Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Samsung Galaxy S10e: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Samsung Galaxy S10e. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
7.9 Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.4 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 6.7 Design & Materials 8.2 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 6.8 Performance & Hardware 7.8 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 6.4 Camera 7.9 Camera
Connectivity score 7.0 Connectivity 8.5 Connectivity
Battery score 8.9 Battery 4.8 Battery

User reviews

User score --
9.3
81 opinions

Summary

Inches 6.4" 5.8"
Resolution FHD+ FHD+
Usable surface 84% useful 84% useful
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 19:9
Dimensions 75.1 mm
159.0 mm
8.9 mm
69.9 mm
142.2 mm
7.9 mm
Weight 188 g 150 g
Micro Exynos 9611
Octa-Core
Exynos 9820
Octa-Core
RAM 4 GB RAM 6 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB 128 GB
AnTuTu 186.282
v8
389.919
v8
Battery 6000 mAh 3100 mAh
Main Camera 1
48 Mpx · ƒ/2.0

2 3
1
12 Mpx · ƒ/1.5-2.4
SAK2L4
2
Selfie Camera SELF 20 Mpx · ƒ/2.2 SELF 10 Mpx · ƒ/1.9
Bands
OS Android 10 Q Android 10 Q

Brand

Brand Samsung Samsung
Aliases SM-M215FZBDTHL, SM-M215FZ --

Release Date

Release date March 2020,
1 year ago
February 2019,
2 years ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Size
75.1 mm
159.0 mm
8.9 mm
Print 3D Model
69.9 mm
142.2 mm
7.9 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 188 g 150 g
Usable surface 84 % 84 %
Materials Plastic Glass
Resistance - IP68
Colors
Black

Blue

Green
Black

White

Yellow

Green

Screen

Diagonal 6.4" 5.8"
Type Super Amoled Super Amoled Dynamic Amoled HDR+
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 19:9
Resolution FHD+
1080 x 2340 px
FHD+
1080 x 2280 px
Density 403 Pixels per inch 435 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Water Drop Notch
  • Peak brightness - 420 cd/m²
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless
  • Infinity-U display
  • Hole-punch Notch
  • Peak brightness - 1200 cd/m²
  • 2000000:1 contrast ratio
  • Always-On Display
  • HDR10+
  • DCI-P3
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • VR headset support
  • Frameless

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
--
8.4
Do you think it's a nice phone?
--
9.7
Is it comfortable?
--
9.8
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
--
9.3
Number of reviews
--
81 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9611 Samsung Exynos 9 9820
CPU 4x Cortex-A73 2.3 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 1.67 GHz 2x Exynos M4 2.73 GHz + 2x Cortex-A75 2.31 GHz + Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz
Type Octa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 10 nm 8 nm
Frequency 2.3 GHz 2.73 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP3 ARM Mali-G76 MP12

RAM

RAM 4 GB 6 GB
Type LPDDR4X RAM LPDDR4X RAM

Antutu

Score
186.282
Antutu v8
Overall performance better than 75% of devices
389.919
Antutu v8
Overall performance better than 88% of devices

Storage

Capacity 64 GB 128 GB
Type UFS Storage 2.1 UFS Storage 2.1
SD Slot Yes ,
Independent SD slot
Yes ,
Slot for SD or second SIM card

Security

Fingerprint Yes, in the back Yes, on the side

Sensors

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

Others

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

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
--
9.8
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
--
9.5
What's your experience been with demanding games?
--
9.2
Number of reviews
--
81 opinions

Camera

Main

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

Standard

Standard
Resolution 48 Mpx 12 Mpx
Sensor Samsung Samsung SAK2L4
Type CMOS ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ 2.0 ƒ/ 1.5-2.4
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- 1.40 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- 1/2.6
2
Camera type

Wide Angle lens

Wide Angle lens
Resolution
8 Mpx
16 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Samsung S5K3P9
Type
--
ISOCELL
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
ƒ/ 2.2
ISO
--
--
Pixel size
--
1.00 µm
Pixel Binning
--
1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size
--
1/3.1
3
Camera type

Portrait mode (depth)
--
Resolution
5 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
ISO
--
Pixel size
--
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
--

Features

Flash LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation No Yes
Slow Motion Video Yes,
240 fps
Yes,
960 fps
Others
  • 4K Video
  • Digital zoom
  • Triple camera
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • 4K Video
  • Optical zoom
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Touch focus
  • Manual focus
  • Autofocus
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Continuous shooting
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • RAW
  • Geotagging

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 20 Mpx 10 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Samsung S5K3J1
Type CMOS ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ 2.2 ƒ/ 1.9
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- 1.22 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- 1/2.65
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score -- --

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
--
9.4
Quality of nighttime photos
--
8.7
Quality of selfies
--
9.0
Does it have a powerful flash?
--
9.4
Number of reviews
--
81 opinions

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- --
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • 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)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
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
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • 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 Direct
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi MiMO

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • 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)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • HOGP
  • 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)

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo

USB

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

0.468 W/Kg on head
-- W/Kg on body
0.582 W/Kg on head
1.575 W/Kg on body
American measurement

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

-- 0.680 W/Kg on head
0.920 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • ANT+

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
--
9.6
Quality of the GPS
--
9.4
And the WiFi?
--
9.5
Number of reviews
--
81 opinions

Battery

Battery

Capacity
6000 mAh
3100 mAh
Type Li-Ion Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes,
15.0W
Yes,
25.0W
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Wireless charging
  • Reverse charging
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
--
  • 6%
    Less than half day
  • 42%
    Less than a day
  • 43%
    One day
  • 5%
    More than one day
  • 4%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
--
81 opinions

Software

Software

Operating System
  • Android 10
    Android 10 Q, 1 year ago
  • Android 10
    Android 10 Q, 1 year ago
Google Services (official) Yes Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
--
  • 5%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 81%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 14%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
--
  • 1%
    Never
  • 3%
    Once a year
  • 31%
    Every six months
  • 65%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
--
81 opinions

Prices

Prices

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  4GB  •  64GB  •  M215F Change

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  6GB  •  128GB  •  G970FD Change