GHz + 4x Lightning 1.8 GHz 1x Cortex-X1 2,91 GHz + 3x Cortex-A78 2,81 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 2,21 GHz.
Type Hexa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 7 nm 5 nm
Frequency 2.65 GHz 2.91 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU Apple 4-core graphics processing unit A13 GPU ARM Mali-G78 MC14

RAM

RAM 4 GB 8 GB
Type LPDDR4X RAM RAM LPDDR5

Storage

Capacity 64 GB 128 GB
Type -- UFS Storage 3.1
SD Slot No No

Security

Fingerprint No Yes, in screen

Sensors

Sensors
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Hall
  • Geomagnetic

Others

Notifications LED -- --
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
9.3
9.2
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.5
9.2
What's your experience been with demanding games?
9.3
9.3
Number of reviews
43 opinions
6 opinions

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Double rear camera Triple rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 12 Mpx 12 Mpx
Sensor Apple iSight Camera (11) Sony IMX555
Type CMOS CMOS
Aperture ƒ/ 1.8 ƒ/ 1.8
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.40 µm 1.80 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size 1/2.55 1/1.76
2
Camera type

Wide Angle lens

Wide Angle + Macro
Resolution
12 Mpx
12.2 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Sony IMX563
Type
--
CMOS
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ƒ/ 2.2
ISO
--
--
Pixel size
--
1.40 µm
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
--
1/2.55
3
Camera type
--

Telephoto + portrait
Resolution
64 Mpx
Sensor
Samsung Bright S5KGW2
Type
ISOCELL
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
ISO
--
Pixel size
0.80 µm
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
1/1.72

Features

Flash Dual LED LED
Optical Stabilisation Yes Yes
Slow Motion Video Yes,
240 fps
Yes,
960 fps
Others
  • 4K Video
  • Optical zoom
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Continuous shooting
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • RAW
  • HDR
  • Geotagging
  • Night Mode
  • 4K Video
  • 8K Video
  • Optical zoom
  • Digital zoom
  • Triple camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
  • Manual focus
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • ISO settings
  • Continuous shooting
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • White balance settings
  • Face detection
  • RAW
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Night Mode
  • Geotagging
  • Exposure compensation

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 12.2 Mpx 10 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Sony IMX374
Type -- CMOS
Aperture ƒ/ -- ƒ/ 2.2
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- 1.22 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- 1/3.2
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score
119
Mobile
112
Photo
101
Video
--

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
9.5
9.7
Quality of nighttime photos
9.0
9.5
Quality of selfies
9.4
9.5
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.7
8.0
Number of reviews
43 opinions
6 opinions

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G --
  • n1 (2100)
  • n3 (1800)
  • n5 (850)
  • n7 (2600)
  • n8 (900)
  • n20 (800)
  • n28b (700)
  • n28a (700)
  • n38 (2600)
  • n40 (2300)
  • n41 (2500)
  • n66 (1700)
  • n77 (3700)
  • n78 (3500)
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B11 (1500)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B21 (1500)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B34 (TDD 2100)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B42 (TDD 3500)
  • B44 (TDD 700)
  • B46 (TDD 5200)
  • B48 (TDD 3600)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Dual Sim Dual Standby Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • eSIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi MiMO
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • ANT+
  • APT-x
  • SBC

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • QZSS
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GPS (L1+L5)
  • Galileo (E1+E5a)

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Proprietary
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

-- 0.460 W/Kg on head
1.510 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

-- --

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • ANT+

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.0
9.3
Quality of the GPS
9.0
8.8
And the WiFi?
9.3
9.0
Number of reviews
43 opinions
6 opinions

Battery

Battery

Capacity
3110 mAh
4000 mAh
Type Li-Ion Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes,
18.0W
Yes,
25.0W
Others
  • Wireless charging
  • Non-removable
  • Wireless charging
  • Reverse charging
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 2%
    Less than half day
  • 12%
    Less than a day
  • 35%
    One day
  • 44%
    More than one day
  • 7%
    Two days or more
  • 17%
    Less than half day
  • 50%
    Less than a day
  • 17%
    One day
  • 0%
    More than one day
  • 17%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
43 opinions
6 opinions

Software

Software

Operating System
  • iOS 14
    iOS 14 , 10 months ago
  • Android 11
    Android 11 , 8 months ago
Google Services (official) -- Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 19%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 70%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 12%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 0%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 83%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 17%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 2%
    Never
  • 5%
    Once a year
  • 20%
    Every six months
  • 73%
    Every two months or less
  • 0%
    Never
  • 0%
    Once a year
  • 17%
    Every six months
  • 83%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
43 opinions
6 opinions

Prices

Prices

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  4GB  •  64GB Change

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  8GB  •  128GB  •  SM-G991B Change