The Galaxy A21s was announced by Samsung this year to succeed in the Galaxy A20s. Among the changes in mobile phones, it’s worth mentioning the camera, which was four times bigger at the launch, the more powerful battery, and the storage that increased from 32 GB to 64 GB. With some updates in the specifications, Galaxy A21s can be found in the online retail for about $209.96.
The predecessor Galaxy A20s was presented is sold for figures that start from $158.97 on the web. Check in the following comparison the differences in smartphone specifications.
Galaxy A20S and Galaxy A21S Features
|Specifications||Galaxy A20s||Galaxy A21s|
|Launch||November 2019||June 2020|
|Screen||6.5 inches||6.5 inches|
|Screen resolution||HD + (720 x 1560)||HD + (720 x 1600)|
|Processor||octa-core up to 1.8 GHz||octa-core up to 2 GHz|
|RAM||3 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||32 GB||64 GB|
|Memory card||micro SD up to 512 GB||micro SD up to 512 GB|
|Main camera||triple, 13, 8 and 5 megapixels||quadruple 48, 8, 2 and 2 megapixels|
|Front camera||8 megapixels||13 megapixels|
|Operating system||Android 9 (Pie)||Android 10|
|Dimension and weight||163.3 x 77.5 x 8; 183 g||163.7 x 75.3 x 8.9; 192 g|
|Colors||blue, black and red||blue, white and black|
Screen and Design
The 6.5-inch display with HD+ resolution (1600 x 720 pixels) is the same in both handsets, but there is a difference in specifications like the Galaxy A20s TFT panel, which is not repeated in the successor that displays the LCD screen. The Galaxy A20s weighs 183 grams, while the Galaxy A21s is a little heavier with 192 grams.
The Galaxy A20s features a drop-shaped notch to house the front camera, while the Galaxy A21s dispenses with the cutout to adopt the front camera housed in a hole inside the screen. The design of the A21s is similar to that of the Galaxy S20, the South Korean giant’s premium line phone. The appearance of the Galaxy A20s repeats that of its predecessor, the Galaxy A20. The older version can be found in blue, black, and red, while the new release is available in black, blue, and white.
The Galaxy A21s photo set has added an extra sensor. While the A20s offers a triple camera, the successor was presented with four sensors.
The Galaxy A20s triple camera has 13 MP sensors in the main camera and f/1.8 aperture, 8 MP in the ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture, and 5 MP in the depth sensor, which assists in portrait mode. The Galaxy A20s front camera records selfies of up to 8 MP.
The Galaxy A21s’ photo set has significant differences, including the 13 MP selfies camera. In the rear cameras, there are 48 MP in the main camera (f/2.0 aperture), 8 MP in the ultra-wide lens (f/2.2 aperture), a 2 MP macro lens (f/2.2), and a 2 MP depth sensor.
Performance and Storage
In terms of storage, the Galaxy A21s also stands out, featuring 64 GB, while the Galaxy A20s has 32 GB of data space. However, both smartphones have microSD card support of up to 512 GB.
As well as storage, the Galaxy A21s’ RAM is larger. The phone has 4 GB, while the predecessor offers only 3 GB. The phones also have different processors. Although both have an octa-core chip, the latest handset runs 2 GHz, while the A20s runs up to 1.8 GHz.
The Galaxy A21s also brought battery improvements. The Galaxy A20s has a 4,000 mAh component, while the successor has a 5,000 mAh battery. Both offer fast 15W charging. The Galaxy A21s’ advantage tends to ensure greater durability, and according to Samsung, it can stay out of the socket for up to two days.
Galaxy A20s’ native system is Android 9 (Pie), but it has already received an upgrade to Android 10. Galaxy A21s has arrived with the latest version of Google’s mobile system.
Bluetooth differs in both devices, as the predecessor features version 4.2, and the Galaxy A21s brings the fifth generation of the technology. The facial recognition feature is present in both smartphones and the fingerprint reader in the back is also a feature that is repeated in the mobile phones.
Both phones still have support for the 4G network, but only the Galaxy A21s has the Samsung Pay technology.
The Galaxy A20s is available in the market and can be found today in the $158.97 range in online stores like Amazon. The Galaxy A21s can already be seen in stores on the web for $209.96 – depending on the offer of the day.