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Apple iPhone 12 VS Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus

Apple iPhone 12 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus comparison page´┐Żallows you to compare devices based on full specifications, latest prices, features, pictures, and more. The summary section of the Apple iPhone 12 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus shows the most relevant details of this comparison like how each mobile has fared against another group-wise along with the key features. If you are looking for more details, scroll down to the full comparison section that shows the feature-wise comparison between these devices. You can also compare the pros and cons, compare prices, and compare the advantages and disadvantages of both of these devices.The Apple iPhone 12 has an overall score of 88%, while the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus has an overall score of 92%. The lowest price of Apple iPhone 12 is Rs. 53,999 and the lowest price of Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is Rs. 48,000. Product prices were last updated on June 06, 2023.Apple iPhone 12 offers a bezel-less design, a display notch, and a 6.1" display. This mobile phone comes with Apple A14 Bionic chipset (64-bit Hexa-core 3.1 GHz Firestorm + 1.8 GHz Icestorm 5nm processor) that is powered by the iOS 14 operating system. This smartphone is powered by a decent 2815 mAh battery and comes with 20W fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging. This mobile phone offers a 12 MP dual camera at the back.Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus packs a 6.7" display, and a bezel-less design with a punch hole camera and 120Hz refresh rate. This mobile phone comes with Samsung Exynos 2100 5G chipset (64-bit Octa-core 2.9 GHz ARM Cortex-X1 + ARM Cortex-A78 + ARM Cortex-A55 5nm processor) that is powered by the Android 11 operating system. This mobile packs an impressive 4800 mAh battery with 25W fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging. This mobile has a 12 MP triple rear camera.
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SUMMARY
Apple iPhone 12
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
 Rs. 53,999Buy NowRs. 48,000Buy Now 
Overall Score
 
Processor & RAM
Excellent (82% score)
  • 64-bit Hexa-core 3.1 GHz Firestorm +...
  • Apple A14 Bionic
  • 4GB RAM
Excellent (88% score)
  • 64-bit Octa-core 2.9 GHz ARM...
  • Samsung Exynos 2100
  • 8GB RAM
 
Camera
Excellent (88% score)
  • Dual camera, 12 MP + 12 MP, Dual LED flash
  • Single selfie camera, 12 MP
Top Class (94% score)
  • Triple camera, 12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP, LED flash
  • Single selfie camera, 10 MP
 
Display
Very Good (75% score)
  • 6.1" OLED Screen
  • 1170x2532, 460 PPI
  • Oleophobic coating
Top Class (93% score)
  • 6.7" Dynamic AMOLED Screen, 120Hz refresh rate
  • 1080x2400, 394 PPI
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
 
Storage
Excellent (82% score)
  • 64GB internal storage
  • Non expandable storage
Excellent (83% score)
  • 128GB internal storage
  • Non expandable storage
 
Battery
Excellent (83% score)
  • Li-Ion 2815 mAh
  • 20W Fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging
  • Proprietary charging connector
Top Class (98% score)
  • Li-Ion 4800 mAh
  • 25W fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging
  • USB Type-C charging connector
 
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General  
FormBarBar  
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Display NotchYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Punch hole camera  
Buildglass back, aluminium frameglass back, aluminium frame  
Operating SystemiOS 14Android 11  
2G NetworkGSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHzGSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
3G NetworkUMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHzUMTS: 850, 900, 1700 MHz  
4G Network (LTE)LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71  
5G NetworkYesYes  
SIM TypeDual SIMDual SIM  
SIM SizeNano SIM, eSIMNano SIM, eSIM  
Ingress Protection (IP)IP68, Dust Resistant, Water ResistantIP68, Dust Resistant, Water Resistant  
VoLTEYesYes  
AnnouncedOctober, 2020January, 2021  
StatusAvailableAvailable  
SAR Body: 0.95 W/kg, Head: 0.65 W/kg  
Display
Screen TypeOLEDDynamic AMOLED  
Screen Size6.1 Inches6.7 Inches  
Screen Resolution1170 x 2532 Pixels
Excellent (87% score)
1080 x 2400 Pixels
Excellent (83% score)
  
Pixel Density460 ppi
Top Class (90% score)
394 ppi
Excellent (83% score)
  
Colors 16777216  
Screen ProtectionOleophobic coatingCorning Gorilla Glass Victus  
Screen to body ratio86%
Top Class (90% score)
88.3%
Top Class (93% score)
  
Aspect Ratio19.5:920:9  
Refresh Rate 120Hz refresh rate  
Dimensions  
Size146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 inches)
Good (69% thickness score)
161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm (6.36 x 2.98 x 0.31 inches)
Good (66% thickness score)
  
