Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung
Announced March 2017 2021, January 14
Status Available - April 2017 Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, January 29
Price Rs. 57,900 ($720.00) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 69,999 ($799.99) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm
(5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)
151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
(5.97 x 2.8 x 0.31 in)
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz) 169 g (5.96 oz)
SIM Type Dual-SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM), Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - - Fingerprint Sensor (under display, ultrasonic)
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support) ANT+
Notification LED Yes -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat) Android 11
User Interface - One UI 3.1
Processor Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz), Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
Exynos 8895 Octa [Similar]
Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International / Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680 - USA/China/Korea, Exynos 2100 - International / Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 - USA/China/Korea [Similar]
GPU Adreno 540 [Similar] Mali-G78 MP14 - International / Adreno 660 - USA/China/Korea [Similar]
RAM 4 GB [Browse Similar] 8 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 64 GB 256 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 5 FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
120Hz Refresh Rate
HDR10+
1300 nits (peak)
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Always-on display
Colors 16M colors 16M Colour
Size 5.8 inches [Similar] 6.2 inches [Similar]
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels (568 ppi) 1080 x 2400 pixels (424 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 84.06% 86.12%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes no
Radio No FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 12 MP [Similar] 12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP [Similar]
Flash Dual-LED (Dual Tone) LED Flash
Features Phase Detection Autofocus, OIS, f/1.7 aperture, Geo-tagging, Simultaneous 4K Video And 9MP Image Recording, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Auto-HDR, Panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec. 8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
Front Camera 8 MP, AF [Similar] 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Dual video call, Auto-HDR, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSPA, LTE, VoLTE HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX 5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Browser HTML5 Yes

memory User Memory

Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 8 GB RAM UFS 3.1
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
USB OTG Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint supported fingerprint supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
Magnetic-Field Sensor (Compass) magnetic field sensor present magnetic field sensor present
Gyroscope Sensor gyroscope sensor present gyroscope sensor present
Barometer Sensor barometer sensor present barometer sensor present
Heart-rate Sensor heart rate sensor present heart rate sensor not present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Fast battery charging 25W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
Capacity 3000 mAh 4000 mAh
Stand by - -
Talk Time - -