Have you spotted the incredible prices of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Google Pixel 6 and Xiaomi 12 smartphones for the French Days? But between these, which one is really made for you? Here are some cross comparisons to help you make your choice.
The three compared smartphones of the day do not have exactly the same design. Indeed, the Google Pixel 6 is distinguished by a block of optics at the back which occupies the entire width of the device. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G presents itself in a fairly classic way with photo sensors on the back which are very well integrated, taking up the color of the rest of the device. The Xiaomi 12 is a compact version of the Xiaomi 12 Pro with rounded lines to offer excellent grip. They are available in different colors. The lightest is the Samsung with 177 grams on the scale against 180 grams for the Xiaomi 12 and 207 grams for the Pixel 6 which starts to weigh in the hand but also in the pocket. The most compact is however the Xiaomi 12 with dimensions of 152.7×69.9 mm against 155.7×74.5 mm for the Samsung and 158.6×74.8 mm for the Google. It is the thinnest Samsung with 7.9 mm against 8.16 mm for the Xiaomi and 8.9 mm for the Pixel 6.
No problem for the power but which is the most efficient?
If you are looking for power, it is on the side of the Xiaomi 12 which must be looked at with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor which dominates the Snapdragon 888 installed in the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G exceeding the performance of the chipset developed by Google (but manufactured by Samsung Semiconductor), the Tensor of the Pixel 6. They are 8 GB of RAM with a 6 GB option for the Samsung and offer a minimum of 128 GB of storage space except for the Xiaomi 12 which is only available with 256 GB None can expand its internal memory. They are all three compatible with 5G, NFC and Bluetooth. The Xiaomi 12 and Google’s Pixel 6 offer Wi-Fi 6E against Wi-Fi 6 for the slightly less efficient Samsung. They have a fingerprint reader under the screen but that of the Xiaomi 12 goes further than the other two since it is able to give the real-time heart rate of the user. On the other hand, unlike the Samsung and the Google, it is not IP68 certified and therefore not waterproof and can only withstand splashes. Note the presence of an infrared transmitter to make it a universal remote control.
Remarkable screens on board
The diagonals of the screens of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G and Google Pixel 6 are identical, i.e. 6.4 inches on an AMOLED panel at 1080×2400 pixels, but the Samsung screen is better, supporting the HDR10+ standard for films and series as well as a refresh rate of 120 Hz against 90 Hz for the Google mobile, therefore with less fluid scrolling. The Xiaomi screen also uses a 6.28-inch AMOLED panel, this time at 120 Hz and with a sampling rate of 480 Hz, practical for games and HDR10 + and Dolby Vision compatibility, like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. The Xiaomi 12 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G have a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh against 4600 mAh for the Google mobile. But it is the Xiaomi that charges the fastest with the support of 67 watts against 30 watts for the Pixel 6 and only 25 watts for the Galaxy S21 FE 5G. All can be recharged wirelessly, by induction (the Xiaomi being the fastest too) and offer reverse charging.
Who takes the best photos?
Finally, for the photo part, the Xiaomi 12 has a configuration of 50 + 13 + 5 megapixels with a 32 megapixel sensor on the front against 50 + 12 megapixels on the back of the Google Pixel 6 which is equipped with a sensor 8-megapixel selfie camera. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G has three 12+12+8 megapixel sensors on the back and also a 32 megapixel lens on the front. According to DxOMark, the Pixel 6 obtained a score of 132 against 123 for the Xiaomi 12 and 120 for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, thus classifying the Google mobile as the best photophone in our comparison.