Galaxy S20 LTE vs Galaxy S21 5G

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Upgrading from a Samsung Galaxy S20 LTE to a Galaxy S21 would be a year-over-year upgrade. This upgrade path means you will be seeing a boost in performance due to the newer Snapdragon 888 processor in the Galaxy S21, which is said to add a 20% performance boost as compared to the Galaxy S20 performance. While you will notice the added performance boost due to the processor, some other aspects may be a slight downgrade. For example, the Galaxy S21 has a plastic back instead of a glass back, and there is no microSD card expansion for storage. Other feature highlights of the Galaxy S21 include a 6.2-inch Infinity-O display at 2400 x 1080, up to 256GB of internal storage, 8GB of RAM, a 4000 mAh battery, 10MP selfie camera, and a triple camera setup on the back with a 12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, and 64MP telephoto lens.

Price Comparison

Galaxy S20 LTE vs Galaxy S21 5G Pricing

Prices for used Galaxy S21 5G start at $174. Pricing data for Galaxy S20 LTE is not available at this time.

Specs Comparison



Size Galaxy S20 LTE Galaxy S21 5G
Width 69 mm 2.7 inches 71 mm 2.8 inches
Height 152 mm 6.0 inches 152 mm 6.0 inches
Depth 9 mm 0.4 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 163 g 5.8 ounces 170 g 6.0 ounces


Camera Galaxy S20 LTE Galaxy S21 5G
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024


Display Galaxy S20 LTE Galaxy S21 5G
Resolution 1440x3200 1080x2400
Screen Size 158 mm 6.2 in 158 mm 6.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 566 ppi 424 ppi


Battery Galaxy S20 LTE Galaxy S21 5G
Capacity 4000 mAh 4000 mAh
Longevity 17 hours 15 hours


Processor Galaxy S20 LTE Galaxy S21 5G
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G SM8250 (Kona) Samsung Exynos 2100 5G S5E9840

Color Choices

Galaxy S20 LTE

Available in 3 colors:

  • Cloud Blue
  • Gray
  • Pink

Which Galaxy S20 LTE color should you buy?

Galaxy S21 5G

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gray
  • Pink
  • Violet
  • White

Which color Galaxy S21 5G is the most popular?

Galaxy S20 LTE vs Galaxy S21 5G Colors

The Galaxy S20 LTE introduces two new colors not found in the Galaxy S21 5G color palette: Violet and White. Both the Galaxy S20 LTE and Galaxy S21 5G share two colors: Pink and Gray. However, the Galaxy S20 LTE does away with Cloud Blue, previously seen on the Galaxy S21 5G.

Storage Options

Galaxy S20 LTE

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which Galaxy S20 LTE storage should I buy?

Galaxy S21 5G

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which storage Galaxy S21 5G is the most popular?

Galaxy S20 LTE vs Galaxy S21 5G Storage

The Galaxy S21 5G introduces one new storage option not found on the Galaxy S20 LTE: 256GB. Both the Galaxy S20 LTE and Galaxy S21 5G share one storage option: 128GB.


Galaxy S20 LTE

No reviews at this time

Galaxy S21 5G

23 reviews 5.0 stars

Galaxy S20 LTE vs Galaxy S21 5G Reviews

Users rate the Galaxy S21 5G at 5.0 of 5.0 stars. Reviews for Galaxy S20 LTE are not currently available.

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