Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S21

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Galaxy S20
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Galaxy S21
Galaxy S21

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Galaxy S20Galaxy S21
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Design

Galaxy S20Galaxy S21
Width69.1 mm71.2 mm
Height151.7 mm151.7 mm
Weight163 g171 g
Thickness7.9 mm7.9 mm
Volume82.81 cm³85.33 cm³

Screen

Galaxy S20Galaxy S21
Resolution1440 x 3200 px1080 x 2400 px
Density566 ppi421 ppi
Size6.2 inches6.2 inches

Battery

Galaxy S20Galaxy S21
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesNo

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.

Performance

Galaxy S20Galaxy S21
Maximum storage128 GB256 GB
CPU frequency2.7 GHz2.9 GHz
External memory slotYesNo
RAM capacity8 GB8 GB
5G supportYesYes
LTE supportYesYes

Camera

Galaxy S20Galaxy S21
Front camera resolution10 MP10 MP
Main camera resolution64 MP64 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
FlashYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution3240 px3240 px

Audio

Galaxy S20Galaxy S21
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
RadioNoNo
Number of microphones22

Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S21 Comparison

Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S21: successor vs predecessor 

The Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S21 are two of the most popular smartphones in Samsung’s history of the S series. As the name suggests, the Galaxy S21 is more recent, having been released in 2021, while the Galaxy S20 was released in 2020.

Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S21: camera quality

When it comes to camera quality, both phones have an impressive triple camera system that is made up of two wide and ultrawide 12 MP lenses, and one 64 MP telephoto lens.They both also come equipped with 8K, 4K, 1080p, and 720p video recording.

Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S21: resolution, capacity, and processor

Both have an identical screen size of 6.2 inches, but resolution wise the S21 has a slightly inferior spec of 1080 x 2400 px in comparison to the 1440 x 3200 px of the Galaxy S20 – making it slightly better than its successor in this regard. Both phones have 8 GB RAM and 4000 mAh batteries which will last for around 11 hours when web browsing or streaming video content. In terms of storage capacity, the Galaxy S20 offers 128 GB while the Galaxy S21 offers the same but also an additional 256 GB option too – giving you more space for your photos and videos on your device if you opt for the newer model. In terms of design, both devices feature sleek designs that look great in any color – from gray to pink to blue! The only difference between them is that they weigh slightly differently; 163 g for the Samsung 20 and 169 g for Samsung 21 respectively. Finally, both devices run on Android operating systems but differ slightly when it comes to their chipsets; The Samsung 20 runs on an Exynos 990 chipset while its successor runs on an Exynos 2100 chipset which is faster than its predecessor's processor speed-wise!

Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S21: verdict

Overall, if you're looking for something more up-to-date then we'd recommend going with Samsung 21 as it offers better specs overall compared to its predecessor - including higher storage capacity (256GB) and faster processor speed (Exynos 2100). Lastly, buying refurbished products helps reduce our environmental impact by reducing waste - so why not save up to 70% off the cost of new retail prices with Back Market?

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