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Summary
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Display

6.4" (16.26 cm)

1080x2340 px, 403 PPI

6.5" (16.51 cm)

720x1600 px, 270 PPI

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

2.3 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

2 GHz + 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Storage

64 GB

512 GB (Expandable)

64 GB

256 GB (Expandable)

Camera

48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP (Primary)

20 MP(Front)

12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

Battery

6000 mAh

5000 mAh

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User Rating

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4.2/5 based on 87,949 ratings

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4.5/5 based on 390,932 ratings

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General
Launch Date

March 18, 2020 (Official)

January 15, 2020 (Official)

Brand

Samsung

Realme

Model

Galaxy M21

5i

Operating System

Android v10 (Q)

Android v9.0 (Pie)

Custom UI

Samsung One UI

ColorOS

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network

4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available

4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Quick Charging

yes Fast, 15W

no  No

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 159 mm
Width: 75.1 mm
Thickness: 8.9 mm

Height: 164.4 mm
Width: 75 mm
Thickness: 9 mm

Weight

188 grams

195 grams

Build Material


Back: Plastic


Back: Plastic

Colours

Midnight Blue, Raven Black

Aqua Blue, Forest Green

Waterproof

yes Splash proof

Display
Very Good
Average
Screen Size

6.4 " (16.26 cm)

6.5 " (16.51 cm)

Screen Resolution

1080 x 2340 pixels

720 x 1600 pixels

Aspect Ratio

19.5:9

20:9

Bezel-less display

yes with waterdrop notch

yes with waterdrop notch

Pixel Density

403 ppi

270 ppi

Display Type

Super AMOLED

IPS LCD

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v3

Corning Gorilla Glass v3

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)

91 %

89 %

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

84.02 %

82.73 %

Performance
Very Good
Very Good
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665

Processor

Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Octa core (2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-G72 MP3

Adreno 610

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

Bootup Time (tested by 91mobiles)

23.0 s

24.0 s

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

64 GB

64 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 512 GB

yes Up to 256 GB

User Available Storage

Up to 49 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

yes

Camera
Very Good
Very Good
Main Camera
Camera Setup

Triple

Quad

Resolution

48 MP f/2.0 (upto 4x Digital Zoom) Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 2" sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size)8 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(12 mm focal length, 4.0" sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)5 MP f/2.2, Depth Camera

12 MP f/1.8 (upto 10x Digital Zoom) Primary Camera(2.8" sensor size, 1.25µm pixel size)8 MP f/2.25, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(4.0" sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera(5.0" sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera(5.0" sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)

Sensor

CMOS image sensor

CMOS image sensor, Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor

Autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

Physical Aperture

F2.0

F1.8

Optical Image Stabilisation

no  No

Flash

yes LED Flash

yes LED Flash

Image Resolution

8000 x 6000 Pixels

4000 x 3000 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

4 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

10 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Front Camera
Camera Setup

Single

Single

Resolution

20 MP f/2.2 Primary Camera(26 mm focal length)

8 MP f/2.0, Wide Angle Primary Camera(4.0" sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)

Sensor

CMOS

CMOS

Autofocus

no  No

Physical Aperture

F2.2

F2.0

Flash

no  No

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps

Battery
Excellent
Excellent
Capacity

6000 mAh

5000 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

Standby time

Up to 720 Hours(2G)

Quick Charging

yes Fast, 15W

no  No

USB Type-C

yes

no  No

Battery Charging Time (20% to 100%) (tested by 91mobiles)

02h 09m 47s

02h 44m 07s

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

yes

yes

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

SAR Value

Head: 0.468 W/kg

Head: 1.180 W/kg, Body: 0.631 W/kg

Wi-Fi

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

yes v5.0

yes v5.0

GPS

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

yes with A-GPS

NFC

no  No

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0

Multimedia
FM Radio

yes

Loudspeaker

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Audio Features

Dolby Atmos

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

Rear

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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  • Does Samsung Galaxy M21 support OTG?

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    Answered By Kavya Rangan | 8 months ago

    Yes, the Samsung Galaxy M21 does support OTG but the user would have to buy a USB Type-C OTG cable.

    Check Full Device Specifications Samsung Galaxy M21

  • How to cast my Realme 5i screen on TV ?

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    Answered By Mahima Jayaraman | 1 years ago

    To cast your phone screen on your TV you need to have Chromecast.
    Follow the steps to successfully cast your screen-

    Before you begin casting

    1. Connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network.
    2. The mobile device, tablet or computer you are using to cast must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.
    3. You must be running the latest version of the Chromecast-enabled app. You can always double check that you are on the latest version by visiting the Google Play Store.



     

    Cast from Chromecast-enabled apps to your TV

    1. Make sure that the phone you are using to cast is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in.
    2. Open a Chromecast-enabled app.
    3. Tap the Cast button Inactive cast extension.

      Note: The Cast button isn't located in the same place on all Chromecast-enabled apps.

    4. Tap the device you'd like to cast to.


    5. When you're connected, the Cast button will turn color, letting you know you're connected.
    6. Select the app like Youtube, Browser, Google Music etc and look for the Cast icon as shown in the image below.

    You can now cast videos, movies and TV shows directly to your TV.
    To stop casting, tap the Cast button and then Disconnect.
    You can also watch this step-by-step guide to do the same


    You can check more details here :Realme 5i

  • Does Samsung Galaxy M21 have a Knox security?

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    Answered By Anusha Mistry | 7 months ago

    Yes, the Samsung Galaxy M21 does have the Knox security which means a set of features and pre-installed apps in the device.

    Check Full Device Specifications Samsung Galaxy M21 

  • Does Samsung Galaxy M21 support VoLTE in both the sim slot?

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    Answered By Nischal Chauhan | 8 months ago

    Yes, the Samsung Galaxy M21 does support VoLTE in both the SIMs and the device is also Dual Standby.

    Check Full Device Specifications Samsung Galaxy M21

  • How to hard reset Realme 5i ?

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    Answered By Ajay Chattopadhyay | 1 years ago

    Imagine you open your old phone and you are unable to unlock it. The only choice you have is to hard reset it. It is just a mechanism to erase everything on your phone and restore all the defaults. The memory is erased and the password is reset. You can follow this simple guide to hard reset your device.

    1. Turn off the phone and then press and hold the Volume Up key and Power key simultaneously until the Android system recovery screen appears. 
    2. Use the Volume Down key to highlight the wipe data/factory reset option and then use the Power button to make the selection.

    You can check the specs of Realme 5i here: Realme 5i

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