Weight164 g (5.78 oz)
Good (60% score)
202 g (7.05 oz)
Average (49% score)
  
Battery
Battery TypeLi-IonLi-Ion  
Battery Capacity2815 mAh
Good (68% score)
4800 mAh
Excellent (88% score)
  
Music Playback Time65 hours   
Wireless ChargingYesYes  
User Replaceable BatteryNoNo  
Fast Charging20W Fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging25W fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging  
Other Features 4.5W Reverse Wireless Charging  
Camera
Rear CameraDual cameraTriple camera  
Primary Camera12 megapixels, Wide, F1.6 aperture, 1.4 micron pixel size, 26 mm focal length, PDAF (Phase detection autofocus), OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Excellent (86% score)
12 megapixels, Wide, F1.8 aperture, 1.8 micron pixel size, 1/1.76" sensor size, 26 mm focal length, PDAF (Phase detection autofocus), OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Top Class (91% score)
  
Camera 212 megapixels, Ultrawide, F2.4 aperture, 1/3.6" sensor size, 13 mm focal length64 megapixels, Telephoto, F2.0 aperture, 0.8 micron pixel size, 1/1.72" sensor size, 29 mm focal length  
Camera 3 12 megapixels, Ultrawide, F2.2 aperture, 1.4 micron pixel size, 1/2.55" sensor size, 13 mm focal length  
FlashDual LED flashLED flash  
FeaturesHDR mode, Panorama modeHDR mode, Panorama mode  
Video Recording2160p (4K) at 60 fps, 1080p (Full HD) at 240 fps4320p (8K) at 24 fps, 2160p (4K) at 60 fps, 1080p (Full HD) at 240 fps, 720p (HD) at 960 fps  
Video Recording FeaturesHDR video recordingHDR video recording, Electronic Image Stabilization  
Front CameraSingle front camera, 12 megapixels, Wide, F2.2 aperture, 1/3.6" sensor size, 23 mm focal length
Excellent (87% score)
Single front camera, 10 megapixels, Wide, F2.2 aperture, 1.22 micron pixel size, 1/3.24" sensor size, 26 mm focal length
Top Class (91% score)
  
FeaturesHDR modeHDR mode  
Video Recording1080p (Full HD) at 120 fps1080p (Full HD) at 30 fps  
Hardware and Storage
System ChipsetApple A14 BionicSamsung Exynos 2100  
Processor (CPU)64-bit Hexa-core 3.1 GHz Firestorm + 1.8 GHz Icestorm (5 nm)
Excellent (86% score)
64-bit Octa-core 2.9 GHz ARM Cortex-X1 + ARM Cortex-A78 + ARM Cortex-A55 (5 nm)
Excellent (82% score)
  
Graphics Processor (GPU)Apple GPU (Quad-core graphics)Mali-G78 MP14  
RAM4GB
Very Good (74% score)
8GB
Top Class (94% score)
  
Internal Storage64GB
Top Class (90% score)
128GB
Top Class (92% score)
  
Expandable StorageNoNo  
SensorsProximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Compass, Face Unlock, Ambient light sensorProximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Compass, In-Display Fingerprint scanner, Ambient light sensor  
Other Features UFS 3.1  
Connectivity
GPRSYesYes  
EDGEYesYes  
3GYesYes  
4GYesYes  
5GYesYes  
WiFi802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, 6, dual band802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, 6, dual band  
Mobile Hotspot and TetheringYesYes  
BluetoothYes, 5.0Yes, 5.0  
NFCYesYes  
USBYes, 2.0, ProprietaryYes, 3.2, USB Type-C, USB OTG  
Headphone JackNo 3.5mm audio connectorNo 3.5mm audio connector  
Charging ConnectorProprietaryUSB Type-C  
WiFi Direct Yes  
GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, GalileoGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo  
Multimedia  
Alert TypesMP3 Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtones, Vibration, Haptic feedbackPolyphonic Ringtones, Vibration  
LoudSpeakerYesYes  
Stereo SpeakersYesYes  
FM RadioNoNo  
Music PlayerYesYes  
Audio FormatsMP3, AAC, WAV, MIDI, AMR, 3GP, FLAC, M4A, OGG   
VideoYes, MPEG4, H.264Yes  
Noise Cancellation Yes  
Other FeaturesDolby AtmosaptX HD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby digital, Dolby digital plus  
Internet and Applications  
BrowserYes   
YoutubeYes   
WhatsappYes   
FacebookYes   
TwitterYes   
EmailMicrosoft Exchange, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Push Email   
Other  
PhonebookUnlimited Contacts, Contact Pictures, Contact Ringtones, Contact Multiple Numbers   
CalendarYes   
CalculatorYes   
AlarmYes   
StopwatchYes   
SMSYes   
MMSYes   
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Rating
Expert Rating:
Expert Rating:
  
