Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 13

Galaxy S21
Galaxy S21 Starting from $199.00
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iPhone 13
iPhone 13 Starting from $449.00
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Galaxy S21 iPhone 13


Galaxy S21 iPhone 13
Width 71.2 mm 71.5 mm
Height 151.7 mm 146.7 mm
Weight 171 g 174 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.6 mm
Volume 85.33 cm³ 79.72 cm³


Galaxy S21 iPhone 13
Resolution 1080 x 2400 px 1170 x 2532 px
Density 421 ppi 460 ppi
Size 6.2 inches 6.1 inches


Galaxy S21 iPhone 13
Battery capacity 4000 mAh* 3240 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode No No

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


Galaxy S21 iPhone 13
Maximum storage 256 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 8 GB 4 GB
5G support Yes Yes
LTE support Yes Yes


Galaxy S21 iPhone 13
Front camera resolution 10 MP 12 MP
Main camera resolution 64 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 3240 px 2160 px


Galaxy S21 iPhone 13
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

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Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 13 Comparison

Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 13: two iconic brands battling for the #1 spot

A rivalry for the ages between Apple and Samsung, and every year each brand aims to outdo each other with their annual flagship phone release. This time it was between the entry level phones of the series in the year 2021, where Samsung released in January the the Galaxy S21, in which this was replied by Apple with the iPhone 13. Two models which have proved immensely popular in the smartphone market today.

Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 13: camera quality

When it comes to camera quality, the Galaxy S21 has a triple camera lens system which comes in 12 MP (wide), 64 MP (telephoto), and 12 MP (ultrawide) with super steady video recording. On the other hand with the iPhone 13, this model only has a dual camera lens system which consist of 12 MP (wide), and 12 MP (ultrawide), but comes with Dolby Vision HDR quality for video recording. Selfie camera, the iPhone 13 takes the win here with a 12 MP in comparison to the S21 10 MP selfie camera.

Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 13: battery, display, storage, and materials

In terms of battery life, the Galaxy S21 has a 4000 mAh battery which can last up to 8 hours when web browsing or streaming video. The iPhone 13 has a 3240 mAh battery which can last up to 6 hours when web browsing or streaming video. The display size and resolution are also different between these two devices; The Galaxy S21 has a 6.2 inch display with 1080 x 2400 px resolution while the iPhone 13 has a 6.1 inch display with 1170 x 2532 px resolution, making the S21 slightly better for viewing content on its screen. Both phones come in multiple colors, where some many argue that the iPhone 13 comes in more vibrant colors to the S21. Both have different storage capacities available; the Galaxy S21 is available with 128 GB or 256 GB of storage only, while the iPhone 13 is available with 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB storage options, giving users more options depending on their needs. In terms of chipset and processor speed, both phones have similar specs; Both feature an octa-core processor clocked at 2 GHz and 8GB RAM for smooth multitasking performance but only one device (the Samsung) offers an upgradeable RAM option up to 16GB if needed by users who require more power from their device. Finally, both devices feature modern designs that will appeal to many users but they differ slightly in terms of materials used; The Samsung features an aluminum frame with Gorilla Glass Victus protection while Apple uses stainless steel frames combined with Ceramic Shield protection for its iPhones.

Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 13: verdict

Overall both devices offer great features that will satisfy most users’ needs but if you’re looking for something more powerful then you should go for Samsung’s flagship phone as it offers more options than Apple’s offering such as superior camera for photos and video, upgradable RAM capacity and higher battery life. At Back Market we believe that buying refurbished products is not only good for your wallet but also good for our planet! You can save up to 70% off the price of buying new all year long, so why not give refurbished products a try?

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