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Updated February 21, 2024·

The Samsung Galaxy S21 has a better overall camera system, including more features like HDR video, and it offers better photo and video quality than the Galaxy A14. It also has more RAM for smoother performance, a higher screen refresh rate, an OLED screen which typically shows more vibrant colors, and it supports wireless charging. On the other hand, the Galaxy A14 is less expensive and has a larger screen, although it's an LCD which might not be as vibrant as the S21's OLED. The A14 also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is absent in the S21. If battery life is a priority, the A14 has a longer battery life. The Galaxy S21, despite being an older model, will provide you with a high-quality experience, especially if camera capabilities and screen quality are important for you, but will cost slightly more. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy A14
  • Very good battery life
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Good for taking photos
  • Fair for recording videos
  • Very good display quality
  • Good performance

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

4.8
Galaxy A14
Galaxy S21
7.2
The Samsung Galaxy S21 has good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy A14 has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

4.8
Galaxy A14
Galaxy S21
7.0
The Samsung Galaxy S21 takes good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy A14 takes poor photos.

Video Quality

4.4
Galaxy A14
Galaxy S21
6.6
The Samsung Galaxy S21 takes only fair videos, while the Samsung Galaxy A14 takes poor videos.

Battery

9.1 Hours
Galaxy A14
Galaxy S21
6.7 Hours
The Samsung Galaxy A14 has 9.1 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S21 has 6.7 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy A14 has a screen size of 6.6 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S21 is 6.2 inches.
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Cost

$200
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$206
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The Samsung Galaxy A14 has a price of $200 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 costs $206.

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How the Samsung Galaxy A14 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Galaxy A14Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Galaxy A14Samsung Galaxy S21

GENERAL

Price
$200
$206
Brand
SamsungSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
January 12, 2023January 29, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.6"6.2"
Resolution
2408 x 10802400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
400421
Display Type
LCDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
D700SD888
Internal Storage
64 GB128 GB
RAM
4 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
4.8/107.2/10
Photos Score
4.9/107/10
Videos Score
4.4/106.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, MacroMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
50 megapixels12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.1 Hours6.7 Hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mAh4000 mAh
Wireless Charging
NoYes
Wireless charging Speed
0 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.6" x 3.07"5.97" x 2.8"
Weight
7.13 oz5.96 oz
Back Material
PlasticPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
NoYes
Bluetooth Version
5.25.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
56
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 66, 77(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: SideFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
BlackPhantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink
Stock Android
NoNo
SD Card
YesNo

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Samsung Galaxy A14

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WIRED

Julian Chokkattu | January 2023
"It's near-impossible to not marvel at the value of the Galaxy A14. It does almost everything so well for so little, and that's precisely what we should be asking more of from our gadgets. Good performance. Nice screen. Two-day battery life. Solid camera. Includes 64 GB of storage and a microSD card slot, plus a headphone jack and NFC for contactless payments."

Samsung Galaxy S21

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Huseman Joe | February 2022
"The Galaxy S21 delivers the flagship Samsung experience in a phone that's much more pocketable (and affordable) than the top-end S21 Ultra.The triple-camera system is incredibly capable, Samsung's One UI 3.1 software is chock-full of features and settings to mess with, and I've not once missed having expandable storage."

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About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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