Pros & ConsPros
  • Amazing performance with A14 Bionic chipset
  • Beautiful LED display
  • Great set of cameras
  • Good build quality
  • Super battery life with 20W fast battery charging
Cons
  • Non-standard charging connector
  • Non-expandable storage
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
Pros
  • Amazing performance with Exynos 2100 chip
  • Great primary triple cameras
  • Nice 6.7" Dynamic AMOLED display with 394 PPI sharpness
  • Plenty of RAM & internal storage
  • Great battery backup with 25W fast charging
Cons
  • Non-expandable storage
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  
Advantages
This cellphone has a 6.1" OLED capacitive touchscreen. Phones with touchscreen are easier to use and more intuitive. Plus, touchscreen mobiles have usually bigger screens than mobiles without a touchscreen.
Apple iPhone 12 runs on iOS (iOS 14) OS. iOS is one of the most popular choices when it comes to choosing the operating system. Mobile phones running iOS generally offers better build quality and resale value as compared to similarly priced Android phones.
This phone is 3G enabled. Phones with 3G connectivity deliver data at much faster speeds as compared to the 2G.
This phone is 4G enabled. Mobiles with 4G offer up to 3000 Mbps speeds as compared to a maximum of 42 Mbps of the 3G network.
This phone is a dual SIM device. Dual-SIM phones allow you to utilize two networks at the same time resulting in better coverage and reduced cost.
Apple iPhone 12 offers IP68 marking. Dust and water-resistant (waterproof) mobiles offer great assurance against residue and water. It shields your phone from sudden rain or an unintentional drop in water.
Apple iPhone 12 offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE) connectivity. You can enjoy the high-quality HD voice calls using VoLTE. It also offers enhanced battery life and quick call connection time.
This phone has 5G connectivity. Phones with 5G capability allow you to access multi-Gbps peak data speeds.
Apple iPhone 12 has a 6.1" screen. Big display increases your productivity by displaying more information at once without the need to scroll. It also allows us to enjoy online content like YouTube videos and movies.
This mobile has a pixel density of 460 PPI (Pixels per Inch). The high PPI screen has a lot more pixels spread across the screen that makes the screen look sharper.
This phone has 86.0% screen to body ratio. Phones with a higher screen to body ratio offer more screen space in a relatively smaller size.
This phone is 7.4 mm in thickness. Slim phones look good and are easier to hold in your hands. It also easily fits into the purse.
This phone supports wireless charging. That means you do not have to worry about cables anymore.
This phone supports fast charging. Phones with fast charging support allow you to quickly charge your phone in a very less amount of time.
This device has 6-core processor chip. Multi-core CPUs offer smooth streaming HD videos, fluid performance, quick loading time of apps and pictures, and flawless gaming performance.
The chipset of this device is manufactured using the 5 nm process. Chips created using the latest manufacturing process are generally more efficient, optimized for battery life, smaller in size and emit less heat.
This mobile has 4 GB of RAM. Having more RAM enables quick loading apps, fluid switching between apps while multitasking, and better gaming performance.
This phone has 64 GB of internal storage. Large internal storage allows you to store more pictures, videos, and applications on your phone without having to worry about cleaning up the storage space frequently.
This device offers a WiFi support. WiFi provides convinient and secure access to the internet. It provides more reliable connection too.
This phone has a WiFi hotspot capability. A WiFi hotspot lets you use your mobile internet in other devices like a laptop using WiFi connection.
This mobile comes with a Bluetooth support. Bluetooth technology offers a wireless connection using which you can connect to various Bluetooth enabled devices like headphones or game controllers.
This mobile comes with an NFC support. Phones with NFC can share content, program NFC tags, or pay without using the card.
This mobile comes with the GPS receiver. Phones with GPS capability provide turn by turn navigation and can utilize location based services.
This phone supports Dolby audio. The Dolby audio technology offers crystal clear sound using advanced audio formatting and signal processing.
The display of this mobile phone is 6.7" Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. Cellphones with touchscreen are not only easier to use but also are more intuitive. They also provide a bigger screen real estate than the non-touchscreen phones of the same physical size.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is powered by Android (Android 11) OS. Mobile phones running on the Android operating system offer great features and lots of customizations as compared to phones running on iOS. The Google Play Store offers a wide variety of apps and games.
This phone is 3G enabled. Phones with 3G connectivity deliver data at much faster speeds as compared to the 2G.
This mobile supports 4G. Phones with 4G capability give faster speeds than 3G which results in faster downloads and seamless surfing experience.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus has a dual SIM configuration. Dual SIM mobiles allow us to keep work and play separate by having two different SIM cards. Plus, you can choose voice and data plans separately for each SIM card.
