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    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G vs Apple iPhone 12 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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    Last Updated: 
    7th Aug 2021

    Key Feature Comparison

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
    ₹69,000
    9/10
    Apple iPhone 12
    ₹63,999
    8/10
    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    ₹47,990
    8/10
    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
    9/10
    ₹69,000
    9/10
    VS
    Apple iPhone 12
    Apple iPhone 12
    8/10
    ₹63,999
    8/10
    VS
    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    8/10
    ₹47,990
    8/10
    Display
    Screen Size
    6.7 inches
    6.1 inches
    6.4 inches
    Screen Resolution
    1080 x 2400 pixels
    1170 x 2532 pixels
    1440 x 2960 pixels
    Pixel Density
    393 ppi
    457 ppi
    514 ppi
    Aspect Ratio
    20:09
    19.5:9
    18.5:9
    Screen to Body Ratio
    88.77%
    86.89%
    84.42%
    Screen Design
    Punch hole
    Bezel-less
    Bezel-less
    Screen Refresh Rate
    120 Hz
    -
    -
    Screen Quality
    FHD
    FHD+
    2K
    Peak Brightness
    1300 nits
    625 nits
    -
    Screen Type
    -
    OLED
    Super AMOLED
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants
    8GB 256GB, 8GB 128GB
    4GB 256GB, 4GB 128GB, 4GB 64GB
    8GB 512GB, 6GB 128GB
    Expandable Storage
    No
    No
    Yes
    Storage Type
    UFS 3.1
    NVMe
    UFS 2.1
    OTG Support
    Yes
    -
    Yes
    Miscellaneous Features
    Sensors
    Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope
    Performance
    Operating System
    Android v11
    iOS v14
    Android v8.1 (Oreo)
    GPU
    Mali-G78 MP14
    Apple GPU (four-core graphics)
    Mali-G72 MP18
    Chipset
    Samsung Exynos 2100
    Apple A14 Bionic
    Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810
    CPU
    Octa core (2.9 GHz, Single core, Cortex X1 + 2.8 GHz, Tri core, Cortex A78 + 2.2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)
    Hexa Core (3.1 GHz, Dual core, Firestorm + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Icestorm)
    Octa core (2.7 GHz, Quad core, M3 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)
    Custom User Interface
    Samsung One UI
    -
    Samsung One UI
    Clock Speed
    2.9 GHz
    3.1 GHz
    2.7 GHz
    Architecture
    64 bit
    64 bit
    64 bit
    Process Technology
    5 nm
    5 nm
    10 nm
    Battery
    Battery Capacity
    4800 mAh
    2815 mAh
    4000 mAh
    Battery Removable
    No
    No
    No
    Battery Type
    Li-ion
    Li-ion
    Li-ion
    Charger Type
    Fast, 25W
    Fast, 20W
    Quick, v2.0, 15W
    USB Type-C
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    Fast Charging
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Wireless Charging
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Charging Time
    -
    50 % in 30 minutes
    -
    General
    Announced On
    14-Jan-21
    13-Oct-20
    5-Aug-18
    Market Status
    Available
    Available
    Available
    Brand
    Samsung
    Apple
    Samsung
    Price Status
    Confirmed
    Confirmed
    Confirmed
    Price
    Rs. 74,500
    Rs. 79,900
    Rs. 67,900
    Design
    Water Resistance
    Yes, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68
    Yes, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 6 meter), IP68
    Yes, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68
    Weight
    202 grams
    162 grams
    201 grams
    Colors
    Phantom Silver, Phantom Black, Phantom Violet
    Black, Blue, Green, Red, White, Purple
    Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, Snow White
    Build
    Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), plastic back, aluminum frame
    Back: Gorilla Glass
    Back: Gorilla Glass
    Dimensions
    161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm
    146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
    161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
    Network & Connectivity
    GPS
    Yes A-GPS, Glonass
    Yes A-GPS, Glonass
    Yes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio Features
    Dolby AtmosHi-Res AudioNoise cancellation microphoneStereo SpeakersStereo Speakers by AKG
    Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
    Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
    NFC
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    FM Radio
    No
    No
    No
    3.5mm Audio Jack
    No
    No
    Yes
    Bluetooth Type
    v5.1
    v5.0
    v5.0
    Audio Jack
    USB Type-C
    Lightning
    3.5 mm
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording
    3840x2160 @ 30 fps
    3840x2160 @ 24 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
    1440p30fps
    Front Camera Features
    Dual video call, Auto-HDR
    HDR
    Wide Angle Selfie
    Front Camera Setup
    Single, 10MP
    Single, 12MP
    Single, 8MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution
    10 MP
    12 MP
    8 MP
    Front Camera 1 Type
    f/2.2, Wide Angle Primary Camera
    f/2.2, Wide Angle Primary Camera
    f/1.7, Wide Angle Primary Camera
    Front Camera 1 Lens
    26 mm focal length, 3.2" sensor size, 1.22 micrometre pixel size
    23 mm focal length, 3.6" sensor size
    25 mm focal length, 3.6" sensor size, 1.22 micrometre pixel size
    Front Aperture
    f/2.2
    f/2.2
    f/1.7
    Front Flash
    -
    Yes, Retina Flash
    -
    Rear Camera
    OIS
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Rear Flash
    Yes, LED Flash
    Yes, Dual LED Flash
    Yes, LED Flash
    Rear Video Recording
    7680x4320 @ 24 fps, 3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 960 fps
    3840x2160 @ 24 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps
    3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 960 fps
    Rear Camera Features
    Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    5 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera Setup
    Triple, 12MP + 64MP + 12MP
    Dual, 12MP + 12MP
    Dual, 12MP + 12MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution
    12 MP
    12 MP
    12 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Type
    f/1.8, Wide Angle Primary Camera
    f/1.6 (upto 5x Digital Zoom, upto 2x Optical Zoom), Wide Angle Primary Camera
    f/1.5, Wide Angle Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 1 Lens
    26 mm focal length, 1.7" sensor size, 1.8 micrometre pixel size
    26 mm focal length
    26 mm focal length, 2.55" sensor size, 1.4 micrometre pixel size
    Rear Camera 2 Resolution
    64 MP
    12 MP
    12 MP
    Rear Camera 2 Type
    f/2.0 Telephoto (upto 30x Digital Zoom) Camera
    f/2.4, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
    f/2.4 Telephoto (upto 10x Digital Zoom, upto 2x Optical Zoom) Camera
    Rear Camera 2 Lens
    28 mm focal length, 1.7" sensor size, 0.8 micrometre pixel size
    13 mm focal length, 3.6" sensor size
    52 mm focal length, 3.4" sensor size, 1 micrometre pixel size
    Rear Camera 3 Resolution
    12 MP
    -
    -
    Rear Camera 3 Type
    f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
    -
    -
    Rear Camera 3 Lens
    13 mm focal length, 2.55" sensor size, 1.4 micrometre pixel size
    -
    -
    Rear Aperture
    f/1.8
    f/1.6
    f/1.5
    Network
    Network Support
    5G
    5G
    4G
    SIM Size
    SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
    SIM1: Nano, SIM2: eSIM
    SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
    Wi-Fi
    Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
    Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, ax/b/g/n, MIMO
    Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
    SIM Slot(s)
    Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    eSIM
    No
    Yes
    No
    Wi-Fi Features
    Mobile Hotspot
    Mobile Hotspot
    Mobile Hotspot
    VoLTE
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    SIM 1 Bands
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39) / 3500(band 42), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) ...
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    SIM 2 Bands
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39) / 3500(band 42), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) ...
    4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint Scanner
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    Fingerprint Scanner Position
    On-Screen
    -
    Rear
    Fingerprint Scanner Type
    Ultrasonic
    -
    -

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