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Global Score
11.6710.35
Basic Information
SamsungSamsung
Android 11Android 11, 10
2021-01-292020-11-06
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches
8.04 ounces6.81 ounces
Phantom black and SilverPrism Dot black, Prism Dot grey and Prism Dot white
Aluminum and Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus)--
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 966.00--
Display / Screen
6.8 inches6.6 inches
3200 x 1440 pixels 1600 x 720 pixels
Dynamic AMOLED Super AMOLED
516 pixels per inch266 pixels per inch
1500 cd/m2 brightness--
No touch screenNo touch screen
9.87.2
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 chipset
Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm (Octa-Core 2840 MHz) processorKryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm (Octa-Core 2200 MHz) processor
12 GB RAM4 GB RAM
Adreno 660 GPUAdreno 619 GPU
9.729.18
Storage
128 GB internal memory128 GB internal memory
No SD card slotmicroSDXC (up to 1000 GB) external memory slot
10.115.38
Camera
108.00 MP + 40.00 MP48.00 MP + 20.00 MP
f/1.80 aperturef/1.80 aperture
24.00mm focal length--
0.75 inches (1/1.33") sensor--
7680 x 4320 (24 fps) video resolution3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K) video resolution
1280 x 720 (960 fps) (HD) slow motion video1280 x 720 (480 fps) (HD) slow motion video
13.7511.11
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
5G, 5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA5G, 5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA
Nano SIMNano SIM
10.710.7
Battery Life
5000mAh Li - Polymer Battery5000mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
Wireless Charging--
4.965.36
Other Features
Bluetooth 5.1 Bluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS
NFCNFC
Fingerprint ID ScannerFingerprint ID Scanner
Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
FM Radio--

Comparison review

The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a general score of 11.67, which is better than the Galaxy A42's 10.35 general score. Although it's the best in our current comparison, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is an a little bit thicker and somewhat heavier cellphone than Galaxy A42. Both of these phones have the same Android 11 operating system, so they should provide you very similar operating system features.

Galaxy S21 Ultra features a bit faster processor than Galaxy A42, and although they both have a Octa-Core CPU, the Galaxy S21 Ultra also has 8 GB more RAM. The Galaxy S21 Ultra features a much more vibrant display than Galaxy A42, because it has much more pixels per display inch, a little larger screen and a way better 1440 x 3200 resolution.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra features a very superior camera than Galaxy A42, and although they both have a same size camera aperture, the Galaxy S21 Ultra also has a way higher resolution back camera and a much higher 7680x4320 video definition. Galaxy A42 features much more memory for apps and games than Galaxy S21 Ultra, and although they both have equal internal storage capacity, the Galaxy A42 also has an external memory slot that holds a maximum of 1000 GB.

The Galaxy A42 has just a little bit longer battery duration than Galaxy S21 Ultra.