This phone has an IP68 marking. Dust and water-resistant or waterproof phones offer great protection against dust and water. It protects your phone from rain or an accidental drop in water.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE) connectivity. You can enjoy the high-quality HD voice calls using VoLTE. It also offers enhanced battery life and quick call connection time.
This mobile is 5G enabled. The 5th generation or 5G network offers very high-speed data with minimal latency.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus has a 6.7" screen. Big display increases your productivity by displaying more information at once without the need to scroll. It also allows us to enjoy online content like YouTube videos and movies.
This phone has a pixel density of 394 PPI (Pixels per Inch). Pictures and images look sharp and text is easier to read on phones with high PPI.
This mobile has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus screen protection. Display protection offers safety against scratches and damage caused by unintentional drops.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus comes with 88.3% screen to body ratio. Mobiles with a high screen to body ratio looks great and has fewer bezels.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus has 120 Hz refresh rate screen. High refresh rate screens offer the ability to push more frames per second as opposed to the normal 60 Hz display that results in the super responsive screen.
The thickness of this mobile phone is 7.8 mm. Devices with slimmer profiles look good and are easier to carry as compared to bulky phones.
The battery of this device is rated at 4800 mAh in terms of capacity. Mobile phones with higher capacity battery allow you to use your phone for an extended period of time without needing to be recharged.
This phone supports wireless charging. That means you do not have to worry about cables anymore.
This device supports fast charging. Fast charging allows you to charge your phone quickly as compared to normal charging.
This phone has 8-core CPU. More CPU cores allow your phone to process multiple tasks in parallel which often results in faster and fluid performance.
The 5 nm process is used to manufacture this mobile chipset. Chipset utilizing a newer manufacturing process offers good performance, consumes less battery power, provides more cores, and emit less heat in a relatively smaller size.
This mobile has 8 GB of RAM. Having more RAM enables quick loading apps, fluid switching between apps while multitasking, and better gaming performance.
The internal storage capacity of this mobile phone is 128 GB. Internal storage is much faster than external storage like microSD cards. Having more of it means you can install a large number of apps and store all your media in faster storage.
This mobile offers an In-display fingerprint sensor. An in-display fingerprint sensor is integrated into the screen itself and does not need to be placed physically on the phone body.
This mobile has an UFS 3.1 storage. UFS supports much higher data speed that translates into increased responsiveness of the phone. UFS 1 offers up to 300 MB/s, USB 2 offers up to 1200 MB/s, while UFS 3 offers up to 2900 MB/s bandwidth.
This mobile comes with a WiFi networking support. WiFi connection allows you to connect to your home or office WiFi router.
This device supports WiFi hotspot. You can share your mobile internet in your other devices like a laptop over WiFi using a WiFi hotspot (WiFi tethering).
This device supports Bluetooth connectivity. Mobiles with Bluetooth connectivity can listen to music, make and receive calls using wireless headsets, and connect to game controllers wirelessly.
This device supports NFC connectivity. Mobiles with NFC connectivity can send or receive content or make a payment wirelessly using a wallet.
This phone has GPS access. GPS enabled phones allow us to get turn by turn directions using the maps application. It can also make use of any location-based services.
This mobile comes with an FM Radio. You can tune into your favourite FM station to start listening to music.
This device offers Dolby audio. The Dolby technology delivers rich and immersive surround sound that feels amazing.
This device offers a aptX codec support. The aptX codec offers better sound quality by reducing the audio file size before transferring it over Bluetooth.
  
Disadvantages
This phone is 164 grams in weight. Mobiles with light weight are easier to carry in your purse or pockets.
This phone has a battery capacity of 2815 mAh. Mobiles with bigger batteries run longer without needing to be recharged frequently.
This phone does not have expandable storage. Phone with expandable storage allows you to install memory cards to have an additional storage space to store your data.
This phone does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Mobiles with a 3.5 mm headphone connector allow you to use all the wired headphones that come with 3.5 mm plugs.
This mobile weighs 202 grams. Light weight phones look good and are easy on your pockets as compared to heavy phones.
This phone does not have expandable storage. Phone with expandable storage allows you to install memory cards to have an additional storage space to store your data.
This phone does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Mobiles with a 3.5 mm headphone connector allow you to use all the wired headphones that come with 3.5 mm plugs.
  
 
Rs. 53,999@AmazonBUY
Rs. 53,999@FlipkartBUY
Rs. 48,000@AmazonBUY
Rs. 71,999@FlipkartNO STOCK