You may be among the many fans of Apple that have been planning on purchasing its latest offering, the iPhone 12, which came out October 23, 2020. But on January 14, 2021, Samsung announced the release of its newest model, the Galaxy S21.
Now, with two companies vying for your attention and your hard-earned dollars, it’s good to do a little comparison shopping. Here are details on the iPhone 12 and Galaxy S21 compared to each other.
iPhone 12 or Galaxy S21?
The price might be one of your main considerations when looking at phones. Prices range from $699 for the iPhone 12 mini to $1,099 for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. On the other hand, the Galaxy S21 starts at $800 and the Galaxy S21 Plus starts at $1,000. So the prices are pretty comparable.
In terms of the display, the Galaxy S21 has a 6.2-inch screen while the iPhone 12 is just slightly smaller at 6.1 inches.
iPhone’s engineers gave the new 12 5G support, the first iPhone to do so. Samsung includes it in the Galaxy S21 and has done so since the previous S20 models.
iPhones now boast slightly less rounded edges, and for added protection, they include a ceramic shield that keeps them from breaking when dropped. Samsung took a different approach, designing the Galaxy S21 with a “Contour Cut Camera” housing, giving it protective metal all the way to the edge of the phone.
If you rely on your phone for many hours every day and must have no interruptions, battery capacity is a factor.
But you can always buy a separate battery boost pack and keep chargers handy to avoid running out of juice at a critical moment. Still, it’s good to keep in mind how much basic storage is available in the two companies’ phones.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 has a 4,000mAh battery, the S21+ has a 4,800mAh battery and the Ultra has a 5,000mAH battery.
The iPhone 12 mini has a 2,227mAH battery, which noted that the iPhone 12 5G and iPhone 12 Pro 5G have a 2,815mAh battery and the iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G packs a 3,687mAh battery.
The iPhone and the Galaxy both are capable of being charged wirelessly.
Weighing the various options in phone capability between the iPhone 12 and the Galaxy S21 will help you make up your mind about which model to purchase.
Obviously, I’d stick with my iPhone and see no compelling reason to be lured away into the Galaxy. But, the option is there for you to explore.